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  • 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
  • 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
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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  
  • Music

    Afterglow Sessions w/ Tiarra Girls, Dan Petra, Kendra Sells, Madison Baker [inside]

    Latin grooves, singer-songwriter acoustics, soul meditations, and electronic pop beats all take shelter from the cold in the warmth of Mohawk’s inside stage. Tiffany, Tori, and Sophia Baltierra weld reggae grooves and girl group harmonies into bilingual feminist anthems as the Tiarra Girls, while Dan Petra offers quiet introspection with their guitar. As a solo artist, Blumoon singer Kendra Sells ups the ante on her band’s neo-soul sound with experimentations in drum loops, synthesizers, and fuzz guitar. Madison Baker, meanwhile, relishes in the slow, beat-heavy atmospherics of modern pop. A lineup as eclectic as the music magazine organizing it.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 8pm
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    Classical Music

    Austin Classical Guitar: A Message of Peace

    The Austin Classical Guitar Society closes their fall residency at the Draylen Mason Music Studio with a trio of live concerts by Ana Vidovic.
    Nov. 13-14. Sat., 4:30 & 8pm; Sun., 4:30pm. $25-75.  
    41 Navasota
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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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    Visual Arts

    Big Medium: Austin Studio Tour

    The Austin Studio Tour, presented by those artful movers and shakers of Big Medium, is a combination of the pre-pandemic West Austin Studio Tour and East Austin Studio Tour, formerly separate and now joined into one citywide event that unfolds like divine origami across three local weekends in November. It’s a free, self-guided celebration of visual art that features more than 530 Austin-based artists and creative collaboratives, with the tour boundaries expanded to include all 10 city council districts for in-person participants, plus a 15-mile radius from the Capitol for virtual participants.The first weekend (Sat.-Sun., Nov. 6-7, noon-6pm) highlights the West side of Austin; the second weekend (Sat.-Sun., Nov. 13-14, noon-6pm) covers the West and the East; and the final weekend (Sat.-Sun., Nov. 20-21, non-6pm) wraps up with just the East. (You can pick up a free studio tour map at any Austin Public Library Branch, starting Nov. 4; but you’ve got to become a member of Big Medium to snag a copy of the Austin Studio Tour Art Book.) Here are five recommendations to jumpstart your explorations.
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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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    DORF Gallery Presents: Heal

    An activism and advocacy platform for bodily autonomy and survivor justice with speakers like former Sen. Wendy Davis, City Council Members Greg Casar and Alison Alter, Texas Rep. Jasmine Crockett, and more; a re-creation of the historic 1977 performance Myths of Rape by second-wave feminist Leslie Labowitz, directed by Sara Vanderbeek; a video shorts program; and an artist talk with Tahila Mintz with a special presentation on traditional Indigenous medicine and native healing plants and herbs. Community partner Lone Star Nursery is providing plant, seed, and tincture takeaways for visitors.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 4-7:30pm. Free.  
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    Visual Arts

    East Austin Cutie-o Tour

    Those relentlessly inventive honchos of Dear Diary Coffeehouse and the fun-forward talents of Creative Cuties have teamed up to produce this live art event with music and vendors, where you can watch street artists and muralists paint, listen to live bands perform, and browse among the arts and crafts tables.Bonus: Walk half a block north to Dear Diary to view "Solarium," a garden-themed group show of nine local artists, and avail yourself of some excellent coffee drinks and more.It's a perfect treat as the Austin Studio Tour continues, citizen, and you know the weekend's weather will be almost as beautiful as you are.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 20-21, 2-6pm
    1208 Chicon
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    Feels So Good Fest + Pozer magazine launch w/ Lil' Flip, the Teeta, Sailor Poon, Ladi Earth, Tyranis, Sheverb, Crypt Trip, Peth, JD Clark, Motel Ball Band, White Dog, Big Bill

    A dozen artists and over 20 vendors assemble at the headquarters of culture-twisting screenprinting extraordinaires Fine Southern Gentlemen, also behind Feels So Good Records. Deemed “The Freestyle King” by DJ Screw, Houston hip-hop pillar Lil’ Flip brings “Sunshine” alongside homegrown rappers the Teeta, fresh off a dynamic ACL Fest debut with DJ Joaqu.n, and the decadent delights of Ladi Earth. Sailor Poon, and Big Bill promise winking punk excellence, not to mention the psych-sided sounds of Sheverb, Crypt Trip, White Dog, and more. The fest launches a new volume of Pozer Magazine, centered on women who ride their own motorcycles, vans, and classic cars.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 1pm
  • 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.  
  • Arts

    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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    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.  
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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.  
  • Arts

    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
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Opera for Earth: Bad Girls

    The Neill-Cochran House Museum presents these Opera for Earth porch concerts, inviting all citizens to explore the connection between the arts and nature while experiencing a performance from the grand front porch.: This concert showcases some of the most powerful women to grace the stage, featuring the talents of Jodi Karem Barravecchio, Monica Camafreita, and Talin Nalbandian. Bonus: Cocktails by Still Austin are included in the ticket price.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 6pm. $25.  
  • Music

    Seismic Dance Event w/ Anna, Bedouin, Bonobo (DJ set), Carl Craig, Cloonee, Ida Engberg, Illyus & Barrientos, Jonas Rathsman, Kyle Watson, Rebūke, Regard, Rinzen, Satori, Solardo, Volac, Yotto

    It’s the fourth annual Seismic Dance Event and, for the Austin dance community, it’s a coup.: 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.
    Sat., Nov. 13
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Stories Within

    A premiere of a mini-documentary series featuring 14 Asian Americans that speak to their younger selves about the acts of racism and discrimination they will face and messages of empowerment to bring with them to the present, followed by a Q&A.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 11am. Free.  
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    Texas Humane Heroes Chili Cook-Off

    Join over 45 chili teams for a day of chili tasting, a meet & greet with Chet Garner (host of The Daytripper), live music from the Kristen Gibbs Band, drinks, a train ride, face painting, and fundraising for Texas Humane Heroes. The goal is to raise $40,000 to save 5,000 animals in 2021; all donations benefit animals in need.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 1-4pm. $15; kids 8 and under, free.  
  • Arts

    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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    The Dude Abides Festival

    It's described as "the Woodstock of Big Lebowski festivals," and you'll want to dust off (or not?) your shabbiest robe for the costume contest and come on down for soundtrack music from Sour Bridges, a photo booth, white Russians (natch), trivia from Get It Gals, a Q&A with the real Dude, Jeff Dowd, and a screening of the cult classic. El Duderino passes get you VIP perks and entry into a drawing for a unique Lebowski-themed art print.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 1:45-9pm. $29 and up.  
  • Qmmunity

    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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    Trash Makeover Challenge

    The theme for this contest for fashion designers, stylists, and models to create original high fashion looks out of recycled and recovered materials is "Fighting Dirty (Pollution) for 30," as sponsor Texas Campaign for the Environment celebrates its 30th anniversary. Kathy Valentine emcees to present the lewks and special guests SaulPaul and former Sen. Wendy Davis.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 7pm  
    Virtual
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    We Speak for the Trees

    When the power company cut down the big, beautiful sycamore tree at TreeGarden, 44 artists were given her wood to honor her memory and give her a voice. Join them for an interactive art experience with live art and music, a collaborative community mural project, an outdoor art gallery, the Save Our Species ArtVenture Trail, and lots of family-friendly fun, with proceeds benefiting Forests for Monarchs. Exhibit runs through Dec. 11.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 3-9pm  
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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
    Sat., Nov. 13, 11am, 1pm  
  • Music

    5 & Dimers

    Sat., Nov. 13, 8:30pm
  • Community

    Out of Town

    A Day at the Farm and Farmers' Market

    Shop with the local growers, ranchers, and crafters, and then explore the grounds of a 1850s farm.
    Saturdays, 9am-1pm  
    Boerne

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