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  • The Baron's Men Present A Midsummer Night's Dream by Wm. Shakespeare

    Join The Baron's Men for a night of frivolity, magic, and comedy as they present one of Shakespeare's most beloved (and most produced) works. The show opens October 1st and runs every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening through October 23rd. Tickets and additional information available online. You don't want to miss this one!
    Oct. 1-Oct. 23  
    The Curtain Theatre
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    ACC Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Week

    Austin Community College's first TRHT Week focuses on the theme "Social Justice and Collaborative Change: The Time Is Now." The program consists of 12 free virtual learning opportunities, in which ACC will provide dialogues, resources, and engagement around a variety of equity and justice issues for and led by students, faculty/staff, and community members.
    Through Jan. 22  
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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Thundercloud Sub

    Donate blood or platelets with We Are Blood to get a voucher for a free small ThunderCloud sub, redeemable through February. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Jan. 31  
    We Are Blood donor centers & mobile drives
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    MLK Celebration: Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Virtual Circles

    Austin Health Commons, the YMCA, and ACC present a series of guided Zoom conversations designed to help participants gain a deeper understanding of one another.
    Mon., Jan. 18, 2:30-5:15pm, 3-5:45pm. Donations encouraged.  
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    MLK Day Livestream and In-Car Rally

    A limited number of cars will be allowed at the in-car rally, but all are welcome to join in for the livestream. Although we can't gather to celebrate, we can share how we're honoring the day using the hashtag #AustinMLKDay and tagging the Austin Area Heritage Council's social media sites. Donations to Central Texas Food Bank in honor of MLK are encouraged as well.
    Mon., Jan. 18, 10:30am  
    Online and at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 3417 E. MLK
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    MLK Day of Service

    United Way for Greater Austin invites you to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by taking a self-guided walking tour through the city, taking a virtual tour of Dr. King's childhood home, listening to his "I Have a Dream" speech, and participating in an at-home activity. Then gather virtually at 10am Mon., Jan. 18, for a moment of community reflection led by Dr. Kazique Prince.
    Mon., Jan. 18  
    Virtual
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    AHS Car Raffle

    You could win a Mazda Miata convertible through the 17th annual Austin Humane Society car raffle powered by Roger Beasley Mazda. Each ticket provides one night of safe and warm shelter, nutritious food, quality medical care, and lots of love for a cat or dog who is waiting to find a home.
    Tickets available now; drawing held April 17. $20; three tickets for $50.  
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    AHS Tailgate Competition

    Austin Humane Society's Puppy Bowl XIV Tailgate Competition is officially underway! Andrea's Eats, Jo's Coffee, Austin Daily Press, and Yard Bar each compete with a tasty treat – and they're donating a percentage of sales to AHS. Try them all, and vote for your fave in the Facebook poll. The winning bite will be announced during the Puppy Bowl on Feb. 6.
    Through Feb. 5  
    Various locations
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    Austin Gilgronis Memberships

    Join AG Nation by purchasing a 2021 season membership for Major League Rugby's Austin Gilgronis. Matches will be held at Bold Stadium at Circuit of the Americas, and a season pass gets you access to eight home matches and all kinds of perks. Legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold will perform after the opening game March 20.
    Ongoing; season begins March 20. $120 and up.  
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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.
     
    Online
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    Capturing Lee Miller (2020)

    This new documentary follows Lee Miller, who went from stunning fashion model to World War II photographer.
    Through Jan. 22. $10.  
    Online: www.mfah.org/films/virtual-cinema
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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.
     
    Online
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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.
     
    Online
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    Hollywood’s Sistine Chapel: Sacred Sets for Stage & Screen

    Six hand-painted soundstage backdrops are on exhibit alongside artwork from the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts. The backdrops, on loan from Texas Performing Arts at UT-Austin, were created for MGM’s 1968 papal drama, The Shoes of the Fisherman, starring Anthony Quinn. These six replicas of Renaissance masterpieces in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel were nearly discarded before being rescued in 2017.
    Through April 4. $10-20; free on Thursdays, 4-6pm, and first Sundays, noon-5pm.  
    McNay Museum, San Antonio
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    It’s Time Texas Community Challenge

    The It’s Time Texas Community Challenge, hosted by statewide nonprofit It’s Time Texas, is working to make healthier lifestyles accessible to all Texans. Participants track healthy activities, like eating healthy foods and doing physical activity, to earn points for their communities and weekly chances to win prizes. Registration is open now!
    Jan. 4-Feb. 28. Free.  
    Statewide
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    Lonestar Soccer Club Junior Academy

    Registration is now open for the Lonestar Junior Academy, which is designed for players who excel at the recreational level and require a more challenging, developmentally appropriate environment in order to maximize their potential.
    Academy begins Feb. 8. $295.  
    Various locations
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    MLK Day Artist Appreciation Broadcast

    In lieu of their usual open mic for MLK Day, the Vortex is broadcasting a celebration of BIPOC talents this year, with donations going to the artists or to Austin Justice Coalition.
    Mon., Jan. 18, 8pm  
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    MLK Day Livestream and In-Car Rally

    Although the Austin Area Heritage Council's annual MLK Day in-person march and festival are canceled, the group will livestream a celebratory car parade on FB Live.
    Mon., Jan. 18, 10:30am. Free.  
    FB Live
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    MLK Day Open Mic: Artist Appreciation Broadcast

    It's been the tradition at the Vortex and its Butterfly Bar to hold a open mic for MLK Day. With Covid-19 still so rampant, that's just not possible. Instead, they're hosting a free MLK Artist Appreciation Broadcast – with all donations going directly to the artists involved. Note: Any other donations the Vortex receives through during the broadcast will be sent to Austin Justice Coalition. See website for details.
    Mon., Jan. 18, 8pm  
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    National Day of Service

    In honor of MLK Day, the Biden-Harris Presidential Inaugural Committee is partnering with service leaders and orgs nationwide to organize safe volunteer events focusing on COVID-19 relief. Learn more and sign up to volunteer in the Austin community here.
    Mon., Jan. 18. Registration required.  
    Multiple locations
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    Oyster Season

    It was a brave soul who ate the first oyster, and now the bivalve mollusks are on the dinner table. This is the time to get the freshest oysters as fishermen come into the Rockport/Fulton Harbor around 4-5pm. The annual Fulton Oyster Festival has been canceled for this year, but there are still plenty of oysters available at local markets and restaurants.
    Through April 30  
    Rockport/Fulton
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    Pavilion Wine Tasting

    Make a reservation to enjoy a flight of five wines on the covered pavilion with up to six friends and take the glass home as a souvenir.
    Daily, 10am-5pm. $30/person.  
    Becker Vineyards, Stonewall
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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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    Request for Proposals: TEMPO 2021

    Art in Public Places' TEMPO program seeks proposals from practicing visual artists or artist teams for short-term, outdoor art installations.
    Deadline: Tue., Jan. 26, 2021, 5pm  
    Online
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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  
    Online
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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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    Texas Red Trivia

    A unique and entertaining trivia night with brewery prizes and a trophy to the top team.
    Thursdays, 7pm  
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    Tour Canyon Lake Gorge

    Make a reservation online to take a three-hour educational walk through the gorge cut when the Guadalupe River flooded over the dam.
    Ongoing. $10.  
    New Braunfels
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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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    University of Texas Women's Tennis

    Vs. North Texas: Sun., Jan. 17, 2pm. Vs. SMU: Mon., Jan. 18, 1pm  
    Texas Tennis Center, 2100 Comal
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    Virtual Livestreamed Workouts

    Check the schedule for a huge selection of livestreamed workouts and ballet classes taught by Ballet Austin instructors.
    Ongoing. Up to $12.50 per class.  
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    YMCA Early Learning Readiness Program

    A free community program for qualifying low-income families that focuses on preparing children ages 2-4 for school, while providing their caregivers with the tools to facilitate their child’s development. Classes are offered twice a week in English and Spanish and last one hour.
    English: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am. Spanish: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am.. Free.  
    Online
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    YWCA Warmline

    Call the YWCA of Greater Austin's "Warmline" to get support amidst the isolation of COVID-19.
    Mon.-Thu., 9am-8pm; Fri., 9am-5pm; Sat., noon-4pm  
    Via phone: 512/548-9922
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