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for Sat., Jan. 8
  • 8th Annual Horror For The Holidays Art & Gift Bazaar

    Visit Austin's biggest dark and horror holiday shopping market and spread some holiday fear. Shop with the hordes of dark vendors. Get your pictures with Evil Santa. Watch the Krampus Parade. Walk with scary creatures provided by local haunted attractions. Raffles. Silent Auction to benefit SAFE Austin. And more. All ages. $10 for entire weekend. Kids 10 and under free.
    Sat. Nov. 26, 11am-7pm; Sun. Nov. 27, 11am-5pm  
    Palmer Events Center
  • Downtown Holiday Stroll & Sing-Along

    Join the Downtown Austin Alliance for their 28th Holiday Stroll! This year's "Y'alliday" celebration will take place on Congress from 9th to 11th streets and will feature the KUT/KUTX Sing-Along, capitol tree lighting, photos with Santa, holiday market and more. Complete details including live music lineup are available online.
    Sat. Dec. 3, 5pm-10pm  
    Downtown Austin
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  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Butridge Gallery: The Art of Peace

    Paintings and drawings by five award-winning Austin figurative artists: J.C. Amorrortu, Lawrence Jolly, Meena Matocha, Rhea Pettit, and Linda Wandt.
    Through Jan. 8  
  • Community

    Events

    Cirque Italia

    Fun for the whole family at this gorgeous, magical dream adventure under the big top with performers from all over the world.
    Jan. 6-17. $10-50.  
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    Comedy

    Duncan Trussell: Live In Austin

    The co-creator and star of Netflix's The Midnight Gospel brings his standup stuff to the ATX.
    Jan. 7-8. Fri., 7:30 & 10pm; Sat., 7 & 9:30pm. $25.  
  • Music

    Free Week David Bowie tributes w/ members of Buffalo Hunt, the Clouds are Ghosts, Como Las Movies, conman, Dancing Days, Dream to Dream, Hamerzya, Hooka Hey, Joe With the Notes, Lauren Lakis, Mad Whit, Midcentury, Modern Medicine, My Education

    Birthday brothers, born 12 years apart, Elvis Presley and David Bowie both matured into musical royalty: Presley reigning loftily as “King of Rock ’n’ Roll,” while Bowie actually deferred a royal honorarium when he waved off an opportunity at British knighthood in 2003.: Every year around their Jan. 8 DOB, Austin music celebrates Presley and Bowie – together and separately. The annual Bowie Birthday Bash at Drinks Lounge has been preemptively canceled over surging COVID numbers (they advise “Stay home, crank your speakers to 10 and listen to Bowie all night”) and the same is true with Austin’s glorious Elvis tribute, Ted Roddy & the King Conjure Orchestra, at Continental Club. Still, Hotel Vegas is doing it up big on Saturday with a Elvis impersonator available to marry five lucky couples (must pay for marriage license in advance) plus a hoot night of artists doing Bowie covers.: The two legends who employed a lightning bolt as iconography are also being fêted the previous night, Friday, down south at the Far Out Lounge with the BowiElvis Festival featuring tribute performances from Graveltooth, Brian Scartocci, and Electric Gold plus the promise of serving each of the icon’s favorite sandwiches – ostensibly a peanut butter, banana, and bacon monstrosity and a croque monsieur, respectively – both fried!
    Sat., Jan. 8, 9pm
  • Music

    Free Week w/ Bleed, On Being an Angel, Hotmom, Deep Cross

    While NYC legends Unsane occupy outside, Mohawk’s scoops various exposures of heavy music indoors. I’ll save you a Google headache and reveal that Bleed (@bleed.214 on social media) is a new Dallas group incorporating members of Narrow Head and Garden of Mary. Announced as reworking early 2000s hard rock, September EP Somebody’s Closer placed vocalist Ryan Hughes in a fitting setting of bullheaded, precisely crunchy metal and grunge. From here in town, On Being an Angel finds a breezy proprietary blend of Nineties alternative haze. Find Hotmom’s pleasantly piercing punk on latest EP Stupid Vegan Band and Deep Cross’ industrial split album with Khost.
    Sat., Jan. 8, 9pm
  • Music

    Free Week w/ Unsane, Glassing

    Though the most recent and longest-lasting lineup of noise rock pioneers Unsane broke up for logistical reasons (three dudes, three different countries), singer/guitarist Chris Spencer still plays gigs highlighting the band’s early, pre-Total Destruction days. Billed as Early Cuts shows, the concerts also promote the re-release of the original group’s demos and first singles on Bandcamp – the beginning, hopefully, of a deluge of the trio’s long out-of-print initial work. The band blasts the Mohawk accompanied by fellow travelers: Today is the Day acolytes BLK OPS, blackened art metal wizards Glassing, and political post hardcore fanatics Easy Prey.
    Sat., Jan. 8, 9pm
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Mike Cannon

    This NYC-based comedian, perhaps best known for his 2020 YouTube special "Life Begins," takes the C&C stage in Downtown Austin this weekend.
    Jan. 6-8. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7 & 9pm. $25.  
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    Visual Arts

    Northern-Southern: Festo Fest

    Northern-Southern begins 2022 with a festival of manifestos – a 'festo fest, yes – from a plethora of local artists whose written declarations (of intent, of observation, of instruction) will deck the venue's Downtown walls. Open for two days only (and culminating in a live, off-site reading of the 'festos at JJ Seabrook Park off Pershing & MLK, east of Airport, on Sun., Jan. 9. 3pm), this is a brief but richly creative charge for jumpstarting your new year with.
    Fri.-Sat., Jan. 7-8, 2-6pm
  • Community

    Events

    Ready, Set, Plant!

    Join TreeFolks for a tree planting event to help transform degraded creek sides into grow zones brimming with diversity and life.
    Sat., Jan. 8, 9am  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Satan War and Spectre

    Bat City Cinema presents a double feature on the theme "Satan in the Seventies." Only two prints of Satan War exist, so this is a special treat, and Spectre is one of the weirdest TV movies ever. Screenings accompanied by strange 16mm trailers, shorts, and random weirdness.
    Sat., Jan. 8, 1-5pm. Free.  
  • Arts

    Dance

    Shen Yun

    This show features classical Chinese dance, along with dynamic animated backdrops and all-original orchestral works, "opening a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom." You've at least seen video clips, right? You know what a complex, engaging spectacle this is. Is this the year in which you finally get tickets and experience the show live and in-person?
    Jan. 7-9. Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7pm; Sun., 1pm. $80-180.  
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    Sports

    Texas Stars

    Vs. Manitoba Moose.
    Fri.-Sat., Jan. 7-8, 7pm  
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    Events

    We Are Blood Franklin BBQ Raffle

    To celebrate National Blood Donor Month, We Are Blood partnered with Franklin BBQ to reward 20 lucky donors with a special dinner for two including Franklin's famous brisket, ribs, sides, desserts, and more. Donate by Jan. 17 to enter the raffle, which will be held Jan. 20. Make appointments online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Jan. 17  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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