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  • Dart 'em Up's 5th Birthday Celebration

    Dart 'em Up is celebrating their 5th Birthday with big savings and even bigger rewards! Owner Richard McVay invites the public to join them in the celebration with birthday giveaways, week-long special promos and a local charity partnership!
    Dec. 10-12  
    Dart 'em Up
  • Soundwaves Art Gallery Grand Opening

    Join the Soundwaves Art Foundation for their gallery opening, featuring musician-signed artworks created by Tim Wakefield. Proceeds will benefit global charities.
    Sat. Dec. 11  
    Soundwaves Art Gallery
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    Books

    #TXBookChat: Lone Star Literary Life

    Lone Star Literary Life has their collective fingers on the pulse of notable Texas book news. Join their Director, Kristine Hall, as she talks about author interviews, championing literary nonprofits, book clubs, reviews, and more.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 11am. Free.  
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    Austin Design Week

    A week of free discussions, panels, and workshops to celebrate the creative community, held online and in person for its sixth annual iteration. This year's theme is "Futuring," with emphasis on co-creating a collective future in regard to the workplace, housing access, career development, sustainability, and more.
    Nov. 8-12. Free.  
    Online and at various locations
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    Theatre

    Austin Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

    "Figaro, Victor? Figaro?" We still recall actor Michael Sarrazin saying that, as Frankenstein's monster, in the network TV version of Mary Shelley's genre-defining tale. Now we can enjoy the source of the quote: Mozart’s classic spectacle of love, lust, seduction, infidelity, and – ultimately – forgiveness, with a stellar cast led by star soprano (and Austin native) Elena Villalón. The orchestra's conducted by Timothy Myers; E. Loren Meeker directs.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 7:30pm; Sun., Nov. 14, 2:30pm. $39 and up.  
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    Austin Playfest

    Austin Playhouse presents the first 13 features for this collaborative virtual theatre festival celebrating Austin’s creativity and resilience during the pandemic. Featuring works from the Playhouse itself, as well as Deaf Austin Theatre, Glass Half Full Theatre, Ground Floor Theatre, Hyde Park Theatre, Jarrott Productions, New Manifest Theatre Company, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, ScriptWorks, Summer Stock Austin, TILT Performance Group, and The Vortex.
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    Books

    BookWoman Virtual Poetry Reading

    Featured reader Lauren Berry is the author of two poetry collections: The Rented Altar and National Poetry Series winner The Lifting Dress. Cindy Huyser hosts; an open mic follows.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 7:15pm  
  • Music

    Cindy Walker Tribute for SIMS Foundation w/ Georgia Parker, Sophia Johnson, Katy Rose Cox, Brennen Leigh, Teri Joyce, Selena Rosanbalm, Rose Sinclair, Karen Biller, Candace Hastings, Bob Appel, & more

    Sophia Johnson, an English musician lured to Austin by Western swing, can’t remember exactly when she first learned of Cindy Walker.: “My dad is a steel player, so I’ve been listening to Bob Wills as long as I can remember,” she shares. “If there was a [Wills] song I liked, I would look up who wrote it – Cindy Walker every time. You know that ‘Behind every great man there’s a great woman’ thing?”: Born in 1918 near Mart, Texas, the undersung late country songwriting legend’s expansive body of work spans Ray Charles to Willie Nelson. After organizing a Walker tribute at the 2019 Ameripolitan Awards, Johnson and her Women of Western Swing bandmate Georgia Parker present Bubbles in My Beer, named for Walker’s 1947 Texas Playboys tearjerker. At ABGB, the WOWS unite Johnson and Parker with Katy Rose Cox, Rose Sinclair, and Karen Biller as the house band.: “I’ve been to a lot of these tribute shows, but the house band was always all dudes,” says Johnson. “It feels really in the spirit of Cindy to have an all-female house band with some male singers coming up, to flip the script.”: Swinging guest vocalists include Brennen Leigh, Teri Joyce, Selena Rosanbalm, Candace Hastings, Bob Appel, Blake Whitmire, Meg Bodi, and more. Proceeds benefit the SIMS Foundation, which Johnson has utilized for therapy since moving to Austin in 2015. The guitarist enthuses over plans to play Walker-penned Roy Orbison hit “Dream Baby” and “Goin’ Away Party” – one of her father’s favorites.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 7pm
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    Creative Careers Expo

    Join ACC to explore the exciting world of creative careers in culinary, film, visual and game design, motion graphics, music, art, fashion, and more that drive Austin’s creative economy.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 4-6pm; Sat., Nov. 13, 10am-1pm. Free.  
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    Dance

    Fall for Dance

    Under the artistic direction of Leah Cox, Joel Valentín-Martínez, and Erica Gionfriddo, UT's Dance Repertory Theatre returns to the stage for an in-person celebration of dance, togetherness, and connection, presenting poignant new works of choreography.
    Through Nov. 21. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-26.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Fork Cancer

    Here's the debut of what will be an annual fundraising event from the American Cancer Society: it's a food hall-themed social soirée that brings together the best of Austin’s food and beverage scene, with bites from local favorites like Loro, Uchi, Uchiko, Via 313, Lin Asian Bar, SPREAD & CO. and other venues, plus drinks by Tito's, Desert Door, Two Robbers Seltzer, 4th Tap Brewing, Austin Eastciders, Rambler Sparkling Water, and that new bourbon brand, Landry Distillery.This will be a sparkling night of mingling and entertainment, replete with live music and a silent auction of luxury items and experiences, and more, and – the goal? The goal is to raise $120,000 for the ACS – specifically for transportation grants to local health systems, ensuring local patients get to and from treatment safely.Because, yes, Fork Cancer!
    Thu., Nov. 11, 7-10pm. $75.  
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    Visual Arts

    ICOSA: Howdy, Stranger

    This is the culminating exhibition of the first series of Crit Nites, an inclusive critique group for Austin working artists. The works on display – organized by Casey Alfstad, Darcie Book, and Hayley Labrum Morrison – reveal the fruits of critical conversations of 40 artists and eight moderators shared through Crit Nites Virtual in 2021.
    Through Nov. 21
    310 Comal
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    Theatre

    Love Letters

    This is a staged reading of A.R. Gurney's Pulitzer-nominated examination of missed opportunities and the deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends. Jeff Hinkle directs The Stage Austin's production, with a revolving cast of Austin talent.
    Through Nov. 13. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-35.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Silent Films Out Loud

    A music project created to revive old silent films with original scores produced in Austin, including two Buster Keaton shorts and a French sci-fi, with scores by composer Carrie Fussell (Calliope Musicals), a class from Akins High School, and the director and creator of the project, Jackie Myers.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 7pm  
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    Events

    Stories on the Lawn: Maps

    Five celebrated storytellers will share short stories showing the unexpected ways maps have affected their lives, in celebration of the maps in the museum's exhibit "Prominent on a Hill: The Unlikely Birth and Growth of Austin."
    Thu., Nov. 11, 7:30pm. $10.  
  • Music

    Temple of Angels, Mujeres Podridas, Breakout, Guerra Finale

    Two well-received tapes and a small slab of wax under their belt since 2017, the ATX portion of ethereal post-punk/shoegaze quintet Temple of Angels met its L.A. counterparts on the coast in September to record an anticipated debut full-length. A year prior, the group stripped down to a duo on YouTube, Bre Morell’s powerful voice suspending over the clean flange of a guitar for a reco-worthy take on Blaze Foley’s “If I Could Only Fly,” performed live at dusk in an Austin field. Essential local punks Mujeres Podridas and Breakout complete the trifecta.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 9:30pm
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    Dance

    The All-Overs

    Jennifer Sherburn, that award-winning director of acclaimed modern dance series 11:11, presents this new and layered performance in the Meantime Batting Cage(!), staged alongside an exhibition of new dance photography, in a double-header art event. Featuring choreographers and performers Ciceley Fullylove, Lisa Anne Kobdish, Hailley Lauren, Taryn Lavery, Clay Moore, Tolly Moseley, Amy Myers, Sarah Annie Navarrete, Erica Saucedo, with original music by Juliana Sheffield and lighting design by Emily Novack. Note: It’s not not about baseball.
    Thu.-Sat., Nov. 11-13: 6:15pm, 7:15pm, 8:15pm. $15-25.  
    3200 Govalle
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Birds (1963)

    Thu., Nov. 11, 9:15pm  
  • Community

    Sports

    Thursday Night Social Ride

    Meet with Social Cycling Austin for a fun 10-mile ride ending at Sahara Lounge in East Austin.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 7:30pm  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Waterloo Icehouse: 1976 Throwback Menu

    This popular place, on the other hand, is celebrating its 45th anniversary(!) And so each of Waterloo Ice House’s four Austin locations will pay homage to the history of local food culture by offering an exclusive Throwback Thursday menu featuring items from the original 1976 lineup – with special pricing. Starting … now, actually, and running until the end of the year; so get 'em while you can.
    Thursdays, 11am-10pm
    6203 N. Cap. of Texas Hwy; 8600 Burnet Rd.; 9600 S. IH-35; 9600 Escarpment
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    Out of Town

    Wurstfest

    The annual salute to sausage means plenty of oompah music, beer, and fun.
    Through Nov. 14. $20 at gate.  
    New Braunfels
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    Out of Town

    "Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer"

    Known for her paintings and married to a famous photographer, this is the first exhibition that explores: O’Keeffe’s connection to photography.
    Sun., Oct. 17-Jan. 23, 2022  
    Museum Fine Arts, Houston
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    "Superpower Dogs" (2021)

    Laser IMAX 2D
    Thu., Nov. 11, 11am, 1pm  
  • Music

    100 gecs

    Thu., Nov. 11, 8pm
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    Civic Events

    2021 Veterans Day Closures

    City administrative offices and other municipal facilities, including all City Council offices, Austin Public Library locations, and the Austin Animal Center, will be closed Thu., Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Normal business hours will resume Fri., Nov. 12.
    Thu., Nov. 11
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    Special Screenings

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    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.
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    Kids

    Anime Drawing Class

    Got a youngster who loves anime? In this class, the instructor will prepare a drawing then break down the steps and techniques so students can learn to draw their own. Email info@indigoplay.com with your child's name and age to sign up; recommended for ages 7-10.
    Thursdays, 5:30pm  
    Indigo Play, 13530 Research #102
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    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."
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    Visual Arts

    Artworks Gallery: Texas Photographic Society

    This here's the local stop for the Texas Photographic Society's 2021 juried exhibit tour.
    Through Nov. 27
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    Events

    Austin Empty Bowl Project

    The 25th annual event is largely virtual, meaning two weeks to make an impact for those experiencing hunger. Go online to shop the store, bid on the silent auction, or make a donation to benefit Central Texas Food Bank and Meals on Wheels Central Texas. Those who buy bowls can pick them up at a drive-through Nov. 21 at CTFB.
    Through Nov. 20  
    Online; pick up bowls at Central Texas Food Bank, 6500 Metropolis

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