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    Pecan Street Festival Online

    The spring iteration of Pecan Street Festival is wired this year. Check out the virtual fest to shop local vendors and listen to/support the performers, and share your experience on social media with hashtags #PecanFestWired and #KeepAustinWired. Read more here.
    May 2-3  
    Online
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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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      Antonelli's Virtual Cheese Classes

      Yes, the classes are virtual, but the cheese is real. John and Kendall and their hardworking crew, all dairy-proud and deeply knowledgeable, will school you (via private video conferencing links in GoToMeeting) on the delicacies you're nomming on that well-curated cheese plate you've just picked up. Note: This is for small groups with maximum size of 30, and you can opt to have your camera on or off. Addendum: These classes are filling quickly, so you might want to check their website instanter, cheeselover! Mon., May 4; Thu., May 7: Prosciutto, Salami, and Cheese … Oh My! Tue., May 5: Cheese 101: Seven Styles of Cheese.
      $40 and up.  
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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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      Books

      Malvern Books: NYRB Classics Book Club

      Your friends at Malvern host this virtual literary shindig, discussing The Alteration by Kingsley Amis. Note: If you'd like to join in, email becky@malvernbooks.com with "NYRB book club" in the subject line.
      Sat., May 2, 1pm
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      Visual Arts

      Northern-Southern: Left In Leaves

      This is a group show of artistic interventions across the city of Austin, freely left in outdoor public spaces throughout May. (Note: Email the gallery for a map to the sites.) Who's involved in this fine endeavor? Sterling Allen, Ted Carey, Adreon Denson Henry, Sarah Fagan, Rachel Freeman & Korey Weiss, Emily Lee, Sean Ripple, Amy Scofield, Meghan Shogan, Amanda Julia Steinback & Staci Maloney, Alyssa Taylor Wendt, and Suzanne Wyss. Documentation will be shared on the Northern-Southern website and social media; at the conclusion of the month, the maps will be collected in a print zine, in which each artist will be interviewed. Northern-Southern will mail it to you upon request. And, look: The Chronicle's Robert Faires shares his own experience of the project.
      Through May 31
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      Books

      One Page Salon: The Virtual Edition!

      Huzzah: Owen Egerton has joined forces with the Writers' League of Texas and that crime-minded literary star Amy Gentry to present a special Zoomed edition of the show in which authors read just one page from a new work. This inaugural event features performances by Amanda Eyre Ward, Mary Pauline Lowry, Lisa Olstein, Richard Santos, and Deb Olin Unferth. You want a taste of the wild and wonderful in the world of words, citizen, this lively gig will suit your palate just fine. And any donations will go to support Austin's own BookWoman bookstore!
      Sat., May 2, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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      Visual Arts

      RecSpec Gallery: All Boats Rise Together

      In this new COVID-19 landscape, we've all been contemplating ways to support and lift one another up. Now Recspec presents their first virtual show, aiming to bridge the divide – not just between creator and collector (both isolated in their own homes), but also to create a marketplace from which the artists in our community can benefit. Here's how it works: Each artist who sells a piece during the show's duration will receive 50% of the sale, with the remaining amount being deposited into a fund. At the end of the show, this fund will be dispersed evenly to all participants of the show, regardless whether their piece sold or not. And those artists include Abi Daniel, Gigi Grinstad, Magda Boreysza, Holly Bobisuthi, Graham Franciose, Tim Kerr, Vy Ngo, and many others – so get your Clickin' Finger ready for rewarding exercise.
      Opening: Sat., May 2, noon  
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      Theatre

      Virtual Vortex: The Merry Wives of Windsor

      Here's a new staged reading of the Shakespeare classic, with an all-women cast directed by Eva McQuade.
      Sat., May 2, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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      Arts & Culture

      "We'll Just Rock For Ourselves" Virtual Exhibit

      The Austin History Center's phenomenal 2018 exhibit on the late photographer Lisa Davis is now available online for your viewing pleasure. Davis' photos and videos capture the grrrls grrrls grrrls of Austin's lezzie rock scene in the Nineties. Revisit our review of the exhibit here, and don't forget to check out our interview with former Chronicle senior editor and "Gay Place" founder Kate X Messer, who was a key figure in curating her collection.
      Online
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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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      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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      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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      Best Food Trucks

      Best Food Trucks is offering an order-ahead service to help practice social distancing, and bringing food trucks to underserved communities. You can find trucks near you by going to the online map.
      Ongoing  
      Citywide
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Bullock Texas State History Museum: This Light of Ours

      This show features images by activist photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, telling a visual story of the struggle against segregation, race-based disenfranchisement, and Jim Crow laws in the 1960s. These photos capture the day-to-day struggles of everyday citizens and their resolve in the face of violence and institutionalized discrimination – with more than a dozen additional images representing activism and protest in Austin's own history.
      Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 6
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      Butcher Bear & Guests

      April 14-May 31, 10:30pm  
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      Kids

      Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

      Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, this year’s annual Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day event will be celebrated across Texas via an interactive website full of family-friendly fun, games, and resources.: This year’s celebration is particularly meaningful, as it’s coming on the heels of a legislative session that put a spotlight on mental health issues in our schools. Launch is on May 2 at 9am, and it continues throughout the month.
      May 2-31. Free.  
      Online
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      Comedy

      ColdTowne TV: Fridays & Saturdays Live

      The former stage on Airport might be defunct, citizen, but the stars of this local laugh factory 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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      Come to My Window w/ Ginger Leigh & John Pointer

      Venmo: @Ginger-Leigh-1; PayPal: gingerleighmusic@gmail.com
      Sat., May 2, 7pm  
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      David Touchton

      Venmo: @David-Touchton; PayPal.me/davidtouchtonmusic
      Sat., May 2, 8pm  
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      Visual Arts

      Dimension Gallery: On the Plight of the Primrose

      In the early 1900s, the evening primrose was central to the debate over the cause of evolution and its inherent mutations. In the early days of March 2020, Austin-based sculptor Laura Latimer has collected rubble from local construction sites to provide the foundation for a fanciful, botanical habitat that contemplates how future mutants might survive in the fragmented ecosystems resulting from nonstop urban development.
      Through June 6. free.
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      Comedy

      Esther's Follies

      You don't have to slog your way through Dirty Sixth anymore, citizen – you can catch the arch antics and musical mayhem of the Esther's crew on video as they unleash fresh new sketches and songs and more about the hottest topics of the day. And there's all sorts of behind-the-scenes extras now, too, and it's all available via their Patreon page. You need to laugh right about now, so this is a good idea, right? And sports are important, sure they are, but wouldn't you rather be a local comedy supporter than a local athletic supporter? [*pauses for response, hears only crickets*] Right – leaving it to these professionals, then.
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      Events

      First Annual Greater Austin Science Fair

      A public science fair via Zoom livestream for all who are interested, hosted by Austin event promoter Flyer Club. Participants will have 5-10 minutes to display whatever experiment they so choose, so long as it follows the scientific method. Non-participating audience members are also welcome and encouraged to join! Get all the details and some experiment ideas on the FB event page.
      Sat., May 2, 4-6pm. Free.  
      Livestream via Zoom
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      Food Events

      Food Access Resources from SFC

      We have to admit it's getter better, but we've still got a ways to go in dealing with this pandemic. The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they're accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
      Citywide
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Grease (1978)

      Sat., May 2, 8:30pm  
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      Events

      Habitat for Humanity Launches Online ReStore

      Austin Habitat for Humanity announced that it has taken the ReStore online, allowing the community to shop the wide variety of items currently listed for sale from the comfort of their own home. Similar to the brick-and-mortar locations, you'll find deals on unique items from clothing and shoes to home and garden accessories and more, and when you shop, you're supporting Habitat for Humanity's mission.
      April 14-June 24  
      Online
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      Events

      HC4A/Shalom Austin School Supplies Fundraiser

      HC4A and Shalom Austin had set a date of April 19 for their eighth annual event raising funds for school supplies for Austin-area homeless children, which last year supported over 1,300 children. The April event is now canceled due to coronavirus, but you can still help reach the fundraising goal of $34,000 to support 1,600 students. A small donation of $25 will help support one child. On Aug. 19, volunteers plan to gather to assemble the school supplies at Dell Jewish Community Center. Donate online at HC4A.org.
      March 20-May 31  
      Online
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Indie Meme Film Festival

      Indie Meme is going virtual! Registration includes pre-screening presentations and digital screenings followed by discussions with filmmakers and/or cast and crew with audience interaction. All relevant links will be shared with attendees upon registration. It is important to register for the event and attend the pre-screening where access credentials will be shared.
      May 1-3 and 8-10  
      Online via Indie Meme
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      Arts & Culture

      Interfaces: Artists On Series

      Join Interfaces for poet/organizer KB's virtual workshop titled "What is Climate Change, and What Does it Have to Do with Race?". This program is part of Interfaces' Artists On series, which brings free arts education from local artists with historically marginalized backgrounds to the Austin-area.
      Sat., May 2, noon-2pm. Free.  
      Online

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