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    The Austin Chronicle Virtual Hot Sauce Festival

    The Hot Sauce Festival 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). 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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    Arts & Culture

    aGLIFF 33: Prism

    Be the rainbow, stream the rainbow: Austin's fave queer film fest is moving to the virtual realm for two weekends in August. Viewers will have the chance to watch on-demand or livestream more than 50 feature and short films showcasing the diverse experiences of queer and trans folks from around the world. Keep up with lineup announcements at www.agliff.org.
    Aug. 6-9 & 13-16. Weekend badge, $35; both weekends, $65.  
    Online
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    Austin's Birthday Bash

    Downtown Austin Alliance's third annual event is going virtual. Celebrate Austin quarantine-style with an at-home party including a concert with a lineup curated by Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone of Riders Against the Storm. Bring a piece of Republic Square to your backyard with a preordered picnic basket from Salt & Time Cafe and/or a Toy Joy birthday party kit with an Orangetheory Fitness class pass, available to pick up at the Square. You can even play a part by submitting recorded birthday wishes for the city. Get all the deets online.
    Event is Sat., Aug. 15, 6-8pm; preordered kit pickup Aug. 13-15  
    Online
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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).
  • Arts

    Books

    Bookwoman Poetry: Christopher Manes

    The Dallas-based poet and educator shares poems from his new book, Naming the Leper, which tells his family’s haunting story of exile and suffering. Note: This online reading will be followed by a round-robin-style open mic, so bring poems to share.
    Thu., Aug. 13, 7:15pm. Free.  
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    Comedy

    Cap City Comedy Club: Laura Beitz

    This Milwaukee native breaks funny bones to smithereens in Chicago and L.A. and on David Spade’s Comedy Central series Lights Out, of course. Now come on out and catch her onstage at Cap City in the midst of the Great Pandemic of 2020! Note: Reserved tables of 2-4 only.
    Aug. 12-15. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $30 and up.  
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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.
  • Food

    Food Events

    Emmer & Rye: Community Collabs

    The team behind acclaimed restaurant Emmer & Rye is partnering with local chefs to raise money for three community charities – Youth Rise Texas, The Tavel Bristol-Joseph Scholarship, and Southern Smoke. Each weekly collaboration features one entree from Emmeroni's, E&R's newly launched Italian concept – and there's still more to come: Steven Dilley of Bufalina, Aug. 13; Fermín Núñez of Suerte, Aug. 20; Miguel Vidal of Valentina’s Tex Mex, Aug. 27; Gabe Erales of Comedor, Sept. 3. Keep your eyes on @emmerandrye's Instagram: Each special menu item will be announced on the previous Tuesday.
    Through Sept. 3  
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    Events

    Fix-It at Home: Guitar Adjustments

    Are you a musician? Found yourself playing more music from home, but not sure how to make adjustments to your guitar? Have you recently taken up the guitar? Whether a longtime guitarist or newcomer, join this workshop hosted by Austin Resource Recovery to learn how to adjust your electric or acoustic guitar and make sure you’re hitting all the right notes.
    Thu., Aug. 13, 1-2pm. Free.  
    Online
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    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

    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."
    Aug. 10-17
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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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    Preservation Austin Virtual Homes Tour

    Preservation Austin's 28th annual tour, “Downtown Doorsteps,” will be virtual this time. The 45-minute-long video will explore Downtown’s historic living spaces, and will be followed by a live Q&A session. Tickets include digital access to five eclectic living spaces updated for 21st century living, from a midcentury high-rise with stunning Capitol views to a converted Congress Avenue storefront overlooking the Paramount Theatre. Ticket sales benefit the nonprofit's preservation and education efforts.
    Thu., Aug. 13, 7pm. $20.  
    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
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    Arts & Culture

    Queer Film Theory 101 Goes to aGLIFF!

    Queer Film Theory 101's Michael Graupmann and Lesley Clayton relive some of their favorite totally-queer-narratives-from-not-so-queer movies from the past year with the QTs at aGLIFF.
    Thu., Aug. 13, 7-8pm. $5 (included with aGLIFF badge).  
    Online
  • Food

    Food Events

    Rebel Cheese: Vegan Cheese Tasting

    Yeah, we know: Vegan cheese? But remember that, pre-pandemic, when Rebel Cheese opened in Mueller there were lines out the damn door for these plant-based cheesy comestibles – and the subsequent raves from aficionados were nigh on dairy-deafening. So unless you have something against good food and flavor, this virtual tasting party (featuring a firm pepper jack, dill havarti, black ash chèvre, and a garlic herb boursin) is worth looking into (and nomming on) no matter what the parameters of your diet are.
    Wed., Aug. 19, 7pm. $35.  
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    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.  
  • Arts

    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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    Special Screenings

    Texas Focus Book Club: Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids

    Join the Bullock Museum and author Alison Macor for a livestream discussion about her book Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids: Thirty Years of Filmmaking in Austin, Texas. Don't worry if you miss the stream; it'll be posted on the Bullock's YouTube channel after.
    Thu., Aug. 13, 7:30pm. Free; purchase book through museum store to support the Bullock.  
    Online via www.thestoryoftexas.com
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    Books

    Texas Focus: Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids

    Join the Bullock Museum and author Alison Macor for a livestream discussion about her book, Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids: Thirty Years of Filmmaking in Austin, Texas.
    Thu., Aug. 13, 7:30pm. Free.  
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    Visual Arts

    Texas Folklife: Apprenticeships In the Folk Arts

    Celebrate the artists of Texas Folklife’s 2020 Apprenticeship Program as they share skills, techniques, and lessons learned through their intensive study. This two-part virtual event is an opportunity not only to highlight each showcasing artist’s work but inspire exchange and create connections between diverse artistic communities.
    Part one: Thu., Aug. 13, 6pm; part two: Tue., Aug. 18, 6pm. Free.
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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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    Visual Arts

    Women & Their Work: Likes Charge

    The newest exhibition by that remarkable digital savant Melanie Clemmons transforms the gallery into a livestream temple dedicated to reimagining networked technology as a medium for spiritual rejuvenation and metaphysical manifestation. Surrounded by a series of video art projections that cast a magic circle, free from the internet’s more sinister elements, viewers can connect to cloud-based bliss.
    Online reception: Thu., Aug. 13, 6-7pm  
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    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.  
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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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    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 Art, Houston.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    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  

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