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    A05 Gallery: Todd Talks

    Ao5's director Todd Gresley interviews a new artist each week in this livestreamed video series from the popular south Austin gallery.
    Thursdays, 2pm  
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    Austin Creative Alliance: Online Artshow Fundraiser

    The ACA has teamed with SKM Art Advising to present this virtual exhibition of works for sale to benefit the Artists Emergency Fund, featuring new pieces by Stella Alesi, Naomi Schlinke, Rebecca Bennett, and more.
    Ongoing, until sold out  
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    Big Medium: Coffee Chats

    In addition to their regular artist features, the Big Medium folks offer virtual coffeetime convo, too – with leaders in the creative community sharing their personal and professional experiences to inspire others pursuing careers in art. Coming up: Vladimir Mejia of Co-Lab Projects and the Ink Tank Collective.
    Thu., May 28, 11am. Free.
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    Camiba Art: Studio Scene 4

    It's Camiba's fourth annual exhibition of art gathered directly from studios visited on global tours (with a focus on Latin America). Experience new cultural voices through a wide variety of mediums, expressed by more than 25 artists representing four countries and nine geographic locations. Curator Troy Campa will post a video walk-through once the exhibition's up and ready, but the gallery is also open for in-person viewing by appointment only.
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    Carver Museum: High Signs and Beacons

    This is a project of CarverMuseumATX, Six Square, the City of Austin Equity office, and the African American Heritage Facility, calling on artists, poets, scholars, and writers of African descent to join in a mutual aid effort. It's an invitation to engage with the isolation, uncertainty, and essential chaos of these times – and your voice is essential. See website for details.
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    Collection Rert: Palimpsests & Iterations

    Nothing short of World War Z will shut these guys down, we reckon. This first in a series of ongoing "Solo Vertual" shows during the pandemic features artist, educator, and curator Linda Kelsey-Jones. Her work incorporates photos (original or archival) modified via digital techniques and traditional media to create layers of texture and nuance within an overall rhythmic composition.
    May 28-June 28  
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    Food Events

    DipDipDip Pop-Up

    GQ Magazine may have named them one of 2020's best new restaurants, and our own Jessi Cape has fairly raved about the eatery's brilliance, but that damned coronavirus put a stop to – well, hold on now. Look: Tatsu Aikawa's most celebrated venue flips a finger to pathogens everywhere and re-opens with a to-go menu featuring new dipping sandwiches (crafted with meats that are charred on a binchōtan grill, slow-cooked and thinly sliced) with a choice of dip, plus artisanal ice cream (Cookies 'n Matcha and Yuzu Mascarpone, for instance), and we're like, "OMG, yesssss!"
    Wed.-Sun., 11am-9pm
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    Comedy

    Esther's Follies

    You don't have to slog your way through Dirty Sixth anymore, citizen – you can catch the arch antics and musical mayhem of the Esther's crew on video as they unleash fresh new sketches and songs and more about the hottest topics of the day. And there's all sorts of behind-the-scenes extras now, too, and it's all available via their Patreon page. You need to laugh right about now, so this is a good idea, right? And sports are important, sure they are, but wouldn't you rather be a local comedy supporter than a local athletic supporter? [*pauses for response, hears only crickets*] Right – leaving it to these professionals, then.
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    Food Events

    Far-Out Lounge: Fowl Mouth and Austin Rotisserie

    It's not just that the Far-Out Lounge has re-opened for patio-only seating. It's that their new (and perfectly named) food truck Fowl Mouth offers a medley of fried chicken, Southern sides, and vegan options. Well, it's that, but also that Far-Out is hosting another mobile eatery, too: The French-inspired Austin Rotisserie, featuring slowly roasted birds (with peeled baby potatoes roasting under the chicken drippings) alongside salade de chêvre, rôtisserie tacos, baguette sandwiches, and more. Sacre bleu, do they give Michelin stars to food trucks?
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    Feed It Forward

    Feed It Forward and take out hunger! Order delivery, pickup, groceries, beer, wine, or cocktails from participating restaurants and add the $5 Feed It Forward menu item before checkout. Support the local food community and provide 20 meals to the Central Texas Food Bank with each Feed It Forward item. Plus, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is matching donations up to $10,000. Check out the list of participating locations online before you make your next takeout order; there's a wide variety all over town.
    Various locations
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    Food News Buffet

    Bowled over with bread, lately, but still missing those soupy bread bowls at Gourmands? Hang on, citizen – the patio of that bastion of culinary goodness is now open for private party reservations, even while takeout and delivery continues. And the same situation is true of Downtown's popular and vodka-friendly Russian House, even though they're still refusing (no matter how often we nag them) to name any menu item "Ballroom Blintz."Meanwhile, on West Sixth, the Key Bar welcomes a six-month pop-up from the Eastside's agave-mongering La Holly – featuring more tequila, mezcal, et cetera than you can shake a succulent at – accompanied by those Mexico City-inflected noms from the Taco Flats food truck.And, no, the apple-forward savants of Eastciders aren't abandoning their elegant Collaboratory tap room on Springdale; but they're currently revamping the former Uncle Billy's Smokehouse on Barton Springs Road, turning the joint into Austin Eastciders BS – replete with wine, cocktails, coffees, limited-edition small-batch ciders (fermented on-site, no less), and a full menu of noms. (It's maybe because we have a bit of a foodie crush on chef Page Pressley that we feel compelled to mention: He's the man behind the new menu that'll feature cider-brined cured meats, pizzas, sandwiches, and salads.): Hey, you a Nutella fan? You know – that chocolatey hazelnut spread that's really popular in Europe? It's kind of like peanut butter, but it's made with, well, hazelnuts instead? Then you'll be stoked to know that Dolce Neve, those celebrated purveyors of traditional Italian gelato, have begun making and selling a jarred hazelnut spread. Yeah: An artisanal Nutella sort of treat! And now it's available at Sour Duck Market, too.: Also, the popular Uncle Nicky's and Juniper restaurants? They're among the Austin venues (see also El Alma, LORO, and more) giving that 50% capacity thing a go, and we'll be watching to see how that turns out.
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    Fuel Our Heroes Austin

    UT-Austin student-led initiative Fuel Our Heroes Austin is raising funds and taking donations of PPE, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper for health care heroes at Dell Medical School. So far they've raised almost $17,000; donate online now to help reach the goal of $100,000 and to get vital supplies to those at the front line of the COVID-19 crisis.
    May 15-June 12  
    Online
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    Theatre

    Gilbert & Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore

    Austin's Gilbert & Sullivan society streams video of their 2014 grand summer production of this rousing classic and features a watch party with commentary from directors, original cast members, and GSA board members.
    Through May 29. Free.  
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    Live Virtual Cooking Classes with Chef Maribel

    Maribel Rivero, executive chef of acclaimed Peruvian restaurant Yuyo, has launched a new website where you can sign up for her virtual cooking classes – recommended! – but it's also well stocked with recipes, information on cooking essentials, and more. Peruvian ceviche is just the start of what's available here.
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    Sports

    May Is Bike Month

    Bike Austin, Austin’s largest bicycling advocacy and education organization, is encouraging residents to take to the bike lane throughout May for Bike Month 2020. With thousands of Austinites working from home, social distancing, and spending less time in their vehicles, streets all over town are quieter and safer, so now the community has a unique opportunity to encourage neighbors to get outside and ride together, apart. Share photos of solo or family rides on social media using #BikeMonthATX and #IBikeTo____ (fill in your own reason for biking) and enjoy these healthy streets.
    May 11-31  
    Citywide
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    Visual Arts

    Northern-Southern: Left In Leaves

    This is a group show of artistic interventions across the city of Austin, freely left in outdoor public spaces throughout May. (Note: Email the gallery for a map to the sites.) Who's involved in this fine endeavor? Sterling Allen, Ted Carey, Adreon Denson Henry, Sarah Fagan, Rachel Freeman & Korey Weiss, Emily Lee, Sean Ripple, Amy Scofield, Meghan Shogan, Amanda Julia Steinback & Staci Maloney, Alyssa Taylor Wendt, and Suzanne Wyss. Documentation will be shared on the Northern-Southern website and social media; at the conclusion of the month, the maps will be collected in a print zine, in which each artist will be interviewed. Northern-Southern will mail it to you upon request. And, look: The Chronicle's Robert Faires shares his own experience of the project.
    Through May 31
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    Sofa Sessions Benefiting SIMS Foundation

    In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Sofa Sessions brings local musicians to your living room to raise funds for nonprofit SIMS Foundation, which provides mental health care to musicians and has experienced a higher demand due to COVID-19. Follow SIMS on social media (@simsfoundation) for lineup announcements throughout the month. Donate online or by texting SIMS to 44321.
    Throughout May  
    Online
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    testsite: How a House Works

    How does a house work? The folks at Fluent-Collaborative presented such a compelling answer from artists Andy Coolquitt and Alix Browne that, when the coronavirus shutdown went into effect, they turned the exhibition into a website of its own. So now you can click over for a visit, and – hey, who's answering the questions here?
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    The Contemporary from Home

    The Contemporary Austin's superlative museum galleries and sculpture park can be visited digitally through art and nature snapshots, tours, and quiet moments of reflection. Experience past performances and new happenings at the museum, discover artist talks and lectures, and stream films and playlists for these all-too-interesting times – in the comfort of your own home.
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    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 (and ever-growing) mix.
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    Classical Music

    Virtual ASO: The Austin Symphony's REWIND

    Conductor Peter Bay and company have teamed with the classical cats at 89.5 KMFA to release this show of discussion of and music fromtwo 2006 concerts, one with Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 and one with Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61, featuring Joshua Bell.
    Until these damned coronas get the hell outta Dodge  
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    Comedy

    Virtual Hideout: Improv Social Hour

    It's social – demented and virtual, but social. Join the Hideout crowd every weekday at 6pm for a Zoomed hour of improv games and antics where you'll learn a thing or two about comedy improvisation (their talented instructors will help you along) and your day will certainly be brightened. Yes, and maybe bring a friend with you? Even if that friend's a dog? "I'm a varmint and all varmints are welcome!"
    Mon.-Fri., 6pm. $10.  
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    Comedy

    Virtual Hideout: Pgraph

    The fantastic foursome of improv fabulators returns for another week, bringing their arch spontaneity through Zoom and onto Twitch to make your minds zoom and your hearts twitch at what a talented local quartet can do, off-the-cuff, at the intersection of goofy and brilliant.
    Thursdays, 8pm; Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $5.  
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    Theatre

    Virtual Vortex: Life Among the Barbarians

    In this new livestream, Joy Cunningham and Linda Nenno "get up-close and personal as the world falls apart."
    Thu., May 28, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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    Visual Arts

    Wally Workman Gallery: Poster Show

    Now here's some gorgeous and affordable visuals for anybody's favorite wall: A new series of 20-by-16-inch posters celebrating the creations of Workman-repped artists – Malcolm Bucknall! Ashley Benton! Helmut Barnett! Ian Shults! Those amazing Scribners! And many more! – with funds going to support those artists. Give it a look-see on the website.
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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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    Civic Events

    2021-24 Transportation Improvement Program Remote Open House

    Visit the online open house to review the draft TIP project list and submit comments. Public commenting is open until Mon. June 1; the CAMPO Transportation Policy Board is scheduled to take action on the new TIP at its Mon., June 8, meeting.
    Thu., May 28, 7pm; Fri., May 29, noon  
    Online
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    Civic Events

    8th Grade Virtual Bridging Ceremony

    Gus Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy students and their families celebrate their accomplishments. Email for link to join the virtual ceremony.
    Thu., May 28, 6-7:30pm  
    Online
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    Adopt a Pet From Austin Animal Center

    AAC is closed to the public until at least May 29, but they are still adopting animals from foster homes. Make a profile and choose a new furry friend from the website to begin the process. See AAC's Facebook page for details on that as well as tips for reuniting lost animals with their families while AAC is closed, and remember, donations are always welcome.
     
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    Community

    Advocacy Committee Meeting

    Discussion on ways in which the community can help each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Thu., May 28, 10:30-11:30am. Free.  
    Online

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