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  • Emancipet Summer Photo Contest

    Emancipet is looking for dogs and cats with purrfect summer style to enter the Emancipet Summer Photo Contest for a chance to win awesome prizes!
    Enter your pet with a $10 donation to Emancipet and cast your votes online. All funds raised help Emancipet provide affordable, accessible veterinary care. There are three categories to enter: Dapper Dogs, Cool Cats, and Playful Pack! Prizes include amazing products from YETI, Healthy Pet, and Emancipet.
    July 20-Aug. 7  
    Emancipet
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Disco PRIDE Digital Drag Show

    Joterias ATX spotlights QPOC from all over this colorful planet of ours. Log on or just tune in to Twitch and watch the livestream. Maybe throw some donation dollars toward your favorite performers.
    Sat., June 20, 7pm. Free ($5 suggested donation).  
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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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      Black Voices: A Listening Party w/ conversations & performances from Magna Carda, Kalu James, Torre Blake, Blackillac, Zai Sadler, Christopher Michael, & more

      A benefit for the Austin Justice Coalition, this outdoor, limited-capacity performance will also be livestreamed by Werd Productions. More info available online.
      Sat., June 20, 8pm  
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      Visual Arts

      Camiba Art: Signs

      Currently open by reservation only, yes, but you should have no reservations about seeing this stunning exhibition by Dallas native Lee Albert Hill. You want an eyeful of big, bright abstractions via acrylics on canvas over board, handwrought yet almost machinelike in their meticulous design and execution? You probably do, especially in this case. Because it's like … um … like if someone hired Mike Hinge and Bill Sienkewicz to show how well tangrams could be used to illustrate subatomic events from CERN's bubble chamber – and then threw a fistful of chaos shards at the collaboration's results. The accompanying image here is one miniaturized example; imagine seeing a roomful of such intricacies at full size. Hell, imagine scheduling a private viewing of this show with gallerist Troy Campa: That's some solid pandemic diversion right there, tell you what. (And your man Brenner rhapsodizes a bit further about it in this review.)
      Through July 11  
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      Visual Arts

      Collection Rert: Super Stuff Saturday Surprise

      Spring into summer with a visit to the Science Bear Arcade, a large wooden box filled with original art/comics/music/toys and other fun junk – provided by donations from awesome people like yourself. It's a self-service buffet that will be refilled with goodies throughout the day, rain or shine. What's in the box? Come and find out!
      Sat., June 20, 9am-9pm. Donations accepted.
      2608 Rogers
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      Visual Arts

      ICOSA: Coping Mechanisms

      In advance of the upcoming Swec & Criscoe exhibition, ICOSA presents a series of front-window installations that are viewable 24 hours a day. "An imperfect show in imperfect times that recognizes our shortcomings and missteps, our pain, loneliness, and uncertainty, that aims to move forward carefully and intentionally. This work was made during the pandemic, but before the world exploded once again in response to the horrific murder of George Floyd, thrusting the world into a greater awareness of systemic racism and police brutality, and renewing energy and momentum in the fight for justice." Note: A portion of the proceeds from sales of the artworks will be donated to Six Square: Austin’s Black Cultural District.
      Through July 2
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      Events

      Online Classes With Esquina Tango

      Nonprofit Esquina Tango has taken their programming online via Zoom and Facebook Live. There's something going on every day, so check out the full list of donation-based classes and choose from conversational Spanish or Portuguese, salsa aerobics, and, of course, tango.
      Daily; times vary  
      Online
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Pandemic Pride

      Unbounded Agency, Thee Gay Agenda, and KD Kinetic join forces to explore the "rebellious roots of pride" all month long. That means puppet shows, sex ed, and more queer entertainment with a focus on intersectionality. Follow the action on Instagram at @pandemic.pride.
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      Visual Arts

      Stephen L. Clark Gallery: Black Tulips and Dead Flowers

      This new show by acclaimed photographer Kate Breakey is focused on specimens of the plant kingdom and reveals itself like a series of windows into arcane botanical memories.
      Through Sept. 12, by appointment only
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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.
      Wed., 8pm; Sat., 9:30pm. $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.
      Thu., 8pm; Sat., 7:30pm. $5.  
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      Theatre

      Virtual Vortex: Underground

      This is a broadcast of Lisa B. Thompson's highly acclaimed play about a pair of old college buddies (portrayed here by Marc Pouhé and Jeffery Da’Shade Johnson) who have gone from radicals in their youth to successful professionals approaching middle age. Reunited, the two "have a chance to catch up, reminisce, and, as the evening goes on, engage in a battle of intellects over the best road to Black liberation. As their argument becomes increasingly passionate and more personal, news reports reveal a police search for the leader of a black radical political movement." From flashbacks to their first meeting, to the final game of chess that could change their lives forever, each man poses the show's central question: How far would you go to protect your people?
      Sat., June 20, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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      Visual Arts

      Wally Workman Gallery: Reopened!

      Make an appointment, friend, and you can see these beauties in person. And if there's anything (aside from certain substances still criminalized by a failed system of law) that can elevate the senses and lighten the load, it's this bright collection of new works by Austin's Patrick Puckett. The artist's "large, bold canvases explore the human figure inspired by the artist’s life in the American South and often include symbolic references of both real and imagined nostalgia." And, we add, the downright Fauvist, polychrome exuberance of these paintings will likewise inspire your art-hungry eyes.
      Through July 3
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      [CANCELED] Juneteenth Celebration & Social Justice "Pull Up" Rally

      Join Austin Area Urban League for this celebration of unity and fundraiser for their advocacy initiatives and COVID-19 response efforts in disenfranchised communities.
      Sat., June 20, 1-4pm. Free, but 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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      Kids

      A Spacious Place

      A variety of programming including Young Artists and Young Writers clubs, activity pack delivery, and accessible art activities for seniors is all available online.
      Ongoing  
      Online
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    • Film

      Special Screenings

      AFS Cinema Virtual Screenings

      The quality programming you've come to expect from AFS Cinema is available virtually, and online ticket purchases will help ensure it can reopen so you can visit again in person.
      Ongoing  
      Online
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      Kids

      AISD Encourages Families to Apply for P-EBT

      The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program could provide Austin ISD families a one-time benefit for eligible families to buy food. Families could receive up to $285 per child, which can be used in the same way as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits to pay for groceries. If you think you might be eligible, get more info at hhs.texas.gov.
      Apply by June 30  
      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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      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

      Alamo on Demand

      Make any Tuesday terror-iffic, any Wednesday weird, and the rest of the week fantastic with Alamo Drafthouse curated picks via Alamo on Demand. If a film is there, it's because an Alamo programmer loves it. It's kinda like going to your favorite video store when you could do that, mixed with going to your favorite theatre, when you could do that too. Staff picks, cult classics, Found Footage Fest and Master Pancake, Weird Wednesday and Terror Tuesday, Fantastic Fest faves, they're all there for rental or purchase.
      Ongoing  
      Online via Alamo Drafthouse
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      All Together ATX Critical Needs Grants: Round Two

      The application period for the second round of funding for qualified organizations is now open. Get all the details and a link to an informational webinar on the website.
      Applications due June 26  
      Apply 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

      Art Garage Pottery and More To-Go

      Cure cabin fever with pottery and craft kits from Art Garage, offering delivery and pickup. They've got tons of crafting options to keep the whole family entertained, including mosaics, tie-dye kits, pottery, and tons more.
       
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      Events

      Artisan Mercado

      The Artisan Mercado has reopened at La Peña Gallery with social distancing and safety measures in place. The market features Latino products from different regions of Mexico, Honduras, Colombia, and the Southwest, including handcrafted jewelry and ceramics, ethnic clothing and handbags, as well as paintings and drawings. Parking is available at the Austin Convention Center.
      First and third Saturdays, 10am-4pm. Free.  
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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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      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

      Austin Animal Center Now Open by Appointment

      AAC opened June 1 for pet adoptions and lost pet intake by appointment only. Drop-ins will only be accepted for sick or injured pets. Check out pet bios online and schedule an adoption appointment via email at ASOanimaladoption@austintexas.gov, and schedule intake appointments here.
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      Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund Application Deadline Extended

      Local musicians whose incomes were affected by the pandemic have a bit more time to apply for a $1,000 grant from the city: The June 12 deadline has been bumped back to June 26.
      Applications due June 26, 5pm  
      Online

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