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    ACMC: Imagination

    Austin Chamber Music Center alumni James Shields (Oregon Symphony) and cellist Laura Andrade (Sphinx Competition winner) perform with violinist Emily Cole (Oregon Symphony) – and ACMC's own Michelle Schumann on piano. This passionate program includes Trio in G Minor by Aram Khatchaturian, Clarinet Trio in A Minor by Johannes Brahms, and Danzón by Paquito d’Rivera.
    Fri., March 26, 7:30pm. Donations accepted.  
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      The Mike & Sherry Project: Fundraising Auction

      The Mike & Sherry Project is launching an online auction with items and experiences from some of Austin’s best bars, restaurants, and events. Note: An official partner of the Austin Marathon, the Project qualifies for up to $10,000 in matched donations from the Moody Foundation; proceeds from the auction will go toward the matching campaign, increasing access to affordable mental healthcare for Austin’s bar and restaurant workers.
      Through March 28  
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      2021 Bowl for Kids

      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is bringing glitz and glamour to their annual fundraiser. The goal is to raise funds to put 80 kids into a caring match with an adult mentor, and you can participate from home by donating, forming or joining a fundraising team, and via online activities including a "Golden Age of Hollywood" costume contest.
      Through April 23  
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      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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      Launderette's Passover Seder To-Go

      No one needs to tell you how good the food at (and, these days, from) Launderette is, right? It's off the charts with flavor, really. So we'll just mention this new portable holiday feast of theirs, available for pre-order now (for pick-up on March 27), because it's packed full with enough to serve 4-6 people and features beet/horseradish deviled eggs, matzo ball soup, gefilte fish and chick liver paté, chicory salad, maror, braised lamb shank, tzimmes, and a variety of cookies and other treats.
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      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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      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.  
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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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      Civic Events

      Travis County Voter Registration

      The deadline to register to vote in the May 1 special election is Thursday, April 1. If you're not yet registered to vote (find out at www.votetravis.com), you may download a voter registration form at www.votetexas.gov/register, print it, and then either mail it to the county voter registrar (Travis County Voter Registration, PO Box 149327, Austin, Texas 78714-9327) or drop it off at the Travis County Tax Office (5501 Airport Blvd.). You can register to vote in person at the Travis County Tax Office, too. Applications must be postmarked or received by April 1.: If you’ve moved within Travis County or changed your name since the last time you registered to vote, update your voter registration online here.
      Deadline: Thu., April 1  
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      Theatre

      UTNT: Del Corazón Nace el Enjambre

      This portion of UT's annual New Theatre project is a virtual retelling of the tale(s) of la cucaracha. Activating the cockroach as a time-traveling hemispheric avatar, this practice interweaves stories of self-metamorphosis, resistance, and revolution to explore "how attuning to a theoretical brown commons might expand possibilities of freedom." Conceived and directed by Erica Patricia Saucedo.
      Thu.-Sun., March 25-28, 7:30pm. Donations accepted.  
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      A Digital Escape to Paradise

      The goal of this conference is to support leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, and parents to reclaim their mind, body, and spirit during these challenging times. Experience sound healings, fitness and improv classes, and a variety of experts in the fields of professional and personal development.
      March 26-29. Free.  
      Zoom
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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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      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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      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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      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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      ARTUS Co: End In the Beginning

      This is a duo exhibition of mid-to-large oil paintings and photography by Shelby Sult and Maggie Lyon that "represent each artist's personal truths through the lens of time."
      Through April 25
      10000 Research #118
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      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.  
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      Austin Scavenger Hunt

      Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
      Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
      Online and at home
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      Authentic Relating

      Join intimacy coach Tom Major for a two-hour journey of stepping out of your shell, healing your relationship with yourself, learning to be comfortable in your own skin, and then taking your best, most authentic being to connect with others.
      Fri., March 26, 2-4pm. $40.
      Flow Yoga Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar
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      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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      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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      Big Medium: W I L D L I F E

      Inspired by stories of nature regenerating and reclaiming space during the Covid-19 pandemic, Manik Raj Nakra's W I L D L I F E show examines what happens when humanity removes itself from the natural world. The exhibition also introduces a new material for the artist: The ceremonial bindi, worn for centuries on the forehead in Indian culture for spiritual, traditional, and fashion reasons.
      Through May 1. Thu.-Sat., noon-6pm, by appointment
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      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.
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      Camiba Art: Between

      Since the early days of her art practice, Rebecca Rothfus Harrell has been influenced by the American Precisionists of the 1920s and '30s – particularly their approach to spatial organization, dimensional & time flattening, and selective realism. And now? "I've been documenting what I identify as the primary signifier of the state of flux across the country," says Harrell. "An empty sign hanging askew above a bolted front door, a familiar shaped frame with exposed bulbs towering over the defunct gas station or the torn fabric of a shop sign exposing the supports intended to hold it taut. I find these structures visually and conceptually captivating." We reckon, the way the artist has rendered these images, you will, too. Book a visit right here.
      Through April 10
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      CAN Board of Directors Executive Committee Meeting

      The Community Advancement Network is a partnership of Central Texas organizations that leverage mutual resources to build equitable opportunities across the community.
      Fri., March 26, 9-10:30am  
      Videoconference
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      Carnival at Pinballz

      Crabtree Amusements is bringing all kinds of family-friendly outdoor attractions for spring break.
      Through March 27  
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      Kids

      Carnival of Games

      Pinballz will place golden cards in select ticketed games, and all you have to do is find them! With every Gold Card captured, you get the opportunity to redeem for specialty prizes.
      Through March 28  
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      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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