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    Early Voting for July 14 Election

    Early voting for the July 14 primary run-off and Senate District 14 election concludes July 10. Get a sample ballot and polling place locations via the county clerk's website, and find out more about what's on the ballot at austinchronicle.com/elections.
     
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    Austin ISD Meals During Closures

    All Austin ISD meal sites are closed July 6-10. If you or someone you know has an AISD student in need of emergency food while meal sites are closed, please visit bit.ly/KeepAISDKidsFed to find community resources, including locations and hours for meals at temporary food distribution locations. For additional food resources in Austin, families are encouraged to contact the Central Texas Food Bank, visit ConnectATX.org or dial 2-1-1 for assistance. Austin ISD meal sites will resume service on Monday, July 13.
    Mon.-Fri., July 6-10  
    Citywide
  • Food

    Food Events

    BakingForGood.org: Black Art Matters

    The Austin-based baking nonprofit BakingForGood.org has joined forces with the Austin Creative Alliance to present an auction-style bake sale (with 45 volunteer bakers!) as a fundraiser for Black Art Matters ATX. With Barton Springs Mill and Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches among the sponsors of this community-forward, palate-pleasing gig, we reckon it'll send shivers of joy through your favorite breadbox.
    July 6-11. Citizen, place your bid.  
  • Arts

    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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    Classical Music

    Conspirare: Big Sing At Home

    Gonna take more than a pandemic to cancel this joyous community event, as the Conspirare Symphonic Choir hosts an online version of the annual vocal wonderment – with help from guitarist Mitch Watkins and percussionist Thomas Burritt. Craig Hella Johnson leads the singing from the piano and has included nine songs that evoke the feelings of this time. Note: Lyrics will be on-screen and there'll be live chat with the artists, too. Big Sing songs include spirituals, patriotic anthems, pop songs, and standards from the Great American Songbook. Singers of all experience levels are welcome, but no singing is required.
    Tue., July 7, 5:30-6:30pm. Free.  
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    Mayor's Book Club

    The Mayor's Office, Austin Public Library, and the Library Foundation are excited to announce this year's Mayor's Book Club: Read Local campaign, celebrating over 30 books written by local authors. There are titles for all ages, from picture books to adult fiction and nonfiction. Visit the website for all the details and to get links to check them out via the library. You can get crackin' on some of these now, and keep an eye out for events like panel discussions, readings, and author conversations happening in the fall.
    Ongoing  
    Citywide
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    Community

    Sober Stonewall 2

    Rescheduled from June 30. A sober curious virtual drag show benefitting Black Trans Travel Fund, Black Trans Femmes in the Arts, and For the Gworls. Sabel Scities is your hostess with the mostest; performances by Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Miss Kitty Litter ATX, Kelly Kline, and more.
    Tue., July 7, 7pm. Donations suggested.  
    Online
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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
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    Visual Arts

    Tattoo Storyteller Time

    This popular YouTube channel interviews MLB players, porn stars, Emmy/ Oscar winners, and everyday folk about their tattoos. Now they'll be in Austin for one day only (Sat., July 11) and could maybe interview you, citizen. Contact John Wagner via email with a picture of your ink ASAP!
    Tue., July 7
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    Visual Arts

    The Blanton Museum: One Nation: Unraveling the Symbolism of Flags

    The Curated Conversation series explores and connects with the Blanton staff, streaming live every Tuesday at 5pm. The first installment featured Ellsworth Kelly's Austin, but you know the treasures don't stop there – and this latest installment's got Blanton curators Carter Foster, Vanessa Davidson, and Genevra Higginson (and UT doctoral student Phillip Townsend) discussing artworks that reinterpret, interrogate, and expand the narrative of national flags. It's the sort of vexillology that's increasingly relevant in these tumultuous times – relevant to you and your confederates. Well, maybe not confederates, ahem. To you and your fellow citizens, let's say. To all of us.
    Tue., July 7, 5-6pm  
  • Arts

    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: Improv Social Hour

    It's social – demented and virtual, but social. Join the Hideout crowd every weekday at 6pm for a Zoomed hour of improv games and antics where you'll learn a thing or two about comedy improvisation (their talented instructors will help you along) and your day will certainly be brightened. Yes, and maybe bring a friend with you? Even if that friend's a dog? "I'm a varmint and all varmints are welcome!"
    Mon.-Fri., 6pm. $10.  
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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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    Out of Town

    60th Anniversary Summer Celebration

    All summer long, Natural Bridge Caverns is celebrating six decades of discovery. There are several tours and attractions, including the new Twisted Trails adventure course and a chance to pan for treasures just like gold miners.
    Through Aug. 23. $10-30.  
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    Out of Town

    A New History of Old Texas

    Brandon Steele begins his third season of the popular history podcast with the story of Cabeza de Vaca’s journey in the wilderness of Texas.
    New episodes air Mondays and Thursdays  
    Online
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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
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    AAYHF Lunchtime Workshops

    These workshops facilitated by Twaski Simmons of D'Affluenza LLC, in partnership with the African American Youth Harvest Foundation, will address issues like stress management and developing resiliency. Get more information and register by emailing daffluenza@gmail.com.
    Beginning Tue., June 9 11-12:30pm; get schedule via email. Free.  
    Online
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    Civic Events

    Accessible Parking Enforcement Program

    Volunteers needed to help address illegally parked vehicles in designated accessible parking spaces.
    Registration deadline: Mon., July 7  
    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
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    Events

    AJC General Body Meeting

    Join Austin Justice Coalition's online monthly meeting to learn more about the organization and their current projects.
    Tue., July 7, 6:30pm  
    Online via Zoom
  • 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.
     
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  • 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

    ARR Suspends Bulk Collection

    After resuming for three weeks, bulk and brush collection through Austin Resource Recovery is once again suspended. However, if you've already received notice of collection in your area from July 6-24, it will still be provided. Get updates via the website or ARR's mobile app.
    As of Mon., July 6  
    Citywide
  • Community

    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

    Art Garage Pottery and More To-Go

    Cure cabin fever with pottery and craft kits from Art Garage, offering delivery and pickup. They've got tons of crafting options to keep the whole family entertained, including mosaics, tie-dye kits, pottery, and tons more.
     
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    Events

    Art You Virtual Event

    Dougherty Arts Center invites all artistic high schoolers to join this Zoom event connecting industry professionals with the next generation of artists, creators, and community leaders. Registration by July 10 is encouraged to guarantee a spot and lock in your mentorship sessions. When you sign up, check out the resource list packed with tips on portfolios, career guides, college prep, and more.
    Event is July 18, 1-3pm; registration by July 10 encouraged. Free.  
    Online
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    Events

    Artist Resource Center Workshop

    Dougherty Arts Center presents a workshop with local artist and coach Christine Garvey called "How to Feel Like You Have Enough." Designed for creatives who have faced a "scarcity mindset tunnel," it'll delve into the research and address methods for avoiding the scarcity trap and creating healthy habits to sustain life as an artist.
    Tue., July 7, 6:30-8pm. Free.  
    Online
  • Music

    At 7 w/ Frederico7 & guests

    Venmo: @frederico7; PayPal.me/frederico7
    Tuesdays, 7pm  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Atelier Dojo: Remote Studios

    The local powerhouse of figurative painting, the art school that's the smart school for artists of all kinds, they've got a painting-along-at-home series going to help you keep your skills honed in these socially restrictive times, featuring live costumed models posing on camera and a thriving community of creatives rendering that lovely human biotecture from their separate studios. "Join us for a three-hour costumed-model drawing session. Use any supplies you wish, listen to music, share your work, chat with others. It’s a great way to stay connected with your art community!"
    Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30pm; Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm; Saturdays, 9:30-12:30pm. $5.  

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