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  • Hit the Road: Film Screening + After Party

    Join Indie Meme for the Texas Premiere of Hit the Road. Half ordinary road-trip and half surreal mystery, Hit the Road is a bold exploration of home, family, and the modern experience of displacement. In Persian w/ English subtitles. $15 tickets. Private After-Party for Members.
    Sun. Dec. 12, 6pm  
    AFS Cinema
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    Bandana Ball for Ronald McDonald House

    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas supports families with children who have extended hospital stays due to severe illness. Join the virtual ball to raise funds for RMHC CTX and enjoy a virtual program, music from DJ Gatsby and the Mike Cross Trio, fabulous silent and live auctions, and more.
    Fri., Sept. 17, 7pm  
    Virtual
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    Clear the Shelters

    Now's a great time to add to your fur family! Local shelters are waiving adoption fees for a limited time as part of the "Clear the Shelters" initiative, and have several upcoming adoption events. Check out pet profiles and find your next buddy at austinpetsalive.org or austintexas.gov/department/adopt-pet.
    Through Sept. 19
    Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop; Austin Pets Alive!, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez
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    Negroni Week

    Enjoy a classic cocktail for a cause during this week, when bartenders all over town whip up negronis and proceeds go to a variety of charity partners. Just to name a few participating venues: Irene's and Central Standard collect for the Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation, Little Nicky's and Il Brutto raise funds for the Southern Smoke Foundation ... there are too many to list! Get details on participating venues and charity partners online.
    Through Sept. 19  
    Various locations
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    Port A Music Fest

    The sound of music greets visitors as they make their way around the island on the Taco and Margarita Trail.
    Fri.-Sun., Sept. 17-19  
    Port Aransas
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    Yoga on the Lawn

    Start your Friday off right with a peaceful yoga session on the beautiful museum grounds.
    Fridays, 9-10am  
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    Austin FC Pub Club

    If you can't be at the game, the next best thing is watching it at one of Austin FC's bar partners. Check out the list to find one near you.
    Ongoing  
    Various locations
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    Austin Fire Youth Explorers

    City of Austin Fire Department is recruiting youth ages 14-20 to join Exploring, Boy Scouts of America's character and career development program for youth. The AFD Explorer Post #370 teaches youth about careers in fire rescue and helps them sharpen leadership skills.
    Deadline: Oct. 1. Free.  
    Apply online
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    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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    Beto Cartagena y Su Conjunto

    Traditional Colombian musicians present ancestral folk music, preceded by a complimentary happy hour sponsored by Hye Rum Distillery.
    Fri., Sept. 17, 7:30pm. $15.  
    The Chambers Theatre at Inspired Minds Art Center, 121 N. Main St., Buda
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    Buda Plein Air Festival

    Live music, art, and activities for kids abound at this three-day celebration.
    Sept. 16-18. Free.  
    Downtown Buda
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    Cedar Park Scavenger Hunt

    Cedar Park Parks & Rec presents a scavenger hunt you do at your own pace at each of its 10 lovely parks. Find the QR code, solve the clue, and take a photo to submit for a chance to win prizes.
    Through Sept. 30  
    Various locations
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    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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    Día de los Muertos Exhibit

    The annual exhibit features ofrendas commemorating loved ones who have passed in highly personal and artistic altars.
    Fri., Sept. 17-Sat., Oct. 16. Free.  
    Nave Museum, Victoria
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    Disaster Preparedness Art Contest

    September is National Preparedness Month, so what better time to create art about preparing for emergencies? The city's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is putting together a calendar that will feature elementary schoolchildren's artwork that's focused on the topic of disaster preparedness. Get out the art supplies and submit by Oct. 1.
    Deadline: Oct. 1  
    Submit online
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    Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board Meeting

    Board members will discuss expanding the DACC’s jurisdiction. Currently, the court adjudicates public order offenses committed within Downtown, East Austin, and the West Campus areas.
    Fri., Sept. 17, 7:30am  
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    Dreamland Karaoke Night

    Get a free bevvie when you sign up to sing.
    Fridays, 9pm  
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    Drive-Up HIV/STI Testing

    No appointment is necessary for free and confidential tests for HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis. Questions? Call 512/972-5580.
    Through Sept. 24. Fridays, 9am-noon. Free.  
    Rosewood-Zaragosa Neighborhood Center, 2800 Webberville Rd.
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    Escape the Box

    Take a journey through time exploring the hidden clues of Austin with Escape the Box, an outdoor guided tour, scavenger hunt, and escape game all in one! It entertains groups of 2-6 at $75 per group. The box features a number of puzzles and clues that can all be found in wonderful Austin neighborhoods along with discounts to participating businesses.
    Ongoing; see website for scheduled pickup times. $75.  
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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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    GrapeFest

    The days of wine, music, food, and more return to the Metroplex at one of the largest festivals in Texas focused on enology.
    Thu.-Sun., Sept. 16-19  
    Grapevine
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    HummerBird Celebration

    Ruby-throated hummingbirds are the stars of the show, but there will be self-guided tours, boat tours, lectures, and maps to see the resident and migrating fowl on the coast.
    Thu.-Sat., Sept. 16-19  
    Rockport
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    Huston-Tillotson Volleyball

    Vs. Wiley College.Fri., Sept. 17, 6pm. Vs. Paul Quinn College. Sat., Sept. 18, 1pm  
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    Keep Austin Rooted

    Gifting a tree through Treefolks is a fun way to surprise a friend or family member with a present that could last a lifetime, while beautifying and benefiting the community. Donors can opt for preset donation tiers of $30 (10 trees), $75 (25 trees), $150 (50 trees), or an amount of their choice.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Knit & Crochet Group

    This knitting circle is open to knitters and crocheters, whether you’re just picking up yarn and needles for the first time or have been knitting for years.
    Fridays, 2-4pm  
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    LEEF MUDstacle & Family Fun Run

    The Leander Educational Excellence Foundation enriches educational opportunities in Leander ISD, and participating in their fun run is a way to contribute and get some exercise. LEEF will provide a playlist and an electronic race packet with an obstacle course for registrants, and you can even meet Ringo the Ringtail, the official mascot of the Texas Stars, at Thursday or Friday packet pickup. Get all the deets when you sign up.
    Packet pickup: Thu.-Sat., Sept. 16-18. $25.  
    Virtual
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    Museum of Ice Cream

    Experience the joy of ice cream at this imaginative and immersive museum filled with installations and fun for kids and adults.
    Aug. 21-Sept. 30; open daily except Tuesdays, 10am-8pm. $39.  
    11506 Century Oaks Terrace #128 (at the Domain)
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    No Stone Unturned: A Lifetime of Archaeology

    Ben McReynolds has donated his extensive and unique collection to the museum. It will be on view for a year along with the permanent collection that includes artifacts from La Belle, the French ship discovered in Matagorda Bay; the story of ranching on the coast; and more than 13,000 years of Texas history.
    April 23, 2021-April 30, 2022. Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm  
    Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria
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    Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

    Have you wanted to learn about blacksmithing, archery, candlemaking, or knitting? The historic Pioneer Farms offers courses in all these and more. Check the calendar and sign up today to learn a fun new skill.
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    Poetry Jam, Open Mic & Showcase

    Spoken word, poetry, and music are welcomed at this open mic, and a full bar, hookah, and food are available.
    Fri., Sept. 17, 8pm. $10.  
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    Project Connect Virtual Open House

    The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan.
    Online
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    Out of Town

    Spicewood Blues Connection

    Pet- and family-friendly venue offers tunes from Spicewood's fave blues band along with dinner and bevvies.
    Fri., Sept. 17, 7pm. Free.  
    Pizzeria Sorellina, 23526 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood
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    Stronger Austin Virtual Classes

    Stronger Austin offers a wide variety of free virtual fitness classes, from cardio to Zumba, and you're bound to find one that fits your schedule amongst their daily offerings.
    Ongoing. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    Visual Arts

    The Bullock Museum: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

    This powerful show, a traveling exhibition organized by the New-York Historical Society, explores the transformative years after the Civil War and the rise of Jim Crow, centering on stories of African Americans who pursued the ideals of Reconstruction and persevered in the face of a developing legal system promoting racial inequality.
    Through Nov. 28
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    Tour the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s online exhibitions or take a virtual tour of Renzi, Bayou Bend, or the museum.
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    Trivia With Get It Gals

    "Best of Austin" winners Get It Gals are back with tons of trivia nights planned for y'all, with several based on TV programs you may have binged over the last year for some reason. Stay tuned on their socials because they are all over the place.
    Various locations
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    Virtual APL Book Clubs

    Austin Public Library has a variety of virtual book clubs covering all ages and interests, like a mother/daughter club, tween fantasy, true crime, classics, and more. Check out their website or Eventbrite for details and crack those books!
    Ongoing  
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    Virtual Livestreamed Workouts

    Check the schedule for a huge selection of livestreamed workouts and ballet classes taught by Ballet Austin instructors.
    Ongoing. Up to $12.50 per class.  
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