Happenings

May 1-8

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Thursday 01

CRIME & SAFETY CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM 6:30-8pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second.

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY COMMEMOR­A­TION Professor Mira Binford presents her documentary, Diamonds in the Snow. 7pm. Texas Hillel, 2105 San Antonio, 735-8012 x17. Free. www.shalomaustin.org.

MARCH FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS 4:30pm. Texas Capitol grounds, 1100 Congress.

PARKS & RECREATION DIRECTOR RECRUITMENT Come to one of two public sessions, and provide input into what the city should be looking for in a Parks director. (See Naked City, for more.) Thu., May 1, 4 & 6pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second.

Friday 02

COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP AWARDS LUNCH­EON 11:30am-1:30pm. Hilton Hotel Downtown, 500 E. Fourth, 916-6012. $65. www.envisioncentraltexas.org.

HUMAN RIGHTS IN FLORIDA'S FIELDS The Student/Farmworker Alliance presents traditional Vera Cruz folk music and an update on how a petition to Burger King made history. 7pm. Monkey­Wrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free.

Saturday 03

CANNABIS CRUSADE MARCH & POTLUCK The march to the Capitol begins at noon, after a morning of sign-making and taco-eating. The rally lasts till 4pm, after which you'll head back to Zilker for music, disc golf, and more. 10am-10pm. 585-6369. Free. www.texasnorml.org.

INTERNATIONAL MINING FORUM Learn about the economic and environmental impact of gold and silver extraction in Guatemala. 7pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free.

WOMEN'S RESOURCE FAIR features free legal, medical, health, and job-skills services for homeless and battered women and children. 9am-3pm. Schmidt-Jones Family Life Center, 1300 Lavaca. Free.

Sunday 04

COVER THE UNINSURED HEALTH FAIR & RALLY Noon-2:30pm. Texas Capitol grounds, 1100 Congress. Free. hcfataustin@gmail.com.

DON'T EMPTY LAKE TRAVIS Help conserve Lake Travis at this fundraiser featuring auctions, a catfish dinner, music, and more. 2-8pm. Carlos'n Charlie's, 5973 Hiline Rd., 267-0151. $30 ($25 advance). www.draininglaketravis.org.

Monday 05

IRAQI TRADE UNION TOUR A short film screening and discussion. 6pm. Texas State Employee Union Hall, 1700 S. First. Free. vickicbradley@aol.com.

Tuesday 06

CHINA/TIBET FORUM 7:30pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free.

ENGAGE SPEAKER SERIES: FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN TEXAS 7:30-9am. Chez Zee American Bistro, 5406 Balcones, 499-0435. $25. www.leadershipaustin.org.

Wednesday 07

CENTRAL WEST NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING WORKSHOP 6:30-9pm. Austin State School, 2203 W. 35th Bldg. 526, 799-4370. www.ci.austin.tx.us/zoning/central_west_austin.htm.

Thursday 08

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: A CONVERSATION with District Court Judge Charlie Baird, Assistant D.A. Gary Cobb, defense attorney Keith Hampton, and you. 7pm. First United Methodist Church, 500 E. Pecan, Pflugerville. Free. www.pflame.org.

CAUSES OF IMMIGRATION DISCUSSION 7pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free. www.workersdefense.org.

Ongoing

DEATH PENALTY DOC SCREENING At the Death House Door screens around town this week. See www.tcadp.org for times and dates. 258-6480. $5 suggested donation.

WALK FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Prison-rights activist Andre Latallade started walking in New Jersey (the first state to abolish the death penalty) and will end his trek at the Governor's Mansion right here in Austin. Offer words of encouragement (or donations) at www.myspace.com/capitalxaka305375.

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