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for Fri., July 31
  • 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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    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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    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
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    Classical Music

    Austin Opera: Live From Indy Terrace

    This weekly series features livestreamed performances from local stars of the vocal stage – they've already showcased Elena Villalon, Mela Sarajane Dailey, Claudia Chapa, Will Liverman, Kyle Albertson, and more.
    Fridays, 3pm. Free.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Banger's 8th Anniversary Celebration

    Though it's not the epic sausage and beer festival of anniversary parties past – gee, thanks, 'ronasBanger's is celebrating their eighth birthday with an opportunity to make your house a sausage house and your backyard a beer garden. And, listen: They ain't kidding around. Their DIY Anniversary Box includes eight sausages for you to cook at home (choose among five varieties), a good pile of sauerkraut, grain mustard, and a mess o' pickles – and all of that is exclusively Banger's-made in-house. And they're including buns for those dogs. And it comes with a commemorative, pandemic-inspired, eight-year bandanna. Bonus: You can aid and abet your sausage-grilling, outside-partying joy with various specialty beer packs, and you know Banger's has some rare goodness in stock for this deal. Note: Order now, pick up July 31-Aug. 2.
  • Community

    Events

    Black Is King

    A watch party and discussion with Austin Justice Coalition on the visual album from Beyoncé that reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns.
    Fri., July 31, 6pm  
    Online via www.austinjustice.org
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Cap City Comedy Club: Adam Ray

    You know this guy from the newly rebooted MADtv, right? And from when he co-hosted TBS's comedy game show Separation Anxiety? Now come on out and catch him onstage at Cap City in the midst of the Great Pandemic of 2020! Note: Reserved tables of 2-4 only.
    July 30-Aug. 1. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $30 and up.  
  • 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
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    Visual Arts

    Flatbed Press: La Romita Revisited

    This is a group exhibition by the participants of the 2019 Italian Il Sole Residency at La Romita, Umbria, featuring work by Jo Harvey Allen, Katherine Brimberry, Belinda Casey, Monica Cimino, Suzi Davidoff, Orna Feinstein, Mary Fischer, Elaine Johnson, Charmaine Locke, Erica Stephenson, Sam Schwartz, and Susan Schwartz. A glass of prosecco, we reckon, will be the perfect liquid accompaniment to Friday's Zoomed reception.
    Through Aug. 18. Free.  
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    Classical Music

    Invoke in Pieces

    The mighty men of this eclectic quartet may be sheltering in place, but that's not keeping them from making music together on the interwebs. Listen to each member of Invoke play solo sets for each other, livestreamed on Twitch and YouTube.
    Fridays, 7pm. Donations accepted.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    John Mulvany: The Pattern Days

    It's only because we've been a bit unnerved by this pandemic, probably: That's why the access point here makes us giggle. But damned if one of the best artists in this city, the man whose bright images of urban and forested realisms are forever haunted by ghosts of one kind or another – damned if that John Mulvany hasn't gone and mounted a public show via Google Docs. Once you get over the WHUT factor of that and have clicked to see what's up, you'll be pleasantly surprised: It's not quite as good as being there in the flesh – is anything, ever? – but this solution, room by room and painting by painting, elegantly showcases the artist's new mid-lockdown series of works depicting the deep, spirit-riddled natural world.
    Through Aug. 16. Free.  
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    Visual Arts

    Northern-Southern: Fuzzy Forces

    That meticulous creator Laura Lit is working now, producing fast and focused bursts of drawing with colored pencils, pieces that are reminiscent of her paintings for the "After Images" show at this excellent gallery. The new compositions "seem sentient, astral manifestations of spirit visitors," we're told. But we're too earthbound to cotton to such descriptors and are instead merely like, "Daaaaamn, these drawings are gorgeous!" Which is why this news is exciting: The Northern-Southern website and Instagram will feature one new drawing every Friday until Lit completes the series.
  • Community

    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
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Recspec Gallery: Talismans

    This virtual exhibition of work by Gigi Grinstad – whose beautiful oil and encaustic creations, you'll recall, brightened several Recspec shows in the Before Times – has a Patreon preview on Fri., July 31, is more widely revealed on Instagram at noon on Sat., Aug, 1, and then will be available throughout August on the Recspec website. Grinstad's approach to talismans as art "conjures spells for a particular time or place, allowing the viewer to bring these symbols of strength into their own life via intuition and magnetism. These talismans are impermanent, shifting, and they grow and fade like the changing seasons." Note: They'll also lodge quite firmly in your memory, offering Grinstad-wrought anchors of beauty in these uncertain times.
    July 31-Aug. 31. Free.  
  • Community

    Sports

    Round Rock Hairy Men

    The Round Rock Express was granted a temporary expansion team in the Texas Collegiate League, the state’s first major collegiate summer wood bat league. The team is dubbed the Round Rock Hairy Men in a nod to the area’s local urban legend. The Hairy Men compete locally against the Brazos Valley Bombers July 28-30 and the San Antonio Flying Chanclas July 31 and Aug. 2. Games begin at 7:05pm all days except Sun., Aug. 2, which starts at 6:05pm.
    Through Sun., Aug. 2  
  • 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
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    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
  • Food

    Food Events

    Texas Monthly's Happy Hour Series

    This seven-week series from one of the country's favorite magazines features summer cocktail creations from an array of Texas’ finest bartenders (in Austin, DFW, Houston, and San Antonio). But this isn’t just any drinking series, it’s also an opportunity for these mixologists to shed light on the causes that matter most to them. (Most recently: Austin’s Robert Bjorn Taylor, an African-American bartender at ARRIVE Hotels & Restaurants, kicked off the series with a scotch-based drink – the Robert Royale – and encouraged donations to Black Lives Matter.) You want a virtual date with the best and brightest and most whistle-wetting the Lone Star State has to offer? Each Friday debuts a new video and recipe for you to imbibe along at home with – and we heartily recommend it.
    Fridays, through Aug. 14. Free.  
    www.texasmonthly.com
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Texas Music Revolution

    The two-day drive-in music festival will have designated parking pods to social distance while enjoying Walt Wilkins, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Squeezebox Bandits, and other Texas favorites.
    Fri.-Sat., July 31-Aug. 1. $20-150.  
    Southfork Ranch, Dallas
  • Arts

    Comedy

    The Road: An Altercation Comedy Show

    The irrepressible JT Habersaat hosts this new online series, starting out as a benefit for Kick Butt Coffee, and continuing on until there's no pandemic left or JT decides, fuck it, I've done enough! "It's a live, one-time-only-each-episode thing," the road warrior tells us, "and it'll have a round-table conversation format, with a new slate of amazing comedians and musicians every episode." First up: Brian Posehn, Kyle Shutt, and Shawna Potter.
    Fri., July 31, 9pm. $12.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    The Thinkery: Food for Thought

    Here's an online event that celebrates our local food and beverage culture while also raising money to support the Thinkery's kid-friendly, generally fascinating, science-related program activities. It's an "engaging and informative" 60-minute program featuring local culinary celebrities, with Aaron Franklin talking barbecue, the folks of Still Austin Whiskey Co. giving a tour of their distillery, superstar baker Abby Love revealing the secrets of great sourdough, Tavel Bristol-Joseph exploring the sugary chemistry of making your own honeycomb, and, oh, Kevin Fink and Sheena Moore and Daniela Martinez. Whoa, right? And the whole thing's hosted by John & Kendall Antonelli of that local cheese shop you may have heard about. Bonus: There's a "raise-the-paddle" auction, a silent auction, and a raffle drawing, all with incredible prizes. (Like, you ever dream of having Uchi's Tyson Cole come over to your house and serve you and your guests the best sushi? This dream could come true.)
    Sat., Aug. 8, 7pm. $200.  
  • 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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    Visual Arts

    Wonderspaces

    Wonderspaces is "a new art show designed for a broad audience," featuring 12 installations from artists from around the world, now glorifying one 28,000-square-foot venue. And new artwork will rotate in starting this fall, is the deal – thus turning the space into "an ever-changing stream of extraordinary art." Of course, the most important question here is, "Is it Insta-worthy? Oh God, my dear lord, please, please let it be Insta-worthy!" Yes, yes, darlings: It's Insta-worthy AF. Mmmmkay? Now don't forget to mask up, slather some sanitizer, and be safe.
    Wed.-Thu., 5-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 4-10pm; Sun., 3-8pm. $15-24.  
    1205 Sheldon Cove #2-A
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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
  • 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.  
  • Music

    A Gathering w/ Adrian Conner

    Venmo: @AdrianConnerSpazKitty; PayPal.me/AdrianConnerCreation
    Fri., July 31, 7pm  
  • 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
  • Music

    AJ Vallejo

    Fridays, 8pm  

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