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    Classical Music

    Chamber Connect: Invoke's New Album

    The Austin Chamber Music Center presents this livestreamed premiere, a preview of the excellent quartet's new album, featuring selections of their original score to the 1973 film Fantastic Planet.
    Sat., April 25, 8pm. Free.  
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      Comedy

      ColdTowne TV: Fridays & Saturdays Live

      The stage on Airport might be dark, citizen, but the stars of that laugh factory near Mrs. Johnson's Doughnuts are shining bright every Friday and Saturday night on ColdTowne TV! Tune in for this variety show format and drop a few bucks in the virtual tip jar to keep local comedy alive.
      Fridays & Saturdays, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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      Food Events

      AFWA: Citywide Sugar High

      The Austin Food & Wine Alliance hosts this online bake sale just in time for Mother's Day, a bake sale in which Austin's top pastry chefs and bakers – from Garbo's Lobster, Juniper, Eberly, Uncle Nicky's, SRSLY Chocolate, Rosedale Kitchen and Bar, Second Bar + Kitchen, Colleen's Kitchen, Brand & Mortar Group, Epicerie Café & Grocery, Olamaie, and more – create a box full of sweet and savory treats. (And of course that box can also be delivered to friends, family, and others who may just need some deliciousness delivered right to their doorstep but didn't necessarily, you know, give birth to you so many years ago.) Note: Orders for Austin delivery must be placed by 5pm on Wed., May 6.
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      Visual Arts

      Atelier Dojo: Remote Studios

      The local powerhouse of figurative painting, the art school that's the smart school for artists of all kinds, they've got a painting-along-at-home series going to help you keep your skills honed in these socially restrictive times, featuring live costumed models posing on camera and a thriving community of creatives rendering that lovely human biotecture from their separate studios. "Join us for a three-hour costumed-model drawing session. Use any supplies you wish, listen to music, share your work, chat with others. It’s a great way to stay connected with your art community!"
      Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30pm; Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm; Saturdays, 9:30-12:30pm. $5.  
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      Visual Arts

      CamibaArt: Staying Home

      Troy Campa's Camiba Gallery website features a closer look at a new artwork each day, for your continued sheltering-in-place edification.
      Daily, through May 2  
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      Comedy

      Comedy Classes from the Institution Theater

      That Tom Booker and his associates at the Institution, they've got a fine slate of classes available to school you, virtually, in the ways of sketch and stand-up and improv. Got some time on your hands, do you, now? Generate some laughs from your mind – with a little help and inspiration from these talented local friends.
      Prices vary.  
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      Theatre

      Fusebox Festival: Virtual Edition

      Yeah, it's gonna take more than the new coronavirus to put any kibosh on this annual powerhouse of a cultural celebration. That Ron Berry and his associates have curated up an online showcase of local, national, and international performance artists, musicians, and diverse talents to galvanize your reality all weekend long. "More than 50 artists will be providing livestreamed performances, installations, studio visits, and cooking classes, as well as leading dance parties and taking part in conversations" – conversations sure to inspire your own creativity and community involvement – and we suggest you catch the action via the biggest screen you've got, art-lover, because some of this stuff will be visually spectacular. And, look – our own Robert Faires has more info for you right here.
      Fri.-Sun., April 24-26. Donations accepted.  
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      Events

      Sans Bar Where You Are

      This evening of music, discussion, and mocktails explores how we connect in a time of social distancing, why it’s important to celebrate every day, and why now is the best time to be sober or sober curious. Moderated by Sharelle Klaus, DRY Soda Co. CEO, with panelists including Holly Whitaker of Hip Sobriety, Recovery Happy Hour Podcast host Tricia Lewis, writer and innovator Lara Frazier, recovery coach Emily Lynn Paulson, and Chris Marshall, founder of Sans Bar. Live music provided by Carter Costello and Ryan Cassata and an art therapy session by Bryce Bailey round out the evening.
      Sat., April 25, 5-6:30pm  
      Wherever you are
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      Events

      Social Distancing Pub Quiz

      Every Saturday via Facebook Live for as long as we're sheltering in place, connect with your teams using Zoom, your phone, Skype, Hangouts, or whatever and get your trivia on. There'll be seven or eight rounds depending on how quickly the game goes. All the hosts ask is that you designate one scribe per team to complete the online answer sheet, and that you stay faithful to the honor system! Hosted by a veteran quizmaster of Pluckers and Tavern fame.
      Saturdays, 8:30-10:30pm. Free.  
      Online
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      Visual Arts

      testsite: How a House Works

      How does a house work? The folks at Fluent-Collaborative presented such a compelling answer from artists Andy Coolquitt and Alix Browne that, when the coronavirus shutdown went into effect, they turned the exhibition into a website of its own. So now you can click over for a visit, and – hey, who's answering the questions here?
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      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.
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      Community

      The Stay Home Club

      Stay indoors and stay connected with BossBabes ATX's weekly virtual gatherings for creatives and entrepreneurs. April 18's virtual work conference features workshops and mentorship sessions, while April 25's session is all about nurturing the mind and body.
      Through April 25. Saturdays, 10am  
      Online
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      Classical Music

      Virtual ASO: The Austin Symphony's REWIND

      Conductor Peter Bay and company have teamed with the classical cats at 89.5 KMFA to release this show of discussion of and music fromtwo 2006 concerts, one with Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 and one with Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61, featuring Joshua Bell.
      Until these damned coronas get the hell outta Dodge  
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      Comedy

      Virtual Hideout: Maestro

      This is an all-improvised battle royale, featuring the most ornery cusses in the scene doing their damnedest to emerge victorious from a mindwarping multiplayer fray. Imagine: A screen crowded with Zoomers, competing in short improv games and wild-ass gambits to be crowned the one and only Maestro for the week. Sound good? Yeah – we like it, too.
      Saturdays, 10pm. $5.  
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      Comedy

      Virtual Hideout: Pgraph

      The fantastic foursome of improv fabulators returns for another week, bringing their arch spontaneity through Zoom and onto Twitch to make your minds zoom and your hearts twitch at what a talented local quartet can do, off-the-cuff, at the intersection of goofy and brilliant.
      Thursdays, 8pm; Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $5.  
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      Theatre

      Virtual Vortex: In The Upper Room

      Here's a live reading of Beaufield Berry's new play, directed by Jeremy Rashad Brown, about a multigenerational Black family living under one roof in the 1970s. This is a play "woven with story-telling, Black love, the occult, family secrets, sisterhood, and the ties that bind us all."
      Sat., April 25, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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      Food Events

      Wine for the People: Dandy Rosé Release Party

      Join winemaker Rae Wilson and the local rosé-loving community to infuse some joy into your shelter-at-home life and raise a glass to the newest vintage of Dandy Rosé.Because it's still the weekend, right? In some sense of the word? And sipping from a goblet of Dandy Rosé among friends – whether online or AFK – is still one of the best ways to celebrate it, here in the ATX … especially when the Zoomified party is hosted by that knowledgeable oenophile and native Missourian.: You already know the woman's impressive rap sheet of bona fides, right? As highlighted in this profile by the Chronicle's Claudia Alarcón? Yes, Rae Wilson's definitely someone to spend an hour indulging your rosé habit with, Austinite.Suggestion: RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW.
      Sat., April 25, 4-5pm  
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      Visual Arts

      Akirash Online

      Sure, Austin's Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya aka AKIRASH has an exhibition at the Carver Museum right now – and the place is closed, of course. But this Lagos-born artist also happens to have one of the most robust websites around, though you'll need a mighty big screen to get the best effect of his huge and colorful mixed-media creations and performance pieces.
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      Kids

      Alamo Kids Club Fun at Home

      For the junior cineastes who are missing Alamo Drafthouse's Kids Club, they've got an online treasure trove of family-film-centric activity sheets and booklets you can print at home. Children can learn about all the animals from The Lion King, play the Frozen II memory card game, make their own thaumatrope, and so much more. And if the kiddos want to share their work, snap a photo and tag it #AlamoAtHome on Instagram and Twitter.
       
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      Special Screenings

      Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

      Rejoice, drive-in fans! Doc's is still showing films, with a new “Get out, go home” policy. Purchase everything online, even food and drinks, so you never have to leave your vehicle. They’ll direct you to a spot and you'll tune in on your car radio to hear the film. Concession orders will be placed on the roof of the car, so you don't have to worry about potential unsafe interactions. It's a safe, fun way to get out and see a movie on the big screen.
      Sat., April 25, 8:25pm  
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      Out of Town

      April Dressed in All Its Trim: An Online Exhibition

      The art project began before the current pandemic erupted, but feels even more appropriate now as a group of Texas-based artists contributed artwork that explores the hopefulness of spring.
      Through May 31  
      Online from Studio Comfort in Comfort, Texas
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      Events

      Art From the Streets Face Masks Now Available

      Nonprofit Art From the Streets now has face masks featuring stunning artwork created by homeless and formerly homeless artists. The masks can be used as accessories after the crisis is over, and proceeds will go to this great program and its artists. While you're shopping, check out the other art pieces and merchandise available, so you can beautify your space and support a good cause.
      $20.
      Online
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      Kids

      Art Garage Online Art Lessons

      The Art Garage is offering online art classes for little ones, and they've got kits you can order to work on at home. Learn to make homemade play dough, explore art from around the world, and more. Follow them on Facebook for details.
      Online
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      Kids

      ATX Ballers Online Basketball Tutorials

      Local youth basketball organization ATX Ballers is providing free basketball video lessons that kiddos can do from home, even without a hoop! Expert coaches will upload a few engaging video lessons each week for the rest of the semester, complete with lesson goals to accomplish, for both beginners and experienced players.
      ATX Ballers Youth Sports YouTube channel
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      Events

      ATX Emergency Food Systems Exchange

      The city of Austin has set up a new community forum, dubbed the ATX Emergency Food Systems Exchange, to connect food assistance and volunteers with the people who need them. Do you need or have skills, materials, funds, space, et al.? Visit the site for more information and get connected.
       
      Online
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      Events

      Austin ISD Community Resources

      In response to COVID-19, Austin ISD is offering community resources including free meals to students at numerous locations, free access to telehealth and waived medical copays through a partnership with Virtual Care for Kids, free Learning at Home online courses, and recommended educational resources for all grade levels. For more information, visit the website.
       
      Citywide
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      Events

      Austin Scavenger Hunt

      Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
      Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
      Online and at home
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      Sports

      Ballet Austin Online Dance & Fitness Classes

      Since you can't go to the studio, Ballet Austin brings the studio to you! Choose from several levels of ballet or hip-hop, CardioFunk Dance Fitness, Arms & Abs, contemporary, tap, Pilates workouts, barre workouts, Pink Pilates, Active Aging, and more. Purchase classes individually or by the bundle, and complete the course on your own time.
      Online
    • Arts

      Dance

      Ballet Austin: Classes Online

      While you're home, wherever you are across the world,: you can still take a dance, fitness, or Pilates class with Ballet Austin. Ballet, barre, contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, cardio dance fitness, and Pilates out the wazoo, so to speak, because there are so many varieties to choose among, and all taught by professional instructors – and it's all available 24/7, just like the internets.
      $3-7 per class.  

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