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  • 2020 Virtual Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference

    Austin Film Festival is continuing their 27-year tradition of supporting screenwriters, filmmakers, and storytellers with the 2020 Virtual Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference. Experience all of AFF from the comfort of your couch. Virtual Badges and Film Passes are available now!
    Oct. 22-29  
    Austin Film Festival
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  • Arts

    Theatre

    Austin Playhouse: Age of Arousal

    In celebration of the centennial of the 19th amendment, the entire original Austin Playhouse cast – Kimberly Barrow, Brian Coughlin, Babs George, Jenny Gravenstein, Jenny Larson, and Cyndi Williams – will reunite for a one-night-only live reading of Linda Griffiths' wild and witty suffragist comedy based on George Gissing's 19th-century novel, The Odd Women. Note: The stage production won the Austin Critics' Table Award for Best Comedy and Gravenstein won for her performance in a supporting role. Directed by Lara Toner Haddock.
    Sun., Sept. 27, 7pm. $9.  
  • Music

    Brown State of Mind presents Saliyah

    Conjuring a boundless wave of moving electronica, Austinite Saliyah’s “Sleep” reflects on restoration in grand scale. Online, the ethereal vocalist writes, “The music I’ve been working on recently reflects on my own self while transitioning and healing my traumas.” The new song follows February debut Intuit, rewriting soul and R&B influences through a submerged, minimal industrial perspective. On Sunday, influential arts collective Brown State of Mind launches a virtual edition of their popular Green Room parties complete with visuals by Texas artist Nov31.wip and new explorations by Saliyah.
    Sun., Sept. 27, 7pm  
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Conspirare: The Ties That Bind Us

    Conspirare's Craig Hella Johnson and the Red Bird Foundation's Paula D'arcy come together to "weave a tapestry of connection through stories, reflections, and music, exploring the underlying oneness that connects us all." Note: Part of this event will be pre-recorded, but Johnson and D'arcy will also be there, live, to answer your questions via Zoom.
    Sun., Sept. 27, 2-4:30pm. $50.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    ContraCommon: Transfiguration of a Black Girl's Magic

    This is a solo exhibition of works by Danielle East, inspired by traditions of spirituality found within Black womanhood, using found objects and poetry to emphasize the rituals and magic that Black women possess in times of pain and healing.
    Through Oct. 18
  • Food

    Food Events

    Garrison Brothers x Austin Bakeries

    September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, did you know? Which is why three local bakeries are offering bourbon-infused baked goods using whiskey and ingredients from Garrison Brothers Distillery. Hayley Cakes Bakery presents a downright decadent chocolate brownie cupcake made with bourbon wheat flour. Easy Tiger's limited-edition artisan bread features the red winter wheat, paired with, OMG, a homemade brown butter bourbon spread. And that Teal House Coffee and Bakery created a fine mess o' bourbon caramel sticky buns topped with roasted walnuts. And all these divine treats are available through Sept. 30.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    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.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Precision Camera University

    The local powerhouse of photographic excellence presents its annual convocation of learning, now gone virtual and featuring "our strongest line-up of world-class photo educators ever." Joe McNally. Ya'Ke Smith. Lindsay Adler. More and more. And you know there'll be plenty of classes, keynote talks, brand reps a-repping, and tons of registration bonuses, right? Yes!
    Sept. 26-27. $9.99.  
  • Community

    Sports

    Susan G. Komen Austin More Than Pink Walk

    This walk is Komen’s largest fundraiser to fuel breast cancer research and patient support efforts, and it provides those impacted an opportunity to gather with a large compassionate community committed to making a difference in the fight. Enjoy a morning of inspiration and empowerment and walk where you are to end breast cancer.
    Sun., Sept. 27, 9-11am  
    Virtual
  • Community

    Events

    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.  
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Virtual Cool House Tour

    This 24th annual tour showcases homes that are built to high standards of energy efficiency, sustainability, comfort, and regional design. Homeowners and building professionals will share their experiences of bringing these sustainable homes to fruition and will answer questions live on the webinar.
    Sun., Sept. 27, 2-4pm. $5-15.  
    Online
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Women & Their Work: Mask Auction

    First, let's note that they're calling this fundraising show "Cover Art," which, ha-ha, we love that. And then we'll go on to exclaim, holy shit! Have you seen the lineup of artists who've made these masks? Dawn Okoro. Laura Lit. Alyssa Taylor Wendt. John Mulvany. Beili Liu. Virginia Fleck. Denise Prince. Briar Bonifacio. Yuliya Lanina. And – ah, there's at least 60 more after that. Listen: "Although not all of the masks are wearable, they are all works of art. Whether you hang it on your wall or put it on your face, you will have a unique work that shows your support. Every dollar we raise through the Cover Art mask auction will go directly to our building fund." Note: The bidding's already begun, citizen!
    Through Sept. 28  
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  • Film

    Special Screenings

    "Into America's Wild" (2020)

    Laser IMAX 2d: From Oregon's stunning coast to the ancient canyons of the Southwest, from the wilds of Alaska to the Appalachian Trail, explore the scenic byways, ancient homelands, secret gems and hidden trails of America's great outdoors, and discover the human connection we all share with the secret wonders of nature.
    Sun., Sept. 27, 2pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    "Turtle Odyssey"

    Laser Imax 3D: Russell Crowe narrates this doc following the life cycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her journey across the ocean.
    Sun., Sept. 27, 12pm, 4pm  
  • 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

    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
  • Community

    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
  • Community

    Sports

    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.  
  • Community

    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  
  • 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.
     
    At home
  • 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
  • Food

    Food Events

    Andiamo Ristorante: Half-Price Sale on Wine

    This beloved Italian joint celebrates its 16th year of operation by offering all bottles of wine at 50% off through the end of September. So we're feeling glad for them – ah, sweet sixteen! – and we're feeling glad for us, because, mmmmmm, dook-dook-dook.
    Through Sept. 30
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Armadillo World Headquarters 50th Anniversary Exhibition

    AusPop presents a celebration of the legendary Armadillo World Headquarters, offering an impressive array of posters, photos, and newspaper clippings with which to immerse yourself in the venue's well-documented history. (No one may know exactly where we're going, these days, but this is – vividly – where we've been.) You can schedule a time in advance to visit the gallery (any Saturday or Sunday) and you've gotta wear a mask, citizen, because this long strange trip is something we're still in the confounding middle of, y'dig?
    Through Dec. 13
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Art 84: Cornelius Carter

    This is a virtual preview of "Work in Progress" by Austin's Cornelius Carter, a work that "captures the struggles and glory of the African-American experience along with the artist’s faith in the American dream of equality and opportunity for all."
  • Community

    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
  • Community

    Kids

    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.
     
  • Community

    Kids

    Art Scared

    The San Marcos Art League is seeking elementary to high school students for a temporary public art installation designed for windows of participating establishments on the historic downtown square. Kids will paint a: section of a designated window on Sat., Oct. 24, with a Halloween-themed image.
    Registration deadline: Oct. 10  
    Apply online
  • Community

    Kids

    ATX Ballers Online Basketball Tutorials

    Local youth basketball organization ATX Ballers is providing free basketball video lessons that kiddos can do from home, even without a hoop! Expert coaches will upload a few engaging video lessons each week for the rest of the semester, complete with lesson goals to accomplish, for both beginners and experienced players.
    ATX Ballers Youth Sports YouTube channel
  • Community

    Events

    Austin Animal Center Now Open by Appointment

    AAC opened June 1 for pet adoptions and lost pet intake by appointment only. Drop-ins will only be accepted for sick or injured pets. Check out pet bios online and schedule an adoption appointment via email at ASOanimaladoption@austintexas.gov, and schedule intake appointments here.

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