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  • 30th Annual Fredericksburg Food & Wine Festival

    The Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest celebrates its 30th event this year! Twenty-two Texas wineries will be pouring their wines, Texas craft beer including Altstadt, Real Ale and Shiner, a variety of Texas-made products, Grape Expectations Cooking featuring four chefs, Gargantuan grape toss, fabulous music, food concessionaires and more!
    Sat. Oct. 23, 12pm-7pm  
    Fredericksburg
  • Texas Hemp Harvest Festival

    Presented by Sweet Sensi, The Texas Hemp Harvest Festival will feature Ky-Mani Marley, Gary P. Nunn, Cas Haley, The Mau Mau Chaplins, The Supervillians, Big Mon, Bo Porter, Armadillo Road, Soulfiya with Wi'Deya, Pure Luck - FT. JK Pinkus, Doug Moreland, and The Derailers. The event is produced by farmers, processors, manufacturers, and retailers to celebrate their harvest with Texas!
    Sat. Oct. 23, 10am-11pm  
    Carson Creek Ranch
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    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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    #LoveThyNeighborTX: AAUL Emergency Donation Drive

    Austin Area Urban League launched the #LoveThyNeighborTX campaign with the support of fellow community-focused organizations to provide shelter, food, water, clothing, and more for housing-insecure Austinites put at risk during the winter storm, and continues to collect donations through Sunday.
    Through Feb. 21  
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    125th TSHA Annual Meeting

    The Texas State Historical Association's 125th annual meeting is all online, with more than 30 sessions featuring the research and work of top Texas historians. Regular sessions are prerecorded to watch at your own pace, and live events and Q&A sessions will take place March 3-6.
    Feb. 17-March 6. $25; VIP, $125.  
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    Austin & Travis County Declare Local State of Disaster

    Travis County Judge Andy Brown and Austin Mayor Steve Adler have issued a local state of disaster for both Travis County and the city of Austin in response to severe winter weather conditions. These declarations will last for no more than seven days, until Feb. 21. They urge residents to seek shelter, stay off the roads unless it's an emergency, and conserve energy. Helpful tips and links to pages such as Austin Energy outage maps are located at AustinTexas.gov.
    Feb. 14  
    Countywide
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    Austin Disaster Relief Network

    Austin Disaster Relief Network deployed volunteers to emergency shelters during the storm and is now seeking donations and volunteers for crisis cleanup. If you need assistance, call the hotline at 1-800-329-8052 through March 2.
    Feb. 16-March 2  
    Sign up/donate online
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    Backyard Chickens

    Do you know the difference between a Buff Orpington and a Rhode Island Red? Find out and get all the details on starting your own coop at this beak-to-tail workshop, with options for online or on-site learning.
    Online: second Saturdays, 10am-noon; on-site: third Saturdays, 10am-2pm. $40, on-site; $30, online.  
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    Bale Creek Allen Gallery: Space Junk Telemetry

    Here's a solo show from Vargas-Suarez Universal, an artist currently living and working between New York City, Houston, and Bishkek (in Central Asia's Kyrgyz Republic). He's best known for public art, paintings, textile works, drawings, and sound recordings, sourcing spaceflight programs, astronomy, and aerospace architecture of countries around the world to create stunning work for museums, galleries, private and public spaces.
    Through Feb. 26
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    Black History Month With Austin Music Foundation

    AMF will celebrate Black History Month by featuring 28 days of Austin music history told through a series of stories by rock maverick Bevis M. Griffin, the first Black glam rock artist in Texas. Follow along on their blog all month.
    Through Feb. 28  
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    Black History Month With Texas State Parks

    Park rangers from around Texas, including the Buffalo Soldier Heritage Outreach Program and the Texas Outdoor Family staff, are debuting a new series of virtual programs celebrating Black history, culminating in a live, interactive trivia challenge at 6 p.m. on Feb. 27.
    Through Feb. 27  
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    Black History With Outschool

    Local teachers are using the platform Outschool to reach more students to educate about Black history. Check out the many, many activities and classes online by searching "Black History Month" and sort by age group, date, and more.
    Through Feb. 28  
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    CANCELED: Cute AF Lonely Hearts Club

    Eastside Pop-up presents a handcrafted and vintage market where you'll find the perfect gift for someone special. A portion of vendor fees will go to Out Youth.
    Sat., Feb. 20, 11am-4pm. Free.  
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    Cloud Tree Studio: We Talk to Colors

    Rachel Koper is the curator of this group show of paintings. "I just wanted to fill the space with color and paintings," she tells us. "It's a salon-style hanging of pieces with gestural realism and some abstracts, just this colorful mix of oil and acrylic artworks." Sure, and since the group of artists includes Chris Chappell, John Cobb, Heyd Fontenot(!), Yamin Li, Andrea Munoz Martinez, John Mulvany, Johari Palacio, Charles Randolph, and Koper herself – well, we're excited to see this stuff. Check the website to make your appointment soon.
    Through Feb.23
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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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    Elisabet Ney's Nature Day

    Virtual fun for the whole family with nature art demos, an activity with the Austin Nature and Science Center, and a guided video tour of the Ney's historic prairie and diverse ecosystem.
    Sat., Feb. 20, 1-4pm. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    Free Lunch ATX

    Austin's Free Lunch program provides home-cooked meals to people experiencing homelessness. Make a donation, or contact them at freelunch.atx@gmail.com if you or someone you know is in need of support.
    Feb. 15-25  
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    Front Steps Blanket Drive

    Nonprofit Front Steps makes it easy to donate a blanket to a cold Austinite in need. They offer several good options to order online and have shipped directly to them, or you can drop one off at ARCH. Even easier: Simply hit the "Donate Now" button on their site and make a one-time or recurring donation to support their ongoing work serving those living without homes.
    Ongoing  
    Online or at Front Steps (ARCH), 500 E. Seventh
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    Valentine's Events

    Get Some Action

    Rocket Cinema and the Elegant Kid present drive-in film screenings with classy concessions, plus a pre-show serenade from lounge pianist Beverly Larf Linn. True Romance screens Feb. 19 at Sam's Town Point, and Pioneer Farms hosts Wild at Heart Feb. 21. Note: originally scheduled for Valentine's weekend but postponed due to weather.
    Fri.-Sun., Feb. 19-21. $15-20.  
    Sam's Town Point, 2115 Allred; Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive
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    Ivester Contemporary: Songs with Creature

    This solo exhibition features the elaborate abstract creations of Ryan Thayer Davis, the paintings often including "vibrant intersecting layers of shapes and color that vaguely resemble fantastic machines, which seem to be set into perpetual motion by their own complexities."
    Through Feb. 27
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    Maximizing Hope Seeks Donations

    During the freezing weather last week, local nonprofit Maximizing Hope provided hotel rooms for over 100 Austinites without homes, as well as food and hygiene items. Your donation can help spread the warmth to even more people in need in their continuing work.
    Ongoing  
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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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    Northern-Southern: To

    Have we mentioned how we can't even with this Phillip Niemeyer and his Northern-Southern gallery? And that we mean that in a good way? Listen: While the artistic takeover called Baton continues in the N-S venue on East 12th, here comes another wide-ranging project set in and around the city itself, a group show of paths and directions considered as art experience – installed outdoors, in semi-wild public spaces across Austin and beyond. This show encompasses "audio tours, trails, portals, sculpture, digital media, instructions, new landmarks, wayfinding marks, sibyls, remote running sessions, and care stations." And the artists providing this panoply of discovery? Adreon Denson Henry, Alyssa Taylor Wendt, Amanda Julia Steinback, Amy Scofield & Lisa Hallee, Emma Hadzi Antich, Laura Latimer, Chris Lyons, Ted Carey, Sean Ripple, Staci Maloney & Michelle Smolensky, Tammy West, and Zoe Berg. Recommended. Five stars. 10/10. Get out of the house and remap your territory!
    Through Feb. 28. Free.  
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    Same Time Next Year

    This is Bernard Slade's romantic comedy about a love affair between two people who, while married to others, rendezvous once a year. It's one of the world’s most widely produced plays – and a beloved film – in which 25 years of manners and morals are embodied by these periodical, adulterous lovers. Now you can catch it live in Georgetown, as directed by Damon Brown at the Palace Theatre.
    Through Feb. 28. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $32-34.  
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    Staycation Iv: (un)promised Potential

    Featuring works by Robert Jackson Harrington, Annie Miller, Liz Rodda, and Tammie Rubin, "staycation iv: (un)promised potential" explores concepts that generate and change through repetition, contradiction, and fictional narratives. Note: In conjunction with this exhibition, MASS Close Encounters will offer virtual programming with the artists via their Instagram.
    Through March 14
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    Support Austin Pets Alive!

    Head over to APA!'s blog to learn about the many ways you can help animals during the freeze and get resources if you need them. Monetary donations are always welcome, and they're collecting water and gas for generators. Staff and volunteers are answering emails to cold@austinpetsalive.org regarding donations and inquiries about help for animals stuck in the cold.
    Feb. 15-22  
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    Survive2Thrive Fundraiser

    Survive2Thrive partnered with Austin Hotel and Lodging Association to provide hotel rooms for the unhoused during the historic freeze. Donations are still being accepted.
    Feb. 16-March 8  
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    Texas Science Festival: Science for a Changing World

    UT-Austin's fest offers a series of virtual events, most of them live. Hear from world-changing researchers, COVID-19 vaccine innovators, and more; join virtual star parties with astronomers; and get step-by-step guidance for fun at-home experiments.
    Feb. 16-March 26. Free.  
    Virtual
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    The Femme Abstract

    Moya McIntyre of Dimension Gallery is the producer for the second showing of this much-loved group show, a multi-artist group exhibition featuring local abstract artwork by women in a 20,000-square-foot space on Springdale. Was the Austin Chronicle's Robert Faires impressed? Here's what he reported.
    Through Feb. 30. Saturdays, noon-5pm  
    979 Springdale
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    UPDATED: AISD Warming Centers

    Austin ISD has opened four schools to serve as warming centers, 9am-9pm::
    • South: Joslin Elementary School, 4500 Menchaca Rd.:
    • North: Barrington Elementary School, 400 Cooper Dr.:
    • Central (UT campus area): Lee Elementary, 3308 Hampton Rd.:
    • Far West area: Murchison Middle School, 3700 North Hills Dr.:
    Ongoing  
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    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Wellness Phone Bank

    The Travis County Democratic Party needs volunteers for a phone bank to check in on vulnerable residents and connect them to resources. Volunteers need a working phone, internet, and computer.
    Feb. 19-20, 1-4pm  
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    Wally Workman Gallery: Be the Soul

    Emerging from the chaos of the pandemic and the fight for social justice, this exquisite show of paintings by Anne Siems explores "a shift in consciousness to a softer and more playful way of being. The women depicted are strong yet vulnerable; they are both a hope and a reflection of our world. In this work and in her practice, Siems has found strength and patience to be the soul." We heartily concur.
    Through Feb. 27

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