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  • Teacher Confessions

    Teacher Confessions celebrates teachers through performing anonymous stories from teachers on stage. From funny, serious, poignant, or provocative, they will welcome those serious, absurd, comedic and even baffling confessions - they will highlight teachers' personal stories through storytelling and improvised skits. Expect a terrific night of diverse material!
    July 30-31, 7:30pm  
    Baker School
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    Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven

    Acclaimed playwright Reina Hardy returns to the Vortex with her first National New Play Network rolling world premiere, bringing her magic and humor to this coming-of-age adventure for everyone who’s ever looked up at the stars and dreamed. "This remarkable play engages young adults and audiences of all ages, bringing science and imagination into the theatre." Directed by Marcus McQuirter and Rudy Ramirez, and starring Jeremy Rashad Brown, Oktavea LaToi, Dane Parker, Christina Blake, and Eva McQuade.
    Through July 3. Fri.-Sun., 8pm. $10 and up.  
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    Beyond the Square

    Presented by Six Square, Austin’s Black cultural district, a multi-day festival highlighting the multifaceted talent of Black creatives, with a special focus on Black Music Month. Friday features a mural unveiling with music and an artist talk; Saturday there's a big concert and Black-owned food trucks; and Sunday morning, take a Black history bike tour around the district.
    Fri.-Sun., June 4-6  
    Various locations
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    Conscious Closet Pop-Up

    A pop-up donation drive to give clothes a new life, where all donations benefit local nonprofits Casa Marianella and Magpies & Peacocks, who can either upcycle old clothing or textiles or take donations. See the event page for specific needs and requests.
    Sat., June 5, 10am-2pm  
    LeverCraft Coffee, 3307 Oak Springs
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    Round Rock Express

    Vs. El Paso. The Express become the Chupacabras Thursday, there'll be postgame fireworks Friday, Saturday is Nineties Night, and Sunday is Cancer Awareness Night. See schedule for details and more events.
    June 3-8. Thu.-Fri. & Mon., 7:05pm; Sat.-Sun. & Tue., 6:05pm  
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    Kids

    Start Up Chica ¡Nacional!

    Latinitas' conference is for girls ages 9-14 to learn business skills, invent a media product, and work with real tech mentors. Girls will learn business skills to launch their own startup or product that identifies and solves community issues. As a team, working alongside community mentors, they will come up with a creative solution to a problem, pitch the product to a group of judges, and exit with a passion for entrepreneurship.
    Sat., June 5, 10:30am. $20.  
    Virtual
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    Out of Town

    "Time No Longer" by Anri Sala

    The internationally renowned multimedia artist presents a new immersive sound and visual installation in the city’s former underground water reservoir.
    Fri., March 12-Sun., Dec. 12. $12/$8; free on Thursdays.  
    Buffalo Bayou Cistern, Houston
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    26th Austin Pond & Garden Tour

    Pond "a-fish-ionados" are welcome to tour spectacular local gardens, streams, waterfalls, and ponds, including a stunning night pond. Saturday features the south side and Sunday the north.
    Sat.-Sun., June 5-6, 9am-5pm. $25; children, free.  
    Greater Austin area
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    Civic Events

    AISD Operation Reconnect: Dove Springs

    Austin ISD seeks volunteers for its door-to-door neighborhood walk to engage and recruit families back to AISD schools in the Dove Springs neighborhood.
    Sat., June 5, 9am-1pm. Registration required.  
    Dove Springs neighborhood
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    Kids

    All-Ages Virtual Storytime

    Featuring stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and other extension activities. Registration required.
    Saturdays, 10:30am  
    Virtual
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    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
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    Baby Bloomers

    A special program for visitors ages 0-3 and their families, providing caregivers and early learners the chance to experience the children's museum together. Thinkery will host two storytimes and free play that support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of the earliest learners.
    Saturdays, 8-10am  
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    Barnyard Buddies

    Meet animal friends at a special hands-on farm tour where a handler will introduce youngsters to chickens, horses, and donkeys.
    Saturdays, 10am  
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    Be the Light Craft Fair

    Local and indie vendors sell handmade crafts, art, and food at indoor and outdoor booth areas. Vendor fees go to the YMCA for their youth camp.
    Sat., June 5, 10am-4pm. Free entry.  
    YMCA, 204 E. Little Elm Trl., Cedar Park
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    Out of Town

    Bee to Bottle Walking Tour

    Once a month the beekeepers take visitors behind the scenes to see how the honey goes from hive to bottle.
    Sat., June 5, 10am. $5.  
    Walker Honey Farm, Rogers
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    Blues Is the Cure

    A joint effort of Austin Blues Society and Harold McMillan, owner of Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, featuring Kathy & the Kilowatts and Matthew Robinson Band. Food trucks will be on-site, and it's free, but donations are encouraged.
    Sat., June 5, 6-10pm  
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    Burnet County Area Fair

    It’s time for an old-fashioned fair that features agriculture shows, ice cream crank-off, motorcycle displays, and music.
    Fri.-Sat., June 4-5  
    Burnet
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    Out of Town

    Cajun Heritage Fest

    Texas Cajuns know how to party with crawfish, food, dancing, and music by Wayne Toups.
    Sat., June 5  
    Port Arthur
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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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    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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    CommUnityCare Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic: Pflugerville

    Open to anyone 12 years of age and older for CommUnityCare patients and non-patients (persons 12 to 17 years of age must have parent or guardian present). No appointment is necessary.
    Daily, 8am-5pm. Free (no appointment required).  
    2700 Pecan St., Pflugerville
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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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    Out of Town

    Discovery Days

    Each weekend in June will feature a different adventure, from exploring like a real caver to understanding these incredible land formations to protecting the fragile ecosystems, and topping it off with celebrating the amazing natural resources. There will be special guests on-site each weekend, live demonstrations, entertainment, activities, giveaways, and more.
    Fri.-Sat., 10am-5pm, June 5-27  
    Natural Bridge Caverns, 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd., San Antonio
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    Dog Days of Summer

    An animal adoption festival celebrating PAWS Shelter's 35 years of service to Central Texas. Meet wonderful animals and enjoy sponsors' booths with giveaways, a silent auction, and live music.
    Sat., June 5, 11am-4pm. Free.  
    Veterans Memorial Park, 151 E. Mercer St., Dripping Springs
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    Elisabet Ney Museum: June Landscape Day

    Join the museum’s environmental educator Mino Giunta and other volunteers in an educational workday to remove invasive plants from the landscape. Bring gloves, water, and a mask.
    Sat., June 5, 9-11am. Free.  
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    Escape the Box

    Take a journey through time exploring the hidden clues of Austin with Escape the Box, an outdoor guided tour, scavenger hunt, and escape game all in one! It entertains groups of 2-6 at $75 per group. The box features a number of puzzles and clues that can all be found in wonderful Austin neighborhoods along with discounts to participating businesses.
    Ongoing; see website for scheduled pickup times. $75.  
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    Esquina Tango Outdoor Classes

    Esquina Tango has a full calendar of socially distanced, donation-based outdoor classes like samba, salsa aerobics, and of course, tango. Check out the full calendar online.
    Ongoing  
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    Out of Town

    Food Truck Championship of Texas

    Eat your way around Texas and then let your voice be heard for the “People’s Choice” award as the chefs compete for prize money and bragging rights.
    Sat., June 5, 11am-4pm. Free.  
    Graham
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    Out of Town

    Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

    Inside the giant barn there’s a cornucopia of handmade, homegrown, one-of-a-kind, and secondhand items.
    Sat., June 5, 8am-3pm  
    Kerrville
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    Out of Town

    Kerrville Folk Festival Virtual Celebration

    This year’s spring concert features Dana Cooper, Bruce Robison, and Kelly Willis online. There are a few tickets available for in-person seating for vaccinated fans at the Quiet Valley Ranch.
    Sat., May 29; replays Sat. June 5. Donations accepted.  
    Kerrville
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    MMMF Benefit Concert & Livestream: Tribute to Stevie Wonder

    This benefit for Music Moves Mountains Foundation offers limited reserved tables and a livestream concert, a silent auction (including an original painting of Stevie Wonder by artist/musician Tim Kerr), themed trivia prizes, and more.
    Sat., June 5, 7:30-9pm. $20 suggested donation.  
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    Out of Town

    No Stone Unturned: A Lifetime of Archaeology

    Ben McReynolds has donated his extensive and unique collection to the museum. It will be on view for a year along with the permanent collection that includes artifacts from La Belle, the French ship discovered in Matagorda Bay; the story of ranching on the coast; and more than 13,000 years of Texas history.
    April 23, 2021-April 30, 2022. Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm  
    Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria
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    Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

    Have you wanted to learn about bird watching, blacksmithing, archery, sewing, or woodworking? 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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    Preservation Plan Working Group Applications Open

    The city of Austin invites community members to help create a new historic preservation plan that is inclusive, equity-focused, and community-oriented. Interested in local heritage? Apply to join the project working group, which will meet 10-12 times over the next year to draft the plan. Compensation is available for group members who need financial support to participate.
    Applications due Mon., June 14  
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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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    RENT: Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants

    The RENT Assistance Program application portal is now open, and provides $25 million of direct support for income-eligible Austin renters who are financially impacted by COVID-19. Get all the eligibility details and apply online, or call 512/488-1397.
     
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    Saturdazed & Confused

    Featuring DJs, vinyl spin art, a classic VW Bus selfie station, a tie-dye station for kids, and a performance by Aaron Stephens, this start of summer celebration will have you groovin’ all day long.
    Sat., June 5, 3-7pm. Free.  
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    Out of Town

    Summer in the City

    Summer starts today in Bastrop with games, food vendors, artists, and music on Main Street.
    Sat., June 5, 11am-5pm. Free.  
    Bastrop
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    T-Shirt Giveaway for Blood Donors

    We Are Blood will give all blood/platelet donors a specially designed “Livin & Givin” T-shirt in June. Kick off the summer with a good deed and a fresh new wardrobe item. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through June 30  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Out of Town

    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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    Out of Town

    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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    Sports

    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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    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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