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  • 2020 Virtual Oktoberfest Fredericksburg Texas

    A year without Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg is hard to imagine, so they're doing a Virtual Oktoberfest for all of their fans out there. This year, the best and safest place to be is at home or wherever you are watching our broadcast. Some of it will include five bands; their Hauptstrasse Chicken Dance; Fan Postcards; dancing and more.
    Sat. Oct. 3, 4pm  
    Fredericksburg
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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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    ASHwell Food Bank Volunteer Opportunities

    Sexual health clinic ASHwell is in need of volunteers to assist with delivering food to its homebound clients. Gloves and masks will be provided for volunteers. Email or call for more info.
    Through Sept. 24. Every other Tuesday and Thursday  
    Citywide
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    Big Medium: Coffee Chats

    In addition to their regular artist features, the Big Medium folks offer virtual coffeetime convo, too – with leaders in the creative community sharing their personal and professional experiences to inspire others pursuing careers in art. Up next: Camille Woods (Thu., Sept. 24, 11am-noon).
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    BookWoman Open Mic: Liliana Valenzuela

    Austin poet and translator Liliana Valenzuela shares poems from her new book, Codex of Love, followed by an open mic.
    Thu., Sept. 10, 7:15pm. Free.  
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    Call for Submissions: Aldrich Street's Got Talent

    Have you been practicing a special talent while quarantined? Aldrich Street's Got Talent, the virtual replacement for their Aldrich Street Fair, is calling for submissions for a virtual contest with hundreds of dollars worth of prizes at stake. Submit a short video of your performance to the link provided in the FB event, and the top five finalists will be featured in the Facebook Live event on Sept. 24.
    Submissions due Mon., Sept. 14. Free.  
    Online
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    Celebrating EON: Q & A with Jennifer Steinkamp

    Landmarks, UT's excellent public art program, celebrates the opening of its newest commission, EON, a large digital installation by artist Jennifer Steinkamp. Today, catch the live Zoom discussion between Steinkamp and curatorial contributor Rudolf Frieling.
    Thu., Sept. 10, 4:30pm. Free.  
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    Dimension Gallery: Invisible Barriers

    Rising Action: Part 1 is a series of artist-led partnerships with Austin's social justice advocates. Next up in Dimension Gallery's window show series is "Invisible Barriers," a selection of intricate pattern-work by Austin-based painter Kel Brown. The artist has selected the Justice for Javier Ambler Foundation for this partnership, to increase public awareness of Javier's death at the hands of Williamson County Police Department last year, with 50% of sales from this exhibition going to support the Foundation.
    Through Sept. 14
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    Arts & Culture

    Gender Unbound Virtual Showcase

    Throughout September, Austin's arts fest celebrating trans and intersex artists will feature an interactive 3D exhibition, plus weekly livestreams of musicians, poets, storytellers, and interviews with exhibited artists. Catch Q contributor Lilli Hime's interview with Gender Unbound executive director Drew Riley & showcase artists here.
    Sept. 1-26. Free.  
    Online
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    La Peña: Art In Times of Pandemic & Resistance

    This timely exhibition is divided into three parts: an online exhibition at La Peña’s website; an on-site exhibition at La Peña gallery; a series of video interviews that will be available for the duration of the exhibit.
    Through Sept. 30. Free.
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    Theatre

    Letters from Camp Shrewd: An Episodic Play by Mail

    Listen: "The kids of Camp Shrewd are in lockdown. With the Coronavirus preventing them from returning home, and an internet outage cutting them off from the online world, they resort to writing letters to their friends and loved ones. As the situation outside deteriorates, the kids find themselves haunted by the ghosts of campers past. With no means of escape, the campers must research and neutralize this supernatural threat themselves – and find their own place in history." Patrons who sign up to be a part of Letters from Camp Shrewd will receive six weekly letters via USPS from a camper – along with artifacts, souvenirs from camp, and maybe even some clues. This Shrewd Productions project features writing by Trey Deason, Reina Hardy, Krysta Gonzales, and Brian Daniel Oglesby, so we reckon you'll have a very happy (although possibly somewhat frightened) mailbox indeed.
    Sign up now. $35-60.  
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    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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    PPE Distribution Event: The Pfield

    Austin Public Health, CommUnityCare, and Central Health will be distributing hand sanitizer, masks, and educational materials.
    Thu., Sept. 10, 1-3pm. Free.  
    The Pfield, 1440 W. Pecan St, Pflugerville
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    Prismatic Taiwan: A Queer Film Series

    The Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) is back with another curated program of rarely screened films. Prismatic Taiwan is a virtual six-film retrospective of ground-breaking Taiwanese queer cinema that spans from 1970 to 2016. Find the complete lineup at www.aaafilmfest.org, and read Q contributor Lilli Hime's article on this year's fest here.
    Sept. 4-13. Series pass: $12.99-14.99; individual film rentals, $3.99 each.  
    Online
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    Texas Tribune Festival

    For 10 years The Texas Tribune Festival has invited people from all over the state and country to talk about all things policy, politics, and current events. This year, the entirely virtual conference will feature a month of programming with more than 250 speakers and 100 engaging conversations. With speakers such as Hillary Clinton, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Ted Cruz, and Willie Nelson, you won’t want to miss it!
    Through Sept. 30. $49-199.  
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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

    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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    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
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    Out of Town

    A Virtual Tour of the MFAH Galleries

    Take a tour with curators Helga Aurisch and Ann Dumas of the Audrey Jones Beck Collection housing works by van Gogh, Monet, and others at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    A05 Gallery: Todd Talks

    Ao5's director Todd Gresley interviews a new artist each week in this livestreamed video series from the popular south Austin gallery.
    Thursdays, 2pm  
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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 Pilates Group Reformer Workshop

    Pilates is one of the best workouts around, and if you're new to it and/or the Pilates Reformer equipment, this workshop is a perfect place to start. Everyone is a beginner in this workshop.
    Wednesdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 11, 6:15-7pm. $150 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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    Special Screenings

    Across the Universe (2007)

    Thu., Sept. 10, 8:15pm  
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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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    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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    Kids

    AISD Launches New Support Web Pages

    Austin ISD has launched new web pages full of resources, FAQs, and instructions to support Community Learning Spaces and caregivers as students begin learning remotely for the first four weeks of school. Community Learning Spaces are facilitated by community organizations, groups of parents, faith-based organizations, or public entities that provide in-person support to students during times of remote off-campus instruction, and you can find one online if needed.
    Beginning Sept. 8  
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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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    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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