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    Austin Record Convention

    Dealers, collectors, and aficionados gather to share vinyl, CDs, cassettes, posters, shirts, and other music memorabilia from hundreds of vendors. Early-bird shoppers get a day of early access Friday as well as early admission on Saturday and Sunday.
    Sept. 29-Oct. 1. $5; $30 for early shop.  
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    Asian World Night Market

    Come hungry to this Asian food festival out in Hutto, featuring more than 60 different food and drink vendors from all over Asia, as well as Asian-inspired arts and gifts. It's a family-friendly event that includes live music, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, and much more. Bonus: 1,000 free parking spots and shuttle service.
    Fri.-Sat., Sept. 29-30, 4-10pm. $12.  
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    St. Elias Mediterranean Festival

    At this 89th annual festival, you'll enjoy Mediterranean cuisine such as flaky spanakopita, savory shawarma, and delectable baklava – plus wine, cocktails, dancing, and live music across two days of delightful Hellenic glory. Opa!
    Sept. 29-30. Fri., 6-11pm; Sat., noon-11pm. $5 (free on Saturday, noon-4pm).  
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    ACL Festival Load-In Closures

    As the massive ACL Fest gets geared up, the city has issued a reminder that there will be various road and park closures leading up to the festival that starts Oct. 6. Get all the details and a handy map online.
    Sept. 25-Oct. 5  
    Zilker Park and surrounding area
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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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    ATX Music Creative Hub Conversations

    The city hosts sessions to discuss community needs and desires for possible creative hubs providing space and resources for artists of all kinds at Carver Museum (11am) and the Mexican American Culture Center (2pm).
    Sat., Sept. 30  
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    Battle for Hope

    A full day of events focused on veteran wellness, including boxing matches between military members, law enforcement, and firefighters, with special matches between adaptive athletes. There'll be a vendor showcase with local businesses, nonprofit orgs, and more, plus guest speakers, food trucks, kids' activities, and antique car show, and more.
    Sat., Sept. 30, 1-11pm. $12.50-15.  
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    Black Austin History Tours at the Oakwood Chapel

    Angela Thornton will lead tours to talk about the Historic Colored Grounds and the burials that were segregated by race and class in the 1800s. There are many individuals buried in this section that represent Black excellence and are inspirations today. Thornton can also offer history about the chapel and online resources to learn more.
    Through Dec. 16. Saturdays, 12:30pm. Free.  
    Oakwood Chapel, 1601 Navasota
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    Border Talks

    An afternoon of storytelling and education with Guatemalan human rights activist Luis Gutierrez and Rio Grande Valley-based attorney, author, and human rights activist Jennifer Harbury.
    Sat., Sept. 30, 1-3pm. Free.  
    Friends Meeting of Austin, 3701 E. MLK
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    Bye Bye Summer

    "Fall" in love with Bastrop at a celebration of arts and culture, with art gallery and studio tours, live sketching, historic homes, live music, and unique food and drinks.
    Sat., Sept. 30, 10am-7pm. Free.  
    Downtown Bastrop
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    Caminata de Conservación/Conservation Walk

    Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on a bilingual conservation walk exploring and learning about trails, native and invasive species, and more.
    Sat., Sept. 30, 9:30am. Free.
    Pease Park Tudor Cottage & Terrace, 1100 Kingsbury
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    Donate Blood, Get a Free T-Shirt

    We Are Blood wraps up September by offering rocking WAB T-shirts for blood and platelet donors.
    Sept. 15-30. Free.  
    We Are Blood donation centers and mobile drives
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    Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival

    It's the third and final year for this family-friendly fest on the beautifully shaded farmstead, with tons of activities beyond the pumpkin patch: live music, shopping, art, games, a hay maze, armadillo races, camel and pony rides, a petting zoo, and so much more.
    Sept. 23-Oct. 29. Sat.-Sun., 10am-7pm. $15; free for seniors and kids under 3.  
    Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead, 419 Founders Park Rd., Dripping Springs
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    Fall Plant Fundraiser

    A couple dozen vendors will be on hand at the organic marketplace, and you can preorder transplants online to pick up.
    Sat., Sept. 30, 10am-2pm. Free (membership encouraged).  
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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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    Gardening Workshop With Farmshare Austin

    Learn the basics of transplanting, the technique of moving plants from one place to another, so they can grow and thrive. You'll even get your own one from the farm to rehome.
    Sat., Sept. 30, 9:30am. $20.  
    3608 River Road, Cedar Creek
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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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    Hotel Viata’s End of Summer Pool Party

    Enjoy summer-inspired cocktails and poolside bites, or go big and book a private cabana for you and your friends. Special spa treatments are available as well for a VIP experience.
    Sat., Sept. 30, noon-5pm. Free.  
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    Learn to Farm

    Farmshare Austin's Farmer Starter program is an immersive training program on a working, certified organic, diversified vegetable farm designed to provide aspiring farmers with the essential skills and training needed to manage a sustainable farming business. Get more info and apply online.
    Applications due Oct. 1
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    North Loop Pop Up

    Shop dozens of small businesses offering vintage clothing and decor, art, jewelry, plants, records, and lots more, plus a vinyl set from Tropicana Joe.
    Sat., Sept. 30, 10am-4pm. Free.
    Beardbrand, 1000 E. 51st
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    Paws on Chicon Doggy and Cat Drag Show

    A "fur-tastic" fashion show where drag queens and pets perform in glam outfits. Plus over 50 vendors, food, music, and raffle gift baskets valed at $75 or higher. Funds raised through raffle tickets go to Out Youth and Roland Silly Goose Crew.
    Sat., Sept. 30, 11am-3pm. Free.  
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    Seconds Sale at Feats of Clay Pottery

    Every artist holds their work to a certain standard, and some of that work doesn't make the cut. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so find your treasure at this special sale.
    Sat., Sept. 30, noon-5pm. Free.
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    Slow Fashion Festival

    A three-day event cultivating connection, community, and awareness around the slow fashion movement includes activations, panels, a market, an art gallery, and fashion show.
    Fri.-Sun., Sept. 29-Oct. 1. $10-50.
    Factory on 5th, 3409 E. Fifth
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    Talkin' With Texans

    Get registered to vote and tell local community leaders in the Democratic Party how you would like to be heard come election time this November.
    Sat., Sept. 30, 7-9pm  
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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 Builders Welcome at Habitat for Humanity

    Austin Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers age 18 and up in their construction program to assist in building six new homes in Northeast Austin, with shifts Saturdays and weekdays through December.
    Ongoing

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