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    Texas Burlesque Festival

    Looking for an exciting, titillating night out? You'll find it over three days at this festival featuring the legendary Penny Starr Sr., fresh off her appearance on America’s Got Talent and this year's reigning King of Burlesque, P. NoNoire. With too much talent to fit in the originally planned two days, they added a Thursday mixer and performance at Kick Butt Coffee (5775 Airport), with the remaining shows at the Long Center.
    May 11-13. Thu., 7pm; Fri.-Sat., 8pm. $40 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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    Adopt Late Night

    The Austin Animal Center stays open late and offers free adoptions.
    Fri., May 12, 1-9pm  
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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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    CMSWire CONNECT Customer Experience Conference

    Those in the field of marketing and customer experience won't want to miss this conference, featuring speakers like Scott Galloway, Ice-T, and reps from Lululemon, Intuit, LinkedIn, Charles Schwab, MorningStar, JP Morgan Chase, and many others.
    May 10-12  
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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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    Great Futures Spring Luncheon

    Join Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area for a luncheon with keynote speaker Chris Del Conte, VP and athletics director at UT-Austin.
    Fri., May 12. $300 and up.
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    Imaginary Stereo 029

    Celebrate dadaLab's fifth anniversary with a night of live electronic and beat music performances, plus live visuals by Color Burn.
    Fri., May 12. $5.  
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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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    Karaoke With Katelynn

    Belt out some tunes with local musician Katelynn Garza.
    Fri., May 12, 10:30pm. Free; 21 and up.  
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    May Flower Candle Pouring Workshop

    Craft a soy wax candle with floral oils that could make a great Mother's Day gift, and get a souvenir glass with four complimentary pours to enjoy as you craft.
    Fri., May 12, 7pm. $42.
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    Sip & Shop Celebrating Mothers & Women

    The letterpress design studio and shop will showcase new merchandise, serve complimentary vino, and offer a 15% discount on everything. Made in Cookware will display a small selection and offer discounts as well.
    Fri., May 12, 4-7:30pm
    Letterpress PLAY, 2002 S. Congress
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    Sip N Stroll: Wild & Free

    Let loose and be free as you stroll through downtown shops with a commemorative glass and tote, tasting spirits and bites from area restaurants.
    Fri., May 12. $35.
    Historic Downtown Buda
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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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    Wooldridge Square Park Marker Dedication Ceremony

    Dress comfortably for an outdoor event.
    Fri., May 12, 10am  
    900 Guadalupe

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