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  • Cassette Roulette starring John Cameron Mitchell

    Tony-winning star John Cameron Mitchell from Hedwig and the Angry Inch hits the Long Center stage with international cabaret sensation Amber Martin! In a raucous, loud, and unforgettable cabaret experience, see where Fate and the spinning wheel of 'cassette roulette' take this evening of songs, stories, and characters.
    Sat. Feb. 24, 8pm  
    Long Center for the Performing Arts
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Texas Performing Arts presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on its 2024 National Tour. The legendary dance company returns to Austin after more than a decade for two special and unique performances including new works and Ailey’s iconic ballet Revelations.
    Mar. 2-3  
    Bass Concert Hall
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  • Community

    Civic Events

    November 2022 General Election

    Vote anywhere you see a "Vote Here/Vote Aquí" sign, and learn about what's on the ballot at austinchronicle.com/elections. Need help getting to the polls? Capital Metro is waiving all fares on election day, including bus, rail, and pickup services, and bike rental service MetroBike is free with the code BIKETOVOTE2022. Lyft is offering half-price rides to the polls with the code VOTE22. You can also request a ride from RideShare2Vote.com. Remember: If you're in line by 7pm, you are allowed to vote. Learn more about voting rights here.
    Election day: Tue., Nov. 8  
    Travis County
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    24 Hour Party People (2002)

    Essential Cinema: England Made Me: Part of a series curated by our very own Culture Editor Richard Whittaker, this one stars Coogan as a record label owner who changes music forever.
    Sat., Nov. 5, 2pm  
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    Events

    Austin Celtic Festival

    Two days of all things Celtic, including music, dance, storytelling, workshops, historical exhibits, the Highland Games, and even Celtic dog and mini horse breeds.
    Nov. 5-6. Sat., noon-7pm; Sun., noon-6pm  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Austin Food & Wine Festival

    This year's Austin Food & Wine Festival takes over Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park for three days of food from more than 50 of Austin's best restaurants, an array of wine, beer, and spirits from at least 30 acclaimed producers, cooking demos with the industry's best chefs, a live fire pit worked by experienced pitmasters – oh, the things you'll eat and drink and learn! Whether for a single day or with an all-you-care-to-indulge VIP pass, this'll be a foodstravaganza you won't soon forget.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 4-6. $150-725.  
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Austin Opera: The Barber of Seville

    Rossini’s witty tale of bribery, deception, disguise, and (of course) true love drops us into a forbidden love story between the rich-nobleman-disguised-as-poor-student Count Almaviva (Jack Swanson) and the vivacious-but-orphaned Rosina (Austin native soprano Lauren Snouffer) as they try to escape from the grasping hands of the latter's guardian. With baritone Emmett O’Hanlon as the deviously charming barber, Figaro, and the whole glorious spectacle conducted by Stephanie Rhodes Russell and directed by Gregory Boyle.
    Thu., Nov. 10, 7:30pm; Sun., Nov. 13, 2:30pm  
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    Sports

    Austin Spurs

    The NBA G League team opens the season at home against Dallas' Texas Legends.
    Nov. 4-5. Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 7pm  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Austin Studio Tour

    The Austin Studio Tour, produced by Big Medium, is a free, self-guided art event that combines the West Austin Studio Tour and East Austin Studio Tour to provide opportunities for artists all over Austin to connect with each other and showcase current work – and for the public to experience the cultural vibrancy of our city from, you might say, the inside out. This year's Tour happens over three weekends and will be divided into two regions, west of IH-35 and east of IH-35, allowing citizens to choose weekends and regions and plan accordingly. We've got a fine mess o' recommendations coming up for you next issue, but right now check out the excellent website these wizards have conjured for your delight and convenience.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 19-20, noon-6pm. Free.  
    Hundreds – hundreds! – of locations
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Égalité for All: Toussaint L'ouverture and the Haitian Revolution (2009)

    Join the Haitian Austin Hub for a screening of the Haitian Revolution doc and moderated discussion with special guest Qi Dada. Family-friendly and free!
    Sat., Nov. 5, noon  
  • Music

    David Mesquitic Group ft. Diego Rivera

    Saxophonist Diego Rivera, the new Director of Jazz Studies for the Butler School of Music and leader of the UT Jazz Orchestra, wasted no time embedding himself into the local scene – he’s already performed with Christian Wigg and Mike Sailors, among others. Boasting a half-dozen albums and sideperson gigs with the likes of Christian McBride, Kurt Elling, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Rivera makes his Monks debut as a leader with a stellar quintet including trumpeter Sailors, pianist Ross Margitza, bassist Jeremy George, and drummer Daniel Dufour. Catch him now before he’s buried under Jazz History papers to grade.
    Sat., Nov. 5, 9pm
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    Día de los Muertos w/ Los Skarnales, the Tiarras, BLAS, DJ Tropicana Joe

    Sisterly trio who thrice won the U-18 category of the Austin Music Awards (2015-17) continues their sans “Girls” glow-up as they perform as part of a Día de los Muertos celebration.
    Sat., Nov. 5, 8:30pm  
  • Music

    DEN Shindig w/ Jeff Plankenhorn, JaRon Marshall, Annabelle Chairlegs, Superfónicos, Heavy Mellow, Seepeoples, Nether Hour, Deal Breaker, & DJ Manny Mo

    Artists such as Jeff Plankenhorn, JaRon Marshall, and Heavy Mellow will perform at the DEN Foundation’s first annual charitable festivity. Tickets start at a $20 donation.
    Sat., Nov. 5, 2pm
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Dominatrix: The Cathexis Komplexium

    Witness a collection of living tableaux exploring representations of She Who Must Be Obeyed, from savior to executioner to Goddess and her many expressions and influences in between. Note: Guests are encouraged to dress in fetish influences and lingerie accents – dark and moody, empowering, sensual, domineering, and dreamy all apply.
    Sat., Nov. 5: 6pm, 7:45pm; 9:30pm. $50.  
  • Community

    Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

    ESB-MACC Día de los Muertos

    Join the MACC for Day of the Dead, with ofrenda viewing Wednesday and a festival Saturday with live music and dance performances, face painting, sugar skulls, art exhibits, free children's activities, and more.
    Nov. 2 & 5. Wed., 6:30-8:30pm; Sat., 5-10pm  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Evil Dead: The Musical!

    Yes, it's the musical, staged version of that beloved Sam Raimi horrorsploitation film – as presented by UT's University Theatre Guild. There will be vulgar language, blood effects, and flashing lights, and the front row will be a splash zone. (Note: The "blood" is machine-washable.)
    Nov. 4-6. Fri.-Sat., 7pm; Sun., 2pm. $15.  
    Powers Student Activity Center, 2201 Speedway
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    Kids

    Future Chica

    Young students will spend the day exploring 21st century technology through hands-on demos and activities and learn from real pros in the tech industry.
    Sat., Nov. 5, 10am-5pm. $30.
  • Music

    Gucci Mane

    The spiritual successor to the Nutty Brown Amphitheatre showcases an expanded commitment to hip-hop in booking the trap music co-founder.
    Sat., Nov. 5, 6pm  
  • Community

    Events

    It's My Park Day

    Austin Parks Foundation brings together thousands of volunteers citywide to help beautify over 100 parks, trails, and greenbelts. Get details on projects and sign up online.
    Sat., Nov. 5, 9am-2pm. Free.  
  • Music

    Mobley, San Gabriel, Caelin

    Narrative: Mobley’s stitching together a macro-pop storyline across time and genre. Make that glitching. 2021’s EP Young & Dying in the Occident Supreme, which just sold out its vinyl press, fell upside down through BLM into an existential storytelling that quantum leaped on October’s sci-fi follow-up. “Digital soul-pop slick and sure,” ventured the Chronicle, “analog at heart, but numeric in precision and pulse. Cry Havoc! beats and blips and bursts like a dissident Prince.” Touring, conceptualizing videos, raising a fam, his homecoming release weekend finally peaks at 3ten with San Gabriel and Caelin, then encores acoustically Sunday afternoon at Waterloo Records. And that’s only 2022 at the wane. Wait and witness what’s in-store (pun intended) next year. Remember, narrative.
    Sat., Nov. 5, 8pm  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    No Shame Theater

    This show? From the mighty Merlin Works gang? It's an open mic without the mic, allowing creative citizens to use the whole stage or just a part of it to perform a maximum of five minutes of, well, anything. Comedy? Drama? Dance? Music? Magic? The house has just two rules: No hurting the stage, and: no hurting any one in the audience.
    Sat., Nov. 5, 10pm. $5.  
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Rachel Wolfson: Live in Austin

    Straight from her role as the first female cast member of Jackass, this Wolfson takes the Vulcan stage with Mat Edgar to "make you laugh your ass off."
    Fri.-Sat., Nov. 4-5, 7:30 & 10pm. $20.  
  • Community

    Events

    Silk Road Gala

    Asian Family Support Services of Austin works to break the cycle of violence in Asian and immigrant communities, and celebrates its 30th year with a gala including cocktails, stunning entertainment, awards, and a delish three-course dinner.
    Sat., Nov. 5, 5:30-9:30pm  
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Steve Treviño

    Comedian Steve Treviño is "America’s Favorite Husband," one of the country’s fastest-rising comics, selling out shows coast-to-coast, and headlining specials for Amazon, Netflix, Showtime, and more. Get it?
    Sat., Nov. 11, 7 & 9:30pm. $35-45.  
  • Arts

    Books

    Texas Book Festival

    Hallelujah, it's back! After two years of virtual and hybrid programming, the Texas Book Festival returns in full fine form for its 27th iteration – celebrating books and authors and all things literary and adjacent thereunto, right there in the State Capitol and along Austin’s iconic Congress Avenue. Angie Cruz is gonna be there, and Omar Epps, Janet Evanovich, Anand Giridharadas, Gabino Iglesias, Jacques Pépin, Margo Price, Rebecca Roanhorse, James Wade, and many more. The weekend includes author readings, panel discussions, and signings, exhibitor booths, food vendors, and plenty of family activities. And, look, you're reading these words – omg, it's, like, contagious!
    Nov. 5-6. Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 11am-5pm
    Downtown Austin
  • Food

    Food Events

    Texas Monthly BBQ Fest

    It's the annual big one, barbecuewise, from your friends at Texas Monthly – with two days of much food, drinks, live music, cooking demos, and a marketplace overflowing the streets of, well, Lockhart, this year. The "BBQ World's Fair" happens on Saturday, with 'cue joints showcasing international and creative flavors, a curated array of taquerias, and market vendors offering metalworks, crafts, sauces, rubs, and more. Sunday brings the "Top 50 Picnic," with plates from more than 30 barbecue spots featured on Texas Monthly’s most recent list of Top 50 BBQ Joints. And yeah, both days will be rockin' (and countryin') with live music.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 5-6. $43-203.  
    Lockhart City Park, 504 City Park Rd
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Travis Heights Art Trail

    The 20th annual Travis Heights Art Trail is a two-day interactive art event that's a walkable tour through one of Austin's most beautiful and historic neighborhoods. Featuring arts and crafts from more than 35 local artists, plus nonprofits Art From the Streets, Down Home Ranch, Marbridge House, and Adventures Academy.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 5-6, 11am-5pm. Free.
    Travis Heights Neighborhood
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Velveeta Room

    The legend of Ronnie Velveeta lives on at this storied 'stablishment of a stand-up stage, where some of the country's hottest comics come to make the floorboards quake with laughter. This weekend they're headlining Johnny Taylor, whose "personal and darkly hilarious style has made him a rising star in the California comedy scene," followed, on Friday night, with that "Joke-to-the-Death Mega Competition" called FACE/OFF.
    Nov. 4-5, Fri., 8pm; Sat., 8 & 10pm. $10.  
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Wurstfest

    Join the biggest salute in Texas to German culture and sausage with plenty of food, dancing, and carnival rides.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 4-13
    New Braunfels
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    Events

    "Texas Governors and Their Times, 1846-1946"

    This exhibit showcases materials from the State Archives documenting the official work and daily business of the state’s chief executive spanning 100 years. Can't visit in person? It's available to explore online.
    Sept. 19, 2022-May 15, 2023. Free.
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  • Community

    Events

    2022 Austin Health Equity Rally

    Student organizers with Partners in Health Engage at UT Austin will protest in front of the Texas state Capitol to spread awareness of disparities in healthcare and the necessary political action to combat these inequities.
    Sat., Nov. 5, 2-4pm. Free.

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