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    November 2022 General Election

    Vote anywhere you see a "Vote Here/Vote Aquí" sign, and learn about what's on the ballot at austinchronicle.com/elections. Need help getting to the polls? Capital Metro is waiving all fares on election day, including bus, rail, and pickup services, and bike rental service MetroBike is free with the code BIKETOVOTE2022. Lyft is offering half-price rides to the polls with the code VOTE22. You can also request a ride from RideShare2Vote.com. Remember: If you're in line by 7pm, you are allowed to vote. Learn more about voting rights here.
    Election day: Tue., Nov. 8  
    Travis County
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    All Dolled Up: Playing With Identity in 1940s Paper Dolls

    An exhibit demonstrating the cultural messages conveyed to girls in the Forties, with a collection donated to UT's School of Human Ecology. A reception includes the chance for visitors to construct their own paper dolls.
    Nov. 4-17. Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm; reception: Thu., Nov. 10, 2:30pm. Free.
    UT Admin. Bldg., 1616 Guadalupe
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    Reuse on the Runway

    A community fashion show featuring more than 65 local designers with a focus on inclusivity, reuse, and challenging how we look at fashion.
    Fri., Nov. 4, 7-10pm. $5-100.  
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    "Texas Governors and Their Times, 1846-1946"

    This exhibit showcases materials from the State Archives documenting the official work and daily business of the state’s chief executive spanning 100 years. Can't visit in person? It's available to explore online.
    Sept. 19, 2022-May 15, 2023. Free.
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    Friday Night Fever

    Strap on your boogie shoes for disco house music, a bounce house, and a massive silent disco.
    Fri., Nov. 4, 7pm. $25-40.
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    Girlstart's Annual Game Changers Luncheon

    Celebrate the nonprofit org's 25th anniversary and help raise critical funds to support Girlstart’s nationally recognized afterschool programs, which reach more than 2,000 girls in high-need schools across the country.
    Fri., Nov. 4, 11am  
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    Hill Country Galleria Ice Rink

    Find it between the Bee Cave Public Library and the Hill Country Galleria lawn.
    Through Jan. 2. $15 to skate; reservations encouraged.
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    Monkeypox Resources

    Monkeypox is still on the scene, and Austin Public Health has expanded the availability of vaccines; check your eligibility via a survey with Wellness Equity Alliance via the link below. If you have symptoms, see your health care provider for testing. If you do not have a provider, call APH at 512/972-5560.
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    Platelet Donors Urgently Needed

    A growing community means a growing need for platelets, which are a crucial component of blood used for cancer patients, people with traumatic injuries, and pediatric transplant patients. In an effort to ramp up platelet donations, We Are Blood launched “Power Up,” a program that awards donors who donate five times by Nov. 30. Donors can choose one of four exclusive prizes: an embroidered windbreaker, Alamo movie passes, a tote, or backpack. Schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Nov. 30  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Rock for Our Rights: Benefit for Prrowess

    Grandma Mousey, Bridey Murphy, and more perform to raise funds for the reproductive rights org.
    Fri., Nov. 4. $10 suggested donation.
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    Roots & Wings Festival

    Celebrate trees, butterflies, bees, and nature in our city with over 50 events happening throughout the city, with special significance this year as Austin was recently certified as a Bee City USA affiliate.
    Through Nov. 5  
    Citywide
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    Texas Keeper Cider Trivia Night

    Trivia 512 hosts a fun night for masters of minutiae.
    Fridays, 7-9pm. Free.  
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    The 47th Annual Garage & Estate Sale

    A unique opportunity to select from tens of thousands of items at bargain prices, ranging from jewelry to tools, vintage collectibles, and children’s clothing.
    Preview party Wed., Nov. 2, 7-10pm; sale Fri.-Sun., Nov. 4-6. Free and ticketed shopping events.  
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    The Black Fund Now Accepting Applications

    The Austin Community Foundation has opened a request for proposals for the Black Fund, which will award 16 grants totaling $340,000 in first round of funding to "unleash the power of Black-led organizations and uplift solutions to benefit the Black community in Central Texas." Get details and apply online.
    Deadline: Nov. 18  
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    The Chamber of Comics

    Laugh till you cry, drink whatcha want, and have world-class musicians groove you into the next act at this first-Friday variety show hosted by Kiko Villamizar.
    First Fridays, 8-10pm. $20.  
    Chambers Theatre, 121 Main St., Buda
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    UV Night Walk

    Join Central Texas Mycological Society for a nocturnal walk with mycologist and photographer Alan Rockefeller to look for night pollinators, glowing plants, fungus, lichens, and more. Get creative with glowing outfits to see in the UV light.
    Fri., Nov. 4, 6-9pm. $15 and up.
    Central Austin; location emailed with ticket
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    Volunteer With TCDP

    With election day coming right up and early voting in progress right now, the Travis County Democratic Party is out in full force and could use help getting out the vote. Sign up online for one of their many volunteer opportunities all over town.
    Ongoing  
    Various locations

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