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    Best of Austin Market Party

    Celebrate this year's Best of Austin winners at a party with local vendors, drink specials, and fun activities and entertainment including Austin-themed games with Get It Gals Trivia, live performances, photo ops, food trucks, and more. Featuring tunes from Austin Music Awards winner DJ Chorizo Funk and a Girl Guitar showcase featuring Abandoned by Mandy and Super Tight; drink specials benefiting Austin Pets Alive!; and food truck options Matador, Perfect Bite, and Brunch Club ATX.
    Sat., June 17, 1-5pm. Free with RSVP.  
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    Stay Black & Live Juneteenth Festival

    The fourth annual fest on the theme "Austin Family Reunion" offers several days of programming, from community kickbacks, dance parties, cookouts, and live music to dynamic conversations with thought leaders, educators and public scholars. Grammy nominee SaulPaul, Grammy winner Pamela Dawson, James Beard honoree Michael T. Twitty, and Pulitzer winner Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed are just a few of the highlights of the weeklong festivities.
    June 12-19
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    Oddities & Curiosities Expo

    Over 150 oddity vendors and artists will take over the Palmer Events Center, welcoming people from all walks of life who enjoy the strange and unusual: taxidermy, preserved animal specimens, original horror and Halloween-inspired artwork, antiques, skulls, bones, funeral collectibles, and more, in addition to activities and entertainment like tarot reading and sideshow performers.
    Sat., June 17, 10am-6pm. $10-15; kids 12 and under, free.  
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    Adult Skate Night

    Leave the rugrats at home and enjoy the roller rink with other grownups.
    Tuesdays, 7-11pm; Saturdays, 9pm-midnight  
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    Ancestral Memory Jug Display

    See jugs made by 16 Bastrop Freedom Colony descendants in honor of family members who survived plantation slavery to build thriving black educational, cultural, and religious institutions for the generations to come in Central Texas.
    June 15-19, 11am-3pm. Free.
    Bastrop Co. African American Cultural Center, 1303 Pine St., Bastrop
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    Austin Cosplay Swap Meet

    Buy, sell, or trade cosplay garments, wigs, props, accessories, and such.
    Sat., June 17, 12:30-5:30pm. Free.
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    ¡Cumbia Night!

    Start with a dance lesson from Cumbia Austin (9:30-10pm), then practice those moves along with music from a DJ and three live bands. This special edition also bids adiós to conguera Sevylla del Mazo, who'll soon be departing to Tennessee.
    Sat., June 17, 9pm. $10 cash at the door.  
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    Bastrop Juneteenth Celebration

    The Family Freedom Festival continues a decades-long tradition with a parade down Main Street followed by a celebration at Fisherman's Park with live music, DJs, food and small-business vendors, family competitions, and activities for the whole family, capped off with an evening musical performance.
    Sat., June 17, 10am. Free.
    Downtown Bastrop
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    Black West Austin Driving Tour

    Join Neill-Cochran House Museum for a tour of West Austin African American history beginning at the museum and winding through historic sites of Wheatville and Clarksville, two of the original fifteen freedman communities established in Austin after the end of the Civil War. The tour includes access to videos for each stop that explore the history of the site and create connections between the past and present.
    June 14-25  
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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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    Central Texas Juneteenth

    Honor Juneteenth, which commemorates the 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, with a parade through East Austin in the morning and a celebration at Rosewood Park with live entertainment, music, and food going from noon to 9pm.
    Sat., June 17, 9:30am-9pm
    Parade: MLK & Salina to Chestnut & Pleasant Valley; festival, 2300 Rosewood
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    Comedy Night: Amuse Line Is It Anyway?

    Austin's first indoor foam dart sports arena offers blasters and belly laughs with a night of Nerf battles starting at 8 and a hilarious show with Comedy Sportz Austin at 10pm.
    Sat., June 17, 8pm. $30; $15 for comedy show only.
    Dart’em Up, 13776 U.S. Highway 183 #104
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    Eighteen65: The People’s Observance – A Juneteenth Celebration

    Origin Studio House offers a live DJ, cocktails, and food vendors at a Juneteenth kickback that is a modern celebration of the Black experience in Austin and the U.S., "enjoying the space to be freely 'us' with all the freedoms our ancestors were not afforded.”
    Sat., June 17, 6-10pm. $20.  
    Origin Studio House, 2925 E. 12th
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    Fall Registration Open

    Austin Community College is now registering for the fall semester, offering more than 100 programs including associate degrees, workforce certificates, and more. ACC offers free support and resources to students like tutoring, advising, and financial guidance. Classes start Aug. 21.
    Ongoing  
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    Father's Day at Pioneer Farms

    Enjoy some quality time with dear old Dad learning 1800s card games like Faro, seeing a frontier saloon display, watching a bladesmithing class taught by Forged in Fire national champion Chris Farrell, touring the 1800s history sites with a guide, or listening to music in the historic dance hall.
    Sat., June 17, 10am-3pm  
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    Father's Day Bullseyes & Brews

    Make Father's Day awesome with axe-throwing and beers. First round is on Urban Axes!
    Sat.-Sun., June 17-18. $40.  
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    Free Meditation Classes

    Get a brief intro and experience Sahaja Yoga, a method of meditation that takes you beyond mental, emotional, and physical activity and allows you to experience the true self which lies within.
    Tuesdays, 7:15pm; Saturdays, 10:30am. Free.
    Sahaja Yoga Meditation Center, 8711 Burnet Rd. Suite A-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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    Karaoke With Molly

    Free; 21 and up.
    Sat., June 17, 10pm. Free.  
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    Kinda Tropical Vintage Market

    Decades in Retro has curated a fab lineup of vintage dealers offering clothing, jewelry, home goods, art, and more, and DJ Tropicana Joe will spin island faves.
    Sat., June 17, noon-6pm. Free.  
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    Latinitas Purple Party

    Play blackjack and give back at this casino night party benefiting the nonprofit that's been supporting and educating Austin kids for 21 years.
    Sat., June 17, 6-10pm  
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    Leyte Dance Theatre: Padayaw

    Leyte Dance Theatre showcases the culture and traditions of the Filipino people through music and dance with colorful costumes and graceful dance movements.
    Sat., June 17, 5:30pm. Prices vary.  
    Sunfield Station Event Center, 2610 Main, Buda
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    Live Band Karaoke With The Screamalongs

    Got rock star dreams? Hop onstage and sing your fave rock, punk, emo, and metal songs with a real band.
    Sat., June 17 & July 15, 9pm-12mid (signups start at 8:30). Free.
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    Ninja Nation Sneak Peek

    Kids and adults can see what the soon-to-open Ninja Nation has to offer at its sneak peek events with a mobile obstacle course.
    Sat., June 3 & 17, 10am-1pm. Free.
    Ninja Nation, 6500 N. Lamar
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    Pioneer Ghost Tour

    Explore one of the most haunted sites around at the historic farm with Austin Ghost Tours. If you're a fan of history and haunts, this one's for you!
    Third Saturdays, 7pm  
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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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    Volunteer Opportunity: Call for Homestay Families

    Families are needed July 22-26 to host teen girls from the Middle East, North Africa, and the U.S. who'll be visiting Austin to learn about STEM careers. Background check required.
    Ongoing. Free.  
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    We Are Blood Giving Away Coolest T-Shirt In Town

    You know what else is cool? Helping the community through blood and platelet donations. Find a center or drive online or call 512/206-1266.
    June 16-30. Free.  
    We Are Blood donation centers & mobile drives
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    We Are Blood Giving Double Campaign

    Double your giving this month in one fell swoop: Blood and platelet donors at We Are Blood can choose either Central Texas Food Bank or Austin Humane Society as recipients of a $5 donation from WRB. As part of the campaign, they'll host blood drives at Austin Humane Society (124 W. Anderson, Thu., June 15, 11am-1:30pm) and at the Central Texas Food Bank (6500 Metropolis, Tue., June 20, 11am-2pm).
    June 1-30. Free.
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives

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