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      Early Voting for July 14 Election

      Early voting for the July 14 primary run-off and Senate District 14 election concludes July 10. Get a sample ballot and polling place locations via the county clerk's website, and find out more about what's on the ballot at austinchronicle.com/elections.
       
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      Andiamo Ristorante: Private Dining Rooms Available

      Reckon, if you're going to dine out, this private room deal (10 people minimum, 18 maximum) is among the safer options in town. It's $50 per person ($25 more gets you wine pairings), and the food'll be great, because – well, Andiamo, right? Listen: fried ravioli; tropical salad; fettucine with saffron, shrimp, scallions, and asparagus; a trio of beef, duck, and lamb with balsamic mint sauce; and, for dessert, panna cotta. Need we add, mmmmmmmmm?
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      Austin ISD Meals During Closures

      All Austin ISD meal sites are closed July 6-10. If you or someone you know has an AISD student in need of emergency food while meal sites are closed, please visit bit.ly/KeepAISDKidsFed to find community resources, including locations and hours for meals at temporary food distribution locations. For additional food resources in Austin, families are encouraged to contact the Central Texas Food Bank, visit ConnectATX.org or dial 2-1-1 for assistance. Austin ISD meal sites will resume service on Monday, July 13.
      Mon.-Fri., July 6-10  
      Citywide
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      Austin Theatre Alliance Summer Auction

      The nonprofit organization that manages the Paramount and Stateside theatres has launched an online auction to help protect and ensure the eventual reopening of the historic Austin venues. Up for bidding are a bevy of beverage kits, a private house concert with Austin's own Guy Forsyth, a chance to see your own message on the legendary Paramount marquee, and lots more. View the items and bid online, or just make a donation.
      Through July 17, 4pm  
      Online
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      BakingForGood.org: Black Art Matters

      The Austin-based baking nonprofit BakingForGood.org has joined forces with the Austin Creative Alliance to present an auction-style bake sale (with 45 volunteer bakers!) as a fundraiser for Black Art Matters ATX. With Barton Springs Mill and Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches among the sponsors of this community-forward, palate-pleasing gig, we reckon it'll send shivers of joy through your favorite breadbox.
      July 6-11. Citizen, place your bid.  
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      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  
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      Comedy

      Cap City Comedy Club: Chris Tellez

      Yes, Cap City's open again – but with restrictions in place, of course. You know the drill, right? Not the Black & Decker, but the masks, the social distancing, and so on? As if to slow the continuing corona-roll to a manageable level? And of course the bar remains closed. But Cap City's big room is hosting its second live show since the pandemic kibosh came down, and this show is headlined by Austin's own Chris Tellez. Note: Reserved tables of 2-4 only.
      July 8-11. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $30 and up.  
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      ColdTowne TV: Yeah, But Are You Happy?

      Austin comedians Katie Stone and Lane Ingram invite you to an ongoing podcast that explores the intersection between creativity and mental health.
      Wednesdays, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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      Flatbed Press: Over My Head

      That Austin epicenter of the printing arts presents a new exhibition of woodcuts by Ben Muñoz, featuring his series called The Endless Endeavor. These stunning woodcuts are 100-by-52-inches, the massive pieces communicating both in scale and content the idea of life being larger and much more than ourselves. Flatbed and Muñoz "are eager for the artist and individuals to talk about the content of his work one-on-one;" reserve your meeting with the artist for July 24 or July 25; other appointments for multigenerational groups of four or fewer can be scheduled here.
      Through July 29. Wed.-Fri., 10am-5pm. Free.  
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      Arts & Culture

      Interfaces: Virtual Artist Showcase & Open Mic

      A rad (and monthly) showcase centering POC, queer, trans, GNC, disabled, women, and otherwise marginalized writers and musicians.
      Second Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Free.  
      Zoom
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      Mayor's Book Club

      The Mayor's Office, Austin Public Library, and the Library Foundation are excited to announce this year's Mayor's Book Club: Read Local campaign, celebrating over 30 books written by local authors. There are titles for all ages, from picture books to adult fiction and nonfiction. Visit the website for all the details and to get links to check them out via the library. You can get crackin' on some of these now, and keep an eye out for events like panel discussions, readings, and author conversations happening in the fall.
      Ongoing  
      Citywide
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      Policing in Austin & the Upcoming City Budget Process

      Undoing White Supremacy Austin is putting on a two-part "actionar" centered on policing and the upcoming budget process. Before attending, review the reading and videos they've recommended, then come prepared to listen and learn. Join the FB event and/or sign up for their newsletter for all the details.
      Wed., July 8 & 15, 6:30pm  
      Online
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      Tattoo Storyteller Time

      This popular YouTube channel interviews MLB players, porn stars, Emmy/ Oscar winners, and everyday folk about their tattoos. Now they'll be in Austin for one day only (Sat., July 11) and could maybe interview you, citizen. Contact John Wagner via email with a picture of your ink ASAP!
      Tue., July 7
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      Virtual Hideout: Maestro

      This is an all-improvised battle royale, featuring the most ornery cusses in the scene doing their damnedest to emerge victorious from a mindwarping multiplayer fray. Imagine: A screen crowded with Zoomers, competing in short improv games and wild-ass gambits to be crowned the one and only Maestro for the week. Sound good? Yeah – we like it, too.
      Wed., 8pm; Sat., 9:30pm. $5.  
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      Virtual Letter Writing Party for Texas Voter Turnout

      Join Swing Left Austin, the Texas Democratic Party, and Blue Action Democrats for an entertaining night of letter writing to voters across Texas, with the help of Vote Forward. Featuring musical performances from local favorites Molly Burch and Taméca Jones, Texas Democratic trivia, and appearances by several Texas Democratic candidates.
      Wed., July 8, 7-8:30pm. Free.  
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      "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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      Out of Town

      60th Anniversary Summer Celebration

      All summer long, Natural Bridge Caverns is celebrating six decades of discovery. There are several tours and attractions, including the new Twisted Trails adventure course and a chance to pan for treasures just like gold miners.
      Through Aug. 23. $10-30.  
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      Out of Town

      A New History of Old Texas

      Brandon Steele begins his third season of the popular history podcast with the story of Cabeza de Vaca’s journey in the wilderness of Texas.
      New episodes air Mondays and Thursdays  
      Online
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      Special Screenings

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      A Spacious Place

      A variety of programming including Young Artists and Young Writers clubs, activity pack delivery, and accessible art activities for seniors is all available online.
      Ongoing  
      Online
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      Accounting Crash Course for Creatives

      Austin Music Foundation and the Accountable Artist present a two-part introduction to bookkeeping and accounting for creative entrepreneurs. Part one on July 1 focuses on accounting theory, and part two on July 8 teaches posting and reporting transactions.
      Wed., July 1 & 8, 7-8:30pm. Free.  
      Online
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      Special Screenings

      AFS Cinema Virtual Screenings

      The quality programming you've come to expect from AFS Cinema is available virtually, and online ticket purchases will help ensure it can reopen so you can visit again in person.
      Ongoing  
      Online via www.austinfilm.org
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      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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      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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      ARR Suspends Bulk Collection

      After resuming for three weeks, bulk and brush collection through Austin Resource Recovery is once again suspended. However, if you've already received notice of collection in your area from July 6-24, it will still be provided. Get updates via the website or ARR's mobile app.
      As of Mon., July 6  
      Citywide
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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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      Art Garage Pottery and More To-Go

      Cure cabin fever with pottery and craft kits from Art Garage, offering delivery and pickup. They've got tons of crafting options to keep the whole family entertained, including mosaics, tie-dye kits, pottery, and tons more.
       
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      Art You Virtual Event

      Dougherty Arts Center invites all artistic high schoolers to join this Zoom event connecting industry professionals with the next generation of artists, creators, and community leaders. Registration by July 10 is encouraged to guarantee a spot and lock in your mentorship sessions. When you sign up, check out the resource list packed with tips on portfolios, career guides, college prep, and more.
      Event is July 18, 1-3pm; registration by July 10 encouraged. Free.  
      Online

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