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    CelebrASIA

    The Asian American Resource Center hosts its annual signature event virtually in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The theme is "Uniting Cultures," to celebrate and honor diverse and multifaceted APA identities, histories, and cultures.: Join in on FB Live or YouTube for games, music, dance, and fashion.
    Sat., May 1, 11am-1pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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      Classical Music

      Austin Opera: Puccini's Tosca

      OK, how you gonna stage a complete opera, live, in person, when the last dregs of a pandemic are still complicating this modern life? Eureka: Do it at the Circuit of the Americas, the city's Formula 1 racetrack! Austin Opera’s much-anticipated return to live performance is an innovative outdoor staging of Puccini’s Tosca in just that venue, featuring the orchestra and chorus conducted by Timothy Myers, with David Lefkowich directing the whole massive undertaking. Note: Making their Austin Opera debuts in Tosca are a trio of important international artists: A recent Opera News cover star, soprano Latonia Moore is Tosca, the fiery diva caught in the crossfire of love; tenor Adam Smith makes his role debut as the heroic Cavaradossi; and baritone Aleksey Bogdanov is the evil Scarpia.
      Thu., April 29, 7:30pm; Sat., May 1, 7:30pm. $39-219.  
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      Comedy

      Todd Glass

      Live, in the heart of Downtown Austin, it's Todd Glass, the nationally touring comedian known for his hilariously unpredictable live performances, sarcastic material, and mastery of crowd work.
      April 29-May 1. Thu., 8pm; -Fri., Sat., 8 & 10pm
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      AHS Pet Food Pantry

      The Austin Humane Society expects to distribute its 100,000th pound of food as it marks one year of helping struggling pet parents affected by the current health crisis with its seventh Pet Food Pantry event. The drive-through event will distribute on a first-come, first-served basis.
      Sat., May 1, 9am-noon  
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      Visual Arts

      Art in ATX: An Outdoor Market

      Here's a two-day outdoor market from The Gallery ATX, featuring more than 20 artists and vendors, with sets by DJ Tsunani (8-9pm). And, if you get a little thirsty, citizen? Well. This event's hosted by a cider company, n'est-ce pas?
      Sat.-Sun., May 1-2, 4-9pm
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      Food Events

      Austin FC Watch Party! (And that … Kentucky Derby?)

      Did you know that the official cider of Austin FC, Austin Eastciders, hosts a watch party every game? It's true! Come watch Austin FC take on Minnesota United FC this Saturday, with $4 green pints of their excellent brew – and a dollar from every purchase going to the 4ATXFoundation. (Or – say, you wanna watch the game somewhere else, but still crave that delicious Eastcider food & drink? The Barton Springs location offers the Austin FC Tailgater package to-go.) And there's something about, what, horses, too? Supposedly – like, it's kind of a big deal? – but we're all about the fútbol, baby!
      Sat., May 1, 7pm
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      Visual Arts

      Blue Genie Art Bazaar: New May Market

      The creators of the Blue Genie Art Bazaar present a new spring arts event called May Market, a free, family-friendly experience showcasing the work of regional artisans and craftspeople under one roof with centralized checkout. "This is the ideal place to shop for locally made, one-of-a-kind gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, anniversaries, weddings, and more." That's what the press release says, anyway, trying to entice us in; thing is, that's even a bit too humble: We know what sort of market the Blue Genie gathers, and it's sure to be a lively splendorama of well-made goods coveted by anyone with a taste for the original, off-beat, and brilliantly homegrown.
      Through May 30. Fri.-Sun., 10am-8pm
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      Visual Arts

      Collection Rert: Yard Marvels

      Here's an outdoor sculpture garden with work from a variety of local artists. Suggestion: Explore the Collection's yard in this self-guided tour and become friends with sculptures.
      Sun., May 1, 1-7pm. Free.
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      Visual Arts

      Davis Gallery: Nuevo Mundo

      Now here's a show that's well worth seeing: The new exhibition from Gladys Poorte, displaying paintings and drawings of a new world populated with unknown peoples, animals, and plants. A world rife with untold treasures and dangers. A place, as wrought so colorfully by Poorte, that it might've been the homeworld for that legendary Codex Seraphinianus.
      Through June 12
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      Theatre

      Heroic Dose

      Surely those Rude Mechs aren't planning on treating everyone to a hit of acid on Bicycle Day, right? Surely this latest multimedia, assorted-deliveries, unique community engagement project of theirs will only suggest or roughly replicate the effects of that psychedelic experience? Although who the fuck knows, these days? Especially since this is the award-winning, wholly entertaining, and paradigm-twisting Rudes we're talking about? Listen: "We will create an artistic circle of insight in which members will receive messages, signs, experiences, medicine, prayers, happenings and access to insights now and thru the near and far futures. These communications will begin but not be limited to the USPS, electronic mail, phone calls, gatherings, bonfires, scripture, visitations and visions. This ceremony does not promise us absolute truth. However, art can arise throughout our journeys and change can follow as that art is integrated into our daily lives in this urban jungle." Our professional recommendation: Get on it, voyager.
      It's already begun and it runs until, oh god, it could really be whatever. Pay what you can.  
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      Out of Town

      Howdy-Roo Regional CASI Chili Championship

      The chili cooks will be vying for two coveted spots to go to the Terlingua Chili Cook-off while other cooks will be offering samples of their barbecue and beans.
      Sat.-Sun., May 1-2  
      Marble Falls
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      Visual Arts

      Ivester's Project Space: A Body Is a Cellular Network, a Cellular Network Is a Body

      Katy McCarthy's soft wax casts, handcrafted to depict parts of her own body that have been injured or experience chronic pain, manipulated, massaged, and adjusted by the artist's chiropractor mother, now presented as a two-channel video installation in the gallery.
      Reception: Sat., May 1, 7-9pm
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      Kentucky Derby Watch Party & Dachshund Dash

      The derby's gone to the dogs! Don your fanciest hat, dress up your dachshund, and come on down to watch the races, both equine and canine. There'll be a hat contest, frozen mint juleps, patio games, prizes, and $1 coney dogs. Sign up your doggo for the race by emailing lindseyjackalope@gmail.com.
      Sat., May 1, 2-9pm. Free.  
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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 Election Day

      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!
      Sat., May 1, 7am-7pm  
      Citywide
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      Kids

      Mom, Dad, and Me Book Club

      In this book club, sixth to ninth graders explore people, places, and ideas in a discussion facilitated by author Yolanda King, this month about Trevor Noah's Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. RSVP via email to yolanda@tangledpress.com for Zoom link.
      Sat., May 1, 10:30am  
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      RESCHEDULED: Tropic of Texas Crawfish Boil & Pop-up Market

      Ranch Rider and Kinda Tropical present a boil with 400 pounds of mudbugs (first drop at 2pm), a market curated by Decades in Retro, and DJ Mike Garrido.
      Sat., May 8, noon-6pm (rescheduled from May 1 due to inclement weather)  
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      Theatre

      Street Corner Arts: The Spin

      The Street Corner production of Spenser Davis' new modern drama, performed live for several shows night after night, is now available in recorded form online.
      Through May 15. $3.  
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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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      The Wandering Vegan

      Help celebrate the Vegan Yacht's 11th anniversary with this 100% plant-based market, including foods, art, skin care, and lots more.
      Sat., May 1, noon-4pm. Free.  
      The Vegan Yacht/Maha Market, 5212 Menchaca Rd.
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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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      Kids

      Voices, Voces, Voix Youth Festival

      Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center presents a digital storytelling/film festival with submissions created by youth on the theme "I AM: My Language, My Culture, My Identity."
      Sat., May 1, 11am  
      Virtual
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      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., May 1, 2pm, 4pm  
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      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.
      Sat., May 1, 12pm  
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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
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      Advocacy Day: Decarcerate Texas

      Join Texas Advocates for Justice and Grassroots Leadership to learn more about this year's legislative session and some of the bills ally orgs support.
      Sat., May 1, 10:30am  
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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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