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  • 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
  • 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
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Online Second Chance Prom

    Out Youth is hosting a weeklong fundraising event in lieu of their usual, in-person party. Tune in and donate a little something to keep local LGTBQIA+ youth and their families supported and surrounded by positive peers and mentors. The in-person prom will return!
    June 15-19  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Camiba Art: Signs

    Currently open by reservation only, yes, but you should have no reservations about seeing this stunning exhibition by Dallas native Lee Albert Hill. You want an eyeful of big, bright abstractions via acrylics on canvas over board, handwrought yet almost machinelike in their meticulous design and execution? You probably do, especially in this case. Because it's like … um … like if someone hired Mike Hinge and Bill Sienkewicz to show how well tangrams could be used to illustrate subatomic events from CERN's bubble chamber – and then threw a fistful of chaos shards at the collaboration's results. The accompanying image here is one miniaturized example; imagine seeing a roomful of such intricacies at full size. Hell, imagine scheduling a private viewing of this show with gallerist Troy Campa: That's some solid pandemic diversion right there, tell you what. (And your man Brenner rhapsodizes a bit further about it in this review.)
    Through July 11  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Delysia Chocolatier Father's Day

    Whiskey, cigars, and chocolates are often treasured gifts for Father’s Day. Now Delysia combines all three in decadent truffles for the ultimate in dad-celebrating indulgence. Consider, for instance, the Gentleman's Collection, featuring three Scotch chocolate truffles, three dark chocolate truffles, and three cigar chocolate truffles. (Yes, cigar chocolate truffles; you have to try 'em to believe 'em.) Or there's the Virtual Chocolate & Whiskey Tasting that pairs four handcrafted chocolate truffles (smoked salted bourbon pecan, lemon clove, apricot cigar whiskey, and milk chocolate with double oaked rye) with a variety of whiskeys, and for which Dad can join Delysia's chef Nicole Patel and Milam & Greene distiller Jordan Osborne via Zoom to learn about the pairings while he sips and nibbles.
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    Food Events

    Easy Tiger Father's Day

    Bread ahead! Easy's Tiger's "head doughpuncher" David Norman and his son Wyatt team up to present a virtual sourdough baking class. (Order a Bake Along Set for dad – complete with starter, flour, recipes, a loaf of Austin Sourdough, and an Easy Tiger apron – and he'll be set to learn from the maestro himself. Want to bake along with him? Order a second kit for yourself – and use the code FATHERSDAY for $20 off.) But also: the Tiger is also offering a Grill Master Gift Pack and a Pretzels & Beer Gift Pack, including their full menu of sausages, buns, and sides. Bonus: Stop by the Beer Garden (it's re-opened!) in person on June 21, and your paterfamilias will get his first beer free.
    Sourdough Baking Class: Sat., June 20, 2pm  
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    Food Events

    Foxtail Supper Club: Father's Day Steakhouse

    Foxtail's chef Page Pressley offers a virtual cooking experience for Father’s Day, cooking alongside his son while teaching participants how to prepare a special seven-dish meal, including red shrimp panzanella, 24-ounce Peeler Farms Wagyu ribeye, summer fruit crisp, and – oh, see the full menu right here. Note: Once the Foxtail box is purchased, you'll be sent an email link 48 hours before the kit arrives with instructions on what needs to be prepared and organized – and you'll have ongoing access to the database where the online cooking tutorial will be posted. Bonus: All Foxtail Supper Club profits from June are being donated to the NAACP.
    Sat., June 20, 7pm. $175.  
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    Visual Arts

    ICOSA: Coping Mechanisms

    In advance of the upcoming Swec & Criscoe exhibition, ICOSA presents a series of front-window installations that are viewable 24 hours a day. "An imperfect show in imperfect times that recognizes our shortcomings and missteps, our pain, loneliness, and uncertainty, that aims to move forward carefully and intentionally. This work was made during the pandemic, but before the world exploded once again in response to the horrific murder of George Floyd, thrusting the world into a greater awareness of systemic racism and police brutality, and renewing energy and momentum in the fight for justice." Note: A portion of the proceeds from sales of the artworks will be donated to Six Square: Austin’s Black Cultural District.
    Through July 2
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    Books

    James Wade: All Things Left Wild

    That James Wade, constant champion of the literary scene and one hell of an exciting writer, presents his debut novel (of brotherly contention and violence in the American West) via BookPeople's livestreamed Zoom series – revealing his process and predilections in conversation with Owen Egerton.
    Thu., June 18, 7pm. Free.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Lazarus Brewing Co. Father's Day

    If you have a craft-beer-loving dad, then we reckon you have a dad who's gonna love at least one of these packages from Lazarus Brewing on East Sixth. 1) A Lazarus custom barrel end, engraved by Albert and Vincent, is a repurposed conversation piece that will spruce up the ol' paternal office or patio; 2) the Dad Swag Bag includes a six-pack of Lazarus beer, an industry hat, a beer glass, and a punch card for six free beer fills; 3) a special barrel-aged, 16-ounce, four-pack featuring First Noel (a winter wild ale, crafted from two strains of Brettanomyces and then re-fermented with figs), Tall Dark & Handsome (Belgian strong dark ale, aged in Paso Robles red wine barrels), Ruth (blueberry wild ale aged in tequila barrels), and a Foeder Farmhouse Saison (so damn new it doesn't even have an official name yet).
    Ordering opens: Fri., June 12. $30-250.  
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    Events

    Lumber Society Online Workshop: Cordage Making & Knot Tying

    Explore the basics of making rope with natural fibers as well as learning a few basic knots to use in your bushcraft skills. All you'll need is raffia, which can be procured at Walmart or a local craft store.
    Thu., June 18, 8pm  
    Online
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    Food Events

    Milam & Greene Whiskey: Bottle-Your-Own Father's Day Experience

    Celebrate with your dad by bottling your own custom bottle of Double Gold award-winning port-finished rye or barrel-proof bourbon at Milam & Greene Distillery out in Blanco. The experience includes thieving whiskey samples from two different barrels, selecting the barrel to bottle, filling your own bottle from the barrel, and hand-labeling that glass vessel of liquid gold yourself. Note: You can schedule a visit with master distiller Marlene Holmes on Father’s Day weekend or arrange a later time with dad any weekend between Father’s Day and Labor Day.
    $100 per person.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Northern-Southern: Baton

    This is a group show by relay, begun in July of 2020 as a method of socially distancing a community in the height of the pandemic: Artists took turns alone in the space, each adding to the exhibition. Now, as it nears its close, the exhibition resembles a community in which work converses and overlaps. With Adreon Henry, Vy Ngo, Dawn Okoro, Leon Alesi, Matt Steinke, Sev Coursen, Stella Alesi, and more.
    Closing reception: Sat., July 24, 3-9pm
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    Pandemic Pride

    Unbounded Agency, Thee Gay Agenda, and KD Kinetic join forces to explore the "rebellious roots of pride" all month long. That means puppet shows, sex ed, and more queer entertainment with a focus on intersectionality. Follow the action on Instagram at @pandemic.pride.
  • Food

    Food Events

    Pinballz x Glenmorangie: Whiskey Tasting

    Because maybe there's still time to reserve a spot for dear old whiskey-lovin' dad for Father's Day weekend, right? Join the owners of Pinballz for a guided whiskey tasting featuring a tour of Glenmorangie's award-winning single malts, including a half-ounce serving each of: The Original 10 Year, Lasanta, Quinta Ruban 12 Year, and Nectar d'Or. Bonus: a charcuterie board from the new whiskey bar menu.
    Fri., June 19, 7:30pm. $30.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Virtual Vortex: Twentyeight

    This is a broadcast of Tyler English-Beckwith's stage production, originally presented by Gale Theatre Company and the Vortex, about six Black people separated from their homes and in search of outer space. Set to the hymns of Kanye West and co-directed by Matrex Kilgore.
    Thu., June 18, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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    Visual Arts

    Wally Workman Gallery: Reopened!

    Make an appointment, friend, and you can see these beauties in person. And if there's anything (aside from certain substances still criminalized by a failed system of law) that can elevate the senses and lighten the load, it's this bright collection of new works by Austin's Patrick Puckett. The artist's "large, bold canvases explore the human figure inspired by the artist’s life in the American South and often include symbolic references of both real and imagined nostalgia." And, we add, the downright Fauvist, polychrome exuberance of these paintings will likewise inspire your art-hungry eyes.
    Through July 3
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  • Community

    Kids

    AISD Encourages Families to Apply for P-EBT

    The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program could provide Austin ISD families a one-time benefit for eligible families to buy food. Families could receive up to $285 per child, which can be used in the same way as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits to pay for groceries. If you think you might be eligible, get more info at hhs.texas.gov.
    Apply by June 30  
    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.
  • Film

    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
  • Community

    Events

    All Together ATX Critical Needs Grants: Round Two

    The application period for the second round of funding for qualified organizations is now open. Get all the details and a link to an informational webinar on the website.
    Applications due June 26  
    Apply online
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  • Community

    Events

    Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund Application Deadline Extended

    Local musicians whose incomes were affected by the pandemic have a bit more time to apply for a $1,000 grant from the city: The June 12 deadline has been bumped back to June 26.
    Applications due June 26, 5pm  
    Online
  • Community

    Events

    Austin Public Library Virtual Summer Reading Program

    Download an age-appropriate "Quest Log" (children, youth, teen, or adult), then submit a form whenever a challenge is completed and earn a digital badge. Use the Austin Public Library's curbside pickup or virtual catalog to check out materials to complete your quest.
    Through Aug. 31  
    Online
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

    Thu., June 18, 8:50pm  
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  • Community

    Events

    Black Lives Matter Watch Parties

    BLM Austin will be hosting Black film watch parties until Black August, which includes the Haitian Revolution, Nat Turner Rebellion, Fugitive Slave Law Convention, March on Washington, and more. Read more about it and check out the daily film events on their Facebook page.
    Daily through June & July  
    Online via BLM Austin
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Blood Fest (2018)

    Thu., June 18, 10:55pm  
  • Arts

    Dance

    Blue Lapis Light's Impermanence: In-Home Screening

    The city's original outdoor aerialists, directed by Sally Jacques, performed this stunning piece that took place at the J.J. Pickle Federal Building in 2009. Now you can witness the spectacle onscreen, with a link for the entirety of it sent directly to your inbox – and half the proceeds go to Six Square and the Austin Justice Coalition.
  • Community

    Events

    Book Drive for Inside Books Project

    The Inside Books Project sends over 35,000 free books to Texas prisoners every year, a disproportionate number of whom are Black. For this book drive, volunteers will be available at Hoover's so you can donate while you pick up some classic Southern fare from a Black-owned business. And you can always donate at a drop box if you wish: Find out what they're looking for and drop box locations at InsideBooksProject.org/donate-books.
    Thu., June 18, 7-7:30pm  
  • Music

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