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for Wed., Dec. 1
  • 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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    2022 Hill Country Ride for AIDS Registration Launch

    A one-two celebration honoring World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), plus the Hill Country Ride for AIDS’ first in-person season since 2019. To enter the event, a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within 72 hours of the event is required for all participants ages 12 and older. In lieu of a negative test, attendees may volunteer their proof of vaccination with the final vaccine dated at least 14 days prior to the event.
    Wed., Dec. 1, 6:30-9pm. Free entry.  
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Divina: Noche Drag Latinx

    Hostess Tatiana Cholula and special guests serve an evening of Latinx queerness.
    Wed., Dec. 1, 9-11pm  
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    Downtown Holiday Stroll

    Enjoy free and family-friendly events all month, and with your Downtown Passport, collecting stamps at participating businesses can get you entered in a drawing for prizes. Grand prize is a Hotel ZaZa staycation package, and others include gift cards and even a ukulele!
    Through Dec. 31  
    Downtown Austin
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    Hanukkah at Agudas Achim

    Congregation Agudas Achim offers a variety of fun and exciting experiences for all ages throughout the eight-day festival of lights, with virtual and in-person options. Latkes are available for pickup Nov. 29 or Dec. 3, just place the order by Nov. 24 or 28.
    Nov. 28-Dec. 6  
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    High Noon Talk

    On Dec. 7, 1941, after serving breakfast and turning his attention to laundry services aboard USS West Virginia, the ship’s Cook Third Class Doris “Dorie” Miller heard the alarm calling sailors to battle stations. For his heroic actions that followed, Miller was later awarded the Navy Cross, the third highest naval award for combat gallantry. At this special event, hear from historian Michael Parrish, who painstakingly reconstructed Miller’s inspiring actions and offers for the first time a full biography of Miller placed in the larger context of African American service in the United States military and the beginnings of the civil rights movement.
    Wed., Dec. 1, noon  
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    HOME Cookin' for the Holidays

    Tune in for a livestream by nonprofit Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers (HOME) to see a virtual who's who of Austin musicians performing their best tunes and sharing their fave holiday recipes. The lineup is incredible, and all funds raised go toward supporting the folks who've been entertaining us for decades.
    Wed., Dec. 1, 7-9pm. Donations encouraged.  
    Virtual
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    Peppermint Parkway

    The holiday tradition at COTA is back and bigger than ever, with tons of fun for the family to be enjoyed from the car or at Peppermint Plaza. There's a mile of immersive displays, millions of lights, dancing elves, and race fans will enjoy taking a lap around the F1 track.
    Nov. 26-Dec. 26  
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    Arts & Culture

    World AIDS Day Book Launch & Celebration

    Join UT-Austin’s Karma Chávez in celebrating the release of Chávez’s new book, The Borders of AIDS: Race, Quarantine, and Resistance. Reading by Chávez, plus an interview with poet, writer, and activist María Limón.
    Wed., Dec. 1, 6:30-8:30pm. Free (RSVP required).  
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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
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    Special Screenings

    "Superpower Dogs" (2021)

    Laser IMAX 2D
    Wed., Dec. 1, 11am, 1pm  
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    Dragula Watch Party: Harry’s Dark Bar

    Catch the newest season of the Boulet Brothers’ horror-drag reality competition series with Dragula Season 3 alum Evah Destruction.
    Through Dec. 22. Wednesdays, 7-9pm  
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    Theatre

    A Christmas Carol

    This Dickens classic is returning to the Topfer stage at ZACH for the seventh year, with exciting new songs and new cast members in addition to returning favorites under the direction of director Dave Steakley. (Most importantly, Marc Pouhé is back as Scrooge!) Musical direction by Allen Robertson puts some rockin' wheels under this holiday vehicle and the whole joyous spectacle brings the sin-and-redemption, the ghosts and the glories, the tiny and the Tim, until the much-awaited new year gets here.
    Through Jan. 2. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:30 & 7:30pm. $25 and up.  
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    Special Screenings

    A Hard Day's Night (1964)

    Signature Program
    Wed., Dec. 1, 6:45pm  
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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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    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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    Auditions: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    City Theatre is currently auditioning for this Edward Albee classic and for Matthew Lopez’s The Legend of Georgia McBride, a showbiz comedy about "drag, divas, and the difference all of us can make." See website for details.
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    Austin Scavenger Hunt

    Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
    Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
    Online and at home
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    Austin Trail of Lights

    The drive-through format for the trail means the fam can take in the magic of the beautiful light displays while you play holiday tunes and enjoy Christmas cookies.
    Nov. 27-Dec. 31, select dates  
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    Dance

    Ballet Austin: Classes Online

    While you're home, wherever you are across the world,: you can still take a dance, fitness, or Pilates class with Ballet Austin. Ballet, barre, contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, cardio dance fitness, and Pilates out the wazoo, so to speak, because there are so many varieties to choose among, and all taught by professional instructors – and it's all available 24/7, just like the internets.
    $3-7 per class.  
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    Blue Genie Art Bazaar

    Austin's fave shopping destination for the holidays returns with online ordering with pickup or shipping, in-store shopping, and virtual and personal shopping. It is the place to find unique jewelry, art, home goods, and gifts.
    Nov. 19-Dec. 23, 10am-10pm; Dec. 24, 10am-6pm. Free entry.  
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    Books

    Books, Books, Books in the ATX

    Don’t forget, citizen: The best place to get your reading material is from Austin's own Malvern Books or HalfPrice Books or Black Pearl Books or Bookpeople or BookWoman stores – in-person or online. (And for the ultimate in vintage collectors' editions and unique works on paper, we recommend the excellent South Congress Books.)Or try Bookshop.org in general – because Bookshop, unlike the online behemoth named after a river, shares the profits among all its independent-bookstore members.
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    Bruce Smith

    Wednesdays, 8pm
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    Casa Marianella Seeks Donations

    They're open 9am-10pm daily (1-10pm Wednesdays) to receive monetary and other donations for its shelter and service center for immigrants and asylum seekers.
    Nov. 29-Jan. 1  
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    Cenote Open Mic

    Got a song or two, a story to tell, or a joke you want to try on someone other than your S.O.? Cenote's Black Lodge is the perfect place to hop on the mic, and you might just discover the next big thing. Call ahead to confirm it's still on before heading out.
    Wednesdays, 6-8:45pm; sign up starts at 5:45  
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    Chris Max

    Wednesdays, 9pm
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    Chris Ray [downstairs]

    Mondays, Wednesdays, 5pm
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    Visual Arts

    Christian-Green Gallery: The Black Index

    The artists featured in this show — Dennis Delgado, Alicia Henry, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Titus Kaphar, Whitfield Lovell, and Lava Thomas — build upon the tradition of Black self-representation as an antidote to colonialist images. Using drawing, performance, printmaking, sculpture, and digital technology to transform the recorded image, these artists question our reliance on photography as a privileged source for documentary objectivity and understanding.
    Through Dec. 11. Wed.-Fri., noon-5pm; Sat., 11am-2pm  
    201 E. 21st
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    Civic Events

    City Council Special Called Work Session

    An executive session Item addresses the appointment, compensation, and benefits of a city clerk.
    Wed., Dec. 1, 9am  
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    Civic Events

    City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

    Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
     
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