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  • Soundwaves Art Gallery Grand Opening

    Join the Soundwaves Art Foundation for their gallery opening, featuring musician-signed artworks created by Tim Wakefield. Proceeds will benefit global charities.
    Sat. Dec. 11  
    Soundwaves Art Gallery
  • Dart 'em Up's 5th Birthday Celebration

    Dart 'em Up is celebrating their 5th Birthday with big savings and even bigger rewards! Owner Richard McVay invites the public to join them in the celebration with birthday giveaways, week-long special promos and a local charity partnership!
    Dec. 10-12  
    Dart 'em Up
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    AISD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

    Second-dose vaccines are available for all AISD community members 12 years of age and older. Walk-ins welcome; no appointment required.
    Wed., Aug. 18, 5-8pm. Free.  
    Rodriguez Elementary School, 4400 Franklin Park Dr.
  • 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.
  • Music

    All Time Low, the Maine, Grayscale [outside]

    Wed., Aug. 18, 7:30pm  
    sold out
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    Alzheimer's Association Volunteer Call

    Want to join the fight against Alzheimer's disease? Whether you can spare a few hours a week or can make a more significant time commitment, they can find the right fit for your interest and skills.
    Ongoing  
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    APD Chief Finalists Community Meetings

    Hear from the top finalists for Austin’s next Police Chief, including APD Interim Chief Joseph Chacon, Dallas PD Assistant Chief Avery L. Moore, and LAPD Deputy Chief Emada E. Tinigirides. In-person seating is extremely limited; the city strongly encourages people to tune in remotely via ATXN.TV.
    Wed.-Thu., Aug. 18-19, 7-8:30pm  
    ATXN.TV; Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.
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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: 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
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    Theatre

    Auditions: Wonder of the World

    City Theatre and Beyond August Productions announce auditions for David Lindsay Abaire’s Austin-premiering comedy that "dives headfirst into a madcap tale of one woman’s quest to find her true self." Note: Rehearsals begin the end of August with show dates of October 7-24. See website for details.
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    Visual Arts

    Austin Central Library: Fagilee/Siwaju/Tunto

    Austin's own Akirash presents his newest sculptural installation at the Austin Central Library. "As I built these mini grocery stores," says the artist, "I thought of the relationships we build and how Covid is pulling them down brick by brick. I thought of the hands and souls have touched the packages and mourned some of them who passed. The colors were arranged to invoke the ceaseless news and information flow on social media and the internet; the day-to-day report on the progress of finding a cure; of how many people are affected, infected, surviving, or dying all around the world; and the statistics of economies failing."
    Through Sept. 10
  • 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. 18, 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
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    Austin Scavenger Hunt

    Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
    Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
    Online and at home
  • 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.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Batman (1989)

    Flashback Cinema
    Wed., Aug. 18, 1pm, 8:30pm  
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    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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    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.
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    Boyz of Austin

    Austin’s only drag king troupe queers up Fourth Street tonight.
    Wed., Aug. 18, 9-11pm. No cover.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Camiba Art: Synergy & Synthesis

    Kate Bradshaw-David’s solo exhibit features works on wood panels and paper, the artist's careful use of gouache and acrylics creating artworks that immerse viewers in imaginary worlds of color, line, and visual texture.
    Through Aug. 28
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    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
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    Civic Events

    City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

    Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
     
    Online

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