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for Sun., Jan. 9
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant at Bass Concert Hall

    See Grammy-award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant live on stage! In her Austin debut, Salvant will perform songs from her six studio albums, including 'Ghost Song', named Best Jazz Album of 2022 by The New York Times.
    Sat. Feb. 11, 7:30pm  
    Bass Concert Hall
  • The Bloody Mary Festival - Austin

    Austin has been scoured for the craftiest, most delicious Bloody Marys. Taste & enjoy them and then vote for your fave to help crown Best Bloody Mary in Austin!
    Sat. Feb. 11, 10:30am-6pm  
    Fair Market
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  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Jorgeous

    Texas native Jorgeous from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 will be joining OCH’s local drag casts for a fabulous evening. Two shows, one night only.
    Sun., Jan. 9, 7 & 10pm. $20-200.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Car Wash (1976)

    Don't miss the chance to see this rarely screened Seventies gem.
    Sun., Jan. 9, 11:45am  
  • 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.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Esther's Follies: Memorial for Steve Saugey

    When classical music gets too stiff and stuffy for its own good, someone has to knock the powdered wig brigade off its pedestal, and for more than 35 years, Steve Saugey proudly took on that duty in Austin. He was a founding member of Esther's Follies from 1977 to 1996, mocking the masters with a satirical scalpel as sophisticated and cutting as Tom Lehrer's or Peter Schickele's, slicing his way through the classical canon, weaving sitcom tunes, pop hits, and commercial jingles through their majestic passages. Saugey played accompanist to the fractured operatics of William Dente's Dame Della Diva, made Beethoven roll over with his "Ode to Joy (Detergent)", and crammed every pop song ripped off from a Bach melody into his "Brackenridge Concerto." With his frequent partner in musical mischief, Lyova Rosanoff – also a Follies alum and an Austin Arts Hall of Fame inductee in 2003 – Saugey worked his parodic genius in independent projects such as the Austin Flops Orchestra, Beethoven's Birthday, and Forbidden Classics. Rosanoff and Saugey masterfully and riotously transmuted the lyrics for Strauss' Die Fledermaus into a current-day Austin-centric version, The Bat, for Austin Lyric Opera. He was capable of being serious – as evidenced by his work as musical director for Arts on Real and Penfield Theater Company, and as rehearsal accompanist for Austin Musical Theater and Ballet Austin. But Steve Saugey was always best at his worst - mockingly making fun. Note: This memorial event is free and open to all fans of Saugey's and Esther's.
    Sun., Jan. 9, 2-5pm. Free.
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    Events

    Multimedia Mosaic Class

    Create a shadow box as you learn the art of mosaic, which is a great way to use broken pieces of pottery, glass, mirrors, shells, etc.
    Sun., Jan. 9, 1-4pm. $15-25.  
  • Arts

    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
  • 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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    Nightlife & Parties

    Sir Rat Kink Bingo

    Come in gear, leather, uniform, or everything else for some naughty bingo with your hosts Simone Riviera, Hexa Dulce, and Randy Surratt. Prizes from Sir Rat Leather, Slut Monkey, and Double Scorpio.
    Sun., Jan. 9, 4-7pm. No cover.  
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    Kids

    The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare

    Lightwire Theater brings new life to the classic fable with electroluminescent puppetry. Craft tables will be available prior to the show, and attendees will bring home discovery guides with interactive and educational activities.
    Sun., Jan. 9, 1pm  
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    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
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

    Essential Cinema: 3X Lynne Ramsay Presented by MUBI: An unforgettable and unflinching look at a mother's relationship with her deeply disturbed son.
    Sun., Jan. 9, 4:30pm  
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