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  • The Man Who Wanted to be Santa Claus

    The Man Who Wanted to be Santa Claus is a delightful show set in a small town sheriff's office. The characters in the show weave a little romance in along with a mystery to solve. It is a heartwarming family friendly show that will put you in the Christmas Spirit. You don't want to miss this show!
    Dec. 2-12  
    Navasota Theatre Alliance
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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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    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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    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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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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  
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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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    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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    "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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    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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    AISD Middle School Fair

    Families of current and future middle school students can learn about programming and visit with current faculty from Austin ISD’s 19 middle schools.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 9am-noon. Free.  
    Eastside Early College High School, 900 Thompson
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    All-Ages Virtual Storytime

    Featuring stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and other extension activities. Registration required.
    Saturdays, 10:30am  
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    Austin Empty Bowl Project

    The 25th annual event is largely virtual, meaning two weeks to make an impact for those experiencing hunger. Go online to shop the store, bid on the silent auction, or make a donation to benefit Central Texas Food Bank and Meals on Wheels Central Texas. Those who buy bowls can pick them up at a drive-through Nov. 21 at CTFB.
    Through Nov. 20  
    Online; pick up bowls at Central Texas Food Bank, 6500 Metropolis
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    Austin Flea

    Three chances to catch the local handmade & vintage market this weekend: Captain Quack's, Sat., 10am-3pm; Friends & Allies Brewing, Sat., noon-5pm; and ABGB, Sun., noon-5pm.
    Sat., Nov. 13  
    Captain Quack's, 5326 Menchaca Rd.; Friends & Allies, 979 Springdale; ABGB, 1305 W. Oltorf
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    Austin Flea

    Shop the market with the best in local vintage, handmade, and artisan goods.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 10am-4pm  
    Captain Quack's, 5326 Menchaca Rd.
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    Austin Human Society Rags to Wags Gala

    In-person registration has closed, but guests can still register to join the fun online. Guests will be able to bid in the live auction and watch the event via livestream.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 7:30pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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    Austin Pagan Pride Day

    A variety of vendors, organizations, rituals, workshops, and entertainment to foster pride in pagan identity in Central Texas.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 10am-4:30pm. $5 suggested donation for Central Texas Food Bank.  
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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 Veteran Arts Festival

    A completely virtual event this year on their ROKU channel: Veteran’s Arts & Wellness Network. The two-hour opening special (Oct. 16, 6pm) will preview this year's featured veteran art, and daily exhibitions include bands, comedians, plays, fine arts, and much more, running through Nov. 14.
    Oct. 16-Nov. 14. Free.  
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    Baby Bloomers

    A special program for visitors ages 0-3 and their families, providing caregivers and early learners the chance to experience the children's museum together. Thinkery will host two storytimes and free play that support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of the earliest learners.
    Saturdays, 8-10am  
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    Be the Light Craft Fair

    Shop handmade crafts and bakery items from local vendors.
    Sat., Nov. 13  
    Twin Lakes Fellowship, 1150 S. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park
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    BRAVE Fest

    A community celebration of diversity, inclusion, and loving our neighbors, with family-friendly performances, local artists, vendors, nonprofit reps, children's games, healthy dining options, and more.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 2-6pm. $10-20 suggested donation.  
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    CAF Veterans Dinner & Big Band Dance

    Forties period attire is encouraged for this dance among World War II airplanes with the Sentimental Journey Orchestra. Arrive early for dinner and a swing dance lesson.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 6-11pm. $65.  
    San Marcos Airport
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    Canyon of the Eagles Walk

    Walk along Lake Buchanan in conjunction with the Texas Volkssport Association's fall meeting.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 9am. $3.  
    Canyon of the Eagles Resort, Burnet
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    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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    Come Thru

    Described as "a picnic for the people," the event is a fundraiser for a forthcoming cultural coffee shop space, with live art, cocktails, food, music, and dancing.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 3-7pm. $20.  
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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Whataburger

    Blood and platelet donors get a voucher for a free burg from Whataburger while supplies last. Appointments required; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Nov. 15  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Eastside Event Series

    A weekly event series with a different theme each Saturday, benefiting Green Gate Farms and Black Women in Business, in a collaboration to support food security through fresh produce in East Austin. Nov. 6 features poetry, gospel, and stargazing; Nov. 13 includes blues from Birdlegg, bourbon & bites, and the Travis Audubon Society; Nov. 20 includes a concert from Eastside Kings and food from East Side King; and Nov. 27 closes the series with an ATX music showcase, art exhibit, and wine tasting.
    Sat., Nov. 27, 6pm. $60.  
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    Enrollment Express

    Ready to plan for spring semester at Austin Community College? Reps from ACC will be on hand to make registration speedy and simple, either in person (Friday) or online (Saturday).
    Fri., Nov. 12, 1-3 & 3-5pm; Sat., Nov. 13, 10am-4pm. Free.  
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    Escape the Box

    Take a journey through time exploring the hidden clues of Austin with Escape the Box, an outdoor guided tour, scavenger hunt, and escape game all in one! It entertains groups of 2-6 at $75 per group. The box features a number of puzzles and clues that can all be found in wonderful Austin neighborhoods along with discounts to participating businesses.
    Ongoing; see website for scheduled pickup times. $75.  
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    Esquina Tango Outdoor Classes

    Esquina Tango has a full calendar of socially distanced, donation-based outdoor classes like samba, salsa aerobics, and of course, tango. Check out the full calendar online.
    Ongoing  
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    Father of Texas Celebration and Grand Opening of Villa de Austin

    It’s a late celebration of Stephen F. Austin’s birthday and the opening of a new outdoor exhibit of the once capital with historians, archaeologists, and activities for all ages.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 9am-5pm. Free.  
    San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, San Felipe
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    Feels So Good Fest

    Celebrate the Pozer magazine release with live music, vendors, food and drinks, and a killer raffle. Aaron Wilkinson will offer tattoos, Emily Klob will do tarot readings, and SHED barbershop offers haircuts.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 1-9pm  
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    Free Demo Music Class

    Mi Casa Es Tu Casa will offer a Spanish music demo class following the bilingual reading of Larissa Bardon Lozada’s children’s book Tetica con Amor at the book’s launch event.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 10am. Free.  
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    Georgetown Field of Honor

    The Field of Honor is a breathtaking display of 1,500 American flags honoring military and first responders. Georgetown's Rotary Club has a host of Veterans Day events all week, beginning with the Nathan Chapman Honor Walk Nov. 6, continuing with the opening ceremony for the Field of Honor Nov. 7, then a ceremony on Nov. 11 and a barbecue Nov. 13.
    Through Nov. 14  
    San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St., Georgetown
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    Hands-on Healing Circle

    Bring a journal, pen, and blanket or cushion for this intimate workshop to clear chakras and deepen into your higher self.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 4:30pm. $22.  
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    Holiday Market

    Find handmade gift items, arts & crafts, jewelry, food, baked goods, and more, and enter the raffle for prizes. Proceeds will benefit community outreach.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 9am-2pm. Free.  
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    Huston-Tillotson Men's Basketball

    Vs. Jarvis Christian College.
    Vs. Wayland Baptist. Fri., Nov. 12, 6pm. Vs. Southwest Christian College. Sat., Nov. 13, 6pm. Vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor. Tue., Nov. 16, 7pm  
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    Jazz at St. James'

    Rev. Eileen O’Brien will preach and music is offered by Elias Haslanger, the St. James Choir, and more local jazz artists.
    Fri.-Sat., Nov. 12-13, 7pm; Sun., Nov. 14, 10:30am & 5pm  
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    Jen's Gentle Yoga

    A class suitable for all levels, even beginners. Ends with meditation and deep relaxation.
    Second Saturdays, 9am
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    Journey Through Breath & FreeFlow Breath Breathwork

    Breathwork reduces stress, improves physical states in the body, and provides emotional release and trauma integration.
    Saturdays, 5pm. $22.  
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    Keep Austin Rooted

    Gifting a tree through Treefolks is a fun way to surprise a friend or family member with a present that could last a lifetime, while beautifying and benefiting the community. Donors can opt for preset donation tiers of $30 (10 trees), $75 (25 trees), $150 (50 trees), or an amount of their choice.
    Ongoing  
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    Kyle Veterans Day Parade

    Watch the parade from either side of Center Street between VFW Post 12058 and Gregg-Clarke Park, then attend the commemoration event and festivities at the park: a war bird flyover, market vendors, family-friendly activities, and a fireworks display.
    Sat., Nov. 13, noon. Free.  
    Center Street, Kyle
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    Lake Travis Artisan Market

    A dog- and kid-friendly market with 40+ vendors, craft beer, food trucks, live music, and entertainment.
    Sat., Nov. 13, noon-5pm. Free.  
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    Latino Art WKND

    A full weekend of art and music amplifying Latino voices, plus a lowrider showcase and Tamale House brunch Sunday.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 12-14. $10-100.  
    Various East Austin locations
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    Little EAST

    Blackshear becomes a gallery for the East Austin Studio Tour, offering student art, musical and drama performances, a silent auction, an interactive graffiti wall, craft tables, and more.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 10am-3pm. Free.  
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    Love Where You Live Day

    Keep Austin Beautiful developed this event to invite Austinites to beautify the areas around their homes and neighborhoods. Pick up some litter, weed a garden bed, or rake some leaves; it’s up to you! Check out the website for details on cleanup kit registration and social media giveaways.
    Second Saturdays, 9-11am  
    Citywide
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    Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival

    More than 50 Texas artists will present music, film, digital art, laser light shows, and large-scale art installations in Hemisfair Park.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 6pm-12mid  
    San Antonio
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    Marquise Salon Suites Toys for Tots Drop-Off

    The salon celebrates its first anniversary by partnering with the Marines to collect new, unwrapped toys for children in need.
    Through Dec. 6. Mon., 10am-3pm; Tue.-Sat., 11am-5pm  
    Marquise Salon Suites, 7010 Hwy. 71 W. #150
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    Mediation and Yoga

    Meet Monadic Connection by the volleyball courts for open discussion, meditation, and yoga. All levels welcome, and dog-friendly.
    Every other Saturday, noon (weather permitting). Donations appreciated.  
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    MexAmeriCon

    Music, panels, and more celebrating Mexican American and Latinx artists who work through the medium of comic books, graphic novels, zines and other related media.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 10am-5pm  
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    Moonlight & Music Friendsgiving Edition

    Gather under the moon for live music, wine, and shared plates from Grove Wine Bar.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 6:30pm. $75.  
    Wild Heart Yoga, 5604 Bee Caves Rd.
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    Morning Kundalini

    Classes incorporate powerful breathwork practices, movement, mantra chanting, and a closing 7-11 minute meditation. Beginners are always welcome.
    Saturdays, 10am. $22.  
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    No Stone Unturned: A Lifetime of Archaeology

    Ben McReynolds has donated his extensive and unique collection to the museum. It will be on view for a year along with the permanent collection that includes artifacts from La Belle, the French ship discovered in Matagorda Bay; the story of ranching on the coast; and more than 13,000 years of Texas history.
    April 23, 2021-April 30, 2022. Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm  
    Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria
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    PEAS 10th Anniversary Free Community Fun Day

    Bring the whole family for kitchen tours and activities, a community art project, and outdoor nature fun.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 9am-1pm. Free.  
    PEAS Farm & Kitchen at Cunningham ES, 2200 Berkeley
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    Pie Run

    A 1K/5K benefiting nonprofit For the Love of Go, with pie as a reward for your efforts.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 8am. $10-20.  
    Gregg Clarke Park, Kyle
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    Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

    Have you wanted to learn about blacksmithing, archery, candlemaking, or knitting? The historic Pioneer Farms offers courses in all these and more. Check the calendar and sign up today to learn a fun new skill.
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    Practical Existentialism: Balancing Our Social Selves With Solo Needs

    A workshop with psychotherapist Hannah Frankel to explore how you spend time with yourself and others.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 10am. $25-30.  
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    Project Connect Virtual Open House

    The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan.
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    Pumpkins for Pigs

    Those pretty pumpkins that make such lovely fall displays can be repurposed as food for the porcine residents of Central Texas Pig Rescue. Donate your intact, undecorated gourds at various locations, and text 512/850-6825 if you have a big haul to give (30+).
    Ongoing  
    16903 Sabertooth Dr., Round Rock; Rebel Cheese, 2200 Aldrich; Zucchini Kill Bakery, 701 E. 53rd; River City Wellness; 8708 S. Congress
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    Revealed: An Illustrated Bible

    View 23 prints from the collection Revealed: A Storybook for Grown–Ups from Christians in the Visual Arts.
    Through Nov. 18. Free.  
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    Scottish Gathering and Highland Games

    The clans come together to toss the caber, eat Scotch eggs, and compare knees below their kilts.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 12-14  
    Salado
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    Second Saturdays Are for Families

    Register to pick up a free art kit inspired by two very different sculptures by artist Carol Bove then create the project at home.
    Pickup Nov. 10-13  
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    Self-Healing Workshop

    A workshop to help you improve your relationship with your body and gain some mind-body upgrades through experiential learning.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 2pm. $44.  
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    Shop the Block

    An entire block of vendors and live music.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 13-14, noon-4pm  
    Sixth & Congress
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    SoCo Select Farmers & Makers Market

    Because you like it local, because you like it good.
    Saturdays, 11am-5pm
    1511 S. Congress
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    Southwestern University Football

    Senior Day, vs. Sul Ross State.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 1pm  
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    St. Edward's University Volleyball

    Vs. Lubbock Christian. Fri., Nov. 12, 6pm. Vs. Angelo State. Sat. Nov. 13, 1pm  
    Recreation & Athletic Center, 3001 S. Congress
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    Stronger Austin Virtual Classes

    Stronger Austin offers a wide variety of free virtual fitness classes, from cardio to Zumba, and you're bound to find one that fits your schedule amongst their daily offerings.
    Ongoing. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    T.H.E. Veterans Day 5K

    A run put on by Total Health Evolution to support the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program and honor the nation's veterans.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 7am  
    Fritz Park, Hutto
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    Texas Memorial Illumination at San Jacinto

    A candle for each of the 21,500 Texans who lost their lives in our country’s battles will fill the field in a dramatic display around the San Jacinto Monument.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 6pm-12mid  
    San Jacinto Battleground, La Porte
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    Texas Renaissance Festival

    Look for themed weekends throughout the festival’s eight-week run as the party includes new shows and games.
    Sat. & Sun., through Nov. 28  
    Todd Mission
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    Texas Stars

    Vs. Colorado Eagles.
    Fri.-Sat., Nov. 12-13, 7pm  
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    Texas State Football

    "T" Association Weekend, vs. Georgia Southern.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 2pm  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Aba Mediterranean

    This year, enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner with a Mediterranean twist from Aba. They've got to-go meals for two, four or six guests, and these palate-pleasing packages include: classic hummus and pumpkin hummus, with crudites and house bread; salad, black truffle orzo; crispy Brussels sprouts; beef tenderloin kebab; crispy chicken thigh with sautéed greens and butternut squash, and a honey pie to finish. Note: Order by Sun., Nov. 21, at 9am; pick-up and deliveries are on Wed., Nov. 24, 10am-4pm; all items are delivered cold with reheating instructions.
    $59.95 per person.  
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    TGIVING: Emmer & Rye

    The award-winning Emmer & Rye team led by Kevin Fink offers dinner meal kits that include a six-course meal and featuring a combination of fully prepared dishes and dishes that require minimal cooking. For instance, the kit for two people comes with a choice of protein (whole roasted heritage chicken or smoked lions mane mushroom) and all of the following sides & desserts: mixed green salad with hibiscus vinaigrette, sourdough stuffing, Deer Creek cheddar green bean casserole, roasted Kennebec potatoes; chicken gravy, Parker House rolls with cultured butter & pear jam, persimmon cobbler & rouge de Bourdeaux ice cream, and lavender cookies. Note: All orders must be picked up on Wed., Nov. 24.
    $150 (for two).  
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    TGIVING: Fleming's Steakhouse

    Ah, the elegance of Fleming's. (We noted the restaurant's appeal in this review. This year, enjoy a three-courser featuring the traditional herb-roasted turkey, or adventure deliciously beefward and choose a classic filet mignon or prime bone-in ribeye instead. (Pro tip: You'll want to opt for the lobster bisque as a starter; it's smooth and creamy heaven in a bowl.) Note: Dining in is such a treat at this place, and both the Domain and Downtown locations will be open, but you can also pre-order for picking up.
    Thu., Nov. 25, 11am-8pm  
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    TGIVING: Foxy's Proper Pub

    Where will you eat on Thanksgiving day, citizen? How about at this classic Irish pub Downtown – locally owned and operated, no less – where they'll be celebrating the holiday with $10 traditional turkey plates and $3 Wild Turkey bourbon gravy boats (while supplies last). Just like at home, the meal will be buffet-style for dine-in only. Bonus: Guests are encouraged to help decorate for Christmas afterward. Now, that's some community fun right there, tell you what.
    Thu., Nov. 25, noon-12mid  
    201 Brazos
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Fresa's

    Yeah, they do chicken so well, but – they're not just about the chickens, people! You want a Fresa's take on Thanksgiving with an al carbon twist and an entire roast turkey with a wealth of succulent sides? Fresa's has you covered with to-go packages that can accommodate from four to ten people, meals that include a whole ready-to-eat bird, pan gravy, citrus-serrano cranberry sauce, chorizo stuffing, and sides like, oh, how does poblano spinach gratin sound? Dona's mac-and-chese? Sweet potato mash? There's even more to choose from, and a trio of pie options as well. Note: Orders can be placed online or by phone until Tue., Nov. 23; all meals must be picked up at Fresa’s South First on Thu., Nov. 25.
    Prices vary for a la carte; full meal packages, $185-285.  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Goodall's at Hotel Ella

    This year, let the flavor professionals at Goodall's Kitchen – you know: right there in the lovely Hotel Ella – let them handle your holiday foodie desires, whether it's an actual dine-in, family-style feast or one of their to-go Thanksgiving Meal Kits featuring turkey and all the trimming. You and, if you got 'em, your guests will be so happy you'll want to have another scotch and keep playing Uno all night long. Note: Pre-order by Nov. 20 for picking up on Thanksgiving day, from noon-5:30pm.
    $75 (dine-in; $25, kids).  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Goodstock by Nolan Ryan

    With Goodstock’s holiday pre-order menu, you can enjoy a hassle-free and delicious Thanksgiving meal from the acclaimed meatmonger's outpost in Round Rock and directly to wherever you live. Order everything from fully cooked meats to seasonal delicacies – turkey? yes! beef? their specialty! and you'll be surprised what all else – and you can order it online (until Nov. 19) for picking up until Nov. 24.
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Huckleberry

    Yeah, we're big fans of what Davis Turner and his crew cook up in this town. Which is why we're telling you about (and hoping to score one of) these flavor-packed Thanksgiving to-go packages before they're sold out: smoked turkey breast, envy gravy, pimento cheese mashed taters, sweet potato hash, green bean casserole, and handsize apple pies. Note: Order by noon on Fri., Nov. 19; pick up on Wed., Nov. 24, 11am-3pm.
    $140 (feeds four to six).  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Launderette

    This Eastside culinary gem among culinary gems is offering holiday dishes from gruyère scalloped potatoes to a chocolate pecan tart, with all manner of yum in between. Their roasted bone-in turkey feast (which will satisfy four to six hungry citizens) comes with turkey gravy, herbed sourdough stuffing (mmmm, fennel sausage, leeks, and apple), ginger cranberry sauce, and honey butter pull-apart rolls. They've also got a beef tenderloin option, and sides a-plenty, but we just keep thinking about that incredible homemade rosemary ice cream ($15 a pint). Note: Pre-order by Mon., Nov. 22.
    $190 (turkey), $230 (beef).  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Sala & Betty

    This epicenter of elevated downhome noms on Airport brings the turkey, turkey, turkey exuberance to full culinary force and accompanies the roasted bird with sides like wagyu excellente chorizo, garlic green beans, wild rice, Waldorf salad, and more. Note: Order by Nov. 22 for pickup on Wed., Nov. 24, 11am-5pm.
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Sawyer & Co.

    Stephen Shallcross' acclaimed bastion of boudin and other bodacious noms is offering some great multi-person holiday packages for pick-up or delivery this year – Cajun-fried turkey breast, herb-crusted pork tenderloin, a tempting array of sides (we're fond of the dirty rice dressing and the candied sweet potatoes with pecans) – but, also, listen: If you just can’t wait until the end of the month to get your gobbler on, Sawyer & Co. is currently offering turkey every Thursday all day long, featuring that Cajun-fried turkey breast with gravy, cranberry orange relish, cornbread dressing, a cornbread muffin, and your choice of one side for $9.99.
    $85 (serves four).  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Simi Estiatoria: Baklava

    How many layers of memory in a lifetime of Thanksgivings? Easier to gauge: How many layers of sweet and delicate filo dough in Simi Estiatorio’s crowd-favorite baklava? The highly sought Mediterranean dessert will be available by pre-order for picking up at the restaurant, fresh and just in time for turkey day. Note: Order the delectably large pastries Nov. 17-23, noon-10pm, for pick-up on Wed. Nov., 24, 5-10pm.
    $50 (5 pieces), $100 (10 pieces).  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: The Carillon

    Right out these bells! The Carillon's to-go holiday meals were such a big hit last year, they're offering their Thanksgiving Feast at Home again. Their dinner-for-four includes, to be remarkably precise: two pounds sliced smoked turkey breast; three quarts sage and fennel cornbread stuffing; three quarts whipped potatoes; one quart pan gravy; three quarts green bean casserole; three quarts honey-glazed carrots; one pint orange-cranberry relish; one pecan pie; one pumpkin pie; and *whew* eight dinner rolls. Oh, baby! Note: They're taking orders through Thu., Nov. 18.
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Tiny Pies

    Yes, this excellent place has tiny pies and regular-sized pies, and they're all *chef's kiss*. If (for some odd reason) you don't want to treat your friends and family to their Thanksgiving 12-pack of tiny pies - two pumpkin, two Dutchy's apple, two pecan, two cherry, two apple cranberry, and two Texas Two-Step – then maybe a full-size Sweet Texas Pecan or Pumpkin Chai will tempt your dessert-loving palate? Or if you're wanting to go savory, how about a four-pack of turkey pot pies, filled with cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, roast turkey in gravy, and mashed potatoes? Get them – and more – while you can.
    Prices vary.  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Z'Tejas

    Supercharge your turkey day delights with some Southwestern-style cuisine from this popular local eatery, with a package sliced and deboned light- and dark-meat turkey, poblano mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, mixed fall veggies, cranberry sauce, and chipotle-roasted turkey gravy. Also, your choice of pumpkin cheesecake, ancho fudge pie, or a gallon of margaritas. (Ah, the ol' Z'Tejas Margaritas for Thanksgiving gambit? We approve!) Note: Pre-order by Nov. 19 for picking up on Nov. 23 or 24.
    $100 (feeds four to six).  
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    Visual Arts

    The Bullock Museum: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

    This powerful show, a traveling exhibition organized by the New-York Historical Society, explores the transformative years after the Civil War and the rise of Jim Crow, centering on stories of African Americans who pursued the ideals of Reconstruction and persevered in the face of a developing legal system promoting racial inequality.
    Through Nov. 28
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    Kids

    The Crossover Grand Opening

    The sports and entertainment complex celebrates its opening with a kids' fun zone, live music, raffles, and more.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 4-10pm. Free.  
    1717 Scottsdale Dr., Leander
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    Out of Town

    The Trains at NorthPark

    Benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, the longstanding tradition features the most elaborate miniature toy train exhibit in Texas, with trains rolling along 1,300 feet of track on a journey across America.
    Nov. 13-Jan. 2. $5-10.  
    NorthPark Center, Dallas
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    Events

    The Wandering Vegan Market

    Pet-friendly, all-ages market with cruelty-free skincare products, makeup, jewelry, candles, succulents, artwork, clothing, and much more.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 11am-3pm  
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    Out of Town

    Tour the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s online exhibitions or take a virtual tour of Renzi, Bayou Bend, or the museum.
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    Trace at the W

    This acclaimed venue of fine dining in the W Hotel is offering a three-course prix fixe, with tantalizing befores and afters surrounding the main dish of cider-glazed turkey or smoked prime rib or grilled pastrami-spiced salmon.
    Thu., Nov. 25, seatings at noon, 3pm, 6pm. $72.  
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    Events

    Trivia With Get It Gals

    "Best of Austin" winners Get It Gals are back with tons of trivia nights planned for y'all, with several based on TV programs you may have binged over the last year for some reason. Stay tuned on their socials because they are all over the place.
    Various locations
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    Sports

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    Events

    Unlearning Circle: Analyzing Power

    Join Undoing White Supremacy Austin to identify and unpack the systems external to the community that create the internal realities many people experience daily.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 10am-noon  
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    Events

    Veterans Day Benefit & Concert

    Honor and celebrate veterans and enlisted personnel while supporting the mission of Camp Shield with live music during the day and a evening showcase of veteran stand-up comics.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 1-9pm. $20-200.  
    Vinovium, 214 Edmonds Ave., Johnson City
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    Events

    Virtual APL Book Clubs

    Austin Public Library has a variety of virtual book clubs covering all ages and interests, like a mother/daughter club, tween fantasy, true crime, classics, and more. Check out their website or Eventbrite for details and crack those books!
    Ongoing  
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    Events

    Virtual Legal Clinic

    Join a live chat with Austin Community Law Center if you have questions about your rights as a tenant or food service worker.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 11am  
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    Sports

    Virtual Livestreamed Workouts

    Check the schedule for a huge selection of livestreamed workouts and ballet classes taught by Ballet Austin instructors.
    Ongoing. Up to $12.50 per class.  
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    Out of Town

    Yanaguana Indian Arts Festival

    Local Native American tribes offer a view into traditional and contemporary culture through storytelling, artist demonstrations, and food. Event includes admission to the museum.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 10am-5pm. Free.  
    Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio
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    Civic Events

    Zero-Waste Gift Drive

    Do you have any books or games related to zero-waste gifts that are lying around unused? For example, books and games about crafting/upcycling, how to repair or reuse items, etc. Drop off your donations at Recycled Reads.
    Fri-Sun., Nov. 12-14, noon-6pm  
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    Civic Events

    Zilker Park Vision Plan Pop-up: District 5

    Speak with the project team behind the restoration and future development of Austin’s beloved park and learn more about potential design scenarios.
    Sat., Nov. 13, noon-3pm  
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    Civic Events

    Zilker Park Vision Plan Pop-up: District 8

    Speak with the project team behind the restoration and future development of Austin’s beloved park and learn more about potential design scenarios.
    Sat., Nov. 13, 9am-noon  
    Circle C Ranch Metro Park Playground, 6301 W. Slaughter
Ongoing
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    Community

    Austin LGBT Chamber Holiday Toy Drive

    Austin’s queer business chamber hosts its annual drive for new (and unwrapped) toys, clothing, and shoes for local children. Donations will go to children and families enrolled in LifeWorks programs and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Travis County programs. See here for a list of drop-off locations and suggested donations.
    Through Dec. 10  
    Multiple locations
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    Civic Events

    Austin Strategic Mobility Plan Survey

    Austin Transportation Department seeks community members’ feedback on three new policy changes to the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan, the city’s first comprehensive, multimodal transportation plan.
    Online
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    Civic Events

    Austin Transit Partnership Advisory Committees Applications

    Applications are now open to join the following committees: Engineering, Architecture, and Construction;: Finance and Risk; and Planning, Sustainability, Equity, and DBE Advisory. The governing body of the agency created to build out Project Connect, ATP will oversee funding, designing, and implementing the $7.1 billion mass transit overhaul.
    Online
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    Civic Events

    Drive-Through Vaccine Clinic Volunteers

    If you're interested in volunteering at Travis County's drive-through vaccine clinic at COTA, sign up here.
    Clinic open: Fridays-Sundays  
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    Civic Events

    Palm District Planning Survey

    Austin’s Palm District is located on the eastern edge of Downtown between I-35 and Trinity St., running from Rainey St. to 15th St. The city's Housing and Planning Department seeks public input on the future of the area as it develops the final Palm District Small Area Plan. Explore the area, take a survey, and ask questions on the city’s project website.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Civic Events

    WIC Mobile Unit

    Resources and info about Austin Public Health’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program for qualifying pregnant women, new mothers, and young children.
    Second Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Free.  
    3000 Jones Rd.
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    Civic Events

    YWCA Greater Austin Warmline

    Call 512/548-9922 for support amidst the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-8pm; Fridays, 9-5pm; Saturdays, noon-4pm  
    Citywide

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