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  • 2020 Virtual Oktoberfest Fredericksburg Texas

    A year without Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg is hard to imagine, so they're doing a Virtual Oktoberfest for all of their fans out there. This year, the best and safest place to be is at home or wherever you are watching our broadcast. Some of it will include five bands; their Hauptstrasse Chicken Dance; Fan Postcards; dancing and more.
    Sat. Oct. 3, 4pm  
    Fredericksburg
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  • Food

    Food Events

    Barr Mansion's Pizza & Pints

    The tree-studded event center called Barr Mansion is opening its lovely grounds to the public each Wednesday for an evening of picnic-style dining in the spacious outdoor gardens, featuring organic salads, snacks, and sweets, in addition to the savory pies made in Barr's on-site wood-fired oven. Bonus: Live music by Joshua Klaus, beer from Hopsquad Brewing, and cocktails by The Tigress. (And zero-proof cocktails, too, by the Barr home team.)
    Wednesdays, 6-10pm  
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    Comedy

    ColdTowne TV: Yeah, but Are You Happy?

    Austin comedians Katie Stone and Lane Ingram invite you to an ongoing podcast that explores the intersection between creativity and mental health.
    Wednesdays, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
  • Arts

    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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    Visual Arts

    Flatbed Press: Smoke Signals and other Reliable Means of Communication

    This is an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and woodcut prints by Richard Armendariz, showcasing images with cultural, biographical, and historical references carved and burned into their surfaces. "The work's content, found in classic novels, poems, and song lyrics, elevates and reinforces the conceptual link between the nuanced meanings of words and imagery." Note: There will be a small-group reception with the artist on Sat., Oct. 3, noon-5pm (reserve a spot via the Flatbed website), and a Zoomed reception later that evening.
  • Food

    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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    Events

    High Noon Talk

    The Bullock Museum presents Dr. Dwight Watson for a talk on his book Race and the Houston Police Department, 1930-1990: A Change Did Come. Watson traces how the HPD reacted to social, political, and institutional change – and specifically, how it responded to and in turn influenced racial change.
    Wed., Sept. 30, noon  
    Online
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Ivester Contemporary: Maiden Voyage

    This new venue in the Canopy complex isn't 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 site 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.
    Through 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.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Lora Reynolds Gallery: County Road

    This exhibition of new photographs by Bryan Schutmaat is the artist's first presentation at LRG. The Houston native, now Austinite, began making his newest group of black-and-white pictures in the spring of 2020 ("just as pandemic fatigue was beginning to set in") while driving deserted back roads between Austin and Leon County, where his family has a farm. The gallery notes say: "Schutmaat's new body of work calls to mind Emily St. John Mandel's 2014 novel, Station Eleven, set 20 years after a virus wipes out 99% of the human population." (Sure – or perhaps it calls to mind one of these post-apocalyptic tales?) But this is some fine camera-work on display, and we recommend it highly.
    Through Nov. 7
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    Visual Arts

    Martha's Contemporary: Still Here

    Say, here's the inaugural show at Martha's new Guadalupe location – a powerful group exhibition featuring paintings, sculptures, and textiles by Jenaro Goode, Payton McGowen, Adrian Armstrong, Christina Ballentyne, Siena Smith, Alfonzo Gonzales Jr, Erick Medel, Sam Keller, and Alex Nguyen.
    Through Nov. 2. Tue.-Thu., noon-7pm; Fri.-Sat., noon-9pm
    4115 Guadalupe
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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.
    Through Nov. 22
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    Events

    Party for the Parks

    Party with Austin Parks Foundation at home! In celebration of APF’s mission to connect people and parks, they are bringing attendees an evening of tasty bites and local sips, raising much-needed funds for our city's parks, trails and green spaces. Tickets include a three-course dinner from Emmer & Rye, drinks from local favorites like Zilker Brewing, and entertainment by multi-instrumentalist Jackie Venson.
    Wed., Sept. 30, 7:30pm. $125.  
    Virtual
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Platonic (2020)

    aGLIFF presents a virtual evening including dinner, music and the web series Platonic with director Erin Buckley and musician Tina G.
    Wed., Sept. 30, 7pm  
    Online via www.agliff.org
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    Arts & Culture

    Platonic & Plates

    aGLIFF hosts a virtual screening of director Erin Buckley's new web series Platonic, and Tina Gassen (of hip-hop/soul duo God-des & She) is serving up the evening with an interesting twist by sharing some fancy fromage sandies and Bloody Mary recipes during the show. Post-screening Q&A with Buckley and live performance from Gassen.
    Wed., Sept. 30, 7pm. Members, free; nonmembers, $10.  
    Online
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    Events

    Politicians & Musicians: Get Out the Vote Letter Writing Parties

    Join Swing Left ATX and Vote Forward for an entertaining night of music, community action, and getting out the vote! Volunteers will send heartfelt handwritten letters to unregistered and low-propensity voters, which has been shown to significantly boost voter turnout. Each Wednesday features a Texas House candidate and Texas musicians to entertain during the letter-writing.
    Wednesdays, 6:30pm. Free.  
    Virtual
  • Arts

    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
  • Community

    Events

    Storytelling Under the Stars

    Multicultural Refugee Coalition presents its annual fundraising event, which includes panel conversations between former refugees, nonprofit social enterprise founders, filmmakers, and the former mayor of Clarkston, Ga., “the most diverse square mile in America."
    Wed., Sept. 30, 7:30-9:30pm. $200 per car.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Texas Farmers' Market: Instagram Farm Tours

    Take a live Instagram tour of five popular farms featured at the Texas Farmers' Market: Petals, Ink. Florals; Belle Vie Farm; Chickamaw Farm & Ranch; Bernhardt’s Farm; and Animal Farm Center. Note: Each free tour will be about 30 minutes long, including a public Q&A. Check the website for details!
    Through Oct.28. Free.
  • Community

    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.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Fog (1980)

    A spooky showing in the woods with lots of fog.
    Wed., Sept. 30, 8:15pm  
  • Community

    Kids

    Virtual Hoppy Hour With Tiny Tails

    Virtually hang out with the adorable animals of Tiny Tails to You and one of their animal experts, livestreamed via Facebook Live or Instagram Live (@TinyTailsToYou). Donations accepted at www.tinytailstoyou.com/donate.
    Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9am  
    Online
  • Arts

    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

    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.
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  • Film

    Special Screenings

    "Come & Take It" (2018)

    Join the #CocksNotGlocks movement on their Days of Action campaign to inspire civic engagement through activism and voting. After kicking off with a screening of the short film, there will be a live panel discussion featuring the founder of the Cocks Not Glocks Campaign. Read more about the film here.
    Wed., Sept. 30, 6:30pm  
    Online via www.aaafilmfest.org
  • 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.
    Wed., Sept. 30, 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.
    Wed., Sept. 30, 12pm, 4pm  
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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
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    A League of Their Own (1992)

    Classic Film Series
    Wed., Sept. 30, 7:30pm  
  • 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

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