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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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    Theatre

    Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven

    The Vortex production of acclaimed playwright Reina Hardy's first National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere moves to the Carver stage for a final held-over weekend. "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.
    July 15-17. Thu.-Sat., 8:30pm. Free, but you've got to RSVP.  
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    City-Wide Vintage Sale

    Support small local businesses and shop for vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, and more.
    Sat.-Sun., July 17-18. $7; children under 12, free.  
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    Enter the Ember

    Austin’s finest fire collective presents an exclusive release of their full-length theatrical fire production including storytelling, acrobatics, choreography, fire props, and more, followed by a reception and dance party.
    Sat., July 17, 7:30pm  
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    Kids

    Kids' Jewelrymaking Workshop

    Kids will flex creative muscles and repurpose reuse materials to craft earrings, pendants, and more. Plus, Girl Scouts going for the Junior Jeweler badge can earn one here by creating four pieces.
    Sat., July 17, 2-4pm. $10.  
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    Record Store Day

    You should support your local record store every day, but on this special occasion there will be one of a kind offerings from artists and labels to entice you.
    Sat., July 17
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    SIMS Electric Art Party & Online Auction

    Over 30 local musicians have donated their art to the SIMS Foundation for an auction to raise funds to support mental health and substance use recovery services for the music industry. Start bidding online now, and join the wrap party to view and bid on the art, meet some of the artists, listen to music from Akina Adderley and Frederico7, and watch live painting by Gabriel Portillo. Treats include artisan popsicles from Odd Pop and drink specials from Deep Eddy Vodka, Lone Star, and Nine Banded Whiskey.
    Online auction open July 9-24; in-person event Sat., July 24, 4-7pm. Donations encouraged.  
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    Summer Out Loud

    A challenge that encourages families to make time for summer fun with on-demand workouts, activities, and three free visits to the Y. Text SUMMER to 877/799-6220 to register, then pick up a passport filled with ideas and activities, or download it online and get started. Turn in the completed passport at the end to be eligible to win a membership or a family trip.
    Through Aug. 4. Free.  
    All Austin YMCA locations
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    Unmute Yourself

    Join Texas After Violence Project for an evening of poetry, conversation, and community. Poet Juania Sueños will open the event, writer in residence Jorge Renaud will read a selection, and author and activist Darwin Hamilton will lead a discussion with Renaud and TAVP about the power of narrative in fighting for an end to mass incarceration and creating a world without violence.
    Sat., July 17, 8pm. Donations encouraged.  
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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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    2021 Tomato U-Pick

    Money can only buy tomatoes this fresh if you’re willing to walk the fields and pick your own.
    Sat., July 10 & 17, 8am-1pm. $30/box.  
    Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Garfield
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    Sports

    30 Minute Hit Grand Opening

    Based on the concepts of boxing, kickboxing, self-defense, and core stability, 30 Minute Hit offers a full-body workout broken up into two-minute stations. Try a free session and sign up for membership at the grand opening.
    Sat., July 17, 8am-noon  
    3016 Guadalupe Ste. A-200
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    All-Ages Virtual Storytime

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

    Enjoy free drinks (mimosas & wine), tapas, and a chance to win an original piece of art. Auction starts at 4:45pm.
    Sat., July 17, 4-6pm  
    Panache, 330 Mercer St., Dripping Springs
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    Artisan Market

    Tour the tiny home community and shop homemade local art while listening to live music and enjoying food from local vendors. At 10am, join a group Zumba class outside the farmhouse, and check out a chef demo with Green Gate Farms at noon.
    Sat., July 17, 10am-2pm. Free.  
    Village Farm Tiny Homes, 8316 Canoga
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    Austin Allies School Supply Drive

    Order from the Amazon wish list to add to the collection that benefits nonprofits Saint Louise House, Literacy Coalition, and Foster Angels. Either send them the items or bring them to the event July 17 with fam-friendly crafts and activities and snacks from Crema Bakery.
    Through Sat., July 17; party 9am-noon, July 17  
    5917 La Crosse Ave.
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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 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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    Beyond Van Gogh

    Cutting-edge projection technology creates an engaging journey into the world of Van Gogh.
    June 25-Aug. 8  
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    BFREE Yoga at Beyond Van Gogh

    "Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience" welcomes guests to join BFREE Yoga for an enchanting yoga experience under the Starry Night Pavilion.
    Saturdays through Aug. 7, 8:30am. $56.99.  
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    Body Mind Spirit Expo

    A holistic living festival complete with live performances featuring entertaining music, dance, and spoken word, a selection of the nation's finest psychics and mediums, and the best in alternative health, wellness tools, products, and resources.
    Sat., July 17, 10am-6pm; Sun, July 18, 11am-6pm. $12, weekend pass.  
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    Breastfeeding Support Group

    Baylor Scott & White Round Rock offers a virtual space to discuss nursing and child development with a certified lactation consultant.
    Third Saturdays, 11am. Free.  
    Zoom
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    Call for Projects: Experiments in Art and Science

    Do you enjoy experimenting with art and/or science? For Collection Rert's open call show they are seeking artists and scientists, from novice to professional, who want to follow their curiosity and document their discoveries. No matter what you're curious about, they welcome the sharable evidence of your experiments. Email collectionrert@gmail.com.
    Submit intent ASAP for projects due by Aug. 12; show opens Sat., Aug. 14. Free.  
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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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    Comicpalooza

    Pop culture comes alive for fans as they meet their favorite celebrities, have fun, play games, and shop: for memorabilia.
    Sat.-Sun., July 17-18  
    Houston
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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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    Encore Saturdays

    Enjoy an upscale atmosphere with live music, dinner, and an afterparty, with bottle service and hookahs available. Great for special occasions and celebrations for large parties.
    Saturdays, 8:30pm. $10 and up.  
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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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    FC Austin Elite

    Southwest Conference Championships.
    Fri.-Sun., July 16-18  
    Venue TBA
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    Float to Freedom

    True Rest Float Spa offers unlimited floats when you sign up for any membership level in July.
    Through July 31. $65 for basic membership.  
    10721 Research Ste. B-170
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    Fosse Dance Workshop

    A four-week dance workshop teaching the sleek, sexy dance style of legendary Broadway and film director and choreographer Bob Fosse. Some dance experience recommended.
    Starts Sat., July 17, 11:15am. $88 for four weeks.  
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    Jaws on the Water (1975)

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water ... Alamo Drafthouse is bringing back the beloved "dive-in" screening of Jaws. As in years past, you'll view the film from a flotation device as scuba divers tease your dangling toes, and tickets get you access to the water park prior to the film. This year, bring your own floatie, and snap up those tix fast because attendance will be limited!
    Saturdays through Aug. 21, 5pm  
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    Leatherworking: The Basics

    Get hands-on working with leather from start to finish, and go away with your own project and a valuable skill you can use for years to create bags, belts, and more.
    Third Saturdays, 10am-2:30pm. $100.  
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    Out of Town

    Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

    Gates open at 11am with post time at 1pm for the annual running of the ponies.
    Sat.-Sun., July 3-4 & 17-18. $10.  
    Fredericksburg
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    Morning Mimosa Meetup for Pup Parents

    They'll have treats for the pups and mimosas for the pup parents, and dogs can play at the indoor dog park while their humans mingle. Additional drinks provided from sponsors Clean Cause and Richard's Rainwater.
    Sat., July 17, 10am-noon. Free.  
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    Night in Old Fredericksburg

    It’s a full day of fun at the fairgrounds with horse races, barbecue and chili cook-offs, washer and: domino tournaments, and lots of food and cold beverages.
    Sat., July 17  
    Fredericksburg
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    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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    Pioneer Night Spirits Tour

    Tour the historic farm rumored to be one of the most haunted sites in town. Those with phasmophobia will want to skip this one!
    Sat., July 17, 7-10pm. $30.  
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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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    Puppet Show

    An original story created by Oscar, Indigo Play's very own puppeteer. Come for the show, and stay for the play in a huge educational playscape, dedicated baby area, imagination play space, and sensory room.
    Fridays & Saturdays, 11am. $12.  
    Indigo Play, 13530 Research
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    Purple Martin Party

    Join Travis Audubon to watch hundreds of thousands of Purple Martins swirl above La Frontera Village before landing in their roost trees.
    Sat., July 17, 7:45-8:45pm. Free.  
    La Frontera Village, 2601 La Frontera Blvd., Round Rock
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    Record Store Day

    Spread across June 12 and July 17, Record Store Day is a lot different this year. Check individual stores for their guidelines.
    Sat., June 12 & July 17  
    Multiple locations
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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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    Sound Spa: Therapeutic Sound Bath

    A deep and healing experience with sound from a wide variety of instruments, delivered by an experienced and trained sound bath practitioner, on a massage table with cushions and blankets.
    July 16-18, 24-25, and 30-31. $33.  
    Meditation Bar, 8301 Mesa
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    Speed Dating & Comedy Night

    An evening that has it all: live bluegrass music from Wild Margeaux, a comedy show hosted by Ben Smith, and a chance to meet your summer fling via speed dating. Tix are limited for the dating portion, but everyone's welcome for the music and comedy.
    Sat., July 17, 5-11pm. $20.  
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    Summer Fest

    AtxGALS and the Cathedral are celebrating local art and music with an intimate concert series benefiting Creative Action. Includes vibrant art from emerging female artists, complimentary bevs, and live music from different performers each day.
    Thu.-Sat., July 15-17. $55-350.  
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    Summer Hip-Hop Classes

    Dance to the latest styles of hip-hop dance and current hip-hop music. High-energy instructors teach basic to advanced levels.
    Offered daily throughout summer. $5-26.  
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    Sunflower Festival

    Walk through 6.5 acres with 35 varieties of pick-your-own sunflowers, but stay for the music, visit the petting zoo, or just play around on the farm.
    Through July 18. $18 online, $23 at gate.  
    Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, Georgetown
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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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    Taylor Rodeo

    Enjoy the excitement of the evening rodeos and stay for dancing under the stars.
    Thu.-Sat., July 15-17  
    Taylor
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    The Bullock Museum: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

    This powerful show, a traveling exhibition organized by the New-York Historical Society, explores the transformative years after the Civil War and the rise of Jim Crow, centering on stories of African Americans who pursued the ideals of Reconstruction and persevered in the face of a developing legal system promoting racial inequality.
    Through Nov. 28
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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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    Virtual Fitness Classes With Stronger Austin

    Stronger Austin has a full slate of free exercise classes available via Zoom, ranging from MixxedFit to Zumba, family yoga to yoga en español, and lots more, taking place in the morning, afternoon, or evening, so there's bound to be something that fits your schedule. And did we mention they're all free?
    Mon.-Sat., times vary  
    Online
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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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    Yappy Hour Sponsored by Tito's

    Bring your dogs, take in the view from the huge outdoor deck, and enjoy Cajun food and special cocktails from Tito's.
    Saturdays, 2-5pm  
    The Boat, 10931 Stonelake
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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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    APA! Pours for Pets

    Austin Pets Alive! puts the "fun" in "fundraiser" this month: For $40, you can purr-chase a passport to use participating locations throughout July, and at each stop, pick up a coffee, beer, glass of wine, or even a refreshing agua fresca. The nonprofit animal shelter is partnering with Austin favorites like Irene’s, Hank’s, Cosmic Coffee, Yard Bar, and more, and proceeds go to pets in need.
    July 1-31. $40 donation.  
    Citywide
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