Citizens' calendar, Oct. 8-15
CHARITY BASH Help support Capital Idea's educational services for families living in poverty. 7pm. Shiner's Saloon. $10. www.charitybash.org.
FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE HEAP Former Black Panther and Angola 3 political prisoner Robert Hillary King discusses his life and new autobiography. 8pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free. www.monkeywrenchbooks.org.
AUSTIN COPS FOR CHARITIES MOTORCYCLE RIDE Take a ride through the Hill Country and help longtime APD dispatcher Mark Smith defray the cost of his battle with cancer. 9am. Cowboy Harley-Davidson, $15-25. www.rideformark.com.
AUSTIN AMERICANS UNITED MEETING Hang with the newly recognized Austin chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. 5pm. Genuine Joe Coffeehouse, 2001 W. Anderson, 280-6950. Donations appreciated. www.au.org.
LEAGUE OF YOUNG ACTIVISTS & POLITICIANS welcomes high schoolers who want to initiate social change. 4pm. State Capitol building, Legislative Conference Center, Rm. E2.002, 870-1123. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORWOOD HOUSE BENEFIT Jon Dee Graham headlines to help restore the Norwood House to its former grandeur. 3-8pm. Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress. $10. www.restorenorwood.org.
AUSTIN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OPEN HOUSE Aren't you so excited for Austin to be comprehensively planned for the next 25 years? Today's party – with music from David Garza, Sara Hickman, and others – celebrates both the Comp Plan kickoff (work on the plan begins today) and Austin's strategic mobility public outreach efforts. 3-8pm. Austin Convention Center, Ballroom B, 500 E. Cesar Chavez. www.cityofaustin.org/compplan.
DÍA DE LA RAZA Join the United East Austin Coalition and Friends of the MACC to celebrate anti-Columbus Day. 6:30pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St., 478-6770. Free.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER EPILOGUE This follow-up to the poignant play about Laramie after the Matthew Shepard tragedy will run concurrently in more than 100 theatres in all 50 states. Proceeds benefit OutYouth. See "The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later." 7pm. Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey. $20.
ROLL BEYOND COAL VOLUNTEER CALL Join the Sierra Club folks on Monday nights this month for some pizza and phone-banking in support of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, now in the Senate – plus, help prepare for the upcoming Halloween Roll Beyond Coal rally and clean-energy bike tour. www.lonestar.sierraclub.org.
CITY AUDITOR CANDIDATE MEET-AND-GREET The city's search for an auditor has produced three finalists, all of whom you can meet today and judge accordingly. 6-8pm. One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd., Rm. 325.
WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT ANNIVERSARY Live music, food, and a silent auction in celebration of seven years of fighting for working men and women. 6:30pm. Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal, 391-2305. $25. www.workersdefense.org.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT LECTURE Join Stephen J. Gould for a talk about the politics of evolution. 7pm. Old Quarry Branch Library, 7051 Village Center Dr., 345-4435. Free. www.centerforinquiry.net/austin.
LAND-USE WORKSHOP: HERITAGE HILLS/WINDSOR HILLS 6:30-8:45pm. Dobie Middle School Library, 1200 E. Rundberg. www.cityofaustin.org/zoning/heritage_hills.htm.
CAMPO 2035 SURVEY If you're interested in how the transportation system will be planned in Central Texas for the next 25 years, take a few minutes to fill out the survey at www.campotexas.org. Through Oct. 15.
AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT Several panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt – including this one (pictured) from The Austin Chronicle in memory of Ed Lowry, our original managing editor – are on display this week at various locations Downtown. See a map showing locations and the route for the Oct. 18 AIDS Walk at www.asaustin.org. Through Oct. 18.
JOIN THE CAN COMMUNITY COUNCIL Join social-services advocacy group Community Action Network Community Council – it's looking for 10 new members. See details at www.caction.org. Application deadline: Oct. 30.