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      Big Medium: Coffee Chats

      In addition to their regular artist features, the Big Medium folks offer virtual coffeetime convo, too – with leaders in the creative community sharing their personal and professional experiences to inspire others pursuing careers in art. This week: The Austin-based, assemblage maestro of Los Outsiders, Robert Jackson Harrington.
      Thu., May 7, 11am. Free.  
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      Lumber Society Online Workshop: Go Bags

      Grab your nature journal and a writing utensil and log on to learn all about go bags. Buzz Mill's Lumber Society will cover all the ins and outs of how to use tools and figure out what gear is most important for your next wilderness adventure.
      Thu., May 7, 8-9pm  
      Online
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      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
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      Sofa Sessions Benefiting SIMS Foundation

      In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Sofa Sessions brings local musicians to your living room to raise funds for nonprofit SIMS Foundation, which provides mental health care to musicians and has experienced a higher demand due to COVID-19. Follow SIMS on social media (@simsfoundation) for lineup announcements throughout the month. Donate online or by texting SIMS to 44321.
      Throughout May  
      Online
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      Visual Arts

      Vault Stone Shop: Mask Collection

      For this new group show curated by GD Wright, a coalition of artists – Ender Martos, Alexis Mabry, Jade Walker, Bale Creek Allen, B. Shawn Cox, Brian David Johnson, so many others – has produced and donated more than 100 fabric masks to be given away each day during the show’s duration. Also, each artist has created a unique commemorative artwork referencing their thoughts and experiences of the Coronavirus pandemic. These interpretations of a face mask will be on view in the gallery's window display for two weeks. Note: All the gallery’s proceeds from sales will be donated to purchase hand sanitizer for distribution throughout the homeless community in Austin.
      Through May 20
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      Comedy

      Virtual Hideout: Pgraph

      The fantastic foursome of improv fabulators returns for another week, bringing their arch spontaneity through Zoom and onto Twitch to make your minds zoom and your hearts twitch at what a talented local quartet can do, off-the-cuff, at the intersection of goofy and brilliant.
      Thu., 8pm; Sat., 7:30pm. $5.  
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      Theatre

      Virtual Vortex: Creative Community Development

      This informative panel and chat features the Vortex's Olivia Jimenez, Carol Zou (Los Angeles, CA), and Yuko Okabe (Salem, MA).
      Thu., May 7, 8pm  
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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
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      Special Screenings

      A Selection of Short Films

      A collection of short films that were scheduled to screen at South by Southwest will be shown, including Ingrid Haas’ “Still Wylde,” Chelsea Devantez’s “Basic,” Kate Cox's “Vert,” Carlyn Hudson's “Waffle,” and Dean C. Marcial's “Reminiscences of the Green Revolution.”
      Thu., May 7, 8:30pm  
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      A05 Gallery: Todd Talks

      Ao5's director Todd Gresley interviews a new artist each week in this livestreamed video series from the popular south Austin gallery.
      Thursdays, 2pm  
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      Civic Events

      AISD Board of Trustees Strategic Plan Listening Session

      Austin ISD students, staff and community members are invited to participate in a virtual listening session focused on the district's 2020-25 Strategic Plan. Find instructions for submitting comment at the AISD Strategic Plan website.
      Thu., May 7, 6pm  
      Online
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      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.
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      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.
       
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      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
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      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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      Kids

      ATX Kids Club Online

      ATX Kids Club is offering daily Zoom calls for kids to meet and discuss movies, pets, family, and more, and participate in activities like origami or charades. Email info@atxkidsclub.org to join, and follow their Facebook page for more details.
      Mon.-Fri., 2pm  
      Online via Zoom
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      Austin AMA Virtual Book Club

      It’s time to take a break from the news cycle, get comfy on the couch and read how Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg built resilience and found joy after a traumatic event. Austin AMA's virtual book club meets for round 2, focusing on chapters 1-5 of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. The intro was covered in the first meeting, and the third installment will be June 4 and cover chapters 6-10.
      Thu., May 7, 8-9am. Free.  
      Virtual via Zoom
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      Austin Fast Start Pitch Competition

      The Austin Fast Start pitch competition is a partnership between Austin Young Chamber and the city of Austin’s Economic Development Department with support from 3 Day Startup. Every quarter, they will hear from a new industry and award an unrestricted cash prize and other opportunities to identify and support local entrepreneurs as the future business leaders in our community. This quarter, it's the Internet of Things. Applications are due May 18, finalists will be notified by May 25, and the top four will compete on June 15.
      Deadline: Mon., May 18  
      Online
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      Civic Events

      Austin Fast Start: Small Business Pitch Competition Applications

      Innovators submit ideas for products that use internet connectivity to improve services and enable things like smart cities and more. Top four scored applications will be selected as finalists and virtually pitch their business on June 15.
      Through May 18  
      Online
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      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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      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
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      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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      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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      Bleach Infused Cocktails w/ Ten Ass City

      Venmo: @Ashley-Miller-58; PayPal: bignosebaby@gmail.com
      Thu., May 7, 5:30pm  
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      Sports

      Breath & Body Yoga Online

      Austin's Breath & Body Yoga owner and director Desirae Pierce is available via phone or Skype to provide tips and guidance to Austinites looking to stay physically active and strengthen mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Breath & Body is also offering live remote Zoom classes daily that are available to the public.
      Ongoing  
      Online
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      Events

      BSC COVID-19 Business Owner Weekly Support Group

      Business is not as usual. This is a safe place to talk about business concerns, share ideas, and hear from weekly business expert guests. Feel free to drop in and out; you don't need to stay the whole hour. Virtual meetings are planned for every Thursday through September; get the login details via Eventbrite.
      Thursdays, 12-1pm. Free.  
      Online
    • Music

      Butcher Bear & Guests

      April 14-May 31, 10:30pm  

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