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    Austin Greek Festival

    Experience the spirit of Greece with delectable Greek food and drink, dancing, live entertainment from Greece, shopping, and more at this fun, family-friendly event. Opa!
    May 26-28. Fri.-Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun., noon-10pm. $5; kids under 10, free.
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      Hot Luck Fest

      Local celebrity chef and James Beard award winner Aaron Franklin's Hot Luck Festival is back, with four days of food and music over Memorial Day weekend benefiting the Southern Smoke Foundation, which supports hospitality industry workers. Dozens of chefs from Texas and beyond will offer their culinary delights, and live music will be offered at Mohawk each night.
      Thu.-Sun., May 25-28. Individual tickets and "Whole Enchilada" passes available.  
      Various locations
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      Final Fridays: Piecing It Together

      Be creative and inspired at a free hands-on collaging workshop with art supplies provided, led by artist and author Spike Gillespie.
      Fri., May 26, 10am-noon. Free.  
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      A Midsummer Night's Dream

      Inspired Minds presents the beguiling Shakespeare comedy.
      May 19-21 & 26-28. $12.  
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      Austin Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Wanted!

      Habitat is looking for folks ages 18 and up to assist in building six new homes in Northeast Austin. You'll learn new skills, do something great for the community, and maybe get a free T-shirt.
      Ongoing
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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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      Blue Star Museums

      The Bullock Museum is part of a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America, which means active duty military members and their families get free exhibit admission all summer, from Armed Forces Day to Labor Day.
      May 20-Sept. 4  
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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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      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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      Stress Release Evening

      Take a mental break during Mental Health Awareness Month with coloring, paper plane construction, meditation, and some tasty sour beers.
      Fri., May 26, noon-10pm. Prices vary.
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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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