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  • Texas Hemp Harvest Festival

    Presented by Sweet Sensi, The Texas Hemp Harvest Festival will feature Ky-Mani Marley, Gary P. Nunn, Cas Haley, The Mau Mau Chaplins, The Supervillians, Big Mon, Bo Porter, Armadillo Road, Soulfiya with Wi'Deya, Pure Luck - FT. JK Pinkus, Doug Moreland, and The Derailers. The event is produced by farmers, processors, manufacturers, and retailers to celebrate their harvest with Texas!
    Sat. Oct. 23, 10am-11pm  
    Carson Creek Ranch
  • Microblading 2-Day Training & Certification Course

    Don't miss out on this fall special of $1000. Enroll now and take advantage of SM Beauty's Boss Babe 2-Day Microblading Training. Learn directly from Sabha Mahmoud on how to turn your passion and utilize your skills into a 6-Figure business to be your own boss in the beauty industry.
    Sat.-Sun., Oct.16-17, 10am-5pm both days  
    Sixth Street
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    Justice for Daunte Wright

    Join BLM Austin to show solidarity with Brooklyn Center, Minn., where Daunte Wright was killed by police officer Kim Potter on April 11. There will be a march and speakers, including friends of Wright.
    Sat., April 24, 10am-noon  
    Alderbrook Pocket Park, 12444 Lamplight Village Ave.
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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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      Art You!

      The Dougherty Arts Center and the Works in Progress program present a youth-led, arts-based networking event for teens. Hear from industry professionals, learn about different careers in the arts, and engage in hands-on activities, artist demonstrations, and more.
      Sat., April 24, noon-2pm. Free.  
      Virtual
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      ATX Hemp & Wellness Convention

      Get a higher education on hemp and all its many benefits at this pet-friendly convention. In addition to speakers, there'll be tons of vendors, CBD snacks, samples, raffles, and more!
      Sat., April 24, noon-7pm  
      Manchaca Springs Saloon, 737 FM 1626, Manchaca
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      Sports

      Austin FC

      Catch Austin's new Major League Soccer team's second game, at Colorado Rapids, broadcast on KNVA. Or join the official watch party at 3ten, with pre-game live music starting at 5:30. Arrive early; it's first come, first served!
      Sat., April 24, 8pm  
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      Classical Music

      Austin High School Varsity Orchestra's Composition Showcase

      The ASH Varsity Orchestra performs six original compositions created by its members and produced by the students themselves, the the culmination of a year-long project with the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Featuring "Thin Ice" by Adam Smylka, "Reflections by Athiel Arana, "Injustice" by Gabriel Herrera, "La Chanson de la Beauté" by Garrett Beard, "The Story of a Flame" by Jack Simmon, and Kendall Weaver's "Nocturne for String Quartet."
      Sat., April 24, 7pm. Free.
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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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      Classical Music

      Chorus Austin's Southwest Voices: She Sings

      This concert features the female voices of Chorus Austin in songs to empower and inspire, supercharged by the sonic radiance of guests Carla McElhaney, Liz Cass, and the Austonettes. Bonus: The premiere showing includes a talk with director Ryan Heller and the composers.
      Sat., April 24, 4pm. Free.  
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      Visual Arts

      Cloud Tree Studios: The Teeta World Exhibit

      The Teeta's evolution and perseverance as an artist is central to this multimedia and interactive exhibit that explores the correlation between music and visual art and how symbols are used and reclaimed in marginalized cultures. The opening reception, sponsored by Treaty Oak Distilling and featuring a live performance and an artist talk moderated by Aaron “Fresh” Knight, will seal this in your memory's most vivid vault.
      Reception: Sat., April 24, 6-9pm
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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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      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
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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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      Classical Music

      RSSA: The Great Russian Americans

      The Russian Speakers' Society of Austin presents this unique event celebrating the musical heritage of Russian composers – emigrants who found their home in the United States of America. The concert features the vocal and instrumental masterpieces of Alexander Grechaninov, Sergey Rachmaninoff, Igor Stravinsky, Lazar Weiner, and one of the most successful songwriters of all time: Irving Berlin.
      Sat., April 24, 7pm. $10-20.  
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      Shop Small Saturdaze Featuring Dale Watson

      Shopping small made easy, with 20+ local vendors spread out over three acres with ample space for social distancing, and the bonus of live music from Dale Watson. This month the event also raises money for NQAPIA (National Queer Asian Pacific Islander AAIP) organizations.
      Sat., April 24, noon-5pm. $10.  
    • Arts

      Comedy

      The Creek & The Cave: Sean Patton & Vanessa Gonzalez

      Two of the funniest people around – right? right? –performing live in a new club, while you accommodate that two-drink minimum and laugh your happily vaccinated ass off? What's not to love?
      Sat., April 24, 9pm. $20.  
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      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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      Theatre

      Trash Talks with Polly Mermaid

      A series isn't just for kids, we reckon, when it comes from Glass Half Full and Indigo Rael and tackles global environmental problems with puppetry, humor, and optimism. In three colorful and clever videos, Rael (as Polly, a plastic mermaid) and her friend Basurana (a frog made from plastic trash, puppeted by Caroline Reck) explore sustainable solutions to our current waste systems and single-use plastic. Episode three, May 1; and all videos available on YouTube through May 9.
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      Out of Town

      1836 Chuck Wagon Races

      No other Western event is quite like this event with wagon races, roping competitions, barrel races, Dutch oven demonstrations, herd dog shows, and more.
      Fri.-Sun., April 23-25. $15 day pass.  
      Palestine
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      Sports

      Acro Yoga for Beginners

      Stretch, strengthen, and cultivate balance in your body and friendships. Expect lots of flying, Acro games and an all-out good time with your pod of 3-5 pals.
      Sat., April 24, 3-5pm. $75 per pod.  
      Flow Yoga Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar
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      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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      Kids

      All-Ages Virtual Storytime

      Featuring stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and other extension activities. Registration required.
      Saturdays, 10:30am  
      Virtual
    • Arts

      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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      Visual Arts

      Art for the People Gallery: Such Miracles Among Us

      Kate Fitzpatrick's work enlivens this gallery's first solo show of 2021, the artist's painted depictions of wildlife a colorful delight for the eyes.
      Through June 6  
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      Visual Arts

      ARTUS Co: End In the Beginning

      This is a duo exhibition of mid-to-large oil paintings and photography by Shelby Sult and Maggie Lyon that "represent each artist's personal truths through the lens of time."
      Through April 25
      10000 Research #118
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      Visual Arts

      Atelier Dojo: Remote Studios

      The local powerhouse of figurative painting, the art school that's the smart school for artists of all kinds, they've got a painting-along-at-home series going to help you keep your skills honed in these socially restrictive times, featuring live costumed models posing on camera and a thriving community of creatives rendering that lovely human biotecture from their separate studios. "Join us for a three-hour costumed-model drawing session. Use any supplies you wish, listen to music, share your work, chat with others. It’s a great way to stay connected with your art community!"
      Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30pm; Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm; Saturdays, 9:30-12:30pm. $5.  

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