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  • Emancipet Summer Photo Contest

    Emancipet is looking for dogs and cats with purrfect summer style to enter the Emancipet Summer Photo Contest for a chance to win awesome prizes!
    Enter your pet with a $10 donation to Emancipet and cast your votes online. All funds raised help Emancipet provide affordable, accessible veterinary care. There are three categories to enter: Dapper Dogs, Cool Cats, and Playful Pack! Prizes include amazing products from YETI, Healthy Pet, and Emancipet.
    July 20-Aug. 7  
    Emancipet
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    Theatre

    Testify: Not Here

    Testify's storytellers share true tales of forbidden gardens, choosing to assimilate, an assumption of identity, and reaching the wrong destination. Featuring Symply Courtney, Ladislao Loera, Ellen Sweets, and Laura Galán Wells. Bonus: live music by D.L. Nailling.
    Thu., June 25, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Andiamo Ristorante: Fourth of July

      This popular Italian eatery's got a Picnic Box for your Independence Day celebrating, featuring a prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, spinach, and tomato panini, with: sides of pickled pepper and mushrooms,: watermelon, and an arugula-and-feta cheese salad. You want to pay a little extra and get some wine pairings? They've got you covered, with Terre Gaia Prosecco, Li Veli Negroamaro Rose, and J. Hofstatter Pinot Nero Riserva. Call to place your orders now, and you can pick 'em up on Fri., July 3, 5-9pm.
      $25 per person.
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      Visual Arts

      Big Medium: Coffee Chats

      In addition to their regular artist features, the Big Medium folks offer virtual coffeetime convo, too – with leaders in the creative community sharing their personal and professional experiences to inspire others pursuing careers in art. Up next: Xavier Schipani (Thu., Aug. 6, 11am-noon).
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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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      Visual Arts

      Flatbed Press: Over My Head

      That Austin epicenter of the printing arts presents a new exhibition of woodcuts by Ben Muñoz, featuring his series called The Endless Endeavor. These stunning woodcuts are 100-by-52-inches, the massive pieces communicating both in scale and content the idea of life being larger and much more than ourselves. Flatbed and Muñoz "are eager for the artist and individuals to talk about the content of his work one-on-one;" reserve your meeting with the artist for July 24 or July 25; other appointments for multigenerational groups of four or fewer can be scheduled here.
      Through July 29. Wed.-Fri., 10am-5pm. Free.  
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      Classical Music

      Grimm: Listening Party

      Here's a virtual listening party to celebrate the official album release of Graham Reynolds' original score for Ballet Austin's Grimm Tales, featuring the performances of the two lesser known tales. The affable maestro himself will be in the live chat for a Q&A to answer any and all questions. (Go ahead, ask him something about mustard.) Bonus: All proceeds from the sale of this album through the end of July will be donated to the Black Lives Matter foundation.
      Thu., June 25, 8pm. Free.  
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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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      Visual Arts

      Jessica Fontenot: Make a Watercolor Painting

      In this online workshop, the artist guides you through creating a watercolor illustration of a place you love, sharing her approach to drawing architecture and place, featuring watercolor techniques she uses in her work – such as the recent illustration for Austin's Red Beans and Ricely Yours. Note: The price includes all the supplies you'll need, which you can pick up curbside (or have 'em delivered) from The Cathedral ATX.
      Workshop: Sat., June 27, 2pm. $55-65.  
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      Visual Arts

      Lora Reynolds Gallery: Time and Again

      Carl Hammoud’s exhibition of paintings was open for only a few short weeks before the COVID-19 lockdown; now the gallery's open again (limited capacity, masks required, appointments recommended) and you can still catch the show before it closes this weekend.
      Through July 3. Wed.-Sat., 11am-6pm
    • Food

      Food Events

      Loro: Picnic Package for Two

      Pardon us, but we think this Loro menu addition qualifies, especially in these all-too-interesting times, as an event unto itself. Because we know the culinary excellence those chefs are capable of, and because this limited pick-it-up-and-go lunch package includes charred corn and cabbage salad, Thai fried chicken (with a Wild Turkey/black pepper cream sauce), housemade pickles, coconut-scented rice, and smoked chocolate crème brulee with which to finish your feast on a deeply sweet note. See what we mean? Note: This deal's available only on Fridays and Saturdays, 11:30am-3pm, and pre-orders are highly recommended.
      $37.95.
    • Arts

      Books

      NoConBarCon in the Cloud

      Don't even have to think about those 'ronas when you meet up online, right? Join Rebecca Schwarz and her affable writerly crowd via Zoom, to raise a glass of your favorite quaff and talk geek. "Lots of science fiction and fantasy genre writers here, but pen monkeys of all stripes are welcome!"
      Thu., June 25, 7pm. Free.  
    • Community

      Events

      Online Classes With Esquina Tango

      Nonprofit Esquina Tango has taken their programming online via Zoom and Facebook Live. There's something going on every day, so check out the full list of donation-based classes and choose from conversational Spanish or Portuguese, salsa aerobics, and, of course, tango.
      Daily; times vary  
      Online
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      Pandemic Pride

      Unbounded Agency, Thee Gay Agenda, and KD Kinetic join forces to explore the "rebellious roots of pride" all month long. That means puppet shows, sex ed, and more queer entertainment with a focus on intersectionality. Follow the action on Instagram at @pandemic.pride.
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      Visual Arts

      Stephen L. Clark Gallery: Black Tulips and Dead Flowers

      This new show by acclaimed photographer Kate Breakey is focused on specimens of the plant kingdom and reveals itself like a series of windows into arcane botanical memories.
      Through Sept. 12, by appointment only
    • Food

      Food Events

      The Cupcake Bar: Fourth of July

      Well, of course this place has a special Cupcake Box ($24) ready for the big patriotic huzzah this weekend: It includes three vanilla cupcakes with vanilla icing, and three chocolate/strawberry milkshake cupcakes with buttercream, sprinkles, and a cherry on top – and it comes with a sparkler. But, listen, you're a parent of a small child and you wanna blow your kiddo's mind? Get one of their Candy Charcuterie Boards ($35), featuring sparklers, a confetti pack, Cracker Jacks, Pop Rocks, sunflowers seeds, yogurt pretzels, saltwater taffy, various gummies, and more. Take that, King George! Let freedom ring!
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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: Throwback Virtual Reading Sessions, Ep. 2

      Here's the latest livestreamed reading in the Vortex's Throwback series, curated by Benajah Baskin, in which a team of young theatre pros and celebrity guests work the script of a tv classic. This week: The Flintstones.
      Thu., June 25, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
    • Arts

      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
    • Community

      Civic Events

      10- 1 Community Centers: Family Violence

      City Council District 10 candidate Pooja Sethi shares her vision of how district-based 10-1 community centers can help domestic violence and abuse survivors. Survive2Thrive Foundation CEO Courtney Santana joins.
      Thu., June 25, 8-9pm  
      Online
    • Community

      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
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      A05 Gallery: Todd Talks

      Ao5's director Todd Gresley interviews a new artist each week in this livestreamed video series from the popular south Austin gallery.
      Thursdays, 2pm  
    • Community

      Events

      Adulting 101: Housing & Real Estate

      A panel discussion featuring some of the best agents and industry experts to help you understand the implications of today's real estate environment and how housing professionals are adapting to increased safety precautions.
      Thu., June 25, 5:30-7:30pm. Free.  
      Online
    • 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 via www.austinfilm.org
    • 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.
    • Community

      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 ondemand.drafthouse.com
    • Community

      Events

      All Together ATX Critical Needs Grants: Round Two

      The application period for the second round of funding for qualified organizations is now open. Get all the details and a link to an informational webinar on the website.
      Applications due June 26  
      Apply online
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