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for Sun., Sept. 27
  • Outdoor Holiday Market

    Join the Tribe CBD for a socially distanced Outdoor Holiday Market in the Alamo Drafthouse Village parking lot. The event is free and features all local vendors providing unique products and gifts, chair massage, floral designs, food trucks and more. Live music by local bands and DJKidGorilla. Social distancing will be practiced.
    Sat. Dec. 5, 10am-4pm  
    Alamo Drafthouse Village
  • SoCo Stroll

    Join Music Lane and the South Congress Avenue Shopping District as they celebrate the season with the SoCo Stroll. Come to the Avenue at your leisure in December for special shopping and dining offers from your favorite retailers and restaurants. Holiday lights on daily at dusk and outdoor live music each weekend. $3 parking for 2 hours at Music Lane. Mask up, stay safe.
    Fri. Nov 27-Thurs. Dec. 31  
    Music Lane
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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  
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    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 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.
  • 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 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
  • Film

    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
  • Community

    Events

    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
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Auto Tours and Hiking Trails Open

    The whooping cranes have left their winter home in Texas, but the wildlife refuge still has lots to see and a new elevated boardwalk to see it from. Entrance fees to all national wildlife refuges (there are 19 in Texas) have temporarily been suspended, but all visitor services are closed.
    Wed.-Sun., 9am-4pm. Free.  
    Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Austwell
  • Music

    Úlla

    Venmo: @ullamusic, PayPal.me/rlbrotherton
    Sundays, 5:30pm  
  • Community

    Sports

    Ballet Austin Online Dance & Fitness Classes

    Since you can't go to the studio, Ballet Austin brings the studio to you! Choose from several levels of ballet or hip-hop, CardioFunk Dance Fitness, Arms & Abs, contemporary, tap, Pilates workouts, barre workouts, Pink Pilates, Active Aging, and more. Purchase classes individually or by the bundle, and complete the course on your own time.
    Online
  • Arts

    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.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Bao'd Up: Mulan Movie Night Pack

    This Chinese comfort food eatery (with four Austin locations) presents a Mulan Movie Night Pack for the whole family. "Bao is a traditional Chinese cuisine and was definitely enjoyed by Mulan in her time," says Executive Chef Ting Li. The Movie Night Pack is meant to serve four, costs $34.99, and includes two brisket bao, two BBQ chicken bao, two buffalo chicken bao, two egg cream bao, two chicken plates, two Thai teas, Szechuan fries, and salad. Oh, dude, that is a lot of really good food.
    Through Sept. 30

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