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    The Austin Chronicle Virtual Hot Sauce Festival

    The Hot Sauce Festival, benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank, is going virtual this year! To experience the virtual event, participants can purchase their very own Hot Sauce tasting kits, which include samplings from a variety of local bottlers, all-new Hot Sauce merch, and more (presale begins Aug. 17). The fest features performances from Go Fever, Como Las Movies, Mike Melinoe, and Nemegata. Your online donation to Central Texas Food Bank gets you registered for the fest. Stay tuned for more info at austinchronicle.com/hot-sauce and on social media @austinchronicle and @chronevents.
    Sun., Aug. 30  
    Online
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    Food Events

    Barr Mansion's Pizza & Pints

    The tree-studded event center called Barr Mansion is opening its lovely grounds to the public each Wednesday for an evening of picnic-style dining in the spacious outdoor gardens, featuring organic salads, snacks, and sweets, in addition to the savory pies made in Barr's on-site wood-fired oven. Bonus: Live music by Joshua Klaus, beer from Hopsquad Brewing, and cocktails by The Tigress. (And zero-proof cocktails, too, by the Barr home team.)
    Wednesdays, 6-10pm  
  • Arts

    Books

    Christopher Brown: Failed State

    Here comes a new dystopian legal thriller from the author of Tropic of Kansas and Rule of Capture, as Austin's own Christopher Brown talks with Cory Doctorow about what happens in Failed State, Brown's latest literary provocation that explores the aftermath of a second American revolution. Listen: "Amid the flooded ruins of New Orleans, rebels are building their idea of utopia – which includes kidnapping their defeated adversaries who got rich destroying the country and trying them for their crimes."Zoom, citizen, from the relative safety of your present home, into a finely wrought future that may very well be among the darkling ones we're facing now.Note: You can purchase a copy of the new paperback right here.
    Wed., Aug. 12, 7pm. Free.  
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    Visual Arts

    Cloud Tree Studios: Being

    Looking for something beyond the virtual? This is it: Cloud Tree presents a safety-optimized show of new figurative works by longtime local, Peruvian-born sculptor Alejandra Almuelle, featuring a series that "explores the state of being as a process of becoming." Our own appreciation of sculpture in general is in the process of becoming overwhelmed by the powerful beauty of what Almuelle can do with clay and pigment, and this timely exhibition is another stunning example of why. So make a reservation, put on your best mask, and be sure you don't miss this soul-fortifying opportunity.
    Through Aug. 22. Free.
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    Comedy

    ColdTowne TV: Yeah, But Are You Happy?

    Austin comedians Katie Stone and Lane Ingram invite you to an ongoing podcast that explores the intersection between creativity and mental health.
    Wednesdays, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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    Events

    Fix-It at Home: Bike Gears

    Have you ever experienced trouble with your bike gears? What happens when your gears get out of alignment? Join this workshop hosted by Austin Resource Recovery to learn how bike gears work and how to fix the shifting system if you find yourself in a bind.
    Wed., Aug. 12, 11:30am. Free.  
    Online
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Flatbed Press: La Romita Revisited

    This is a group exhibition by the participants of the 2019 Italian Il Sole Residency at La Romita, Umbria, featuring work by Jo Harvey Allen, Katherine Brimberry, Belinda Casey, Monica Cimino, Suzi Davidoff, Orna Feinstein, Mary Fischer, Elaine Johnson, Charmaine Locke, Erica Stephenson, Sam Schwartz, and Susan Schwartz. A glass of prosecco, we reckon, will be the perfect liquid accompaniment to Friday's Zoomed reception.
    Through Aug. 18. Free.  
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    Visual Arts

    GrayDUCK Gallery: Two New Shows!

    This weekend debuts not just one but two new exhibitions at this esteemed Eastside gallery: 1) This year's Eyes Got It winner David Alcantar presents "Continually, the Unnameable Moves On,"illustrations and musings about negotiation, the show itself perforce renegotiated due to Our Present Circumstances. 2) M.E. Laursen has curated "Occupied," a group show exploring the experience of occupying a body, featuring work by Christina Coleman, André Fuqua, Alex Kang, Ling-Lin Ku, Jay Jones, Diego Mireles Duran, Weylin Neyra, Rachael Starbuck, Tino Ward, and Ariel Wood.
    Through Aug. 23, by appointment
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    Visual Arts

    ICOSA: Window Dressing VII

    This latest in ICOSA's continually refreshed series of front-window installations features public (be)longing: SGMRT Rakhee Jain Desai and Jessica Blaustein's large textile panels based on a selection of Singapore MRT (subway) stations. "It feels oddly fitting that textile maps made for open interaction and touch hang silently behind a glass wall — almost like an open casket."
    Through Aug. 17
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    Arts & Culture

    Interfaces: Virtual Artist Showcase & Open Mic

    A rad (and monthly) showcase centering POC, queer, trans, GNC, disabled, women, and otherwise marginalized writers and musicians.
    Second Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Free.  
    Zoom
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    Visual Arts

    John Mulvany: The Pattern Days

    It's only because we've been a bit unnerved by this pandemic, probably: That's why the access point here makes us giggle. But damned if one of the best artists in this city, the man whose bright images of urban and forested realisms are forever haunted by ghosts of one kind or another – damned if that John Mulvany hasn't gone and mounted a public show via Google Docs. Once you get over the WHUT factor of that and have clicked to see what's up, you'll be pleasantly surprised: It's not quite as good as being there in the flesh – is anything, ever? – but this solution, room by room and painting by painting, elegantly showcases the artist's new mid-lockdown series of works depicting the deep, spirit-riddled natural world.
    Through Aug. 16. Free.  
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    Events

    Mexic-Arte Museum: Call for Día de los Muertos Ofrendas

    Mexic-Arte Museum is seeking community altar artists for their Día de los Muertos celebration this fall. Artists must be able to complete installation between Sept. 7 and Sept. 15. Email curator George Vargas for an application.
    Application deadline: Aug. 26  
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    Events

    Politicians & Musicians: Get Out the Vote Letter Writing Parties

    Join Swing Left ATX and Vote Forward for an entertaining night of music, community action, and getting out the vote! Volunteers will send heartfelt handwritten letters to unregistered and low-propensity voters, which has been shown to significantly boost voter turnout. Each Wednesday features a Texas House candidate and Texas musicians to entertain during the letter-writing.
    Wed., Aug. 12. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Community

    Pride in Your Neighborhood

    Break out the rainbows for this citywide socially distanced Pride celebration because Austin Outpost is asking folks to help cover their neighborhoods with Pride flags, balloons, and decorative lights.
    Sun.-Sun., Aug. 9-15  
    Citywide
  • Food

    Food Events

    Siete Foods: Salsa-Making Class

    It's a summer-perfect virtual class in which chefs from Mexican-American food brand Siete Foods show how to make three different salsa recipes – pepita tomatillo salsa, charred peach habanero salsa, and salsa cruda – in addition to revealing the recipes for delicious cocktails (or mocktails) to enjoy while dipping their signature tortilla chips. Bonus: All proceeds from this instructional event go to World Central Kitchen. AND: The price includes a free bundle of Siete’s Grain-Free Tortilla Chips, if purchased by Aug. 10.
    Class: Tue., Aug. 18, 6pm. $10.  
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    Visual Arts

    SUFFRAGE NOW: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition

    On August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote. On August 6, 2020, the Elisabet Ney Museum debuts this new show for which women photographers nationwide were invited to share photos that comment on the Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. The most eloquent images were chosen and are included in this online exhibition.
    Through Jan. 31, 2021. Free.
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    Arts & Culture

    Transgender Feminisms Reading Group

    Join the UT LGBTQ Studies' bibliophiles as they continue to read from The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard.
    Wed., Aug. 12, 6:30-8pm  
    Online
  • Arts

    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.  
  • Community

    Kids

    Virtual Hoppy Hour With Tiny Tails

    Virtually hang out with the adorable animals of Tiny Tails to You and one of their animal experts, livestreamed via Facebook Live or Instagram Live (@TinyTailsToYou). Donations accepted at www.tinytailstoyou.com/donate.
    Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9am  
    Online
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Wonderspaces

    Wonderspaces is "a new art show designed for a broad audience," featuring 12 installations from artists from around the world, now glorifying one 28,000-square-foot venue. And new artwork will rotate in starting this fall, is the deal – thus turning the space into "an ever-changing stream of extraordinary art." Of course, the most important question here is, "Is it Insta-worthy? Oh God, my dear lord, please, please let it be Insta-worthy!" Yes, yes, darlings: It's Insta-worthy AF. Mmmmkay? Now don't forget to mask up, slather some sanitizer, and be safe.
    Wed.-Thu., 5-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 4-10pm; Sun., 3-8pm. $15-24.  
    1205 Sheldon Cove #2-A
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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.  
  • Community

    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
  • 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
  • Community

    Out of Town

    A Virtual Tour of the MFAH Galleries

    Take a tour with curators Helga Aurisch and Ann Dumas of the Audrey Jones Beck Collection housing works by van Gogh, Monet, and others at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
    Ongoing  
    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
  • 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 ondemand.drafthouse.com
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    Special Screenings

    All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival

    This virtual edition, aGLIFF 33: Prism, will offer more than 65 films, with features, shorts, and events showcasing the diverse experiences of LGBTQIA people. Badges and single tickets are available, but it's also a great time to become an aGLIFF member, which gets you tons of perks for the fest and throughout the year.
    Aug. 6-16. $35 per weekend, $65 for both.  
    Online via www.agliff.org

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