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    Taste of Mexico

    Join Mexic-Arte Museum for this art-education fundraiser that's also one of the leading Mexican-inspired culinary events of the year, celebrating Cinco de Mayo with tastings of creative cuisines and delicious drinks – from Licha's, Curra's, Eldorado, Masa y Mas, Bulevar, Maudie's, Dulce Vida Tequila, and many more.
    Wed., May 3, 5-9pm. $75 and up.  
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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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    Belles & Chimes Pinball Meetup

    Women and nonbinary pinball players are welcome to join this casual pinball group for all levels, meeting at Bender Bar on first Wednesdays of the month and Cidercade on third Wednesdays.
    First & third Wednesdays, 8pm  
    Bender Bar, 321 W. Ben White #300; Cidercade, 600 E. Riverside
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    Blue Action Block Walks & Phone Banking

    Area Democrats wanting to get involved are welcome to join Blue Action to help get out the vote for the May 6 election.
    Ongoing
    Various locations
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    Blue Genie Art Bazaar's May Market

    We always shop Blue Genie Art Bazaar during the winter holiday season, but we don't have to wait seven more months! At this spring market, see the work of more than 100 regional artisans and craftspeople and pick up gifts for Mother's or Father's Day, graduation, weddings, or any other spring/summer occasion. Raffles, samples, and demos will be offered throughout the show.
    Through May 29. Fri.-Sun. (and Memorial Day), 10am-8pm. Free.
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    Butterfly Trail Workday

    The Zilker Botanical Garden seeks volunteers to work along with staff on a variety of projects. They'll provide the necessary tools and materials, but feel free to bring any personal favorites.
    Wed., May 3, noon  
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    Find Your Spark Benefit

    Join in to raise funds for Camp Fire Central Texas' STEAM-based youth programming, with an evening of small plates, a silent auction, a raffle, and drinks and activities to enjoy throughout the Wildflower Center.
    Wed., May 3, 6-9pm. $135-215.
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    Free Vaccine Clinics

    Get flu and COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday at El Buen Samaritano, 7000 Woodhue, and Wednesday at Kealing Middle School,1607 Pennsylvania Ave. No proof of citizenship or insurance required.
    May 2-3. Tue., 10am-1pm; Wed., 4-7pm  
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    Fresh for Less Mobile Markets

    This program from the city of Austin, run by Farmshare Austin, has opened new market locations. There are now six weekly markets around town that sell Texas-grown produce, eggs, honey, and other groceries all at reduced prices. Most major cards are accepted at these markets and if you are a SNAP customer, you can also use your Lone Star card and Double Up Food Bucks. Locations and schedules are subject to change, so check the current info online to find one near you.
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    Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    The masters of minutiae present trivia games for prizes, covering everything from Hungary to The Hunger Games, science to sports, the Billboard Hot 100 to Better Call Saul. Find them at watering holes all over town each week.
    Ongoing
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    John Slatin AccessU

    AccessU is the No. 1 training conference in accessible digital design and is trusted by professionals nationwide. Whether you’re a designer, code slinger, researcher, manager, or any other role, AccessU is the best way to deepen your learning, strengthen your skills, and expand your network. Attend in person or online, and consider volunteering: the conference seeks volunteers for the help desk, AV/tech support, and session moderators. Volunteers are encouraged to apply by May 1, but may do so through May 8.
    Tue.-Fri., May 9-12. Get full schedule of conference and after-hours events online. $445-895.  
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    Live at the Hive: Open Mic

    Bring your passions, bring your talents, bring your friends, and be a part of the Hive.
    Wednesdays, 6:30-10pm. Free.
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    Mother's Day Picnics & Bouquets

    The Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy teams up with Antonelli’s and Good Juju Flowers to offer a special surprise for Mom. Preorder a picnic platter and add an optional bouquet, then pick up your goodies and enjoy some quality time in the gorgeous garden.
    Order by May 7 for May 13-14 pickup. $52-106.  
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    National Small Business Week

    The city's Economic Development Department will host a series of free, open virtual and in-person sessions to help Austin’s small businesses, creatives, cooperatives, and nonprofits. Check out the full schedule online.
    May 1-5  
    Various locations
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    Small Batch Trivia From Geeks Who Drink

    Join a short & sweet trivia game with five rounds of five questions each, including audio and visual elements.
    Wednesdays, 7pm. Free.  
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    Texas State Parks Photo Contest

    Capture your adventures at Texas State Parks. Explore a new trail, discover a cool critter, or catch an awesome sunset, then submit your pics or tag them on social media (#TexasStateParks and #TexasParks100) to win parks passes or H-E-B gift cards.
    Deadline: Nov. 27  
    Submit online
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    We Are Blood Baseball Cap Giveaway

    Get ready for sunny weather with a fresh new cap as a reward for donating blood or platelets.
    May 1-14  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives

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