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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

    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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    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.  
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    Classical Music

    Austin Classical Guitar: 30th Season Finale

    An orchestra of young guitarists from all over Texas will premiere new arrangements by living Black American composers and the Texas Guitar Quartet will dazzle with a live performance from the AISD Performing Arts Center for Austin Classical Guitar's season finale – created in collaboration with Ex-Aequo, Virtual Guitar Orchestra, and The Augustine Foundation.
    Sat., May 22, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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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 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 31. Fri.-Sun., 10am-8pm
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    Comedy

    Bonnie McFarlane

    Bonnie McFarlane’s radio and television credits include an HBO special, two Comedy Central specials, as well as multiple appearances on the Tonight Show and the Late Show.
    May 20-22. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7 & 9pm. $20.  
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    Events

    Brunch Yourself for Mental Health

    Waterloo Counseling Center is partnering with CH Hospitality to offer a live virtual cooking class with a brunch theme, hosted by Emerald van Cartier. A $50 donation supports an uninsured client’s therapy session and gets you supply lists and a private link to the livestream. Become a VIP Quaran-team Host for $250, and they'll deliver the ingredients for up to 10 people, including a 1L bottle of Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
    Sat., May 22, noon-2pm. $50; $250 for VIP.  
    Online
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    Sports

    NASCAR at COTA

    Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the inaugural NASCAR weekend at Circuit of the Americas, featuring the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Camping World Truck Series, plus the IMSA-sanctioned Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Series. Camping available.
    Fri.-Sun., May 21-23  
  • 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

    Kids

    Summer Kickoff Party at Indigo Play

    Kick off the summer season with raffles, discounts, free pizza and ice pops, crafts, and games like cornhole, limbo, potato sack races, and more.
    Sat., May 22, 10am-1pm & 3-5pm. $12.  
    Indigo Play, 13530 Research
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    Dance

    Tapestry: National Tap Dance Day

    Join the hotfoot hoofers of Tapestry Dance Company in a physically distanced, totally swingin', live music-enhanced, three-days-early celebration of National Tap Dance Day. Note: Bring a lawn chair or blanket and your tap shoes – and be prepared for more fun than you've had in months!
    Sat., May 22, 2:30-4:30pm
    2202 E. Riverside
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    Theatre

    The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    Austin Playhouse's own Lara Toner Haddock has gone and adapted Agatha Christie's first published novel? Yes – and this debut opus features none other than the sharply mustachio'd Hercule Poirot. Featuring a sockdolager cast – Ben Wolfe (as Poirot himself), Scott Shipman, Toby Minor, Lara Toner, Sarah Chong Harmer, Sarah Fleming Walker, Ben Bazaěn, Robert Deike, Joseph Garlock, Babs George, Claire Grasso, Huck Huckaby, Marc Pouhé, Ken Webster, and Cyndi Williams – directed by that same Haddock, this murder mystery may be just what you need to transition out of the pandemic and into a semblance of former normalcy. Note: "Employing a hybrid method of theatrical filming, actors will be captured using both cinematic and traditional live performance approaches. To enhance the experience, early purchasers will electronically receive exclusive clues designed for the virtual whodunnit." Available for online viewing with live Q&As after each performance, and – regardez-vous! – here's a video trailer for the show.
    Through June 5. Thu.-Sun., 7:30pm. $15-18.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    West Chelsea Contemporary: Icons & Vandals

    It's the swanky venue's "most monumental" show yet, featuring works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ai WeiWei, Roy Lichtenstein, and a slew of other creative provocateurs who have subverted the contemporary art world throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Bonus: The closing reception features an artist talk with "The First lady of Graffiti," Lady Pink.
    Closing reception: Sun., July 11, 3-5pm
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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.
    Sat., May 22, 2pm, 4pm  
  • 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.
    Sat., May 22, 12pm  
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    Arts & Culture

    2BrokeBitche$ Comedy & Drag Brunch

    Hosts Colton Dowling and Aira Juliet bring the laughs alongside stand-up comedy from Blair Bomber, Gabe Davis, Natasha Pearl Hansen, and JT Kelley, plus Vylette Ward brings the fab with an all-drag aftershow.
    Sat., May 22, 1-4pm. $10.  
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    Events

    2nd Street District Sidewalk Sale

    Shop exclusive discounts or have a first look at brand-new items at your favorite local downtown shops.
    Sat., May 22, 8am  
    Second Street downtown
  • 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.  
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    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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  • 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  
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    Civic Events

    AISD Trustee Sounding Board: BE (LOCAL) Policy Discussion

    Learn about the ways the AISD Board of Trustees is changing how board items are established and communicated in an effort to make it easier for the public to follow the board’s work. Spanish interpretation will be provided.
    Sat., May 22, 10:30am  
    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.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    American Pie (1999)

    Sat., May 22, 11:15pm  
  • 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
  • Arts

    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.  
  • Community

    Events

    Austin Classical Community Carnival

    An outdoor event celebrating charter school Austin Classical Academy's new location, with food, door prizes, and entertainment.
    Sat., May 22, noon-3pm. Free, but RSVP.  
    9100 Hwy. 290 E.
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    Events

    Austin Flea

    The Austin Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin's most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion including jewelry, bath and body products, vintage, original artwork, paper goods, textiles, and so much more.
    Sat. May 22: Violet Crown; Sun., May 23: Radio; 10am-4pm. Free.  
    Violet Crown Clubhouse, 7100 Woodrow; Radio Coffee & Beer, 4204 Menchaca Rd.

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