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  • 22nd Annual Austin Chamber Music Festival

    Promises three weeks of unexpected delights from international stars, Internet sensations, and local favorites. Don't miss a late-Beethoven performance by Grammy winners Emerson String Quartet, pop and classical hits by Brooklyn Duo, a live film score by invoke, and more.
    July 6-22  
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    Austin Babtist Women's A Very Pink Christmas

    Forget the red. Sunday put yer pink on for the 31st annual Austin Babtist Women Holiday Show. The all-dude comedy event will leave you giggling while raising money for the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas.
    Sun., Dec. 17, 7pm. $5 suggested donation.
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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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    A concert celebrating the life of George Reiff

    George Reiff was fond of kitschy phrases like “cheers, big ears,” and “okie dokie, artichokey.” They were integral to Austin’s first-call bassist, who died from cancer this spring (revisit Kevin Curtin's farewell to the musician: “R.I.P. George”). His easygoing charm also thrived on Yiddish jokes: “Where did Noah keep the bees? In the arkives!”: George would roar with laughter.: Sunday, his family and Bob Dylan’s bandleader, Charlie Sexton, throw a memorial on East Riverside from 5pm-midnight. Musical guests include the Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson, Patty Griffin, my dad Jon Dee Graham, Emily Strayer (Dixie Chicks), Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ian Moore, Band of Heathens, Fastball, Johnny Reno, Billy Harvey, Bruce Robison, and Kelly Willis. The house band stars some of George’s closest friends: Michael Ramos, Bukka Allen, Scrappy Jud Newcomb, J.J. Johnson, Stephen Belans, Conrad Choucroun, and Mark Patterson.: “This event is about the outpouring of love for George,” says Sexton. “George was really important to this community. It’s important for everyone who loved and played with George to come together.”: George’s brother, Michael Reiff, elaborated.: “The lineup consists entirely of artists he played with or produced over the course of his career. The main aspect of the memorial is a celebration of George’s friends and collaborators.”
    Sun., Dec. 17, 5pm  
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    Albert Huffstickler Birthday Celebration

    Poetry readings and birthday cake celebrate the late, great poet laureate of Hyde Park – with MC W. Joe Hoppe, David Jewell, Sylvia Manning, David Thornberry, and Larry Thoren. Bonus: free copy of Huffstickler's Walking Wounded with every purchase on this day.
    Sun., Dec. 17, 4pm
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    Anarchy Championship Wrestling

    Presents: Delusions of Our Childish Days. The men and women of the squared circle put on a show of acrobatics and pain with Sky DeLacrimosa vs. "Dirty Dick" Jeff Gant in the ACW Hardcore Championship Match plus much more.
    Sun., Dec. 17, 5:35pm. $12, $15 reserved front row & balcony seating.  
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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.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Dayveon

    Best of the Fests: A 13-year-old is drawn to the gang life after his brother's death.
    Sun., Dec. 17, 7:00  
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    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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    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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    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
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    Sundayfundaymas

    Reinder games with Wild Bill & the Lost Knobs kicks things off alongside an Antone's Records pop up merch market with artists selling their own wares and a dance party with Roger Wallace at 4pm.
    Sun., Dec. 17, 2pm  
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    The Murder of Fred Hampton & The Jungle

    UCLA Festival of Preservation: Documentary that began as a portrayal of Illinois Black Panther Party's leader evolves into a look into his death. Also screening is the dramatized documentary from African-American Philadelphia high-school students.
    Sun., Dec. 17, 4:00
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    The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

    Newly restored version of a silent gem chronicling the final hours of France's renowned heroine.
    Sun., Dec. 17, 8:00  
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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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    UT Women's Basketball

    Vs. Florida State:
    Sun., Dec. 17, 11:30am. $13-15.  
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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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    "Jerusalem" (2014)

    Sun., Dec. 17, 1:20, 3:20, 4:20  
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    12 Days of Blissmas

    Features a dozen events, promotions, and giveaways centered around relaxing rituals, spa-inspired gifts, and calming crafts. See website for schedule.
    Dec. 8-19. Price varies.
    Four Seasons Hotel Austin
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    A Cool Yule

    Your favorite TexARTS performers from the past year – Lauren DeFilippo, Julie Foster, Jarret Mallon, and more – share the holiday magic with a plethora of holiday standards served up all cabaret-style, directed by Susan Finnigan.
    Dec. 14-17. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm  
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    A Peasants' Holiday Masquerade

    NunaMaana Immersive Dance Theater, directed and choreographed by Tara Alperin, presents an interactive and comedic soirée wherein the Shakespearean-era peasantry doll themselves up as royalty, welcoming you with tasteful sweets, a bit of drink, and much mingling and mafficking. Best mind that fellow in the pallid mask, Cassilda, as the twin suns sink behind the lake.
    Dec. 16-17; Sat.-Sun., 8pm. $25-75.  
    Atmosphere Coworking, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez #208
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    A Tuna Christmas

    No, no, Jaston Williamswho created this wacky small-town wonderment with Joe Sears and Ed Howard – that Jaston ain't in this version, now, hon, but he sure 'nough directs it and brings "the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies" back to hilarious holiday life with just three actors playing all 25 of the Tuna citizens.
    Through Dec. 31. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25 and up.  
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    Abuelita's Christmas Carol

    Alex Garza returns to Austin with this one-man holiday play inspired by his maternal grandmother, featuring a wacky cast of characters – the pig ghost named Agapito, for instance – and "just a little more music than before."
    Dec. 16-17. Sat., 7pm; Sun., 3pm. $10.  
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    AgoL Holiday Brunch

    These leather lovin' ladies are hosting an ugly sweater holiday brunch that's not for the faint of heart. Bring a dish!
    Sun., Dec. 17, noon-3pm  
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    Art for the People: Batch Austin

    Get a taste of snacks and drinks from local makers today – Bloody Marys! Coffee! Popcorn! Caramels! – as this lively gallery on South First hosts a sample-happy afternoon with offerings from Barbecue Wife, Bloody Revolution, Stellar Gourmet, Little City Coffee, Cornucopia, and Coover Caramels.
    Sun., Dec. 17, noon-4pm
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    Austin Naked Yoga for Gay Men

    A hatha meeting flow yoga class for all levels. Despite the name, all are welcome. For a longer reader see our coverage.
    Sundays, 4:30-5:30pm. Through Nov. 21. $10 and up.
    ToddPilates & Barre, 4032 S. Lamar Blvd #700
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    Awesmic City Expo

    All kinds of exhibitors including holistic practitioners, products, crystals, jewelry, gift items, and Awesmic Talks educational presentations plus music, poetry, dance, a fashion show, and more. A portion of the proceeds goes to KOOP 91.7 and you can donate food and toys as well.
    Sat.-Sun., Dec. 16-17, 10am-6pm. can food donation or toy donations for koop 91.7 or $5.

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