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    125th TSHA Annual Meeting

    The Texas State Historical Association's 125th annual meeting is all online, with more than 30 sessions featuring the research and work of top Texas historians. Regular sessions are prerecorded to watch at your own pace, and live events and Q&A sessions will take place March 3-6.
    Feb. 17-March 6. $25; VIP, $125.  
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    Almost Real Things: Virtual Vacation

    Those irrepressible champions of all that's creative in this town, Almost Real Things, present the last stay-at-home art & music fest of their short-lived, just-in-the-nick-of-time series. All sorts of artists representing a plethora of genres are featured in this blow-out event (Oh! It's a three-hour tour, little buddy! With Mike Melinoe, Dossey, Easy Compadre!, Trupica, PrintAustin, Mystica Fiora, and more!) – and there's a VIP party box full of drinks, snacks, a packed gift bag, and a full printmaking workshop to add a wonderful tactile element to the party. (Bonus: Use the code artfriend for $10 off.)
    Sat., March 6, 6-9pm. Free-$50.  
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    APA! Palentine's 5K

    Sign up now for the Austin Pets Alive! virtual 5K, then keep an eye on the event page for updates on giveaways, T-shirts, and how to connect with other runners. Registration fees support animals in need, and it's a great way to celebrate National Love Your Pet Day. Note: Rescheduled from Sat., Feb. 20, due to weather.
    Sat., March 6. $25-30.  
    Virtual
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    Austin Modern Home Tour

    The Modern Architecture + Design Society presents the 13th annual showcase of Austin's greatest modern homes – gone virtual this year, naturally – with each home on the tour displayed through a combination of photos, video, 3-D imaging, and live panel discussions with Q&A. You can watch live and ask questions, or rewatch later and explore the homes on your own (via the 360˚ imaging) – all segments will be available to view after the live event ends.
    Sat.-Sun., March 6-7. $40.  
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    Theatre

    Austin Playhouse: Roaring

    Austin Playhouse presents a livestreamed reading of Roaring by Austin award-winning playwright Cyndi Williams, featuring cast members Babs George, Claire Grosso, Huck Huckaby, Molly Karrasch, and Steven Mercantel reuniting from the 2014 production. It's a show that "asks the audience to look at what they would do if isolated from the outside world and forced to encounter the ghosts of their past." Perfect for these times? We heartily concur.
    Sat., March 6, 7:30pm. $9 and up.  
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    Arts & Culture

    Bizarre Stripper Burlesque Presents: Motown Love

    Celebrate Black History Month with Austin's only all-trans, BIPOC burlesque troupe's tribute to Motown. BSB co-founder and co-producer Sylvia Hatchett Purchase is your host, with performances by Ruby Knight, Jinxy Deviate, Kara Foxx, Chanel Andrews, and special guests.
    Sat., March 6, 8pm. $11.99 Velvet Revue subscription.  
    Online
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    City of Austin Home Repair Program

    The city has announced an infusion of $1 million to its home repair program for low- to moderate-income homeowners to assist with repairs needed due to damage from Winter Storm Uri. Get details and apply online.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Classical Music

    Coltman Competition Virtual Showdown

    Begun in the spring of 2010, the annual nationwide Coltman Chamber Music Competition from Austin Chamber Music Center has provided performance experience and expert commentary to advanced applicants. Winners of the competition get a cash prize and multiple performance opportunities – including a live broadcast on KMFA 89.5. Which ensembles we earn the honors this year? Find out today, via these Zoom'd showdowns: Junior Division of 11 ensembles (11am); Senior Division of 10 mixed-instrumental ensembles (2pm); Senior Division of 10 string-and-piano ensembles ($5).
    Sat., March 6. Donations accepted.  
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    Visual Arts

    Contracommon: Something Like Yesterday

    Aria Brownell and Sidney Westenskow investigate memory and the pockets of messy nostalgia that define one’s self, both artists working within bold forms of portraiture and self-portraiture.
    Through April 2
    12912 Hill Country Blvd. Ste. F-140
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    Davis Gallery: As the World Stood Still

    This is a retrospective of the creative journey that painter Kevin Greer started alone inside his studio during the lockdown that continued through this past month. You want to see some vivid, multicolored abstractions like strategically shattered shards of somebody's lysergic and fire-marked dreams? Then, says Brenner, you should see this.
    Through March 6
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    Escape the Box

    Take a journey through time exploring the hidden clues of South Congress with this puzzle box, scavenger hunt, and escape room all in one. Each box is designed for groups of 2-6 players and features puzzles and clues that can all be found on South Congress Avenue along with discounts to participating businesses.
    Sat., March 6, 1-5pm. $50.  
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    Theatre

    Fate Incorporated

    This is a three- to six-week theatrical experience told through e-mail in a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure sort of format, brought to you by Austin's own Madison Sheridan and crew. Listen: The participant (that's you, citizen) has just been hired as a "relational fate associate" at a corporation founded by the goddess of fate to aid mortals from all different worlds and universes. Your job is to help answer these mortals' prayers and help them as much as possible. Say what? Say, see the website for details.
    Deadline for sign-up: March 14. Free.  
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    Community

    Frida Friday ATX: Galentines Day Brunch and Market

    Mask up for this love-dove outdoor market, an "open-air" photo booth, and more gal (pal) fun, plus music from DJ Helios. Note: Rescheduled from Feb. 13 due to weather.
    Sat., March 6, 11am-3pm. Free.  
    Veracruz All Natural, 2505 Webberville Rd.
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    Kids

    Girls' Conference Drive-Through

    Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy is holding its sixth annual Girls' Conference as a drive-through event this year. Each student (fifth-ninth grade) who comes through will receive a free “Success Bag” with more than 20 free items from Central Texas businesses and organizations. Central Texas Food Bank will be on hand supplying food packs for families while supplies last. And that's not all: Grammy-nominated musician Saul Paul will open the event by performing as families drive through.
    Sat., March 6, 10am-noon. Free.  
    Bertha Sadler Means YWLA, 6401 N. Hampton
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    Classical Music

    Keeping the Light: Songs of Hope

    Chorus Austin and Ryan Heller present a virtual concert featuring new and previously recorded favorites.
    Through March 13. Free.  
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    Little Black Dress-Down & Drive-In

    The main fundraiser in support of Dress for Success Austin's workforce programming features music from the Peterson Brothers, live and silent auctions, an empowerment program, food and drinks, a raffle, and games, followed by a screening of A League of Their Own. Postponed from Sat., Feb. 20.
    Sat., March 6, 5:30-10pm. $100 and up; virtual, $50.  
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    Arts & Culture

    OUTsider Festival

    Austin's transmedia fest returns both online and with limited in-person viewing at the Vortex, featuring three days of totally queer and totally out-there art. Performances by playwright and poet Jesús I. Valles, artist Xandra Ibarra (aka La Chica Boom), performance artist Elliot Reed, and more. See website for badges & lineup.
    Fri.-Sun., March 5-7. Pay what you can.  
    Online; The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd.
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    Visual Arts

    Staycation Iv: (un)promised Potential

    Featuring works by Robert Jackson Harrington, Annie Miller, Liz Rodda, and Tammie Rubin, "staycation iv: (un)promised potential" explores concepts that generate and change through repetition, contradiction, and fictional narratives. Note: In conjunction with this exhibition, MASS Close Encounters will offer virtual programming with the artists via their Instagram.
    Through March 14
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    Survive2Thrive Fundraiser

    Survive2Thrive partnered with Austin Hotel and Lodging Association to provide hotel rooms for the unhoused during the historic freeze. Donations are still being accepted.
    Feb. 16-March 8  
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    Texas Science Festival: Science for a Changing World

    UT-Austin's fest offers a series of virtual events, most of them live. Hear from world-changing researchers, COVID-19 vaccine innovators, and more; join virtual star parties with astronomers; and get step-by-step guidance for fun at-home experiments.
    Feb. 16-March 26. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Uplift Austin Supply Distribution

    A free PPE, cleaning, and hygiene supply distribution for Black and Brown communities in Travis County, sponsored by Contigo Wellness, Austin Latino Coalition, Hispanic Star, Del Valle Community Coalition, American YouthWorks, Black Leaders Collective, Central Texas Allied Health Institute, KDH Giving Fund, Hustle for the Cause, and Southwest Key. In partnership with Proctor & Gamble, the event will distribute $200,000+ worth of supplies in the eastern crescent of Travis County.
    Sat., March 6, 10am-noon  
    Multiple locations
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    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.
    Sat., March 6, 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.
    Sat., March 6, 12pm  
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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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    A Neighbor in Need A/C Giveaway

    Do you know of a homeowner in your area whose heating and air system no longer works? Someone that needs a new system but can’t afford it? Tell Del's Heating & Air Conditioning their story, and Del’s will provide one winner with a new HVAC system.
    Through April 15; winner chosen April 30  
    www.delsacservice.com
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    ADRN Storm Recovery

    The Austin Disaster Relief Network is hosting a series of intake centers to assist those impacted by the recent winter storm (e.g., residents with water damage due to broken pipes). ADRN will be gathering information from impacted residents in order to connect them with potential resources.
    Fri.-Sat., March 5-6  
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    AHS Car Raffle

    You could win a Mazda Miata convertible through the 17th annual Austin Humane Society car raffle powered by Roger Beasley Mazda. Each ticket provides one night of safe and warm shelter, nutritious food, quality medical care, and lots of love for a cat or dog who is waiting to find a home.
    Tickets available now; drawing held April 17. $20; three tickets for $50.  
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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.
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