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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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  • 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  
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    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.  
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    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  
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    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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  • 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.
    Wed., April 14, 2pm, 4pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    "Shipwrecked" (2014)

    Experience the story of La Belle, a ship in French explorer La Salle's 1684 North American colonial expedition, as seen through the eyes of young Pierre Talon, a real-life passenger on the voyage.
    Wed., April 14, 12:30pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    "The Star of Destiny" (2020)

    Feel the seats shake as a gusher explodes from an East Texas oil derrick. Experience the takeoff of Saturn V as if you were seated at Mission Control at the LBJ Space Center in Houston. Sound and sensory effects help make the film a truly memorable experience for all ages.
    Wed., April 14, 10:30am, 2:30pm  
  • Community

    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
  • Film

    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.
    Wed., April 14, 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
  • Arts

    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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    Events

    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.  
  • Community

    Civic Events

    AISD Eliminating Disparities in Discipline and Punishment Workgroup

    Community members and district staff will give an update on group progress and next action steps to eliminate racial disparities in AISD’s discipline and punishment. For more on racial disparities in AISD’s suspension rates, revisit our 2018 article “AISD’s Suspension Situation.”
    Wed., April 14, 5:30-7:30pm  
    Online
  • Community

    Civic Events

    AISD Special Education: Transition Course

    VELA, AISD’s Parent Engagement Support Office, and AISD’s Department of Special Education discuss how families of special ed students can start planning for adulthood.
    April 14-May 5. Wednesdays, noon-1pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
  • Arts

    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

    Alden Hedges & Julie Nolen

    Wed., April 14, 6:30pm
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    Community

    Ana Sisnett Week

    allgo, UT’s Queer and Trans People of Color Agency, and UT’s Gender and Sexuality Center celebrate the legacy of the GSC library's namesake, the late writer, artist, and community activist Ana Sisnett, with weeklong virtual programming. Check out here for complete schedule.
    Mon.-Fri., April 12-16. Free.  
    Online
  • 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."
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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.  
  • Arts

    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.
  • Community

    Civic Events

    BizAid Business Orientation Webinar

    A general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth.
    Wed., April 14, 10-11am. Free (registration required).  
    Online
  • Arts

    Dance

    Blue Lapis Light: Beyond the Clouds

    The acclaimed aerial dance troupe's 2020 performance (chosen by Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires for inclusion among his Top Ten shows of the year) is now available in a digital version online – free of charge.
    Donations accepted.  
  • Arts

    Books

    BOOKS: Pick 'Em Up Curbside!

    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. (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

    Bracken Hale

    Wed., April 14, 8pm

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