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    B. Iden Payne Awards: Citywide Cast Party

    The B. Iden Payne Awards Council invites the theatre-makers and theatre-goers of Austin to gather outdoors (on the grounds of the lovely Umlauf Sculpture Garden, no less) for this citywide cast party. It'll be a socially distanced night of celebration, of survival, of mourning, and of reunion with the theatre-making community. Note: There will be an open bar, music, tasty noms, and scheming for an incredible year to come. [Ed. note: Because fuck you, 'ronas!] Also, if the pandemic's left you unable to scratch up a five-spot for admission, email kate@bidenpayneawards.org and maybe she can work a deal.
    Mon., May 17, 7:30pm. $10 ($5, in advance).  
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    Theatre

    10 Ways to Survive Life In Quarantine

    Texas School for the Deaf’s performing arts program presents this new play by Don Zolidis, a virtual presentation (streamed on-demand) full of handy solutions learned and life lessons shared when the recent lockdown left us to entertain (and sometimes fend for) ourselves. Directed by Brian Cheslick, voiced and captioned for all audiences.
    May 13-22. $5.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Garrison Bros x South Congress Cafe: Bourbon Dinner

    Here's a five-course Garrison Brothers Bourbon Dinner at South Congress Cafe – just the sort of Tuesday night elegance you might need to make it through the rest of another working week, right? What do we mean by "elegance," you ask? We mean that chefs Brandon Hanna and James Howell will be matching generous pairings of the Brothers’ finest with white asparagus vichyssoise and halibut crudo and lamb chops with sweet corn succotash and bourbon-infused tiramisu and – yeah, mmmmmm, better grab those tickets all quicklike, citizen.
    Tue., May 25, 6pm. $90.  
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    Visual Arts

    ICOSA's Window Dressing XI: Unruly Waters Insult the Shore

    This latest of ICOSA's everchanging front-window displays of creative expression is a tableau that "explores ideas of blurred boundaries and futility of containment by depicting the grotesque as the embodiment of conflict between art and nature." As rendered by Austin's own Big Chicken & Baby Bird, it's sure to be a vivid if fleeting addition to the many visuals at Canopy.
    Through May 17. Reception: Fri., May 14, 7-9pm
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    Visual Arts

    Prizer Arts & Letters: A Cartography of Solitude

    Stephen Pruitt, a mensch in so many creative industries – whether behind the scenes, designing the lights and sets of the better theatrical experiences in this town, or on the stage itself, performing explications of science as if he were some fearless combo of Laurie Anderson and Andy Kaufman – this Pruitt's revealing a show of stark and atmospheric photography at the Prizer gallery on East Cesar Chavez. Listen: "For years, I’ve taken long adventures with just my camera and journal for company, and in those travels, I’ve experienced some stunning places that seem to revel in their remoteness, in their quiet, in their inhospitality, unless you’re willing to accept their terms – no easy meals, no water, no roads – and stay only as long as you can be self-sufficient. This installation is both an exploration of those places – places that emphasize how small and ephemeral we are, how big the world is – and the many different ways that we experience solitude internally.” Suggestion: Avail yourself of this opportunity, citizen. Bonus: The photographs will be illuminated every night (8-11pm) and can be seen from viewing platforms outside the gallery.
    May 14-June 12
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    Visual Arts

    Recspec Gallery: Quarantine Drawings

    New drawings created during pandemic quarantine by that maestro of color and balance, Adrian Landon Brooks.
    Through May 31  
  • Community

    Sports

    Round Rock Express

    Vs. Sugar Land Skeeters. Dogs welcome on Thursday, the Express become the Chupacabras Friday, and Sunday is kids' day, with train rides and a postgame chance to run the bases. See schedule for details and more events.
    May 13-18. Thu.-Sat. & Mon., 7:05; Sun., 1:05, Tue., 6:05  
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    Books

    While Justice Sleeps: Stacey Abrams

    Would you believe that the celebrated national leader and totally badass force for good in this world – Stacey Abrams – has written a complexly plotted thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court? Spoiler alert: She has, indeed. Would you further believe that she'll be in conversation about that book tonight, via Zoom, with Sarah Michelle Gellar? Because that's true, too. Recommended: Get you a ticket for a copy of the book and a front row seat at this virtual talk.
    Mon., May 17, 5pm. $33-56.  
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