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  • Austin Greek Festival

    It’s time once again to mark your calendars for the Austin Greek Festival on, Memorial Day weekend! Admission is $5 and there is free admission for children 10 and under, as well as Military and First Responders with ID. Parking is free. Complete details, including events schedule, food menu, and volunteer info are available online.
    May 27-29  
    Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
  • Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo

    Come join everyone at Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo over Memorial Day Weekend! Joining in for the fun is special musical guests Jake Hooker and the Outsiders. It will be an exciting show with fun shopping and delicious food. Complete details and tickets sales are available online.
    May 28-29  
    Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center
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    Austin Habitat for Humanity's ReStore's 30th Anniversary

    For over 30 years, ReStore has helped provide affordable housing to families across Central Texas. Shop, donate, and celebrate as the first ReStore in the nation turns 30. Enjoy 10% off storewide, sweet treats from Hey Cupcake! and Cuvée Coffee, and ReStore swag giveaways,: plus see the store's new and improved interior. A small opening program begins at 9:30am with Austin Habitat for Humanity & ReStore staff and board members, Council members Pio Renteria and Natasha Harper-Madison, and leaders in environmental efforts.
    Fri., May 20, 9-10am
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      PAWS Pet Adoption Event

      In support of National Dog Rescue Day, Jester King hosts a dog adoption event with nonprofit PAWS Shelter of Central Texas. JK will be selling delicious peanut butter and bacon dog treats from the kitchen, so bring your pupper and enjoy a beer on the pasture!
      Fri., May 20, 2-6pm  
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      ACCC Photovoice Exhibition Opening

      An exhibit of photos and insights from 11 Austin Civilian Conservation Corps participants, with hors d'ouevres and remarks from city officials and program managers. Exhibit will be on view through May 27.
      Fri., May 20, 4-7pm. Free, but RSVP.  
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      Ash Pavilion Skate Nights

      Bring skates and the whole family to enjoy the music, lights, concessions, and skating. Registration required.
      Fri., March 4. $3-6 per person.  
      Gregg-Clarke Park, 1231 W. Center St. Kyle
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      Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival

      Join the fun and celebrate Asian heritage month with dancers, music, movies, and ethnic food.
      Fri.-Sun., May 20-22 & 27-29  
      Grand Prairie
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      Basic Life Support Course

      A CPR course required for but not limited to health care professionals.
      Fri., May 20, 8am-1pm. $50.  
      EMS Regional Training Center, 4201 Ed Bluestein
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      Blue Genie Art Bazaar’s May Market

      If you've been missing Blue Genie since the holidays, never fear. Shop the work of over 100 regional artisans and craftspeople all month at the May market, which is the perfect place to find gifts for all your spring occasions.
      April 29-May 29, Fri.-Sun., and Mon., May 30. Free.  
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      Charcoal Challenge Barbecue Cook-off

      As part of the annual Lee County Fair, barbecue cooks go at it to see who gets bragging rights for the best smoked meats.
      May 19-21  
      Giddings
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      Donate Blood, Get Kerbey Lane Queso

      For some of us, queso almost runs through our veins. We Are Blood partnered with Kerbey Lane Cafe to provide blood donors with vouchers for a free queso while supplies last, so schedule an appointment online or call 512/206-1266.
      May 15-31  
      We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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      Finley’s Pop-Up Barbershop

      Finley’s takes over part of the historic Driskill Hotel’s Chisholm Trail Room, offering haircuts, beard/mustache trims, and straight-razor shaves along with a bit of early 1900s nostalgia.
      May 19-29  
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      Gifted & Talented Showcase

      AISD's GT students were invited to submit a virtual student project that connected with the 2022 theme, "Pathways and Passions." See a selection of chosen projects online.
      Through June 3  
      Online
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      I Stand for Peace

      Treat yourself to an evening of meditation, and wisdom with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions to Gurudev and enjoy his profound and often humorous answers.
      Fri., May 20, 7-9pm. $45-500.  
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      Improvisational Dance Workshop

      Take part in Dance Across Austin with two workshops for students aged 5-12 to explore movement and learn about improvisational dance with Veronica DeWitt from Art Spark Texas.
      Wed. & Fri., May 18 & 20, 4-6pm. Free, but registration required.  
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      Magnolia Days

      Set among the historic buildings of downtown, this festival showcases local artists as well as music, games, and food.
      Fri.-Sat., May 20-21. Free.  
      Columbus
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      Mary Poppins the Musical

      The dysfunctional home of the Banks family is turned around by the magical Mary Poppins in this classic musical for the whole family.
      May 20-22. Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $10 and up.  
      The Chambers Theatre, 121 N. Main St., Buda
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      May Primary Run-off Election

      Vote anywhere you see a “Vote Here/Aqui” sign, and get more information at austinchronicle.com/elections.
      Election day: Tue., May 24; early voting: May 16-20  
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      Night Golf

      A nighttime shotgun-style nine-hole round made more fun and challenging with glow-in-the-dark balls.
      Thu.-Sat., 6-9:30pm. $20.  
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      Obama Portraits Tour

      Portraits of the former president and first lady by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald are on view before moving to the National Portrait Gallery.
      April 3-May 30  
      Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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      Other Worlds Screenplay Contest

      Other Worlds Film Festival's eighth annual screenwriting contest, part of its mission to encourage work in science fiction and horror, is accepting submissions. New this year is the "under 18" category for young'uns starting to learn the craft. Early-bird deadline is March 31; entry fees increase with each following deadline (each month until August).
      Final deadline: Aug. 20  
      Apply online
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      Pan Am Park Renaming

      The community is invited to provide feedback on a proposal to change the name of Pan American Neighborhood Park to Tony Castillo Pan American Neighborhood Park. An online survey is now open, and meetings will be held online and at the park.
      Survey open through June 4. Virtual meetings: Thu., May 19 & June 2, 7pm. In-person meeting: Sat., June 4, 10:30am, 2100 E. Third  
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      Pickleball Mixer

      It's a mixed doubles round-robin mixer with prizes in each division.
      Fri., May 20, 7pm. $20.  
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      Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

      Have you wanted to learn about blacksmithing, archery, candlemaking, or knitting? The historic Pioneer Farms offers courses in all these and more. Check the calendar and sign up today to learn a fun new skill.
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      Poetry Jam

      Spoken word poets hit the stage for a night of thought-provoking vibes. Text 512/645-6810 to sign up for the open mic.
      Fri., May 20. $20 and up.  
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      Pride 2022 Call for Artists

      The Dougherty Arts Center seeks submissions from LGBTQ+ artists for a pop-up exhibit during the Pride celebration with the theme "Glow Up!" Get all the details and submit online.
      Submissions due May 30; exhibit held June 15  
      Online
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      Primary Run-Off Block Walks

      Join Blue Austin Democrats to hit the streets and talk to folks about voting in the May 24 primary run-off election. Several options are available all over town.
      Ongoing  
      Register online
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      Project Connect Virtual Open House

      The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan.
      Online
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      Public Comment Period for City Draft Allocation Plan

      Each year, the city prepares a plan detailing the amount of federal funding to be allocated to various housing and public service programs. Give your feedback online or at a public hearing Tue., May 10, 6:30pm, with the Community Development Commission, or Thu., June 9, 10am, with City Council.
      Through June 10  
      Online
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      Public Input on ARP Funding for Homelessness

      The public is invited to provide input on the city's plan to allocate federal funds dedicated to homelessness and housing instability, either online or at a public hearing May 10 with the Community Development Commission or June 9 with City Council.
      Through June 10  
      Online
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      Round Rock Express

      Vs. El Paso. Enjoy a fireworks show Friday, a Spazmatics concert Saturday; and Kids' Day Sunday features pregame activities and a postgame running of the bases.
      May 20-22. Fri., 7:05pm; Sat., 6:05pm; Sun., 1:05pm  
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      Stick With Me

      All month, We Are Blood is rewarding blood and platelet donors with a limited-edition "Stick With Me" T-shirt when they bring a friend along to donate. Appointments required; make one online or call 512/206-1266.
      We Are Blood donation centers & mobile drives
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      Tejano Conjunto Festival

      This is a great chance to catch the best, most popular, and emerging talent in this distinctively South Texas musical genre.
      Mon.-Sun., May 16-22  
      San Antonio
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      The Power of Movesz

      Join a 30-day wellness campaign to get inspired, get healthy, and make a positive change. Proceeds go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
      Through May. $35.  
      Virtual
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      Tour the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

      Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s online exhibitions or take a virtual tour of Renzi, Bayou Bend, or the museum.
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      Trivia With Get It Gals

      "Best of Austin" winners Get It Gals are back with tons of trivia nights planned for y'all, with several based on TV programs you may have binged over the last year for some reason. Stay tuned on their socials because they are all over the place.
      Various locations
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      University of Texas Baseball

      Vs. Kansas. Friday's game will honor record-setting infielder Seth Johnson, who was inducted into the Hall of Honor in 2019. Saturday is Senior Day and features a postgame running of the bases for kids.
      May 19-21. Thu.-Fri., 6:30pm; Sat., 2:30pm  
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      Virtual Book Clubs

      With Austin being in Stage 5 of the COVID-19 guidelines, it's a great time to hit the books and connect online. Austin Public Library has a variety of virtual book clubs and storytimes covering all ages and interests, and a library card provides access to electronic and hard copies of all kinds of materials.
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      Virtual Fitness Classes

      Stronger Austin has a full slate of free virtual classes all week long, from cardio & strength to Zumba, so you can always fit some fitness in your schedule.
      Ongoing. Free.  
      Online
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      Virtual Livestreamed Workouts

      Check the schedule for a huge selection of livestreamed workouts and ballet classes taught by Ballet Austin instructors.
      Ongoing. Up to $12.50 per class.  
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      Austin Strategic Mobility Plan Survey

      Austin Transportation Department seeks community members’ feedback on three new policy changes to the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan, the city’s first comprehensive, multimodal transportation plan.
      Online
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      Palm District Planning Survey

      Austin’s Palm District is located on the eastern edge of Downtown between I-35 and Trinity St., running from Rainey St. to 15th St. The city's Housing and Planning Department seeks public input on the future of the area as it develops the final Palm District Small Area Plan. Explore the area, take a survey, and ask questions on the city’s project website.
      Ongoing  
      Online
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      YWCA Greater Austin Warmline

      Call 512/548-9922 for support amidst the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
      Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-8pm; Fridays, 9-5pm; Saturdays, noon-4pm  
      Citywide

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