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for Fri., June 26
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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
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    Out of Town

    Texas History at Home

    All state historic sites and their grounds have closed to the public, but you can explore the historic site atlas, watch videos, dive into historic stories and maps, and more from the comfort of your home.
     
    Online from Texas Historical Commission
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    Events

    Texas Story Project

    Every Texan has a story, and you can share yours with the Bullock Museum's Texas Story Project. For inspiration, visit the interactive Texas map, then add your own story using their prompts, such as "How has your Texas community changed since you moved there?" or "What object, heirloom, or work of art reminds you most of Texas?" You can even add photos, videos, or audio files to your story.
     
    Online via Bullock Museum
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Best Man (1999)

    Thu.-Sun., June 25-28  
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    Special Screenings

    The Blues Brothers (1980)

    The Texas Bluesmobile will be in attendance for photo ops.
    Fri., June 26, 8:50pm, 11:20pm  
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    Special Screenings

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    Kids

    The Contemporary From Home

    The Contemporary Austin museum can now be enjoyed from home, with online activities for kids and art classes for all ages. Check in each week for a supply list and then work on projects like bug hotels, recycled robots, and tape art along with an instructional video. See the website for more offerings for the whole family.
     
    Online
  • 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.
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    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!
    $25/person.  
    Online
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Goonies (1985)

    Fri., June 26, 8:50pm  
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    Special Screenings

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    June 25-28, Thu., July 2, 12, 2:15 & 6pm, Fri., July 3, 12, 2:15 & 6pm, Sat., July 4, 12, 2:15 & 6pm, Sun., July 5, 12, 2:15 & 6pm and Tue., July 7, 12, 12:15, 4:30 & 6pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Sandlot (1993)

    Fri., June 26, 8:35pm, 8:50pm  
  • 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.
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    Community

    Thee Gay Agenda Presents: Thee Learning Factory

    Round two of TGA's online workshop series offers a lineup of queer creatives teaching you myriad skills, from tarot reading to weaving chainmail.
    Through June 30. Various prices.  
    Online
  • Community

    Kids

    Thinkery at Home

    Kids' museum Thinkery has put together a collection of STEAM activity videos and guides to projects like making your own applesauce and growing sprouts, all available online. Plus, storytimes in English and español are on Facebook Live throughout the week, and kids can take part in design challenges like designing a board game or creating things that fly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There's so much to do! Check out their website and FB page for all the details, and become a Thinkery member to get early access to new activities.
     
    Online
  • Music

    Tiny Fort Concert w/ Chad Nichols

    Venmo: @Chad-Nichols-8
    Fri., June 26, 8pm  
  • 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

    Out of Town

    Tour the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s online exhibitions or take a virtual tour of Renzi, Bayou Bend, or the museum.
    Online
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    Out of Town

    Trappings of Texas Art and Gear Sale

    The annual sale of paintings, collectibles, and jewelry has gone online with artwork sold directly from the artists and new pieces added throughout the sale.
    Through Aug. 2  
    Online via Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine
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    Civic Events

    Travis County Still Seeking Poll Workers

    There's still time to apply to work the polls for the July 14 election. You must be a registered voter in order to qualify.
    June 22-29  
    Online
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Umlauf Sculpture Garden

    The Umlauf reopens its famed Garden to the general public. There won’t be any performances going on yet, as occasionally delighted crowds in the Before Times, but there will be all those expertly wrought sculptures, the bronze or stone cynosures from Charles Umlauf and others anchoring sight among the bright gardenscapes and tree-towered paths: Perfect for a strolling, fresh-air respite from yet another screenful of pixels in your all-too-familiar abode.: Note: The usual safety measures will be in effect: A limit of 30 visitors in the garden at a time; a one-way marked path to follow; masks and social distancing strongly encouraged; etc. (You know the routine: You’re an old hand at this pandemic shit by now, right?) Also, know that the Umlauf’s private-event rentals will resume with limited capacity set by local and state guidelines – and its summer camp program will proceed with those restrictions in mind, too.: See the museum’s website for details and to schedule an appointment.
    Tue.-Fri., 10am-4pm; Sat.-Sun., 11am-4pm
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    Visual Arts

    Vault Stone Shop: St. Elmo Window Show

    That South Congress stronghold of the stonecutters' art presents its third in a series of front-window exhibitions, a perfect visual treat for your plague-time strolling. Listen: "Vault Stone Shop asked Saul Jerome San Juan to make art in response to: the namesake of the road (St. Elmo) that meets Congress Avenue where the gallery's located. Inspired by the evolution of St. Elmo’s verbal and visual depiction, San Juan invited other artists to collaborate … on the generative power of making images about the understanding and translation of narrative information."Ah, and those other artists? Richard Ashby, Thomas Cook, Jeffery Primeaux, Erika Huddleston, Valerie Chaussonnet, and B. Shawn Cox.Verdict: This is a welcome opportunity to reward your eyes the next time you're exercising shank's mare south of the river. Recommended!
    Through June 27
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    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
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Violet Crown Virtual Cinema

    Violet Crown Cinema is saving a seat for you ... on the couch. They continue Magnolia Mondays as well as offering the arthouse cinema they're known for, all virtually, and ticket purchases benefit the theatre.
    Ongoing  
    Online via austin.violetcrown.com
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    Comedy

    Virtual Hideout: Improv Social Hour

    It's social – demented and virtual, but social. Join the Hideout crowd every weekday at 6pm for a Zoomed hour of improv games and antics where you'll learn a thing or two about comedy improvisation (their talented instructors will help you along) and your day will certainly be brightened. Yes, and maybe bring a friend with you? Cheers!
    Mon.-Fri., 6pm. $10.  
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Virtual Museum Tours

    Trying to avoid crowds? Visit 11 of Texas’ most interesting museums from the comfort of your home, including the Sixth Floor Museum, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and the National Cowgirl Museum.
    Free.  
    Online via Texas State Historical Association
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Virtual Tour of Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids

    Step inside the Gerald R. Ford Museum and take a virtual tour with museum curator Don Holloway. Walk through the Core Exhibits and learn about Gerald Ford’s childhood and early years in Grand Rapids.
     
    online
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Virtual Trip to Marble Falls

    Take a day trip without leaving the farm (or your living room) with new videos from Marble Falls. Take a 14-minute sunset ride on a paddleboard on Lake Marble Falls or admire the bluebonnets.
    Online
  • 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
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    Events

    Volunteer From Home for Ronald McDonald House

    The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas is to keep families with sick children together by providing lodging near hospitals, and they have needs that you can help meet from your own home. Donate online or choose from the helpful list of projects they've put together: Crafty volunteers can crochet beanies for NICU babies or create greeting cards, or you can put together activity packets or toiletry kits, order something from their Amazon wish list or have a meal delivered, and more. The full list is here.
     
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