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  • The Texas Burlesque Festival

    The annual hoedown and showdown featuring world class queens and kings of the tease will be held April 27-28! Lineups, showtimes, and tickets sales available online.
    Fri.-Sat., April 27-28  
    Paramount Theatre
  • Embody Love

    Transform your relationship to your body with Dr. Melody Moore. Coupon code Chronicle50 for $50 off. Sat.-Sun., April 28-29.
    Yoga Yoga
  • Music

    Memorial for Margaret Moser

    “And I want you,” said Margaret cupping my hand in a San Antonio River Walk hotel in May, “to put together a Stones mix for the show.” Four months before Margaret left the building, my work spouse of more than two decades plotted out her music memorial to the note. Charlie Sexton and Monte Warden have mobilized her local music loves like one of her Austin Music Awards. Third playlist entry: “Saint of Me.”
    Sun., Dec. 10, 2pm  
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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
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      Visual Arts

      Wildflower Center: Luminations

      Winter is coming … and the Wildflower Center's even more beautiful because of it, as you stroll along the night-time paths and gardens with thousands of luminarias and other beautiful light displays among the landscaped flora, as you enjoy live music, maple taffy, and steaming cups of hot chocolate in the courtyard and the stars shine all big and bright in the vault, the vault, the vault of heaven. What a lovely escape from the urban grind!
      Dec. 7-10. Thu.-Sun., 6-9pm. $15 (free, ages four and younger).  
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      Austin Spurs

      There will be a holiday karaoke competition during halftime at the Sunday game with the winner receiving free San Antonio Spurs tickets. Vs. Santa Cruz:
      Thu., Dec. 7, 8:30pm; Sun., Dec. 10, 2pm.. $6-45.  
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      Cherrywood Art Fair

      Creative weekend fun for everyone? We reckon so, what with more than 88 artists and artisans, live music, dance performances, a photo booth, food vendors, and an area dedicated to interactive family activities.
      Sat.-Sun., Dec. 9-10, 10am-5pm. Free.
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Die Hard (1988)

      The clever kids' favorite Christmas movie. Welcome to the party, pal.
      Sun., Dec. 10, 7:00  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Fourth Annual Tamale Class

      Learn how to make tamales, taste tamales, drink Ponche Navideño (Christmas spiked punch), and take home a dozen tamales. The recipe is a family recipe from Abuelita "Doña Queta" of Mi Madre's Mexican Restaurant.
      Sun., Dec. 10, 10am-1pm. $45/ person.  
    • Music

      Gustafer Yellowgold

      Grammy-nominated songwriter-illustrator Morgan Taylor.
      Sun., Dec. 10, 2pm  
    • Arts

      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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      Visual Arts

      ICOSA: Tiger Strikes Austin

      Here's a nation-spanning collaboration between artist-run spaces in Austin and Los Angeles, featuring a panoply of treasures created by L.A.-based artists from Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Monte Vista Projects. Creation and solidarity, beauty in making and strength in numbers: You'll find them here.
      Through Jan. 6
      702 Shady #190
    • Music

      Randy Newman

      Randy Newman rarely makes studio albums anymore, August’s Dark Matter marking only his fourth LP in the past four decades. As Oscar-winning film soundtracks have become his primary focus, the 74-year-old pianist, singer, and composer has dedicated less time to the satiric wit and distinct narratives behind Seventies hallmarks including Sail Away and Little Criminals.: “I would have hoped to have done more,” he confesses. “It’s bad work habits. I think I should have done and could have done more. I’m glad that they’re good records, but when I don’t have to write, I don’t write. I’ve never liked to write. It’s sacrilege to say this in Austin, but I never have since I was a kid. I love having written stuff, but sitting there trying to think of stuff is a hard time for me.”: Still, Dark Matter arrives in a timely fashion for Newman’s acerbic pen, evidenced by sharp send-ups like “Putin” or a revision of his Monk theme, “It’s a Jungle Out There (V2).” Humor balances the emotional pull of “Lost Without You,” “Wandering Boy,” and the stunning stylistic complexities of “The Great Debate” and “Sonny Boy.”: “They’re never gonna love the guy who’s the comic, not in this field,” muses Newman of his more satirical work. “[Music] may not be a great medium for it. It isn’t the way to the country’s heart. I think this is probably the most popular that I’ve ever been, and there are younger people coming to the concerts, but I don’t think I’m that important – that if I weren’t out here it would be a big deal.: “It’s a bad time for the country,” he adds. “But it’s a good time for songwriters.”
      Sun., Dec. 10, 7pm  
    • The Gay Place


      TGQ Social

      A get together for everyone on the trans spectrum: genderqueers, trans ladies, trans fellas, GNC folks, nonbinary, intersex peeps, lovers, and allies. Rain or shine, hot or cold. Shy? Get there early, extroverts arrive at 6pm.
      Second Sundays, 5:30-9pm. Free.
    • Music

      The Slackers

      Sun., Dec. 10, 8pm  
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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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