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for Fri., Aug. 26
  • 4th of July Parade

    Welcome to the return of Fredericksburg's 4th of July parade! There will be a program and music immediately following parade on Marktplatz. Come out for this great Fredericksburg 4th of July tradition. Entries are decorated with red, white, and blue. Bring your lawn chairs for a great seat along Main Street.
    Mon. July 4, 10am  
    Fredericksburg
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    AARC Exhibits

    The Asian American Resource Center features three new exhibitions: "A Sari-Draped World" by Neena Buxani; "Tradition’s Rebirth in Modern Austin" by Kevin Luo; and "Sweet and Sour," curated by Jennifer Ling Datchuk, with works by Mandy Wang, Kym Owens, Kim Le, Shika Joshi, Yuli Chang, and Davyn Ladera.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    AJFF Summer Series

    Austin Jewish Film Festival co-presents virtual access to several films, with individual tickets and summer passes available.
    May 29-Sept. 4  
  • 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.  
  • Community

    Events

    Baby Formula Resources

    Due to the nationwide shortage of baby formula, which disproportionately affects low-income families with transportation and time restraints, Community Resilience Trust provides a helpful online resource. Families in need can sign up for updates on local formula supply and info from WIC, and those in the know can help track the supply by reporting information. Anyone with formula to donate can drop it off at any of several locations; get all the info online.
    Ongoing  
  • Community

    Sports

    Ballet Austin Online Fitness Classes

    Choose from a variety of movement classes offered via livestream.
    Ongoing and June 21-July 29  
    Online
  • Arts

    Dance

    Ballet Austin: Classes

    Learn your way to physical grace with a dance class at Ballet Austin. There are so many varieties to choose among – ballet, barre, contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, cardio dance fitness, Pilates, and more – and all taught by professional instructors. See website for details.
    $3-7 per class.  
  • Arts

    Books

    Banned Camp

    Austin Public Library and BookPeople present a series of free events for citizens to "engage with books that have been banned or challenged, and be part of the conversation around the freedom to read."
    Through Aug. 28
  • Music

    Bercy

    Fridays, 12pm
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  • Arts

    Books

    Books, Books, Books in ATX

    Don’t forget, citizen: The best place to get your reading material is from Austin’s own Malvern Books or Half Price Books or Black Pearl Books or BookPeople or BookWoman or Reverie Books 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.
  • Arts

    Comedy

    ColdTowne

    "Set your dial to CTTV for at-home entertainment seven nights a week on ColdTowne’s Twitch channel, featuring experimental improv, live podcasts, scripted readings, guest characters, and more." And they've got in-person shows popping up around town, too – see website for details.
  • Music

  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    Crave

    Maeve Haven gets her host on with Vylette Ward, Target, Monica D. Jet, Kendoll Golightly, and Grandma Steven.
    Fridays, 11pm  
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  • Music

  • Arts

    Comedy

    Esther's Follies

    Esther's Follies – Austin's not-so-secret weapon in the fight against ennui – the comedy gem that still dazzles this growing urban hub – returns to the weekly live and in-person stage of their club on Dirty Sixth, the whole troupe bringing back old favorites and debuting a new program of hilarity with topical, ripped-from-the-headlines sketches and musical numbers. And you do need a laugh or two, right about this time, don't you, citizen? (And how about a margarita to go with that?) We'd add that the mind-boggling illusions presented by magician Ray Anderson are a bonus in the night's clever spectacle ... but, the way that arch maestro conjures mystery and delight, "bonus" would be an insult.
    Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 8 & 10pm. $30-40.  
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Fallout Comedy

    This hotbed of local performance is carrying on even more than usual, with an eclectic mix of live, mind-rocking comedy from some of Austin's best, all week long. Pro tip: The Sure Thing showcase on Friday night is, as ever, a don't-miss event. And, srsly, who would ever disagree with the sentiment of Monday night's Fuck This Week show? Check the website for details.
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    Final Friday

    Last Friday of the month is fetish night at Harry's Dark Bar, so unleash those deep desires with ya fellow kinksters.
    Last Friday of every month, 10pm
  • Community

    Events

    Float Films

    Celebrate summer with camp-centric films, a swim, and a counselor-approved cocktail. Selections include Wet Hot American Summer, But I'm a Cheerleader, and Friday the 13th.
    Fridays all summer; pool opens at 5pm, screenings begin at dusk  
  • Community

    Sports

    Free Fitness Classes

    Stronger Austin, powered by It’s Time Texas, offers a variety of free fitness classes, from cardio to Zumba.
    Ongoing. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    Kingdom

    Behold the majestic sights and sounds of drag royals Brigitte Bandit and Channing Ate'Em at this happy hour sensation hosted by Alexander the Great.
    Fridays, 9-10:30pm. No cover.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Laguna Gloria

    This local treasure of a venue, run by those Contemporary Austin folks who also bring us the Jones Center shows Downtown, is all about the outdoors – which is perfect for these trickily navigated times of ours, n'est-ce pas? Recommended: Stop by and breathe in the air, enjoy the lawns and gardens and the many examples of world-class sculpture arrayed across the property, and (as Frankie used to say) r-e-l-a-x.
    Thu.-Fri., 9am-noon; Sat.-Sun., 9am-3pm
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Landmarks: Self-Guided Walking Tour

    Well, it's always an event, isn't it? When you can take your smartphone to access self-guided tours of the outdoor public art sited by UT's award-winning Landmarks program? The answer (as long as the streets and sidewalks aren't dangerous with all this newfangled ice and snow) is a hearty, full-throated YES.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Link & Pin Gallery: Summer Strut

    Link & Pin presents a summer show featuring some of their favorite Austin artists; each artist (the amazing Leslie Kell among them) will have a work on display in the gallery, with additional pieces available online.
    Through Aug. 28
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Martha's Contemporary: Hokey Pokey + What You See Is What You Get

    Here's a two-person exhibition that features painting, installation, videography, and sculpture by Moll Brau and Wes Thompson. It's a deep dive into a pool of loneliness, triumph, and rebirth. It's a forest of mazes where fireflies provide the light. It's a show of creations from a pair of terrific, hardworking local artists and you don't want to miss it.
  • Music

  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Neill-Cochran House: The Hope Suite

    Mark Smith’s The Hope Suite is a series of forty-four collages inspired by the theme of global unity. Each 24-by-18-inch work on paper consists of a background monoprint or a digital photoprint, overlaid with collage, calligraphy, and mixed media. Note: The originals are part of the permanent collection of the Obama Presidential Center Museum in Chicago; the works on display here are limited-edition prints of those originals.
    Through Dec. 16. Free.  
  • Community

    Sports

    Night Golf

    A nighttime shotgun-style nine-hole round made more fun and challenging with glow-in-the-dark balls.
    Thu.-Sat., 6-9:30pm. $20.  
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Project Connect Virtual Open House

    The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan.
    Online
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights

    Fed up with rights being taken away? If the overturning of Roe v. Wade has inspired you to take action, join the movement to demand legal abortion nationwide. Find resources and ways to act, including rallies, meetings, and donation drives, and sign up to be notified of local actions.
    Ongoing  

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