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    Kids

    Animal Dance Parties

    Kindergarteners to third graders are invited to join the Girl Scouts of Central Texas to learn about all kinds of animals and explore how these animals might dance.
    Tue., Sept. 22, 6-6:45pm  
    Online
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    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."
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    Community

    ASHwell Food Bank Volunteer Opportunities

    Sexual health clinic ASHwell is in need of volunteers to assist with delivering food to its homebound clients. Gloves and masks will be provided for volunteers. Email or call for more info.
    Through Sept. 24. Every other Tuesday and Thursday  
    Citywide
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    Sports

    Austin Bold FC

    Vs. Sporting Kansas City II. Gates open at 7pm; kickoff is at 8pm. All tickets are general admission, and every other row is left empty. Please leave three seats between each group, and masks are required.
    Tue., Sept. 22, 8pm  
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    Food Events

    Baking For Good: It's Auction Time!

    Austin-based nonprofit BakingForGood.org presents its third (and largest) virtual bake sale to raise funds for Foundation Communities. Forty-two volunteer bakers from across Austin are participating, with 100% of the proceeds used to provide rent relief to Austinites who've been adversely affected by the pandemic. The auction of sweets and savories and amazing bready goodness went live on Mon., Sept. 21, at 8am – and closes on Fri., Sept. 25, at 5pm. Note: Minimum bids start at $35 and all bakes will be delivered (contact-free) to the winners by 7pm on Sun., Sept. 27.
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    Sports

    Bike Night at COTA

    Come pedal your way through COTA's iconic twists, turns, and elevation changes as you ride the same track that challenges the world's greatest drivers and motorcycle riders. You'll get to bike in a socially distant, safe environment as you cruise COTA’s famous: stars and stripes without the worry of city traffic.
    Tuesdays in June, September, and October, 6pm. $5; RSVP by Monday prior to event.  
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    Visual Arts

    Davis Gallery: Full Circle

    This retrospective exhibition, "Full Circle: 40 Years of Making Art," reveals four decades of Caprice Pierucci's prolific career as a visual artist. Beginning in the 1980s with handmade paper impaled on wooden spikes, Pierucci's fascination with the colors of the cotton papers, jute, and pine she worked with launched her into a 40-year practice that's resulted in the sophisticated handcarved wooden forms for which she's become so well known.
    Through Oct. 17
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    Food Events

    Garrison Brothers x Austin Bakeries

    September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, did you know? Which is why three local bakeries are offering bourbon-infused baked goods using whiskey and ingredients from Garrison Brothers Distillery. Hayley Cakes Bakery presents a downright decadent chocolate brownie cupcake made with bourbon wheat flour. Easy Tiger's limited-edition artisan bread features the red winter wheat, paired with, OMG, a homemade brown butter bourbon spread. And that Teal House Coffee and Bakery created a fine mess o' bourbon caramel sticky buns topped with roasted walnuts. And all these divine treats are available through Sept. 30.
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    Arts & Culture

    Gender Unbound Virtual Showcase

    Throughout September, Austin's arts fest celebrating trans and intersex artists will feature an interactive 3D exhibition, plus weekly livestreams of musicians, poets, storytellers, and interviews with exhibited artists. Catch Q contributor Lilli Hime's interview with Gender Unbound executive director Drew Riley & showcase artists here.
    Sept. 1-26. Free.  
    Online
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    Visual Arts

    Ivester Contemporary: Maiden Voyage

    Right in the middle of this lousy pandemic, here's a new art gallery opening in the Canopy complex. Not a pop-up shop showcasing somebody's craft-forward Etsy creations IRL – not that there's anything wrong with that – but a legit, this-is-what's-being-professionally-created-right-here-and-now art gallery. "Ivester Contemporary represents emerging and mid-career artists living and working in Austin and Central Texas. Our 1,600-square-foot venue includes three exhibition spaces," one of which is for performances, time-based media, and installations. This inaugural exhibition features 18 (we daresay excellent) artists from Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston.
    Sept. 19-Oct. 17. By appointment only.  
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    Sports

    Keep Austin Weird’s 5.12K Run to Brunch

    Keep Austin Weird with scenic run courses throughout the city, unique restaurants, and local entertainment. Presented by Karbach Brewing Co. in partnership with Southern Smoke Foundation to help raise money and awareness for their Austin Relief Fund, helping people in the local food and beverage industry impacted by COVID-19.
    Sept. 20-Oct. 18. $45.  
    Virtual
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    Visual Arts

    La Peña: Art In Times of Pandemic & Resistance

    This timely exhibition is divided into three parts: an online exhibition at La Peña’s website; an on-site exhibition at La Peña gallery; a series of video interviews that will be available for the duration of the exhibit.
    Through Sept. 30. Free.
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    Books

    LOGOS Collective: Esteban Rodríguez + Joy Priest

    Poets Rodríguez and Priest are the latest stars of the local literary collective's "liturgically-inflected" reading events, which have always engaged audience participation – and continue to do so, now livestreamed (as so many things are, these days) via Zoom.
    Tue., Sept. 22, 7pm. Free.  
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    Visual Arts

    Mexic-Arte Museum

    Day of the Dead In observance of the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, Mexic-Arte Museum presents the 37th annual Day of the Dead Exhibition, paying tribute to the tradition that celebrates the return of the dead, featuring community altars and a special showing of artwork from the Juan Antonio Sandoval Jr. Collection. ELA 25: Intersection: Shock & Relief This annual show, formally known as Young Latinx Artists, celebrates the last 25 years of exhibitions, featuring the work of emerging Latinx artists as curated by Dr. George Vargas and revealing two new murals on the museum’s exterior Fifth Street wall.
    Sept. 18-Nov. 22
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    Arts & Culture

    OUTsider Festival 2021 Submissions

    The queerios at OUTsider are seeking art for next year's fest that will likely be a hybrid happening: All categories fall within online/out-of-the-theatre experiences (see details here). Start making mischief now and get yer submissions in by October 1. This year's theme is "Future in FluX."
    Deadline: October 1  
    Online
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    Civic Events

    PPE Distribution Event: Gus Garcia Recreation Center

    Austin Public Health, CommUnityCare, and Central Health will be distributing hand sanitizer, masks, and educational materials.
    Tue., Sept. 22, 9-11am. Free.  
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    Civic Events

    Rock Your Reg

    Join MOVE Texas on National Voter Registration Day for​ a streaming event featuring a statewide local music showcase, celebrity appearances, conversations with actvists, and more, all to get out information on how Texans can register to vote ahead of the Oct. 5 deadline.
    Tue., Sept. 22, 5pm  
    Facebook Live
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    Visual Arts

    SAGE Studio: Home Makers

    SAGE Studio, dedicated to connecting contemporary artists with disabilities to Texas’ broader arts community, presents its first virtual exhibition featuring work from 18 artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities from across the world. The art for this show was created at home during quarantine, when so many artists had to quickly shift their practices, alongside home-themed pieces that were made prior to the pandemic. Note: Works are available for viewing (and buying) online.
    Through Oct. 31
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    Events

    Texas Tribune Festival

    For 10 years The Texas Tribune Festival has invited people from all over the state and country to talk about all things policy, politics, and current events. This year, the entirely virtual conference will feature a month of programming with more than 250 speakers and 100 engaging conversations. With speakers such as Hillary Clinton, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Ted Cruz, and Willie Nelson, you won’t want to miss it!
    Through Sept. 30. $49-199.  
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    Visual Arts

    The Blanton Museum: Curated Conversations

    This series explores and connects with the Blanton staff, streaming live every Tuesday at 5pm. The first installment featured Ellsworth Kelly's Austin; another week had curators discussing artworks that reinterpret, interrogate, and expand the narrative of national flags. The Blanton's collections are vast, as is the knowledge of these professionals. Click on over, we suggest, to enjoy a bit of both.
    Tuesdays, 5-6pm
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    Visual Arts

    Wally Workman Gallery: Carol Dawson

    Any birder with a "life list" – they'll want to see this show. Anybody who likes 1) birds or 2) brilliantly wielded watercolors or, especially, 3) both – they'll want to see this show, too. If you don't see it in person, OK, you're sheltering in place and decreasing the potential spread of this damned coronavirus, so thank you. But if you don't at least see it online, then I … I don't know what to tell you anymore, citizen. Because Dawson's work is, in its accuracy and composition, responding to the 18th and 19th century traditions of natural science illustration, it's as astonishingly beautiful as the creatures she depicts.
    Through Oct. 4
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    Visual Arts

    Women & Their Work: Mask Auction

    First, let's note that they're calling this fundraising show "Cover Art," which, ha-ha, we love that. And then we'll go on to exclaim, holy shit! Have you seen the lineup of artists who've made these masks? Dawn Okoro. Laura Lit. Alyssa Taylor Wendt. John Mulvany. Beili Liu. Virginia Fleck. Denise Prince. Briar Bonifacio. Yuliya Lanina. And – ah, there's at least 60 more after that. Listen: "Although not all of the masks are wearable, they are all works of art. Whether you hang it on your wall or put it on your face, you will have a unique work that shows your support. Every dollar we raise through the Cover Art mask auction will go directly to our building fund." Note: The bidding's already begun, citizen, and it'll continue online for another week and a half.
    Through Sept. 28  
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    Visual Arts

    Yard Dog: Bill Miller

    Here's the renowned artist's latest work, assembled from salvaged linoleum flooring that he's collected over the years: Pastoral landscapes, pop portraits, sad and disturbing allegories, and pretty bungalows tucked into the woods. Note: There are eight new pieces online now, and Miller's working on more to be added in a couple of weeks.
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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
  • Community

    Out of Town

    A New History of Old Texas

    Brandon Steele begins his third season of the popular history podcast with the story of Cabeza de Vaca’s journey in the wilderness of Texas.
    New episodes air Mondays and Thursdays  
    Online
  • Community

    Kids

    A Spacious Place

    A variety of programming including Young Artists and Young Writers clubs, activity pack delivery, and accessible art activities for seniors is all available online.
    Ongoing  
    Online
  • Community

    Out of Town

    A Virtual Tour of the MFAH Galleries

    Take a tour with curators Helga Aurisch and Ann Dumas of the Audrey Jones Beck Collection housing works by van Gogh, Monet, and others at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Sports

    Absolute Beginning Hip-Hop for Adults

    It's never too late to learn something new, and hip-hop dance is tons of fun for all ages. This workshop is designed to introduce adults (and teens age 16 and up) to hip-hop culture and dance, build a solid foundation to execute popular dance moves, improve energy, lift mood, and lower stress. Sign up now; registration will close when full. Held on-site at Ballet Austin's Butler Center.
    Wednesdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 28, 8:30-9:30pm. $125 for six weeks.  
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    Sports

    Absolute Beginning Pilates Group Reformer Workshop

    Pilates is one of the best workouts around, and if you're new to it and/or the Pilates Reformer equipment, this workshop is a perfect place to start. Everyone is a beginner in this workshop.
    Wednesdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 11, 6:15-7pm. $150 for six weeks.  
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    Civic Events

    Advisory Councils Seek New Members

    For anyone passionate about pedestrian and bicyclist issues, you might consider becoming part of the groups that advise City Council on these matters. Applications are being accepted for both the Bicycle Advisory Council and Pedestrian Advisory Council. They typically meet monthly, and applicants are encouraged to attend the next virtual meeting of the council they'd like to join (PAC: Sept. 14; BAC: Sept. 15). Apply here for the BAC and here for the PAC.
    Deadline: Sept. 25  
    Apply online

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