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    Comedy

    ColdTowne TV: Victrola

    ColdTowne's sketch comedy podcast goes online with guests from, well, it could really be from anywhere, right? Because internets? You wanna see these bright local zanies working the virtual thing for all it's worth, citizen, you'll catch every episode.
    Mondays, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Bao'd Up: The Chickens of July

    This local chain of succulent Chinese goodness has extended July 6th's National Fried Chicken Day celebration through the entire month. Yes, succulent: "We marinate each chicken thigh for four hours using a secret family recipe handed down over several generations," says Ting Li, the eatery's executive chef. "I can't tell you everything that's in it, but some of the key ingredients are Szechuan chili, Chinese cinnamon, star anise, and clove." So you can get that, plus two pan-seared buns, a side of Szechuan fries with spicy mayo, and a side of fresh coleslaw for just under ten bucks, at all four Bao'd Up locations, until August comes busting in.
    Through July 31
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Collection Rert: Birdwatching

    This funky home-based gallery is having a show that's all about birds. They've invited more than a dozen artists to submit work in various mediums and now present all of the different avian creations. But – how to do this safely, right now? And how to make it work as an integral part of an exhibition about birds? If you thought the solution would be other than clever and effective, then you don't know Amanda Jones and Chad Hopper. Listen: "There will be select pieces arranged inside the gallery, which will be viewed from outside at two different windows. Each window will have a pair of sanitized binoculars for you to watch the birds. Other pieces will be displayed outside (in our front courtyard) and spaced out in safe distances." This show definitely belongs on your life list, birdlover, so contact the gallery for a reservation soon!
    Sat., Aug. 8, 2-5pm
    2608 Rogers
  • Food

    Food Events

    Delysia Chocolatier: Virtual Chocolate Tastings

    You know Zoom always works better when it's covered in chocolate, right? So we're telling you about Delysia's August series of tastings – an array of deliciously fun, interactive, and educational events hosted by the acclaimed Austin choco-mongers – and we're telling you early, because these things (each accompanied by four unique chocolate truffles) tend to sell out lickety-split. Check the website for details and to schedule your spot for Havana Nights (Aug. 2), Japanese Rising Sun (Aug. 9), Moroccan Medley (Aug. 16), Sweet as a Peach (Aug. 23), and Wine-a-Little (Aug. 29).
  • Food

    Food Events

    Lenoir x William Chris Wine Dinner

    This live culinary journey (Zoomed in-home) features Lenoir's Chef Todd Duplechan talking about each of the courses and why he chose them – while you eat the delicious meal of Almaco Jack crudo, cold summer cannelloni, a smoked pork chop, and a fresh loquat pound cake for dessert. The bounty of noms is paired with three bottles by local winery William Chris Vineyards, and the winemakers will discuss the pairings and flavor profiles, and they'll be looking forward to your feedback throughout this extraordinary feast. Reserve now, and you can pick up your order at Lenoir between 3-6pm this Friday.
    Fri., July 31, 6:30-10pm. $195 for two.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Suerte Taqueria: ¡Puro Pinche Pollo!

    Suerte Taqueria continues the monthlong celebration of that tastiest of yardbirds, the pollo. (Note for the monoglots: That's a chicken, mmmkay?) Each meal features a different half-a-chicken each week and comes with two seasonal sides, and it's enough for two people, and is available for dine-in or carry-out alongside Suerte’s regular menu. Up next, it's Mr. James Chicken Adobo en Stylo Filipino (Aug. 3-9), and, finally, People's Choice (Aug. 10-15) among the diverse styles they've been offering. Hey, you're a people – treat yourself and help them choose!
    Through Aug. 9
  • Community

    Events

    Teach On! Virtual Fair

    Austin Community College presents this virtual fair about teaching and learning online. If you're a parent trying to support an online learner, or you’re looking to connect with experienced online teachers and up your online game, Teach On! is here to help. And if you have online teaching tips or tricks to share, this is a great way to help your colleagues and the community. Head to the event page to complete a survey to share your needs, and if you have something to offer, sign up for a booth or submit instructional material.
    Sun., Aug. 9, 1-5pm  
    Online
  • Community

    Events

    Volunteer With Refugee Services of Texas

    RSTX is seeking mentors for their Youth Mentoring Program, which is focused on meeting the unique needs of youth ages 15-24 as they adapt to life in a new country. Mentors are paired with a mentee for six months and meet for a minimum of eight hours per month to work on goals together. Mentors must be at least 18 years old, residing in or near Austin, and able to meet the time commitment. All applicants welcome, regardless of language or profession, but there is currently a specific need for male mentors that speak Pashto, Dari, or Kinyarwanda.
    Ongoing  
    Online
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Wally Workman Gallery: America Martin

    The popular artist's distinctive style, inspired by Mid-Century Modernist masters, is underscored by the use of boldly brushed lines and punctuated bursts of color to imply tone and mood. And we, somewhat toned and moody ourselves, are very glad to infer. Call for appointment!
    Through Aug. 9
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  • Qmmunity

    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
  • Community

    Out of Town

    60th Anniversary Summer Celebration

    All summer long, Natural Bridge Caverns is celebrating six decades of discovery. There are several tours and attractions, including the new Twisted Trails adventure course and a chance to pan for treasures just like gold miners.
    Through Aug. 23. $10-30.  
  • Community

    Out of Town

    A New History of Old Texas

    Brandon Steele begins his third season of the popular history podcast with the story of Cabeza de Vaca’s journey in the wilderness of Texas.
    New episodes air Mondays and Thursdays  
    Online
  • Community

    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
  • 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 via www.austinfilm.org
  • Arts

    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.
  • Community

    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.
     
    At home
  • Film

    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 ondemand.drafthouse.com
  • Community

    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
  • Community

    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.
     
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Artus Co: Amigos

    Artus Co is "a community of artists and makers at the Arboretum," and they've got a new display of that Matthew Rodriguez's work (you know: from Cheer Up Charlies, and random happy-faced trees, and those kerchief-masked black cats all over town?) and you're invited to stop by and see it inside the current pop-up shop of local creative goodness.
    Through Aug. 15. Daily, noon-6pm  
    1000 Research
  • Community

    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
  • Community

    Kids

    ATX Kids Club Online

    ATX Kids Club is offering daily Zoom calls for kids to meet and discuss movies, pets, family, and more, and participate in activities like origami or charades. Email info@atxkidsclub.org to join, and follow their Facebook page for more details.
    Mon.-Fri., 2pm  
    Online via Zoom
  • Community

    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.
  • Community

    Events

    Austin Pets Alive! Virtual Events

    Austin Pets Alive! encourages you to #SavePetsInSweats with fun online activities you can enjoy from home. Learn to make dog treats and embroider, and even schedule an e-reading with a psychic groomer to get inside your pet's mind and find out if they really want you to keep working from home. And donations are always welcome!
    Online
  • Community

    Events

    Austin Public Library Virtual Summer Reading Program

    Download an age-appropriate "Quest Log" (children, youth, teen, or adult), then submit a form whenever a challenge is completed and earn a digital badge. Use the Austin Public Library's curbside pickup or virtual catalog to check out materials to complete your quest.
    Through Aug. 31  
    Online
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Auto Tours and Hiking Trails Open

    The whooping cranes have left their winter home in Texas, but the wildlife refuge still has lots to see and a new elevated boardwalk to see it from. Entrance fees to all national wildlife refuges (there are 19 in Texas) have temporarily been suspended, but all visitor services are closed.
    Wed.-Sun., 9am-4pm. Free.  
    Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Austwell
  • Community

    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.  
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Beach Access Closed

    Corpus Christi-area beaches, including Port Aransas, are closed to vehicular traffic, but pedestrians are still allowed with a curfew from 8:30pm to 6am. Aransas County, which includes Rockport, and Kleberg County have similar rules.
    Through Sat., Aug. 1  
    Nueces County
  • Community

    Kids

    Bead It Kits

    Bead It has been providing Austinites with classes, jewelry supplies, and more since 2002. Now they're offering jewelry-making and meditation & crystal kits available to purchase online and work on at home. There's a beginner's box designed for ages 5 and up and several more options, and owner Ashley Schor is also available to create special orders based on your needs, because everyone can benefit from some meditation and a creative outlet right now. See the contact info on the website if one of the kits doesn't suit you.
    Online

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