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for Mon., June 6
  • Mystery & Mayhem

    Mystery and Mayhem is an original and wacky who-done-it play presented by Youth En Route. It's a combination of The Pink Panther, Monty Python, Agatha Christie, and Annie all rolled into one beautifully bizarre murder mystery. Bring a blanket and a picnic. See y’all on the farm!
    May 14-22  
    Rain Lily Farm
  • Texas Burlesque Festival 2022

    Join Texas Burlesque Productions and Forbidden Fruit in welcoming back The Texas Burlesque Festival with legend Judith Stein, Local Legends Kitty Kitty Bang Bang and over 30 performers from across Texas and The US.
    Sat. June 4, 8pm  
    Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center
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    Theatre

    Scratch Chapel

    "Are you an artist in need of a sanctuary to have new or experimental works heard? Are you yearning for a space to pray your prose so that the creative gods may show you your next step? Are you seeking shelter from spaces and organizations which promote product over process? Then, rejoice – Scratch Chapel is here!" It's an open mic situation every first Monday of the month, basically, where the Sahara Lounge "converts into a sanctuary (with a bar) for creatives," as hosted by Purdy Mischief. Performative freedom, passionate intensity, lights tripped fantastically, and if it's good enough for the likes of Todd Mein to stake a claim (and it is), then we say HELL YES! Show up to sign up.
    Mon., May 2, 9pm. Donations accepted.
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    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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    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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    Dance

    Ballet Austin: Classes

    Learn your way to physical grace with a dance class at Ballet Austin. There are so many varieties to choose among – ballet, barre, contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, cardio dance fitness, Pilates, and more – and all taught by professional instructors. See website for details.
    $3-7 per class.  
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    Bluegrass Night

    Mondays, 7pm and Mondays, 7pm
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    Bob Appel

    First and Third Monday of every month, 7pm
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    Books

    Books, Books, Books in ATX

    Don’t forget, citizen: The best place to get your reading material is from Austin’s own Malvern Books or Half Price Books or Black Pearl Books or BookPeople or BookWoman or Reverie Books 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.
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    Chris Gage

    Mon., June 6, 8:30pm
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    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 – see website for details.
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    Visual Arts

    Creekside Studio: Printing the Matrix

    This show highlights examples of print methods that can be produced via Creekside Studio's etching press, including monotype, woodblock, linocut, etching, polymer gravure, and engravings – with work by Cordelia Blanchard, Marc Burckhardt, Veronica Ceci, Karen Kunc, Tracy Mayrello, Samson Mnisi, Jun Wan, Tina Weitz, and Koichi Yamamoto.
    Call for appointment.
    916 Springdale, Bldg 2, #103B
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    Food Events

    Food Access Resources From SFC

    The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they're accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
    Citywide
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    Events

    Forts & Foes

    New players are always welcome at this friendly Dungeons & Dragons sesh.
    Mondays, 7-10pm. Free.  
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    Theatre

    Heroic Dose

    Surely those Rude Mechs aren't planning on treating everyone to a hit of acid on Bicycle Day, right? Surely this latest multimedia, assorted-deliveries, unique community engagement project of theirs will only suggest or roughly replicate the effects of that psychedelic experience? Although who the fuck knows, these days? Especially since this is the award-winning, wholly entertaining, and paradigm-twisting Rudes we're talking about? Listen: "We will create an artistic circle of insight in which members will receive messages, signs, experiences, medicine, prayers, happenings and access to insights now and thru the near and far futures. These communications will begin but not be limited to the USPS, electronic mail, phone calls, gatherings, bonfires, scripture, visitations and visions. This ceremony does not promise us absolute truth. However, art can arise throughout our journeys and change can follow as that art is integrated into our daily lives in this urban jungle." Our professional recommendation: Get on it, voyager.
    It's already begun and it runs until, oh god, it could really be whatever. Pay what you can.  
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    HRC: Henry David Thoreau

    You know who, way back in the day, had the whole self-isolation thing down pretty damn well? "The author of Walden and Civil Disobedience" is the answer. Of course, Thoreau was only in "semi-seclusion" out there in the north country woods; but what he had to say – what he wrote, in many instances – is a valuable resource for people in these socially distanced times. Here, take yourself a virtual stroll through Thoreau's manuscripts (and letters and more) as beautifully archived in UT's own Harry Ransom Center.
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    Jac Carson

    Mondays, 12pm and Thursdays, 12pm
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    Landmarks: Self-Guided Walking Tour

    Well, it's always an event, isn't it? When you can take your smartphone to access self-guided tours of the outdoor public art sited by UT's award-winning Landmarks program? The answer (as long as the streets and sidewalks aren't dangerous with all this newfangled ice and snow) is a hearty, full-throated YES.
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    Civic Events

    Lone Star Limericks Call for Submissions

    Brush Square Museums and Brush Square Museums Foundation announce an open call to writers to submit original limericks about Texas or Austin. Pay tribute to the people, places, sights, and sounds of this great city and state by immortalizing (or gently mocking) them in verse!
    Submissions accepted May 22-June 4; finalists voted on June 5-11  
    Online
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    Modern Rocks Gallery Online

    What, you don't feel like looking at exclusive, worldclass, public and candid shots of international rockstars and music legends of times past and (almost) present? Alrighty, then. But you're totally missing out.
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    Motown Mondays w/ Matchmaker Band

    Mondays, 7:30pm, Mon., March 21, 7:30pm and Mondays, 7:30pm
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    Music Open Mic

    Bring your acoustic and showcase your best original songs or old classics.
    Mondays, 8-10pm  
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    Open mic

    Mondays, 7pm and Mondays, 7pm
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    Open mic w/ Raul Ochoa

    Mon., June 6, 8pm
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    Kids

    Other Worlds Screenplay Contest

    Other Worlds Film Festival's eighth annual screenwriting contest, part of its mission to encourage work in science fiction and horror, is accepting submissions. New this year is the "under 18" category for young'uns starting to learn the craft. Early-bird deadline is March 31; entry fees increase with each following deadline (each month until August).
    Final deadline: Aug. 20  
    Apply online
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    Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

    Have you wanted to learn about blacksmithing, archery, candlemaking, or knitting? The historic Pioneer Farms offers courses in all these and more. Check the calendar and sign up today to learn a fun new skill.

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