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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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    All-Ages Virtual Storytime

    Featuring stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and other extension activities. Registration required.
    Saturdays, 10:30am  
    Virtual
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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 Spurs

    Vs. Memphis Hustle.
    Fri., Nov. 26, 7:30pm; Sat. Nov. 27, 7pm.  
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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.
    Select dates through Dec. 31  
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    Kids

    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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    Beer Run: Willard's Brewery Post-Turkey Trot

    Shake off that Thanksgiving meal with a fun-run course with great local beer waiting at the finish line.
    Sat., Nov. 27. $30.  
    Willard's Brewery, 2400 Patterson Industrial Dr., Pflugerville
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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.
    Through Dec. 23, 10am-10pm; Dec. 24, 10am-6pm. Free entry.  
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    Kids

    Celebrate STEM-giving

    Come for a serving of STEM during T'giving break and explore 50+ interactive exhibits, see a 3-D movie, and check out the Science Store.
    Nov. 22-28; closed Nov. 25  
    Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Ln., Johnson City
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    Christmas in Comfort

    A full day of family events and holiday shopping winds up with a lighted holiday parade and fireworks.
    Sat., Nov. 27  
    Comfort
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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.
     
    Online
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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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    Donate Blood, Get Free Pizza

    To give thanks for blood and platelet donors over Thanksgiving weekend, We Are Blood is giving vouchers for a personal pepperoni or cheese pizza from Pinthouse with purchase of any other pie from the menu (and they're all amazing).
    Nov. 24-28  
    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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    Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating

    Skate on real ice to help raise money for the Heritage School and cystic fibrosis research.
    Nov. 26-Jan. 2  
    Fredericksburg
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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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    Georgetown Square Lights

    The "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas" is merry and bright for the season, lit with tens of thousands of bulbs. Shop the square for a perfect gift and warm up with some hot cocoa as you take in the sights.
    Through Jan. 1. Free.  
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    Green Friday Sale

    At this unique sale, discounts on plants, decor, craft items, and more are offered to customers who bring in difficult-to-recycle items like batteries, Styrofoam, or paint, or canned goods for Central Texas Food Bank.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 26-28. Free.  
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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. 27, 4:30pm. $22.  
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    Holistic Farmers Market

    Elixirs, essential oils, sprays, ayurvedic supplements, jewelry, tarot, ampcoil, bodywork, and more.
    Sat., Nov. 27, 11am-3:30pm. Free.  
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    Homestead Fair

    Get a taste of country living with the craft demonstrations, food booths, shopping, agriculture: demonstrations, and music.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 26-28  
    Waco
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    Ice Skating at Dreamland

    Don't miss your chance to skate! The rink will close soon.
    Through Jan. 4  
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    Out of Town

    John Fairey Garden Open Days

    Visit on a rare public day at one of the most spectacular private gardens with more than 3,000 plants from Asia, Mexico, and the U.S.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 20 & 27. $15.  
    Hempstead
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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  
    Online
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    Lightscape

    The mile-long walking trail of lights creates an enchanted garden of monumental light displays.
    Through 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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    Sports

    Meditation 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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    Kids

    Merry Grinchmas

    A fun-filled day with the Grinch himself, including photo ops, holiday tunes, caricatures, and more. Adorable adoptable pets from Austin Pets Alive! will be strutting their stuff.
    Sat., Nov. 27, 3-9pm. Free.  
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Civic Events

    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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    Santa on the Terrace

    Austin’s favorite holiday photo op returns with a few festive twists, including free family photos with Santa in his brand-new, socially distant sleigh, with Austin's iconic skyline background (pets welcome!), sponsored by H-E-B; a “Texas ice-skating" roller rink with tunes by Underground Roller Disco and wheels by Sharky Rental Skate Company; and a life-sized photo frame for selfies, plus more to come.
    Sat., Nov. 27, noon-4pm. Free.  
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    Shop the Block

    An entire block of vendors and live music downtown.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 27-28  
    Sixth & Congress
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    Small Business Saturday on Aldrich Street

    Stroll the Aldrich Street paseo and enjoy a live reindeer and sleigh photo op, kettle corn, and holiday music, plus shop, dine, and spend the day with loved ones at the various local businesses and get a canvas tote bag while supplies last.
    Sat., Nov. 27, 11am-2pm  
    Aldrich Street
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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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    Out of Town

    Starry Starry Nights

    Walk through the lighting displays in Badu Park along the Llano River for a new Christmas memory.
    Through Dec. 31  
    Llano
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    Sports

    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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    Out of Town

    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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    Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration

    Find local gifts at the artisan market and enjoy kids' games, live music, bingo, trivia, drive-in movies, food, and of course, cold Twisted X beers. Dripping Springs Helping Hands Inc. will have a donation box on-site to collect nonperishable food for local families in need.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 26-28. Free.  
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    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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    The Front Market Holiday Series

    An outdoor market with a new lineup of 30+ vendors each weekend, with rotating brunch menus and DJ sets to boot. Weekend one's theme is Art Date, with a lovely lineup of women and queer artists. Weekend two is Sustain Local in honor of National Small Business Weekend. The third will be Cozy Season, including a tamale pop-up and holiday vendors. The final installment is Santa, Baby, and will feature decadent brunch and two days of drag.
    Saturdays & Sundays, Nov. 27-Dec. 12. By donation.  
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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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    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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    Trap 'n' Paint

    Today's best music paired with a fun painting class with all supplies included.
    Sat., Nov. 27, 6pm. $40.  
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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 Women's Basketball

    Vs. CSUN. Sat., Nov. 27, 1pm. Vs. Jackson State. Wed., Dec. 1, 7pm  
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    Kids

    Virtual Book Clubs

    With Austin being in Stage 5 of the COVID-19 guidelines, it's a great time to hit the books and connect online. Austin Public Library has a variety of virtual book clubs and storytimes covering all ages and interests, and a library card provides access to electronic and hard copies of all kinds of materials.
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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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    Civic Events

    Zilker Park Vision Plan Pop-up: Zilker Holiday Tree

    Learn more about the plan that will establish a guiding framework for the restoration and future development of one of Austin's most-loved parks.
    Sat., Nov. 27, 6-8pm  
    Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd.
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