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  • 2021 Austin Greek Festival

    Delicious Greek food including lamb, spanakopita, gyros, souvlaki, baklava and much more will set the stage for dancing and fun. Greek dance performances, kid-friendly activities, Greek dance lessons, shopping for Greek souvenirs at the agora market and much more make this three-day event a must to attend! Come experience the Greek hospitality known around the world!
    June 18-20  
    Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
  • Come and Smoke it

    Smoke Game Strong presents "Come and Smoke It", A BBQ foodie event with 10 specialty dishes for all to enjoy at Windy Point Park on Lake Travis! Food, drinks and park entry are all included in the ticket price! There's also free parking and live music so bring all your friends and family!
    Sat. June 26, 12pm-7pm  
    Windy Point (Bob Wentz Point)
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    AJC Black Food Week

    For its fourth annual installment, Austin Justice Coalition is going bigger and better with three full weeks of food, drinks, and community empowerment, including two restaurant weeks and a food truck week. Black Food Week's goal is to educate the community about new and longstanding Black-owned restaurants and support these places that have become pillars of the community. Join in and share on social media with #atxbfw2020.
    Through Sept. 13  
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    Final Call for RENT: Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants

    This program through the city of Austin provides full rent payment for income-eligible renters financially impacted by COVID-19. Get all the details on their FAQ and apply online.
    Applications due Tue., Dec. 8, noon  
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    Visual Arts

    Mexic-Arte Museum: Bruno Andrade Retrospective

    Mexic-Arte presents the first retrospective exhibit of Bruno Andrade, the distinguished Texan whose work is "inspired by nature, which he paints from memory and from his own interior vision."
    Through Sept. 1
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    Kids

    Participate in Viva México: Kids' Art Contest

    A visual arts contest for kids to create original works of art to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. Children ages 5-12 submit photos of their artwork, and images will be posted on the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center's Facebook and Instagram pages Sept. 12-18 and will be highlighted during the MACC's 16 de Septiembre event. Winners will be selected based on the number of likes they receive and will be sent a prize package of arts supplies and MACC swag. Winners announced Sept. 20.
    Through Sept. 11  
    Online
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    Participate in Viva México: Send in Your Best Grito

    Currently, there are calls of action from the community, passionate voices to be amplified, and diverse interpretations of freedom and independence. This year's Viva México celebration explores the grito, and they want to hear yours! Tag @AustinESBMACC with the hashtag #vivamexico2020 or email a link of your uploaded grito video to take part in Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center's celebration on Sept. 16.
    Deadline: Sun., Sept. 13  
    www.fb.com/austinesbmacc
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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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    Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop for Adults

    Designed for those who have never had a ballet class, this workshop teaches ballet from the very beginning. It's never too late: adults and teens age 15 and up welcome. At the end of the session, you will have learned some of the fundamental positions, vocabulary, and basic principles of ballet. Held on-site at Ballet Austin's Butler Center.
    Sundays, Sept. 20-Oct. 25, 2:30-3:30pm or Mondays, Sept. 21-Oct. 26, 12:30-1:30pm. $130 for six weeks.  
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    Absolute Beginning Hip-Hop for Adults

    It's never too late to learn something new, and hip-hop dance is tons of fun for all ages. This workshop is designed to introduce adults (and teens age 16 and up) to hip-hop culture and dance, build a solid foundation to execute popular dance moves, improve energy, lift mood, and lower stress. Sign up now; registration will close when full. Held on-site at Ballet Austin's Butler Center.
    Wednesdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 28, 8:30-9:30pm. $125 for six weeks.  
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    Absolute Beginning Tap Dance for Adults

    A tap workshop designed for adults to learn tap dance from the very beginning: fulfill a dream and learn something new! It's appropriate for any age, and a perfect dance style to learn as an adult, and is a great workout. Held on-site at Ballet Austin's Butler Center.
    Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Oct. 7, 7:15-8:15pm. $85.  
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    Civic Events

    Advisory Councils Seek New Members

    For anyone passionate about pedestrian and bicyclist issues, you might consider becoming part of the groups that advise City Council on these matters. Applications are being accepted for both the Bicycle Advisory Council and Pedestrian Advisory Council. They typically meet monthly, and applicants are encouraged to attend the next virtual meeting of the council they'd like to join (PAC: Sept. 14; BAC: Sept. 15). Apply here for the BAC and here for the PAC.
    Deadline: Sept. 25  
    Apply online
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    AISD Board of Trustees Special Meeting

    Agenda will be posted at least 72 hours before the meeting.
    Mon., Aug. 31, 5:30pm  
    AISD.TV; AISD FB page
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    Kids

    AISD Meal Service

    Through Sept. 4, any child under the age of 19 may receive one breakfast and one lunch meal daily from Austin ISD, Monday-Thursday, with Fridays as the weekend meal distribution day. No application or identification is needed; children can simply show up at any participating site to receive a healthy meal. AISD has lots more information online about resources for those in need of food, and if you'd like to help, donate to Austin Ed Fund.
    Through Sept. 4  
    Various locations
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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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    ArtsResponders: Applications Open

    The Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Museums and Cultural Programs Division welcomes local artists' proposals for an upcoming outdoor "art action." exhibit. More details here.
    Deadline: Sun., Sept 13, 11:59pm  
    Online
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    Audio Storytelling & Podcasting

    In this two-hour workshop, producer Myrriah Gossett will go over the fundamentals of storytelling and how it can be best translated into audio. It's a perfect stepping stone for folks wanting to gain understanding of the production pipeline of podcasts production directly from an Austin expert.
    Mon., Aug. 31, 6-8pm; register by noon. $10.  
    Virtual
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    Special Screenings

    Austin Film Festival & Conference

    For its 27th annual iteration, AFF is virtual, and is packed with film screenings and events, including five days of panels and intimate roundtables with the world’s biggest names in film and eight days of film premieres, screenings, and Q&As.
    Oct. 22-29  
    Online via www.austinfilmfestival.com
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    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
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    Austin Self-Guided Hemp Tour

    Learn more about hemp while social distancing. Visit all seven retail locations for special discounts, education, and free swag.
    Through Oct. 22. Free.  
    Citywide
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    Dance

    Ballet Austin: Classes Online

    While you're home, wherever you are across the world,: you can still take a dance, fitness, or Pilates class with Ballet Austin. Ballet, barre, contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, cardio dance fitness, and Pilates out the wazoo, so to speak, because there are so many varieties to choose among, and all taught by professional instructors – and it's all available 24/7, just like the internets.
    $3-7 per class.  
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    Beginning Ballet 2 Workshop for Adults

    Adult ballet classes offer a fun way to tone and tighten your body while learning ballet technique. This course is for those who wish to continue the work of the Absolute Beginning Ballet workshop or have had an introduction to basic ballet and want a refresher.
    Sept. 19-Oct. 24, noon-1pm. $130 for a six-week workshop.  
    www.balletaustin.org
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    Bob Appel

    Mondays, 7pm  
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    Bonnie Whitmore

    Venmo: @bonniewhitmore; CashApp: $thebonniewhitmore; PayPal.me/bonniewhitmore
    Mondays, 3pm  
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    Books

    BOOKS: Pick 'Em Up Curbside!

    Don’t forget, citizen: The best place to get your reading material is from Austin's own Malvern Books or HalfPrice Books or Black Pearl Books or Bookpeople or BookWoman stores. (And for the ultimate in vintage collectors' editions and unique works on paper, we recommend the excellent South Congress Books.)Or try Bookshop.org in general – because Bookshop, unlike the online behemoth named after a river, shares the profits among all its independent-bookstore members.
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    Briefing & Action Party: Anti-Transgender HUD Rule Change Webinar

    In this webinar organized by Equality Texas, attorney DJ Healey walks you through the details of the Trump administration's proposed anti-trans HUD rule – which, if passed, would allow homeless shelters that receive federal funding to house trans people according to their gender assigned at birth. By the end of the webinar you'll be able to submit your own comments to tell the White House to withdraw the HUD rule change.
    Mon., Aug. 31, 5:30-6:30pm. Free.  
    Online
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    Kids

    Camacho Activity Center Virtual Programs

    Visit the Camacho Activity Center virtually for bike tutorials, a Blunn Creek Nature Preserve hiking guide, and activity guides for homemade ice cream, nature bingo, leaf art, and more.
     
    Online
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    Child Care Provider Relief Grant Application Period Open

    The Austin Child Care Provider Relief Grant provides immediate one-time financial assistance to eligible child care centers, including home providers. In partnership with the city of Austin, United Way for Greater Austin will accept applications and provide consultation and case management services to grant applicants. Join a webinar on Wed., July 22, at 9am to get more information.
    Open July 21 to Oct. 1 or when funding is expended, whichever is first  
    Online
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    ChingonX Fire: Group Exhibit

    Inspired by the Mexican American Cultural Center's annual La Mujer celebration – and by the first feminist of the New World, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz – this online group exhibit is curated by April Garcia and features womxn-identifying and nongender-specific artists whose artwork is tied to activism, feminism, cultural. and gender identity storytelling, environmental protection, and socioeconomic parity.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival Online

    CTDFF presents their online short film showcase and live Q&As with filmmakers available all month, and when you register you'll be among the first to get tickets for the festival in October.
    Through Sept. 15  
    Online via www.txdisabilities.org

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