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    Future of Downtown: Downtown on Demand

    The Downtown Austin Alliance presents a celebration of the org's 30 years, highlighting findings from the annual State of Downtown report with a look toward the future. Keynote speaker SaulPaul shares wisdom and insight, and local artists and musicians provide entertainment. Tickets include food and drinks, swag, and a copy of the report, and every dollar raised supports DAA programs.
    Wed., May 17, 5pm. $100-850.  
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    International Ride of Silence

    Gather and ride bicycles to honor those hurt or killed while cycling. The event includes a silent ride with white "ghost" bikes and a gathering with a rally to demand the city work faster to install better cycling infrastructure.
    Wed., May 17, 7pm. Free.
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    Advance Care Planning Made Easy: How to Decide, Discuss, and Document Your End of Life Wishes

    According to a national survey, only about a quarter of us have discussed this important topic with our loved ones. This seminar with AARP will guide participants through all the essentials to bring peace of mind and make sure everyone is on the same page.
    Wed., May 17, 10:30am-3:30pm. Free, but registration required.  
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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 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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    Community Listening Session

    UT-Austin and Austin Justice Coalition collaborate to host a listening session to gather feedback from the community about the legal system.
    Wed., May 17, 5-7pm  
    Cherrywood Community Center, 1605 E. 38th 1/2
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    DAC Nights: ImPRESSive Flowers

    Need a little color in your home or office as we head into summer? At this event you can use a flower press to preserve the memories of spring and trade plants with other botanical enthusiasts. Some plants will be available to get things going, but bring your own to multiply the beauty and fun!
    Wed., May 17, 7-9pm. Free; registration encouraged.  
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    Discover The Benefits of Worker Co-ops

    Worker co-op expert Drew De Los Santos will provide the basics of worker ownership and help prepare participants to explore joining or starting a worker co-op of their own.
    Wed., May 17, 6pm. Free.  
    Online
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    Donate Blood, Get Free Queso

    We Are Blood partners with Kerbey Lane to reward blood donors with a free queso voucher.
    May 15-31. Free.  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    Emergency Preparedness Pop-Up

    The first 25 guests receive an emergency supply kit.
    Wed., May 17, 1-4pm. Free.
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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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    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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    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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