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  • Emancipet Summer Photo Contest

    Emancipet is looking for dogs and cats with purrfect summer style to enter the Emancipet Summer Photo Contest for a chance to win awesome prizes!
    Enter your pet with a $10 donation to Emancipet and cast your votes online. All funds raised help Emancipet provide affordable, accessible veterinary care. There are three categories to enter: Dapper Dogs, Cool Cats, and Playful Pack! Prizes include amazing products from YETI, Healthy Pet, and Emancipet.
    July 20-Aug. 7  
    Emancipet
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  • Arts

    Comedy

    ColdTowne TV: Fridays & Saturdays Live

    The stage on Airport might be dark, citizen, but the stars of that laugh factory near Mrs. Johnson's Doughnuts are shining bright every Friday and Saturday night on ColdTowne TV! Tune in for this variety show format and drop a few bucks in the virtual tip jar to keep local comedy alive.
    Fridays & Saturdays, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
  • Community

    Events

    The Austin Chronicle Virtual Hot Sauce Festival

    The Hot Sauce Festival is going virtual this year! To experience the virtual event, participants can purchase their very own Hot Sauce tasting kits (available soon), which include samplings from a variety of local bottlers, all-new Hot Sauce merch, and more. The People's Choice contest gives Austinites the chance to vote for their favorite hot sauce from local participating restaurants. Winners will be announced during the virtual event on Sunday, Aug. 30 and in the Sept. 4 print issue. Stay tuned for more info at austinchronicle.com/hot-sauce and on social media @austinchronicle and @chronevents.
    Vote Aug. 6-28; winners announced Sun., Aug. 30  
    Online
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    Arts & Culture

    aGLIFF 33: Prism

    Be the rainbow, stream the rainbow: Austin's fave queer film fest is moving to the virtual realm for two weekends in August. Viewers will have the chance to watch on-demand or livestream more than 50 feature and short films showcasing the diverse experiences of queer and trans folks from around the world. Keep up with lineup announcements at www.agliff.org.
    Aug. 6-9 & 13-16. Weekend badge, $35; both weekends, $65.  
    Online
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Artus Co: Amigos

    Artus Co is "a community of artists and makers at the Arboretum," and they've got a new display of that Matthew Rodriguez's work (you know: from Cheer Up Charlies, and random happy-faced trees, and those kerchief-masked black cats all over town?) and you're invited to stop by and see it inside the current pop-up shop of local creative goodness.
    Through Aug. 15. Daily, noon-6pm  
    1000 Research
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Austin Chamber Music Festival

    The 24th annual festival concludes this weekend, with the Horszowski Trio and their performance of Schumann's Piano Trio No. 1.
    Saturdays through Aug. 8. Free.  
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Cap City Comedy Club: Raul Sanchez

    This Raul Sanchez was the winner of the 2013 Funniest Comic in Texas competition and the 2012 Funniest in South Texas competition. He’s performed in the Boston comedy festival and different clubs and venues around the country. He's ready to make you laugh like there's no tomorrow, so now's the perfect time to catch him here! Note: Reserved tables of 2-4 only.
    Aug. 6-8. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $30 and up.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Cloud Tree Studios: Being

    Looking for something beyond the virtual? This is it: Cloud Tree presents a safety-optimized show of new figurative works by longtime local, Peruvian-born sculptor Alejandra Almuelle, featuring a series that "explores the state of being as a process of becoming." Our own appreciation of sculpture in general is in the process of becoming overwhelmed by the powerful beauty of what Almuelle can do with clay and pigment, and this timely exhibition is another stunning example of why. So make a reservation, put on your best mask, and be sure you don't miss this soul-fortifying opportunity.
    Through Aug. 22. Free.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Collection Rert: Birdwatching

    This funky home-based gallery is having a show that's all about birds. They've invited more than a dozen artists to submit work in various mediums and now present all of the different avian creations. But – how to do this safely, right now? And how to make it work as an integral part of an exhibition about birds? If you thought the solution would be other than clever and effective, then you don't know Amanda Jones and Chad Hopper. Listen: "There will be select pieces arranged inside the gallery, which will be viewed from outside at two different windows. Each window will have a pair of sanitized binoculars for you to watch the birds. Other pieces will be displayed outside (in our front courtyard) and spaced out in safe distances." This show definitely belongs on your life list, birdlover, so contact the gallery for a reservation soon!
    Sat., Aug. 8, 2-5pm
    2608 Rogers
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    Visual Arts

    Flatbed Press: La Romita Revisited

    This is a group exhibition by the participants of the 2019 Italian Il Sole Residency at La Romita, Umbria, featuring work by Jo Harvey Allen, Katherine Brimberry, Belinda Casey, Monica Cimino, Suzi Davidoff, Orna Feinstein, Mary Fischer, Elaine Johnson, Charmaine Locke, Erica Stephenson, Sam Schwartz, and Susan Schwartz. A glass of prosecco, we reckon, will be the perfect liquid accompaniment to Friday's Zoomed reception.
    Through Aug. 18. Free.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    John Mulvany: The Pattern Days

    It's only because we've been a bit unnerved by this pandemic, probably: That's why the access point here makes us giggle. But damned if one of the best artists in this city, the man whose bright images of urban and forested realisms are forever haunted by ghosts of one kind or another – damned if that John Mulvany hasn't gone and mounted a public show via Google Docs. Once you get over the WHUT factor of that and have clicked to see what's up, you'll be pleasantly surprised: It's not quite as good as being there in the flesh – is anything, ever? – but this solution, room by room and painting by painting, elegantly showcases the artist's new mid-lockdown series of works depicting the deep, spirit-riddled natural world.
    Through Aug. 16. Free.  
  • Community

    Sports

    On Being In Your Body: A Sunset Stretch Session

    Tune in at sunset for a stretch sesh and meditation with restorative yoga practitioner Tierra Denae. The session will be hosted digitally via Zoom.
    Sat., Aug. 8, 7pm. Free (donations optional).  
    Online
  • Community

    Events

    Online Classes With Esquina Tango

    Nonprofit Esquina Tango has taken their programming online via Zoom and Facebook Live. There's something going on every day, so check out the full list of donation-based classes and choose from conversational Spanish or Portuguese, salsa aerobics, and, of course, tango.
    Daily; times vary  
    Online
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Recspec Gallery: Talismans

    This virtual exhibition of work by Gigi Grinstad – whose beautiful oil and encaustic creations, you'll recall, brightened several Recspec shows in the Before Times – is available throughout August on the Recspec website. Grinstad's approach to talismans as art "conjures spells for a particular time or place, allowing the viewer to bring these symbols of strength into their own life via intuition and magnetism. These talismans are impermanent, shifting, and they grow and fade like the changing seasons." Note: They'll also lodge quite firmly in your memory, offering Grinstad-wrought anchors of beauty in these uncertain times.
    Through Aug. 31. Free.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Stephen L. Clark Gallery: Black Tulips and Dead Flowers

    This new show by acclaimed photographer Kate Breakey is focused on specimens of the plant kingdom and reveals itself like a series of windows into arcane botanical memories.
    Through Sept. 12, by appointment only
  • Food

    Food Events

    Suerte Taqueria: ¡Puro Pinche Pollo!

    Suerte Taqueria continues the monthlong celebration of that tastiest of yardbirds, the pollo. (Note for the monoglots: That's a chicken, mmmkay?) Each meal features a different half-a-chicken each week and comes with two seasonal sides, and it's enough for two people, and is available for dine-in or carry-out alongside Suerte’s regular menu. Up next, it's Mr. James Chicken Adobo en Stylo Filipino (Aug. 3-9), and, finally, People's Choice (Aug. 10-15) among the diverse styles they've been offering. Hey, you're a people – treat yourself and help them choose!
    Through Aug. 9
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    SUFFRAGE NOW: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition

    On August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote. On August 6, 2020, the Elisabet Ney Museum debuts this new show for which women photographers nationwide were invited to share photos that comment on the Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. The most eloquent images were chosen and are included in this online exhibition.
    Aug. 6-Jan. 31. Free.
  • Community

    Events

    Teach On! Virtual Fair

    Austin Community College presents this virtual fair about teaching and learning online. If you're a parent trying to support an online learner, or you’re looking to connect with experienced online teachers and up your online game, Teach On! is here to help. And if you have online teaching tips or tricks to share, this is a great way to help your colleagues and the community. Head to the event page to complete a survey to share your needs, and if you have something to offer, sign up for a booth or submit instructional material.
    Sun., Aug. 9, 1-5pm  
    Online
  • Community

    Kids

    Teen Service Days With Generation Serve

    Teen service days are a chance for teens to volunteer virtually alongside their peers. Youth can learn about volunteering with organizations via guest speakers and participate in activities like creating cards for kids in foster care. Join in via Zoom on Saturdays in August.
    Sat., Aug. 1, 8, 15 & 29, noon-1pm  
  • Arts

    Comedy

    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.  
  • Arts

    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.  
  • Community

    Kids

    Virtual Teddy Bear Surgery

    This event is a unique opportunity for kids to meet with Austin Humane Society staff. Participants will first watch a video clip, fill out a worksheet, and participate in some hands-on activities. Then, they’ll be invited to bring their own stuffed animal (in need of a little love and care) to a virtual vet appointment, the shelter team will help diagnose and treat what ails their animal, and everyone will leave the appointment feeling better!
    Sat., Aug. 8, 1-4pm  
    Online
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Wally Workman Gallery: America Martin

    The popular artist's distinctive style, inspired by Mid-Century Modernist masters, is underscored by the use of boldly brushed lines and punctuated bursts of color to imply tone and mood. And we, somewhat toned and moody ourselves, are very glad to infer. Call for appointment!
    Through Aug. 9
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Wonderspaces

    Wonderspaces is "a new art show designed for a broad audience," featuring 12 installations from artists from around the world, now glorifying one 28,000-square-foot venue. And new artwork will rotate in starting this fall, is the deal – thus turning the space into "an ever-changing stream of extraordinary art." Of course, the most important question here is, "Is it Insta-worthy? Oh God, my dear lord, please, please let it be Insta-worthy!" Yes, yes, darlings: It's Insta-worthy AF. Mmmmkay? Now don't forget to mask up, slather some sanitizer, and be safe.
    Wed.-Thu., 5-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 4-10pm; Sun., 3-8pm. $15-24.  
    1205 Sheldon Cove #2-A
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  • Qmmunity

    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
  • Community

    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.  
  • Community

    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
  • Community

    Kids

    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
  • Film

    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
  • Arts

    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.
  • Community

    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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