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    AJC General Body Meeting

    Learn about the work Austin Justice Coalition is doing and how you can get involved.
    First Tuesdays, 6:30pm  
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    AmeriCorps Central Texas Virtual Career Fair

    AmeriCorps Central Texas is a collaboration of nine local nonprofit organizations offering a wide range of opportunities for anyone age 17 and up to create a better future for themselves and Central Texas through paid AmeriCorps service, which comes with benefits including education awards, health insurance, and student loan deferments. Learn about the opportunities and get all your questions answered at a virtual career fair.
    Tue., May 4; Wed., May 12; 10-11am & 6-7pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Sports

    Austin FC Queso Cup

    Austin FC, H-E-B, and 512 Food Co. partnered to present the inaugural Queso Cup contest. Fans send in their best queso recipes to be judged by a team including Q2 Stadium's exec chef. The prize includes an autographed Austin FC soccer ball, a $500 H-E-B gift card, and two tickets to an upcoming Austin FC match. The winning queso will also be one of the three featured in the club’s Queso Fountain, said to be "the signature Austin FC queso experience."
    Submissions due Mon., May 10  
    Online
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    BearBack Bingo

    Lady Grackle Birdbreath and CupCake play host while you play to win prizes. Don't forget to bring yer mask.
    Tuesdays, 8-10pm. Free.  
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    Sports

    Bike Night at COTA

    Cyclists can clip in and navigate the Circuit at Bike Night powered by Ascension Seton. The weekly event lets riders cruise COTA’s famed stars and stripes in a stress-free environment without the worry of city traffic while offering fantastic sunset views of the COTA’s signature Observation Deck and Austin skyline. After the ride concludes, cyclists can replenish and recharge with an ice-cold drink, mouth-watering refreshments and great conversations and camaraderie with fellow riders.
    Tuesdays through Oct. 12, besides May 18 & 25  
  • Arts

    Dance

    Dear V

    BLiPSWiTCH welcomes you to the Curtain Theatre to experience Dear V, where contemporary dance will take center stage for the first time in the history of this outdoor Shakespearean theater on Lake Austin. Drawing on historical and literary themes, five female dancers "embrace the obscurity and contradictions of the human experience, illuminating the prismatic complexity, valor and rawness of the feminine sublime." Featuring Henna Chou and Drew Silverman performing a live original score, with Claire Brunelli, Celeste Camfield, Taryn Lavery, Alex Miller, and Amy Myers embodying the movements.
    Through May 4. Sun., 5pm; Mon.-Tue., 6:30pm. $25.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    El Alma Mother's Day Kit

    This isn't only the finest of Mexican confections for su madre on her special day: The kit from El Alma includes a box of Mexican wedding cookies and lemon tarts, a lavender lemonade mimosa kit (with a full bottle of sparkling wine), and a potted succulent from Ben White Florists. That's $60, but if you want to satisfy the whole fam, add an Enchilada Family Kit that can feed 4-6 and has Chicken Tinga or Grilled Shrimp as the choice of mains ($40). Note: Order by May 6 to guarantee availability.
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    Out of Town

    Lights Out for Wildlife

    Several major migratory flyways pass through Texas. Every spring and fall, millions of birds pass through the state. Many birds fly at night, but can become disoriented by bright lights. Texans can help solve this problem by turning off non-essential lights late at night during the peak of migratory season.
    Through May 7, 11pm-6am  
    Statewide
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    Books

    Ryan Leslie: The Between

    Here's the livestreamed Zoom sesh in which Ryan Leslie presents his new thriller, in conversation with horror superstar Gabino Iglesias.
    Tue., May 4, 6pm. Free.  
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    Theatre

    Street Corner Arts: The Spin

    The Street Corner production of Spenser Davis' new modern drama, performed live for several shows night after night, is now available in recorded form online.
    Through May 15. $3.  
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    Community

    Texas Rally Against Anti-Trans Legislation

    HRC Austin, Transgender Education Network of Texas, Texas Freedom Network, Lambda Legal, ACLU of Texas, and Equality Texas are rallying at the Capitol in protest of the many anti-trans bills that are moving through the Texas Legislature. The event will be streamed live on HRC Austin's Facebook page here.
    Tue., May 4, 12:30-1:30pm  
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    Visual Arts

    The Blanton Museum: Curated Conversations

    This series explores and connects with the Blanton staff, streaming live every Tuesday at 5pm. The first installment featured Ellsworth Kelly's Austin; another week had curators discussing artworks that reinterpret, interrogate, and expand the narrative of national flags. The Blanton's collections are vast, as is the knowledge of these professionals. Click on over, we suggest, to enjoy a bit of both.
    Tuesdays, 5-6pm. Free.  
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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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    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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    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.
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    Events

    Approaching a Mix

    This four-week intensive with studio professional Annlie Huang covers all the ins and outs of mixing music. A small class size means a safe space with lots of interaction.
    Beginning Tue., May 4, 7pm. $60.  
    Zoom
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    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."
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Asian Pacific Virtual Showcase

    During Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join Austin Asian American Film Festival for a showcase that aims to highlight artists of different communities and neighborhoods in the United States, Canada, and Oceania.
    May 1-31  
    Online: www.aaafilmfest.org
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    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.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Austin Black Freedom Communities

    Artist Funmi Ogunro is raising funds for her documentary film about Austin's Black freedom communities. Get details about the project and donate online.
    May 4-12  
    Online: www.gf.me/u/yfpi4b
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    Community

    Austin LGBT(QIA) Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

    Lunch and learn with Austin's queer biz chamber. Learn more about Project Connect from Jackie Nirenbergack, director of community engagement and involvement at Austin Transit Partnership.
    Tue., May 4, noon. Free.  
    Online
  • Film

    Special Screenings

  • Arts

    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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  • 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.  
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    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.
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    Brazilian Jazz Happy Hour w/ Paula Maya

    Venmo: @paulamaya; PayPal.me/paulamayamusic
    Tuesdays, 5:30pm  
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    Kids

    Camacho Activity Center Virtual Programs

    Visit the Camacho Activity Center virtually for bike tutorials, a Blunn Creek Nature Preserve hiking guide, and activity guides for homemade ice cream, nature bingo, leaf art, and more.
     
    Online
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Camiba Art: Since Last We Met

    What do you get when you rescue a discarded Leclerc table loom from the curb during a neighborhood walk? If you're acclaimed ceramic artist Jen Rose, you use the knowledge you gained about weaving in college and you integrate that weaving into your porcelain practice. What do you get if you visit Rose's latest show of works, now on display at this fine gallery? An eyeful of sculptural creations, threaded multiples, that are hung, draped, twisted, and manipulated toward a pattern-rich kinesis. This show, tell you what, it's sublime.
    Through May 15

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