Some of the latest online, streamable or at-a-safe-distance happenings, projects and features from Austin’s cultural community.
Walk-by Window Show: Mask Collection
Vault Stone Shop invited 20 local artists to produce over 100 fabric masks to be given away each day during the show’s duration to anyone in need. For the window display, each artist has created a commemorative art mask, referencing their thoughts and experiences surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Some 100% of the gallery’s proceeds from sales will be used purchase hand sanitizer to be distributed throughout the homeless community in Austin.
Window lights on 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through May 20. Vault Stone Shop, Public Lofts building, 4361 S. Congress Ave., Ste. 103, www.vaultstoneshop.com
Austin New Music Co-op: Listening in
Composer/performers Andrew Stoltz, Travis Weller and Brent Fariss will host a weekly streaming session featuring live, simultaneous collaboration across multiple locations. Join the group as they listen and respond, adapting to a 10 second streaming delay, creating an unusual canon-like flow of textural call and response. Each week will feature a slightly different set of instruments and combinations such as trios, duets, and solos. Performance will begin at 9 p.m. CDT each Friday evening and run approximately 45-60 minutes.
9 p.m. Fridays at newmusic.coop/listeningin
Texas Book Festival
Texas Book Festival hosts an online series of author chats, and the Read Together Texas series on children’s books. Tune in to TBF’s Instagram @texasbookfest to catch this week’s author chats.
- Jennifer DuBois, author of The Spectators — 12:30 p.m. May 13
- Literary Lunch Break with Jose Ralat, taco editor at Texas Monthly and author of American Tacos: A History and Guide— 12:30 p.m. May 15
Austin Latinx New Play Festival
TeatroVivo and Scriptworks take the annual festival Latinx New Plays online.
May 14-16, facebook.com/teatrovivoaustintx/
Big Medium: Coffee Chats
Big Medium continues with its casual conversations with Austin artists.
11 a.m. May 14 with Alyssa Taylor Wendt facebook.com/pg/bigmedium/events/
Texas State B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition
The School of Art and Design takes its B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition online at bfa2020.wp.txstate.edu/
City of Austin Parks and Recreation
From yoga and origami classes to zine making and flower pressing, the city park’s department offers a slew of free online video classes. austintexas.gov/parkprograms