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for Sat., May 22
  • 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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    Visual Arts

    Visual Arts Center: Small Refusals

    This is a three-woman exhibition featuring work by students from UT's 2021 Studio Art MFA graduating class: Magdalena Jarkowiec, Heather Canterbury, and Ania Mininkova. Uncanny experiences in Home Depot aisles, found diaries, and mythologies of the American landscape are revisited in sculpture, photography, and video works for a show that celebrates the everyday as a sea of unexamined alternatives to dominant narratives. Recommended: There's an Artist Talk via Zoom on Fri., May 7, 5pm.
    Through May 23. Wed.-Sat., noon-5pm
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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.
    Through May 22. $5.  
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    Classical Music

    Austin Classical Guitar: 30th Season Finale

    An orchestra of young guitarists from all over Texas will premiere new arrangements by living Black American composers and the Texas Guitar Quartet will dazzle with a live performance from the AISD Performing Arts Center for Austin Classical Guitar's season finale – created in collaboration with Ex-Aequo, Virtual Guitar Orchestra, and The Augustine Foundation.
    Sat., May 22, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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    Kids

    Barnyard Buddies

    Meet animal friends at a special hands-on farm tour where a handler will introduce youngsters to chickens, horses, and donkeys.
    Saturdays, 10am  
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    Blue Genie Art Bazaar: New May Market

    The creators of the Blue Genie Art Bazaar present a new spring arts event called May Market, a free, family-friendly experience showcasing the work of regional artisans and craftspeople under one roof with centralized checkout. "This is the ideal place to shop for locally made, one-of-a-kind gifts for Father’s Day, graduations, anniversaries, weddings, and more." That's what the press release says, anyway, trying to entice us in; thing is, that's even a bit too humble: We know what sort of market the Blue Genie gathers, and it's sure to be a lively splendorama of well-made goods coveted by anyone with a taste for the original, off-beat, and brilliantly homegrown.
    Through May 31. Fri.-Sun., 10am-8pm
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    Comedy

    Bonnie McFarlane

    Bonnie McFarlane’s radio and television credits include an HBO special, two Comedy Central specials, as well as multiple appearances on the Tonight Show and the Late Show.
    May 20-22. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7 & 9pm. $20.  
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    Events

    Brunch Yourself for Mental Health

    Waterloo Counseling Center is partnering with CH Hospitality to offer a live virtual cooking class with a brunch theme, hosted by Emerald van Cartier. A $50 donation supports an uninsured client’s therapy session and gets you supply lists and a private link to the livestream. Become a VIP Quaran-team Host for $250, and they'll deliver the ingredients for up to 10 people, including a 1L bottle of Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
    Sat., May 22, noon-2pm. $50; $250 for VIP.  
    Online
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    City-Wide Vintage Sale

    Support small local businesses and shop for vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, and more.
    Sat., May 22, 10am-5pm; Sun., May 23, 11am-5pm. $7; children under 12, free.  
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    Comedy

    Fallout Comedy

    What's the fallout from this pandemic? Who knows, right? But we know this is the Fallout near the end of the pandemic: An eclectic mix of live, mind-rocking comedy from some of Austin's best, all week long – even that weekly Sure Thing showcase is back! Check the website for details.
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    Sports

    NASCAR at COTA

    Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the inaugural NASCAR weekend at Circuit of the Americas, featuring the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Camping World Truck Series, plus the IMSA-sanctioned Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Series. Camping available.
    Fri.-Sun., May 21-23  
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    Kids

    Summer Kickoff Party at Indigo Play

    Kick off the summer season with raffles, discounts, free pizza and ice pops, crafts, and games like cornhole, limbo, potato sack races, and more.
    Sat., May 22, 10am-1pm & 3-5pm. $12.  
    Indigo Play, 13530 Research
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    Dance

    Tapestry: National Tap Dance Day

    Join the hotfoot hoofers of Tapestry Dance Company in a physically distanced, totally swingin', live music-enhanced, three-days-early celebration of National Tap Dance Day. Note: Bring a lawn chair or blanket and your tap shoes – and be prepared for more fun than you've had in months!
    Sat., May 22, 2:30-4:30pm
    2202 E. Riverside
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    Theatre

    The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    Austin Playhouse's own Lara Toner Haddock has gone and adapted Agatha Christie's first published novel? Yes – and this debut opus features none other than the sharply mustachio'd Hercule Poirot. Featuring a sockdolager cast – Ben Wolfe (as Poirot himself), Scott Shipman, Toby Minor, Lara Toner, Sarah Chong Harmer, Sarah Fleming Walker, Ben Bazaěn, Robert Deike, Joseph Garlock, Babs George, Claire Grasso, Huck Huckaby, Marc Pouhé, Ken Webster, and Cyndi Williams – directed by that same Haddock, this murder mystery may be just what you need to transition out of the pandemic and into a semblance of former normalcy. Note: "Employing a hybrid method of theatrical filming, actors will be captured using both cinematic and traditional live performance approaches. To enhance the experience, early purchasers will electronically receive exclusive clues designed for the virtual whodunnit." Available for online viewing with live Q&As after each performance, and – regardez-vous! – here's a video trailer for the show.
    Through June 5. Thu.-Sun., 7:30pm. $15-18.  
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