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    Camiba Gallery: Neuroplastic

    Zoë Shulman’s 'Neuroplastic' is a series of visionary paintings, drawings, metal prints, and: animations by the Austin-based artist, wielding geometric abstraction to explore the intersections between psychotherapy, psychedelic medicine, and art therapy. Note one: Shulman created these while undergoing cognitive behavioral therapy and clinical ketamine treatments. Note two: These are amazing works of art – the sort of painstakingly wrought abstractions that rely as much on craft as on cognition – and they're well worth your stopping-by time.
    Through Feb. 26
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    City-Wide Vintage Sale

    Support small local businesses and shop for vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, and more.
    Sat.-Sun., Jan. 15-16; Feb. 26-27; May 21-22. Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. $7; children under 12, free.  
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    Davis Gallery: Paperback Rodeo

    A new show by Austin's B. Shawn Cox is always reason to celebrate, we say, and this latest one at Davis Gallery is a perfect corroboration of that statement. This is what happens when the artist explores subtext with polka-dotted domesticated florals that hide deconstructed cowboys, lenticular eye-candy featuring blended dualities of Western icons, and folded paper quilts incorporating text to supra any subtext. Bonus: New works by Dana Younger will be on display, too? You Davis people are trying to spoil us, is that it?
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    Elisabet Ney Museum: Suspension

    This is an immersive print installation by Liv Monique Johnson that invites the viewer to "explore an outcropping of wilderness where the weird may take place." It's an interactive work right there on the edge of the park, a space where screenprinted elements are combined with a variety of materials to create a lush setting of colorful foliage.
    Through Feb. 27  
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    Flatbed Press: Temporalities

    Laura Crehuet Berman's new exhibition here brings together her recent monotypes and collages, in which the artist has created images that layer together time, space, form, and color.
    Through Feb. 26
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    grayDUCK Gallery: Findings

    Reminiscent of geologic formations, seeming like objects from a cabinet of natural curiosities, Bethany Johnson's intimate sculptures in this show offer a multilayered meditation on deep time, material metamorphosis, and the anthropogenic landscaping of landfills, quarries, and road cuts. These dimensional works are composed of plastics, paper, aluminum, fabric, rubber, foam, cardboard, and wood – densely bound together with pressure by a hidden, internal armature of screws and bolts – then trimmed and sanded to a smooth polish.
    Through March 6
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    Ivester Contemporary: Digging for Daisies

    This solo exhibition of new paintings by Jaylen Pigford features a reoccurring lone figure which appears in each canvas, accompanied by scattered objects and varying settings "to indicate a prevalent sense of confusion and disorientation." Oh, baby, we totally feel that. Also: This guy's work is good, real damn good, and you'd be glad to see it.
    Reception: Sat., Jan. 29, 7-9pm
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    RichesArt Gallery: American History

    RichesArt Gallery, the only Black-owned art gallery in town, launches an interactive exhibit to amplify the work of local Black artists – featuring work by DeLoné Osby, Xavier Alvarado, Lakeem Wilson, Chris Tobar, and more. Note: The opening reception features guest speakers and live music.
    Opening reception: Thu., Feb. 3, 7-9pm  
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    UT Visual Arts Center: Cycles & Loops

    This is the first solo exhibition in Texas of the works of Bill Morrison, one of the most accomplished contemporary filmmakers in the nation, a man whose focus lies between the documentary nature of found footage and the chaotic intervention of nitrate film with its inclination for entropy.
    Jan. 28-March 12
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    UT Visual Arts Center: Winter 2022

    In addition to the Bill Morrison film retrospective "Cycles & Loops," the VAC also presents "A Ground to Stand, A Place to Call," with works from the first-year MFA cohort of Sarah Chess, Gabrielle Constantine, Alex Freyre, Rowan Howe, and Jennifer Teresa Villanueva; and Corentin Canesson's "Sleep Spaces / Les Espaces du Sommeil;" and "Connective Tissues," which focuses on publications.
    Opening reception: Fri., Feb. 28, noon-5pm
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    Women & Their Work: A Welcoming Place

    Ariel René Jackson's new show is a film-based exhibition that contemplates what it might look like to forecast the welcoming status of a place. The work on display weaves interviews, research, images, videos, animations, and sculpture to deliver a poetic visualization of shared knowledge about East Austin.
    Through March 3
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    Out of Town

    "Les Diners de Gala" by Salvador Dalí

    The Spanish surrealist painter illustrated the cookbook Gala’s Dinners in 1973 that included 136 recipes by French chefs. This traveling exhibit features 12 lithographs that were released in conjunction with the book and are some of his most unique experimental prints.
    Jan. 15-March 27. Free.  
    Noël Art Museum, San Angelo
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    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
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    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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    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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    Events

    Austin Scavenger Hunt

    Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
    Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
    Online and at home
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    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.  
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    Blanton Museum of Art: MemWars

    Many artists work in multiple mediums, but for Lubbock-raised Terry Allen, music, performance, writing, and visual artwork are truly all part of the same practice. As a visual artist, he often creates immersive sculptural installations with an aspect of performance, incorporated through projections and video. For this ninth installment in the Blanton’s Contemporary Project series, Allen reveals a three-channel video installation and a related group of drawings.
    Through July 10  
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    Books

    Books, Books, Books in ATX

    Don’t forget, citizen: The best place to get your reading material is from Austin’s own Malvern Books or Half Price Books or Black Pearl Books or BookPeople or BookWoman or Reverie Books stores – in person or online. (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.
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    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
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    Comedy

    ColdTowne TV

    "Set your dial to CTTV for at-home entertainment seven nights a week on ColdTowne’s Twitch channel, featuring experimental improv, live podcasts, scripted readings, guest characters, and more. Whether you’re a front row sitter or like to chill in the back, you can join the conversation with our interactive chat or just kick back and relax as you recline into cyberspace." See website for details.
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    Daniel Johnston: I Live My Broken Dreams

    The Contemporary Austin presents the first-ever museum survey of works by Daniel Johnston. "Step into the surreal universe of this visionary musician and artist, filled with love, loss, ghosts, aliens, superheroes, and the eternal battle between good and evil."
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    Escape the Box

    Explore the hidden side of Austin with Escape the Box's time-travel-themed escape game and scavenger hunt adventure, which starts with a live intro and sends your group off to explore using a box full of clues and guides, including a playlist, photo challenges, a cipher wheel, map, and more. Call 512/779-9844 to book.
    Saturdays, 1:30pm. $15-35/person.  
    Locations vary
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    Esquina Tango Outdoor Classes

    Esquina Tango has a full calendar of socially distanced, donation-based outdoor classes like samba, salsa aerobics, and of course, tango. Check out the full calendar online.
    Ongoing  
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    Comedy

    Esther's Follies

    Esther's Follies – Austin's not-so-secret weapon in the fight against ennui – the comedy gem that still dazzles this growing urban hub – returns to the weekly live and in-person stage of their club on Dirty Sixth, the whole troupe bringing back old favorites and debuting a new program of hilarity with topical, ripped-from-the-headlines sketches and musical numbers. And you do need a laugh or two, right about this time, don't you, citizen? (And how about a margarita to go with that?) We'd add that the mind-boggling illusions presented by magician Ray Anderson are a bonus in the night's clever spectacle ... but, the way that arch maestro conjures mystery and delight, "bonus" would be an insult.
    Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 8 & 10pm. $30-40.  
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    Every Dog Is Lovable

    Local pet photogs Dog Days host a campaign to raise funds for nonprofit Hound Rescue, wherein pet parents submit a pic and story of their doggos, and the public votes for their faves. Qualifying dogs get a professional photo shoot and are featured in an upcoming coffeetable book, and prizes are given out biweekly to dogs with the most points.
    Voting open through March 19. $10 donation to enter, $1 per vote.  
    Online
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    Comedy

    Fallout Comedy

    What's the fallout from this pandemic? Who knows, right? But we know this is the Fallout near the end of the pandemic: An eclectic mix of live, mind-rocking comedy from some of Austin's best, all week long. Check the website for details.
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    Food Events

    Food Access Resources from SFC

    The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they're accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
    Citywide

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