COVID-19 Coverage

The scope and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic is changing daily, and so are the plans of local venues and the city as a whole. Below you'll find the breadth of our coverage from show cancellations to city announcements.

You can also find a list of scrapped happenings on our canceled and postponed events page.

Tonight I’m Playing Possum
Tonight I’m Playing Possum
Bunker buddies are frequently inhuman, so we’ve gathered extensive visual evidence from 100+ Austin musicians

May 7, 2020

The 23 Words That Changed the Way Texas Sells Alcohol (or Not)
The 23 Words That Changed the Way Texas Sells Alcohol (or Not)
Say what, Governor?

May 7, 2020

Live Flower Arranging Workshops Make Business Bloom for House of Margot Blair
Live Flower Arranging Workshops Make Business Bloom for House of Margot Blair
Austin florist Carly Blair adapts her business to the era of social isolation, with much success

May 7, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Statewide updates since Gov. Abbott's "Open Texas" order

May 5, 2020

Violet Crown Cinema Staying Closed During Pandemic
Violet Crown Cinema Staying Closed During Pandemic
Local minichain standing with other Austin cinemas

May 4, 2020

Paramount Theatre Launches New Digital Interview Series
Paramount Theatre Launches New Digital Interview Series
Conversations with various experts from home, popcorn required

May 1, 2020

Live From Your Kitchen Table, It's the 2020 #TribFest
Live From Your Kitchen Table, It's the 2020 #TribFest
Texas Tribune to go virtual for 10th annual ideas festival

May 1, 2020

The Blanton's #MuseumFromHome Offers Tours, Talks, and More From Its Collection
The Blanton's #MuseumFromHome Offers Tours, Talks, and More From Its Collection
Just cuz you're at home doesn't mean you can't get some culture

April 30, 2020

We Have an Issue: How’s Your Blood Pressure?
We Have an Issue: How’s Your Blood Pressure?
Platitudes don’t help. Now is 100% the time to get political.

April 30, 2020

There Is a Light That Will Never Go Out at Austin's Drive-In Theatres
There Is a Light That Will Never Go Out at Austin's Drive-In Theatres
Theatres may be shuttered, but the in-car cinema experience still shines bright

April 30, 2020

After a Month of Chaos, Abortion Care Returns to Texas
After a Month of Chaos, Abortion Care Returns to Texas
Clinics, patients, and the law get put through the ringer over care

April 30, 2020

In Lawrence Wright's Novel, an Imagined Pandemic That's Frighteningly Real
In Lawrence Wright's Novel, an Imagined Pandemic That's Frighteningly Real
If disease-ravaged world of The End of October feels like our own, that's because the author did his research rigorously

April 30, 2020

Opinion: We Can’t Let Coronavirus Distract Us From Data Collection and Climate Change
Opinion: We Can’t Let Coronavirus Distract Us From Data Collection and Climate Change
We cannot give companies slack on environmental regulations during the pandemic – and that includes those running energy-gorging data centers

April 30, 2020

Qmmunity: Trump Admin Could Soon Undermine Health Care Protections for LGBTQIA
Qmmunity: Trump Admin Could Soon Undermine Health Care Protections for LGBTQIA
Find queer connection with virtual events

April 30, 2020

Amazon Takes SXSW Streaming
Amazon Takes SXSW Streaming
Film festival director Janet Pierson brings some gems to your TV

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage
The Common Law
COVID-19 and Austin – answering your legal questions (part 5)

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage
Texas Cinemas Staying Closed Despite Abbott
Theater chains place safety over politics and profit

April 30, 2020

Council Recap: COVID Relief Funds Begin to Flow in Austin
Council Recap: COVID Relief Funds Begin to Flow in Austin
Artists and nonprofits at the front of the line for assistance

April 30, 2020

Texas Is Reopening, but Local Leaders Are Ready to Bar the Door
Texas Is Reopening, but Local Leaders Are Ready to Bar the Door
At the threshold

April 30, 2020

Health Care Experts Urge Us to Maintain Our Discipline
Health Care Experts Urge Us to Maintain Our Discipline
Are we ready to rock & roll?

April 30, 2020

Will Vote-by-Mail Happen by July Elections?
Will Vote-by-Mail Happen by July Elections?
State, local officials at odds over how people qualify

April 30, 2020

How Medical Cannabis Provider Compassionate Cultivation Is Adapting to COVID-19
How Medical Cannabis Provider Compassionate Cultivation Is Adapting to COVID-19
Ineligible for federal aid, Compassionate Cultivation adjusts to a new paradigm: more deliveries and less contact

April 30, 2020

Asian American Resource Center Fosters Community for Older Adults During Stay-at-Home
Asian American Resource Center Fosters Community for Older Adults During Stay-at-Home
Seniors encouraged to share family memories with online story project

April 30, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Stay Trips, Delivered
Day Trips & Beyond: Stay Trips, Delivered
More Day Trips delivered to your door

April 30, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Stay Trips
Day Trips & Beyond: Stay Trips
Daytripping in the age of stay-at-home orders

April 28, 2020

<i>Chronicle</i> Readers Share What They Love and Miss About Austin
Chronicle Readers Share What They Love and Miss About Austin
Everything from restaurants to neighbors to long, stress-free walks

April 28, 2020

Abbott Says Cinemas Can Reopen. Cinemas Say "No, Thanks."
Abbott Says Cinemas Can Reopen. Cinemas Say "No, Thanks."
AFS Cinema, Alamo, Violet Crown stress health over commerce

April 27, 2020

L’Oca d’Oro Co-Owner on the Future of the Restaurant
L’Oca d’Oro Co-Owner on the Future of the Restaurant
Right now, they can’t do what they do – so what’s next?

April 27, 2020

Austin Black Pride, QueerBomb Cancel In-Person Celebrations for June
Austin Black Pride, QueerBomb Cancel In-Person Celebrations for June
Orgs exploring virtual programming; potential Pride month in October

April 24, 2020

Austin Craft Brewers vs. COVID-19: Oddwood Ales and The Draught House
Austin Craft Brewers vs. COVID-19: Oddwood Ales and The Draught House
How local breweries are responding to the pandemic (Part 6)

April 24, 2020

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