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    Antony and Cleopatra

    High school students perform Shakespeare’s historical drama of the great warrior and the seductive queen.
    Aug. 1-3, 5-10. 8:15pm.. $10-18.  
    Wimberley
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    Brown State of Mind University

    BSOM University offers a six-course roster of classes centered around cultural contributions of minority groups in America and around the world, from poetry in the Middle East to counterculture America and the Vietnam War. The instructors include local artists, business owners, cultural archivists, and one UT staff affiliate.
    June 5-Aug. 8. Mon.-Thu., 6:30 & 8pm. Free, but donations welcome.  
    The Commune, 101 E. North Loop; Vesper, 3106 E. 14th 1/2; Austin Visitor Center, 602 E. Fourth
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    CityWorks Academy

    Apply for the opportunity to learn the “A to Z” of City operations and get a behind-the-scenes look at local government, via 14 classes (held Wednesdays or Tuesdays from 6-9pm). Session starts the first week of September and concludes the second week of December.
    Deadline to Apply: Thu., Aug. 1  
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    Sports

    Dog Days of Summer Run & Hoka Demo

    Try out a pair of new Hoka One One running shoes with a three-mile loop around the neighborhood.
    Thu., Aug. 1, 6:30-8:30pm. Free.  
    Ready to Run, 2616 Far West Blvd. #120
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    East Night Celebration

    Casino night-themed celebration of Colonel Gary “Lucky” Lindner’s service as president and CEO of PeopleFund. Proceeds benefit PeopleFund, which provides small-business loans as well as business assistance and education to people with otherwise limited access to such resources.
    Thu., Aug. 1, 7-10pm. $51.50 per person.  
    Austin Airport Hilton, 9515 Hotel Dr.
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    Equity Mini-Grant Fund Applications

    Community organizations focused on improving life for Austin’s most vulnerable populations are invited to apply for grants of up to $10,000, provided by the City of Austin.
    Deadline to apply: Fri., Aug. 9, 3:30pm  
    Online
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    Heritage Grant Information Session

    Learn how to get money to help preserve, restore, or rehabilitate Austin’s historic assets through the city’s Heritage Grant program.
    Thu., Aug. 1, 6-7:30pm  
    City of Austin Heritage Tourism Division Office, 5202 E. Ben White #400
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    Host Families Needed

    Student Ambassador Exchange is in need of local families willing to host high school-aged exchange students from Spain for 4-8 weeks or the full fall semester.
    Student Ambassador Exchange, 248 Addie Roy Rd. Ste. A-102
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    I.C.A.R.E Community Conference

    Citizens are invited to APD's conference to build bridges of honesty and respect between the community and law enforcement. Sessions will cover mental health aid, impartial policing, and much more.
    Thu., Aug. 1, 7:15am  
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    Ice Cream Social Run

    Three-mile social run, ending with a Q&A with ultra runner Robbie Balenger, plus ice cream from NadaMoo. Run or walk, and kids and dogs welcome.
    Thu., Aug. 1, 6-9pm. Free.  
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    Marketing Essentials

    Learn the five marketing essentials for your small business.
    Thu., Aug. 1, 9am-4pm. $35.  
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    Motown: The Sound of Young America

    In celebration of the 60th anniversary of Motown Records, this exhibit is the first major museum exhibition to embrace all facets – music, culture, and politics – of the Sixties' biggest sounds.
    Through Jan. 26, 2020. Included with admission.  
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    Pay It Forward With Daniel Curtis

    Fundraising event with bites and sips from 20 local restaurants and live tunes from Sour Bridges, with all ticket sales benefiting the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation and Easterseals of Central Texas.
    Thu., Aug. 1, 6-10pm. $75-150.
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    Planning Commission Executive Committee Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Thu., Aug. 1, 3:30pm  
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    Round Rock Express

    Whole lotta promotions: Augtoberfest (Aug. 1), Alright Alright Alright Alright (Aug. 3), Express Kids Backpack Giveaway (Aug. 4), and Deaf Awareness Night (Aug. 5).
    Vs. Fresno Grizzlies: Thu., Aug. 1, 7:05pm. Vs. Sacramento River Cats: Fri.-Sat., Aug. 2-3, 7:05pm; Sun., Aug. 4, 6:05pm; Mon., Aug. 5, 7:05pm  
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    San Antonio Film Festival

    The largest film fest in South Texas, SAFILM celebrates local and international filmmakers with a week of independent films, including documentaries, horror films, and more. Editors, directors, producers, and screenwriters offer live, free panels, too!
    Tue.-Sun., July 30-Aug. 4. Panels, free; day tickets, $10; night tickets, $15; one-day pass, $59; weekend badge, $99; VIP badge, $169.  
    Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir., San Antonio
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    Sense-Sational Thursdays: Summertime in Texas

    Explore, observe, and listen to the world around you at these family experiences designed to engage various senses.
    Thu., Aug. 1, 10am-noon. Free with museum admission.  
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    Shakespeare at Winedale

    The summer students perform three of the Bard’s plays in the theatre barn over the four-weekend season.
    July 18-Aug. 11. Thu.-Sun.. $5-10.
    Round Top
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    Shark Week

    Have fun while learning about the predator of the seas that we all love to fear at this exhibit, movie, and fossil dig.
    Wed.-Sun., July 31-Aug. 4
    Science Mill, Johnson City
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    Summer Playgroups: Town Lake YMCA

    Enjoy a tumbling station, imagination station, puzzle station, and more. Open to families with children ages 1-6.
    Thu., Aug. 1, 2-4pm. $5, nonmembers; $3, YMCA members.  
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    Summer Sip and Shop

    Enjoy small bites, drinks, a photo booth, hair consultations, and more.
    Thu., Aug. 1, 6-8pm. Free.
    Dolce Salon, 3801 Bee Caves Dr. #138
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    Thorne Dreyer Birthday Bash & NJP Benefit

    The New Journalism Project celebrates the birthday of a pioneering Sixties underground journalist with jazz, cake, a poetry reading, and more!
    Thu., Aug. 1, 6-9:30pm  
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    Thorne Dreyer’s Birthday Bash

    Pioneering Sixties underground journalist Thorne Dreyer's celebration features live music from Sarah Sharp and Bruce Melton's Climate Change Band, plus more festivities. Donations benefit the New Journalism Project, a nonprofit that publishes The Rag Blog and sponsors Rag Radio, which Dreyer edits and hosts, respectively.
    Thu., Aug. 1, 6-9:30pm. $10 suggested donation.  
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    Thursday Night Social (Distancing) Ride

    Check Social Cycling Austin's FB page for details on ways to stay social while cycling while social distancing. You can get maps and do solo rides, then log your miles and join your virtual cycling buddies on Strava.
    Thursdays, 7pm  
    Citywide
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    We Are Blood: Pint for Pint With Blue Bell

    All donors between Aug. 1-14 will receive a voucher for a free pint of Blue Bell ice cream.
    Aug. 1-14. Free.  
    Any Austin-area We Are Blood Donor Center and mobile drives
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    We Walk This City's Summer Series 5K and a Burger

    Work up a sweat with the local fitness walking training program and enjoy dinner at a rotating burger restaurant all summer long.
    Thu., Aug. 1, 7pm. Free.  

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