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  • 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
  • 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
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    Arts & Culture

    aGLIFF Pride Mini-Film-a-Thon

    Kick off Pride Month with a weekend of queer cinema and programming brought to you by Austin's queerest (and oldest) film fest, aGLIFF. Catch four feature films and two film shorts programs, plus Q&As, screening virtually the entire weekend, including Eytan Fox’s Israeli gay drama Sublet; Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt’s in-depth look at the late transmasculine jazz musician Billy Tipton in No Ordinary Man; Leonie Krippendorff’s coming-of-age drama Cocoon; Ryan Spahn’s adaptation of the eponymous play Nora Highland; and more.
    Fri.-Sun., June 4-6. Free, aGLIFF members; $25, nonmembers.  
    Online
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    Theatre

    Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven

    Acclaimed playwright Reina Hardy returns to the Vortex with her first National New Play Network rolling world premiere, bringing her magic and humor to this coming-of-age adventure for everyone who’s ever looked up at the stars and dreamed. "This remarkable play engages young adults and audiences of all ages, bringing science and imagination into the theatre." Directed by Marcus McQuirter and Rudy Ramirez, and starring Jeremy Rashad Brown, Oktavea LaToi, Dane Parker, Christina Blake, and Eva McQuade.
    Through July 3. Fri.-Sun., 8pm. $10 and up.  
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    Beyond the Square

    Presented by Six Square, Austin’s Black cultural district, a multi-day festival highlighting the multifaceted talent of Black creatives, with a special focus on Black Music Month. Friday features a mural unveiling with music and an artist talk; Saturday there's a big concert and Black-owned food trucks; and Sunday morning, take a Black history bike tour around the district.
    Fri.-Sun., June 4-6  
    Various locations
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    Conscious Closet Pop-Up

    A pop-up donation drive to give clothes a new life, where all donations benefit local nonprofits Casa Marianella and Magpies & Peacocks, who can either upcycle old clothing or textiles or take donations. See the event page for specific needs and requests.
    Sat., June 5, 10am-2pm  
    LeverCraft Coffee, 3307 Oak Springs
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Gear Night

    Break out yer gear for Austin Gears’ first in-person event in over a year. As usual, clothes check is open from 10pm-1:30am.
    Sat., June 5, 10pm. No cover.  
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    Visual Arts

    Hill Country Galleria: Summer Arts Festival

    Contracommon Gallery presents its inaugural Summer Arts Festival on the Hill Country Galleria’s Central Plaza, hosting more than 30 artist vendors, free children’s activities, and live music performances.
    Sat., June 5, 3-8pm
  • Music

    I Am Here All Day book release party & benefit show w/ Pleasure Venom, Riders Against the Storm, Swimming With Bears, Calliope Musicals, the Human Circuit, Ali Holder, Scott Collins, Benjamin Violet, Jeff Hortillosa, Shaun Dickerson, & more

    “Comprising 118 portraits of Austin musicians taken between March and August 2020, the book documents the initial turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic in the city’s music scene.” Now, combine live sets from local scene stars, and the reopening of the live music capital continues in grand style.
    Sat., June 5, 11am  
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Neon Rainbows

    Dust off them boots and saddle down to Red River St. for DJ Boi Orbison’s [aka DJ BoyFriend] “Best of Austin” award-winning queer country hoedown.
    Rescheduled: Sat., June 5, 9pm. No cover.  
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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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    Arts & Culture

    Queer Artist Market

    LGBTQIA-owned greenhouse and garden store Garden Seventeen welcomes Pride Month in full bloom with an outdoor market featuring 20+ LGBTQIA vendors, plenty o’ photo ops, and giveaways.
    Sat.-Sun., June 5-6, noon-4pm. Free to attend.  
    Garden Seventeen, 604 Williams
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    Sports

    Round Rock Express

    Vs. El Paso. The Express become the Chupacabras Thursday, there'll be postgame fireworks Friday, Saturday is Nineties Night, and Sunday is Cancer Awareness Night. See schedule for details and more events.
    June 3-8. Thu.-Fri. & Mon., 7:05pm; Sat.-Sun. & Tue., 6:05pm  
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    Kids

    Start Up Chica ¡Nacional!

    Latinitas' conference is for girls ages 9-14 to learn business skills, invent a media product, and work with real tech mentors. Girls will learn business skills to launch their own startup or product that identifies and solves community issues. As a team, working alongside community mentors, they will come up with a creative solution to a problem, pitch the product to a group of judges, and exit with a passion for entrepreneurship.
    Sat., June 5, 10:30am. $20.  
    Virtual
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    Dance

    Tapestry: Re:Connecting

    Tapestry Dance Company, under the direction of co-founder Acia Gray, premieres Re: Connecting, a new dance film exploring connection across space and time, through rhythm.
    June 3-6. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. Donations accepted.  
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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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    Comedy

    The Velveeta Room: Danny Goodwin

    WHUT? Yes, citizen, the Velv is back – now under the management of Zack Brook – and so a whole new season of stand-up returns to that divey little comedy joint next to Esther's Follies on Dirty Sixth. Dude who's inaugurating this new run, Danny Goodwin, he's a local comic who's performed at the Moontower Comedy Festival, SXSW, and Sound on Sound Fest. June 4-5. Fri., 8pm; Sat., 8 & 10pm. And consider, if you will, Beamed Inn – Austin's only UFO-themed stand-up showcase, hosted by Andrew Wagner and Taylor Dowdy. Fri., June 4, 10pm.
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    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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    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.
    Sat., June 5, 2pm, 4pm  
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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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    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.
    Sat., June 5, 12pm  
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    Events

    26th Austin Pond & Garden Tour

    Pond "a-fish-ionados" are welcome to tour spectacular local gardens, streams, waterfalls, and ponds, including a stunning night pond. Saturday features the south side and Sunday the north.
    Sat.-Sun., June 5-6, 9am-5pm. $25; children, free.  
    Greater Austin area
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    Special Screenings

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    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.  
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    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.
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    Civic Events

    AISD Operation Reconnect: Dove Springs

    Austin ISD seeks volunteers for its door-to-door neighborhood walk to engage and recruit families back to AISD schools in the Dove Springs neighborhood.
    Sat., June 5, 9am-1pm. Registration required.  
    Dove Springs neighborhood
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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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    Kids

    All-Ages Virtual Storytime

    Featuring stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and other extension activities. Registration required.
    Saturdays, 10:30am  
    Virtual
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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."
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    Visual Arts

    Art for the People Gallery: Such Miracles Among Us

    Kate Fitzpatrick's work enlivens this gallery's first solo show of 2021, the artist's painted depictions of wildlife a colorful delight for the eyes.
    Through June 6  
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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 Asian American Film Festival

    The best new Asian and Asian American films, from narrative to documentaries, features, and shorts, this year presented as a hybrid event with virtual access and drive-in screenings. For the final weekend, get a 50% off pass for all the remaining virtual screenings.
    June 4-20  
    Online and at various locations

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