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    KLBJ Presents Arc Angels, Madam Radar

    As Doyle Bramhall II heads to Japan with Eric Clapton ahead of their appearance at the Royal Albert Hall tribute to Jeff Beck, the Southpaw Stratocaster samurai sweeps through town to jam with supergroup Arc Angels. Co-axe murderer Charlie Sexton pauses Elvis Costello commitments, Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton does the same with Kenny Wayne Shepherd roadwork, and new bassist Eric Holden climbs aboard to revisit 1992’s Steve Van Zandt-produced Geffen Records sleeper Arc Angels. Austin standards from it including “Living in a Dream,” “Paradise Cafe,” “Sent by Angels,” “Sweet Nadine,” and more should shake the stone palace.
    Thu., May 4, 7pm  
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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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    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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    CAIN's Live and in Color Tour

    CAIN and special guests Katy Nichole and David Leonard invite the audience to show up in orange; they've chosen a certain color for each tour stop.
    Thu., May 4, 7pm. $15 and up.  
    Life Austin Amphitheatre, 8901 Hwy. 71 W.
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    City Council Regular Meeting

    See agenda for details, and follow along on ATXN.
    Twice monthly on a Thursday; find details online  
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    City Council Regular Meeting

    See agenda for details, and follow along on ATXN.
    Thu., May 4, 10am  
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    Come to the Dark Side Rave

    With Bird Peterson aka Emperor Purp-atine. May the Fourth be with you!
    Thu., May 4. Free.  
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    Create & Heal: Vision Board Party

    Learn how to manifest good health, wealth, and happiness at a vision board party that will inspire you to dream and take action. Bring a friend and enjoy refreshments, yesterday's R&B classics, and a raffle surprise. Participants must RSVP to receive a vision board poster and are encouraged to bring magazines to share within the workshop.
    Thu., May 4, 6pm  
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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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    Guide to Dungeons and Dragons

    Every month the group will dive into a different aspect of one of the most popular tabletop role-playing games of all time, and you can join online or in person.
    First Thursdays, 6:30pm  
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    How to Start a Co-op

    Join co-op experts Annelies Lottman and Drew De Los Santos for a step-by-step explanation of how to start a cooperative, from forming your steering committee to finalizing your bylaws and everything in between.
    Thu., May 4, 10am. Free.  
    Online
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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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    Latino Moonlight Serenades

    Float on kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards to a quiet area on the lake to enjoy live serenades by local Latino musicians with a beautiful view.
    First Thursdays April-June; last Thursdays July-September, 7pm  
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    May the Fourth Be With Y'all

    Featuring local and national artists, live music, costume contests, dance performers, Jedi battles, marching bands, Star Wars trivia, photo booths, and appearances from the local 501st garrison. The early portion of the event is kid-friendly.
    Thu., May 4, 6pm-12mid
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    Modern Buddhism: Connecting to the Joy in Our Mind

    With mental health issues on the rise, many people are turning to Buddha’s timeless wisdom for advice and guidance to develop a balanced and peaceful mind. This wisdom helps us to recognize our potential for happiness, love and other good qualities. With practice we will gain a sense of optimism and inner strength and be of great benefit to our family, friends and everyone around us with the power of our peaceful mind.
    Thu., May 4, 7pm. $25.  
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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.
    Thursdays, 7pm. Free.  
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    Star Wars Day at Pinballz

    May the Fourth be with you! This May 4, play all your classic Star Wars arcade faves for half price at all Pinballz arcades, and grab an out-of-this-galaxy themed cocktail at the Kingdom and Lake Creek locations.
    Thu., May 4  
    Austin-area Pinballz Arcades
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    Star Wars Trivia

    Dust off your lightsaber for a night of trivia on the first three movies.
    Thu., May 4, 7-9pm. $7.  
    Whichcraft Tap Room, 1900 Simond
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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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    TPA Trivia Night

    Put your arts & entertainment knowledge to the test at a fun trivia night with Texas Performing Arts, with prizes from TPA and Alamo Drafthouse.
    Thu., May 4, 7pm. Free.  
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    Volunteer Days at ACR

    Organized types will have fun volunteering to help Austin Creative Reuse sort through donated items, roll fabric, and detangle yarn. Registration required.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays  
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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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