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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  
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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 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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    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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    Sports

    Austin Spurs

    The triumphant return of the NBA G Leaguers has the Spurs challenging the Mexico City Capitanes for a two-game homestand. The team also recently announced that they'll become the Austin Raros ("Weirdos") for three games this season, with custom uniforms and special events, proceeds benefiting Mexic-Arte Museum.
    Sun., Nov. 14, 5pm; Thu., Nov. 18, 7:30pm  
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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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    Visual Arts

    Collection Rert: Reincarnations

    This new group show celebrates trash turned to art, the reclaimed power and beauty of it all boldly displayed in the Rert yard and windows.
    Sun., Nov. 14, 2-5pm
    2608-B Rogers
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    Cute AF: E.A.S.T. Edition

    Handcrafted and vintage shopping at the cutest rainbow house in town. A portion of vendor fees will go to Out Youth, and Buzzmill & Brunch Bird provide coffee and brunch.
    Sun., Nov. 14, 11am-4pm. 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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    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.  
  • 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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    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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    Classical Music

    Inversion Coda: Menagerie

    Coda, Inversion’s silverhaired ensemble, presents music about all manner of animals, this live concert featuring guest artist Austin Haller on piano and the historic Holbrook organ, playing world premieres by Suzette Emberton, Marjorie Halloran, Adrienne Inglis, and Robbie LaBanca. Note: Tardigrades, FTW!
    Sun., Nov. 14, 3pm. $15 (free, students).  
  • 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.
    Sun., Nov. 14, 2pm  
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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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    Mighty Texas Dog Walk

    On the doggiest day in Austin, pick up tons of free swag, tips from premier vets and trainers, games, costume contests, and a scenic 1-mile walk. Plus, help win a Guinness world record for most dogs and people performing a magic trick. Proceeds benefit Service Dogs Inc.
    Sun., Nov. 14, 10am-2pm. $30+.  
  • 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
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    Events

    Plow Bao Market

    A pet- and fam-friendly market with vegan and handmade local goodies and tunes from DJ Kesey and DJ Cameron, with a portion of proceeds going to Central Texas Pig Rescue.
    Sun., Nov. 14, 11am-4pm  
  • Music

    Seismic Dance Event w/ Adriatique, Black Coffee, Bleu Clair, Booka Shade, Damian Lazarus, Dom Dolla, Eli Brown, Hi-Lo, Kill Script, Latmun b2b Wheats, Mark Night, Michael Bibi, Nina Kraviz, Pan-Pot, Patrick Topping, Reinier Zonneveld, & more

    It’s the fourth annual Seismic Dance Event and, for the Austin dance community, it’s a coup.: 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.
    Sun., Nov. 14
  • Food

    Food Events

    Suerte y LoLo: Eastside Pop-up

    That Fermín Núñez is on something of a culinary rampage lately, hey, cooking up the height of deliciositude all over town? Now the talented chef is teaming up with East Sixth's LoLo Wine to present a menu influenced by the flavors of coastal Mexico and including seafood platters, ceviches, and fish tacos. That wine-enhanced Sunday brunch will be at Núñez's own Suerte (11am-3pm) – followed by an afterparty at LoLo (4-11pm), with free cochinita pibil tacos and a live set by DJ Clemente Castillo.
    Sun., Nov. 14, 11am-11pm  
  • Music

    Susannah Joffe, The Irons, Photokem

    Young blood doth come to the bluesy crooner corral. Sad girl pop dream Susannah Joffe spits melancholy in late-September song “My California,” plucking at heart strings with every acoustic guitar strum. Budding fourpiece the Irons flux bedroom-pop distortions in a spooning of the soul through one-week-old single “Get Real Tough” spouting youth struggles over a beat of bounce and optimism. Soft rock fivepiece Photokem come crashing in with their 2021 EP Like Riding a Bike Through Mud, a 13-minute serenade that spills rich vocals like sipping cognac through the ears. Straight from the adolescent hearts of Lone Star, easy riders.
    Sun., Nov. 14, 8pm
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    Community

    TGQ Social

    Hang out, make friends, and connect with resources at this much-loved meetup for everyone on the trans and genderqueer spectrum. Feeling a li’l shy? No worries! Come early at 5:30pm for a more personal meet-and-greet.
    Sun., Nov. 14, 6-9pm. Free.  
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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
    Sun., Nov. 14, 11am, 1pm  
  • Music

    3 Chord Rodeo

    Second Sunday of every month, 3pm
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    A Quiet Place (2018)

    Sun., Nov. 14, 8:15pm  
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    Special Screenings

  • Arts

    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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    Events

    Ancestor Dinner

    Bring a dish, stories, and questions for this ceremony and celebration to honor those who came before.
    Sun., Nov. 14, 5-7pm. $22.  

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