Free food truck Friday and 5 other things to do in Austin this weekend, June 23-25

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Here are some events happening throughout the weekend in and around Central Austin:

Friday

1. National Eat at a Food Truck Day

Get a free meal by bringing a friend to any participating Austin food truck. Just say the words “Food Truck Friend” when purchasing something at a truck. Participating Austin food trucks include Belly Up!, Texas Chili Queens and Wanderlust Coffee. The offer requires purchase of one item and is good at participating locations. https://www.neaftd.com/cities/austin

2. Austin Belly Dance Convention

Held Friday-Sunday, the event features more than 50 hours of belly dancing, music classes and presentations for all levels and styles. Prices vary. Noon-10 p.m. (Fri.), 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Sun.). www.theabdc.com/

Saturday

3. Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K

Celebrate with the Austin community at Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K. Dress up in costume and join the world’s slowest 5K. There will be minicab races, Willie Nelson braiding stations and local music throughout the night. 4-9 p.m. Downtown Austin, 800 W. Riverside Drive, Austin. $11 for kids, $25 for adults. 512-524-2953, ext. 102. http://keepaustinweirdfest.com

4. Citywide Garage Sale

Held Saturday and Sunday, vendors sell secondhand, antique or used merchandise, such as furniture, clothes and jewelry. $7-$12. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin. http://www.citywidegaragesale.com/

5. African American Book Festival

The 11th annual African American Book Festival will take place at the Carver Museum and Library on Thursday and Saturday. The New York Times best-selling author Angie Thomas will discuss and read from her latest work at 6:30 p.m. Free. 1165 Angelina St., Austin. http://www.aabookfest.com/

Sunday

6. PurpleStride Austin

The 5K run and family-friendly walk has a new route this year at Camp Mabry. The race and walk aim to raise funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. 7-9:30 a.m. 2200 W. 35th St., Austin. http://support.pancan.org/site/TR?fr_id=1145&pg=entry

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Marie Albiges
Marie Albiges was the editor for the San Marcos, Buda and Kyle edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covered San Marcos City Council, San Marcos CISD and Hays County Commissioners Court. Marie previously reported for the Central Austin edition. Marie moved to Austin from Williamsburg, Va. in 2016 and was born in France. She has since moved on from Community Impact in May 2018.
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