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  • Texas Hemp Harvest Festival

    Presented by Sweet Sensi, The Texas Hemp Harvest Festival will feature Ky-Mani Marley, Gary P. Nunn, Cas Haley, The Mau Mau Chaplins, The Supervillians, Big Mon, Bo Porter, Armadillo Road, Soulfiya with Wi'Deya, Pure Luck - FT. JK Pinkus, Doug Moreland, and The Derailers. The event is produced by farmers, processors, manufacturers, and retailers to celebrate their harvest with Texas!
    Sat. Oct. 23, 10am-11pm  
    Carson Creek Ranch
  • 30th Annual Fredericksburg Food & Wine Festival

    The Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest celebrates its 30th event this year! Twenty-two Texas wineries will be pouring their wines, Texas craft beer including Altstadt, Real Ale and Shiner, a variety of Texas-made products, Grape Expectations Cooking featuring four chefs, Gargantuan grape toss, fabulous music, food concessionaires and more!
    Sat. Oct. 23, 12pm-7pm  
    Fredericksburg
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    Luck Reunion x Assembly x Remy Cointreau: Prime Cuts Family Meal

    In which Luck Reunion’s food-meets-music cook-a-long series returns for a special event complete with shopping lists and pre-ordered food and cocktail kits, with Austin-based chefs Kristen Kish and Alex Munoz (of Arlo Grey) and Philip Speer (of Assembly and Comedor) guiding you through the preparation of a traditional holiday family meal. This'll do your November right: Masa tamales with pork, pinto beans and rice, a couple of pitch-perfect cocktails, and – the music: Live performances by that psychedelic soul songstress Nicole Atkins from New Jersey and New Orleans' own Tank and the Bangas. Note: Donations raised through Prime Cuts: Family Meal will be made to the Luck Family Foundation, directly benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank.
    Thu., Nov. 19, 7pm. Prices vary.  
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      John Doe's Travis County World Tour

      "I'm moving to Austin for an adventure," John Doe told the Chronicle in 2017. Having become a fixture on the local scene, the punk pioneer serves up a three-show run of virtual sets from local institutions C-Boy's, Arlyn Studios, and the Cactus Cafe. The first indulges in "fan favorites," digging into his legendary work with L.A. icons X and cowpunks the Knitters, while the second works up new material from an upcoming album and likely X's Alphabetland, the quartet's April LP and first studio album in almost 30 years.
      Thu., Nov. 19, 8pm  
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      A Christmas Affair 2020: Felicidad

      The Junior League of Austin's online event and marketplace offers a host of holiday-themed happenings and goods from small businesses around the country. Funds raised go to JLA's signature programs such as Coats for Kids, Food in Tummies, and Kids in Cool Shoes, along with more than 30 local nonprofits.
      Through Sun., Nov. 22. $15+.  
      Online
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      Austin Empty Bowl Project

      The need is greater than ever, and all proceeds from this event will benefit Central Texas Food Bank and Meals on Wheels Central Texas. Visit the online store for Sam Hurt's special COVID T-shirt or big beautiful tote bag, the AEBP cookbook, Nancy Elder quilt raffle tickets, online concert tickets, and the online silent auction link. The silent auction includes everything from bowls for you and your dog to restaurant gift certificates. You can also make a tax-deductible donation. For every $25 donated, an empty bowl will be added to food boxes distributed by the Central Texas Food Bank or Meals on Wheels Central Texas.
      Through Nov. 22. By donation and online auction.  
      Online
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      Classical Music

      Austin Opera: Lauren + Mark Digital Concert Event

      Now, music lovers, now you can watch the opening production of Austin Opera's re-imagined 2020-2021 season – the Lauren Snouffer + Mark Diamond Digital Concert Event – as a limited-edition online release. And you know Nyle Matsuoka provides the piano for this wonderment, right?
      Through Nov. 30. Free.  
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      Visual Arts

      Austin Studio Tour: Pandemic Edition

      We're calling it the pandemic edition, but Big Medium and associates just call it the Austin Studio Tour. It's that progressive arts organization's response to these damned 'ronas, is what it is. They're taking the annual West Austin and East Austin Studio Tours and combining them, then presenting them mostly via the internets – wherein the expanded website includes artist profiles, images of artworks, virtual studio visits, demonstrations, artist talks, and a handy map of outdoor installations and public art. Hundreds of artists in this town, in full digital force. Note: The Tour begins with a launch party on Fri., Nov. 13; it's a preview of the website (and an opportunity to acquire artwork before it opens generally on Nov. 14).
      Through Nov. 22. Free.  
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      Theatre

      Bernadette Nason: A Christmas Carol

      In which the acclaimed actor and author reprises her popular one-woman adaptation of Dickens' holiday classic, performing more that 30 characters in 60 minutes and bringing some real delight to this unusual holiday season we've got going on. Bonus: Livestreamed talkback after each performance of this Austin Playhouse production.
      Dec. 18-21. Fri.-Sat. & Mon., 7:30pm; Sun., 5pm. $15.  
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      Blue Genie Art Bazaar

      The beloved Austin holiday shopping experience returns for its 20th year with four shopping options to ensure safety in the time of COVID-19. For in-store shopping, reserve free tickets online for a "no wait" entry. Walk-ins are also welcome, but guests may have to wait outside if it's at capacity. Online shoppers can either pick up items in-store or have them shipped anywhere in the U.S. Personal shoppers and virtual shopping will also be available through the BGAB website. BGAB is a family-friendly experience where you can find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted jewelry, artwork, home goods, and gifts for everyone on your shopping list.
      Through Dec. 24, 10am-10pm daily (10am-6pm on Dec. 24)  
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      Chorus Austin: Stronger, United

      Ryan Heller presents a virtual concert of new and previously recorded pieces from Chorus Austin's Chamber Ensemble, featuring selections (a mix of spirituals, pop, folk songs, and more) by Alberto Grau, Rosephanye Powell, Carlos Cordero, and Dr. Roland Carter.
      Through Nov. 21. Free.  
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      DEI: Beyond Buzzwords

      "Diversity," "equity," and "inclusion" have become the latest buzzwords. Not just in marketing, but across the country, there's a call for voices of historically disenfranchised and underrepresented people around the country to be heard. Austin American Marketing Association hosts Tauri Laws-Phillips, co-owner of ColdTowne Theater, for a discussion covering the topic and providing insights on making an impact in your workplace and the world around you.
      Thu., Nov. 19, 5pm. AMA members, free; nonmembers, $6.24.  
      Virtual
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      Final Call for RENT: Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants

      This program through the city of Austin provides full rent payment for income-eligible renters financially impacted by COVID-19. Get all the details on their FAQ and apply online.
      Applications due Tue., Dec. 8, noon  
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      Visual Arts

      If These Walls Could Talk: Finale Celebration

      This special performance will explore the legend of the ghost of Robert E. Lee, thought to have been seen in the 19th century haunting the NCHM, and will see the premiere of the long-awaited film The House That Slaves Built.
      Thu., Nov. 19, 6:30pm. $20-30.  
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      Dance

      Jennifer Sherburn: Elsewhere

      Jennifer Sherburn, the award-winning director of modern dance series 11:11, presents a voyeuristic dance experience, a self-guided tour of living installations that "transmute the concepts of stage, audience, and performance to acknowledge the barriers keeping us apart — while permitting a glimpse at what may be happening inside their confines." This featured part of the Austin Studio Tour features dancers Jairus Carr, Ciceley Fullylove, Lisa Anne Kobdish, Hailley Lauren, Taryn Lavery, Alex Miller, Clay Moore, Amy Myers, Sarah Annie Navarrete, and Marcie Bruscato Poss, in compelling kinesis all around the Rogge House Ranch. Note: Bring a mask and prepare for proper distancing.
      Through Nov. 22. Thu.-Sun., 6:30, 7:15, and 8pm. $20.  
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      Little Ola's Flavors of Fall

      Little Ola's Biscuits, a take-away biscuit shop featuring Olamaie's famous flaky biscuits, has this series that's set to run until Thanksgiving, a series in which Austin's premier pastry chefs collaborate with Little Ola’s pastry chef Jules Stoddart to create innovative desserts incorporating the acclaimed eatery’s biscuit dough recipe. The final, fantastic collab's with Derrick Flynn of Suerte.
      Nov. 19-22
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      Books

      Malvern: Reading Quirks

      Celebrate the release of this witty and light-hearted ode to the immense pleasure of reading and its resulting byproduct: neurosis. This Zoomed event will feature author Andrés de la Casa Huertas.
      Thu., Nov. 19, 7pm. Free.  
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      Mission Possible Thanksgiving

      Lend a hand to those experiencing homelessness this year by donating to Mission Possible's Great Thanksgiving Banquet fund. Donations of $6 cover the cost of one meal, and $10 can provide a sleeping bag. The banquet is held on Sun., Nov. 22.
      Donate by Sat., Nov. 21. Select "I want to support Thanksgiving Banquet" on the donation page.  
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      Mozart's 2020 COVID-Cautious Christmas Light Show

      Sip a delicious hot bevvie and see the beautiful light show by the lake. Reservations required.
      Through Jan. 6, 6pm-12mid. $10 per table for one-hour show.  
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      Northern-Southern: Baton

      This is a group show by relay, begun in July of 2020 as a method of socially distancing a community in the height of the pandemic: Artists took turns alone in the space, each adding to the exhibition. Now, as it nears its close, the exhibition resembles a community in which work converses and overlaps. With Adreon Henry, Vy Ngo, Dawn Okoro, Leon Alesi, Matt Steinke, Sev Coursen, Stella Alesi, and more.
      Closing reception: Sat., July 24, 3-9pm
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      Suffrage Now! What's Next?

      In this talk, a moderator and three photographers from the Ney Museum's "Suffrage Now" exhibition will explore questions like Well, what now? What work needs to be done? The answer will come through the photographer’s lens – and this consideration will come to you via Zoom.
      Thu., Nov. 19, 7pm. Free.  
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      Taste of Texas Auction: Extended to the 27th!

      This distinctive fundraiser is the first of its kind for the Texas Food & Wine Alliance and they're going all out with a plethora of sumptuous packages tailored for wine lovers, cocktail fans, and foodies. For instance? Oh, gift cards for some of Austin's favorite watering holes. Barbecue packages from the likes of Franklin BBQ and la Barbecue and Leroy & Lewis and Micklethwait. A summertime retreat for 8-10 people at Dripping Springs' breathtaking Cactus Moon Lodge. And, as they say, much, much more! So, even if you have no minions or henchmen to do your bidding, citizen, you can do your own bidding right here.
      Through Nov. 27. Going once, going twice ...  
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      Theatre

      The Importance of Being Earnest

      Austin Shakespeare presents Oscar Wilde's classic comedy via Zoom. "From the first moments of the play to the final revelation, Wilde's characters make me smile," says director Ann Ciccolella. "Earnest is his masterpiece of comic situations, and having Fran Dorn return to Austin Shakespeare as Lady Bracknell brings a whole level of joy to our experience." Also starring Amani Dorn, Matthew Graham Wagner, Tamil Periasamy, Toby Minor, Michelle Jackson, Robert Deike, and Khali Sykes.
      Nov. 19-22. Thu.-Sun., 7:30pm. $5-10.  
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      UTNT: Wyeth Airlines Flight Thirteen

      This coming-of-age story follows "a group of middle-schoolers who lose the ability to play," none of them prepared for the moment when their games stop being real, overshadowed by the new monsters of illness, grades, and crushes. Directed by Andrea L. Hart from a script by Lena Barnard for UT's New Theatre program.
      Thu.-Fri., Nov. 19-20, 7:30pm. Pay what you can.  
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