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for Sat., Feb. 13
  • 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
  • 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
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    Valentine's Events

    WIFT ATX Galentine's Day

    The ladies of Women in Film & Television Austin invite film fans for an evening of rom-com trivia, with the winner receiving a gift card for Lilla & Beth. The event page includes a handy set of cocktail/mocktail recipes to complement the festivities.
    Sat., Feb. 13, 7pm  
    Online: www.wiftaustin.com
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Lydia Street Gallery: Attachment

      Deanna Miesch's new gallery on the Eastside debuts with an exhibition of drawings and sculptural works by Austin's Stephen Daly.
      Reception: Fri. Feb. 26, 6-10pm
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      Valentine's Events

      ATXGals Galentine's Daytime Pop-up

      Shop art by nine local women artists, listen to live music by local musicians, and enjoy sips from an open bar compliments of Dulce Vida Tequila, Austin Eastciders and Waterloo Sparkling Water.
      Feb. 13-14. $15.  
      The Cathedral, 2403 E. 16th
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      Visual Arts

      Bale Creek Allen Gallery: Space Junk Telemetry

      Here's a solo show from Vargas-Suarez Universal, an artist currently living and working between New York City, Houston, and Bishkek (in Central Asia's Kyrgyz Republic). He's best known for public art, paintings, textile works, drawings, and sound recordings, sourcing spaceflight programs, astronomy, and aerospace architecture of countries around the world to create stunning work for museums, galleries, private and public spaces.
      Through Feb. 26
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      Black History Month With Austin Music Foundation

      AMF will celebrate Black History Month by featuring 28 days of Austin music history told through a series of stories by rock maverick Bevis M. Griffin, the first Black glam rock artist in Texas. Follow along on their blog all month.
      Through Feb. 28  
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      Black History Month With Texas State Parks

      Park rangers from around Texas, including the Buffalo Soldier Heritage Outreach Program and the Texas Outdoor Family staff, are debuting a new series of virtual programs celebrating Black history, culminating in a live, interactive trivia challenge at 6 p.m. on Feb. 27.
      Through Feb. 27  
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      Kids

      Black History With Outschool

      Local teachers are using the platform Outschool to reach more students to educate about Black history. Check out the many, many activities and classes online by searching "Black History Month" and sort by age group, date, and more.
      Through Feb. 28  
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      Visual Arts

      Cloud Tree Studio: We Talk to Colors

      Rachel Koper is the curator of this group show of paintings. "I just wanted to fill the space with color and paintings," she tells us. "It's a salon-style hanging of pieces with gestural realism and some abstracts, just this colorful mix of oil and acrylic artworks." Sure, and since the group of artists includes Chris Chappell, John Cobb, Heyd Fontenot(!), Yamin Li, Andrea Munoz Martinez, John Mulvany, Johari Palacio, Charles Randolph, and Koper herself – well, we're excited to see this stuff. Check the website to make your appointment soon.
      Through Feb.23
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      Visual Arts

      Davis Gallery: As the World Stood Still

      This is a retrospective of the creative journey that painter Kevin Greer started alone inside his studio during the lockdown that continued through this past month. You want to see some vivid, multicolored abstractions like strategically shattered shards of somebody's lysergic and fire-marked dreams? Then, says Brenner, you should see this.
      Through March 6
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      Food Events

      Eberly x Prohibition Creamery

      The Eberly chef team of Jo Chan and Sarah Seghi are giving Austinites one more chance to enjoy the recently shuttered Prohibition Creamery by inviting chef Laura Aidan to partner with them to create a special boozy, ice cream dessert flight ($16) during Valentine's Week. The flight's enough for two and features three different desserts served side by side – with components a specific cocktail would have, but conjured in dessert form. How about a bourbon pecan praline for you, liquor-lover? Some Earl Grey Mandarin Napolean ice cream? Prickly pear mezcal sorbet? Ahhhhh, it's so good we can't even.
      Tue.-Sat., Feb. 9-13
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      Visual Arts

      ICOSA: Meet Me at the Water

      Inside the front window of ICOSA, Kate Csillagi and Brooke Gassiot create scapes using video, mixed media, and shadow play. Note: The exhibition is viewable through the glass only to ensure everyone can safely peer inside at any hour of the day. "Please wear your mask and come check it out."
      Through Feb. 14
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      Visual Arts

      Ivester Contemporary: Songs with Creature

      This solo exhibition features the elaborate abstract creations of Ryan Thayer Davis, the paintings often including "vibrant intersecting layers of shapes and color that vaguely resemble fantastic machines, which seem to be set into perpetual motion by their own complexities."
      Through Feb. 27
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      Visual Arts

      Link & Pin: Sanando: Healing

      This community altarpiece and show by Kill Joy, whose work is an interpretation of world mythology and a study of ancient symbols, is presented in conjunction with Print Austin.
      Through Feb. 14
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      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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      Visual Arts

      Northern-Southern: To

      Have we mentioned how we can't even with this Phillip Niemeyer and his Northern-Southern gallery? And that we mean that in a good way? Listen: While the artistic takeover called Baton continues in the N-S venue on East 12th, here comes another wide-ranging project set in and around the city itself, a group show of paths and directions considered as art experience – installed outdoors, in semi-wild public spaces across Austin and beyond. This show encompasses "audio tours, trails, portals, sculpture, digital media, instructions, new landmarks, wayfinding marks, sibyls, remote running sessions, and care stations." And the artists providing this panoply of discovery? Adreon Denson Henry, Alyssa Taylor Wendt, Amanda Julia Steinback, Amy Scofield & Lisa Hallee, Emma Hadzi Antich, Laura Latimer, Chris Lyons, Ted Carey, Sean Ripple, Staci Maloney & Michelle Smolensky, Tammy West, and Zoe Berg. Recommended. Five stars. 10/10. Get out of the house and remap your territory!
      Through Feb. 28. Free.  
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      Arts & Culture

      Pandemic Pajammie Jam Burlesque Show

      The Bat City Bombshells tell Cupid to kiss off with the troupe's annual anti-Valentine's show. Don't expect any lovey-dovey antics here, QTs, just some fantastic burlesque by Sherry Bomb, Violet Sky, and more.
      Sat., Feb. 13, 8pm. $10.  
      Online
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      Visual Arts

      PrintAustin 2021

      Artists, curators, galleries, and museums come together to present more than 30 print-focused exhibitions, artist and curator talks, workshops, and demonstrations taking place during PrintAustin's monthlong festival. With both safe in-person and online events, the 2021 program will appeal to all levels of printmakers, collectors, and dilettantes. See our coverage here for more.
      Through Feb. 15
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      Theatre

      Same Time Next Year

      This is Bernard Slade's romantic comedy about a love affair between two people who, while married to others, rendezvous once a year. It's one of the world’s most widely produced plays – and a beloved film – in which 25 years of manners and morals are embodied by these periodical, adulterous lovers. Now you can catch it live in Georgetown, as directed by Damon Brown at the Palace Theatre.
      Through Feb. 28. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $32-34.  
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      Visual Arts

      Staycation Iv: (un)promised Potential

      Featuring works by Robert Jackson Harrington, Annie Miller, Liz Rodda, and Tammie Rubin, "staycation iv: (un)promised potential" explores concepts that generate and change through repetition, contradiction, and fictional narratives. Note: In conjunction with this exhibition, MASS Close Encounters will offer virtual programming with the artists via their Instagram.
      Through March 14
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      Classical Music

      The Beat Goes On: Black History Month Concert

      The Austin Civic Orchestra presents the February installment of their The Beat Goes On series, featuring ACO musicians organized into chamber ensembles – with several of the ensembles performing works by Black composers in celebration of Black History Month. You'll hear Bipperies, No. 1, 6, and 9 by Lowell Shaw, Give Life Back to Music by Thomas Bangalter & Guillame Emmanuel de Homem-Christo, I’m in Another World by Duke Ellington, Jeanne y Paul by Astor Piazzolla, and much more.
      Sat., Feb. 13, 7pm. Free.  
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      Visual Arts

      The Femme Abstract

      Moya McIntyre of Dimension Gallery is the producer for the second showing of this much-loved group show, a multi-artist group exhibition featuring local abstract artwork by women in a 20,000-square-foot space on Springdale. Was the Austin Chronicle's Robert Faires impressed? Here's what he reported.
      Through Feb. 30. Saturdays, noon-5pm  
      979 Springdale
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      The Great Outdoors Valentine's Fundraiser

      This Valentine’s Day, the Great Outdoors is showing support for Tree Folks’ “Keep Austin Rooted.” For every $50 spent, they will donate 10% of the proceeds to Tree Folks to help plant trees.
      Feb. 13-14
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      Comedy

      The Love Circle: A Valentine's Odyssey

      Using audience suggestions of online dating profiles, the Hideout's freshest improvisers take a romp through modern dating in the internet age, as directed by Rhiannon Jenkins. Go ahead, Valentine's-denier: Follow these Zoomed talents through their navigations of love, sex, and everything between, and then tell us how whatstheirname broke your poor, poor heart.
      Sat., Feb. 13, 6pm. $5-15.  
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      Valentine's Events

      Urban Axes Valentine's Day

      Get your heart pumping with some axe-throwing, and enjoy complimentary chocolate snacks and a round of drinks.
      Fri.-Sun., Feb. 12-14  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Valentine's Weekend at Treaty Oak Distilling

      One of our favorite places in Central Texas, Treaty Oak Distilling is celebrating this lovers' weekend with two jaw-dropping culinary events replete with their whiskeys and wines at their acclaimed on-site Alice's Restaurant. First, the Steak Pairings Dinner that includes choice Texas ribeyes from 44 Farms and bourbon-chocolate-dipped strawberries. (Fri.-Sat., Feb. 12-13, 5-9pm.) And then, on the actual day of St. Valentine, it's a Sunday Brunch that features grilled quail knots finished with a blackberry ancho demi glaze, a 14-ounce durrack heritage pork tomahawk, lamb chops, and housemade sopapillas, among other fine edibles – and all accompanied by pairings of Waterloo Gin. (Sun., Feb. 14, noon-4pm.) And, mmmmmmm, it's all right there on the edge of the beautiful Texas Hill Country …
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      Visual Arts

      Wally Workman Gallery: Be the Soul

      Emerging from the chaos of the pandemic and the fight for social justice, this exquisite show of paintings by Anne Siems explores "a shift in consciousness to a softer and more playful way of being. The women depicted are strong yet vulnerable; they are both a hope and a reflection of our world. In this work and in her practice, Siems has found strength and patience to be the soul." We heartily concur.
      Through Feb. 27
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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.
      Sat., Feb. 13, 2pm, 4pm  
    • 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.
      Sat., Feb. 13, 12pm  
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      Special Screenings

    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      147 Devices for Integrated Principles

      Big Medium presents a new collaboration between Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Kirk Lynn, and Peter Stopschinski. "Rooted in our society’s ever-growing desire to exercise control over our lives through various devices, 147 Devices for Integrated Principles is informed by the artists’ experiences during Hurricane Harvey." The result: A sensational new work of installation that features photography, video, sculpture, and an interactive closing Zoom event. Entry by appointment only.
      Through Feb. 27  

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