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    Art & Music at the Cathedral

    A special Cinco de Mayo-inspired night with Angélica Rahe, presented by Tequila & Soda. Shop art by female artists of atxGALS, hear music, sip bevs from the open bar, and add on a cheese board by women-owned Cultured ATX for a real treat.
    Thu., May 6, 7-10pm  
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    Sports

    Austin FC Queso Cup

    Austin FC, H-E-B, and 512 Food Co. partnered to present the inaugural Queso Cup contest. Fans send in their best queso recipes to be judged by a team including Q2 Stadium's exec chef. The prize includes an autographed Austin FC soccer ball, a $500 H-E-B gift card, and two tickets to an upcoming Austin FC match. The winning queso will also be one of the three featured in the club’s Queso Fountain, said to be "the signature Austin FC queso experience."
    Submissions due Mon., May 10  
    Online
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Davis Gallery: Nuevo Mundo

    Now here's a show that's well worth seeing: The new exhibition from Gladys Poorte, displaying paintings and drawings of a new world populated with unknown peoples, animals, and plants. A world rife with untold treasures and dangers. A place, as wrought so colorfully by Poorte, that it might've been the homeworld for that legendary Codex Seraphinianus.
    Through June 12
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    Dance

    Diverse Space Dance Theatre: A Change of Heart

    Featuring choreography by Michael Jahoda (Amsterdam) Toni Bravo (Austin), live musicians, and dancers in-person and via video, this is Diverse Space Dance Theatre's season finale.
    May 6-8. Thu.-Fri., 7pm; Sat., 3 & 7pm
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    Dress for Success Austin Virtual Restaurant Series

    Nonprofit DFSA is partnering with four ATX staples to support Austin women and local restaurants and bring you delicious meals all month. Dinner for two will include a basket with wine or Tito's cocktails and either precooked dinners or prepped-to-cook ingredients with instructions. You'll Zoom in with the restaurant of the week for a chat about the meal and drink pairing, plus inspiring news from DFSA, which provides career support and business attire to women striving for financial independence.
    Thursdays in May, 6:30pm. $100 per week; $325 for four-part series.  
    Virtual
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    Food Events

    El Alma Mother's Day Kit

    This isn't only the finest of Mexican confections for su madre on her special day: The kit from El Alma includes a box of Mexican wedding cookies and lemon tarts, a lavender lemonade mimosa kit (with a full bottle of sparkling wine), and a potted succulent from Ben White Florists. That's $60, but if you want to satisfy the whole fam, add an Enchilada Family Kit that can feed 4-6 and has Chicken Tinga or Grilled Shrimp as the choice of mains ($40). Note: Order by May 6 to guarantee availability.
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    Free Document Shredding

    Got a stack of sensitive documents to purge, but want it done securely? Frost Bank invites residents to drive through to have documents shredded, with service provided by Shred-It. They'll also have treats!
    Thu., May 6, 11am-2pm  
    North Austin Financial Center, 111 E. Anderson
  • Arts

    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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    Arts & Culture

    Hey Jellie Live Show

    Ellie Erickson and Jenny Hoyston – of Erase Errata fame – take the stage, plus sets from Stella and the Very Messed and Gabe Hascall. All ages and masks required, y'all.
    Thu., May 6, 7-11pm. $10 cover.  
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    Out of Town

    Lights Out for Wildlife

    Several major migratory flyways pass through Texas. Every spring and fall, millions of birds pass through the state. Many birds fly at night, but can become disoriented by bright lights. Texans can help solve this problem by turning off non-essential lights late at night during the peak of migratory season.
    Through May 7, 11pm-6am  
    Statewide
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Out of Ink 2021: Perfect Glitch

    The annual theatrical event from ScriptWorks returns for a new year of creative exploration. Listen: "In a year filled with unintended technical glitches, ScriptWorks is making them purposeful. The malfunctions in this show are one of three elements used by ScriptWorks members to create their ten-minute masterpieces over 48 hours during the Weekend Fling last fall: 1) a phrase used at the beginning and end of the play, the meaning or understanding of which changes given the action that has transpired; 2) whispers of the ancestors; and 3) a technological glitch." This collection of works – written by Katherine Catmull, Elizabeth Cobbe, Kirk German, Meg Haley, Andra Laine Hunter, Christopher Krejci, Aneesa Needel, and Megan Thornton, and performed and directed by some of Austin's best stage talents – will be delivered via mail, phone call, text messages, audio content, video, web chat, and Zoom. Half of the plays will be presented synchronously; three of the plays will be delivered asynchronously; one piece has both asynchronous and synchronous content. Oh, there's a lot going on here! See the website for details.
    May 6-9. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $5-25.  
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    Events

    Paddle for Puppies

    A fundraiser for Austin Pets Alive! presented by Austin Subaru. This year it's spread out over three days to accommodate everyone who wants to canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard for the cause.
    Fri.-Sun., May 7-9  
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    Sports

    Round Rock Express

    Minor League Baseball is back, and they open the season playing against Oklahoma City Dodgers May 6-11, then the Sugar Land Skeeters May 13-18. Check the schedule for all the fun promo details including giveaway days, dog-friendly games, kids' day, and more, and enjoy postgame fireworks on opening day and Fridays.
    Thu.-Sat. & Mon., 7:05; Sun., 1:05, Tue., 6:05  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Street Corner Arts: The Spin

    The Street Corner production of Spenser Davis' new modern drama, performed live for several shows night after night, is now available in recorded form online.
    Through May 15. $3.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    The Tempest

    As those pesky 'ronas become increasingly easier to deal with, due to vaccines and masking and social distancing, The Baron's Men stage a bold return, bringing Shakespeare's phantasmagoric brilliance to the Curtain Theatre for three weekends of betrayal, love, and forgiveness. On an island. With a sorcerer. And – oh, you know, right? Now come see it, live, in full swagger and quake.
    Through May 8. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-25.  
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    Events

    Virtual Kitten Shower

    It's kitten season! Austin Humane Society's annual event is fur-tual this year, featuring adorable kittens and cats available for adoption, virtual activities, a kitten supply drive, and paw-some happy hours. Donate online and check out one of the events::
    • Kitten Trivia: Thu., May 6, 6pm:
    • Kitten Yoga: Sat., May 8, 10am; Tue., May 11, 5:30pm:
    • Kitten Bingo: Sat., May 8, 11am:
    • Whiskey & Whiskers: Thu., May 13, 8pm
    May 6-13  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Visual Arts Center: Small Refusals

    This is a three-woman exhibition featuring work by students from UT's 2021 Studio Art MFA graduating class: Magdalena Jarkowiec, Heather Canterbury, and Ania Mininkova. Uncanny experiences in Home Depot aisles, found diaries, and mythologies of the American landscape are revisited in sculpture, photography, and video works for a show that celebrates the everyday as a sea of unexamined alternatives to dominant narratives.
    Through May 23. Wed.-Sat., noon-5pm
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    Visual Arts

    Wally Workman Gallery: Spring and All

    "Patrick Puckett's paintings are known for their bold colors and strong leisurely figures, executed with confident interaction between paint application, shape, color and texture." Like, the feeling you get when you've had your second vaccine, and you've suffered through that One Day of Bleh, and now, even though there's still a pandemic going on, you feel so much safer and ready to take on the world again, just as things are starting to reopen and spring is launching into its brightest phase of green beauty before summer comes a-blazing down our paths again? That feeling? This show – Puckett's work in general – captures that feeling. Welcome yourself back to Austin, we suggest, at the Workman Gallery sometime this month.
    Through May 29
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