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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.
    Sun., Feb. 28, 2pm, 4pm; Wed., March 3, 2pm; Thu., March 4, 2pm  
  • 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.
    Sun., Feb. 28, 12pm; Wed., March 3, 12pm; Thu., March 4, 12pm  
  • Community

    Events

    #TXBookChat: How to Participate in Read Across Texas

    Join the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for the inside scoop on how to participate in this year’s statewide community read on the theme of recovery.
    Thu., March 25, 11am. free.  
    Online via Zoom
  • 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

    Austin COVID Memorial

    Close to 700 people in Travis County have died due to COVID-19. The city of Austin and Interfaith Action of Central Texas invite the community to a virtual memorial service to remember those who have died and honor the families affected by the pandemic. The service will be available on several platforms and is open to all.
    Sun., Feb. 28, 3-4:30pm  
  • Community

    Events

    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 Feb. 22-March 25. Free.  
    Online
  • Community

    Civic Events

    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
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Coffee Chat: Michael Anthony García and Bug Davidson

    This series from Big Medium features leaders in the creative community sharing their personal and professional experiences to inspire others pursuing careers in art. Michael Anthony García is a multidisciplinary artist & independent curator, and a founding member of Los Outsiders curatorial collective. Bug Davidson is a motion-image artist and film/theater director interested in communicating through visual language intersections of media & representation, social corporeal choreography, akousmata and action, and the enchantment of cinematic gesture.
    Thu., March 4, 11am. Free.  
  • Community

    Events

    Community Resilience Trust

    CRT is working with multiple groups and departments to address the crisis of care facing our unhoused community members. Surplus funds will be allocated to efforts focused on long-term care.
  • Community

    Events

    Governor's Community Achievement Awards

    Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite communities across Texas to apply for the prestigious Governor's Community Achievement Awards, which are judged on achievements in areas such as environmental education and community improvement.
    Deadline: March 4, 5pm. Free.  
    Online
  • Community

    Sports

    It’s Time Texas Community Challenge

    The It’s Time Texas Community Challenge, hosted by statewide nonprofit It’s Time Texas, is working to make healthier lifestyles accessible to all Texans. Participants track healthy activities, like eating healthy foods and doing physical activity, to earn points for their communities and weekly chances to win prizes. Registration is open now!
    Jan. 4-Feb. 28. Free.  
    Statewide
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    MACC Galleries: Reopened!

    The Community Gallery and the Sam Z. Coronado Gallery in the Mexican-American Cultural Center reopen "with social distancing and additional health and safety precautions in place," and inviting reservations to see "Rosy Campanita, El Camino del Corazon, The Path of the Heart," which documents 13 years of struggle, persistence, and resilience between 2003-2016, and "Poética Textil/ Textile Poems," in which contemporary artists reveal their restlessness, inquiry, and research into the creation of fabric art via printing, weaving, and assemblage.
    Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm. Donations accepted.  
  • Qmmunity

    Community

    Make HIV History Conversation

    Join Vivent Health and Equality Texas to hear some key updates about the Texas Legislature and how legislative issues like Medicaid expansion and nondiscrimination protections could impact the LGBTQIA community and people living with HIV/AIDS.
    Wed., March 3, 6-7:15pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
  • Qmmunity

    Community

    Out Youth Story Time With Kathryn Gonzales

    In order to help the community stay connected during this stressful time, Out Youth's Operations & Programs Director Kathryn Gonzales is hosting a nightly, virtual story time. LGBTQIA folks of all ages are invited to join via a mobile device, computer, or by calling in. Currently, Gonzales is reading Benjamin Alire Sáenz's Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
    Daily until Out Youth resumes in-person operations. 8pm. Free.  
    Online
  • Food

    Food Events

    Red Beans and Ricely Yours, Austin

    This community initiative, headed by Chris Cubas and Maris Clegg, is dedicated to providing free meals (of red beans and rice, andouille sausage, cornbread, fruit, dessert, and a drink) to Austinites in need. "On Tuesdays, we will provide a link to sign up for a free home-made meal delivered to you with safety in mind," goes their announcement on Facebook. "There is no judgment and the form is anonymous. If you have been affected by the impact of Covid-19 or are having a hard time, we would like to make a small portion of your day a little bit better." Or, if you'd like to donate your time in driving, baking treats, or providing cases of non-alcoholic beverages, please reach out to redbeansaustin@gmail.com.
  • Qmmunity

    Community

    Releasing & Unraveling: Tools for Rebalancing Your World

    Community member g'beda hosts this health & wellness workshop for Austin's QTPOC communities.
    Sun., Feb. 28, 3pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
  • Community

    Yoga

    Seva Yoga

    This donation-based community studio offers 60 classes a week. Go online for instructor bios and a schedule.
  • Community

    Events

    Severe Weather Relief

    Due to the severe weather this week, many events have canceled or postponed. Listings here indicate what we know when we know it, but everything is subject to change. We've compiled a list of resources and organizations that have helped the community face the disaster; contact us if you have one to add or update: calendar@austinchronicle.com. The list is found at austinchronicle.com/events/community/severe-weather-relief.
    Ongoing
  • Food

    Food Events

  • Qmmunity

    Community

    The Queer and Trans Community Closet

    Starting Sun., July 12, make your appointment for curbside pickup at Out Youth and the Transgender Wellness Program's qmmunity closet for bus passes, groceries, hygiene items, art supplies, select gender-affirming items, and more. Days and hours of operation vary.
  • Arts

    Theatre

    The Social Distancing Festival

    This is an online community, as playwright and unstoppable force of creative nature Nick Green informs us, and it's been activated to "celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing that has come about due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)." It's not Austin-based, this virtual and ongoing festival of all kinds of performance arts, but damned if there aren't a few talented Austinites among the eclectic mix.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Trolls World Tour (2020)

    Join the Community Cinema and Tarrytown United Methodist Church for a safe, socially distanced screening featuring Lucy's Fried Chicken. The concessions stand with popcorn, candy, and drinks will be open, and Lucy's meals are available for preorder (choose the "add-on" ticket option).
    Fri., March 5, 6:30pm  
  • Community

    Events

    Uplift Austin Supply Distribution

    A free PPE, cleaning, and hygiene supply distribution for Black and Brown communities in Travis County, sponsored by Contigo Wellness, Austin Latino Coalition, Hispanic Star, Del Valle Community Coalition, American YouthWorks, Black Leaders Collective, Central Texas Allied Health Institute, KDH Giving Fund, Hustle for the Cause, and Southwest Key. In partnership with Proctor & Gamble, the event will distribute $200,000+ worth of supplies in the eastern crescent of Travis County.
    Sat., March 6, 10am-noon  
    Multiple locations
  • Community

    Events

    Virtual ATX Veterans Ball

    Benefiting Samaritan Center, this event raises awareness and garners support for the mental health needs of veterans and military families in our community.
    Fri., March 5, 7pm  
    Online
  • Community

    Civic Events

    YMCA Early Learning Readiness Program

    A free community program for qualifying low-income families that focuses on preparing children ages 2-4 for school, while providing their caregivers with the tools to facilitate their child’s development. Classes are offered twice a week in English and Spanish and last one hour.
    English: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am. Spanish: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am.. Free.  
    Online

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