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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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    Food Events

    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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    Comedy

    ColdTowne TV: Prayer Circle Comedy

    It's confessional comedy for the true believer, featuring testimonials and healing words from their church family to yours, bringing you a half hour of fresh sketch and improv characters guaranteed to convert even the staunchest nonbeliever. Srsly, friend, you're just … not … that … staunch. Hallelujah!
    Sundays, 7pm. Donations accepted.  
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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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    Classical Music

    Virtual ASO: The Austin Symphony's REWIND

    Conductor Peter Bay and company have teamed with the classical cats at 89.5 KMFA to release this show of discussion of and music fromtwo 2006 concerts, one with Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 and one with Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61, featuring Joshua Bell.
    Until these damned coronas get the hell outta Dodge  
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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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    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
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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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    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
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    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
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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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    Austin ISD Community Resources

    In response to COVID-19, Austin ISD is offering community resources including free meals to students at numerous locations, free access to telehealth and waived medical copays through a partnership with Virtual Care for Kids, free Learning at Home online courses, and recommended educational resources for all grade levels. For more information, visit the website.
     
    Citywide
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    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
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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
  • Music

    Úlla

    Venmo: @ullamusic, PayPal.me/rlbrotherton
    Sundays, 5:30pm  
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    Special Screenings

    Back to the Future (1985)

    Blue Starlite Round Rock has been blue without you, but they’re back with ESD screenings. That’s code for “extreme social distancing,” meaning you stay in your car the entire time, no exceptions. If you’d like to pick up food beforehand, preorder meals and concessions with your tickets and drop by the Salt Lick down the street on the way in. Then buckle up and enjoy the film, ESD style. For schedule updates, check the website or text “Starlite” to 797979.
    Sun., May 3, 8:15pm  
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    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
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    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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    Events

    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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    Sports

    Breath & Body Yoga Online

    Austin's Breath & Body Yoga owner and director Desirae Pierce is available via phone or Skype to provide tips and guidance to Austinites looking to stay physically active and strengthen mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Breath & Body is also offering live remote Zoom classes daily that are available to the public.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Butcher Bear & Guests

    April 14-May 31, 10:30pm  
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    Buy Lunch for a Health Care Worker

    Donate online to purchase meals from local food trucks and restaurants like Chi'Lantro, Torchy's Tacos, and more that will be provided to health care workers at Baylor Scott & White Medical Centers. Efforts to coordinate food and food donations throughout the region are brought by friends of Keep Austin Eatin', Trucklandia, and ATX Hospital Meals.
    Online
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    Seasonal Jobs

    Capital Metro Has 150 Job Openings

    Capital Metro has 100 openings for full-time bus operators and 50 for part-time bus cleaners. No experience is necessary, and training is provided. Get all the details online.
    Citywide
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    Central Texas Food Bank Donations Urgently Needed

    Central Texas Food Bank is experiencing a dramatic increase in the need for their services and one of their major fundraising events has been canceled, leaving them in dire need of funding to bridge the gap. You can help by donating online; a $25 donation provides 100 meals for families in need. Get your friends and neighbors involved by hosting a virtual food drive or Facebook fundraiser. If everyone pitches in, the food bank can keep up with the demand caused by the pandemic and ensure no family in the community goes hungry.
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    Central Texas Pig Rescue Needs Donations

    CTPR is still accepting donations. They're aware that most of you are spending extra on your own families, but if you have an extra $16, you’ll cover the cost of one extra bag of feed. Any amount, even a dollar, helps to make sure the pigs don't go hungry.
    Online

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