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  • Come and Smoke it

    Smoke Game Strong presents "Come and Smoke It", A BBQ foodie event with 10 specialty dishes for all to enjoy at Windy Point Park on Lake Travis! Food, drinks and park entry are all included in the ticket price! There's also free parking and live music so bring all your friends and family!
    Sat. June 26, 12pm-7pm  
    Windy Point (Bob Wentz Point)
  • 2021 Austin Greek Festival

    Delicious Greek food including lamb, spanakopita, gyros, souvlaki, baklava and much more will set the stage for dancing and fun. Greek dance performances, kid-friendly activities, Greek dance lessons, shopping for Greek souvenirs at the agora market and much more make this three-day event a must to attend! Come experience the Greek hospitality known around the world!
    June 18-20  
    Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
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    Visual Arts

    The Blanton: Borderlines of the Conquest of Mexico

    2021 marks the 500th anniversary of the fall of the Aztec capital of Mexico-Tenochtitlan to an army of both Spanish and indigenous allies. This panel assesses the effects of such a cataclysmic event by focusing on murals produced in Yucatan and maps that depict the north of Mexico and what is now the southwestern United States. The creation of both murals and maps challenge narratives of a “spiritual conquest” and the “hispanization” process, and provide insights into how maps that represented the expansion of the Spanish empire also allowed imaginings of the original homelands of the ancient Mexica.
    Thu., March 18, 5pm. Free with registration.  
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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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      Visual Arts

      atxGALS: Springfest

      This festival from atxGALS features visual art by local artists, live music performances – Christelle Bofale, Jordan Young, Keith Sanders, Sir Woman, Keelan Donovan, Nané, Drew Davis, and Tameca Jones – and panel sessions on local entrepreneurs, art, and community. Of course it’ll be socially distanced – ticket prices are per group/table – and of course it’ll be swanky with an open bar and catered noms, and everything happening at that beautiful Cathedral space. Ah, look – we told you a little about this creative crowd right here.
      Thu.-Sat., March 18-20. $130-390.  
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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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      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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      Kids

      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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      Kids

      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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      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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      Visual Arts

      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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      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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      Arts & Culture

      Trans Lives/Trans Voices

      Every Thursday Ground Floor Theatre premieres new stories by and about trans and nonbinary Texans, including artists, advocates, and educators, as told in their own words through their own voices.
      Thu., March 18, 7pm. Free (donations welcome).  
      Online
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      Special Screenings

      "Into America's Wild" (2020)

      Laser IMAX 2D: From Oregon's stunning coast to the ancient canyons of the Southwest, from the wilds of Alaska to the Appalachian Trail, explore the scenic byways, ancient homelands, secret gems and hidden trails of America's great outdoors, and discover the human connection we all share with the secret wonders of nature.
      Thu., March 18, 2pm, 4pm  
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      Special Screenings

      "Shipwrecked" (2014)

      Experience the story of La Belle, a ship in French explorer La Salle's 1684 North American colonial expedition, as seen through the eyes of young Pierre Talon, a real-life passenger on the voyage.
      Thu., March 18, 12:30pm  
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      Special Screenings

      "The Star of Destiny" (2020)

      Feel the seats shake as a gusher explodes from an East Texas oil derrick. Experience the takeoff of Saturn V as if you were seated at Mission Control at the LBJ Space Center in Houston. Sound and sensory effects help make the film a truly memorable experience for all ages.
      Thu., March 18, 10:30am, 2:30pm  
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      Out of Town

      "Time No Longer" by Anri Sala

      The internationally renowned multimedia artist presents a new immersive sound and visual installation in the city’s former underground water reservoir.
      Fri., March 12-Sun., Dec. 12. $12/$8; free on Thursdays.  
      Buffalo Bayou Cistern, Houston
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      Special Screenings

      "Turtle Odyssey"

      Laser Imax 3D: Russell Crowe narrates this doc following the life cycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her journey across the ocean.
      Thu., March 18, 12pm  
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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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      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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      Visual Arts

      A05 Gallery

      This popular gallery represents a wide array of artists, both local and international, with creations that span a dazzling plethora of mediums. Cynda Valle. Rachel Dory. John Morse. And – oh, give that website a quick look and you'll be making an appointment ASAP.
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      Special Screenings

      AFS @ SXSW 2021 Virtual Mixer

      Join Austin Film Society for a special mixer on Gather.Town to celebrate AFS-supported films at SXSW 2021, an all-digital experience this year. Mingle with other guests and filmmakers Mei Makino, Tamara Saviano, Channing Godfrey Peoples, and Keith Maitland.
      Thu., March 18, 8pm  
      Online: www.austinfilm.org
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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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      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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      Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce March Happy Hour

      Tune in to Zoom for networking with Austin's queer chamber.
      Thu., March 18, 6pm. Free.  
      Online
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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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      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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      Visual Arts

      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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