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  • STREET KINGS: RISK & Blek le Rat: An Immersive Exhibition Highlighting Signature Works by Two Graffiti Masters

    West Chelsea Contemporary invites the public to experience their newest exhibit “STREET KINGS: Risk + Blek le Rat." This show highlights two graffiti masters, each who have catalyzed the movement in their cities. With over 10 neon works by RISK and 11 new original paintings by Blek, this display is both show-stopping and exemplary of each artist’s current practice.
    Through August 22  
    West Chelsea Contemporary
  • 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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  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Landmarks: Sound In Sculpture

    Landmarks, UT's public art program, presents the return of this event that features student-composed music written in response to works of art from the Landmarks collection. Musical performances will be streamed on Vimeo, along with commentary from the participating composers.
    Thu., April 22, 7pm. Free.  
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      Theatre

      The Office! A Murder Mystery Parody

      Wait, live theatre? And it's outside? And it's a murder mystery? And it's based in the, uh, let's call it the Dunder-Mifflinverse? Yes! The Paramount presents Bob and Tobly McSmith's immersive theatrical diversion in which characters from "The Office" will journey with you along five walkable locations Downtown as they "use their keen detective skills to find clues, catch red herrings, plant evidence, and lock up the Scranton Strangler."
      Through April 25. Wed.-Sun., multiple times daily. $39.50.  
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      Events

      2021 Bowl for Kids

      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is bringing glitz and glamour to their annual fundraiser. The goal is to raise funds to put 80 kids into a caring match with an adult mentor, and you can participate from home by donating, forming or joining a fundraising team, and via online activities including a "Golden Age of Hollywood" costume contest.
      Through April 23  
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      AmeriCorps Central Texas Virtual Career Fair

      AmeriCorps Central Texas is a collaboration of nine local nonprofit organizations offering a wide range of opportunities for anyone age 17 and up to create a better future for themselves and Central Texas through paid AmeriCorps service, which comes with benefits including education awards, health insurance, and student loan deferments. Learn about the opportunities and get all your questions answered at a virtual career fair.
      Tue., May 4; Wed., May 12; 10-11am & 6-7pm. Free.  
      Virtual
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      Dance

      Ballet Austin: Preludes/Beginnings

      Filmed at the historic Scottish Rite Theater and set to Frédéric Chopin’s 24 Preludes for solo piano, Stephen Mills' fantastic new dancework centers around the tradition of a "ghost light" left on stage at night to keep the ghosts from haunting, the filmed performance imagining ghosts coming out to dance through the night, returning to the rafters before dawn.
      Available for viewing through April 25. Free.  
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      Civic Events

      Breathe: The Fight Continues

      Join the Austin Justice Coalition for a vigil honoring Adam Toledo, Daunte Wright, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, in the continued fight against police violence and brutality.
      Thu., April 22, 5pm  
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      CARTS Offers Free Rides for Earth Day

      The Capital Area Rural Transportation System, servicing non-urbanized areas of Travis and surrounding counties, is offering free rides for Earth Day. Get more info online or by calling 512/478-RIDE.
      Thu., April 22  
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      Arts & Culture

      Cured (2020)

      Queer Spectrum Series: The doc takes viewers inside the campaign that ultimately led the American Psychiatric Association to remove “homosexuality” from its list of mental illnesses in 1973. Don't miss the post-screening Q&A on Thu., April 22, between the filmmakers, Transgender Education Network of Texas Executive Director Emmett Schelling, aGLIFF Artistic Director Bears Rebecca Fonté, and others.
      Screening & live Q&A: Thu., April 22, 7pm; screening period: Thu.-Wed., April 22-28. Members, free; nonmembers, $12.  
      Online: www.agliff.org
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      Community

      Demand Change Phone-a-Thon

      A record number of anti-LGBTQIA bills have been filed in this year’s Lege session, including a targeted attack on trans youth and Texans. The Transgender Education Network of Texas is calling on folks to call their state leadership and chairs & co-chairs of key committees hearing bills TENT's focusing on defeating and advancing.
      Thu., April 22, 3:30-5pm. Free (registration required).  
      Online
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      Community

      Drive Change Car Caravan

      In a Lege session that’s witnessed a record-breaking number of anti-LGBTQIA bills targeting trans Texans, the Transgender Education Network of Texas is driving the message home with a car (and bikes) caravan around the Capitol and Governor’s Mansion. Check here for registration details.
      Thu., April 22, noon-2pm. Free (registration required).  
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      Earth Day Celebration

      Join Flow Yoga for rejuvenating and grounding yoga practice with Carolina Bolinger followed by a succulent planting class led by Shannon Donaldson, founder of Succulent Native. Yoga mats and planting tools are provided, and everyone takes home a succulent!
      Thu., April 22, 5-6:30pm. $25.  
      Flow Yoga, 2167 Anderson
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      Theatre

      Hold Me Well

      Shrewd Productions presents this virtual world premiere of Eva Suter’s sci-fi re-envisioning of Shakespeare's Othello, depicting "a desolate, Central Texas inhabited solely by women after a catastrophic war has eradicated the male population. With the threat of another war and a new romance quickly unfolding before them, five women bound by the tragedy must entrust their lives to one another in order to save themselves and humanity." (Well, damn – count us in on that action, tyvm.) Directed by Rudy Ramirez, starring Ellie McBride, Hayley Armstrong, Elizabeth Mason, Emily Rankin, and Taylor Flanagan. Note: Click here to view the original trailer for the show.
      Through April 30. $8.  
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      Out of Town

      Lights Out for Wildlife

      Several major migratory flyways pass through Texas. Every spring and fall, millions of birds pass through the state. Many birds fly at night, but can become disoriented by bright lights. Texans can help solve this problem by turning off non-essential lights late at night during the peak of migratory season.
      Through May 7, 11pm-6am  
      Statewide
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      Civic Events

      May 1 Special Election Early Voting

      Cast your ballot anywhere you see a "Vote Here/Vote Aquí" sign. Read the latest on local races on our Elections Page; need help making up your mind? Check out our endorsements and get to the polls!
      Citywide
    • 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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      Civic Events

      Tell #TXLege: Enough! Do Your Job! Stop Killing Texans!

      A coalition of nonprofits and advocacy orgs are gathering at the Capitol to protest the Texas Legislature's seemingly neverending attack on LGBTQIA rights, abortion rights, and voting rights among other issues.
      Thu., April 22, noon  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      The Spin

      Street Corner Arts presents a livestreamed production of this new dark comedy produced specifically for the virtual medium. Listen: "When the Public Works Director of a major city confesses to a horrible crime, a team of spin doctors are brought in at the last possible second to pull off a tough assignment: prepare the Mayor’s top aide for a crucial news interview mid-pandemic, distance City Hall from the controversy, and point the public’s attention elsewhere. And do it entirely over video-conferencing." Spenser Davis wrote and directs this modern thriller that's expertly embodied by Zac Carr, Michael Galvan, Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, Natalie Garcia, Jason Graf, Kelsey Mazak, Mike Ooi, Shariba Rivers, and Andrea Skola Summers – with realtime screen management by Morgan Brochu. And, look: Here's a trailer for the show!
      Through April 25. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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      Theatre

      The Tempest

      As those pesky 'ronas become increasingly easier to deal with, due to vaccines and masking and social distancing, The Baron's Men stage a bold return, bringing Shakespeare's phantasmagoric brilliance to the Curtain Theatre for three weekends of betrayal, love, and forgiveness. On an island. With a sorcerer. And – oh, you know, right? Now come see it, live, in full swagger and quake.
      Through May 8. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-25.  
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      Arts & Culture

      Trans Lives/Trans Voices

      Every Thursday Ground Floor Theatre premieres new stories by and about trans and nonbinary Texans, including artists, advocates, and educators, as told in their own words through their own voices.
      Thu., April 22, 7pm. Free (donations welcome).  
      Online
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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.
      Thu., April 22, 2pm, 4pm  
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      Special Screenings

      "Shipwrecked" (2014)

      Experience the story of La Belle, a ship in French explorer La Salle's 1684 North American colonial expedition, as seen through the eyes of young Pierre Talon, a real-life passenger on the voyage.
      Thu., April 22, 12:30pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      "The Star of Destiny" (2020)

      Feel the seats shake as a gusher explodes from an East Texas oil derrick. Experience the takeoff of Saturn V as if you were seated at Mission Control at the LBJ Space Center in Houston. Sound and sensory effects help make the film a truly memorable experience for all ages.
      Thu., April 22, 10:30am, 2:30pm  
    • Community

      Out of Town

      "Time No Longer" by Anri Sala

      The internationally renowned multimedia artist presents a new immersive sound and visual installation in the city’s former underground water reservoir.
      Fri., March 12-Sun., Dec. 12. $12/$8; free on Thursdays.  
      Buffalo Bayou Cistern, Houston
    • 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.
      Thu., April 22, 12pm  
    • Music

    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      A05 Gallery

      This popular gallery represents a wide array of artists, both local and international, with creations that span a dazzling plethora of mediums. Cynda Valle. Rachel Dory. John Morse. And – oh, give that website a quick look and you'll be making an appointment ASAP.
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      Kids

      AISD Earth Week

      Austin ISD encourages students to celebrate Earth Day all week and share their activities on social media with the hashtag #AISDgreen. Their website has inspiration and an Earth Day Bingo card to print and complete throughout the week.
      April 19-23  
      Online
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Akirash Online

      Sure, Austin's Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya aka AKIRASH has an exhibition at the Carver Museum right now – and the place is closed, of course. But this Lagos-born artist also happens to have one of the most robust websites around, though you'll need a mighty big screen to get the best effect of his huge and colorful mixed-media creations and performance pieces.
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    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Art & Music Nights at the Cathedral

      Head down to that Cathedral on East 16th and celebrate Austin's artists and musicians during this intimate Covid-conscious series while sipping margaritas and shopping and listening to live music – at one of their two shows every Thursday. (Also, check out the wide array of art classes they're offering, right here.)
      Thursdays, 6 & 9pm. $25.

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