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    Blue Genie Art Bazaar

    Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? Thousands of original works from more than 200 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums.
    Daily Nov. 24-Dec. 24, 10am-10pm
    Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Latino Comedy Project: Barrio Daze

    The LCP's recent run of Gentrifucked was as timely, relevant, and provocative as the troupe's productions have always been – and pretty damn funny, too. And this Barrio Daze is just as laced with dark humor, but even more concentrated and powerful – partly because it's performed by just one man: LCP head honcho Adrian Villegas, whose array of characters and the level of craft with which he portrays them could leave you breathless. Barrio Daze, a kaleidoscopic glimpse into diverse aspects of Mexican-American identity, is something of a reprise of its own earlier incarnation – but newly revamped to reflect a variety of *fnord* current events. We recommend it highly. And if you hold (or you're thinking of running for) public office anywhere in Tejas, we reckon it should be required viewing.
    Through Dec. 16. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $12-15.  
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    Visual Arts

    Yard Dog: Odd Pottery

    Odd, they say? Well, yes. Odd, a bit eerie, and totally gorgeous, to be sure, as this excellent SoCo venue presents a collection of new work by Waxahachie potter Carl Block.
    Through Dec. 31
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    Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

    Nothing says holidays in Austin like scouring aisles and aisles of local art, crafts, and – thank God – beer. All while surrounded by tunes from one of many musical acts performing this year.
    Dec. 14-24, 11am-10pm. $8, free for children 12 and under.
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    Visual Arts

    Art.Science.Gallery.: Trading Card Show

    If you like art inspired by science, you'll love this. If you like trading cards, you'll love this. If you like both of those things at once, you may be overwhelmed with joy at this fifth annual fundraising event featuring hundreds of original, affordable, miniature works of science-celebrating art by artists from all over the country. That's right, 2.5-by-3.5-inch works of art, already framed for your convenience, waiting for a home on your wall or – hey, it's that time of year – the wall of a lucky friend or friends.
    Through Dec. 24
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Évolution (2016)

    Hyperreal Cinema Club: A boy discovers the secrets of his small town. 4th Tap Brewery will be dispensing the suds.
    Thu., Dec. 14, 7:00
  • Music

    Beige Wizard, Night Echoes, Line of Fire

    Experimental music conclave YXSB hosts a night headlined by the funhouse mirror garage rock of local trio Line of Fire, who could be Austin’s Residents minus the budget. Gothic-tinged grungers the Night Echoes precede, while beige-obsessed synthesists Beige Wizard, armed with new EP Beige on Me, open.
    Thu., Dec. 14, 9pm
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    Visual Arts

    Guzu Gallery: They’re Coming To Get You

    It's a holiday horror art show here at Guzu in the Center of Austin Fandom, featuring new renditions of the iconic heroes and villains of the grisly genre. By whom, precisely? By some of the best illustrators around: Chet Phillips, Billy Perkins, Katherine Kuehne, the incredible brotherly duo of Half-Human, Tessa Morrison, and more.
    Through Jan. 1
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    Theatre

    Holy Cross Sucks

    It's Rob Nash, y'all, back at last! The man returns to the Vortex with his terrific solo show, based on his own adolescence at a Jesuit high school in Texas. Yes, the multitalented theatre savant and Off-Broadway sensation works those 1980s pop-culture references for all they're worth in this coming-of-age tale, performing an array of unforgettable, eminently quotable characters and situations both poignant and ridiculous and so true to life they'll make you laugh even as you squirm with recognition. The cast includes “the punk,” “the homo,” “the fat kid,” “the virgin,” “the nerd,” and “the slut” – and, that's right, the entire cast is Nash himself, directed by Jeff Calhoun, no less, the man who brought the world Disney's Newsies. Remember how much high school sucked? That's how much this show doesn't, at all.
    Dec. 14-17. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
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    Kids

    Little Texans

    Young Texans (ages 2-5) will love this interactive experience incorporating movement, play, and tactile learning into engaging experiences.
    Second Thursday of every month, 10-11am. Free for members or with exhibit admission.
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    Comedy

    Nate Bargatze

    Yeah, he may look kinda like the Chronicle's Doug Freeman in this photo … but Bargatze is his own totally different self, of course – NYC mainstay and relentless road warrior, veteran of Montreal's Just for Laughs, habitué of Conan's late-night gig, and now he's up in your Cap City, set to make you laugh a good long time.
    Dec. 14-16. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 8 & 10:30pm. $15-23.  
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    Theatre

    Pocatello

    Samuel D. Hunter – you know, the brilliant fellow who wrote The Whale and Bright New Boise – scripted this new ensemble piece about a last-ditch attempt to stave off the inevitable at Eddie’s failing Italian restaurant in the equally failing town of Pocatello. It's one hell of a Famiglia Week, alright, and this poignantly funny unraveling is directed by Benjamin Wallace Summers for Street Corner Arts.
    Through Dec. 16. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-22.  
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  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The American Friend (1977)

    Essential Cinema Cinema of Patricia Highsmith: Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel sees the paths of two men cross when greed comes calling.
    Thu., Dec. 14, 7:30  
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    Events

    Tinplate Trackers Train Club

    Come watch the choo-choos in this holiday display and inspire the next generation to keep this historic hobby alive and well. You might even be allowed to sit behind the controls if you're kind enough to the tip jar.
    Wed.-Sun., through Dec. 31 (except holidays), noon-5pm. Donations appreciated.
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    Trail of Lights

    You'll come for the amazing light displays (2 million lights along the 2.1 mile stroll through Zilker Park), but stay for the food trucks, live entertainment, and interactive activities. A tradition since 1965.
    Every day through Sat., Dec. 23, 7-10pm. Free.  
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    Winter Wonderland

    A new Austin holiday tradition. Millions of lights will illuminate the Circuit of the Americas track with a little bit of something for everyone: a skating rink, petting zoo, human snow globe, movies on the lawn, a tunnel of lights in addition to the Circuit of Lights track walk, a vendor village, and more.
    Every day through Dec. 30, 6-10pm (Fridays and Saturdays, 6-11pm). $16 (children 5 and under free).  
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