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  • 40th Annual Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

    Oktoberfest, the family-oriented German fest, gearing up its big 40th year in the Polka Capital of Texas. Enjoy five stages of Oompah at its Best!, artisans, family lederhosen and dirndl contest, 42 tournament contest, waltz contest, Bratwurst, potato pancakes, funnel cakes, the popular Chicken Dance(s), and more!
    Oct. 1-3  
    Fredericksburg
  • Boomtown: A Musical Comedy

    A musical comedy about the most dangerous town in Texas, Boomtown follows the true story of promoter Ace Borger’s “overnight city” in the Texas panhandle. All shows feature a live band!
    Sept. 16-25, 8pm  
    Dougherty Arts Center
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    Antonelli's for Mother's Day: Women Behind the Wheels

    You've heard the phrase, "Mama needs a new pair of shoes," right? Well, never mind that right now: What Mama needs today is a new taste of cheese! And now here's a live virtual tasting class led by Antonelli's expert cheesemongers, just in time for Mother's Day, in which you'll taste your way through seven different cheeses (all made by women) and learn about "the many different ways women have played a role in the cheesemaking world. Some of this class's cheeses are made by the 'goat ladies of the Eighties,' considered the mothers of the modern American artisan cheese movement. Other makers inherited their farm and dairy operation from their mother; and some are childless and choose to put their love into caring for their animals."
    Sun., May 10, 6:30-7:30pm. $45.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      As You Like It: A Zoom Play

      ImprovEd Shakespeare is taking William Shakespeare’s classic online. Director Andee Kinzy gathered her students virtually for weekly rehearsals, and now the players will be performing from their houses and controlling their entrances and exits as panelists on the webinar. No stranger to pushing the boundaries of performance, the company has experimented with site-specific, livestreamed theatre before: an impromptu production of Hamlet, from young theatre kids around the world. (See that one on Vimeo right here.)
      Sat.-Sun., May 9-10, 7pm. Free.  
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      COTA Food Drive

      Circuit of the Americas is inviting fans to take a drive on its world-famous 3.4-mile track to collect donations for Central Texas Food Bank and host a parade of unity, hope, and fun. Join your friends and neighbors safely from inside your vehicle as you ascend the iconic “Turn 1” hill, weave through the challenging “esses” at turns 3 and 4, and cruise down the same back stretch as the greatest drivers in Formula 1 have done. You can also donate online right now; $1 can provide up to four meals. Germania Insurance is matching up to $10,000 in donations, and COTA and Austin Bold FC will match Germania's $10,000 donation.
      Sun., May 10, noon-5pm  
    • 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
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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
    • Arts

      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
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Virtual Vortex: Heartland

      This is a rebroadcast video of the Vortex production of Gabriel Jason Dean's amazing, heartwrenching drama in which a retired professor in Nebraska, reeling after his adopted daughter Getee is killed by the Taliban while teaching children outside of Kabul, is visited by an Afghan refugee who's carrying Getee's prized books, and – oh, you definitely need to see what happens next. Starring Kareem Badr, Kacey Samiee, and Lowell Bartholomee; directed by Rudy Ramirez. I can't vouch for the camerawork on this video – I've not seen it yet – but the show itself, there's no way I can recommend it highly enough. It's so powerful, it's – well, read Robert Faires' review and you'll get an idea.
      Sun., May 10, 7:30pm. Donations accepted.  
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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.
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Alien (1979)

      Sun., May 10, 11:15pm  
    • 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
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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
    • Community

      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
    • Music

      Úlla

      Venmo: @ullamusic, PayPal.me/rlbrotherton
      Sundays, 5:30pm  
    • Community

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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
    • Film

      Special Screenings

    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Bullock Texas State History Museum: This Light of Ours

      This show features images by activist photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, telling a visual story of the struggle against segregation, race-based disenfranchisement, and Jim Crow laws in the 1960s. These photos capture the day-to-day struggles of everyday citizens and their resolve in the face of violence and institutionalized discrimination – with more than a dozen additional images representing activism and protest in Austin's own history.
      Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 6
    • Music

      Butcher Bear & Guests

      April 14-May 31, 10:30pm  
    • Community

      Events

      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.
      March 17-May 21  
      Online
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      Kids

      Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

      Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, this year’s annual Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day event will be celebrated across Texas via an interactive website full of family-friendly fun, games, and resources.: This year’s celebration is particularly meaningful, as it’s coming on the heels of a legislative session that put a spotlight on mental health issues in our schools. Launch is on May 2 at 9am, and it continues throughout the month.
      May 2-31. Free.  
      Online
    • Arts

      Comedy

      ColdTowne TV

      "Set your dial to CTTV for at-home entertainment seven nights a week on ColdTowne’s Twitch channel, featuring experimental improv, live podcasts, scripted readings, guest characters, and more. Whether you’re a front row sitter or like to chill in the back, you can join the conversation with our interactive chat or just kick back and relax as you recline into cyberspace." See website for details.
    • Music

      Corey Baum

      Venmo: @corey-baum-2; PayPal: CoreyBaumWins@gmail.com
      Sundays, 11am  
    • Community

      Out of Town

      David Lee & the Armadillo Roadshow Haus Concert

      Get on the invitation list now for this Grammy-nominated and award-winning songwriter in concert out in the country.
      Sat., May 30  
      Fischer Haus, Fischer
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      Food Access Resources From SFC

      The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they are accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
      March 30-July 23  
      Citywide
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      Food Access Resources from SFC

      We have to admit it's getter better, but we've still got a ways to go in dealing with this pandemic. The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they're accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
      Citywide
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Funding Recommendations for Coronavirus Response and Draft Participation Plan Amendments Public Comment

      Share your input about the proposed funding recommendations for coronavirus relief or draft amendments to the CPP.
      Through Mon., May 11  
      Via email or postal mail
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Galaxy Quest (1999)

      Sun., May 10, 8:30pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Grease (1978)

      Sun., May 10, 8:25pm  
    • Community

      Events

      Habitat for Humanity Launches Online ReStore

      Austin Habitat for Humanity announced that it has taken the ReStore online, allowing the community to shop the wide variety of items currently listed for sale from the comfort of their own home. Similar to the brick-and-mortar locations, you'll find deals on unique items from clothing and shoes to home and garden accessories and more, and when you shop, you're supporting Habitat for Humanity's mission.
      April 14-June 24  
      Online
    • Film

      Special Screenings

    • Community

      Events

      HC4A/Shalom Austin School Supplies Fundraiser

      HC4A and Shalom Austin had set a date of April 19 for their eighth annual event raising funds for school supplies for Austin-area homeless children, which last year supported over 1,300 children. The April event is now canceled due to coronavirus, but you can still help reach the fundraising goal of $34,000 to support 1,600 students. A small donation of $25 will help support one child. On Aug. 19, volunteers plan to gather to assemble the school supplies at Dell Jewish Community Center. Donate online at HC4A.org.
      March 20-May 31  
      Online

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