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  • 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)
  • 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
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    Dance

    Sky Candy: Chasing Wonderland

    Sky Candy teams up with Austin’s own Pelvis Wrestley to create a wondrous, psychedelic experience, bringing together local talent and performers from around the world for an aerial, circus, and drag extravaganza.
    Sat., March 20, 8pm. $15.  
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      Theatre

      AFTERSHOCK / La Réplica Podcast

      ArtSpark Texas and Thinkery & Verse present a new podcast highlighting Latinx military service, premiering the first episode in a four-part series that unpacks the themes from the celebrated 2019 stage play, AFTERSHOCK/La Réplica.
      Series begins: Sat., March 20, 10am. Free.
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      Visual Arts

      atxGALS: Springfest

      This festival from atxGALS features visual art by local artists, live music performances – Christelle Bofale, Jordan Young, Keith Sanders, Sir Woman, Keelan Donovan, Nané, Drew Davis, and Tameca Jones – and panel sessions on local entrepreneurs, art, and community. Of course it’ll be socially distanced – ticket prices are per group/table – and of course it’ll be swanky with an open bar and catered noms, and everything happening at that beautiful Cathedral space. Ah, look – we told you a little about this creative crowd right here.
      Thu.-Sat., March 18-20. $130-390.  
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      Sports

      Austin Gilgronis

      AG Rugby kicks off their 2021 season with post-match entertainment featuring Grammy Award-winning artist DJ Paul Oakenfold. Join the AGs as they take on the Utah Warriors, also celebrating Austin music with their "Keep Austin's Vibe Alive" night with a donation to the Austin Music Foundation. Pre-match plaza activities begin at 5pm, with kickoff following at 7pm. COVID-19 precautions will be followed at all times in the stadium.
      Sat., March 20, 5-10pm. $5-20.  
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      Kids

      Austin Humane Society Adventure Week

      Spring break is going to the dogs (and cats) at the Austin Humane Society! Young participants will spend the week exploring how animals and the humans who love them can get outside and stay active. The week kicks off with a "funniest pet" photo contest, and continues with hands-on, educational sessions including storytime, Backyard Bingo with Austin Wildlife Rescue, leash and pet bed craft tutorials, live walks with adoptable dogs, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the shelter. On Saturday, activities will be offered in Spanish.
      March 15-20. Free.  
      Virtual
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      Events

      Backyard Chickens

      Do you know the difference between a Buff Orpington and a Rhode Island Red? Find out and get all the details on starting your own coop at this beak-to-tail workshop, with options for online or on-site learning.
      Online: second Saturdays, 10am-noon; on-site: third Saturdays, 10am-2pm. $40, on-site; $30, online.  
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      Events

      Bark for the Arc

      The Arc of the Capital Area is once again joining forces with its dog therapy partner, Divine Canines, to host this virtual art auction featuring original pet-inspired art created by local artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Artwork sales will benefit the student artists, as well as virtual programs provided by The Arc of the Capital Area to Central Texans with disabilities. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to Divine Canines to help them continue free dog therapy services. You can browse the artwork and merchandise and start bidding now.
      Thu., March 25, 7pm  
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      Kids

      Barnyard Buddies

      Meet animal friends at a special hands-on farm tour where a handler will introduce youngsters to chickens, horses, and donkeys.
      Saturdays, 10am  
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      Visual Arts

      Collection Rert: Super Saturday Surprise

      This self-service buffet of art material from Science Bear Arcade is conveniently located in the driveway, with tables spaced out and full of spaced-out stuff for happy and safe rummaging. Suggestion: Grab some of it for your next creative project!
      Sat., March 20, 9am-5pm. Free.
      2608-B Rogers
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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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      Events

      Jurassic Quest

      From adorable baby dinos to a fierce T. rex, guests embark on the adventure of a lifetime led by an audio tour as they view 70 photorealistic dinosaurs that move and make sounds, all from the comfort of their own vehicles. Optional Quest Packs include dino surprises and activities to do at home.
      Through March 28. $49 and up per vehicle.  
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      Dance

      Live from the Beatbox: Livestream No. 005

      This series of monthly virtual performances by interdisciplinary tap-dance artist Michael J. Love shares in-process ideas, rhythm and movement sketches, and explorations of music, rhythm, melody, and embodied identity. In this latest installment, staged as part of Ground Floor Theatre's residence program, Love continues the narrative and theoretical arc of February's Livestream No. 004 and return to “rhythm-dreaming” of a future time, space, and place of uninhibited Black queer possibility.
      Sat., March 20, 4pm. $13.  
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      Visual Arts

      Performance Screening: VAC South Lawn

      Madeline Hollander's Score for Seven Solos revisits a project she first realized in 2017: A selection of retired AFD fire hoses extended across UTVAC's gallery floor, assuming a new function as a site-responsive choreographic score awaiting interpretation. Then, a group of student dancers responded to the repurposed objects through improvisational movements. Now, documentation of these performances can be viewed from the VAC's south lawn.
      Through March 27. Wed.-Sat., 5pm-12mid. Free.  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Siete's Drive-Thru Mercado

      Siete Foods invites the ATX community (that's you, citizen) to a festive event celebrating the launch of their 10 new mercado-themed products. You want a bodacious bundle of yum while supporting the local scene, this event's for you. Listen: Each ticket includes two limited-edition menu items, a hibiscus & citrus agua fresca, and a shopping bag full of Siete’s newest products – two bags of Siete Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, one bag of Siete Grain Free Churro Strips, one pack of Siete Chorizo Skillet Cooking Spice, and one pack of Siete Carnitas Slow Cooker Spice – and the full ticket price goes to Good Work Austin’s Community Kitchen Program to feed underserved communities and support local businesses. Bonus: A piñata-themed photo wall, live music, and that one-time-only grain- and dairy-free Mexican-inspired street snack menu. Oh, Siete, nosotras te amamos!
      Sat., March 20, 11am-6pm. $15.  
      3708 Woodbury
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      Events

      SXSW Online 2021

      South by Southwest is virtual this year, with global music festival experiences and sets from iconic comedy clubs around America, sessions from speakers ranging from astronauts to entrepreneurs, and some of the best and brightest talents in film brought to you wherever you are.
      March 16-20. $399.  
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      Events

      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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    • 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.
      Sat., March 20, 2pm, 4pm  
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      Out of Town

      "Time No Longer" by Anri Sala

      The internationally renowned multimedia artist presents a new immersive sound and visual installation in the city’s former underground water reservoir.
      Fri., March 12-Sun., Dec. 12. $12/$8; free on Thursdays.  
      Buffalo Bayou Cistern, Houston
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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 20, 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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      Events

      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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      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.
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      Arts & Culture

      aGLIFF Presents: Authenticity in LGBTQIA Films

      Directors Adam Baran (Trade Center) and Mari Walker (See You Then), whose films screened at this year's SXSW Film Festival, join filmmaker and fellow panelist Angela Washko exploring: Does it matter who tells queer stories? Moderated by aGLIFF Artistic Director Bears Rebecca Fonte.
      Sat., March 20, 10am. Free (registration required).  
      Online
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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.
    • Music

    • 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."
    • 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.  
    • Community

      Sports

      Austin FC Verde Van

      Beep, beep! The Verde Van, Austin FC's mobile merch store, will be on the move this weekend. Select items will be available for walk-ups, or preorder online and pick up there.
      Sat., March 20, noon-4pm: TopGolf, 2700 Esperanza Crossing. Sun., March 21, noon-4pm: Leander Beer Market, 106 W. Willis St., Leander  

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