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    Austin Opera: Puccini's Tosca

    OK, how you gonna stage a complete opera, live, in person, when the last dregs of a pandemic are still complicating this modern life? Eureka: Do it at the Circuit of the Americas, the city's Formula 1 racetrack! Austin Opera’s much-anticipated return to live performance is an innovative outdoor staging of Puccini’s Tosca in just that venue, featuring the orchestra and chorus conducted by Timothy Myers, with David Lefkowich directing the whole massive undertaking. Note: Making their Austin Opera debuts in Tosca are a trio of important international artists: A recent Opera News cover star, soprano Latonia Moore is Tosca, the fiery diva caught in the crossfire of love; tenor Adam Smith makes his role debut as the heroic Cavaradossi; and baritone Aleksey Bogdanov is the evil Scarpia.
    Thu., April 29, 7:30pm; Sat., May 1, 7:30pm. $39-219.  
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      Luck Summit: Planting the Seed

      Willie Nelson and Luck Presents' multi-day virtual summit seeks to destigmatize, educate, and promote cannabis culture in an informative and entertaining way. Hosted by Nathaniel Rateliff, advocates will discuss the plant from a political, ethics, economic, wellness, community, industry, and science point of view. It's the marquee event of the "High Holidays," a cannabis celebration that begins on 4/20 and ends on Willie's birthday, April 29, and benefits the Cannabis Voter Project.
      April 26-29  
      Virtual
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      Comedy

      Todd Glass

      Live, in the heart of Downtown Austin, it's Todd Glass, the nationally touring comedian known for his hilariously unpredictable live performances, sarcastic material, and mastery of crowd work.
      April 29-May 1. Thu., 8pm; -Fri., Sat., 8 & 10pm
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      Austin Classical Guitar: GIVE

      Here's a concert – guided by the belief that music can be a powerful catalyst for acceptance, hope, and joy – that showcases commissions from local artists, creative projects from students and community members, and songs from ACG’s Music & Healing program.
      Thu., April 29, 7pm. Donations accepted.  
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      Black Pearl Books: Independent Bookstore Day

      Black Makers Market hosts an outdoor market with a DJ and vendors, in-store local author book signings, poetry reading workshops, specials from neighboring retailers and restaurants, giveaways, and more.
      Thu., April 29, noon-5pm  
      Black Pearl Books, 4803 Burnet Rd.
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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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      Lawrence Wright on Instagram Live

      Austin Monthly’s David Leffler and Pulitzer-winning author Lawrence Wright discuss Wright's The End of October and the forthcoming The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid.
      Thu., April 29, 4pm
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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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      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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      Street Corner Arts: The Spin

      The Street Corner production of Spenser Davis' new modern drama, performed live for several shows night after night, is now available in recorded form online.
      Through May 15. $3.  
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      Books

      TBF Book Club: Nepantla Familias

      The Texas Book Festival's April book club pick is Nepantla Familias: An Anthology of Mexican-American Literature On Families In Between Worlds edited by Sergio Troncoso. Bonus: Catch the discussion featuring authors Francisco Cantú, José Antonio Rodríguez, Diana López, and editor Troncoso on Crowdcast.
      Thu., April 29, 7pm  
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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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      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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      An Evening With Torchlighters

      ATX TV Fest presents a special conversation highlighting the ways in which women support one another in television and extend their own networks to lift one another up. Led by film execs Jessica Rhoades and Marti Noxon.
      Thu., April 29, 7pm  
      Online: www.atxfestival.com
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      Kids

      APL Bookmobile

      Get free books for kids at Austin Public Library's Bookmobile, visiting Navarro ECHS on April 26, 10am-noon; Summit Oaks on April 27, 4-5pm; and Alexander Oaks on April 29, 4-5pm.
      Thu., April 29, 4pm  
      Navarro Early College High School, 1201 Payton Gin; Summit Oaks Apartments, 11607 Sierra Nevada; Alexander Oaks Apartments, 6119 Valiant Circle
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      Art 84: Cornelius Carter

      This is a virtual preview of "Work in Progress" by Austin's Cornelius Carter, a work that "captures the struggles and glory of the African-American experience along with the artist’s faith in the American dream of equality and opportunity for all."
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      Art for the People Gallery: Such Miracles Among Us

      Kate Fitzpatrick's work enlivens this gallery's first solo show of 2021, the artist's painted depictions of wildlife a colorful delight for the eyes.
      Through June 6  
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      Austin Scavenger Hunt

      Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
      Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
      Online and at home
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      Special Screenings

      Back to the Future (1985)

      Thu., April 29, 8:30pm  
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      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.  
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      Visual Arts

      Big Medium: W I L D L I F E

      Inspired by stories of nature regenerating and reclaiming space during the Covid-19 pandemic, Manik Raj Nakra's W I L D L I F E show examines what happens when humanity removes itself from the natural world. The exhibition also introduces a new material for the artist: The ceremonial bindi, worn for centuries on the forehead in Indian culture for spiritual, traditional, and fashion reasons.
      Through May 1. Thu.-Sat., noon-6pm, by appointment
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      Books

      Books, Books, Books in the ATX

      Don’t forget, citizen: The best place to get your reading material is from Austin's own Malvern Books or HalfPrice Books or Black Pearl Books or Bookpeople or BookWoman stores – in-person or online. (And for the ultimate in vintage collectors' editions and unique works on paper, we recommend the excellent South Congress Books.)Or try Bookshop.org in general – because Bookshop, unlike the online behemoth named after a river, shares the profits among all its independent-bookstore members.
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      BSC Reopening Business Safely Global Forum

      Business is not as usual. This is a safe place to talk about business concerns, share ideas, and hear from weekly business expert guests.
      Thursdays, 12-1pm. Through Dec. 16. Free.  
      Online
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      Visual Arts

      Camiba Art: Since Last We Met

      What do you get when you rescue a discarded Leclerc table loom from the curb during a neighborhood walk? If you're acclaimed ceramic artist Jen Rose, you use the knowledge you gained about weaving in college and you integrate that weaving into your porcelain practice. What do you get if you visit Rose's latest show of works, now on display at this fine gallery? An eyeful of sculptural creations, threaded multiples, that are hung, draped, twisted, and manipulated toward a pattern-rich kinesis. This show, tell you what, it's sublime.
      Through May 15
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      Canceled: Karaoke Empire With Ring My Bell

      Empire has had a karaoke night on the wish list for months, and they've figured out the safest way: sign up from your socially distanced table, and hit the stage with a clean mic for every singer. They'll also have a round or two of Karaoke Bingo and a few other surprises.
      Thu., April 29, 7-11pm. $15 at the door, Venmo or Paypal.  
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      ChingonX Fire: Group Exhibit

      Inspired by the Mexican American Cultural Center's annual La Mujer celebration – and by the first feminist of the New World, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz – this online group exhibit is curated by April Garcia and features womxn-identifying and nongender-specific artists whose artwork is tied to activism, feminism, cultural. and gender identity storytelling, environmental protection, and socioeconomic parity.
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      Special Screenings

      Citizen Kane (1941)

      The American Film Institute’s choice for the greatest American film ever made follows a reporter's investigation into the meaning of a dying newspaper magnate's final words.
      Thu., April 29, 6:30pm  

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