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  • ATX Hemp & Wellness Convention

    Join Nature's Joint for a historical hemp educating event. Listen to an impressive lineup of trailblazing speakers that are on the forefront of the cannabis industry! Meet local vendors who will be presenting a variety of products from coffee, teas, & honey that may trigger your wellness journey. Complete details available online.
    Sat. Apr. 24, 12pm-7pm  
    Manchaca Spring Saloon
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    Pecan Street Festival Online

    The spring iteration of Pecan Street Festival is wired this year. Check out the virtual fest to shop local vendors and listen to/support the performers, and share your experience on social media with hashtags #PecanFestWired and #KeepAustinWired. Read more here.
    May 2-3  
    Online
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    AFWA: Citywide Sugar High

    The Austin Food & Wine Alliance hosts this online bake sale just in time for Mother's Day, a bake sale in which Austin's top pastry chefs and bakers – from Garbo's Lobster, Juniper, Eberly, Uncle Nicky's, SRSLY Chocolate, Rosedale Kitchen and Bar, Second Bar + Kitchen, Colleen's Kitchen, Brand & Mortar Group, Epicerie Café & Grocery, Olamaie, and more – create a box full of sweet and savory treats. (And of course that box can also be delivered to friends, family, and others who may just need some deliciousness delivered right to their doorstep but didn't necessarily, you know, give birth to you so many years ago.) Note: Orders for Austin delivery must be placed by 5pm on Wed., May 6.
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    Antonelli's Virtual Cheese Classes

    Yes, the classes are virtual, but the cheese is real. John and Kendall and their hardworking crew, all dairy-proud and deeply knowledgeable, will school you (via private video conferencing links in GoToMeeting) on the delicacies you're nomming on that well-curated cheese plate you've just picked up. Note: This is for small groups with maximum size of 30, and you can opt to have your camera on or off. Addendum: These classes are filling quickly, so you might want to check their website instanter, cheeselover! Mon., May 4; Thu., May 7: Prosciutto, Salami, and Cheese … Oh My! Tue., May 5: Cheese 101: Seven Styles of Cheese.
    $40 and up.  
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    Visual Arts

    Northern-Southern: Left In Leaves

    This is a group show of artistic interventions across the city of Austin, freely left in outdoor public spaces throughout May. (Note: Email the gallery for a map to the sites.) Who's involved in this fine endeavor? Sterling Allen, Ted Carey, Adreon Denson Henry, Sarah Fagan, Rachel Freeman & Korey Weiss, Emily Lee, Sean Ripple, Amy Scofield, Meghan Shogan, Amanda Julia Steinback & Staci Maloney, Alyssa Taylor Wendt, and Suzanne Wyss. Documentation will be shared on the Northern-Southern website and social media; at the conclusion of the month, the maps will be collected in a print zine, in which each artist will be interviewed. Northern-Southern will mail it to you upon request. And, look: The Chronicle's Robert Faires shares his own experience of the project.
    Through May 31
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    Theatre

    Virtual Vortex: Lear

    Video rebroadcast of this modernized Shakespearean tragedy, starring MVP Jennifer Underwood as Lear. Bonus: The debut of two new short plays in Rudy Ramirez's ongoing CoviDecameron series.
    Sun., May 3, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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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
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    Special Screenings

    AJFF Interview With Dani Menkin

    Join Austin Jewish Film Festival Director David Finkel as he interviews award-winning director Dani Menkin about his career and films. With this online program, participants will have the opportunity to submit questions for Menkin. Event is free and open to the public, but you must register in advance where you'll be given the chance to make donations to support some worthwhile causes.
    Sun., May 3, 2pm  
    Online via AJFF
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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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    Out of Town

    April Dressed in All Its Trim: An Online Exhibition

    The art project began before the current pandemic erupted, but feels even more appropriate now as a group of Texas-based artists contributed artwork that explores the hopefulness of spring.
    Through May 31  
    Online from Studio Comfort in Comfort, Texas
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    ATX From Home

    It's National Tourism & Travel Week, so Visit Austin has put together a week's worth of virtual activities that celebrate what Austin has to offer, from a cooking demo with La Condesa's Rick Lopez to a livestream concert benefiting local musicians. Check out the full calendar online.
    May 3-9  
    At home
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    Úlla

    Venmo: @ullamusic, PayPal.me/rlbrotherton
    Sundays, 5:30pm  
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    Best Food Trucks

    Best Food Trucks is offering an order-ahead service to help practice social distancing, and bringing food trucks to underserved communities. You can find trucks near you by going to the online map.
    Ongoing  
    Citywide
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    Billy Broome

    Venmo: @billy-broome-
    Sun., May 3, 9pm  
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    Visual Arts

    Bullock Texas State History Museum: This Light of Ours

    This show features images by activist photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, telling a visual story of the struggle against segregation, race-based disenfranchisement, and Jim Crow laws in the 1960s. These photos capture the day-to-day struggles of everyday citizens and their resolve in the face of violence and institutionalized discrimination – with more than a dozen additional images representing activism and protest in Austin's own history.
    Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 6
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    Butcher Bear & Guests

    April 14-May 31, 10:30pm  
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    Kids

    Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

    Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, this year’s annual Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day event will be celebrated across Texas via an interactive website full of family-friendly fun, games, and resources.: This year’s celebration is particularly meaningful, as it’s coming on the heels of a legislative session that put a spotlight on mental health issues in our schools. Launch is on May 2 at 9am, and it continues throughout the month.
    May 2-31. Free.  
    Online
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    Corey Baum

    Venmo: @corey-baum-2; PayPal: CoreyBaumWins@gmail.com
    Sundays, 11am  
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    Special Screenings

    Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)

    Rejoice, drive-in fans! Doc's is still showing films, with a new “Get out, go home” policy. Purchase everything online, even food and drinks, so you never have to leave your vehicle. They’ll direct you to a spot and you'll tune in on your car radio to hear the film. Concession orders will be placed on the roof of the car, so you don't have to worry about potential unsafe interactions. It's a safe, fun way to get out and see a movie on the big screen.
    Sun., May 3, 8:30pm  
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    Comedy

    Esther's Follies

    You don't have to slog your way through Dirty Sixth anymore, citizen – you can catch the arch antics and musical mayhem of the Esther's crew on video as they unleash fresh new sketches and songs and more about the hottest topics of the day. And there's all sorts of behind-the-scenes extras now, too, and it's all available via their Patreon page. You need to laugh right about now, so this is a good idea, right? And sports are important, sure they are, but wouldn't you rather be a local comedy supporter than a local athletic supporter? [*pauses for response, hears only crickets*] Right – leaving it to these professionals, then.
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    Food Access Resources from SFC

    We have to admit it's getter better, but we've still got a ways to go in dealing with this pandemic. The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they're accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
    Citywide
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    Habitat for Humanity Launches Online ReStore

    Austin Habitat for Humanity announced that it has taken the ReStore online, allowing the community to shop the wide variety of items currently listed for sale from the comfort of their own home. Similar to the brick-and-mortar locations, you'll find deals on unique items from clothing and shoes to home and garden accessories and more, and when you shop, you're supporting Habitat for Humanity's mission.
    April 14-June 24  
    Online
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    HC4A/Shalom Austin School Supplies Fundraiser

    HC4A and Shalom Austin had set a date of April 19 for their eighth annual event raising funds for school supplies for Austin-area homeless children, which last year supported over 1,300 children. The April event is now canceled due to coronavirus, but you can still help reach the fundraising goal of $34,000 to support 1,600 students. A small donation of $25 will help support one child. On Aug. 19, volunteers plan to gather to assemble the school supplies at Dell Jewish Community Center. Donate online at HC4A.org.
    March 20-May 31  
    Online
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    Special Screenings

    Indie Meme Film Festival

    Indie Meme is going virtual! Registration includes pre-screening presentations and digital screenings followed by discussions with filmmakers and/or cast and crew with audience interaction. All relevant links will be shared with attendees upon registration. It is important to register for the event and attend the pre-screening where access credentials will be shared.
    May 1-3 and 8-10  
    Online via Indie Meme
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    Isolation Congregation w/ Dave Madden

    Venmo: @dmadden82; CashApp: $DaveMadden; PayPal/Zelle: dmadden82@gmail.com
    Wednesdays, 7pm and Sundays, 10:30am  
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    Out of Town

    Jazz Festing in Place

    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has been canceled for this year. In honor of what would have been the second weekend of the annual music festival, the New Orleans public radio station is playing archival music from past festivals.
    Thu.-Sun., April 30-May 3, 11am-7pm  
    WWOZ-FM, New Orleans
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    Lights, Camera, Safety PSA Contest

    City of Austin's Safe Routes to School program invites seventh and eighth grade students to create their very own public service announcement (a short educational video) showing how to walk, bike, and roll to school safely. The winning filmmakers get Alamo Drafthouse gift cards, and their video will be shown in middle schools across Austin. Get all the details and submit your entry online.
    Deadline: Aug. 3  
    Online
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    Food Events

    Looking for Mother's Day Treats?

    Well, sure you are, you kind and loving former child. And there are so many restaurants doing the to-go thing right now, we wanted to point out two specifically Mama-celebrating options to look into (before they sell out): The Cupcake Bar with their Cupcake Box (and the even better Mother's Day Survival Kit) and Gemelli's sweet array of fresh gelato-forward Mother's Day packages. And here's to that mom of yours!
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    Matt the Electrician

    Venmo: @Matthew-Sever-1
    Sun., May 3, 5pm  

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