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for Wed., March 17
  • Art From the Streets' Annual Show & Sale

    Art from the Streets is celebrating their 29th Annual Show and Sale featuring original works of art created by Austin’s homeless community.
    Fri. Oct 29, 6pm-9pm & Sat Oct. 30, 10am-6pm  
    Blue Genie Art Bazaar
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    Art Free-for-All

    Get to know all the Contemporary has to offer at this family-friendly open house. Explore the sculpture park and the art on view, grab a kit at the front desk to create some art of your own, and see amazing online art demonstrations from anywhere you like, featuring Contemporary Art School instructors.
    March 13-19  
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    Austin Humane Society Adventure Week

    Spring break is going to the dogs (and cats) at the Austin Humane Society! Young participants will spend the week exploring how animals and the humans who love them can get outside and stay active. The week kicks off with a "funniest pet" photo contest, and continues with hands-on, educational sessions including storytime, Backyard Bingo with Austin Wildlife Rescue, leash and pet bed craft tutorials, live walks with adoptable dogs, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the shelter. On Saturday, activities will be offered in Spanish.
    March 15-20. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Food Events

    B.D. Riley's St. Patrick's Day

    This lot of Celtic celebrants are bringing their St. Patrick’s Day party back, having shelved the event during last year’s initial coronapanic. Now the popular pub and restaurant will offer viewings of Premier League Football and rugby games bright and early – Liverpool takes on Leicester at 6:30am on Sat., March 13, for instance – as well as live music throughout that day and on March 17, with the usual wealth of Irish drinks and fare brightening the family-friendly venue.
    Sat., March 13; Wed., March 17
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    Bark for the Arc

    The Arc of the Capital Area is once again joining forces with its dog therapy partner, Divine Canines, to host this virtual art auction featuring original pet-inspired art created by local artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Artwork sales will benefit the student artists, as well as virtual programs provided by The Arc of the Capital Area to Central Texans with disabilities. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to Divine Canines to help them continue free dog therapy services. You can browse the artwork and merchandise and start bidding now.
    Thu., March 25, 7pm  
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    Classical Music

    Conspirare: Re:Genesis

    Conspirare and the October Project Music present the world premieres of “Holding Our Breath” (by composer Carlos Cordero and poet Julie Flanders) and “Call Across” (by Kyle Pederson and Brian Newhouse), both works recipients of the American Choral Directors Association’s Genesis Prize.
    Wed., March 17, 7:30pm. Free.  
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    Discovery Green Spring Break

    Celebrate Spring Break with Girlstart and Discovery Green with five fun-packed days for the whole family. Materials lists are online, and a new hands-on STEM activity is posted each day.
    March 15-19  
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    Arts & Culture

    Intro to Intro to Sketch Class

    QueerTowne special guest host – and former Chronicle intern – Irielle Wesley teaches you how to bring the laughs while you learn the basics of writing a comedy sketch.
    Feb. 17-March31. Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Tips suggested.  
    Online
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    Jurassic Quest

    From adorable baby dinos to a fierce T. rex, guests embark on the adventure of a lifetime led by an audio tour as they view 70 photorealistic dinosaurs that move and make sounds, all from the comfort of their own vehicles. Optional Quest Packs include dino surprises and activities to do at home.
    Through March 28. $49 and up per vehicle.  
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    Books

    Katherine Angel: Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again

    The author presents her newest book – a "provocative, elegantly written analysis of female desire, consent, and sexuality in the age of #MeToo" – in conversation with Austin's own Alyssa Harad.
    Wed., March 17, 5pm  
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    Visual Arts

    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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    Performance Screening: VAC South Lawn

    Madeline Hollander's Score for Seven Solos revisits a project she first realized in 2017: A selection of retired AFD fire hoses extended across UTVAC's gallery floor, assuming a new function as a site-responsive choreographic score awaiting interpretation. Then, a group of student dancers responded to the repurposed objects through improvisational movements. Now, documentation of these performances can be viewed from the VAC's south lawn.
    Through March 27. Wed.-Sat., 5pm-12mid. Free.  
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    Rugby and Live Music: AG & AMF

    Austin Music Foundation has announced a partnership with Major League Rugby's Austin Gilgronis to provide live music and entertainment at the matches all season. In addition to an initial donation, the Gilgronis will contribute 100% of the proceeds from opening night to AMF. The season opener features the legendary Paul Oakenfold, and future matches will include some of Austin's best entertainers.
    Season opens March 20, vs. Utah Warriors  
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    SXSW Online 2021

    South by Southwest is virtual this year, with global music festival experiences and sets from iconic comedy clubs around America, sessions from speakers ranging from astronauts to entrepreneurs, and some of the best and brightest talents in film brought to you wherever you are.
    March 16-20. $399.  
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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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    Umlauf: Picnic in the Garden

    Grab your favorite picnic blanket and don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy an exclusive experience in the garden, an evening of feasting on delectable food and wine offerings from Austin Catering while enjoying a performance from local artists.
    Wed., March 17, 6-8pm. $70-185.  
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    Virtual 2x2 Afterschool Storytime

    Read two stories selected by Texas librarians, then discuss and do a related activity. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
    Wed., March 17, 3:30pm  
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    A Neighbor in Need A/C Giveaway

    Do you know of a homeowner in your area whose heating and air system no longer works? Someone that needs a new system but can’t afford it? Tell Del's Heating & Air Conditioning their story, and Del’s will provide one winner with a new HVAC system.
    Through April 15; winner chosen April 30  
    www.delsacservice.com
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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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    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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    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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    Austin Scavenger Hunt

    Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
    Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
    Online and at home
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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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    Barnyard Buddies

    Meet animal friends at a special hands-on farm tour where a handler will introduce youngsters to chickens, horses, and donkeys.
    Saturdays, 10am  
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    Beautify Texas Awards

    The Beautify Texas Awards, formerly the Keep Texas Beautiful Awards, recognize the efforts of those working to enhance their community and protect the Lone Star State. Anyone is welcome to nominate an exceptional environmental leader; get all the details on the website.
    Nominations accepted through March 25. Free.  
    Online
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    Behind the Scenes: Art of the Hollywood Backdrop

    Visit mid-century Hollywood without leaving Austin through an up-close view of these Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio assets. This first-ever public viewing of 12 historic Golden Age of Film backdrops provides a look into the nearly lost art of hand-painted Hollywood scenic art. Bonus: Re-creations of other backdrops in the collection, as painted by UT scenic art students training with Karen Maness. And, look: Robert Faires reports on the show right here.
    Extended through April 18. $5-12.
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    Best of Legally Blonde: Spring Break Musical Theatre Camp

    Elle Woods fans will love spending spring break singing, dancing, and crafting with the best songs and scenes from the smash hit musical.
    March 15-19. Full day, $365; half day, $265.  
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    Civic Events

    BizAid Business Orientation Webinar

    A general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth.
    Wed., March 17, 10-11am. Free (registration required).  
    Online

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