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    Akirash Online

    Sure, Austin's Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya aka AKIRASH has an exhibition at the Carver Museum right now – and the place is closed, of course. But this Lagos-born artist also happens to have one of the most robust websites around, though you'll need a mighty big screen to get the best effect of his huge and colorful mixed-media creations and performance pieces.
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    David Ramirez

    Half of revenue donated to HAAM.
    March 23-27, 1pm  
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    grayDUCK Gallery Online: Point of Origin

    Sarah Sudhoff's experimental exhibition takes cues from the connections between sound and human emotion, here realized with suspended sculptures, sound installation, and debossed wall works that draw upon the artist's personal observations, cartography, and the mechanics of helicopters – especially those copters involved in the nearly 300 flights completed in just one month for Houston's Memorial Hermann Health System. Take a virtual tour here.
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    Out Youth Story Time With Kathryn Gonzales

    In order to help the community stay connected during this stressful time, Out Youth's Operations & Programs Director Kathryn Gonzales is hosting a nightly, virtual story time. LGBTQIA folks of all ages are invited to join via a mobile device, computer, or by calling in. Currently, Gonzales is reading Benjamin Alire Sáenz's Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
    Daily until Out Youth resumes in-person operations. 8pm. Free.  
    Online
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    Pinballz Brings the Arcade to You

    If you and the family are missing the arcade, fear not: Pinballz can bring the arcade to you. Titles vary, but they've got full-size arcade games like Ms. Pacman, Galaga, and Donkey Kong as well as pinball machines, sanitized and delivered to you for weekly rentals or purchase, and they're offering a discount for multiple-week rentals.
     
    Various locations
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    Yard Dog: Bob Schneider and Margie Criner

    The Chicago-based Criner makes small abstract sculptures that house miniature dioramas, viewable through a peephole. Austinite Schneider – whose name you must already know, right? We mean, c'mon – has created a group of mixed media works that combines painting with collage. And you can see this excellent show (the last installed before this coronavirus shit tossed us all into the at-home hoosegow) via a video tour online – and, bonus, check out the Dog's other glorious holdings while you're there.
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    ADRN Coronavirus Challenge

    Austin Disaster Relief Network has put out a call for what they've dubbed the Coronavirus Challenge, urging Austinites to check their supply of several items that health care providers need during this emergency, such as masks, gloves, antibacterial soap, and the like. See the full list online, and if you have spare items to donate, drop them off all week at HOPE Family Thrift or one of the other locations on the list. See an explanatory video with ADRN Executive Director Daniel Geraci here and get all the details here.
    March 22-28, 10am-6pm  
    Various locations
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    Austin Animal Center Updates

    Austin Animal Center is closed to the public until at least April 13, meaning they will not be able to take in or adopt out any animals during this time. Due to incredible community outreach, they no longer need fosters at this time, but check back in case that changes. See AAC's Facebook page for details as well as tips for reuniting lost animals with their families while AAC is closed, and remember, donations are always welcome.
     
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    Austin Justice Coalition Art & Essay Contest

    A contest for young men of color grades 3-12 in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. Winners from each division will receive a $75 award and an award-winning book of their choice. Also looking for community members to participate as volunteer judges; find details and apply online.
    Feb. 13-April 1  
    Apply online
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    Out of Town

    “The Texas Liberator: Witness to the Holocaust” Traveling Exhibit

    Part of the Texas Liberator Project, a collaboration between the Texas Holocaust Genocide Commission and Texas Tech University, this free exhibit features the oral histories of 21 Texan liberators of the Nazi concentration camps along with powerful photography, providing historical context for the Holocaust and World War II.
    Feb. 10-March 25. Free.  
    George H.W. Bush Gallery, The National Museum of the Pacific War, 311 E. Austin St., Fredericksburg
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    Bat City Artisans Virtual Market

    Bat City Artisans market is going virtual! Their usual monthly market features 30+ local purveyors of art, vintage, handcrafted home and skincare goods, and more, and now they're holding it in cyberspace. If your business would fit in with this market, email them at batcityartisans@gmail.com to see if they can help you get some online sales. Shoppers, save the date: March 29, time TBA.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Bead It Kits

    Bead It has been providing Austinites with classes, jewelry supplies, and more since 2002. Now they're offering jewelry-making and meditation & crystal kits available to purchase online and work on at home. There's a beginner's box designed for ages 5 and up and several more options, and owner Ashley Schor is also available to create special orders based on your needs, because everyone can benefit from some meditation and a creative outlet right now. See the contact info on the website if one of the kits doesn't suit you.
    Online
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    Seasonal Jobs

    Capital Metro Has 150 Job Openings

    Capital Metro has 100 openings for full-time bus operators and 50 for part-time bus cleaners. No experience is necessary, and training is provided. Get all the details online.
    Citywide
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    Central Texas Food Bank Donations Urgently Needed

    Central Texas Food Bank is experiencing a dramatic increase in the need for their services and one of their major fundraising events has been canceled, leaving them in dire need of funding to bridge the gap. You can help by donating online; a $25 donation provides 100 meals for families in need. Get your friends and neighbors involved by hosting a virtual food drive or Facebook fundraiser. If everyone pitches in, the food bank can keep up with the demand caused by the pandemic and ensure no family in the community goes hungry.
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    Central Texas Pig Rescue Needs Donations

    CTPR is still accepting donations. They're aware that most of you are spending extra on your own families, but if you have an extra $16, you’ll cover the cost of one extra bag of feed. Any amount, even a dollar, helps to make sure the pigs don't go hungry.
    Online
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    Charity virtual concert series w/ Dan Radin

    Venmo: @itsDanRadin
    March 19-May 1, 6pm  
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    Children's Books Read by Jayda Marie

    Local YouTuber Jayda Marie has been uploading videos of herself reading books for children, and so far has read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies, and more. It's basically a virtual storytime at the library!
    Online
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    Covid Mask Makers Seeks Assistance

    Do you know how to sew? Covid Mask Makers needs people to help sew face masks, and they've got patterns and instructions, including a helpful video, on their website. If you're all thumbs in that regard, you can help by donating supplies or picking up and delivering finished masks. Sign up for the newsletter to get more details, but feel free to get going on the mask-making anytime.
    At home
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    Seasonal Jobs

    Dollar General Hiring

    With the increasing need for household supplies, Dollar General anticipates a need for double the employees and is actively hiring. Apply online.
    Various locations
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    Domino's Hiring Now

    Domino's is still offering carryout and delivery, and who doesn't love making people happy via pizza? Additional staff members are needed throughout the area, so apply now if you're interested in CSR, delivery, or management positions.
    Austin-area locations
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    Don't Mess With Texas Art Contest

    The Don't Mess With Texas® Art Contest is officially open! Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t Mess With Texas calendar, with the top 14 designs featured. Each winner will also receive a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 tablet, a Buc-ee's gift basket, their artwork framed and returned, and the opportunity to share the work on websites and social media. Teachers representing student winners will receive a $100 H-E-B/Central Market gift card. Submissions must be postmarked by April 24.
    Feb. 12-April 24. Free.  
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    El Buen Samaritano

    El Buen Samaritano's food pantry anticipates an increased need for their services in the coming months. They are also supporting community partners in their efforts to provide food for the families and individuals they serve. Right now, the pantry is open Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9-11am.
    Online
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    Escape to 1800s Texas

    Pioneer Farms' General Store is still open for limited hours on the weekends to sell handmade soaps and fresh eggs by the dozen, but all other operations are suspended until April 13. In the meantime, follow them on Facebook and Instagram for fun facts, livestreams of the farm, prairie trivia, archive exploration, and more. Their website has a bunch of fun games and crafts to keep the family entertained at home, which as they point out, is how the pioneers in the 19th century often lived.
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    Foundation Communities

    Foundation Communities has suspended volunteer operations, but you can donate to their Emergency Assistance Fund to help their residents who are experiencing health concerns and lost wages. The Emergency Assistance Fund will help affected residents afford rent, utilities, household items, necessary transportation and more.
    online
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    Free Internet at Full Circle Bar

    The Full Circle Bar is offering free public high-speed wi-fi from 8am to 8pm so that community members without home internet can access news and check in with work and children can keep up with their studies. Mission Possible is offering free parking across the street, and users must stay in their car or keep at least 6 feet away from each other if they do not have a car.
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    Generation Serve: Helping While Home

    Local nonprofit youth service organization Generation Serve has suspended volunteer activities through April, but published a thoughtful list of activities and ways to help the community from home. Create cards and wallets, become a translator, start online fundraisers, learn and serve in nature, and more. Check out their post for all the details.
     
    At home and online
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    Girlstart STEM at Home

    Nonprofit Girlstart has been empowering girls in science, technology, engineering, and math for decades, and they've made some of their programming available for use at home. Kids can learn about plate tectonics, light refraction, and so much more via fun, hands-on activities with household items. They aim to add new activities daily for livestreaming via their social media channels, so keep an eye out for that.
     
    Online
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    Seasonal Jobs

    H-E-B Seeks New Hires

    The pandemic crisis has put all kinds of people out of work temporarily, and local grocery hero H-E-B has short-term positions open because of the crisis. If you're looking for work, apply here.
     
    Various locations

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