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  • Movies on the Lawn at the Neill-Cochran House Museum

    Movies on the Lawn hosted by TJ Henry Law.

    • July 22: Friday Night Lights
    • Aug 5th: Best Little WhoreHouse in Texas
    • Aug 22: Giant

    Beverages provided by Still Austin, Thirsty Planet Brewing, Austin Gourmet Popcorn. $15 pp/$10 for members (drinks & popcorn included in admission price). Starts at dusk, capacity limited and reservations recommended.
    July 22, Aug. 5, Aug 19  
    Neill-Cochran House Museum
  • The Act of Reading Virtual Screening & Live Q&A

    A magical documentary journey into the world of teaching and reading Moby-Dick. Join a virtual reunion of the cast as they discuss the film and our evolving relationship to canonical literature. This event is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
    July 23-July 30  
    Virtual Event
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    Civic Events

    Stop Asian Hate Rally & Vigil

    Stand in solidarity with Austin's Asian American Pacific Islander community against anti-Asian racism and violence. Organized by a coalition of Central Texas grassroots organizers and the Asian Pacific Islander Public Affairs (APAPA) Austin chapter, the event begins with remarks from local speakers, followed by a vigil.
    Sat., April 17, 4pm. Free (registration required).  
    • 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 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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      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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      A Kind Cookout

      Join the Kind Clinic crew to celebrate the opening of their Koenig location with a good ol' cookout. Bring the family and friends and they’ll bring the fun and food with a whole lotta love mixed in. All you have to do is pull up, pull in, then pull out.
      Sat., April 17, 11am-2pm. Free.  
      Kind Clinic, 101 W. Koenig
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      ACMC: Adoration

      Austin Chamber Music Center presents their season finale, "Adoration," featuring two ACMC alumni, sisters Rita Andrade (viola, ATLYS String Quartet) and Laura Andrade (cello, Ensemble Connect). The siblings will be joined by the Austin Symphony's Patrice Calixte and pianist Michelle Schumann in a program of fiery, determined, and deeply emotional works.
      Sat., April 17, 7:30pm. $10-25.  
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      APH Vaccine Scheduling Expanded

      Austin Public Health reports that they've reached "a place of equilibrium between the supply and demand for vaccinations," and have expanded appointment scheduling opportunities for Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Anyone age 18 and up is eligible, and preregistration is required before scheduling. Call 311 or APH if you have any problems with the online process.
      Sat., April 17, 7pm-Tue., April 20, 7am  
      Online
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      Sports

      Austin FC Inaugural Match Watch Party

      In the shadow of Q2 Stadium, Austin Anthem, Circle Brewing Co., Waterloo Sparkling Water, and Huckleberry are thrilled to present the watch party that we've been waiting years for: the inaugural match for Major League Soccer in Austin. Expect lots of songs, chanting, and cheering from the supporters who helped make the Austin FC team a reality; $3 Austin Anthem Ale cans (yeah, they have their own beer); a limited-edition glass, plus three beer tokens for $20; free Waterloo sparkling water; a special match day food menu from Huckleberry; and activities for all ages. This will be a family-friendly event. Game starts at 4:30, and early birds get the worms! Peligrosa provides live music at 7:30 to celebrate what's hopefully the team's first win.
      Sat., April 17  
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      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.  
    • Arts

      Dance

      Ballet Austin: Preludes/Beginnings

      Filmed at the historic Scottish Rite Theater and set to Frédéric Chopin’s 24 Preludes for solo piano, Stephen Mills' fantastic new dancework centers around the tradition of a "ghost light" left on stage at night to keep the ghosts from haunting, the filmed performance imagining ghosts coming out to dance through the night, returning to the rafters before dawn.
      Available for viewing through April 25. Free.  
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      Kids

      Barbie Pop-Up Truck

      Barbie fans and Nineties-lovers, this one’s for you: The Barbie Pop-Up Truck is heading to the Domain for the first time for one day only to bring exclusive retro-inspired merchandise and treats as part of its U.S. tour to celebrate the iconic brand’s 60-year heritage. Pieces range from $12-75 and include items such as a collectible Polaroid camera, denim jacket, or cassette tape wallet.
      Sat., April 17, 10am-7pm  
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      Out of Town

      Birthday Party for the Wolves

      Calling all party animals! Join St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary to celebrate their pack at the annual Birthday Party for the Wolves. There will be keeper chats featuring enrichment activities for the animals, a silent auction, food trucks, local vendors, kids' activities, and live music. It's gonna be a BIG party!
      Sat., April 17, 10am-5pm. $12; children 5 and under, free.  
      6731 Pavlock Rd., Navasota
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      Sports

      Camp Gladiator Free Live Workouts

      Ahead of their Summer Countdown Challenge that begins April 19, Camp Gladiator is offering a full day of live virtual workouts, with 40+ options to tune in to throughout the morning and early afternoon. Once you've had a taste on "Super Saturday," sign up for the challenge at CampGladiator.com.
      6:30am-2:30pm  
      Virtual
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      Free Document Shredding

      Got a stack of sensitive documents to purge, but want it done securely? Frost Bank invites residents to drive through to have documents shredded, with service provided by Shred-It. They'll also have treats!
      Thu., May 6, 11am-2pm  
      North Austin Financial Center, 111 E. Anderson
    • 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.  
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      Visual Arts

      Mexican Mobility in Perspective: Building Futures / Closing Pathways

      Join the Mexic-Arte Museum for this lecture and Q&A led by Dr. Sarah Lopez. The livestreamed event is part of Mexic-Arte’s current exhibition, "Life and Experiences in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands," available via the museum’s website.
      Sat., April 17, 11am. Free.  
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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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      Theatre

      The Spin

      Street Corner Arts presents a livestreamed production of this new dark comedy produced specifically for the virtual medium. Listen: "When the Public Works Director of a major city confesses to a horrible crime, a team of spin doctors are brought in at the last possible second to pull off a tough assignment: prepare the Mayor’s top aide for a crucial news interview mid-pandemic, distance City Hall from the controversy, and point the public’s attention elsewhere. And do it entirely over video-conferencing." Spenser Davis wrote and directs this modern thriller that's expertly embodied by Zac Carr, Michael Galvan, Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, Natalie Garcia, Jason Graf, Kelsey Mazak, Mike Ooi, Shariba Rivers, and Andrea Skola Summers – with realtime screen management by Morgan Brochu. And, look: Here's a trailer for the show!
      Through April 25. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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      Theatre

      Trash Talks with Polly Mermaid

      A series isn't just for kids, we reckon, when it comes from Glass Half Full and Indigo Rael and tackles global environmental problems with puppetry, humor, and optimism. In three colorful and clever videos, Rael (as Polly, a plastic mermaid) and her friend Basurana (a frog made from plastic trash, puppeted by Caroline Reck) explore sustainable solutions to our current waste systems and single-use plastic. Episode three, May 1; and all videos available on YouTube through May 9.
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      Food Events

      Vivian’s Boulangerie x LeRoy & Lewis

      New-school barbecue meets old-school handmade pastries as Kendall Melton and Sawyer Lewis present this pop-up at the L&L outpost for two days only. What does that mean? It means a brilliant combination of bready goodness and mouthwatering 'cue, is what it means. Specifically: The Frank, a croissant filled with pork sausage, American cheese, dijon, and sauerkraut; The Brian, a puff pastry filled with macaroni & cheese, barbecue sauce, and brisket; The Francophile, a puff pastry galette topped with crispy hashbrowns, leeks, whole hog, creme fraiche, and caviar; and, finally, The Bonjour Y'all, a barbacoa kolache topped with white onion, cilantro, and chimichurri. Good Gawd, citizen! Maybe don't miss this stuff, hey?
      Sat.-Sun., April 17-18, 11am until sold out
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