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    Selena Tribute Party (1997)

    Celebrate what would've been iconic singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez's 50th birthday with a screening of the 1997 biopic, plus a special Extragrams drag performance, Selena trivia, a costume contest, and silent disco. Conan's Pizza will be on hand slingin' pies, and Margie'z Place will offer crispy tacos, menudo, and more. And of course, Independence will be pouring tasty brews. BYO chair and mask!
    Fri., April 23, 7pm  
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      Theatre

      The Office! A Murder Mystery Parody

      Wait, live theatre? And it's outside? And it's a murder mystery? And it's based in the, uh, let's call it the Dunder-Mifflinverse? Yes! The Paramount presents Bob and Tobly McSmith's immersive theatrical diversion in which characters from "The Office" will journey with you along five walkable locations Downtown as they "use their keen detective skills to find clues, catch red herrings, plant evidence, and lock up the Scranton Strangler."
      Through April 25. Wed.-Sun., multiple times daily. $39.50.  
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      2021 Bowl for Kids

      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is bringing glitz and glamour to their annual fundraiser. The goal is to raise funds to put 80 kids into a caring match with an adult mentor, and you can participate from home by donating, forming or joining a fundraising team, and via online activities including a "Golden Age of Hollywood" costume contest.
      Through April 23  
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      Dance

      Ballet Austin: Preludes/Beginnings

      Filmed at the historic Scottish Rite Theater and set to Frédéric Chopin’s 24 Preludes for solo piano, Stephen Mills' fantastic new dancework centers around the tradition of a "ghost light" left on stage at night to keep the ghosts from haunting, the filmed performance imagining ghosts coming out to dance through the night, returning to the rafters before dawn.
      Available for viewing through April 25. Free.  
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      Arts & Culture

      Cured (2020)

      Queer Spectrum Series: The doc takes viewers inside the campaign that ultimately led the American Psychiatric Association to remove “homosexuality” from its list of mental illnesses in 1973. Don't miss the post-screening Q&A on Thu., April 22, between the filmmakers, Transgender Education Network of Texas Executive Director Emmett Schelling, aGLIFF Artistic Director Bears Rebecca Fonté, and others.
      Screening & live Q&A: Thu., April 22, 7pm; screening period: Thu.-Wed., April 22-28. Members, free; nonmembers, $12.  
      Online: www.agliff.org
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      Freebird's National Picnic Day

      How do you start the weekend off right, hungry citizen? Freebirds’ customizable meal kits may be exactly what you're looking for this National Picnic Day, each one feeding 4-5 people and containing a variety of proteins and sides to satisfy a whole range of cravings. The Taco Meal Kit features two proteins of choice, two freebie toppings, flour taco tortillas, rice, beans, and cheese paired with chips and salsa – and your choice of guacamole or queso. The Nacho Meal Kit includes two proteins of choice, two freebie toppings, beans, queso, sour cream, chips and salsa – and a cookie and brownie. Sure, our mouths are watering already, but what are these "proteins" they speak of? Listen: Protein choices include Beyond Meat, Carnitas, Grilled Chicken, Seasoned Chicken, Grilled Steak, or Sauteed Fajita Veggies.
      Fri., April 23. $40 per meal kit.  
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      Theatre

      Hold Me Well

      Shrewd Productions presents this virtual world premiere of Eva Suter’s sci-fi re-envisioning of Shakespeare's Othello, depicting "a desolate, Central Texas inhabited solely by women after a catastrophic war has eradicated the male population. With the threat of another war and a new romance quickly unfolding before them, five women bound by the tragedy must entrust their lives to one another in order to save themselves and humanity." (Well, damn – count us in on that action, tyvm.) Directed by Rudy Ramirez, starring Ellie McBride, Hayley Armstrong, Elizabeth Mason, Emily Rankin, and Taylor Flanagan. Note: Click here to view the original trailer for the show.
      Through April 30. $8.  
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      Civic Events

      Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission Meeting

      The ICRC discusses the selection of the remaining commissioner. The 14-member commission will redraw Austin's 10 City Council district boundaries for the first time since voters adopted the 10-1 system of single-member Council districts in 2012. Revisit our News feature, "So You Want to Redistrict Austin?" (Sept. 18, 2020) to read more about the process – and what's at stake – with redrawing our City Council districts.
      Fri., April 23, 2:30pm  
      Videoconference
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      Out of Town

      Lights Out for Wildlife

      Several major migratory flyways pass through Texas. Every spring and fall, millions of birds pass through the state. Many birds fly at night, but can become disoriented by bright lights. Texans can help solve this problem by turning off non-essential lights late at night during the peak of migratory season.
      Through May 7, 11pm-6am  
      Statewide
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      Civic Events

      May 1 Special Election Early Voting

      Cast your ballot anywhere you see a "Vote Here/Vote Aquí" sign. Read the latest on local races on our Elections Page; need help making up your mind? Check out our endorsements and get to the polls!
      Citywide
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      Visual Arts

      Northern-Southern: Baton

      This is a group show by relay, begun in July of 2020 as a method of socially distancing a community in the height of the pandemic: Artists took turns alone in the space, each adding to the exhibition. Now, as it nears its close, the exhibition resembles a community in which work converses and overlaps. With Adreon Henry, Vy Ngo, Dawn Okoro, Leon Alesi, Matt Steinke, Sev Coursen, Stella Alesi, and more.
      Closing reception: Sat., July 24, 3-9pm
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      Food Events

      Salt & Time Cafe: National Picnic Day

      This Downtown bastion of deli excellence in Republic Square Park is celebrating our national day of dining al fresco with two special Picnic Packs benefitting the Austin Food & Wine Alliance. Each picnic ($25) feeds two people. The Veggie Picnic includes a burrata board, fig and brie sandwich, Torres black truffle chips, and two chocolate chip cookies. The Meat Picnic boasts a charcuterie board, jambon beurre sandwich, Torres foie gras chips, and two chocolate chip cookies. Pro tip: Maybe get some of that Frorange of theirs to wash it all down with, too? That stuff is tasty-and-a-half.
      Fri., April 23, 8am-8pm
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      Theatre

      The Spin

      Street Corner Arts presents a livestreamed production of this new dark comedy produced specifically for the virtual medium. Listen: "When the Public Works Director of a major city confesses to a horrible crime, a team of spin doctors are brought in at the last possible second to pull off a tough assignment: prepare the Mayor’s top aide for a crucial news interview mid-pandemic, distance City Hall from the controversy, and point the public’s attention elsewhere. And do it entirely over video-conferencing." Spenser Davis wrote and directs this modern thriller that's expertly embodied by Zac Carr, Michael Galvan, Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, Natalie Garcia, Jason Graf, Kelsey Mazak, Mike Ooi, Shariba Rivers, and Andrea Skola Summers – with realtime screen management by Morgan Brochu. And, look: Here's a trailer for the show!
      Through April 25. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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      Theatre

      The Tempest

      As those pesky 'ronas become increasingly easier to deal with, due to vaccines and masking and social distancing, The Baron's Men stage a bold return, bringing Shakespeare's phantasmagoric brilliance to the Curtain Theatre for three weekends of betrayal, love, and forgiveness. On an island. With a sorcerer. And – oh, you know, right? Now come see it, live, in full swagger and quake.
      Through May 8. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-25.  
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      Food Events

      Tumble 22: National Picnic Day

      Tumble 22’s popular Chicken Picnic family meal makes a special Friday appearance at all five locations for this day of outdoorsy celebration. Typically available on Mondays and Tuesdays only, each Chicken Picnic includes eight pieces of bone-in chicken or 12 crispy tenders, two housemade sides, and a mini pie for just $25. Verdict: Here, where the purveyors of peppery poultry offer options of heat that range from "wimpy" to "stupid hot," they're gonna chicken you up right.
      Fri., April 23, 11am-9pm
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      Visual Arts

      W&TW Virtual Tour: Women's Studio Workshop

      Known internationally, Women’s Studio Workshop operates facilities for etching, letterpress, papermaking, book arts, silkscreen, ceramics, and photography. They run an artist residency for women-identifying artists as well as artist workspaces; these studios are housed in historic buildings, located in the foothills of the Hudson Valley’s Shawangunk Mountains.
      Fri., April 23, noon. Free.  
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