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    Nightlife & Parties

    KIKI: The Drive-In Experience

    Austin Black Pride and Kind Clinic invite you to join them at the drive-in for a screening of KIKI. The film follows seven individuals as they prepare for one of New York's famous KIKI balls.
    Sat., June 13, 7:30pm. Free.  
    • Arts

      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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      Community

      aGLIFF 33: Prism Pride Weekend

      All weekend the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival will host panel discussions, offer screenings of shorts and feature films. Get a feel for what the full online festival will be like when it arrives in August.
      June 11-14  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Anna Deavere Smith's Notes from the Field

      As the country comes together to voice their dissent against countless injustices against black Americans, ZACH Theatre announces the online release of its 2019 critically acclaimed production Notes From The Field, a play by Anna Deavere Smith about racial inequity. The show, which stars stars Michelle Alexander, Zell Miller III, Carla Nickerson, and Kriston Woodreaux, is available for viewing free through June 14. Also, you're invited to participate in two facilitated Community Conversations hosted over Zoom: Thu., June 11, 6pm and Sun., June 14, 2:30pm.
      Free, but you have to reserve a ticket.  
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      Arts & Culture

      Austin Gay Men's Chorus: Our Favorite Things

      Our favorite group of choir-bois showcases its latest show that's destined to become one of your favorite things. These two showings will be a preview for their touring show that will travel to Minneapolis as part of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Chorus’ quadrennial festival. Get your tickets soon!
      Sat., June 13, 8pm; Sun., June 14, 4pm  
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      Visual Arts

      Camiba Art: Signs

      Currently open by reservation only, yes, but you should have no reservations about seeing this stunning exhibition by Dallas native Lee Albert Hill. You want an eyeful of big, bright abstractions via acrylics on canvas over board, handwrought yet almost machinelike in their meticulous design and execution? You probably do, especially in this case. Because it's like … um … like if someone hired Mike Hinge and Bill Sienkewicz to show how well tangrams could be used to illustrate subatomic events from CERN's bubble chamber – and then threw a fistful of chaos shards at the collaboration's results. The accompanying image here is one miniaturized example; imagine seeing a roomful of such intricacies at full size. Hell, imagine scheduling a private viewing of this show with gallerist Troy Campa: That's some solid pandemic diversion right there, tell you what. (And your man Brenner rhapsodizes a bit further about it in this review.)
      Through July 11  
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      Events

      Dana DeBeauvoir on Election Security in the Time of COVID-19

      Mike Ignatowski moderates a Zoom discussion with Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir, exploring questions about election security for the July 14 run-off and special election and the November 3 general election. How have vote-by-mail ballots been processed in the past? What problems, if any, have arisen and what has been done to address those problems? What changes to the process will be made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic? Audience questions will also be welcomed.
      Sat., June 13, 2-3:30pm. Free.  
      Online via Zoom
    • Food

      Food Events

      Delysia Chocolatier Father's Day

      Whiskey, cigars, and chocolates are often treasured gifts for Father’s Day. Now Delysia combines all three in decadent truffles for the ultimate in dad-celebrating indulgence. Consider, for instance, the Gentleman's Collection, featuring three Scotch chocolate truffles, three dark chocolate truffles, and three cigar chocolate truffles. (Yes, cigar chocolate truffles; you have to try 'em to believe 'em.) Or there's the Virtual Chocolate & Whiskey Tasting that pairs four handcrafted chocolate truffles (smoked salted bourbon pecan, lemon clove, apricot cigar whiskey, and milk chocolate with double oaked rye) with a variety of whiskeys, and for which Dad can join Delysia's chef Nicole Patel and Milam & Greene distiller Jordan Osborne via Zoom to learn about the pairings while he sips and nibbles.
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      Food Events

      Easy Tiger Father's Day

      Bread ahead! Easy's Tiger's "head doughpuncher" David Norman and his son Wyatt team up to present a virtual sourdough baking class. (Order a Bake Along Set for dad – complete with starter, flour, recipes, a loaf of Austin Sourdough, and an Easy Tiger apron – and he'll be set to learn from the maestro himself. Want to bake along with him? Order a second kit for yourself – and use the code FATHERSDAY for $20 off.) But also: the Tiger is also offering a Grill Master Gift Pack and a Pretzels & Beer Gift Pack, including their full menu of sausages, buns, and sides. Bonus: Stop by the Beer Garden (it's re-opened!) in person on June 21, and your paterfamilias will get his first beer free.
      Sourdough Baking Class: Sat., June 20, 2pm  
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      Visual Arts

      ICOSA: Coping Mechanisms

      In advance of the upcoming Swec & Criscoe exhibition, ICOSA presents a series of front-window installations that are viewable 24 hours a day. "An imperfect show in imperfect times that recognizes our shortcomings and missteps, our pain, loneliness, and uncertainty, that aims to move forward carefully and intentionally. This work was made during the pandemic, but before the world exploded once again in response to the horrific murder of George Floyd, thrusting the world into a greater awareness of systemic racism and police brutality, and renewing energy and momentum in the fight for justice." Note: A portion of the proceeds from sales of the artworks will be donated to Six Square: Austin’s Black Cultural District.
      Through July 2
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      Food Events

      Lazarus Brewing Co. Father's Day

      If you have a craft-beer-loving dad, then we reckon you have a dad who's gonna love at least one of these packages from Lazarus Brewing on East Sixth. 1) A Lazarus custom barrel end, engraved by Albert and Vincent, is a repurposed conversation piece that will spruce up the ol' paternal office or patio; 2) the Dad Swag Bag includes a six-pack of Lazarus beer, an industry hat, a beer glass, and a punch card for six free beer fills; 3) a special barrel-aged, 16-ounce, four-pack featuring First Noel (a winter wild ale, crafted from two strains of Brettanomyces and then re-fermented with figs), Tall Dark & Handsome (Belgian strong dark ale, aged in Paso Robles red wine barrels), Ruth (blueberry wild ale aged in tequila barrels), and a Foeder Farmhouse Saison (so damn new it doesn't even have an official name yet).
      Ordering opens: Fri., June 12. $30-250.  
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      Food Events

      Milam & Greene Whiskey: Bottle-Your-Own Father's Day Experience

      Celebrate with your dad by bottling your own custom bottle of Double Gold award-winning port-finished rye or barrel-proof bourbon at Milam & Greene Distillery out in Blanco. The experience includes thieving whiskey samples from two different barrels, selecting the barrel to bottle, filling your own bottle from the barrel, and hand-labeling that glass vessel of liquid gold yourself. Note: You can schedule a visit with master distiller Marlene Holmes on Father’s Day weekend or arrange a later time with dad any weekend between Father’s Day and Labor Day.
      $100 per person.  
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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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      Comedy

      Virtual Hideout: Maestro

      This is an all-improvised battle royale, featuring the most ornery cusses in the scene doing their damnedest to emerge victorious from a mindwarping multiplayer fray. Imagine: A screen crowded with Zoomers, competing in short improv games and wild-ass gambits to be crowned the one and only Maestro for the week. Sound good? Yeah – we like it, too.
      Wed., 8pm; Sat., 10pm. $5.  
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      Comedy

      Virtual Hideout: Pgraph

      The fantastic foursome of improv fabulators returns for another week, bringing their arch spontaneity through Zoom and onto Twitch to make your minds zoom and your hearts twitch at what a talented local quartet can do, off-the-cuff, at the intersection of goofy and brilliant.
      Thu., 8pm; Sat., 7:30pm. $5.  
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      Theatre

      Virtual Vortex: Throwbacks Virtual Reading: Gilligan's Island & Batman

      Holy media nostalgia, Batman! This is a video broadcast of readings of classic TV scripts, curated by Benajah Baskin, rehearsed and recorded by a team of young theatre professionals.
      Sat., June 13, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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      Visual Arts

      Wally Workman Gallery: Reopened!

      Make an appointment, friend, and you can see these beauties in person. And if there's anything (aside from certain substances still criminalized by a failed system of law) that can elevate the senses and lighten the load, it's this bright collection of new works by Austin's Patrick Puckett. The artist's "large, bold canvases explore the human figure inspired by the artist’s life in the American South and often include symbolic references of both real and imagined nostalgia." And, we add, the downright Fauvist, polychrome exuberance of these paintings will likewise inspire your art-hungry eyes.
      Through July 3
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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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      Sports

      10th Annual Walk for Sickle Cell and Health Fair

      Join friends, family, and neighbors and walk together to raise awareness for sickle cell disease. On-site registration begins at 8am and the walk kicks off at 9am. Visit the health fair vendors for information on area health care services and more. This event is free, with T-shirts available for $25.
      Sat., June 13, 8-11am. Free.  
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      Sports

      A Light in the Dark Glowlight 5K

      Illuminate the conversation around suicide prevention and brighten the Central Texas community with this celebration of health and wellness. Runners will be decked out in glow sticks and glow paint for the sunset run, ending with a runner's party. Participants of all ages welcome; register to get more info.
      Sat., June 13, 7:30pm; register by June 12  
      Virtual run
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      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

      AAAFF Online Shorts Festival

      Austin Asian American Film Festival presents a collection of over 30 short films featuring Asian and Asian American talent.
      June 11-17  
      Online
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    • 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
    • Community

      Kids

      AISD Encourages Families to Apply for P-EBT

      The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program could provide Austin ISD families a one-time benefit for eligible families to buy food. Families could receive up to $285 per child, which can be used in the same way as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits to pay for groceries. If you think you might be eligible, get more info at hhs.texas.gov.
      Apply by June 30  
      Online
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      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
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Alamo on Demand

      Make any Tuesday terror-iffic, any Wednesday weird, and the rest of the week fantastic with Alamo Drafthouse curated picks via Alamo on Demand. If a film is there, it's because an Alamo programmer loves it. It's kinda like going to your favorite video store when you could do that, mixed with going to your favorite theatre, when you could do that too. Staff picks, cult classics, Found Footage Fest and Master Pancake, Weird Wednesday and Terror Tuesday, Fantastic Fest faves, they're all there for rental or purchase.
      Ongoing  
      Online via Alamo Drafthouse
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      Events

      Anomaly Archives Adventure Club Monthly Meetups

      The Anomaly Archives is the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute, an org all about anomalous phenomena: the Fortean, mysterious, paranormal, UFOs, and "weird news headlines."
      Through Dec. 12. Second Saturdays, 3-5pm. Free.  
      Online via YouTube or Facebook Live
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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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