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Learn about local and state candidates ahead of the November election
The Asian American Resource Center hosts a forum for residents to hear from candidates running for local and state offices in the November election. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 8401 Cameron Road. 512-974-1700. www.austintexas.gov/aarc
Celebrate Independence Day with a pool party
Anderson Mill Limited District hosts a free, family-friendly pool party at El Salido Park and pool. Activities include an inflatable slide. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 11500 El Salido Parkway. 512-258-4104. www.amld.org
Enjoy beats and brews at Oskar Blues Brewery
Austin-based artist Jeff Plankenhorn, who has collaborated with Ray Wylie Hubbard and other Americana artists, performs for visitors at Oskar Blues’ taproom. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 10420 Metric Blvd. 512-243-7054. www.oskarblues.com
Cool off at Domain Northside
Domain Northside hosts a Splash Bash celebration on the Northside lawn with water games and activities for shoppers of all ages to take a break and cool off.
10 a.m. Free. 11700 Domain Blvd.
Watch a few slam dunks
The Harlem Globetrotters bring their slam dunks, trick shots and comedy to the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park. Fans can meet the players prior to the game with a “Magic Pass.” 7 p.m. $19-$130. 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
Create art after hours
The Bullock Texas State History Museum’s Cool Summer Nights series includes extended hours at the museum. Guests watch artists create pieces inspired by the museum in real time. Hands-on activities include weaving and silhouette portraiture. 6-9 p.m. Free. 1800 Congress Ave. 512-936-8746. www.thestoryoftexas.com
Churn your own ice cream
The founders of Lick Honest Ice Creams in collaboration with Edible Austin lead an ice cream-making workshop at Confituras Little Kitchen. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities. 3-5 p.m. $55. 2129 Goodrich Ave. 512-441-3971. www.edibleaustin.com
Help pets find a home with a movie-night fundraiser
Nonprofit shelter Texas Humane Heroes hosts a Dog Days of Summer party at Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline with an interactive screening of “Office Space.” 6-9 p.m. $15-$25. 14028 US 183, Bldg. F. 512-260-3602. www.humaneheroes.org
Celebrate Colombian Independence Day
Colombianos en Austin hosts its annual Colombian Independence Day celebration with live music and dance performances at the Asian American Resource Center. 3-9 p.m. $12. 8401 Cameron Road, Austin. 512-974-1700. www.colombianosenaustin.com
Hear the sounds of nature from the Austin Symphony
The orchestra performs Symphony of Our World, which evokes themes of nature and wildlife. The performance at the Long Center is accompanied by a backdrop of National Geographic footage. 8-11 p.m. $29-$59. 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664. www.thelongcenter.org
Fitness & Health Events
Austin Yoga Tree partners with the Veterans Yoga Project to provide a free yoga class for veterans and their families, friends and caregivers. 2-4 p.m. Free. 10401 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 105.
Tree of Life Massage & Wellness hosts an open-house party to celebrate its first anniversary. Door prizes and refreshments are included. 4-8 p.m. Free. 11126 Jollyville Road, Ste. C. 512-948-1857.