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for Fri., April 3
  • Community

    Out of Town

    SculptFest

    Originally planned for the town square in Round Rock, the show of Texas-made art goes on at the Texas Society of Sculptors website.
    Ongoing  
    Online
  • Community

    Events

    Sherwood Forest Virtual Faire

    Sherwood Forest Faire sadly had to close prematurely, but fear not: You can return to the faire virtually via their YouTube channel. Each Saturday (beginning March 28) a new episode will be broadcast featuring full performances filmed during the 2020 season. The virtual tip jar will be open as well, so feel free to drop some digital dollars as you enjoy the show.
    Ongoing; new episodes premiere each Saturday  
    Online
  • Community

    Kids

    Storytime Everywhere!

    Austin Public Library's Cepeda Branch offers a range of read-alouds online while the branch is closed. There are chapter books for everyone, preschool, and family storytimes. Follow @StorytimeEverywhereATX on Instagram to get the full schedule and to receive alerts when the stories go live.
    Mon.-Fri., times vary  
    Online
  • Community

    Sports

    Studio Satya Online Yoga Classes

    Local yoga studio Satya has live and recorded classes available online so you can get the exercise and meditation we all so desperately need right now. Donate any amount to get access, and keep your eyes peeled for short free classes coming soon via Instagram.
    $12 suggested donation.  
    Online
  • Community

    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
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Take a Hike in a Special Place

    About a 50-minute drive west of Austin, the wildlife refuge has miles of trails and you can walk for hours without seeing another person. The Warbler Vista/Sunset Deck and Shin Oak Observation Deck are two of the very special places.
    Daily, sunrise to sunset  
    Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Lago Vista
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Texas State Parks

    Update 4/7/20: State parks temporarily close tonight, but check back later to see when they will reopen. Read more here. Many state parks are still open for outdoor activities, although visitors are warned to maintain social distancing. Buildings, visitor centers, equipment rentals, and stores are closed and visitors are asked to purchase passes online. Check the “Alert Map” to see which parks are open.
    Ongoing  
    Statewide
  • Arts

    Theatre

    The Social Distancing Festival

    This is an online community, as playwright and unstoppable force of creative nature Nick Green informs us, and it's been activated to "celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing that has come about due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)." It's not Austin-based, this virtual and ongoing festival of all kinds of performance arts, but damned if there aren't a few talented Austinites among the eclectic (and ever-growing) mix.
  • Community

    Seasonal Jobs

    Tomlinson's Feed & Pets Hiring

    Tomlinson’s Feed & Pets, Central Texas’ favorite pet supply store for 73 years and counting, is currently hiring for part-time and full-time positions at several locations around Austin. Apply online.
    All Austin-area Tomlinson's locations
  • Community

    Kids

    VentureLab Entrepreneurial Curriculum

    Austin-based nonprofit VentureLab has entrepreneurial skills training available online for kids from elementary to high school age, aimed toward developing STEAM, design, creative, and collaborative skill sets. Their mission is to help create the next generation of innovators and encourage the type of thinking we need to overcome the crisis we face today, so now is a great time to spark your child's interest in problem-solving and build their skills.
     
    Online
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Virtual ColdTowne: Streaming Live

    Those longtime NOLA escapees and their equally talented friends are bringing us a livestreamed platter of who-knows-what sort of comedy stylings tonight, sure to rattle the cage of Twitch 'til that chatscreen floods with lols.
    Fri.-Sat., April 3-4, 8pm  
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Virtual Hideout: The Threefer

    Mind you, the show won't feature the same three troupes you see reviewed on this page; but those unstoppable Hideoutsters have wrangled up a fresh trio of troupes for your entertainment this night, and who knows what heights or depths of improv lunacy they might explore?
    Fri., April 3, 9pm. $5.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Virtual Vortex: bala.fruta/bullet.fruit

    Jesús I. Valles presents this preview of a new show about "bullets and the ghosts they leave behind, even when they kill nobody." Tune in, join the convo, ask the creator about what it takes to get a production like this going.
    Fri., April 3, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
  • Community

    Events

    Virtual YMCA

    YMCA of Austin's homepage has been reconfigured to serve as a one-stop resource with streaming exercise classes, information and classes tailored for seniors, activities for kids and families, kids’ educational resources, spiritual and emotional support, nutrition resources and tips, links to community information, as well as ways people can volunteer and give back. You can also follow them on social media for even more activities.
    Ongoing  
    Online
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Wildflower Drives Are at Their Peak

    The wildflowers are off to an early and good start. The backroads around the Highland Lakes are especially colorful this year. However, it's advised at the moment to stay home and stay safe, and wait to check out the flowers.
    Now through April  
    All over the Hill Country
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Women & Their Work Online: 42 Years

    Did they say "42 years of contemporary art by women in our online archive," citizen? Yes, they did – and we recommend feasting your binge-weary eyes on what this excellent downtown gallery has to reward your clicks with.
  • Community

    Events

    YMCA Child Care for Essential Workers

    YMCA of Austin is offering child care for children of health care workers, first responders, and all other essential workers. Care is available for children ages 3-12, and children are required to bring a sack lunch. During the day, kids will enjoy arts, crafts, exercise, games, movies, snacks, and supervision from experienced, expert Y staff. Children will be divided into small groups throughout the Y facilities, and proper social spacing will be maintained at all times. Register online.
    $40-50.  
    Austin-area YMCAs
  • Community

    Sports

    Yoga With Adriene

    Local YouTuber and multiple "Best of Austin" winner Adriene Mishler has enough online classes to keep you busy through an extensive quarantine. There are videos specifically for kids and teens, and targeted sessions for any ailment you might be experiencing (anxiety, anyone?).
    Online
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    [CANCELED] Rupaul's Drag Race Screenings

    Start your engines for a new season of qweens, mah pretties. Hosted by Chique Fil-Atio.
    Fridays, 7-10pm. Through May 1  
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    [CANCELED] RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12 Viewing Party

    Another season, another chance for the best queen to win the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar." Hosted by Cheeki Kahnt.
    Through May 29. Fridays, 8pm  
  • Qmmunity

    Community

    [CANCELED] Slow Queer Yoga

    Relax, unwind, and connect with your body at this queer- and trans-led yoga class.
    Through April 3. Fridays, 6pm. $10-20 donation.  
    Myo Massage, 4616 Triangle Ave., #407

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