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  • Austin Eastciders Cherry Lime Cider Release Party

    🍒💥Join Austin Eastciders for their Cherry Lime Release Party! First taste of Austin Eastciders' Cherry Lime Cider, Live Music, Cherry Lime Frozen Slushies, & More!
    Sat. Oct 1, 1pm  
    Austin Eastciders: The Collaboratory
  • 42nd Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

    Oktoberfest, the family-oriented German, is poised to again attract lots of folks for its 42nd anniversary at the Polka Capital of Texas! The oom-pah-pah echo of 41 previous years will carry over in the hearts and minds of people who have made Oktoberfest an annual tradition. Enjoy Bratwurst, legendary potato
    Sept. 30-Oct. 2  
    Fredericksburg Marketplace
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    Sports

    Austin FC

    The Verde have a busy week at home, facing Colorado Saturday and Houston Wednesday.
    Sat., July 31; Wed., Aug. 4, 8pm  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Sawyer & Co.: Seventh Anniversary Dinner

    Did we even know, when we included the Eastside's excellent New Orleans-oriented venue among our First Plates winners of 2021, that the popular joint's lucky seventh anniversary is this week? Well, we sure know now – and are glad to tell you that Sawyer & Co. is hosting a multicourse tasting-menu dinner (featuring shrimp with creole sauce, chicken & smoked sausage gumbo, chicken & waffles, Snapper Meuniere, bread pudding with whiskey sauce, and more) to celebrate. Bonus: There's free cupcakes for everyone, too. Update: The 7pm seating is sold out, but there are still two-person reservations available for the 5pm seating of this fantastic feast. Suggestion: Click that link and, yeah, laissez les bons temps rouler!
    Wed., Aug. 4, 5pm. $48.95 per person.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    As You Like It

    This gender-fluid, music-infused take on Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy is directed by Lily Wolff for Shrewd Productions. With original music composed by T. Lynn Mikeska, and featuring a female-dominated cast of nine women and five men playing 24 roles, with most actors playing cross-gender. Catch it streaming via Vimeo, and, hey, check out the trailer for the show right here.
    Available through Aug. 12. $8.  
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    Sports

    Austin Bold FC

    Vs. San Antonio FC Saturday, and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Wednesday.
    Sat. July 31; Wed., Aug. 4, 8pm  
  • Community

    Events

    Bookbinding Class

    Create your own journal or sketchbook using the Cartonera style and all reused materials.
    Wed., Aug. 4, 6pm. $25.  
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    Donate Blood, Get Ice Cream

    “Pint for Pint” is back! We Are Blood teams up with Blue Bell Creameries to give donors a voucher for a free pint of ice cream. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Aug. 1-14  
    We Are Blood donor centers
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Museum of the Future Present: Opening Party

    Native Hostel, WHEN WHERE WHAT AUSTIN, and Eye Contakt present this grand opening party for their upcoming project, the Museum of the Future Present, a "visual mixtape of space, time, and mind." The opening soirée features a live performance by punk supergroup OFF! and other special guests, a first peek at the Museum, and an open bar sponsored by Deep Eddy Vodka and Blue Norther.
    Wed., Aug. 4, 7:30-11pm. $100.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Sisters With Transistors With Discussion and Live Music (2020)

    Doc Nights: For the opening night of this doc about female pioneers of electronic music, pre- and postshow performances include Mari Maurice and Christie Blizard, and there's a a special discussion and musical demonstration with guests Tara Bhattacharya, Lily Taylor, Sean Miller, and Mickey Delp.
    Wed., Aug. 4, 8:30pm  
  • Community

    Kids

    Summer Out Loud

    A challenge that encourages families to make time for summer fun with on-demand workouts, activities, and three free visits to the Y. Text SUMMER to 877/799-6220 to register, then pick up a passport filled with ideas and activities, or download it online and get started. Turn in the completed passport at the end to be eligible to win a membership or a family trip.
    Through Aug. 4. Free.  
    All Austin YMCA locations
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Window Dressing XIII: Exit Strategy

    TJ Lemanski generally works with refuse and construction materials, aiming for the serene but not pretending something isn't what it is. What this new installation is, is the latest in ICOSA's series of curated front-window dressings at their Canopy-based gallery, where you can see (24/7) what the current artist (Lemanski, in this case, yes) has done with the space.
    Through Aug. 9
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  • Music

    Adam Johnson Band

    Wed., Aug. 4, 6pm
  • Community

    Civic Events

    AISD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

    Vaccines are available for available all members of AISD families 12 years of age and older. Walk-ins are welcome, appointments are preferred (see info link for how to register).
    Wed., Aug. 4, 3-7pm. Free.  
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    Visual Arts

    Art for the People Gallery: Lightful

    Hallie Rae Ward's solo show "Lightful" is delightful, resplendent with the artist's polychrome, fiber-wrapped beams all lit from within and glowing out spectra of energy along the wall of this lively gallery (which currently hosts a group show, too) on South First.
    Through Sept. 4
  • Community

    Sports

    Austin FC Watch Party

    CMW's massive beer hall and biergarten make it a great place to check out the game, projected in the beer hall and on the taproom TVs.
    Wed., Aug. 4, 8pm  
  • Community

    Kids

    Austin Fire Youth Explorers

    City of Austin Fire Department is recruiting youth ages 14-20 to join Exploring, Boy Scouts of America's character and career development program for youth. The AFD Explorer Post #370 teaches youth about careers in fire rescue and helps them sharpen leadership skills.
    Deadline: Oct. 1. Free.  
    Apply online
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    Austin Hounds Calendar Contest

    To help reach the fundraising goal of $10,000 for nonprofit Hound Rescue, Dog Days Photography is holding a calendar contest with a $10 entry fee and vote cost of $1 each. Thirteen lucky puppers will appear in the calendar, and each week will feature mini contests with winning dogs receiving prizes from sponsor businesses. Contest opens at 7am Mon., July 12; get more deets and enter online.
    July 12-Aug. 23. $10 donation.  
    Online
  • Community

    Kids

    Austin Humane Society's Summer Kids Series

    For a paw-some summer, register your li'l animal lover for AHS's virtual, hands-on educational sessions, including live shelter tours, dog walks, storytime with shelter pets, crafts, and dance sessions. It's all free, and supplies are provided via pickup or you can get a supply list online. Graduation is Aug. 6-7 and comes with a certificate and swag bag.
    June 1-Aug.7. Free.  
    Virtual
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Austin ISD Registration Clinics

    Campuses will be open for students new to Austin ISD and current students who have either yet to register, moved, or transferred during the summer.
    Mon.-Thu., Aug. 2-5  
    Multiple locations
  • Community

    Sports

    Ballet Austin Online Fitness Classes

    Choose from a variety of movement classes offered via livestream.
    Ongoing and June 21-July 29  
    Online
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Beyond Van Gogh

    This traveling spectacle of art, a multimedia exhibition currently ensconced at the COTA, uses cutting-edge projection technology to create an engaging journey into the world of Vincent Van Gogh. Repurposing the artist's dreams, his thoughts, and his words to drive the experience as a narrative, this huge installation will move you along projection-swathed walls wrapped in light, colour, and shapes that swirl, dance and refocus into flowers, cafes and landscapes. As a certain Dude might comment, "This is extremely fuckin' trippy, man." Make your reservations now, citizen, and if the price seems a bit steep, hell, you can probably tap your brother Theo for a loaner, amirite?
    Through Sept. 5. Daily, 11am-9pm. $37 ($24, children).  
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    Beyond Van Gogh

    Cutting-edge projection technology creates an engaging journey into the world of Van Gogh.
    June 25-Sept. 5  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Big Medium: Markers

    Witness here the individual and collaborative work of Kel Brown, Russell Brxwn, and Emily Eisenhart, who explore the rhythmic language of lines, color, and minimal paint strokes, leaving their marks across the city, working on the sides of buildings, the surfaces of everyday functional objects, textiles, and more.
    Through Aug. 28
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    Events

    Call for Projects: Experiments in Art and Science

    Do you enjoy experimenting with art and/or science? For Collection Rert's open call show they are seeking artists and scientists, from novice to professional, who want to follow their curiosity and document their discoveries. No matter what you're curious about, they welcome the sharable evidence of your experiments. Email collectionrert@gmail.com.
    Submit intent ASAP for projects due by Aug. 12; show opens Sat., Aug. 14. Free.  
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    Events

    Cedar Park Scavenger Hunt

    Cedar Park Parks & Rec presents a scavenger hunt you do at your own pace at each of its 10 lovely parks. Find the QR code, solve the clue, and take a photo to submit for a chance to win prizes.
    Through Sept. 30  
    Various locations
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    Cenote Open Mic

    Got a song or two, a story to tell, or a joke you want to try on someone other than your S.O.? Cenote's Black Lodge is the perfect place to hop on the mic, and you might just discover the next big thing. Call ahead to confirm it's still on before heading out.
    Wednesdays, 6-8:45pm; sign up starts at 5:45  
  • Music

    Chris Max

    Wednesdays, 9pm and Wednesdays, 9pm
  • Arts

    Comedy

    ColdTowne

    "Set your dial to CTTV for at-home entertainment seven nights a week on ColdTowne’s Twitch channel, featuring experimental improv, live podcasts, scripted readings, guest characters, and more." And they've got in-person shows popping up around town, too – Violet Crown Clubhouse, anyone? – so see that website for details.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    DAC: Luminous Mo:ments and River Story

    In these new exhibitions at the Dougherty Arts Center, Sarah Luna's "Luminous Mo:ments" explores the inner life of ordinary materials as revealed through the photographic process and Michelle Gardella's "River Story" is an ongoing portrait series of women that spans twelve years and multiple rivers across the United States.
    Through Aug. 28. Mon.-Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat., 11am-3pm

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