Happenings

May 15-22


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Friday 16

BIKE TO WORK DAY is just one of several Bike Month events going on. For more, see www.austincycling.org.

Saturday 17

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DRIVE All electronics accepted – computers, cell phones, CD players. Anything that cannot be refurbished will be recycled. 9am-2pm. McCallum High School, 5600 Sunshine.

PERMACULTURE BASICS WEEKEND Sat.-Sun., May 17-18, 9am-5pm. TreeFolks, 10803 Platt, 619-5363. $120. austinperm@permie.us.

Sunday 18

INTERNATIONAL AIDS CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL 8pm. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, 974-6700. www.candlelightmemorial.org.

WEEKLY PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM Jim Hightower and Susan DeMarco talk about their book, Swim Against the Current. 11:30am-12:30pm. First Unitar­i­an Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free.

Monday 19

LIVE MUSIC TASK FORCE PUBLIC HEARING Just how loud do you like your live music? Let the task force know, as it considers issues of sound control and sound ordinance enforcement. 6:30-8:30pm. City Hall, Council Chambers, 301 W. Second. www.ci.austin.tx.us/council/livemusictaskforce.htm.

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY Learn about the disease and resources for sufferers; see www.hepcan.org for details. Texas Capitol grounds, 1100 Congress.

Tuesday 20

ECONOMIC STIMULUS ASSISTANCE Ensure you get the money you deserve. 9am-5pm. Foundation Communities Tax Center, 3036 S. First, 215-1487. Free. www.communitytaxcenters.org/stimulus.htm.

RACE, RELIGION, & PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS A discussion hosted by the Austin Area Interreligious Ministries. 6-8pm. First Baptist Church of Austin, 901 Trinity, 476-2625. www.aaimaustin.org.

Wednesday 21

METROPOLITAN BREAKFAST CLUB The Mexican American Cultural Center's Amparo Garcia-Crow discusses Discovering Culture and Diversity. 7am. Memorial Stadium, UT Club. $15. www.mbcaustin.org.

THIRD COAST FILM NIGHT 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 476-1320. $8.25 ($6, students/seniors). www.thirdcoastactivist.org.

Thursday 22

U.S. & EL SALVADOR LECTURE In conjunction with the "Inside El Salvador" photo exhibit at the Harry Ransom Center, UT journalism professor Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte talks about U.S. activities in El Salvador during the 1980s. 7pm. HRC, 300 W. 21st, 471-8944. Free.

Ongoing

COMMUNITY SABBATICAL GRANT is open to nonprofit employees who want to do research in their field. Recipients receive $5,000, get paired with a UT faculty member to guide the research, and gain access to the university's resources. Applications are due Fri., May 30. www.humanitiesinstitute.utexas.edu.

COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY CENTER Free 32-computer facility is open to the public for research, homework, and job searching. Staff is on-hand to offer tech or homework help. East Austin Community Center, 6002 Jain, 462-2181. Free. www.swkey.org.

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