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  • Body Collective Holiday Pop-Up Market & Block Party

    Shop local this holiday season & support small businesses and local artists at Body Collective's Holiday block party. Browse their Pop-Up Market, shop 10% off Body Collective gift cards and other great holiday gift deals, and enjoy live music & complimentary holiday treats. They'll also be offering two free classes - 90’s Music Video Fit at 10:30 & Energizing Vinyasa flow at 2:30.
    Sat. Dec. 4, 12pm-4pm  
    Body Collective
  • A Very Merry Christmas

    Join Wonders in the Dark for a very special celebration of the Holiday season, with music performances from Tu, Luke Bellet, and others. Bring your friends and enjoy music, drinks, hot chocolate from Creature Coffee, and a night of Christmas joy.
    Sat. Dec. 11, 7pm-11pm  
    Peached Social House
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  • Music

    Seismic Dance Event w/ AC Slater, Amelie Lens, Ben Böhmer, Claptone, Eats Everything, Honeyluv, Kyle Walker, Jamie Jones, Luttrell, Mason Maynard, Öona Dahl, Patrice Bäumel, Stephan Bodzin, Steve Darko, Tom & Collins, Will Clarke

    It’s the fourth annual Seismic Dance Event and, for the Austin dance community, it’s a coup.: Friday, head to the Frequency stage for bouncy, upbeat bass house. On stage Volcano, New York synesthete Öona Dahl is an exciting early wildcard followed by Anjunadeep labelmates bringing trance before a live set from German experimentalist Stephan Bodzin, perfectly segueing to slamming techno from Belgium’s Amelie Lens. House and tech house fans head to stage Tsunami for British superstar Jamie Jones and shiny plague-masked producer from Germany, Claptone.: Saturday, techno fans stick to the Volcano stage for essential eruptions from Detroit icon (seriously) Carl Craig, Sweden’s Ida Engberg, and Brazil’s Anna. Stage Tsunami becomes the bass house home for the day (think garage and funky house love child), with the Frequency lineup featuring darker, brooding sets to culminate in Brooklyn-based duo Bedouin’s Middle Eastern inspired sounds and a DJ set from Bonobo.: Sunday’s Tsunami stage is arguably the best of the fest. Detroit’s Seth Troxler hails to a live set from Booka Shade, capped with a two-hour appearance from South Africa’s Black Coffee. Stage Volcano gives more trance, wrapping with a live set from Berlin’s business techno duo Pan-Pot and then anyone’s guess (Ghetto? Trance? Hardcore?) from unpredictable Russian jockey/producer Nina Kraviz.
    Fri., Nov. 12
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      Creek Show

      Waterloo Greenway's annual show takes over the newly renovated Waterloo Park for 10 days, with stunning light-based art installations by local designers, activities for kids and families, and live music each night from Austin's top talent of various genres. And it's free! Don't miss this one.
      Nov. 12-21  
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      Classical Music

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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 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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      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.  
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      Arts & Culture

      Frida Friday x Fuego

      Get down to the tunes of La Morena & Lamar and Chorizo Funk at Austin’s QTBIPOC dance party and vendor market. Performances by Hermajestie the Hung, Banshee Rose, Honey Baby, Gigi, and Kelly Kline.
      Fri., Nov. 12, 8pm. $5-10.  
    • Community

      Thanksgiving Dining

      Group Therapy at Hotel ZaZa

      Looking for a Thanksgiving meal as memorable as it is delicious? Reserve yourself a feast at the smart and snazzy Hotel ZaZa right in the heart of Downtown Austin, where the talented kitchen of Group Therapy will treat you very well indeed, fête-ing: you with the likes of a surf-n-turf crostini duo, sweet corn and poblano soup, and a Texas apple salad before you even get to the mains. And those mains? Orange Butter Scallop, with cauliflower pilaf and chili-rubbed baby carrots, is just one of the choices. (They also have the classic turkey option, natch.) You can à la carte everything here, of course, but we are so tempted by that order-the-whole-menu deal.
      Thu., Nov. 25, 4-11pm. $75.  
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      House of Torment

      The longstanding and beloved Halloween attraction is back after a year off due to the pandemic, and it's better than ever. A variety of fun activities await beyond haunted house tours: a mini escape game, the Torment Tavern, and axe-throwing complement the scary thrills.
      Daily through Oct. 31; Fri.-Sat., Nov. 5-13. $19.99 and up.  
    • Music

      Jazz at St. James': Tribute to Scott Laningham

      Headlined by Church on Monday leader Elias Haslanger, St. David’s 27th annual jazz shindig pays tribute to a pair of beloved ATX swingers. On Friday, the saxist leads guitarist Mitch Watkins, trombonist Andre Hayward, and Austin legend Dr. James Polk to honor recently passed CoM drummer Scott Laningham, while Saturday Haslanger, Hayward, ivory tickler Eddy Hozibal and others nod to late pianist/composer Rich Harney. That night also sees Monks Jazz founder Collin Shook receive the A.D. Manion award for keeping local jazz healthy throughout the pandemic with his club’s live streams. Haslanger sits in on Sunday’s Jazz Mass.
      Fri., Nov. 12, 6pm
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      Comedy

      Jourdain Fisher

      Jourdain Fisher is coming to Austin to put y'all in tears, they say. He had the best comedy album of 2020, they say. He's been featured in all the major comedy festivals, it's true, and you probably don't want to miss his Austin appearances this weekend.
      Fri.-Sat., Nov. 12-13, 7 & 9:30pm. $20.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)

      The Herzog Restorations Part Two: Nonfiction Herzog: POW Navy pilot Dieter Dengler recounts a harrowing tale of escape and survival. Restoration courtesy of Shout! Factory and the American Genre Film Archive.
      Fri., Nov. 12, 7pm  
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      Visual Arts

      Looking Up: Mural Fest

      This 10-day international mural festival brings artists from the Austin region and around the globe to give new life to building exteriors, rejuvenate neighborhoods, and energize the community. Witness the creative process in action as the 12 participating artists continue painting throughout the run of the event.Those participating artists? Drew Merritt, Candy Kuo, Emily Ding, Sloke, Mez, DAAS, Phoebe Joynt, Niz, Everyday Research, Brittany Johnson, Jason Eatherly, and Lucas Aoki. Check the art markets, paint jams, and meet-ups at Something Cool Studios for more. Oh, and we've got a fine gallery of images right here.
      Through Nov. 21. Sat.-Sun., 11am-5pm  
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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.  
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      Theatre

      My Season with the Astros, Expos, and Phillies

      Hyde Park Theatre's award-winning actor/director Ken Webster returns to the live stage – huzzah! – to explain his strange obsession with former Major League catcher John Bateman. He'll also answer your questions about the show and about the Astros in general – including this year's World Series and whether the 'stros are filthy cheaters. (He'll take your questions about the current state of theater in Austin, too, and you know the man'll have some facts and opinions, tell you what.)
      Fri., Nov. 12
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Poo Poo Platter: Paris Hilton vs. Lindsay Lohan

      Celebrate Poo Poo Platter’s ninth birthday with PPP’s drag tribute to big-time party grrrls Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.
      Fri., Nov. 12, 10pm. $10.  
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      Red, White & Blues 512 Veterans Benefit Concert

      Grupo Fantasma and Cilantro Boombox play to raise awareness and funds for veteran support nonprofits.
      Fri., Nov. 12, 7-10pm. GA, free; VIP, $75.  
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      Theatre

      Speak No More: Golden Age

      Austin's La Fenice and Golden: Silent Improvised Stories will show you what happened on that terrible night at the Neill Cochran House 100 years ago. "In this site-specific show, release your inner voyeur and roam the rooms of Neill Cochran alongside the echoes of its inhabitants." Spooky af? Yes, but especially spooky fun.
      Fri.-Sat., Nov. 19-20, 8pm. $20.  
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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
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      Arts & Culture

      Tina Burner: Maybe This Time

      Drag Race star Tina Burner entertains with back-to-back performances of her live singing cabaret comedy show. A mix of classic Broadway standards and stand-up comedy, the touring show tells the story of Burner’s personal life.
      Fri., Nov. 12, 9pm; Sat., Nov. 13, 7pm. $20-200.  
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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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      Sports

      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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