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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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    Books

    Camille Dungy Poetry Workshop

    Concordia University presents the acclaimed nature poet and author leading a virtual poetry writing workshop with writing prompts, a poetry reading, and a Q&A moderated by Concordia students – and the general public (that's you, citizen) is invited.
    Wed., Oct. 7, 6pm. Free.  
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    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

    GrayDUCK Gallery: Capirotada

    Capirotada is a delicious Mexican bread pudding concocted from a wide variety of nuts and fruits embedded within syrup-soaked bread. In a similar vein, this new show – curated by Los Outsiders – collects a group of artists revealing dialogues about self-reflection, meditation, and communing with nature through art. A fine array of works by Rachel Comminos, Julie DeVries, Soomin Jung, Paloma Mayorga, and Ryan Runcie bridge the ideas of the individual in search of solace in a natural world.
    Through Nov. 1
  • Music

    One World Theatre presents Suzanne Vega

    When Suzanne Vega sat down at my dark, empty table at the Austin Music Awards last year, our look at one another read simply ... “Pay no attention to the entertainer in front of the curtain.” Onstage, she lit up like any NYC street poet. Livestreaming from Manhattan’s famed Blue Note Jazz Club, the singer partners on the show with independent venues and promoters in the U.S. and Europe to feed a comatose live music infrastructure, including her Austin host villa the One World Theatre. An Evening of New York Songs and Stories, her new album, also serves as the evening’s agenda with her trio. “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner” cohabit with a Big Apple repertoire featuring “New York Is My Destination” from Lover, Beloved: Songs From an Evening With Carson McCullers, Vega’s one-woman play. $20.
    Wed., Oct. 7, 8pm  
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    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
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    Events

    Politicians & Musicians: Get Out the Vote Letter Writing Parties

    Join Swing Left ATX and Vote Forward for an entertaining night of music, community action, and getting out the vote! Volunteers will send heartfelt handwritten letters to unregistered and low-propensity voters, which has been shown to significantly boost voter turnout. Each Wednesday features a Texas House candidate and Texas musicians to entertain during the letter-writing.
    Wednesdays, 6:30pm. Free.  
    Virtual
  • Community

    Civic Events

    PPE Distribution Event

    Austin Public Health, CommUnityCare, and Central Health will be distributing hand sanitizer, masks, and educational materials.
    Wed., Oct. 7, 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
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    Visual Arts

    Viewpoint: A Conversation On Kara Walker

    UT's excellent public art program offers this online discussion of "The Fact of Fiction: Four Works by Kara Walker," one of the exhibitions currently on view in the Visual Arts Center’s Fieldworks Gallery.
    Wed., Oct. 7, 4:30pm. Free.  
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    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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  • 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.
    Wed., Oct. 7, 2pm  
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    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.
    Wed., Oct. 7, 12pm, 4pm  
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    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
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    Visual Arts

    A05 Gallery

    This popular gallery represents a wide array of artists, both local and international, with creations that span a dazzling plethora of mediums. Cynda Valle. Rachel Dory. John Morse. And – oh, give that website a quick look and you'll be making an appointment ASAP.
  • Community

    Kids

    AISD Produce Boxes

    Austin ISD will continue to provide free, local Farm Fresh Boxes from the Common Market Texas through October 7. Boxes feature a variety of Texas-grown vegetables and are available at no cost to families with children under the age of 19, and are available until they run out. Children may accept the boxes, or they will be provided to the adults accompanying children or with documentation of the children they are picking meals up for.
    Wednesdays through Oct. 7, 10:30am-12:30pm  
    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.
  • 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
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    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."
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    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
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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
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    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
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Back to the Future (1985)

    It used to be a paddle-in screening, now it's on dry land, so it's a snuggle-in. Bring your blankie!
    Wed., Oct. 7, 6pm  
  • 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)

    Wed., Oct. 7, 8pm  
  • Arts

    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.
  • 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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    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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