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for Tue., Oct. 6
  • Movies on the Lawn at the Neill-Cochran House Museum

    Movies on the Lawn hosted by TJ Henry Law.

    • July 22: Friday Night Lights
    • Aug 5th: Best Little WhoreHouse in Texas
    • Aug 22: Giant

    Beverages provided by Still Austin, Thirsty Planet Brewing, Austin Gourmet Popcorn. $15 pp/$10 for members (drinks & popcorn included in admission price). Starts at dusk, capacity limited and reservations recommended.
    July 22, Aug. 5, Aug 19  
    Neill-Cochran House Museum
  • The Act of Reading Virtual Screening & Live Q&A

    A magical documentary journey into the world of teaching and reading Moby-Dick. Join a virtual reunion of the cast as they discuss the film and our evolving relationship to canonical literature. This event is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
    July 23-July 30  
    Virtual Event
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  • Community

    Kids

    Animal Dance Parties

    Kindergartners to third graders are invited to join the Girl Scouts of Central Texas to learn about all kinds of animals and explore how these animals might dance.
    Sat., Oct. 3, 10:30-11:15am; Tue., Oct. 6, 6-6:45pm  
    Online
  • Community

    Sports

    Bike Night at COTA

    Come pedal your way through COTA's iconic twists, turns, and elevation changes as you ride the same track that challenges the world's greatest drivers and motorcycle riders. You'll get to bike in a socially distant, safe environment as you cruise COTA’s famous: stars and stripes without the worry of city traffic.
    Tuesdays in June, September, and October, 6pm. $5; RSVP by Monday prior to event.  
  • Community

    Events

    CraftHER Market Week

    For nine days, you’ll be able to shop online from more than 90+ businesses across Texas who have been impacted by COVID-19. On top of that, participate in daily digital workshops and panel events as well as two weekends of craftHER curbside, where you can pick up curated small business guides, boxes, meals, and cocktails from the craftHER Market team.
    Oct. 3-11  
    Online and various locations
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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  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Northern-Southern: Baton

    This is a group show by relay, begun in July of 2020 as a method of socially distancing a community in the height of the pandemic: Artists took turns alone in the space, each adding to the exhibition. Now, as it nears its close, the exhibition resembles a community in which work converses and overlaps. With Adreon Henry, Vy Ngo, Dawn Okoro, Leon Alesi, Matt Steinke, Sev Coursen, Stella Alesi, and more.
    Closing reception: Sat., July 24, 3-9pm
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    Events

    Order Up! Donate Blood, Get a Free Whataburger

    We Are Blood partnered up again with Texas favorite Whataburger. When you donate this week, you'll receive a voucher for a free Whataburger. Due to COVID-19, appointments are mandatory and masks or face coverings are required. Schedule a donation appointment online or by calling 512/206-1266.
    Oct. 1-8  
    We Are Blood donor centers & mobile drives
  • Community

    Civic Events

    PPE Distribution Event

    Austin Public Health, CommUnityCare, and Central Health will be distributing hand sanitizer, masks, and educational materials.
    Tue., Oct. 6, 9-11am. Free.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Prizer Arts & Letters: The Path of Light

    Who's chosen this path of light? It's Austin artist Carl Smith, his abstract landscapes exploring composition and texture through the use of heavy impastos and aggressive brushwork, spontaneously creating "personal paintings with a strong emphasis on form and emotion." And you can make a reservation to view the exhibition up-close and personal, or, listen: "Our front room will be lit up from 8pm-midnight each night to allow you to view the installation from outside the gallery."
    Through Oct. 11
  • Food

    Food Events

    Suerte: Tuesday Taquero Takeover

    It's no secret that Suerte is among our favorite restaurants ever, and maybe we even have a little shrine to chef Fermin Núñez in our cubicle because we stan so hard for his culinary skills, but here the interior Mexican powerhouse invites guest chefs in each week to collaborate up a unique taco for Tuesday night. Look who's coming up next: Berty Richter of TLV (Oct. 13), Arianna Quant of Hai Hospitality (Oct. 20), and Beto Robledo of Cuantos Tacos (Oct. 27). Not only that, but this month it's "Tacos for Votes," and half of all proceeds will go to the Jolt Initiative, and everybody is so gonna vote.
    Through Oct. 27
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    The Blanton Museum: Curated Conversations

    This series explores and connects with the Blanton staff, streaming live every Tuesday at 5pm. The Blanton's collections are vast, as is the knowledge of these professionals. Click on over, we suggest, to enjoy a bit of both.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Western Gallery: Texas Women

    This virtual art gallery curates distinct perspectives of the American West – abstract to photorealistic, classic to contemporary – and now reveals its new show that features work by Felice House, Arielle Austin, Alice Leese, Debbie Carroll, Anna-Sophia Lagos, Elizabeth Dryden, Dana Falconberry, Vic Gilmore, Chanel Kreuzer, Katelyn Betsill, Sirena LaBurn, and more.
    Closing reception (via Instagram): Sun., Oct. 25, 3-4pm  
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  • Community

    Events

    11th Annual Nonprofit Fair Presented by UFCU

    The work of nonprofits touches every aspect of our community, from human services and education to arts, culture, and civics. Your involvement and perspectives help shape the direction, capacity, and approach of how a nonprofit grows and serves our community, and at the end of the day, help real people. If you've been looking for a meaningful way to give back, you're invited to join the fair and virtually hop tables to learn about ways to get involved.
    Tue., Oct. 6, 6-7:30pm. Free.  
  • 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.  
  • 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
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Aliens (1986)

    Tue., Oct. 6, 8pm  
  • 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
  • Music

    At 7 w/ Frederico7 & guests

    Venmo: @frederico7; PayPal.me/frederico7
    Tuesdays, 7pm  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Atelier Dojo: Remote Studios

    The local powerhouse of figurative painting, the art school that's the smart school for artists of all kinds, they've got a painting-along-at-home series going to help you keep your skills honed in these socially restrictive times, featuring live costumed models posing on camera and a thriving community of creatives rendering that lovely human biotecture from their separate studios. "Join us for a three-hour costumed-model drawing session. Use any supplies you wish, listen to music, share your work, chat with others. It’s a great way to stay connected with your art community!"
    Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30pm; Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm; Saturdays, 9:30-12:30pm. $5.  
  • 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
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    Events

    Austin Free-Net Fundraiser

    Austin Free-Net brings computer literacy classes to older and less tech-savvy Austinites, maintains a community computer lab, and leads workforce readiness programs in partnership with Austin Community College. The nonprofit was selected as one of 39 Texas-based nonprofits eligible for matching donations from the A Community Thrives 2020 fundraising challenge, and you can help them reach their $6,000 goal with a donation by Oct. 16.
    Through Fri., Oct. 16  
    Online
  • 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
  • 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.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Beetlejuice (1988)

    Tue., Oct. 6, 7:30pm  
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Beto & WilCo Zoom Rally

    Join state Reps. James Talarico and John Bucy for a virtual fundraiser with special guests Congressman Beto O'Rourke and Texas Senate Democratic nominee MJ Hegar.
    Tue., Oct. 6, 5-6pm. $25+.  
    Online
  • Arts

    Books

    Books, Books, Books in the ATX

    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 – in-person or online. (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.
  • Music

    Brazilian Jazz Happy Hour w/ Paula Maya

    Venmo: @paulamaya; PayPal.me/paulamayamusic
    Tuesdays, 5:30pm  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Bubbles and Bulldozers

    Oh! This is a champagne tour and dining experience (from Gusto Italian Kitchen) and the public’s first opportunity to see behind the construction fencing at Kingsbury Commons, Pease Park Conservancy’s $15M, seven-acre project to create a world-class public green space at the southern tip of Austin’s first and oldest public park. This year's event spans six days and features multiple time slots each day. "This approach allows us to maintain the in-person energy of an event and the excitement of a private tour of this inspiring project – all while maintaining social distance with groups of 10 or fewer." Yes, but those slots are filling up f-a-s-t, citizen! And you can do this in-person ($125) or virtually ($50), and the noms are always included. Serving suggestion: Click on over and grab yourself a time!
    Oct. 12-17. $50-125.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Bullock Texas State History Museum: This Light of Ours

    This show features images by activist photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, telling a visual story of the struggle against segregation, race-based disenfranchisement, and Jim Crow laws in the 1960s. These photos capture the day-to-day struggles of everyday citizens and their resolve in the face of violence and institutionalized discrimination – with more than a dozen additional images representing activism and protest in Austin's own history.
    Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 6

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