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for Fri., Nov. 19
  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    Our Rhythms, Our Voices

    Javier Jara presents a special virtual concert honoring the Latin American population in the U.S. Songs were created after interviewing immigrants from all walks of life, using rhythms from their native lands.
    Fri., Nov. 19, 8pm  
    Virtual from ESB-MACC
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    Woofsgiving Happy Hour

    Bring your doggie and gather with friends for a donation drive benefiting Austin Animal Center. Bring pet supplies and food for AAC and get Woofsgiving turkey & fixin's doggie dinners for the pups and holiday hot pockets for the people by Hotel Vegas Concession Stand, plus tunes, cocktails, and fellowship.
    Fri., Nov. 19, 6-9pm. Free.  
    Hotel Vegas & Volstead, 1500 E. Sixth
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    Sports

    Yoga on the Lawn

    Start your Friday off right with a peaceful yoga session on the beautiful museum grounds.
    Fridays, 9-10am  
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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 Christmas Affair

    Get a jump start on holiday shopping at the Junior League's curated market.
    Thu.-Sun., Nov. 18-21  
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    ATX FYI Sunset Boat Cruise

    Support local businesses and enjoy a sunset boat cruise with snacks from Siete and bevs from Austin Eastciders and Luck Springs.
    Fri., Nov. 19, 5:30-8pm. $30-40.  
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    AusPop at Pershing Hall

    A special exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Armadillo World Headquarters, wherein AusPop will display a selection of the museum's vast AWHQ poster collection along with some fabulous photos, album covers, and ephemera and play music by bands who performed at the AWHQ with a slideshow. Plus, a sneak peek at the in-progress AWHQ documentary, and a reunion for past employees Sunday. Donations will be accepted and the proceeds will benefit the Austin Museum of Popular Culture.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 19-21, noon-5pm. Donations accepted.  
    Pershing Hall, 2415 E. Fifth
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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 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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    Sports

    Breath, Body, Build

    a class that incorporates tuning into the breath and body to build strength, endurance, and flexibility.
    Fridays, 11am. $22.  
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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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    Community Health Forum

    Join an online forum Thursday or tune in to KAZI 88.7FM Friday to give feedback on the Austin/Travis County Community Health Plan. Or chip in your two cents online at SpeakUpAustin.org.
    Thu., Nov. 18, 6:30pm; Fri., Nov. 19, 6pm  
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    Crystal Alchemy Sound Healing

    Reduce anxiety and increase focus and creativity with meditation and sound.
    Fridays, 7pm. $22.  
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    Out of Town

    Desert Door Fourth Anniversary Party

    Celebrate four years of Desert Door with drink specials and live music all weekend. RSVP to enter a drawing for a West Texas Cargo Kit, which includes a Baggu bag, field blanket, bandannas, mugs, and a li'l something to wet your whistle.
    Nov. 18-21. Free.  
    Desert Door Distillery, Driftwood
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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Scarf

    As temps drop, We Are Blood has your back (or neck). Donate blood or platelets to get a limited-edition scarf while supplies last.
    Nov. 18-27, 8am-6pm. Free.  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Dream Interpretation Workshop

    Explore your dream world and learn about symbolism and the function of dreams in your waking life.
    Fri., Nov. 19, 6-9pm. $30.  
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    Dreamland Karaoke Night

    Get a free bevvie when you sign up to sing.
    Fridays, 9pm  
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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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    EZ Does It

    Musicity Productions presents an evening of live music and campfires, with tent camping and trailers available. The location is top secret, but they will share that the property in South Central Austin is whimsical and wooded, with goats, donkeys, and chickens. Only the spontaneous need apply!
    Fri., Nov. 19, 6pm. $10.  
    Secret location TBA on event day
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    Full Moon Gong Concert

    An afternoon of live music, mindful meditation, and a gong concert.
    Fri., Nov. 19, 7pm. $10-40 donation.  
    Online or at Flow Yoga, 4477 S. Lamar
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    Handmade Market

    More than 70 vendors display their handcrafted goods along with food trucks.
    Fri.-Sat., Nov. 19-20  
    Boerne
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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  
    Online
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    Knit & Crochet Group

    This knitting circle is open to knitters and crocheters, whether you’re just picking up yarn and needles for the first time or have been knitting for years.
    Fridays, 2-4pm  
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    Lightscape

    The mile-long walking trail of lights creates an enchanted garden of monumental light displays.
    Nov. 19-Jan. 2. $18-25.  
    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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    Miracle on Fifth Street

    Austin's fave Christmas cocktail pop-up is back with a dizzying menu of creative concoctions. Grab a Dasher Pass to skip the outside line, and to-go orders can be taken online. A portion of proceeds from to-go sales will go to Austin Pets Alive! and the Austin Children's Shelter.
    Nov. 19-Dec. 28  
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    Mission Accomplished Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway

    Monetary and food donations are needed to help Mission Accomplished provide meal baskets for Austinites experiencing homelessness. Volunteer opportunities are also available for basket assembly and distribution.
    Basket assembly: Fri., Nov. 19; basket distribution: Sun., Nov. 1. Free.  
    Citywide
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    Out of Town

    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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    Special Screenings

    Nothing Stays the Same: The Story of the Saxon Pub (2019)

    See the award-winning doc and enjoy a special Q&A with the filmmakers and musician Guy Forsyth, with pre-show complimentary drinks to celebrate the opening of the holiday bazaar (5-7pm).
    Fri., Nov. 19, 7:30pm  
    Inspired Minds Art Center, Buda
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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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    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.
    Online
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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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    Out of Town

    Ranch Hand Weekend

    Celebrate the city’s ranching heritage with food, storytelling, craft demonstrations, and the annual: ranch hand breakfast on Saturday morning, a rare opportunity to visit the historic King Ranch.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 19-21  
    Kingsville
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    Raw Vegan Thanksgiving Meal Recipes & Share

    Learn how to make your Thanksgiving meal raw, vegan, and delicious at this recipe share with demos.
    Fri., Nov. 19, 4-6pm. $22.  
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    Reiki Infused Breathwork

    Breathwork supports deep relaxation, reduced anxiety, as well as inspiration and energy in days following.
    Fridays, 5:30pm. $22.  
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    Rhyme & Wine Poetry Festival

    Two days, three venues, and the best poets from across the U.S. Friday night at the Victory Grill, see an open mic and poetry showcase; Saturday afternoon at Native features the $500 slam competition hosted by Austin Poetry Slam; and a featured artist showcase closes out the fest at Antone's Saturday night.
    Fri., Nov. 19. $40.  
    Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th; Native Hostel, 807 E. Fourth; Antone's; 305 E. Fifth
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    Sports

    St. Edward's University Women's Basketball

    Vs. Arlington Baptist.
    Fri., Nov. 19, 6pm  
    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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    Texas Stars

    Vs. Grand Rapids Griffins.
    Fri.-Sat., Nov. 19-20, 7pm  
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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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    Thanksgiving Dining

    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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    Thanksgiving Dining

    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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    Thanksgiving Dining

    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: 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: 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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    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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    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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    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

    University of Texas Volleyball

    Vs. Kansas.
    Thu.-Fri., Nov. 18-19, 7pm  
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    Vinyasa Flow

    Mindful breathwork connects the mind and body creating alchemy for the whole person.
    Fridays, 4pm. $22.  
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    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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    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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    Yin Integrations

    Incorporates affirmations, meditation, sound therapy, and energy healing for the purpose of integration.
    Fridays, 10am. $22.  
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    Civic Events

    Zilker Park Vision Plan Pop-up: District 3

    Speak with the project team behind the restoration and future development of Austin’s beloved park and learn more about potential design scenarios.
    Fri., Nov. 19, 5-8pm  
Ongoing

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