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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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    2021 Bowl for Kids

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is bringing glitz and glamour to their annual fundraiser. The goal is to raise funds to put 80 kids into a caring match with an adult mentor, and you can participate from home by donating, forming or joining a fundraising team, and via online activities including a "Golden Age of Hollywood" costume contest.
    Through April 23  
  • Food

    Easter Dining

    Antonelli's: Easter Candy & Cheese Pairing

    John and Kendall Antonelli, those cheesemongers extraordinaire, want to make sure your annual devouring of Easter candy is an appropriately cheesy one, so they'll be guiding you, virtually, through seven cheeses and seven sweet treats in this evening of "secular, sugar-filled family fun."
    Thu., April 1, 6pm. $40-45.  
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    Food Events

    Chicken Salad Shoppe: The Passion of the Peep

    This popular ghost kitchen on Burnet Rd. is offering a limited time Spring Monster Cookie: The Passion of the Peep, a half-pound stuffed sugar cookie with passionfruit curd, topped with a Peep. Note: Chicken Salad Shoppe also offers (totally cluckin' delicious) chicken-salad sandwich platters for preorder.
    7433 Burnet Rd.
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    Easter Dining

    Easter Brunch at Swoop Garden

    Especially now that 2 Dine 4's Stephen Shallcross has made good on his promise to sell plants at the venue, we can scarcely imagine a better Easter brunching spot than this verdant Eastside gem where the food's as good as the Texas sky is big and they know how to do a mimosa up right. You want a feast that starts with field greens with crispy proscuitto and burrata and caramelized figs, then moves on to a crabcake benedict or roasted lamb chops, and finishes via a warm peach crisp topped with vanilla ice cream? Of course you do: Your mama didn't raise a fool, right? But we reckon you'd best make those reservations early, friend
    March 29-April 4  
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    Easter Dining

    Farmhouse Delivery: Easter Feasts

    We recently featured Farmhouse in these pages, because of their quality and innovation and all around community-uplifting goodness – and, in no small part, because we crave delicious meals that we can conveniently complete at home. So including them in this round-up of Easter feasts (especially since they offer the likes of Pork Medallions with Creamy Mushroom Sauce, Ravioli Primavera, Classic Chicken Pot Pie, Roasted Lemon Dill Salmon, and more) is a choice as obvious as a bunny is fluffy.
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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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    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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    Easter Dining

    Quack's Bakery: Easter Specials

    All three Quack's locations – Lady Quackenbush’s Cakery in Mueller, Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery, and Captain Quackenbush’s Coffeehouse on Menchaca – are offering a myriad of Easter goodies for a limited time, including: A six-inch carrot cake that's also a "Bunny" cake ($26.50); coconut cake filled with coconut pastry cream ($32.50); DIY Easter egg cookie kits ($15), which are, we daresay, perfect for the kiddos; six-packs of macaron Easter eggs in flavors of Earl Grey, matcha, lemon, Dreamsicle, vanilla funfetti, or raspberry; and more. But, oh! There are also complete Picnic Baskets right now, packed with sandwiches, chips, and pickles, and desserts and drinks, and plates and silverware and a blanket(!); and these totable treasures are $35 (serves two) or $70 (serves four). See website for details.
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    Civic Events

    Travis County Voter Registration

    The deadline to register to vote in the May 1 special election is Thursday, April 1. If you're not yet registered to vote (find out at www.votetravis.com), you may download a voter registration form at www.votetexas.gov/register, print it, and then either mail it to the county voter registrar (Travis County Voter Registration, PO Box 149327, Austin, Texas 78714-9327) or drop it off at the Travis County Tax Office (5501 Airport Blvd.). You can register to vote in person at the Travis County Tax Office, too. Applications must be postmarked or received by April 1.: If you’ve moved within Travis County or changed your name since the last time you registered to vote, update your voter registration online here.
    Deadline: Thu., April 1  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    UTNT: Radiance

    This play by Gursimrat Kaur explores the lives of a few urban citizens: Aria, a high-end escort; Dina, a physically disabled young woman; Stanley, an aspiring young entrepreneur. Witness the consequences of economic progression on the inequity of gender roles in a developing society. Directed by Giana Blazquez for UT's annual New Theatre program.
    Fri., April 2, 7:30pm. Donations accepted.  
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    #BlackLivesMatter Survivor Peer Support Group

    Led by the SAFE Alliance, one of Austin's nonprofits working to end sexual violence, abuse, and harassment. Email for details.
    Last Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm  
    Email for info
    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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    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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    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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    Audit and Finance Committee Meeting

    The committee discusses several audits, including homelessness and police oversight follow-up audits, as well as a potential audit of the city’s Winter Storm Uri response.
    Wed., March 31, 9:30am  
    Videoconference
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    Austin Energy Utility & Austin Water Oversight Committees Joint Briefing

    Austin Water gives updates on the local agency’s demand analysis, resiliency efforts, and financial relief relating to February’s winter storm.
    Wed., March 31, 1:30pm  
    Videoconference
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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
  • Arts

    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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    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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    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.
  • Music

    Bracken Hale

    Wed., March 31, 8pm
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    Buck Fuffalo & Friends

    Wed., March 31, 6:30pm
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Camiba Art: Between

    Since the early days of her art practice, Rebecca Rothfus Harrell has been influenced by the American Precisionists of the 1920s and '30s – particularly their approach to spatial organization, dimensional & time flattening, and selective realism. And now? "I've been documenting what I identify as the primary signifier of the state of flux across the country," says Harrell. "An empty sign hanging askew above a bolted front door, a familiar shaped frame with exposed bulbs towering over the defunct gas station or the torn fabric of a shop sign exposing the supports intended to hold it taut. I find these structures visually and conceptually captivating." We reckon, the way the artist has rendered these images, you will, too. Book a visit right here.
    Through April 10
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    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.
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    City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

    Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
     
    Online
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    City of Austin Recovery Resources

    Looking for info on water distribution, code complaints, or anything related to fallout from the winter storm? Check the city's site for the most up-to-date information.
    Feb. 25-April 5  
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    Kids

    Club Latinitas

    Enrollment is open and ongoing for this free bilingual afterschool club for all girls age 9-14, which includes fun, educational activities with technology and media.
    Through May 21, 4-6pm  

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