VIRTUAL TO-DO LIST: 4 Austin-based virtual events to tune into this weekend, May 1-3

Here are four events planned by Austin-based businesses or organizations for residents to tune into this weekend. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Here are four events planned by Austin-based businesses or organizations for residents to tune into this weekend. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here are four events planned by Austin-based businesses or organizations for residents to tune into this weekend. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Texas Athletics is airing an online concert May 1 on its Facebook and YouTube channels for the public to watch. (Courtesy The University of Texas at Austin)
As venues and bars remain closed across Texas to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, several Austin-based businesses and organizations are hosting events online to entertain residents and showcase local artists. Here are four events planned from Austin-based businesses or organizations for residents to tune into this weekend.

May 1

Longhorn City Limits

Texas Athletics is airing an online concert on its Facebook and YouTube channels for the public to watch. More than two dozen local and national recording artists will perform during a 90-minute concert for those tuning in. The concert is part of Texas Athletics’ larger My Texas Tailgate event on May 1, a daylong celebration with appearances from prominent current and former Longhorns. 6 p.m. Free. www.youtube.com/user/TexasLonghornsVideo

May 1-3, 8-10


Virtual Indie Meme Festival


Since 2016, the Indie Meme Film Festival has hosted international independent film screenings in Austin. For the first time, the festival is going online and hosting virtual screenings this year.

“The virtual Indie Meme 2020 festival was born from a deep desire to continue serving our community in ways that have been the driving force since [the festival’s] inception. Our hope, of course, is that in these times of self isolation and uncertainty we can bring our members the joy of some well made films,” said Supriya Kini, marketing chair for the Indie Meme Film Festival, in an email to Community Impact Newspaper.

The virtual film festival over two weekends will show more than 10 films from South Asian filmmakers, including fiction and documentary features. These screenings will be followed by discussions with filmmakers, cast and crew of some of the films hosted over Zoom sessions. Showtimes vary. Free for members; annual membership begins at $35. www.indiememe.org

May 2

Multi-Cultural Virtual Fest


The Multi-Cultural Virtual Fest returns for its second weekend of showcasing recording artists. Performing artists range from classical music to Latin pop, according to the festival. More than a handful of artists are currently scheduled to perform on the event’s Facebook channel. 2 p.m.-11 p.m. Free. www.facebook.com/multiculturalvirtualfest

May 2

Virtual DIY from Articulture


Austin-based Articulture continues to lead botanical art workshops virtually, delivering the necessary materials curbside or via mail and leading the class portion online. Articulture’s next available workshop is "Make a Living Mini Wall” on May 2. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Preorder starts at $55. www.articulturedesigns.com
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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