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    Food Events

    Food News Buffet

    REOPENINGS Slowly but surely; some later, some early; and some places doing so much biz, you could almost forget what a pandemic is … Newly unshuttered Sassy’s Vegetarian Soul Food had the busiest weekend since their opening back in 2018. “Had to turn away customers,” noted owner Andrea Dawson on Facebook, “first time that ever happened. If you couldnt wait it out, please come back. I will be staffing up to get food out faster.” SLAB BBQ on Research and in Oak Hill is back in business and serving up that tasty 'cue, safety protocols at the ready, determined to prevail no matter what. "To see years of blood, sweat and tears come to a sudden halt has been one of the biggest challenges of my life," says SLAB co-owner Raf Robinson, "and now with all the protest over the last week, it is even harder as wounds of racism are reopened. But I remain hopeful and grateful for our community, for their support through this. We know we are not alone." The Burgerlicious food trucks on the south side of town – doing so well due to sandwiches other than just their 1/3-pound True Destiny cheeseburger, although that’s the classic we swear by – have expanded their Thursday-through-Saturday hours to include Sundays. Fresa’s delightful bricks-and-mortar on South First, known for its wood-grilled meals and margaritas, has reopened with patio and dining-room seating. South Lamar caffeinemongers Patika are open again, too, offering a streamlined menu of coffee and pastries.: GRAND OPENING The Huckleberry food truck, featuring a menu replete with seafood-forward po’ boys and wild-game meats and fish platters (and caviar fries), has its inauguration party this weekend at Circle Brewing’s north Austin headquarters – Sat., June 13, noon-10pm. Congrats to chef Davis Turner and crew!: FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT As seen on Instagram, Sam’s BBQ and Nixta Taqueria have joined meaty forces to offer a Nixta breakfast taco featuring smoked brisket, fried potatoes, duck-fat-refried beans, lacto-fermented hot sauce, Monterrey jack cheese, and a fried egg. We were already like “Take my money!” but now we’re grinning because proceeds from the sales of this beefy goodness go to Six Square and the Texas Civil Rights Project. Sidenote: Sam’s, the oldest restaurant on East 12th, has been open since 1957(!): Old Thousand – you know them, even before we rhapsodized about their Chinese noms – they’ve been offering free meals to those in the service industry who need them. And, sure, eateries are slowly, tentatively reopening; but food-service workers and a whole bunch of everybody else continue to struggle. So Old Thousand says: “In the wake of recent events, and in an effort to support our communities, we are extending our Family Meal program to the community at large. If you find yourself struggling andf just need a good meal, contact us at brendan@oldthousandatx.com to get put on the list to receive what we’re feeding our own family for the day. Meals can be picked up between 3-4pm on the scheduled day.”: The Peached Tortilla is donating $2 to the United Negro College Fund, for every milkshake sold of their Shakes, Burgers & Bubbles series. Like, for just a day? No – for the next three months. “Why UNCF?” says the Tortilla? “Because we believe that education is one of the great equalizers and can only help to further hasten change. We stand in solidarity with the black community.”: Ramen Tatsu-ya’s fundraiser last Saturday generated a total of $38,320 in sales – which will now be split evenly into donations to ACLU and the NAACP. “We know these are emotional and uncertain times and the fight does not stop here,” goes their Instagram announcement, “however, we thank you for making this happen.”: The bready badasses at Li'l Nonna’s outpost of vegan pizza power on East St. Elmo keep doing these Crust Punx ATX gigs, wherein they conjure up a plethora of savory pies and slices and donating the money earned to the 400+1 bail fund. Suggestion: Follow them on Facebook or Instagram or wherever for news of when the next gig’s coming – or just because you 1) like eating 2) really good vegan pizza.: H-E-B, the beloved grocery chain that needs no introduction in these pages, isn’t looking at all these (and other) valiant efforts of support and then cocking its corporate head, rolling up its sleeves, and saying, “Hold my beer.” That would merely be the meme version of this item. Which is powerfully embodied by this message from H-E-B’s president Craig Boyan:“We must all take a stand against what happened to George Floyd – and the tragic deaths of so many other black lives throughout our history. Together we stand with the black community and communities of color in the fight against racism, intolerance, discrimination, and hate. We know words are not enough. Real change is rooted in action. In this light, we are creating a $1 million fund to help address racial inequities and injustice in our communities. H-E-B was founded on the unwavering belief that each and every person counts. Treating all people with dignity and respect is at the core of what unites us as a company, a state, and a nation. Now, more than ever, is a time for unity and to show each other compassion, understanding, and kindness as we work to make this a better world for everyone. Together, we have the power to create real change.”: Note: That fellow Boyan’s the president of a Texas grocery chain. Be great if he could switch places with what’s currently stinking up the White House, hey? (But then, of course, H-E-B would go bankrupt faster’n grass through a Santa Gertrudis. *sigh*)
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    Arts & Culture

    Gay Chorus Deep South (2019)

    Rodrigues’ award-winning doc chronicles the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus’ 2017 Lavender Pen tour through the Deep South. Film will be available June 15-16 and there is a director Q&A on June 16 at 7pm, but you must RSVP on Eventbrite by Friday, June 12, at noon: dacgaychorusscreening.eventbrite.com.
    Registration: Through June 12; screening & Q&A: Tue., June 16, 5-7pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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    Events

    Get Involved With Six Square

    Six Square's mission is to preserve and celebrate the cultural legacy of the African American community that once thrived in Central East Austin through cultural arts, education, economic development, and historic preservation. Get involved by donating, volunteering, and subscribing to their newsletter. Their virtual Juneteenth event is right around the corner: Fri., June 19, 6pm.
    June 8-19  
    Online
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    Visual Arts

    grayDUCK Gallery: Point of Origin

    That's right! So make an appointment to check out this inventive array of creative work. (Note: Only five people allowed per appointment; no hugging, kissing, high-fiving, or even fist-bumping the gallerist.) But, look: Sarah Sudhoff's "Point of Origin" takes cues from the connections between sound and human emotion, here realized with suspended sculptures, sound installation, and debossed wall works that draw upon the artist's personal observations, cartography, and the mechanics of helicopters – especially those copters involved in the nearly 300 flights completed in just one month for Houston's Memorial Hermann Health System.
    Through July 12. Thu.-Sat., noon-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm
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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
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Heritage Grant Applications for Historic Preservation

    The city's Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Heritage Grant Program, which aims to honor and preserve Austin as a place of personal heritage to promote tourism through the preservation of historic buildings, sites or (contributing) districts.
    Through July 10  
    Online
  • Community

    Kids

    High 5 Kids Club

    Kids bowl free all summer long with High 5 Kids' Club. Register online for your summer pass.
    Through Aug. 29  
    High 5: 2700 W Anderson; 1502 RR 620 S., Lakeway
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    Visual Arts

    HRC: Henry David Thoreau

    You know who, way back in the day, had the whole self-isolation thing down pretty damn well? "The author of Walden and Civil Disobedience" is the answer. Of course, Thoreau was only in "semi-seclusion" out there in the north country woods; but what he had to say – what he wrote, in many instances – is a valuable resource for people in these socially distanced times. Here, take yourself a virtual stroll through Thoreau's manuscripts (and letters and more) as beautifully archived in UT's own Harry Ransom Center.
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    Kids

    Latinitas Future Chica Conference Registration Open

    Registration is now open for this conference designed for girls age 9-18 who want to explore 21st century technologies and their own innovative ideas. They'll learn through hands-on demos and activities and engage with local professionals to inspire career exploration across technology, creative, design, and business industries. Register now, as spots are limited and filling up fast!
    July 18, 10am-3pm; register ASAP. $15.  
    Online
  • Community

    Events

    Lend a Hand ATX

    Lend a Hand ATX, created by Austin Tech Alliance, is a platform to help skilled tech volunteers and those in need make critical community connections during the COVID-19 crisis. Create an account, make an offer or request, and find a match!
    April 24-Dec. 15  
    Online
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    Kids

    Lights, Camera, Safety PSA Contest

    City of Austin's Safe Routes to School program invites seventh and eighth grade students to create their very own public service announcement (a short educational video) showing how to walk, bike, and roll to school safely. The winning filmmakers get Alamo Drafthouse gift cards, and their video will be shown in middle schools across Austin. Get all the details and submit your entry online.
    Deadline: Aug. 3  
    Online
  • Community

    Sports

    Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run: Virtual Edition

    It's the final week to run in this virtual 5K. Sponsored by Maudie’s Tex-Mex to benefit the Trail Foundation, it's gone virtual: run now, party later. Register online and submit your best 5K time by July 4. Participants receive a run T-shirt and admission to one big party in October featuring Maudie’s snacks and a margarita.
    June 4-July 4, 8pm. $50.  
    Citywide
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Modern Rocks Gallery Online

    What, you don't feel like looking at exclusive, worldclass, public and candid shots of international rockstars and music legends of times past and (almost) present? Alrighty, then. But you're totally missing out.
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  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Paramount Theatre at Home

    This series offers a selection of films curated by Paramount expert programmer Stephen Jannise as well as meal pairings so you can enjoy dinner and a movie. They've taken the guesswork out of movie night and arranged discounts with participating restaurants. Get all the details online.
    Ongoing  
    Online via www.austintheatre.org
  • Community

    Kids

    PEAS Adventure Labs

    PEAS brings nature-based learning to your home with Adventure Labs, featuring indoor and outdoor activities, crafts, and mindfulness activities. Register for one or multiple weeks.
    June 9-11, 16-18, and 23-25. $40.  
    Online
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Play at Home: Let's Talk Horror, Genres Genres Genres

    Dig deep into horror genres with filmmaker Joey Prather, and with your registration you'll get a handy horror resource guide created by Prather and the Austin School of Film.
    Mon., June 15, 4pm. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
  • Community

    Civic Events

    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
  • Food

    Food Events

    Red Beans and Ricely Yours, Austin

    This community initiative, headed by Chris Cubas and Maris Clegg, is dedicated to providing free meals (of red beans and rice, andouille sausage, cornbread, fruit, dessert, and a drink) to Austinites in need. "On Tuesdays, we will provide a link to sign up for a free home-made meal delivered to you with safety in mind," goes their announcement on Facebook. "There is no judgment and the form is anonymous. If you have been affected by the impact of Covid-19 or are having a hard time, we would like to make a small portion of your day a little bit better." Or, if you'd like to donate your time in driving, baking treats, or providing cases of non-alcoholic beverages, please reach out to redbeansaustin@gmail.com.
  • Community

    Sports

    Rock the Beat 2020

    Since Mended Little Hearts' annual fundraising walk is unable to proceed at the Austin Zoo, it's now a virtual walk. Register yourself and/or a team and set up a fundraising page, then get moving on your own terms and raise awareness of the issue. Funds raised will be used for support services for families dealing with congenital heart defects.
    April 25-June 15. $10 per person; heart warriors are free.  
    Citywide
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Shape Austin's Future: Redistrict ATX

    City Council district boundaries are redrawn every 10 years, and now is your opportunity to get involved by applying for the Applicant Review Panel or the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Get all the details at RedistrictATX.org.
    June 1-Sept. 30  
    Online
  • Community

    Events

    SKM Art Advising Online Fundraiser

    Benefit Austin Creative Alliance’s Artists Emergency Fund, SKM Art Advising has mounted an online show of work by local artists. Pick up something to beautify your home while contributing to ACA's Artists Emergency Relief Fund, which is offering grants to artists who lost income due to the coronavirus.
    May 7 until sold out  
    Online
  • Music

    Stephen Carolan

    Mondays, 5pm  
  • 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
  • Arts

    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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    Out of Town

    Texas Butterfly Festival

    Pre-registration is underway for the country’s premier butterfly festival to be held Oct. 31-Nov.3 in the Rio Grande Valley. The refundable deposit is the first step for organizers to gauge interest in the re-imagined festival due to the pandemic.
    Through June 30. $25 deposit.  
    Mission
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    The Contemporary from Home

    The Contemporary Austin's superlative museum galleries and sculpture park can be visited digitally through art and nature snapshots, tours, and quiet moments of reflection. Experience past performances and new happenings at the museum, discover artist talks and lectures, and stream films and playlists for these all-too-interesting times – in the comfort of your own home.
  • Community

    Events

    The Escape Game Remote Adventures

    Play the Escape Game’s newest game, "Ruins: Forbidden Treasure," from anywhere in the world using Zoom. Control an avatar wearing a live feed camera, search 360° images of the room, and use items in your online dashboard to progress through the game. An expert game guide will be there to help along the way, just like the typical escape room. Assemble a team of friends, family, or co-workers, and see if you can escape within an hour!
    May 5-Dec. 20. $25/person.  
    Online
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Goonies (1985)

    Mon., June 15, 8:50pm  

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