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  • 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
  • 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
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    Nightlife & Parties

    The Night at the Museum Ball

    BabiBoi and Ms.GIRL6 from the House of Lepore present the night’s ball dedicated to art- and museum-inspired lewks.
    Sun., Nov. 21, 6-10pm. Free.  
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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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      AusPop: 50th Anniversary of Armadillo World HQ

      The Austin Museum of Popular Culture takes over Pershing Hall, albeit briefly, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Armadillo World Headquarters in 1970.
      Fri.-Sun., Nov. 19-21, noon-5pm  
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      Food Events

      Austin Mac & Cheese Festival

      The Austin Mac & Cheese Festival returns with a live, in-person celebration at the Celis Brewery, presenting a scaled-down version of the beloved food event, where you can enjoy creative mac & cheese dishes cooked up by a variety of local chefs. Now, "a variety of local chefs" could mean just about anybody, right? But this fest boasts the likes of Micklethwait Craft Meats, Asti Trattoria, Skull & Cakebones, KG-BBQ, Amici, Black's BBQ, TLC, Teal House Bakery, and that Brooklyn Breakfast Shop. So, yeah, no wonder tickets are going f-a-s-t.
      Sun., Nov. 21, 11am-2pm. $45 ($30, kids).  
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      Classical Music

      BATTERY_CRITICAL

      This collection of new works explores the inescapable reality of impermanence through the lens of computer technology, featuring percussionist, audio engineer, and director of DensitySOUND Jordan Walsh. Note: BATTERY_CRITICAL will be presented with no audio engineer and no lifeline, just a performer and his laptop.
      Sun., Nov. 21, 4pm. $10 and up.  
      41 Navasota
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      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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      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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      Eastside Pop Up + Handcrafted Vintage Market

      Meet at the birdcage to shop local artisans, makers, and vintage collectors and grab a burg from Nom Burgers.
      Sun., Nov. 21, noon-5pm. Free.  
    • Music

      Every Time I Die, '68, Candy [garage]

      Spawned from the frigid hellscape of Buffalo to combat the falsehood that listening to metal for lyrics is rock music’s “reading Playboy for articles,” Every Time I Die have spent two decades positioning their livewire riffs to explode upon instant contact with rampaging singer Keith Buckley – mathcore’s poet Laureate of alcoholic self-loathing. Thankfully, whether the dude’s copping a stoner-rock croon or howling about turning 42 (the November 19th date shall be... a birthday... bonanza), Buckley maintains remarkable intelligibility without sacrificing a thimble of frenetic energy. 2021’s Radical, a Trump-damaged masterpiece of an LP9, foregrounds the singer’s most gleefully self-destructive, despairingly nihilistic words to date – imbuing each pit-ready breakdown with palpable catharsis and urgency. Don’t wear your earbuds too tight. ‘68 and Candy open both nights.
      Sun., Nov. 21, 8pm
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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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      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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      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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      Native Hostel: Unbound

      Here's an exhibition of photographic works by Cian Moore, Enmi Yang, Riel Sturchio, Madison Lloyd, and Brendan Carroll: creatives who carve their own path and have established their roots in the communities of Austin and Houston.
      Opening reception: Thu., Nov. 18, 7-10pm
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      Theatre

      The Game Show

      In conjunction with the Contemporary Austin's Crit Group Reunion exhibition, program alum Bug Davidson premieres a new theater work "modeled after the externalized negotiations surrounding authority, desire, and production inherent in gaming." Cast and crew include Shannon Stott, Michael Anthony Garcia, Erica Gionfriddo, Kayla Abuda Galang, Eliot Gray Fisher, Amber Rademacher, and Matt Rebholz.
      Sun., Nov. 21, 2 & 4pm. $10.  
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