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    25 Years of Pop Music

    If you love pop music, celebrate it on the BT2 dance floor with the United Court of Austin and Candidates for Reign XXV. Benefiting Wright House Wellness, Out Youth, and more.
    Fri., July 20, 8-11pm. Free.  
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    AAC Summer Camp for Shelter Dogs

    The Austin Animal Center needs foster parents for its summer camp program to give dogs a break from the shelter life. You don't have to have foster experience, but they do ask that you sign on for two weeks.
    Pickup is open Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 11am-7pm. Free.  
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    Austin 60 Strong Calendar Contest

    Do you know someone who is still rockin' it at or after 60? Connected Senior Care Advantage is searching for a dozen inspirational adults ages 60-69 that are "healthy in mind and body and are contributing to Austin in some way." The winners will be selected by a panel of celebrity judges and included in a calendar photo shoot.
    Through Aug. 15  
    Austin
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    Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable

    Helen Gaebler, co-chair of the Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable, will discuss key projects, community outreach, and more to support folks directly impacted by criminal justice involvement.
    Fri., July 20, 9-10am
    1709 E. 12th St.
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    Out of Town

    “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit”

    Seventy years after the luxury liner sank in the Atlantic more than 150 items from the wreck were brought up from the ocean floor and brought together for this fascinating show. Timed tickets are required.
    June 2-Jan. 5
    Mayborn Museum, Waco
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    Back to School Bike Drive

    Jason & Deb from 101X and Bikes for Goodness Sake have partnered to build and donate bikes for underprivileged kids. They are taking cash donations as well as bikes, and you can also donate your time and help build them on Aug. 5. See the website for more.
    Ongoing
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    Community Survey for the Dougherty Arts Center Redevelopment Project

    Share your feedback, concerns, and comments regarding the Dougherty Arts Center's redevelopment project with PARD via an online survey available in both English and Spanish.
    Survey open through Wed., July 25  
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    Dog Days of Summer

    Texas Humane Heroes is hosting a series of weekend events to benefit area shelter pets. On Friday at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, there's an interactive screening of Office Space. On Saturday the annual Bowl-a-Thon takes place at Mel's Lone Star Lanes in Georgetown. And on Sunday make a splash at Typhoon Texas.
    Fri.-Sun., July 20-22. $15-35 per event.  
    Various locations
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    Early Bird Registration: Hispanic Business Convention of Texas

    Join the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce on Sept. 6-9, for three days of networking, speakers, workshops, receptions, and awards.
    Early bird registration ends Aug. 15.. $25-$1500.  
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    Free Minds Seeking Applications

    Free Minds is a program of Foundation Communities in partnership with UT-Austin and ACC and is designed to serve adults who have faced barriers to higher education. Books, tuition, and child care are provided at no cost to students, and those who successfully complete the course earn 6 college credits.
    Apps accepted on a rolling basis. Free.  
    M Station Apartments, 2906 E. MLK
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    Frost Hosts School Supply Drive

    Frost Bank is collecting donations of school supplies for Backpacks for Hope. Go online for a full list of requested items.
    July 9-27. Free.  
    Any Frost Bank location
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Harrison's Birthday With SMiiLE & Friends

    Wish SMiiLE's Harrison Anderson a v. HBD with Being Dead, the Oysters, and Van Mary.
    Fri., July 20, 9pm. Free.  
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    I Got You Babe: Cher Drag Show

    Louisianna Purchase, Zane Zena, Honey St. Claire, Noodles, Hentaii, Tatiana Chalula, and more are serving up Cher drag to getcha ready for round two of Mamma Mia!
    Fri., July 20, 9-11pm. Free.  
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    Isabel and the Runaway Train

    This is a contemporary jazz/folk musical that serves as a platform to discuss the challenging and painful topics of mental health and sexual abuse.
    July 13-21. Thu.-Sat., 7pm. $25.
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    Lakeway Court: Summer Safe Harbor Amnesty Program

    Lakeway Municipal Court will dismiss Failure to Appear and Violate Promise to Appear charges under certain conditions from now through Aug. 30. Those who voluntarily turn themselves in to court staff to pay fines will not be arrested. Call Warrant Clerk Martina Brazell for more information.
    June 26- Aug. 30, Mon.-Fri., 8am-4:30pm
    Lakeway Municipal Court, 104 Cross Creek
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    Lora Reynolds Gallery: Xavier Schipani

    Here's a striking exhibition of murals, paintings on canvas, and a sculptural installation masquerading as a public bathroom – all by that acclaimed Schipani, voted Austin's Best Muralist in 2016. This new show is, we're told, "largely a reckoning with masculinity. What is manliness? What has it meant in the past, what does it mean now, and what are its shortcomings?" Therein lies the guise of guys – which this show, in full, supplies.
    Through Sept. 1
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    Morning Walk Austin

    Meet at Jo's for a cuppa coffee, then take a stroll through Downtown Austin with an ATX tour guide.
    Ongoing. Wed.-Sat., 10-11:30am. $10-20.
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    Natural Austin Series

    Friday afternoon presentations on the wonders of planet Earth, from moths to small-scale land restoration. Call to RSVP.
    Fridays, July 13, 20 & 27, 1:30-2:30pm. Free.
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    Neighborhood Fishing

    The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is stocking 17 locations in 16 cities, including Austin, with channel catfish throughout the summer.
    Through November. Free with fishing license.
    Various locations
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    New Gay Softball Team Recruiting

    A group of LGBTQ players from Softball Austin are startin' up a new team to complete in the D Division this fall and they're looking for ballers and batters now! Practices will begin the first Sunday in August. No skill required. If you have never played, there is a place for you in the team. D team will play two games every Sunday for six to eight weeks. Email to sign up or ask questions.
    Recruiting through Aug. 5. $40 membership fee.
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    Peacock Alley Summer Sale

    Get you some deals on new arrivals, including sheets, duvets, towels and more.
    July 20-28. Free.
    Peacock Alley, 3010 W. Anderson
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    Pink Elephant Radio

    Join Japan and YellaStud – creators of Austin's Pink Elephant Hip-Hop Fest for LGBTQ rappers, emcees, hip-hop artists, and more – for their new weekly radio show. Featuring loads of queer music and artists, and a few allies. Royalties Radio can be downloaded for iPhone and Android. See what they have to say about here.
    Fridays, 7-9pm. Through Nov. 30
    Download Royalties Radio app
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    Purple Martin Parties

    Calling all bird nerds: Travis Audubon is hosting purple martin watch parties every weekend from July 20 to Aug. 4 starting at 7:45pm. Location is yet to be announced so stay tuned!
    Free.  
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    Rev Up Voter Registration Drive

    A vote registration drive for National Disability Voter Registration Week. Sign up then celebrate with burgers and ice cream.
    Fri., July 20, 1-4pm. Free.
    Phil’s Ice House, 5620 Burnet Rd.
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    Out of Town

    See a Sea Turtle?

    Sea turtle nesting season on the Texas coast has officially begun. If you see a sea turtle heading for the dunes, a nest, or even the distinctive tracks, call the hotline so a trained volunteer can protect the site.
    April-Sept
    Texas Gulf Coast
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    Out of Town

    Shakespeare at Winedale

    Over four weekends the student actors present some of the bard’s greatest plays in the theater barn.
    Thu.-Sun., July 19-22, 26-29; Aug. 2-5, 9-12. $5-10.
    Round Top
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    Summer Crush

    Beats by DJ Kurupt & Buck Rogers and special cocktails on the WET Deck from Memorial Day to Halloween.
    Fridays, noon-9pm, through October. $10.  
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    Summer Lunch Program

    Central Health Enterprise and the Central Texas Food Bank will provide Travis County low-income families a healthy, free lunch every weekday for 11 weeks, beginning June 4. A weekend take-home food bag will be available on Fridays.
    June 4-Aug. 24. Mon.-Fri., 11am-1pm
    Central Health Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis
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    Topgolf Tour

    The third annual Topgolf Tour is coming to Austin on Sept. 23. Play for a chance to win $50,000 and a ticket to the championship in Las Vegas. New this year is a military division, open to active duty and veteran members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
    Through Sept. 20. $85 individual; $170 team.  
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    Travel & Culture Series: Borneo

    Presentation by Damien Temperley. Wine and culturally specific hors d’oeuvres will be served. Call to RSVP.
    Fri., July 20, 1:30-2:30pm. Free.
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    Volunteers Needed for Breakthrough 10th Grade Leadership Institute

    You're invited to give feedback to Breakthrough students on their leadership and communication skills. No preparation necessary. Training and lunch provided!
    Fri., July 20, 11:30am-1:30pm. Free.  
    Applied Materials, 9700 Hwy. 290 E.
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    We Are Blood’s Movie Encounters of the Free Kind

    Give blood, see a movie: This July, anyone who donates, or attempts to donate, at a We Are Blood donor center or mobile drive will leave with an Alamo Drafthouse movie pass.
    Through July 31. Free.
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    We'll Just Rock for Ourselves: Selections from the Lisa Davis Photograph Archive

    Lisa Davis captured history. Her photography, memorializing Austin's lesbian and queer music scene of the Nineties, is on exhibit at the Austin History Center. Don't miss this moment. Read our review on the show.
    Through July 22  
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    Women’s Career and Networking Workshop

    Two-hour workshop focusing on résumé building and tips on improving your LinkedIn bio, plus interviewing and job search tips from a certified career coach.
    Fri., July 20, 10am-noon. $20 (free for HERdacity members).
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    Workout! With Erica Nix

    Make exercise fun again. Dance, cardio and strength training workouts inspired by Richard Simmons, Jane Fonda, Big Freedia, and voguing.
    Mon. and Fri., 6:10-7:10pm. $15.
Ongoing
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    Austin Pride 2018

    The city's flagship Pride celebration starts off with the fest at Fiesta Gardens then flows into neon nighttime parade rolling from the Capitol all the way down Congress to 4th Street. Peeping the parade is free, but you gotta pay to enter the fest for its multitude of entertainers. Snag yours now.
    Sat., Aug. 11. $15-125.  
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    Downtown Ghost Tours

    offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life.
    Fri.-Sat., 8pm
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    Emancipet Free Days

    This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org to find out.
    Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.
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    EQTX + Shed

    Shed Barbershop is linking arms with Equality Texas to celebrate Pride Month in Austin (on Austin's timeline too). Swing through for sweet drinks by Dulce Vida Tequila and Hops and Grain, and sweet beats by DJ Dick Wolf. Costume Pride shirts designed by the one and only Lauren Dickens and printed by Fine Southern Gentlemen will be available for purchase!
    Fri., Aug. 3, 8-11pm  
    SHED Barbershop and Supply, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., Suite 312
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    Yoga

    Full Moon Yoga

    Charles MacInerney teaches classes all over town but also offers private instruction and hosts retreats. Once a month for 18 years, he has also hosted Full Moon Yoga – a free outdoor yoga class. Go online for location and time details.
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    Plezzure Island 2018

    A four-day, totally queer, total resort takeover! Texas’ largest lez resort takeover returns for year three and co-founder Gabby Ayala promises great DJs, loads of entertainment, and tubular activities like beach yoga and surf lessons.
    Thu.-Sun., Sept. 27-30. $99-250.  
    Isla Grand Beach Resort; 500 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, 78597
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    Splash Days 2018

    Austin's annual summer send-off with nonstop gay parties to get you wet, wild, and feeling good (funds raised go back to the community via local nonprofits like the Kind Clinic).
    Fri.-Mon., Aug. 31-Sept. 3. $25-160.  

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