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for Tue., Jan. 26
  • The Act of Reading Virtual Screening & Live Q&A

    A magical documentary journey into the world of teaching and reading Moby-Dick. Join a virtual reunion of the cast as they discuss the film and our evolving relationship to canonical literature. This event is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
    July 23-July 30  
    Virtual Event
  • Movies on the Lawn at the Neill-Cochran House Museum

    Movies on the Lawn hosted by TJ Henry Law.

    • July 22: Friday Night Lights
    • Aug 5th: Best Little WhoreHouse in Texas
    • Aug 22: Giant

    Beverages provided by Still Austin, Thirsty Planet Brewing, Austin Gourmet Popcorn. $15 pp/$10 for members (drinks & popcorn included in admission price). Starts at dusk, capacity limited and reservations recommended.
    July 22, Aug. 5, Aug 19  
    Neill-Cochran House Museum
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    Visual Arts

    Lydia Street Gallery: Attachment

    Deanna Miesch's new gallery on the Eastside debuts with an exhibition of drawings and sculptural works by Austin's Stephen Daly.
    Reception: Fri. Feb. 26, 6-10pm
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    Nightlife & Parties

    BearBack Bingo

    Lady Grackle and CupCake play host while you play to win prizes.
    Tuesdays, 9-11pm. Free.  
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    Davis Gallery: As the World Stood Still

    This is a retrospective of the creative journey that painter Kevin Greer started alone inside his studio during the lockdown that continued through this past month. You want to see some vivid, multicolored abstractions like strategically shattered shards of somebody's lysergic and fire-marked dreams? Then, says Brenner, you should see this.
    Through March 6
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    Theatre

    Developing Virtual Performances

    As venues remain closed and the audiences stay home, performers are learning how to translate the experience of live theatre to a virtual audience. The Dougherty Arts Center hosts this panel featuring Roxanne Schroeder-Arce of Teatro Vivo, Kate Taylor of Salvage Vanguard Theater, the Vortex's Melissa Vogt, as they discuss their experiences, best practices, and platforms to use to successfully develop virtual performances.
    Tue., Jan. 26, 6:30pm. Free.  
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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Thundercloud Sub

    Donate blood or platelets with We Are Blood to get a voucher for a free small ThunderCloud sub, redeemable through February. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Jan. 31  
    We Are Blood donor centers & mobile drives
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    Electric Lady Bird

    The Austin Public Library's streaming service, Electric Lady Bird, is now accepting submissions of local music. Upload 1-3 tracks to be considered, and jurors from the Austin music community will select the best albums. Selected musicians will be awarded $200, and the library will receive non-exclusive rights to stream the album/EP for a three-year term.
    Jan. 22-31  
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    Hi, How Are You Day

    Jan. 22 would've been Daniel Johnston's 60th birthday, and this event honors the dearly departed musician and raises funds for nonprofit Hi, How Are You Project's mental health initiatives. This year's HHAYD extends beyond his birthday and takes the form of a "Happy Habit-a-Thon," wherein a digital bingo card leads participants through activities designed to reinforce healthy habits, guide conversation, and reduce the stigma around mental illness. In addition, landmarks (like Johnston's beloved Hi, How Are You mural on the Drag) and sponsor American Campus Communities' West Campus properties will be illuminated in green, the hue of mental health awareness.
    Jan. 22-31. Free; donations encouraged.  
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    Visual Arts

    ICOSA: Meet Me at the Water

    Inside the front window of ICOSA, Kate Csillagi and Brooke Gassiot create scapes using video, mixed media, and shadow play. Note: The exhibition is viewable through the glass only to ensure everyone can safely peer inside at any hour of the day. "Please wear your mask and come check it out."
    Through Feb. 14
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    Lunch & Learn

    Multitask in a fun, enriching way by learning about nature, science, and natural history during your lunch break with the city of Austin's Nature & Science Center.
    Select Tuesdays through May 18, noon. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Northern-Southern: Baton

    This is a group show by relay, begun in July of 2020 as a method of socially distancing a community in the height of the pandemic: Artists took turns alone in the space, each adding to the exhibition. Now, as it nears its close, the exhibition resembles a community in which work converses and overlaps. With Adreon Henry, Vy Ngo, Dawn Okoro, Leon Alesi, Matt Steinke, Sev Coursen, Stella Alesi, and more.
    Closing reception: Sat., July 24, 3-9pm
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    PrintAustin 2021

    Artists, curators, galleries, and museums come together to present more than 30 print-focused exhibitions, artist and curator talks, workshops, and demonstrations taking place during PrintAustin's monthlong festival. With both safe in-person and online events, the 2021 program will appeal to all levels of printmakers, collectors, and dilettantes. See our coverage here for more.
    Through Feb. 15
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    Kids

    Texas History Tuesdays: When the Conquistadors Met the Karankawa

    How did early American Indians encounter their environment, other tribes, and the Spanish conquistadors in the vast landscape that would become Texas? A Bullock Museum educator will lead students as they search for evidence from artifacts and paintings to explore stories that reveal what impact these first encounters made upon early Texans.
    Tue., Jan. 26, 10am & 1pm. Free.  
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    The Blanton Museum: Curated Conversations

    This series explores and connects with the Blanton staff, streaming live every Tuesday at 5pm. The Blanton's collections are vast, as is the knowledge of these professionals. Click on over, we suggest, to enjoy a bit of both.
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  • Film

    Special Screenings

    AFS & Sundance Film Festival

    AFS Cinema is Austin's exclusive satellite venue for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. See fest selections at their drive-in screenings ($25 per car, $15 per additional passenger) and RSVP to enjoy free Beyond Film panel discussions with a Texas focus.
    Jan. 28-Feb. 2  
    Panels: online via Zoom; screenings: Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr.
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    AHS Car Raffle

    You could win a Mazda Miata convertible through the 17th annual Austin Humane Society car raffle powered by Roger Beasley Mazda. Each ticket provides one night of safe and warm shelter, nutritious food, quality medical care, and lots of love for a cat or dog who is waiting to find a home.
    Tickets available now; drawing held April 17. $20; three tickets for $50.  
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    AHS Tailgate Competition

    Austin Humane Society's Puppy Bowl XIV Tailgate Competition is officially underway! Andrea's Eats, Jo's Coffee, Austin Daily Press, and Yard Bar each compete with a tasty treat – and they're donating a percentage of sales to AHS. Try them all, and vote for your fave in the Facebook poll. The winning bite will be announced during the Puppy Bowl on Feb. 6.
    Through Feb. 5  
    Various locations
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    Civic Events

    AISD Texas Legislature 101 Info Session

    This event will focus on how exactly the legislative process works and how you can get involved in the decisions that affect your students.
    Tue., Jan. 26, 5:30-6:30pm. Free.  
    Online
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    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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    Art 84: Cornelius Carter

    This is a virtual preview of "Work in Progress" by Austin's Cornelius Carter, a work that "captures the struggles and glory of the African-American experience along with the artist’s faith in the American dream of equality and opportunity for all."
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    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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    Sports

    Austin Gilgronis Memberships

    Join AG Nation by purchasing a 2021 season membership for Major League Rugby's Austin Gilgronis. Matches will be held at Bold Stadium at Circuit of the Americas, and a season pass gets you access to eight home matches and all kinds of perks. Legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold will perform after the opening game March 20.
    Ongoing; season begins March 20. $120 and up.  
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    Dance

    Ballet Austin: Classes Online

    While you're home, wherever you are across the world,: you can still take a dance, fitness, or Pilates class with Ballet Austin. Ballet, barre, contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, cardio dance fitness, and Pilates out the wazoo, so to speak, because there are so many varieties to choose among, and all taught by professional instructors – and it's all available 24/7, just like the internets.
    $3-7 per class.  
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    Dance

    Blue Lapis Light: Beyond the Clouds

    The acclaimed aerial dance troupe's 2020 performance (chosen by Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires for inclusion among his Top Ten shows of the year) is now available in a digital version online – free of charge.
    Donations accepted.  
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    Books

    Books, Books, Books in the ATX

    Don’t forget, citizen: The best place to get your reading material is from Austin's own Malvern Books or HalfPrice Books or Black Pearl Books or Bookpeople or BookWoman stores – in-person or online. (And for the ultimate in vintage collectors' editions and unique works on paper, we recommend the excellent South Congress Books.)Or try Bookshop.org in general – because Bookshop, unlike the online behemoth named after a river, shares the profits among all its independent-bookstore members.
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    Brazilian Jazz Happy Hour w/ Paula Maya

    Venmo: @paulamaya; PayPal.me/paulamayamusic
    Tuesdays, 5:30pm  
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    Kids

    Camacho Activity Center Virtual Programs

    Visit the Camacho Activity Center virtually for bike tutorials, a Blunn Creek Nature Preserve hiking guide, and activity guides for homemade ice cream, nature bingo, leaf art, and more.
     
    Online
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    Visual Arts

    Camiba Art: ReRoot

    This, Orna Feinstein’s fourth solo show with the acclaimed gallery, is a meticulously curated exhibit that presents new works from the artist's concrete-based Dendro Beton sculptural series alongside never-before-seen works from her Branch and Rooted series of monoprints on paper.
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    Visual Arts

    ChingonX Fire: Group Exhibit

    Inspired by the Mexican American Cultural Center's annual La Mujer celebration – and by the first feminist of the New World, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz – this online group exhibit is curated by April Garcia and features womxn-identifying and nongender-specific artists whose artwork is tied to activism, feminism, cultural. and gender identity storytelling, environmental protection, and socioeconomic parity.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Cicada (2020)

    aGLIFF presents a virtual screening of the multiple-award-winning film about an intense relationship between two men that develops over a New York summer. Screening includes a Q&A with director/writer/star Matt Fifer.
    Available Jan. 21-27. $12; free for aGLIFF members.  
    Online: www.agliff.org

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