Happenings

April 24-May 1

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Thursday 24

TEXAS SOLAR FORUM explores the increasing viability of solar energy. Thu.-Fri., April 24-25. Capitol. Free. www.texassolarforum.com.

Friday 25

DEMOCRATIC PARTY OPEN HOUSE FUNDRAISER 5:30-7:30pm. Texas Democratic Party Headquarters, 505 W. 12th #200. $25 ($15, members).

PEOPLE UNITED features a live discussion about the upcoming March for Immigrant Workers' Rights. 1pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM. www.koop.org.

Saturday 26

CENTRAL WEST AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD WORKSHOP 9am-1pm. Austin State School, NEOS Bldg. 526, 2203 W. 35th, 974-2857. Free. www.ci.austin.tx.us/zoning/central_west_austin.htm.

EAST END COMMUNITY DIALOGUE Help build consensus around the revitalization/gentrification of East 11th and 12th streets. (See "Eastside Development," at right, for more.) 9:30am-noon. Street-Jones Building, Rm. 400-A, 1000 E. 11th, Free.

EMPLOYMENT & HOUSING RIGHTS MEETING Brush up on your civil rights, and find out who can help if you're the victim of abuse. Spanish interpreters will be on hand. 1-4pm. Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center, 2608 Gonzales. Free.

Sunday 27

RONNIE EARLE, LIVE A talk from the 32-year veteran (and soon-to-be-former) Travis Co. district attorney himself. 11:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. www.austinuu.org.

MONKEYWRENCH SIXTH ANNIVERSARY PARTY A veggie barbecue followed by a MonkeyWrenchers of the Year award ceremony. Social justice never tasted so good. 5pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free. www.monkeywrenchbooks.org.

MONday 28

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY PROCEDURES An informal discussion on the voting process, hosted by the League of Women Voters. 6pm. Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar. Free. www.lwvaustin.org.

WHAT'S LEFT OF THE LATIN AMERICAN LEFT? A two-day conference discussing what happened to the musical, political, and social movements of Latin America, circa 1968. Monday-Tuesday, April 28-29, 9am-5pm. UT campus, Avaya Auditorium, ACES 2.302, 471-8418. Free. www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas.

TUEsday 29

ISRAEL/PALESTINE IN THE NEWS A talk from UT professor Robert Jensen. 6pm. St. John's United Methodist Church, 2140 Allandale. www.thirdcoastactivist.org.

MENTAL HEALTH PLANNING FORUM 5:30-7pm. ATCMHMR Annex, 1700 S. Lamar. www.atcmhmr.com.

Wednesday 30

COALITION TO ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY MEETING 11:30am. Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe, 441-1808. Free. www.tcadp.org.

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM LECTURE by Dean Lawrence Sager, one of the nation's top constitutional scholars. 4pm. Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 100 E. 27th, 472-6736. Free. www.austinseminary.edu.

THIRD COAST FILM NIGHT features We Feed the World, a documentary about food and globalization. 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 476-1320. $8.25 ($6, students and seniors). www.thirdcoastactivist.org.

WALLER CREEK TUNNEL PUBLIC WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30pm. UT campus, Thompson Conference Center. Free. www.cityofaustin.org/wallercreek.

Thursday 01

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY COMMEM­OR­A­TION features "Diamonds in the Snow," a documentary by Mira Binford. Pre-registration recommended. 7pm. Texas Hillel, 2105 San Antonio, 735-8012 x17. Free. elainie.vasquez@shalomaustin.org, www.shalomaustin.org.

MARCH FOR IMMIGRANT WORKERS' RIGHTS 4:30pm. Capitol grounds. austinirc@gmail.com.

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