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for Tue., Feb. 16
  • 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.  
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    Visual Arts

    Behind the Scenes: Art of the Hollywood Backdrop

    Visit mid-century Hollywood without leaving Austin through an up-close view of these Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio assets. This first-ever public viewing of 12 historic Golden Age of Film backdrops provides a look into the nearly lost art of hand-painted Hollywood scenic art. Bonus: Re-creations of other backdrops in the collection, as painted by UT scenic art students training with Karen Maness. And, look: Robert Faires reports on the show right here.
    Extended through April 18. $5-12.
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    Special Screenings

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    Events

    Black History Month With Creative Action

    Follow Creative Action on social media to find out tow to join in uplifting local and young Black creators. Learn about how to support an artivist movement among youth, and honor the dynamic artistry of our Black communities.
    Through Feb. 28  
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    Events

    Black History Month With Texas Farmers' Market

    Texas Farmers’ Market will feature several of its Black-owned vendor businesses in a special series of Instagram takeovers (@texasfarmersmarket), and will welcome beloved Austin musician Ange Kogutz to play at the Lakeline market on Feb. 13.
    Tuesdays and Sat., Feb. 13. Through Feb. 23  
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    Kids

    Black History Month Youth Craft Kits

    Austin Public Library is offering free family activity kits for pickup at all curbside branches.
    Tue.-Fri., Feb. 16-19, 10am-6pm  
    Austin Public Libraries
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    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  
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    Events

    Breast Cancer Wellness Group

    Whether you’re newly diagnosed or a long-term survivor of breast cancer, join in to learn about healthy lifestyle choices and symptom management in an emotionally supportive environment. To register and get the Zoom link, call 512/509-2142.
    Third Tuesdays. Free.
    Held via Zoom until in-person meetings are appropriate
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    Sports

    CANCELED: Texas State Men's Basketball

    Tuesday's game canceled due to weather.
    Vs. UT-Arlington: Sat., Feb. 13, 4pm. Vs. Arkansas State: Tue., Feb. 16, 6pm  
    Strahan Arena, 106 Charles Austin Dr., San Marcos
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    Events

    Celebrate the Year of the Ox

    Austin's Asian American Cultural Center will post 18 links of various Asian dance and music performances to: help celebrate the arrival of the Golden Ox and put the challenging Year of the Rat behind us.
    Beginning Feb. 12  
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    Visual Arts

    ChingonX Fire: Group Exhibit

    Inspired by the Mexican American Cultural Center's annual La Mujer celebration – and by the first feminist of the New World, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz – this online group exhibit is curated by April Garcia and features womxn-identifying and nongender-specific artists whose artwork is tied to activism, feminism, cultural. and gender identity storytelling, environmental protection, and socioeconomic parity.
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    Civic Events

    City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

    Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
     
    Online
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    Kids

    Club Latinitas

    Enrollment is open and ongoing for this free bilingual afterschool club for all girls age 9-14, which includes fun, educational activities with technology and media.
    Through May 21, 4-6pm  
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    Comedy

    ColdTowne TV

    "Set your dial to CTTV for at-home entertainment seven nights a week on ColdTowne’s Twitch channel, featuring experimental improv, live podcasts, scripted readings, guest characters, and more. Whether you’re a front row sitter or like to chill in the back, you can join the conversation with our interactive chat or just kick back and relax as you recline into cyberspace." See website for details.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Coming to America (1988)

    Tue., Feb. 16, 7:20pm  
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    Kids

    Create Away Afterschool Program

    Dougherty Arts Center's afterschool program is held over Zoom so students ages 5-12 can connect with others, socialize with peers, and flex their creative skills under the guidance of arts instructors.
    Registration now open; spring session runs March 1-April 15  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Desert Door Sotol x Texas Bees

    Ah, who wouldn't want to take a post-snowpocalypse drive out to Driftwood, to the Desert Door distillery and tasting room, where the acclaimed sotol-mongers are celebrating the Texas honey bee population by offering a special cocktail featuring wild-harvested, West Texas honey? That's a rhetorical question, but we'll guess the answer is "I want to take that drive!" Especially when you know that proceeds from every Rugged Flower cocktail sold will go directly toward adding more bee hives to the ranch, thus increasing the area’s biodiversity.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Dimension Gallery: Polarity

    This latest installation by Colin McIntyre balances subtle extremes of light and sound, featuring a constructed setting that's a rhomboid chamber of red on red. Into this incarnadine vault the sculptor has engineered neon light and sound that plays through cymatic devices to oscillate fluids at the frequency of a specific tone. Note: This is an in-person event inside the gallery, for one to two people at a time, with a strict face mask and social distancing policy.
    Through Feb. 28
  • Music

    Eric Bettencourt

    Venmo: @uneze; PayPal.me/uneze
    Tuesdays, 7pm  
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  • Food

    Food Events

    Food Access Resources from SFC

    We have to admit it's getter better, but we've still got a ways to go in dealing with this pandemic. The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they're accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
    Citywide
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    Events

    Governor's Community Achievement Awards

    Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite communities across Texas to apply for the prestigious Governor's Community Achievement Awards, which are judged on achievements in areas such as environmental education and community improvement.
    Deadline: March 4, 5pm. Free.  
    Online
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    Events

    Hays County Emergency Shelters

    Hays County residents can seek shelter at the following:
    • Southside Community Center, 518 S. Guadalupe St., San Marcos; 512/557-0795:
    • Salvation Army, 300 S. CM Allen Pkwy. #100, San Marcos; 512/938-2596:
    • Hays Hills Baptist Church, 1401 N FM 1626, Buda; 512/295-3132 or 512/845-3864:
    • Dripping Springs United Methodist, 28900 RR 12, Dripping Springs; 512/894-7123:
    • Kyle United Methodist Church, 408 W Lockhart St., Kyle; 512/415-6708:
    • Westover Baptist Church, 1310 Advance St., San Marcos; 512/214-2258:
    • First Baptist Church of Wimberley, 15951 Winters Mill Pkwy., Wimberley; 432/634-2364
    Tue., Feb. 16  
    Hays County
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    Events

    HealthSpeak Education Series: Women and Heart Disease

    Discover how to lower your risk for cardiovascular disease and learn how warning signs differ for men and women.
    Tue. & Thu., Feb. 16 & 18, noon. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    Events

    HiredVirtual Austin

    Think of it as speed-dating for companies and job seekers in tech fields.
    Tue., Feb. 16, 10am-4pm. Free for job-seekers; $399+ for employers.  
    Online
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    Out of Town

    Hollywood’s Sistine Chapel: Sacred Sets for Stage & Screen

    Six hand-painted soundstage backdrops are on exhibit alongside artwork from the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts. The backdrops, on loan from Texas Performing Arts at UT-Austin, were created for MGM’s 1968 papal drama, The Shoes of the Fisherman, starring Anthony Quinn. These six replicas of Renaissance masterpieces in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel were nearly discarded before being rescued in 2017.
    Through April 4. $10-20; free on Thursdays, 4-6pm, and first Sundays, noon-5pm.  
    McNay Museum, San Antonio

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