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  • Arts

    Theatre

    Tales of a Blerd Ballerina

    The Vortex Tapas Series 2021 begins with a new work-in-progress production of Valoneecia Tolbert’s Tales of a Blerd Ballerina. Presented both as live broadcasts each evening and with limited in-person seating opportunities at the VORTEX, this play centers the Blerd (black nerd) experience, embracing diverse communities and generating vital conversations around black identity, pulling concepts and style from the Afro-Diaspora and Jazz Aesthetic within stories of growing up as a Blerd child of the Eighties. Directed by Florinda Bryant.
    Through April 18  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    The Cohen New Works Festival

    UT Austin presents the biennial Cohen New Works Festival, the largest collegiate festival of its kind, this year featuring 33 all-new works by undergraduate and graduate students. The virtual event will include live and pre-recorded performances, digital installations, and daily panel discussions with professional artists.
    Through April 16. Donations accepted.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    The Office! A Murder Mystery Parody

    Wait, live theatre? And it's outside? And it's a murder mystery? And it's based in the, uh, let's call it the Dunder-Mifflinverse? Yes! The Paramount presents Bob and Tobly McSmith's immersive theatrical diversion in which characters from "The Office" will journey with you along five walkable locations Downtown as they "use their keen detective skills to find clues, catch red herrings, plant evidence, and lock up the Scranton Strangler."
    Through April 25. Wed.-Sun., multiple times daily. $39.50.  
  • Community

    Events

    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  
  • Qmmunity

    Community

    Engage Series: LGBTQIA Quality of Life in Central Texas

    Austin Queer Cultural Center founder Queen Austin, community advocate Awais Azhar, Outyouth’s Sarah Kapostasy, and Equality Texas CEO Ricardo Martinez reflect on the state of LGBTQIA life in the greater Austin area and actionable steps to improve quality of life.
    Wed., April 14, 10am  
    Online
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Hold Me Well

    Shrewd Productions presents this virtual world premiere of Eva Suter’s sci-fi re-envisioning of Shakespeare's Othello, depicting "a desolate, Central Texas inhabited solely by women after a catastrophic war has eradicated the male population. With the threat of another war and a new romance quickly unfolding before them, five women bound by the tragedy must entrust their lives to one another in order to save themselves and humanity." (Well, damn – count us in on that action, tyvm.) Directed by Rudy Ramirez, starring Ellie McBride, Hayley Armstrong, Elizabeth Mason, Emily Rankin, and Taylor Flanagan. Note: Click here to view the original trailer for the show.
    Through April 30. $8.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Pepsi x Valentina's = FREE BBQ

    Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ, one of the local eateries that will be purveying their tasty wares within the Austin Football Club's Q2 Stadium, has partnered with PepsiCo to give away their excellent 'cue – in the form of barbecue sandwiches and brisket tacos – and of course Pepsi's own Mango and Wild Cherry and Zero beverages – for one delicious day only. No, for real, this is all totally gratis, from 11am until 3pm (or until it's gone) on Wed., April 14 at Valentina's brick-and-mortar on Menchaca, as part of the global beverage giant's "The Taste of Your Texas" promotion.
    Wed., April 14, 11am-3pm
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Texas Cultural Trust: The Business of the Arts and the Art of Business

    Gay Gaddis of T3 talks with Texas Monthly Editor Tom Foster about what all Texans should know about the business of the arts and the art of business. Bonus: A behind-the-scenes tour of the business maven’s private art studio, gallery, and artwork will follow the discussion.
    Wed., April 14, 11am. Free.  
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    Kids

    Virtual 2x2 Afterschool Storytime

    Read two stories selected by Texas librarians, then discuss and do a related activity. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
    Wednesdays, 3:30pm  
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