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  • 2021 Austin Greek Festival

    Delicious Greek food including lamb, spanakopita, gyros, souvlaki, baklava and much more will set the stage for dancing and fun. Greek dance performances, kid-friendly activities, Greek dance lessons, shopping for Greek souvenirs at the agora market and much more make this three-day event a must to attend! Come experience the Greek hospitality known around the world!
    June 18-20  
    Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
  • Come and Smoke it

    Smoke Game Strong presents "Come and Smoke It", A BBQ foodie event with 10 specialty dishes for all to enjoy at Windy Point Park on Lake Travis! Food, drinks and park entry are all included in the ticket price! There's also free parking and live music so bring all your friends and family!
    Sat. June 26, 12pm-7pm  
    Windy Point (Bob Wentz Point)
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  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Visual Arts Center: Small Refusals

    This is a three-woman exhibition featuring work by students from UT's 2021 Studio Art MFA graduating class: Magdalena Jarkowiec, Heather Canterbury, and Ania Mininkova. Uncanny experiences in Home Depot aisles, found diaries, and mythologies of the American landscape are revisited in sculpture, photography, and video works for a show that celebrates the everyday as a sea of unexamined alternatives to dominant narratives. Recommended: There's an Artist Talk via Zoom on Fri., May 7, 5pm.
    Through May 23. Wed.-Sat., noon-5pm
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    Events

    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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    Visual Arts

    ICOSA's Window Dressing XI: Unruly Waters Insult the Shore

    This latest of ICOSA's everchanging front-window displays of creative expression is a tableau that "explores ideas of blurred boundaries and futility of containment by depicting the grotesque as the embodiment of conflict between art and nature." As rendered by Austin's own Big Chicken & Baby Bird, it's sure to be a vivid if fleeting addition to the many visuals at Canopy.
    Through May 17. Reception: Fri., May 14, 7-9pm
  • Arts

    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.  
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    TEMP: Tales from the Decameron

    For its final video concert of the season, the Texas Early Music Project presents stories from an extremely timely source: The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, a book of tales told by a group of young adults escaping the Black Death during the 1348 epidemic by sheltering in a villa just outside Florence. KMFA’s Sara Schneider provides a bit of historical background to The Decameron and the music of the period, then the action begins and we catch up with the intrepid group of plague-fleeing characters, accompanied with music composed by Gherardello da Firenze, Lorenzo da Firenze, Francesco Landini, and more.Still not convinced that this is a sonic wonderment perfectly suited to herald our exit from history's latest pandemic? Still thinking that this concert is something other than early-music glory so divinely embodied that it'll thrill anything you have that even resembles a soul? Doubt no more.Point one: The librettist is Wellesley College's Dr. Larry Rosenwald. Point two: These tales are narrated by Austin's own Marc Pouhé. Final point to, as they say, seal the deal: This preview trailer.Conclusion: Danny Johnson, you're a mensch.
    May 8-13. $5-50.  
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    Events

    Virtual Kitten Shower

    It's kitten season! Austin Humane Society's annual event is fur-tual this year, featuring adorable kittens and cats available for adoption, virtual activities, a kitten supply drive, and paw-some happy hours. Donate online and check out one of the events::
    • Kitten Trivia: Thu., May 6, 6pm:
    • Kitten Yoga: Sat., May 8, 10am; Tue., May 11, 5:30pm:
    • Kitten Bingo: Sat., May 8, 11am:
    • Whiskey & Whiskers: Thu., May 13, 8pm
    May 6-13  
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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.
    Wed., May 12, 2pm, 4pm  
  • Film

    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.
    Wed., May 12, 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.
    Wed., May 12, 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.
    Wed., May 12, 12pm  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    A Portrait of My Mother

    An artist remembers their mother, spinning a modern Mexican Cinderella tale as we follow the trials and tribulations of one woman's journey into motherhood – from her humble beginnings in the town of Laredo, Texas, to her journey to Chicago, and everything between. Written and performed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, directed by David R. Jarrott. Note: Now available for viewing on Vimeo.
    Through July 31. $5.  
  • 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.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    AFS Cinema Seeks Donations

    The AFS Cinema is preparing to reopen this summer, and they're asking for the community’s support to open their doors again. Donate today to help light up their two big screens with the classic, independent, and global films that bring the world of cinema to Austin.
    Ongoing  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    AFS Grant Workshop

    Austin Film Society staff will be on Zoom to inform and answer questions about the 2021 AFS Grant for Features, which is now accepting applications. Learn about new grant opportunities, the application and review processes, and ask your project-specific questions.
    Wed., May 12, 6pm  
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Asian Pacific Virtual Showcase

    During Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join Austin Asian American Film Festival for a showcase that aims to highlight artists of different communities and neighborhoods in the United States, Canada, and Oceania.
    Through May 31  
    Online: www.aaafilmfest.org
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Austin Black Freedom Communities

    Artist Funmi Ogunro is raising funds for her documentary film about Austin's Black freedom communities. Get details about the project and donate online.
    May 4-12  
    Online: www.gf.me/u/yfpi4b
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Back to the Future (1985)

    Wed., May 12, 8:50pm  
  • Arts

    Dance

    Ballet Austin: Classes Online

    While you're home, wherever you are across the world,: you can still take a dance, fitness, or Pilates class with Ballet Austin. Ballet, barre, contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, cardio dance fitness, and Pilates out the wazoo, so to speak, because there are so many varieties to choose among, and all taught by professional instructors – and it's all available 24/7, just like the internets.
    $3-7 per class.  
  • Arts

    Dance

    Blue Lapis Light: Beyond the Clouds

    The acclaimed aerial dance troupe's 2020 performance (chosen by Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires for inclusion among his Top Ten shows of the year) is now available in a digital version online – free of charge.
    Donations accepted.  
  • Arts

    Books

    BOOKS: Pick 'Em Up Curbside!

    Don’t forget, citizen: The best place to get your reading material is from Austin's own Malvern Books or HalfPrice Books or Black Pearl Books or Bookpeople or BookWoman stores. (And for the ultimate in vintage collectors' editions and unique works on paper, we recommend the excellent South Congress Books.)Or try Bookshop.org in general – because Bookshop, unlike the online behemoth named after a river, shares the profits among all its independent-bookstore members.
  • Music

    Bracken Hale

    Wed., May 12, 8pm
  • Community

    Kids

    Camacho Activity Center Virtual Programs

    Visit the Camacho Activity Center virtually for bike tutorials, a Blunn Creek Nature Preserve hiking guide, and activity guides for homemade ice cream, nature bingo, leaf art, and more.
     
    Online
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Camiba Art: Since Last We Met

    What do you get when you rescue a discarded Leclerc table loom from the curb during a neighborhood walk? If you're acclaimed ceramic artist Jen Rose, you use the knowledge you gained about weaving in college and you integrate that weaving into your porcelain practice. What do you get if you visit Rose's latest show of works, now on display at this fine gallery? An eyeful of sculptural creations, threaded multiples, that are hung, draped, twisted, and manipulated toward a pattern-rich kinesis. This show, tell you what, it's sublime.
    Through May 15
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    Visual Arts

    ChingonX Fire: Group Exhibit

    Inspired by the Mexican American Cultural Center's annual La Mujer celebration – and by the first feminist of the New World, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz – this online group exhibit is curated by April Garcia and features womxn-identifying and nongender-specific artists whose artwork is tied to activism, feminism, cultural. and gender identity storytelling, environmental protection, and socioeconomic parity.
  • Music

    Chris Max Jam

    Wed., May 12, 9pm
  • Community

    Civic Events

    City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

    Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
     
    Online
  • Community

    Kids

    Club Latinitas

    Enrollment is open and ongoing for this free bilingual afterschool club for all girls age 9-14, which includes fun, educational activities with technology and media.
    Through May 21, 4-6pm  

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