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      Comedy

      ColdTowne TV: Fridays & Saturdays Live

      The stage on Airport might be dark, citizen, but the stars of that laugh factory near Mrs. Johnson's Doughnuts are shining bright every Friday and Saturday night on ColdTowne TV! Tune in for this variety show format and drop a few bucks in the virtual tip jar to keep local comedy alive.
      Fridays & Saturdays, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
    • Food

      Food Events

      AFWA: Citywide Sugar High

      The Austin Food & Wine Alliance hosts this online bake sale just in time for Mother's Day, a bake sale in which Austin's top pastry chefs and bakers – from Garbo's Lobster, Juniper, Eberly, Uncle Nicky's, SRSLY Chocolate, Rosedale Kitchen and Bar, Second Bar + Kitchen, Colleen's Kitchen, Brand & Mortar Group, Epicerie Café & Grocery, Olamaie, and more – create a box full of sweet and savory treats. (And of course that box can also be delivered to friends, family, and others who may just need some deliciousness delivered right to their doorstep but didn't necessarily, you know, give birth to you so many years ago.) Note: Orders for Austin delivery must be placed by 5pm on Wed., May 6.
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      Food Events

      Antonelli's Virtual Cheese Classes

      Yes, the classes are virtual, but the cheese is real. John and Kendall and their hardworking crew, all dairy-proud and deeply knowledgeable, will school you (via private video conferencing links in GoToMeeting) on the delicacies you're nomming on that well-curated cheese plate you've just picked up. Note: This is for small groups with maximum size of 30, and you can opt to have your camera on or off. Addendum: These classes are filling quickly, so you might want to check their website instanter, cheeselover! Mon., May 4; Thu., May 7: Prosciutto, Salami, and Cheese … Oh My! Tue., May 5: Cheese 101: Seven Styles of Cheese.
      $40 and up.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Atelier Dojo: Remote Studios

      The local powerhouse of figurative painting, the art school that's the smart school for artists of all kinds, they've got a painting-along-at-home series going to help you keep your skills honed in these socially restrictive times, featuring live costumed models posing on camera and a thriving community of creatives rendering that lovely human biotecture from their separate studios. "Join us for a three-hour costumed-model drawing session. Use any supplies you wish, listen to music, share your work, chat with others. It’s a great way to stay connected with your art community!"
      Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30pm; Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm; Saturdays, 9:30-12:30pm. $5.  
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      Classical Music

      Austin Opera: Live From Indy Terrace

      This weekly series features livestreamed performances from local stars of the vocal stage – they've already showcased Elena Villalon, Mela Sarajane Dailey, Claudia Chapa, Will Liverman, Kyle Albertson, and more – and may be just the thing you need to make your spirits soar.
      Fri., July 3, 3pm. Free.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Big Medium: Artist Features

      This new series from the community-strong magisters of Big Medium aims to amplify the voice of artists and keep art a regular part of daily life in these socially distanced times. Through a combination of short interviews, artwork images, and video, these features serve to inspire and create a deeper connection between artists and the public. New installments weekly, every Tuesday and Friday. Upcoming: Erin Cunningham (May 26), J Muzacz (May 29).
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      Visual Arts

      CamibaArt: Staying Home

      Troy Campa's Camiba Gallery website features a closer look at a new artwork each day, for your continued sheltering-in-place edification.
      Daily, through May 2  
    • Arts

      Dance

      Corps Multiple: (Un)Rooted

      This is a Corps Multiple performance that "opens a discussion on humanity’s deep, inherent need for belonging, roots, pairs, and reaches into our roots with struggle, entanglement, or rejection, in order to find peace within ourselves."
      Fri., May 1, 8pm  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Grageriart Online

      Austin's frosty-coiffed and glamolicious wondertwins of robo-friendly sh-sh-shopping, Lana Lesley and Peter Stopschinski, keep the postmodern retail luv a-coming with a brand new video, at least long enough to take a voice-modulated sip of coffee to, each Friday morning. Don't just say hello, citizen consumer, say buy-buy!
      Trending and free.  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      Invoke in Pieces

      The mighty men of this eclectic quartet may be sheltering in place, but that's not keeping them from making music together on the interwebs. Listen to each member of Invoke play solo sets for each other, livestreamed on Twitch and YouTube.
      Fridays, 7pm. Donations accepted.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Northern-Southern: Left In Leaves

      This is a group show of artistic interventions across the city of Austin, freely left in outdoor public spaces throughout May. (Note: Email the gallery for a map to the sites.) Who's involved in this fine endeavor? Sterling Allen, Ted Carey, Adreon Denson Henry, Sarah Fagan, Rachel Freeman & Korey Weiss, Emily Lee, Sean Ripple, Amy Scofield, Meghan Shogan, Amanda Julia Steinback & Staci Maloney, Alyssa Taylor Wendt, and Suzanne Wyss. Documentation will be shared on the Northern-Southern website and social media; at the conclusion of the month, the maps will be collected in a print zine, in which each artist will be interviewed. Northern-Southern will mail it to you upon request. And, look: The Chronicle's Robert Faires shares his own experience of the project.
      Through May 31
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      Virtual ASO: The Austin Symphony's REWIND

      Conductor Peter Bay and company have teamed with the classical cats at 89.5 KMFA to release this show of discussion of and music fromtwo 2006 concerts, one with Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 and one with Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61, featuring Joshua Bell.
      Until these damned coronas get the hell outta Dodge  
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Virtual Hideout: The Knuckleball Now

      OMG – insert Kermit Arm Flail – here's one of the best troupes in the history of Austin! [Note: No, srsly. In the history of Austin improv, like for about three decades or longer? We'll insist they're in the top five of all that time.] But they're not history: These guys – Craig Kotfas, Lee Eddy, Mike D'Alonzo, Ace Manning, and (live, from L.A.) Michael Joplin – are as current as it gets, and they've taken to the Zoom thing like, uh, like white on rice? Like orange on the face of a quasi-presidential baboon? And tonight, once again, citizens – it's The Knuckleball Now!
      Fri., May 1, 8pm. Free.
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      Arts & Culture

      "We'll Just Rock For Ourselves" Virtual Exhibit

      The Austin History Center's phenomenal 2018 exhibit on the late photographer Lisa Davis is now available online for your viewing pleasure. Davis' photos and videos capture the grrrls grrrls grrrls of Austin's lezzie rock scene in the Nineties. Revisit our review of the exhibit here, and don't forget to check out our interview with former Chronicle senior editor and "Gay Place" founder Kate X Messer, who was a key figure in curating her collection.
      Online
    • Music

      Adrian Conner

      Venmo: @AdrianConnerSpazKitty; PayPal.me/AdrianConnerCreation
      Fridays, 7pm  
    • Music

      Aeseaes

      Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6pm  
    • Music

      AJ Vallejo

      Fridays, 8pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      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.
    • Community

      Kids

      Alamo Kids Club Fun at Home

      For the junior cineastes who are missing Alamo Drafthouse's Kids Club, they've got an online treasure trove of family-film-centric activity sheets and booklets you can print at home. Children can learn about all the animals from The Lion King, play the Frozen II memory card game, make their own thaumatrope, and so much more. And if the kiddos want to share their work, snap a photo and tag it #AlamoAtHome on Instagram and Twitter.
       
      At home
    • Music

      Andrea Magee single release w/ guests

      Frontline Foods benefit w/ guests Ben Jones, Chris Gage, Christine Albert, Dave Scher, Harry Magee, Paige Dechausse, David Jimenez, Cari Hutson, Ray Prim, Pat Byrne, Kelly Green, Hunter St. Marie, Ray Sisters, Barbara Nesbitt, Violet Lea, Nick Boettcher, Amanda Darnell
      Fri., May 1, 5pm  
    • Community

      Out of Town

      April Dressed in All Its Trim: An Online Exhibition

      The art project began before the current pandemic erupted, but feels even more appropriate now as a group of Texas-based artists contributed artwork that explores the hopefulness of spring.
      Through May 31  
      Online from Studio Comfort in Comfort, Texas
    • Community

      Kids

      Art Garage Online Art Lessons

      The Art Garage is offering online art classes for little ones, and they've got kits you can order to work on at home. Learn to make homemade play dough, explore art from around the world, and more. Follow them on Facebook for details.
      Online
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      Kids

      ATX Ballers Online Basketball Tutorials

      Local youth basketball organization ATX Ballers is providing free basketball video lessons that kiddos can do from home, even without a hoop! Expert coaches will upload a few engaging video lessons each week for the rest of the semester, complete with lesson goals to accomplish, for both beginners and experienced players.
      ATX Ballers Youth Sports YouTube channel
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      Events

      Austin ISD Community Resources

      In response to COVID-19, Austin ISD is offering community resources including free meals to students at numerous locations, free access to telehealth and waived medical copays through a partnership with Virtual Care for Kids, free Learning at Home online courses, and recommended educational resources for all grade levels. For more information, visit the website.
       
      Citywide
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      Events

      Austin Pets Alive! Virtual Events

      Austin Pets Alive! encourages you to #SavePetsInSweats with fun online activities you can enjoy from home. Learn to make dog treats and embroider, and even schedule an e-reading with a psychic groomer to get inside your pet's mind and find out if they really want you to keep working from home. And donations are always welcome!
      Online
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      Events

      Austin Scavenger Hunt

      Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
      Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
      Online and at home
    • Community

      Sports

      Ballet Austin Online Dance & Fitness Classes

      Since you can't go to the studio, Ballet Austin brings the studio to you! Choose from several levels of ballet or hip-hop, CardioFunk Dance Fitness, Arms & Abs, contemporary, tap, Pilates workouts, barre workouts, Pink Pilates, Active Aging, and more. Purchase classes individually or by the bundle, and complete the course on your own time.
      Online
    • Community

      Kids

      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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      Events

      Best Food Trucks

      Best Food Trucks is offering an order-ahead service to help practice social distancing, and bringing food trucks to underserved communities. You can find trucks near you by going to the online map.
      Ongoing  
      Citywide

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