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for Fri., Dec. 3
  • 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
  • Arts


    Kathy Dunn Hamrick: In Situ

    After two years of having them perform on water and in the middle of a big field, what has acclaimed choreographer Kathy Dunn Hamrick conjured for her troupe back at Cafe Dance? What sort of kinetic visions will be visited upon those attending? "I’m into movement invention," says Hamrick, "which means I go into the studio and investigate new ways of moving. If you want, look closely for detailed, complex, sometimes hidden movements and a high contrast between dynamics – like super-fast and super-slow. You might also notice that I break things up and then re-group." Modern dance, then, as this innovative company rocks it. And it's, um, what's it like? Says the maestra: "It’s up to you to decide if my work is funny, poignant, moving, odd, eerie, disturbing, beautiful or all of the above."
    Dec. 3-5. Fri., 7pm; Sat., 5 & 7pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-20.  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      Graham Reynolds Ruins the Holidays

      He does! The longhaired maestro of local legend totally takes your favorite holiday classics and drops them into a minor key, maybe mashes them up with something catchy yet now dissonant, just generally runs musically rough-shod all over the treacled tinsel of a Western childhood. And, oh! It's glorious! This year, Reynolds adds to the madness with a full string quartet, a three-piece trombone section, and pedal steel. Bonus: One of the seasonal standards is mashed up with a DMX song.
      Fri.-Sat., Dec. 3-4, 7:30pm. $29 and up.  
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      "When Kemi, a 12-year-old first-generation Nigerian girl, moves from Washington, D.C. to Montgomery County, Maryland, her efforts to fit in at her new school are halted by her father's taxicab and the COVID-19 pandemic." Farah Lawal Harris' new play is presented by UT's Department of Theatre & Dance, as an interactive radio play with direction by Yunina Barbour-Payne.
      Dec. 3-4. Fri., 7pm; Sat., 2 & 7pm. Free.  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      Austin Gay Men's Chorus

      The Austin Gay Men’s Chorus kicks off the holiday season by returning to the stage with an array of musical styles, ranging from Broadway to Gospel, to fill St. Martin’s with holiday spirit. Artistic director Daniel Arredondo promises a few surprises, including some of the chorus’s popular video productions.
      Dec. 3-5. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 4pm. $20-40.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Bad Santa (2003)

      Thornton is flawless as the revolting, drunk antihero mall Santa you can't help but root for as he guzzles his way through a crime caper.
      Fri., Dec. 3, 9:30pm  
    • Community


      Community First! Village Holiday Market

      Holiday films will screen at the Community Cinema, food trucks will be on-site, and you might even see Santa at this market packed with unique items crafted by village artisans.
      Fri.-Sat., Dec. 10-11, 4-9pm. Free.  
    • Community


      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
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Edward Scissorhands (1990)

      Burton's first collab with Depp is pure magic.
      Fri., Dec. 3, 7pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Friday Foster (1975)

      Evergreens: An underseen action-comedy with the stunning Pam Grier (Jackie Brown, The L Word) starring as a photographer who gets wrapped up in a murder plot. AFS members get in free for Monday's screening.
      Fri., Dec. 3, 9:45pm  
    • Music

      Gio Chamba, Tiarra Girls, Los Alcos

      Houston duo Fernando Valdez and Josh Guzman yield high-energy electro cumbia and tropical bass, last year collaborating on a string of singles with Corpus Christi screwmbia pioneer Principe Q.
      Fri., Dec. 3, 9pm
    • Community


      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  
    • Music

      Lera Lynn, David Ramirez

      The most extraordinary aspect of Lera Lynn’s fifth album emerges in its lush and expansive indie-tinted sound, surprising given that the Nashville-based songwriter produced and played every instrument on the recording herself. Aptly titled On My Own, it still anchors on Lynn’s intoxicatingly dark and sultry vocals, like Cat Power alternating between aching vulnerability and devastating defiance. Opener David Ramirez adds his own tumultuous emotional climate, stirring through 2020’s love and heartbreak cycle My Love Is a Hurricane and this year’s spiritually rent Backslider EP.
      Fri., Dec. 3, 7pm
    • Food

      Food Events

      Opening: Koko's Bavarian

      It's a new German-style brewery! It's a new authentic-dining biergarten! One of its co-owners is Konstantin Prinz von Bayern, who is the legit Prince of Bavaria, and his great-grands literally started Oktoberfest! OK, you've been hearing the buzz for a while, and now it's time to check the place out – and nosh on German sausages (bratwurst, currywurst, duck-guanciale-blackberry, rabbit-rattlesnake, antelope), Belgian fries with five dipping sauces, traditional Bavarian specialties like schnitzel and smoked pork shoulder, rotisserie chicken, and pretzels big enough to make you go, like, "Ach du lieber!" There are also 30 German and local beers on tap (including the in-house brews: four lagers and two ales: pils, swarzbier, hefeweisen, marzen, dunkleweisen, and helles bock). And so on, in that tasty, krautly manner, all in the newly revamped location where the Brewer's Table used to be. Wilkommen, liebschen – and do tip your stylish mütze to brewmaster Katie Lowe.
    • Community


      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  
    • Music

      Sobbrs, Flora & Fawna, Lainey Gonzales

      Offering ideally teary-eyed context for a night of heart-on-the-sleeve diva-pop, Friday’s concert will be the Mexico-born, superstar-aspiring Sobbrs’ last hometown performance before he decamps for L.A. With a singing voice that suggests Brendon Urie attempting a seductive coo and a wardrobe exploding with rouge-infused color like a Pedro Almodóvar film come to life, Sobbrs puts himself forward with a bold style that reaches far past the understandably low-budget production on his albums. Catch him live before some Hollywood agent does and makes him a star. Flora & Fawna and Lainey Gonzales support.
      Fri., Dec. 3, 10pm
    • Qmmunity

      Arts & Culture

      The Diva Ball

      House of Lepore’s Ms. Girl6 and BabiBoi present a ball dedicated to the greatest divas of the past, present, and future. Categories celebrate looks inspired by Grace Jones, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and more. Ages 21 & up to party.
      Rescheduled: Fri., Dec. 3, 9pm. No cover.  
    • Arts


      Unexpected Joy

      Here's the regional premiere of Bill Russell and Janet Hood's musical about three generations of female singers, long-held family tensions, and a week together where change is in the air. Directed by Lisa Scheps for Ground Floor Theatre, with in-person performances and streaming options, this is a shows that "weaves folk-rock, pop, and blues in bringing together a family that hasn’t experienced true joy in decades." Starring Michelle Alexander, Caroline Mullins, Amber Quick, and Cathie Sheridan.
      Through Dec. 19. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $25.  
    • Community


      Urban Legends Tournament

      A night of axe-throwing skills games in teams of three, followed by a double elimination tournament.
      Fri., Dec. 3, 7pm. Free, but RSVP.  
    • Community


      Winter Wanderland

      "Snow Close, Yet Snow Far Out" is the theme for this festive series of holiday happenings. Enjoy the neon rainbow decor, seasonal bevvies and treats, and fun activities: film screenings Thursday, photos with Santa Friday, and carols with Mrs. Claus Saturday.
      Through Dec. 26. Donations for Council on At-Risk Youth suggested.  
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