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  • Movies on the Lawn at the Neill-Cochran House Museum

    Movies on the Lawn hosted by TJ Henry Law.

    • July 22: Friday Night Lights
    • Aug 5th: Best Little WhoreHouse in Texas
    • Aug 22: Giant

    Beverages provided by Still Austin, Thirsty Planet Brewing, Austin Gourmet Popcorn. $15 pp/$10 for members (drinks & popcorn included in admission price). Starts at dusk, capacity limited and reservations recommended.
    July 22, Aug. 5, Aug 19  
    Neill-Cochran House Museum
  • The Act of Reading Virtual Screening & Live Q&A

    A magical documentary journey into the world of teaching and reading Moby-Dick. Join a virtual reunion of the cast as they discuss the film and our evolving relationship to canonical literature. This event is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
    July 23-July 30  
    Virtual Event
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  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Beerthoven Goggles

    Wait, what? Yes, Daniel Swayze and his Beerthoven cabal are plunging into the world of virtual reality! That is, they've made 360-degree films of more than an hour of music from two Beerthoven programs – Sacred and Profane, featuring a brass quintet performance, and those goldenthroated Tinsel Singers sharing favorite songs for the holidays, and both shows captured on the steps of the historic Neill-Cochran House – and now they're presenting this seasonal extravaganza to you with a VR headset (Pico G2 4K) delivered direct to your home for complete immersion. Bonus: Scenes from the Austin Trail of Lights. See website for details.
    Through Jan. 10. $30.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Engendered Species

    This new project from renowned photographer Rino Pizzi (in collaboration with an impressive slate of local artists) consists of a series of photographic portraits of heterosexual couples as they impersonate each other – their body posture, facial expressions, clothing, and the way they express their relation to each other, thus addressing issues of gender identity and relations as they emerge in a personal setting.
    Through Jan. 15. Free.  
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    Kids

    Girlstart Starry Nights at Home

    See a virtual star show and participate in hands-on STEM activities for the entire family, centered on the theme of Inuit lore.
    Thu., Jan. 7. Free.  
    Online
  • Arts

    Books

    Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore: The Freezer Door

    The author, in conversation with Austin's own Alyssa Harad, presents her "complex meditation on the trauma and possibility of searching for connection in a world that relentlessly enforces bland norms of gender, sexual, and social conformity while claiming to celebrate diversity."
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Northern-Southern: Baton

    This is a group show by relay, begun in July of 2020 as a method of socially distancing a community in the height of the pandemic: Artists took turns alone in the space, each adding to the exhibition. Now, as it nears its close, the exhibition resembles a community in which work converses and overlaps. With Adreon Henry, Vy Ngo, Dawn Okoro, Leon Alesi, Matt Steinke, Sev Coursen, Stella Alesi, and more.
    Closing reception: Sat., July 24, 3-9pm
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    Events

    Omni Online: Four Track Challenge With Spitfire Audio

    For Omni Sound Project's free Four Track Challenge, they'll send you prompts to help you create a composition for media. Practice your composition skills and add your own touches to the song, then join your fellow participants to share your creations at Hear and Tell, where Homay Schmitz of Spitfire Audio will offer feedback and guidance.
    Prompts sent Thu., Jan. 7; event is Tue., Jan. 12, noon. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Rita’s Quilt: Bringing Women Together

    When Shannon Downey of Badass Cross Stitch discovered an unfinished quilt at an estate sale in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, she knew she had to finish it in honor of the original artist who had passed on. She also knew that she could not do it alone. Now see the glorious results and hear the story of what happened when 150 artists from across the country worked together to finish #RitasQuilt – featuring a beautifully embroidered map, fifty stars, and fifty states’ birds and flowers. Downey will speak about the project in-person and online. See website for details, and to sign up for the embroidery workshops.
    Thu., Jan. 7, 5-7pm. $5-15.  
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    Arts & Culture

    UnBEARable: HighBEARnation

    These winter nights do be long, and there's no better company to spend 'em with than the Dames of the Den – aka yer hostesses with the mostesses Bulimianne Rhapsody, Chique Fil-Atio, and Mascara Rivers. Performances by Luna Knight, Basüra Mykels Hughes, and Sham Payne.
    Thu., Jan. 7, 8-9pm. $10 suggested donation.  
    Online
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    Kids

    Virtual Family Program: Shining Stars

    Gather the family in the comfort of your home to enjoy a virtual storytime with a reading of Cynthia Rylant’s The Stars Will Still Shine, then create a shining star art project together.
    Thu., Jan. 7, 10am. Free.  
    The Bullock Museum Online
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