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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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  • Community

    Kids

    Science Under the Stars: Urban Mammals

    Find out why some mammals may live well in cities while others do not in this live online lecture and Q&A.
    Thu., May 13, 7pm. Free.  
    Virtual
    • 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
    • Arts

      Theatre

      10 Ways to Survive Life In Quarantine

      Texas School for the Deaf’s performing arts program presents this new play by Don Zolidis, a virtual presentation (streamed on-demand) full of handy solutions learned and life lessons shared when the recent lockdown left us to entertain (and sometimes fend for) ourselves. Directed by Brian Cheslick, voiced and captioned for all audiences.
      Through May 22. $5.  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      Austin Classical Guitar: Flowers of Life

      Inspired by the transformation of winter to spring at the Wildflower Center, composer and performer Gabriel Santiago collaborates with master horticulturalist Andrea DeLong-Amaya to celebrate the intersections of nature and music.
      Thu., May 13, 7pm. Donations accepted.  
    • Arts

      Books

      BookWoman Poetry Virtual Reading: Lesléa Newman

      Newman, the author of 75 books for readers of all ages, is featured tonight. Cindy Huyser hosts, and an open mic follows.
      Thu., May 13, 7:15pm  
    • Arts

      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

      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
    • Community

      Sports

      Round Rock Express

      Vs. Sugar Land Skeeters. Dogs welcome on Thursday, the Express become the Chupacabras Friday, and Sunday is kids' day, with train rides and a postgame chance to run the bases. See schedule for details and more events.
      May 13-18. Thu.-Sat. & Mon., 7:05; Sun., 1:05, Tue., 6:05  
    • 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.  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      Tones: Sounds of Asian America

      Tones is a monthly music series featuring local Asian-American artists from across generations and genres, with intimate performances on the second Thursday of each month.
      Second Thursday of every month, 7pm. Free.  
    • Community

      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.
      Thu., May 13, 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.
      Thu., May 13, 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., May 13, 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., May 13, 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.
    • Community

      Events

      ACC MBPT Virtual Open House

      Meet faculty and staff of Austin Community College's Music Business, Performance & Technology Department and get a sneak peek of the brand-new recording studios, performance spaces, and lab facilities at the Highland campus.
      Thu., May 13, 5pm. Free.  
      Zoom
    • 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  
    • 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.
    • Music

    • Music

    • 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.
    • 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."
    • Arts

      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  
    • 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
    • Community

      Events

      Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary: Virtual Concert Fundraiser

      Featuring Jo James and the Reverent Few, this virtual concert benefits the Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club's Bibliobus project, a mobile library that will make its way to rural areas in Madagascar offering access to books and internet for youth.
      Thu., May 13  
      Online via Purple Bee Studios
    • Music

      Austin Gilliam Band

      Thu., May 13, 6pm

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