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  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

    Cowabunga, dudes! Shock ATX presents a night of pizza, pints, prizes, and party-loving turtles to benefit Austin Wildlife Rescue. Sarah Wolf of Good Party ATX and Shannon Live of Bat City Comic Professionals host, and there'll be a special appearance from Tortellini the turtle and Austin Wildlife Rescue, "turtle eggs" filled with prizes, TMNT trivia for prizes, a sweet pre-show reel, and each ticket gets you a chance to win a virtual animal hangout with "Best of Austin" winner Tiny Tails to You. Plus, a portion of every Conan's Pizza sold goes to Austin Wildlife Rescue, and Richard's Rainwater provides refreshing agua. Bring a chair and sanitizer, and wear your mask.
    Fri., April 2, 8pm. $35-40.  
    • Community

      Events

      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

      A Trace of Easter

      This elegant eatery in the W Hotel Downtown is offering an Easter brunch prix fixe meal starting at 10am on Sunday, featuring a compelling variety of small bites, and entree choices of either Niman Ranch Griddled Country Ham (with poached eggs, fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese hollandaise, and roasted potatoes) or Cold-Smoked Beef Filet (with smashed Yukon potatoes, sautéed spinach, and beef-thyme jus). And dessert? Oh, yes. And cocktails? C'mon, this is in the W – you know there's excellent cocktails at Trace.
    • Community

      Kids

      ¡VAMONOS! A Caminos Talk Show

      Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center's Caminos program has created ¡VAMONOS!, an arts and variety show by teens for teens. Tune in via Facebook Live or Instagram TV.
      Every other Friday, 6pm  
    • Food

      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.
    • Food

      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  
    • Community

      Events

      Easter Egg Dye-o-Rama

      Free, hands-on Easter egg dyeing, scavenger hunts, self-paced tours, and lawn games with space to picnic in the shade. Supplies are provided, but visitors are welcome to bring their own boiled or blown eggs. While the eggs dry, visitors are invited indoors to see Neill-Cochran's "Hope for Spring" exhibit.
      Fri., April 2, noon-4pm. Free; suggested donation of $2 per egg.  
    • Food

      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.
    • Food

      Easter Dining

      Foxy's Proper Pub: Easter Brunch

      Downtown’s newest Irish pub is kicking off weekly brunch service this Easter Sunday from 11am-3pm with a menu featuring twists on sweet and savory favorites. They'll cook you up a Proper Irish Breakfast, of course, but also beet-brined Deviled Eggs and Citrus-Cured Salmon, among other treats. Still, the ultimate treasure, the biggest breakfast boss of all, might be their Irish Toast: a tempura-battered bread pudding with whiskey custard, crunchy crumbles, coffee whipped cream, and caramel drizzle. Come away, O human child!
      Sun., April 4, 11am-3pm  
      201 Brazos
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Hold Me Well

      Shrewd Productions presents this virtual world premiere of Eva Suter’s sci-fi re-envisioning of Shakespeare's Othello, depicting "a desolate, Central Texas inhabited solely by women after a catastrophic war has eradicated the male population. With the threat of another war and a new romance quickly unfolding before them, five women bound by the tragedy must entrust their lives to one another in order to save themselves and humanity." (Well, damn – count us in on that action, tyvm.) Directed by Rudy Ramirez, starring Ellie McBride, Hayley Armstrong, Elizabeth Mason, Emily Rankin, and Taylor Flanagan. Note: Click here to view the original trailer for the show.
      Through April 30. $8.  
    • Food

      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.
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Sunset Strip Comedy: Premiere Weekend

      There's, what, a new comedy club in town? Well, then: throw on your snazziest mask, pile on in (at 65% capacity), and enjoy fresh stand-up performances from Lara Beitz, Amir K, Jeremy Piven, JR Deguzman, and Fahim Anwar on this grand opening weekend. Subtext: Fuck you, 'ronas, we are gonna laugh.
      Fri.-Sat., April 2-3, 7 & 10pm. $40.  
      310 E.Third
    • 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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    • Film

      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.
      Fri., April 2, 2pm  
    • Film

      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.
      Fri., April 2, 12:30pm  
    • Film

      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.
      Fri., April 2, 10:30am, 2:30pm  
    • Community

      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
    • Film

      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.
      Fri., April 2, 12pm  
    • Qmmunity

      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
    • Community

      Events

      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
    • Community

      Events

      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.  
    • Arts

      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.
    • Music

    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      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."
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      ARTUS Co: End In the Beginning

      This is a duo exhibition of mid-to-large oil paintings and photography by Shelby Sult and Maggie Lyon that "represent each artist's personal truths through the lens of time."
      Through April 25
      10000 Research #118
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      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.  
    • 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.  
    • Music

    • Music

      Bart Crow

      Fri., April 2, 9pm
    • Arts

      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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