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    Civic Events

    ATXelerator 2021 Application

    The ATXelerator aims to provide aspiring public officials with an experiential education on how Austin city government functions. This year's program will incorporate a hybrid learning model offering socially distanced, in-person activities as well as having all activities be available virtually.
    Deadline: Dec. 7. Application, free; tuition (if admitted), $195.  
    Online
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    Austin Creative Reuse

    ACR is such a neat place, filled to the brim with donations of reusable items, but you don't even have to be there to take advantage of their Earth-friendly stock. Shop online for gifts, holiday wrapping, craft supplies and notions, and even fun mystery packs.
    Ongoing  
    Online or in-store at 2005 Wheless
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    Arts & Culture

    Austin International Drag Festival 2020

    Catch a slate of drag artists from around the world across four nights of performances streamed live. Featuring headlining acts Venus Envy, Riley Poppyseed, and Paradox Rei, plus Dragula's Dollya Black and Hugo Grrrl, winner of New Zealand's House of Drag.
    Fri.-Sat., Nov. 20-21 & 27-28, 8-10pm. $7-20.  
    Online
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Austin Legends Live

    Send up a TGIF with Rachel Mykels, Alix Courtine, Kara Foxx Paris, Jame Perry, Topaz, and your hostess bringing you the mostest Nadine Hughes.
    Fridays, 10pm  
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    Austin LGBT Chamber Holiday Toy Drive

    The Austin LGBT Chamber Health and Wellness Committee is partnering with Austin Black Pride for its first-ever toy drive. Donate new and unwrapped toys, shoes, clothing, and gift cards appropriate for ages 18 & under at select drop-off sites (see here for locations). Gifts received will go to families enrolled in LifeWorks programs as well as ABP's distribution event on Sat., Dec. 19 at Givens Park (2811 E. 12th).
    Nov. 22-Dec. 17  
    Multiple drop-off locations
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    Special Screenings

    Austin Polish Film Festival

    This year, APFF has taken most of the screenings to the virtual realm, offering two months of Polish features and documentaries online, as well three films co-presented with Austin Jewish Film Festival and a few screenings at Galaxy Highland.
    Through Dec. 31  
    Online via www.austinpolishfilm.com
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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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    Special Screenings

    Austin School of Film Holiday Box

    Show your support of the Austin film scene with this box packed with merch: a retro-style ringer T and tote, a polka-dot bandanna for you or your pup, stickers, and more fun goodies. It's a perfect gift for yourself or any film fan in your life, and proceeds support Austin School of Film's programs and the thousands they serve each year.
    Preorder by Nov. 27; ships Dec. 7  
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    Austin School of Film Winter Workshops

    Several fun virtual workshops with holiday themes are coming up via ASOF's Play at Home program. Most have supply kits and require advance registration: Register by Nov. 27 for DIY VHS Basics (Nov. 28, noon-2pm), 16mm Direct Animation (Dec. 5, 3-5pm), SFX Makeup Workshop (Dec. 6, noon-3pm), and Zinemaking Workshop (Dec. 6, 3:30-6:30pm).
    Ongoing  
  • Arts

    Dance

    Ballet Austin: Classes Online

    While you're home, wherever you are across the world,: you can still take a dance, fitness, or Pilates class with Ballet Austin. Ballet, barre, contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, cardio dance fitness, and Pilates out the wazoo, so to speak, because there are so many varieties to choose among, and all taught by professional instructors – and it's all available 24/7, just like the internets.
    $3-7 per class.  
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    Dance

    Ballet Austin: Nutcracker Gift Barre

    This year – this relentlessly crazy-ass year – Ballet Austin brings their Nutcracker Gift Barre online to offer a great selection of holiday gifts, including nutcrackers, ornaments, tiaras, and T-shirts – with curbside pickup, delivery, or beyond-Austin shipping available. Note: 100% of proceeds will benefit Ballet Austin.
    Through Dec. 18  
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    Be a Santa to a Senior

    Fulfilling a senior's Christmas wish couldn't be easier. Simply visit Home Instead Senior Care's virtual tree, choose a recipient, and purchase their wish list item from Amazon. It'll be safely delivered and will make someone's day. You can also visit one of Home Instead's three Austin-area locations to participate.
    Through Dec. 15  
    Virtual
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    Special Screenings

    Be Water (2020)

    Austin Asian American Film Festival presents a screening and panel in honor of Bruce Lee on what would've been his 80th birthday. Panelists include director Bao Nguyen and Bruce Lee Enterprises CEO Shannon Lee.
    Fri., Nov. 27, 7:30pm  
    Online via www.aaafilmfest.org
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    Visual Arts

    Bee Cave Arts Foundation: Dark Sky Photography

    Note: This exhibition is on on display at "The Hive" in the Hill Country Galleria. See website for more.
    Through Nov. 28. Free.
    12700 Hill Country Blvd.
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    Blood Bazaar

    Blood Over Texas' online holiday market is the spot to find all kinds of evil wares for fans of goth and horror. All the vendors are local, and include many of the sellers from past Horror for the Holidays events.
    Through Dec. 24  
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    Books

    Books, Books, Books in the ATX

    Don’t forget, citizen: The best place to get your reading material is from Austin's own Malvern Books or HalfPrice Books or Black Pearl Books or Bookpeople or BookWoman stores – in-person or online. (And for the ultimate in vintage collectors' editions and unique works on paper, we recommend the excellent South Congress Books.)Or try Bookshop.org in general – because Bookshop, unlike the online behemoth named after a river, shares the profits among all its independent-bookstore members.
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  • Music

    Bruised Sinatra

    Fri., Nov. 27, 6pm
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    Visual Arts

    Bullock Texas State History Museum: This Light of Ours

    This show features images by activist photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, telling a visual story of the struggle against segregation, race-based disenfranchisement, and Jim Crow laws in the 1960s. These photos capture the day-to-day struggles of everyday citizens and their resolve in the face of violence and institutionalized discrimination – with more than a dozen additional images representing activism and protest in Austin's own history.
    Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 6
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    Cade Holliday Band

    Fri., Nov. 27, 8:30pm
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Capital City Black Film Festival

    The theme this year is "Breakthrough: Unleash Your Power," with a focus on exploring the impacts of racism on Black mental health. There's a wide range of passes available, from bronze to VIP, and even a free sampler option. VIP is the way to go, getting you access to all the spotlight films and 20 screening blocks, plus industry panels, filmmaker Q&As, a T-shirt, and exclusive treats from sponsors.
    Fri.-Sun., Dec. 4-6. Free-$65.  
    Online via www.capcitybff.com
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    Central Texas Food Bank Giving Opportunities

    The holidays will be tougher for everyone this year. The food bank has put together a list of 10 ways to make a difference to someone in need, from an online matched donation to donating your change at participating stores. Check out the list online and help CTFB fight hunger.
    Ongoing  
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    Visual Arts

    ChingonX Fire: Group Exhibit

    Inspired by the Mexican American Cultural Center's annual La Mujer celebration – and by the first feminist of the New World, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz – this online group exhibit is curated by April Garcia and features womxn-identifying and nongender-specific artists whose artwork is tied to activism, feminism, cultural. and gender identity storytelling, environmental protection, and socioeconomic parity.
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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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    Civic Events

    City of Austin Thanksgiving Closures

    City of Austin administrative offices and other municipal facilities will be closed Thu.-Fri., Nov. 26-27. Trash, recycling, compost, and yard trimmings collection will slide a day: This Thursday's collection slides to Friday, and Friday slides to Saturday.
    Thu.-Fri., Nov. 26-27
    Citywide
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    Coffee Connections

    Network and virtually mingle with Austin's queer biz chamber.
    Fri., Nov. 27, 9-10am. Free.  
    Online
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    Comedy

    ColdTowne TV

    "Set your dial to CTTV for at-home entertainment seven nights a week on ColdTowne’s Twitch channel, featuring experimental improv, live podcasts, scripted readings, guest characters, and more. Whether you’re a front row sitter or like to chill in the back, you can join the conversation with our interactive chat or just kick back and relax as you recline into cyberspace." See website for details.
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    Coming of Age Online Holiday Fundraiser

    Double your holiday gifting by supporting a local nonprofit as you shop. Visit this unique online estate sale for electronics, collectibles, kitchenware, and lots more, and all proceeds benefit Travis County's Coming of Age program, which supports individuals age 50 and up. Shipping and local delivery are available.
    Ongoing  
    Virtual
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Crave

    Maeve Haven gets her host on with Vylette Ward, Target, Monica D. Jet, Kendoll Golightly, and Grandma Steven.
    Fridays, 11pm  
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