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  • CannaRock 2021

    The CannaRock 2021 event aims to celebrate the local cannabis industry and the advances they have made over the past two years! They offer an educational experience in a fun atmosphere that is true to the Austin vibe. Come hang with them, link up with your favorite local CBD and lifestyle companies, enjoy live entertainment and great food this summer in ATX.
    Sun. June 20, 12pm-5pm  
    Come & Take It Live
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    AJC Black Food Week

    For its fourth annual installment, Austin Justice Coalition is going bigger and better with three full weeks of food, drinks, and community empowerment, including two restaurant weeks and a food truck week. Black Food Week's goal is to educate the community about new and longstanding Black-owned restaurants and support these places that have become pillars of the community. Join in and share on social media with #atxbfw2020.
    Through Sept. 13  
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    Call for Submissions: Aldrich Street's Got Talent

    Have you been practicing a special talent while quarantined? Aldrich Street's Got Talent, the virtual replacement for their Aldrich Street Fair, is calling for submissions for a virtual contest with hundreds of dollars worth of prizes at stake. Submit a short video of your performance to the link provided in the FB event, and the top five finalists will be featured in the Facebook Live event on Sept. 24.
    Submissions due Mon., Sept. 14. Free.  
    Online
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    Final Call for RENT: Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants

    This program through the city of Austin provides full rent payment for income-eligible renters financially impacted by COVID-19. Get all the details on their FAQ and apply online.
    Applications due Tue., Dec. 8, noon  
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    Participate in Viva México: Kids' Art Contest

    A visual arts contest for kids to create original works of art to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. Children ages 5-12 submit photos of their artwork, and images will be posted on the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center's Facebook and Instagram pages Sept. 12-18 and will be highlighted during the MACC's 16 de Septiembre event. Winners will be selected based on the number of likes they receive and will be sent a prize package of arts supplies and MACC swag. Winners announced Sept. 20.
    Through Sept. 11  
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    Participate in Viva México: Send in Your Best Grito

    Currently, there are calls of action from the community, passionate voices to be amplified, and diverse interpretations of freedom and independence. This year's Viva México celebration explores the grito, and they want to hear yours! Tag @AustinESBMACC with the hashtag #vivamexico2020 or email a link of your uploaded grito video to take part in Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center's celebration on Sept. 16.
    Deadline: Sun., Sept. 13  
    www.fb.com/austinesbmacc
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    Texas Tribune Festival

    For 10 years The Texas Tribune Festival has invited people from all over the state and country to talk about all things policy, politics, and current events. This year, the entirely virtual conference will feature a month of programming with more than 250 speakers and 100 engaging conversations. With speakers such as Hillary Clinton, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Ted Cruz, and Willie Nelson, you won’t want to miss it!
    Through Sept. 30. $49-199.  
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    Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop for Adults

    Designed for those who have never had a ballet class, this workshop teaches ballet from the very beginning. It's never too late: adults and teens age 15 and up welcome. At the end of the session, you will have learned some of the fundamental positions, vocabulary, and basic principles of ballet. Held on-site at Ballet Austin's Butler Center.
    Sundays, Sept. 20-Oct. 25, 2:30-3:30pm or Mondays, Sept. 21-Oct. 26, 12:30-1:30pm. $130 for six weeks.  
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    Absolute Beginning Hip-Hop for Adults

    It's never too late to learn something new, and hip-hop dance is tons of fun for all ages. This workshop is designed to introduce adults (and teens age 16 and up) to hip-hop culture and dance, build a solid foundation to execute popular dance moves, improve energy, lift mood, and lower stress. Sign up now; registration will close when full. Held on-site at Ballet Austin's Butler Center.
    Wednesdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 28, 8:30-9:30pm. $125 for six weeks.  
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    Absolute Beginning Pilates Group Reformer Workshop

    Pilates is one of the best workouts around, and if you're new to it and/or the Pilates Reformer equipment, this workshop is a perfect place to start. Everyone is a beginner in this workshop.
    Wednesdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 11, 6:15-7pm. $150 for six weeks.  
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    Absolute Beginning Tap Dance for Adults

    A tap workshop designed for adults to learn tap dance from the very beginning: fulfill a dream and learn something new! It's appropriate for any age, and a perfect dance style to learn as an adult, and is a great workout. Held on-site at Ballet Austin's Butler Center.
    Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Oct. 7, 7:15-8:15pm. $85.  
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    Advisory Councils Seek New Members

    For anyone passionate about pedestrian and bicyclist issues, you might consider becoming part of the groups that advise City Council on these matters. Applications are being accepted for both the Bicycle Advisory Council and Pedestrian Advisory Council. They typically meet monthly, and applicants are encouraged to attend the next virtual meeting of the council they'd like to join (PAC: Sept. 14; BAC: Sept. 15). Apply here for the BAC and here for the PAC.
    Deadline: Sept. 25  
    Apply online
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    Artisan Mercado

    The Artisan Mercado has reopened at La Peña Gallery with social distancing and safety measures in place. The market features Latino products from different regions of Mexico, Honduras, Colombia, and the Southwest, including handcrafted jewelry and ceramics, ethnic clothing and handbags, as well as paintings and drawings. Parking is available at the Austin Convention Center.
    First and third Saturdays, 10am-4pm. Free.  
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    ArtsResponders: Applications Open

    The Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Museums and Cultural Programs Division welcomes local artists' proposals for an upcoming outdoor "art action." exhibit. More details here.
    Deadline: Sun., Sept 13, 11:59pm  
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    ATD Parking Meter Updates

    Bad news for those who love to collect parking meter stickers and/or can't ever remember their license plate number: Austin Transportation is moving to a pay-by-plate system for parking. The good news is the technology allows you to add to your meter when you can't make it there in time, saving you from costly parking tickets. There's a new rate structure, so take note of that, and get all the details plus info on ways to save at the city's website.
    Beginning Sept. 1  
    Citywide
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    Austin Bold FC

    Vs. FC Tulsa.
    Sat. & Tue., Sept. 5 & 8, 8pm  
    Bold Stadium (fans not permitted at this time)
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    Austin Self-Guided Hemp Tour

    Learn more about hemp while social distancing. Visit all seven retail locations for special discounts, education, and free swag.
    Through Oct. 22. Free.  
    Citywide
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    Austin Weird Homes Tour

    For its seventh iteration, this tour of local homes that are strange, kooky, magical, peculiar ... well, weird, is going virtual. Tickets are $25 per device, but $45 gets you a ticket plus a copy of bestselling coffeetable book Weird Homes: The People and Places That Keep Austin Strangely Wonderful. And a portion of all ticket sales goes directly to LifeWorks and their fight for affordable housing for at-risk teens.
    Sat., Sept. 5, 10am-6pm. $25-45.  
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    Beginning Ballet 2 Workshop for Adults

    Adult ballet classes offer a fun way to tone and tighten your body while learning ballet technique. This course is for those who wish to continue the work of the Absolute Beginning Ballet workshop or have had an introduction to basic ballet and want a refresher.
    Sept. 19-Oct. 24, noon-1pm. $130 for a six-week workshop.  
    www.balletaustin.org
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    Camacho Activity Center Virtual Programs

    Visit the Camacho Activity Center virtually for bike tutorials, a Blunn Creek Nature Preserve hiking guide, and activity guides for homemade ice cream, nature bingo, leaf art, and more.
     
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    Child Care Provider Relief Grant Application Period Open

    The Austin Child Care Provider Relief Grant provides immediate one-time financial assistance to eligible child care centers, including home providers. In partnership with the city of Austin, United Way for Greater Austin will accept applications and provide consultation and case management services to grant applicants. Join a webinar on Wed., July 22, at 9am to get more information.
    Open July 21 to Oct. 1 or when funding is expended, whichever is first  
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    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.
     
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    Connect2Texas

    The Bullock Museum has an excellent selection of educational programming that can be incorporated into distance learning or experienced just for fun. There are recordings and worksheets on a range of topics as wide as Texas: blues music, extreme mammals, cattle drives, and more. Plus, check out the very cool interactive tools like the Texas history timeline and "Campfire Stories," an interactive version of Amarillo artist Robert T. Ritter's mosaic that leads you to discover the people who wrote the stories of Texas.
     
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    Create Away Afterschool Program

    Dougherty Arts Center's afterschool program is held over Zoom so students ages 5-12 can connect with others, socialize with peers, and flex their creative skills under the guidance of arts instructors.
    Registration now open; spring session runs March 1-April 15  
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    Educators in Solidarity Fall UnConference

    This year's theme is "Abolishing Racist Systems: Building Our Collective Capacity as Anti-Racist Educators," with keynotes from Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison; local student leader Grant E. Loveless; and Dr. Bettina Love, award-winning author of We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom. Attendees will also be able to participate in learning tracks centered around restorative justice, intersectionality, Black Students Matter, allyship, policy engagement, and more.
    Sept. 4-12. Free.  
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    Flight of the Bats

    The bats have returned to the 350-foot-deep cavern three hours from Austin. Evening tours of the bat emergence have begun with social distancing. Reservations required.
    Wed.-Sun., through Oct. 31, 7:30pm. $6-14.  
    Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area, Rocksprings
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    Little White Chapel Pop-up Weddings

    Now here's an idea: quick, gorgeous, COVID-conscious weddings with all the bells and whistles, put on by some of Austin's favorite local vendors, at the iconic Mercury Hall. You'll be in and out in a jif, and the space will be sanitized and set up for the next happy couple. They're getting booked up fast, so sign up ASAP.
    Slots available for Fri.-Sun., Sept. 11-13, 11am-8:30pm. $2000.  
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    Live on the Lantana Stage: Adam Johnson

    Enjoy a farmhouse ale while listening to the power blues trio on the patio.
    Sat., Sept. 5, 1-4pm. Free.  
    Roughhouse Brewery, San Marcos
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    Museum Ribbon-Cutting

    Be the first to see a new exhibit featuring the fort’s civilian laborers and stay for a screening of John Ford’s Sergeant Rutledge with a discussion on the truth and myths of Hollywood Westerns.
    Sat., Sept. 5, 3pm  
    Fort McKavett, Menard
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    Now Accepting Apologies

    This project is for anyone who has ever wondered deeply about responsibility, consequence, justice, and forgiveness. Storytelling plays a role in changing our culture of accountability, so if you have ever had an experience involving an apology, the creators want to hear from you. Share your story via voicemail or the web form to take part in the project.
    Through Sept. 16. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Project Connect Virtual Open House

    The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan.
    Online
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    Shape Austin's Future: Redistrict ATX

    City Council district boundaries are redrawn every 10 years, and now is your opportunity to get involved by applying for the Applicant Review Panel or the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Get all the details at RedistrictATX.org.
    June 1-Sept. 30  
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    Suffrage Now: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition

    Contemporary Texas women photographers share photos commenting on the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
    Aug. 6-Jan. 31  
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    Take a (Virtual) Day Trip Around the World

    Learn something new, visit museums around the world, and explore the hidden mysteries of life at the website with enough cool stuff to outlast any pandemic.
    Any day, anytime  
    Online
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    Tour the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s online exhibitions or take a virtual tour of Renzi, Bayou Bend, or the museum.
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    Videodance™ Janet Jackson’s "Rhythm Nation" Dance Workshop

    Four weeks of Videodance™ featuring the choreography of "Rhythm Nation" by iconic singer Janet Jackson, released in 1989. Still a favorite today.
    Thursdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 8, 8:45-9:45pm. $80 for 4 weeks.  
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    Virtual Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop for Adults

    Designed for those who have never had a ballet class, this workshop teaches ballet from the very beginning. At the end of the session, you will have learned some of the fundamental positions, vocabulary, and basic principles of ballet.
    Sundays, Sept. 13-Oct. 11: 1-2pm. $110 for a six-week workshop.  
    Online via Ballet Austin
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    Virtual Beginning 2 Ballet Workshop for Adults

    Beginning Ballet 2 is for adults who wish to continue the work of the Absolute Beginning Ballet workshop, or have had an introduction to basic ballet and want a six-week refresher.
    ​Sundays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18, 2:15-3:15pm. $115 for a six-week workshop.  
    Online via Ballet Austin
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    Virtual Beginning 3 Ballet Workshop for Adults

    Beginning Ballet 3 is for adults who wish to continue the work of the Beginning 2 Ballet workshop, or who have had an introduction to basic ballet and want a six-week refresher. It’s also a great workshop for adults who took ballet as a child and want to get started again.
    Sundays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18, 3:30-4:30pm. $115 for a six-week workshop.  
    Online via Ballet Austin
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    Virtual Hoppy Hour With Tiny Tails

    Virtually hang out with the adorable animals of Tiny Tails to You and one of their animal experts, livestreamed via Facebook Live or Instagram Live (@TinyTailsToYou). Donations accepted at www.tinytailstoyou.com/donate.
    Saturdays, 9am  
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    We Are Blood’s September Promotions

    We Are Blood is celebrating September with various promotions. Through Sept. 4, donors will receive a voucher for P. Terry's newest menu item, the Egg Burger. Donors between Sept. 5 and 7 will receive a branded We Are Blood cap, and donors between Sept. 8 and 30 will receive a blood type wristband. Due to COVID-19, appointments are mandatory and masks or face coverings are required. Schedule an appointment online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Sept. 30  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    We Run the World

    Academy presents a virtual relay race to get athletes of all ages running and walking 25,000 miles total, just over the circumference of the world, for Marathon Kids. Track and donate your miles with FitRankings, and follow along on the Leaderboard.
    Through Sept. 30. Free-$50.  
    Anywhere
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    YMCA E-Sports Gaming Leagues

    The Y will offer kids ages 8 and up an opportunity to compete in two of the world’s most popular games – Rocket League and League of Legends. Matches will be held on Saturdays beginning Oct. 3, and your team will play together virtually from home.
    Deadline to register: Sat., Sept. 26. $10.  
    Online
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    Austin FC Season Membership Deposits

    Austin's Major League Soccer team, Austin FC, is officially taking deposits for 2021 season memberships. Your deposit will reserve your spot in line, which means the earlier you purchase your membership, the earlier you're eligible to select your seats for the season.
    Ongoing. $50.  

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