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    Neill-Cochran House: Art on the Lawn

    Hey, this is happening IRL! Seven artists will present their work on the grounds of this historic site. The museum itself will be closed, but free admission passes will be passed out for use once the NCH reopens on June third – so you can see the "If These Walls Could Talk" exhibition, which has been extended until July 26th. Note: The number of guests circulating on the grounds will be managed by museum staff to preserve social distancing of six feet.
    Sun., May 24, 11am-3pm. Free.  
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      Visual Arts

      Carver Museum: High Signs and Beacons

      This is a project of CarverMuseumATX, Six Square, the City of Austin Equity office, and the African American Heritage Facility, calling on artists, poets, scholars, and writers of African descent to join in a mutual aid effort. It's an invitation to engage with the isolation, uncertainty, and essential chaos of these times – and your voice is essential. See website for details.
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      Theatre

      Gilbert & Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore

      Austin's Gilbert & Sullivan society streams video of their 2014 grand summer production of this rousing classic and features a watch party with commentary from directors, original cast members, and GSA board members.
      Through May 29. Free.  
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      Sports

      May Is Bike Month

      Bike Austin, Austin’s largest bicycling advocacy and education organization, is encouraging residents to take to the bike lane throughout May for Bike Month 2020. With thousands of Austinites working from home, social distancing, and spending less time in their vehicles, streets all over town are quieter and safer, so now the community has a unique opportunity to encourage neighbors to get outside and ride together, apart. Share photos of solo or family rides on social media using #BikeMonthATX and #IBikeTo____ (fill in your own reason for biking) and enjoy these healthy streets.
      May 11-31  
      Citywide
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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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      Events

      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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      Theatre

      Virtual Ground Floor: Click

      "It’s Saturday night and two gay guys are online trying to hook up, each for a somewhat different reason. Jason sees easy sex as a way to avoid intimacy. Michael sees it as a way to get to intimacy more quickly." Find out what happens next, in this broadcast of Allan Baker's award-winning drama starring Jesse O'Rear.
      Sun., May 24, 7pm. Donations accepted.  
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      Theatre

      Virtual Vortex: Cinema Dada

      Quick – don't anybody set a giraffe on fire! But do check out this video collection of improvised music and sound juxtaposed against collages of mail-art from a year-long international mail-art call. Austin artists David Jewell, Melissa Vogt, Sandie Donzica, Justin LaVergne, Chad "The Eldritch Omelette King" Salvata, Rachel Fuhrer, and Sergio R. Samayoa contribute video art, theatrical staging, dance choreography, improvised poetry, spoken word, sound collage, and electronic music. Bonus: Week nine of Rudy Ramirez’s CoviDecameron Project. features a takeover by student from the Griffin School.
      Sun., May 24, 7:30pm. Donations accepted.  
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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
    • Film

      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.”
      Sun., May 24, 11:15pm  
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      Special Screenings

      AFF at Home

      AFF at Home is Austin Film Festival’s way of promoting a sense of community, engagement, and creativity in a time of distance and restrictions. The latest session focuses on writing for animation, and you can catch up on previous content covering screenwriting topics like dialogue, character, comedy, and more via the website.
      Ongoing  
      Online via AFF
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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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      Special Screenings

      Alamo on Demand

      Make any Tuesday terror-iffic, any Wednesday weird, and the rest of the week fantastic with Alamo Drafthouse curated picks via Alamo on Demand. If a film is there, it's because an Alamo programmer loves it. It's kinda like going to your favorite video store when you could do that, mixed with going to your favorite theatre, when you could do that too. Staff picks, cult classics, Found Footage Fest and Master Pancake, Weird Wednesday and Terror Tuesday, Fantastic Fest faves, they're all there for rental or purchase.
      Ongoing  
      Online via ondemand.drafthouse.com
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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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      Events

      Art on the Lawn

      For this outdoor event, seven artists will present their work on the grounds of the Neill-Cochran House Museum. The museum will be closed; however, free admission passes will be given to attendees for use when it reopens on June 3 - the perfect opportunity to experience the "If These Walls Could Talk" exhibit, which has been extended until July 26. Artwork on display will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the museum. The event is free and open to the public, but please register on the website.
      Sun., May 24, 11am-3pm  
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      Out of Town

      Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

      The museum presents 31 Days of Asia virtually spotlighting online a multitude of Asian art, cultural programming, and Asian-focused experiences.
      Through Sun., May 31  
      Crow Museum of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas
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      Kids

      Austin PARD Coloring Pages

      Austin's Parks & Recreation Department has put out a set of downloadable coloring pages to honor several Austin favorites, from Auditorium Shores to Zilker Botanical Garden.
      May 19-31  
      Online
    • Music

      Úlla

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

      Bikin' Betties Solo Scavenger Hunt

      A fun way to get involved with Social Cycling Austin while maintaining a safe social distance. You'll bike to several locations around town and snap a selfie, then post using selected hashtags. Check the FB event page for all the details, and have a fun, safe, socially distant ride!
      Through Tue., June 1  
      Citywide
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      Special Screenings

      Blazing Saddles (1974)

      Sun., May 24, 11:25pm  
    • 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
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      Civic Events

      Burnet Road Virtual Public Hearing

      Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to Burnet Road from U.S. 183 to MoPac's frontage road.
      Through June 5. Daily, 9am-5pm  
      Online
    • Music

      Butcher Bear & Guests

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

      Chase Frank

      Venmo: @Chase-Frank-1; PayPal.me/theharms
      Sundays, 3pm  
    • Community

      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
    • Music

      Chris Beall

      Sundays, 7pm  
    • Community

      Kids

      Connect2Texas

      The Bullock Museum has an excellent selection of educational programming that can be incorporated into distance learning or experienced just for fun. There are recordings and worksheets on a range of topics as wide as Texas: blues music, extreme mammals, cattle drives, and more. Plus, check out the very cool interactive tools like the Texas history timeline and "Campfire Stories," an interactive version of Amarillo artist Robert T. Ritter's mosaic that leads you to discover the people who wrote the stories of Texas.
       
      Online
    • Music

      Corey Baum

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