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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
  • STREET KINGS: RISK & Blek le Rat: An Immersive Exhibition Highlighting Signature Works by Two Graffiti Masters

    West Chelsea Contemporary invites the public to experience their newest exhibit “STREET KINGS: Risk + Blek le Rat." This show highlights two graffiti masters, each who have catalyzed the movement in their cities. With over 10 neon works by RISK and 11 new original paintings by Blek, this display is both show-stopping and exemplary of each artist’s current practice.
    Through August 22  
    West Chelsea Contemporary
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  • Arts

    Theatre

    Auditions for Vortex Summer Youth Theatre

    The Vortex seeks students (ages 13-17) to participate in Summer Youth Theatre's 2021: Pandemdem Edition. Now in its 29th year, the award-winning, tuition-free program is looking for young actors, writers, musicians, designers, and technicians to engage in: workshops with theatre professionals this summer, to develop an original project with themes of: pandemic/quarantine to be performed on the Vortex's Garden Stage at the end of July. See website for details, and to schedule an audition appointment on Sat., May 29.
  • Community

    Sports

    Austin Bold FC

    It's the Bold's first home match of the season, vs. Real Monarchs SLC.
    Wed., May 26, 8pm  
  • Community

    Events

    Live Comedy + Live Band Karaoke

    Two shows in one! See the next wave of amazing Austin comics performing live in the heart of Downtown, then Texas Live Band Karaoke performs with you as the lead singer if you choose. Doors at 6pm.
    Wed., May 26, 7pm-12mid. $30.  
  • Arts

    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
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Wednesday Night Live/Rockstar Karaoke

    Here's two shows back-to-back for the price of one: There's a live stand-up showcase, followed by an evening of rockstar karaoke – and you're the rockstar. (No, wait. Let's try that again. And … you're the rockstar, baybee! There we go.) With stand-up sets by Bill Dawes, Ashley Overton, Dave Jay, Brian Holtzman, Frank Ulloa, Johnny Mitchell, Eli Halpern, Andrew Murphy, Hunter Duncan, and Jackson Lind – with host Mike Eaton.
    Wed., May 26, 7pm. $30.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    West Chelsea Contemporary: Icons & Vandals

    It's the swanky venue's "most monumental" show yet, featuring works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ai WeiWei, Roy Lichtenstein, and a slew of other creative provocateurs who have subverted the contemporary art world throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Bonus: The closing reception features an artist talk with "The First lady of Graffiti," Lady Pink.
    Closing reception: Sun., July 11, 3-5pm
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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., May 26, 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., May 26, 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., May 26, 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., May 26, 12pm  
  • Community

    Events

    #BlackLivesMatter Survivor Peer Support Group

    Led by the SAFE Alliance, one of Austin's nonprofits working to end sexual violence, abuse, and harassment. Email for details.
    Last Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm  
    Email for info
    Online
  • Arts

    Theatre

    A Portrait of My Mother

    An artist remembers their mother, spinning a modern Mexican Cinderella tale as we follow the trials and tribulations of one woman's journey into motherhood – from her humble beginnings in the town of Laredo, Texas, to her journey to Chicago, and everything between. Written and performed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, directed by David R. Jarrott. Note: Now available for viewing on Vimeo.
    Through July 31. $5.  
  • 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.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    AFS Cinema Seeks Donations

    The AFS Cinema is preparing to reopen this summer, and they're asking for the community’s support to open their doors again. Donate today to help light up their two big screens with the classic, independent, and global films that bring the world of cinema to Austin.
    Ongoing  
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
    Through May 31  
    Online: www.aaafilmfest.org
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Audit and Finance Committee Meeting

    Discussion and possible action includes addressing an FY2020 single audit report by the city's external auditor, Deloitte & Touche LLP.
    Wed., May 26, 9:30am  
    Videoconference
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee Meeting

    Briefings cover workforce planning for the Decker Power Plant (which was scheduled to retire last year) and the Winter Storm Uri after-action report process.
    Wed., May 26, 1:30pm  
    Videoconference
  • Community

    Events

    Austin Paranormal Investigations

    Join the team of Austin Paranormal Investigations for a genuine, three-hour investigation of one of the most haunted locations in Central Texas.
    Wed., May 26, 8pm. $45.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Austin Shift Meal: Job Fair

    Austin Shift Meal is hosting a job fair to help connect out-of-work restaurant and hospitality workers with restaurants and other employers with job openings. You're looking for a job in the industry? These companies will be at Yard Bar, looking for you: Swift’s Attic, W Austin Hotel, Wu Chow, Home Slice, Lenoir, Plaza Colombian, Rosedale Kitchen & Bar, Slab BBQ, Spec’s Wine and Spirits, Reunion 19, Salt & Time, Hillside Farmacy, El Chile Group, Quality Seafood Market, L’Oca d’Oro, Bar Peached, Bufalina Due, and Texas Keeper Cider.
    Tue., June 1, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Community

    Out of Town

    “Blood Moon” Total Lunar Eclipse

    The moon will blush red when the sun, Earth, and moon are aligned for two hours and 40 minutes. This dramatic event happens when the moon is transformed from dark gray to a reddish-orange during totality depending on how much dust is in the Earth’s atmosphere.
    Wed., May 26, 3:47-6:27am  
    Across western North America
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan Coordinating Committee Meeting

    The committee is the governing body that directs the administration of the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan (BCCP).
    Wed., May 26, 1-3pm  
    Videoconference
  • 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.  
  • Music

  • 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.  
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    Boiz of Austin

    Austin’s only drag king troupe keeps Fourth St. queer with the Boiz’s showcase at OCH. Your host is the one and only Jack Rabid, featuring performances by Serendipity Ray and the Great Tex, plus go-go dancing from: the Great Flying Cervix and Alexander the Great.
    Wed., May 26, 8pm. No cover.  
  • Arts

    Books

    Books, Books, Books in the ATX

    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 – in-person or online. (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.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Boy Meets Boy (2021)

    Queer Spectrum Series: A screening and filmmaker Q&A presented by aGLIFF. The film follows Harry and Johannes, who meet on the dance floor at a Berlin club and end up spending the day together wandering the city just hours before Harry is scheduled to fly back to London.
    May 20-26  
    Online: bit.ly/agliff-bmb21-fbe

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