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    Cinco de Mayo With Esquina Tango

    Esquina Tango and Veracruz All Natural join forces to offer a fun-filled celebration led by Austin fave DJ Chorizo Funk. Tamales and more tasty treats will be served, as will free margaritas!
    Wed., May 5, 6-8pm  
    Veracruz All Natural, 2505 Webberville Rd.
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    Business Model Canvas Webinar

    This workshop equips new and aspiring social entrepreneurs with the knowledge and techniques to quickly turn their ideas into revenue-generating businesses. Taught by Lance McNeill, program manager for the city of Austin's Small Business Program.
    Wed., May 5, 11am. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Cinco de Mayo at Geraldine's

    Celebrate poolside with Volcán tequila margaritas, frozen palomas, and ranch waters, featuring live music from DJ Kick It.
    Wed., May 5, 1-6pm  
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    Cinco de Mayo at Pinballz

    Hit the arcade and get deals on margs and the Texas trio: guac, salsa, and queso.
    Wed., May 5  
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    Cinco de Mayo at Roosevelt Room

    Expert mixologists will be serving up $7 RR margaritas and $8 mezcal margaritas all night.
    Wed., May 5  
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    Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

    DJ Kick It provides the music to accompany tasty tacos and specials on margs, mezcal, tequila, and paleta shots.
    Wed., May 5, 6-10pm  
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    Cinco de Mayo With Mariachis

    Specials on paleta shots, tequila, mezcal, and margaritas, with music from Mariachi Los Toros and DJ Spicy, plus killer Mich­oacán-inspired cuisine.
    Wed., May 5, 5-11pm  
    Gabriela's Downtown, 900 E. Seventh
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    City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

    Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
     
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    Digital Psychology Webinar

    Chris Aarons, founder and principal of Chris Aarons Strategy and Marketing, discusses the psychology of marketing and how you can use the information to grow your business.
    Wed., May 5, 1pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Esquina Tango Outdoor Classes

    Esquina Tango has a full calendar of socially distanced, donation-based outdoor classes like samba, salsa aerobics, and of course, tango. Check out the full calendar online.
    Ongoing  
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    Mother's Day at Diamonds Direct

    After a challenging year, it's time to celebrate the person who got us through it all: Mom. Join: Diamonds Direct as they say “cheers” to the moms this Mother’s Day! The Austin jeweler has curated an: exceptional collection of diamond and gemstone jewelry that is meaningful and affordable for any budget, from: stackable rings to earrings, bracelets, pendants, and more. View the curated gift guide online then visit the Domain showroom; virtual appointments, curbside pickup, and private appointments are available.
    May 5-9  
    Diamonds Direct, 11104 Domain Dr.
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    National Small Business Week Classes and Business Coaching Hours

    Are you a small-business owner in need of mentoring? Register to receive confidential one-on-one coaching from experts who can help put you on the right path. During National Small Business Week, business coaching is offered daily from 1-2pm.
    May 3-7, 1-2pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Outdoor Reuse Market: Call for Vendors

    Are you a vendor who uses at least 50% reused or reclaimed materials in your handmade goods? Austin Creative Reuse is taking applications for their June 26-27 outdoor market.
    Deadline: May 15. $10.  
    Apply online
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    Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

    Have you wanted to learn blacksmithing, crochet, leatherwork, sewing, candlemaking, or cheesemaking? The historic Pioneer Farms offers courses in all these and more. Check the calendar and sign up today to learn a fun new skill.
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    Pub Quiz at Baker Street

    Triviaficionados are welcome to join this COVID-cautious quiz to compete for prizes.
    Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Free.  
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    RENT: Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants

    The RENT Assistance Program application portal is now open, and provides $25 million of direct support for income-eligible Austin renters who are financially impacted by COVID-19. Get all the eligibility details and apply online, or call 512/488-1397.
     
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    Repeat Platelet Donors Get Special Gift

    Platelet donors at We Are Blood will receive a limited-edition "Donate Platelets Y'all" T-shirt when they donate twice in May. Appointments required; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    May 1-31. Free.  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Small Business Week

    For Small Business Week, the city's Economic Development Department has put together a full schedule of webinars designed to educate small-business owners, as well as daily coaching sessions. Get details at austinchronicle.com/events or the city's website.
    May 3-7  
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    Understanding Business Taxes

    Preparation of business tax returns can be very complex in light of the ever-changing tax laws. This two-day course can help you gain familiarity with the tax forms, due dates, and the financial information required to accurately complete various business tax returns.
    May 4-5, 9-11am. Free.  
    Virtual
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    YWCA Warmline

    Call the YWCA of Greater Austin's "Warmline" to get support amidst the isolation of COVID-19.
    Mon.-Thu., 9am-8pm; Fri., 9am-5pm; Sat., noon-4pm  
    Via phone: 512/548-9922

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