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    2021 Austin Weird Homes Tour

    This year, explore a curated program of wonderfully weird Austin-area homes through high-quality videos, then attend a live, virtual Q&A panel with some of the homeowners to ask your burning questions. Tickets for the tour are $25 per device or $45 for a ticket plus the bestselling coffeetable book Weird Homes: The People and Places That Keep Austin Strangely Wonderful. A portion of the proceeds goes to nonprofit LifeWorks, an org dedicated to ending youth homelessness.
    Sat., May 15, 3pm. $25.  
    Virtual
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    Austin FC Official Watch Party

    Pluckers Wing Bar hosts an official watch party for Austin FC's match against LA Galaxy. Enjoy exclusive merch prize giveaways and more. Space is limited, so arrive early; masks required.
    Sat., May 15. Doors at 1, kickoff at 2:30pm  
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    Austin Gilgronis

    Saturday is Military Night, so they're offering all tickets at only $5 and you get in free with military ID. They're also raising funds for Operation Supply Drop; visit the auction starting at noon or donate $5 at the player dunk tank to participate.
    Vs. Rugby United New York. Sat., May 15, 7pm. Vs. LA Giltinis, Wed., May 19, 7pm  
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    Backyard Chickens

    Do you know the difference between a Buff Orpington and a Rhode Island Red? Find out and get all the details on starting your own coop at this beak-to-tail workshop, with options for online or on-site learning.
    Online: second Saturdays, 10am-noon; on-site: third Saturdays, 10am-2pm. $40, on-site; $30, online.  
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    It Takes a Forest

    A family-friendly community celebration with live music, live art, a studio art show, a kids' art workshop with CrafternoonATX, and delicious grub from Just Like Mama's Soulfood. Bonus: 10% of proceeds benefit the Common Market Texas' Farm Fresh Box Program to help feed families in need.
    Sat., May 15, 3-9pm. $10.  
    TreeGarden, 638 Tillery
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    Los Verdes Austin FC Watch Party

    Join Los Verdes for the largest Austin FC watch party in South Austin. La Murga de Austin will be in attendance, and merch will be available when doors open. Parking limited; get 10% off your tab if you show proof of rideshare, or you can park at Moontower for $15. Three food trucks will be on-site.
    Sat., May 15. Doors at noon, game starts at 2:30pm  
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    Round Rock Express

    Vs. Sugar Land Skeeters. Dogs welcome on Thursday, the Express become the Chupacabras Friday, and Sunday is kids' day, with train rides and a postgame chance to run the bases. See schedule for details and more events.
    May 13-18. Thu.-Sat. & Mon., 7:05; Sun., 1:05, Tue., 6:05  
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    "Time No Longer" by Anri Sala

    The internationally renowned multimedia artist presents a new immersive sound and visual installation in the city’s former underground water reservoir.
    Fri., March 12-Sun., Dec. 12. $12/$8; free on Thursdays.  
    Buffalo Bayou Cistern, Houston
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    ACC Virtual Commencement Celebration

    Austin Community College honors more than 2,800 graduates who have earned an associate degree, workforce certification, or high school equivalency program this spring.
    Sat., May 15, 11am  
    Online
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    Austin Blacks vs. Austin Huns Rugby

    Three matches, starting at noon, 2pm, and 3:30pm. Leashed dogs welcome!
    Sat., May 15, noon-5pm  
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    Baby Bloomers

    A special program for visitors ages 0-3 and their families, providing caregivers and early learners the chance to experience the children's museum together. Thinkery will host two storytimes and free play that support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of the earliest learners. Capacity limited to allow for social distancing.
    Saturdays, 9-11am  
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    Bedlam Screening & Panel

    Sign up to receive a code to watch the film (available for 48 hours) then join NAMI Central Texas for a virtual panel discussion to learn about the film and the progress and challenges of mental health treatment and care in Central Texas, specifically looking at mental health in the criminal justice system.
    Sat., May 15, 2pm. Free.  
    Online: namicentraltx.org
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    Black 365 Community Health Fair

    The Austin Area Urban League's first-ever community health fair features live music, kids zone, fitness demos, and more. Face masks are required. There's also a virtual option available when registering.
    Sat., May 15, 10am-4pm. Free (registration required).  
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    Black Fret’s Keep Live Music Alive Festival

    This outdoor concert event features over 25 local bands over three days, as well as a special tribute from Austin musicians to Bob Dylan for his 80th birthday to kick off Sunday’s festivities.
    Fri.-Sun., May 14-16. Black Fret membership required.  
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    Breastfeeding Support Group

    Baylor Scott & White Round Rock offers a virtual space to discuss nursing and child development with a certified lactation consultant.
    Third Saturdays, 11am. Free.  
    Zoom
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    Camacho Activity Center Virtual Programs

    Visit the Camacho Activity Center virtually for bike tutorials, a Blunn Creek Nature Preserve hiking guide, and activity guides for homemade ice cream, nature bingo, leaf art, and more.
     
    Online
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    City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

    Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
     
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    Connect2Texas

    The Bullock Museum has an excellent selection of educational programming that can be incorporated into distance learning or experienced just for fun. There are recordings and worksheets on a range of topics as wide as Texas: blues music, extreme mammals, cattle drives, and more. Plus, check out the very cool interactive tools like the Texas history timeline and "Campfire Stories," an interactive version of Amarillo artist Robert T. Ritter's mosaic that leads you to discover the people who wrote the stories of Texas.
     
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    COVID-19 Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic

    Residents 18 years of age and older can arrive without an appointment. Pre-registering online is not required but highly encouraged to help save time. This is for first dose Moderna vaccines.
    Sat., May 15, 2-5:30pm. Pre-registration encouraged.  
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    COVID-19 Walk-Up Vaccine Clinic: Delco Center

    Residents 18 years of age and older can arrive without an appointment. Pre-registering online is not required but highly encouraged to help save time. This is for first dose Moderna vaccines, however, if you are more than 28 days past your Moderna first dose and have not received your second dose, you can also walk up and present your CDC vaccination card.
    May 13-15. Thu.-Fri., 3-7:30pm; Sat., 10am-2:30pm. Pre-registration encouraged.  
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    COVID-19 Walk-Up Vaccine Clinic: Little Walnut Creek Library

    Residents 18 years of age and older can arrive without an appointment. Pre-registering online is not required but highly encouraged to help save time. This is for first dose Moderna vaccines, however, if you are more than 28 days past your Moderna first dose and have not received your second dose, you can also walk up and present your CDC vaccination card.
    May 14-15. Fri., 2-5:30pm; Sat., 10am-1:30pm. Pre-registration encouraged.  
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    Election Panel Discussion

    Common Ground for Texans and the League of Women Voters Austin Area invites you to join via Zoom for a panel presentation, followed by audience dialogue, regarding likely impacts of the May 1 election. Panelists include Ranked Choice Voting for Texas VP Joanne Richards and KUT reporters Andrew Weber and Audrey McGlinchy.
    Sat., May 15, 2pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Escape The Box

    Take a journey through time exploring the hidden clues of Austin with Escape the Box, an outdoor guided tour, scavenger hunt, and escape game all in one! It entertains groups of 2-6 at $89 per group. The box features a number of puzzles and clues that can all be found in wonderful Austin neighborhoods along with discounts to participating businesses.
    Ongoing; see website for scheduled pickup times. $89.  
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    Esquina Tango Outdoor Classes

    Esquina Tango has a full calendar of socially distanced, donation-based outdoor classes like samba, salsa aerobics, and of course, tango. Check out the full calendar online.
    Ongoing  
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    Out of Town

    Homecoming and Warbird Fly-in

    The museum dedicated to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) opens their new digs with music, food trucks, special activities, and recognition of the World War II women. Come back the next weekend (virtually) and meet two former WASPs.
    Sat., May 8 & 15  
    Sweetwater
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    Houston Art Car Experience

    In place of the world-famous downtown parade, visitors will be able to reserve time slots to see 80 art cars up close.
    Fri.-Sun., May 14-16. $5-10.  
    Orange Show World Headquarters, Houston
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    I-35 Capital Express South Public Hearing

    Review the draft environmental assessment and the recommended alternative for improvements to I-35 from Hwy. 290 W./SH 71/Ben White Blvd. to SH 45 Southeast.
    Online
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    Out of Town

    It’s Strawberry Time

    The berries are ripe for the picking! Check the website for the latest updates. Enjoy additional farm activities on weekends; closed Wednesdays.
    Through May. Mon.-Tue., 8:30am-5:30pm, Thu.-Sat., 8:30am-5:30pm, Sun., 1-5pm  
    Sweet Berry Farm, Burnet
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    Justice for Rodney Reed Rally and Car Caravan

    Family and supporters of Rodney Reed – the Bastrop man convicted of the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites and who maintains his innocence – gather at the Bastrop County Courthouse before leading a car caravan through Bastrop. A new appeal hearing for Reed, who maintains his innocence, is scheduled to begin on July 19.
    Sat., May 15, 3-7pm  
    Bastrop County Courthouse, 804 Pecan St., Bastrop
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    Leatherworking: The Basics

    Get hands-on working with leather from start to finish, and go away with your own project and a valuable skill you can use for years to create bags, belts, and more.
    Third Saturdays, 10am-2:30pm. $100.  
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    Lee County Fair

    There’s no rodeo this year, but there will be plenty of fun with a car show, carnival, cook-offs, and two stages of music.
    Thu.-Sat., May 13-15  
    Giddings
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    Magnolia Days

    It’s fun around the courthouse square with a market, biergarten, food vendors, and lots of music.
    Fri.-Sat., May 14-15. Free.  
    Columbus
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    Maudie's Margarita Run Benefiting the Trail Foundation

    Back for the 18th year, Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run brings two of Austin’s favorites together: running and margaritas! You can complete your 5K anytime through May 31, and a drive-through packet pickup party will be held on June 4, including yummy Maudie's chips & dips and margaritas. Each dollar raised benefits the Trail Foundation.
    Run through May 31; party, June 4  
    Virtual
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    Memorial for Indianapolis Victims & Community Discussion

    Asian Family Support Services of Austin and Indian American Coalition of Texas IACT hold a memorial for the victims of last month's mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx site, followed by a community discussion on stopping anti-Asian American hate in our Texas communities.
    Sat., May 15, 4pm  
    Online
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    No Stone Unturned: A Lifetime of Archaeology

    Ben McReynolds has donated his extensive and unique collection to the museum. It will be on view for a year along with the permanent collection that includes artifacts from La Belle, the French ship discovered in Matagorda Bay; the story of ranching on the coast; and more than 13,000 years of Texas history.
    April 23, 2021-April 30, 2022. Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm  
    Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria
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    Outdoor Reuse Market: Call for Vendors

    Are you a vendor who uses at least 50% reused or reclaimed materials in your handmade goods? Austin Creative Reuse is taking applications for their June 26-27 outdoor market.
    Deadline: May 15. $10.  
    Apply online
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    Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

    Have you wanted to learn blacksmithing, crochet, leatherwork, sewing, candlemaking, or cheesemaking? 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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    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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    Puppet Show

    An original story created by Oscar, Indigo Play's very own puppeteer. Come for the show, and stay for the play in a huge educational playscape, dedicated baby area, imagination play space, and sensory room.
    Fridays & Saturdays, 11am. $8.  
    Indigo Play, 13530 Research
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    RENT: Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants

    The RENT Assistance Program application portal is now open, and provides $25 million of direct support for income-eligible Austin renters who are financially impacted by COVID-19. Get all the eligibility details and apply online, or call 512/488-1397.
     
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    Repeat Platelet Donors Get Special Gift

    Platelet donors at We Are Blood will receive a limited-edition "Donate Platelets Y'all" T-shirt when they donate twice in May. Appointments required; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    May 1-31. Free.  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Out of Town

    Scarborough Renaissance Festival

    Lords and ladies with proper face coverings and social distancing return to the days of merry olde England for jousts, turkey legs, and merriment.
    Weekends, April 10-May 30, and Mon., May 31  
    Waxahachie
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    Sherwood Forest Faire

    After shifting to a virtual faire last year, the Renaissance faire is back, live and in person, with over 170 artisans and 150 performances each day. Special add-ons include a Hawk Walk with a falconer and a "dream weaving" journey and drinks with King Ddrwg. Each day offers an abundance of medieval treats and activities for the whole family, and camping is available as well. Get all the details and buy tickets online.
    Open weekends through May 23 and Fri., April 23, 10am-dusk  
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    Out of Town

    Take a (Virtual) Day Trip Around the World

    Learn something new, visit museums around the world, and explore the hidden mysteries of life at the website with enough cool stuff to outlast any pandemic.
    Any day, anytime  
    Online
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    Texas Playboys

    Enjoy a full day of baseball with the Playboys, live music from the Tender Things, shopping with La Ropa Vintage, hot dogs and more from Scholz Garten, an art exhibition from Andy Don Emmons, and lots more. Get season ticket/club membership info online.
    Sat., May 15. Gates: 9am; games start at 11am. Membership: $65/year.  
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    Texas State Baseball

    Vs. Georgia State.
    Fri., May 14, 6pm; Sat., May 15, 2:30pm; Sun., May 16, noon  
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    The Big Bug Hunt

    Join Austin Parks Foundation's Barry Rivera on a virtual bug-catching adventure at St. Edward’s Park with environmental scientist Andrew Clamann to discover the bugs that make our parks home.
    Sat., May 15, 10am  
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    Out of Town

    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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    Trade Days

    Browse the 350 vendors in seven barns or just relax in the shade listening to the music.
    Fri.-Sun., May 14-16. $5 (parking).  
    Fredericksburg
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    Trap Yoga ATX

    A unique new yoga class offers vinyasa flow paired with Austin's best DJs spinning today's best trap R&B tunes.
    Sat., May 15, 4 & 5:30pm. $25.  
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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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    YWCA Warmline

    Call the YWCA of Greater Austin's "Warmline" to get support amidst the isolation of COVID-19.
    Mon.-Thu., 9am-8pm; Fri., 9am-5pm; Sat., noon-4pm  
    Via phone: 512/548-9922
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