Happenings

May 22-29


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Thursday 22

MEETING ON GREEN WATER TREATMENT PLANT SITE See five development teams pitch their proposals for the Green Water Treatment Plant and Energy Control Center site today, or catch the public presentations (live or reaired) on cable Channel 6. A visual display from each proposing development team will remain on public view in the first-floor atrium of City Hall through May 30. See www.ci.austin.tx.us/seaholm to review and comment on proposal materials. 1-6pm. City Hall, Council Chambers, 301 W. Second.

LIVE MUSIC TASK FORCE PUBLIC HEARING Your turn to sound off on the sound ordinance and more. 7-9pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second. www.ci.austin.tx.us/council/livemusictaskforce.htm.

OMINOUS PARALLELS: EL SALVADOR AS FORE­SHADOWING Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte presents an overview of U.S. activities in El Salvador in the 1980s and how they shaped the media's interpretation of later events. 7pm. Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st.

Saturday 24

CLOSE ASSAULT 1944 Learn about life on the front lines of World War II with small-arms demos, a Sherman Tank rumbling around, a battle re-creation, and more. Sat., May 24, 11am & 2pm; Sun., May 25, 11am. Camp Mabry, 2200 W. 35th. Free.

Tuesday 27

1968: 40 YEARS LATER Can Dialectics Break Bricks? is the first film in this French series. For more, see "Sticks and Stones." 8pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. www.monkeywrenchbooks.org.

Wednesday 28

CLEAN AIR FORCE ANNIVERSARY GALA 7pm. Barr Mansion, 10463 Sprinkle. $75. www.cleanairforce.org.

DISABILITY & ARTS EMPLOYMENT VSA Arts of Texas sponsors this workshop that aims to bring greater employment options to the disabled in the art world by changing employers' attitudes. 9am-noon. MHMR Training Center, 1700 S. Lamar Bldg. 1 #102, 454-9912. $15. lynn@vsatx.org, www.vsatx.org.

Thursday 29

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW CLASS 9am-noon. One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd., 974-7800. $30. www.cityofaustin.org/sbdp.

SPANISH LANGUAGE FILM SERIES Stop by your neighborhood radical bookstore for En el País de No Pasa Nada, a Mexican comedy and social commentary about a kidnapping plot gone awry. This week with subtitles. 8pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free. www.monkeywrenchbooks.org.

Ongoing

ENERGY-EFFICIENT TAX-FREE WEEKEND Throughout this Memorial Day weekend, get your energy-efficient appliances tax-free. See www.window.state.tx.us for details. Sat.-Mon., May 24-26.

PRESIDENTIAL VIDEO CONTEST HCD Research is looking for original music videos and parody songs in support of a presidential candidate or party. Enter online, and get those politically creative juices flowing; two winners get $5,000 each. www.mediacurves.com.

RED CROSS CALL FOR DONATIONS Help the folks at the local Red Cross office repair roof damage from last week's storm. Donate online, or send checks to 2218 Pershing, Austin, TX 78723. 928-4271. www.centex.redcross.org.

TOUR OF KOREA FOR VETS Korean War veterans are invited to revisit the battlefields of their youth. The South Korean government wants to pay homage to the participants in what has been called the "forgotten victory" by paying for meals, hotels, and tour costs. Tour dates continue through November; call 800/722-9501 or visit www.miltours.com for details.

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