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    Afternoon Tea

    Sometimes you just want to get fancy, put on a flouncy flowered hat, and enjoy the finer things. Austin English Tea Co. and the historic Neill-Cochran House Museum collab for this delightful day inspired by teatimes held by Mrs. Neill way back in the 1880s. Sample NCHM-branded teas along with bubbly and a selection of scones, jams, clotted cream, and tea sandwiches, from the classic cucumber/cream cheese to the more daring hummus with carrot relish. Cap it all off with a French macaron or millionaire bar before you say “Cheerio.” – Kat McNevins
    Sat., May 18
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    CelebrASIA Austin

    A decade-long tradition, this indoor/outdoor celebration of the local AAPI community features everything you want from a cultural extravaganza: food, dance, vendors, food, music, kids events, educational presentations … did we mention food? We also clocked an event called “Senior Bollywood,” which we have to assume will be some life-affirming song and dance from folks with the life experience to really make you believe it. We’re not sure how they’re going to squeeze all this in between 11am and 3pm, but we’ll be willing to stay late if need be. – James Renovitch
    Sat., May 18
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    City-Wide Vintage Sale

    It used to be called the City-Wide Garage Sale back when it started in 1977, and it was actually created as a way to save gas during a massive shortage: Why drive all over town to poke through garages when you could bring all the sales to one place? While times have changed along with the name, the spirit remains. Find tables of treasures filling the Palmer Events Center, including vintage clothing and housewares, collectibles of all kinds, and antiques galore – even more of a rarity now that Austin Antique Mall has gone the way of the dodo. – Kat McNevins
    May 18 & 19
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    Fix-It Clinic

    Handy people willing to spend their Saturdays teaching you, for free, how to repair your broken items? Community really is a beautiful thing. Electronics, appliances, clothing, jewelry, bikes – head to the Austin Public Library’s Carver Branch from 10am to 2pm, and not only will you get your stuff fixed, but you’ll hopefully pick up a trick or two so that you can do it yourself next time. Give a man a fish and all…: – Carys Anderson
    Sat., May 18
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    Shrek Fest 2024

    Do you yearn to be left alone in your swamp? Are you layered like an onion? Then join in a celebration for everyone’s favorite green creature, and I’m not talking Kermit here. He’s an ogre, he’s an All-Star, he’s Shrek. Celebrate this not-so-jolly green giant on the 18th anniversary of Shrek 2’s release with a fairy-tale party courtesy of Swan Dive. Rock out with Grandma Mousey, Allepakcok, and Shrek cover-band THE EDDIE MURPHY EXPERIENCE. Be there or be a silly donkey. – Cat McCarrey
    Sat., May 18
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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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    Bike Month

    I’ll admit it: I don’t believe in Peter Pan, Frankenstein, or Superman. All I wanna do is bicycle! Bike Month ATX promises two-wheeler fun for the whole month of May. Break out the 10-speed, the recumbent, the cruiser, and join your fellow cyclists in the last nice weather days in Austin. There’s bike polo on May 5, or an all-level ride around Walnut Creek on the 19th. Help with meal delivery on the 22nd or pedal under a full moon on the 24th. Find pretty much every kind of bike fun under the sun (and moon!) at bikemonthatx.com, because those bicycle races? They’re coming your way. – James Scott
    Mondays-Sundays. Through May 31
    Multiple locations
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    Blue Genie May Market

    Just think of all the occasions packed into late spring/early summer: graduation ceremonies, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and weddings galore (which naturally also means anniversaries out the wazoo). Don’t be caught empty-handed at gift-giving occasions; head over to Blue Genie and pick up a basketful of the Austintatious artisan goodies the market is known for around the winter holidays, now open weekends for a monthlong return. It’s also open Memorial Day, for any last-minute Memorial Day gifts! – Kat McNevins
    Fridays-Sundays. Through May 27
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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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    GoldenGaia Vendor Market + Holistic Fair

    Explore a diverse selection of vendors, including artisans, psychic readers, and holistic practitioners who can help heal mind, body, and spirit.
    Sat.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Free.
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    Small Business Division Webinars

    Do you own a small business or have entrepreneurial dreams? The city's Small Business Division is here to help! Find resources and a selection of instructional webinars on the city's site, with many free classes and some with a small fee.
    Ongoing  
    Virtual

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