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for Wed., Nov. 30
  • 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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  • Music

    Melissa Carper (performance & record signing)

    Melissa Carper’s musical sensibilities span every inch of a boot-scuffed dance floor, from Western swing and tears-in-your-beer country to blues-touched balladry and occasional R&B finishes. Ramblin’ Soul, her fourth release unveiled November 18, comfortably and neatly encompasses that range, rolling a sampler of Americana styles into a polished record that sounds wholly her own. Picking up where 2021’s Daddy’s Country Gold left off, the new collection showcases a broader and bolder sound for the specialist in upright bass, which serves as the record’s heartbeat.: If Daddy’s Country Gold firmly established Carper as a solo artist outside of the Carper Family, Ramblin’ Soul is a firm underline. The Nashville heavy-hitters of her past LP are back, as Andrija Tokic and Dennis Crouch co-produced the new record; and a who’s who of Nashville musicians fill out the compositions: Chris Scruggs, Lloyd Green, Billy Contreras, and Jeff Taylor. Despite her wallflower tendencies, Carper’s effortless, genre-bending, and commanding-if-ethereal soprano – which earned her the nickname HillBillie Holiday – is the real star of the show.: Despite her ongoing ties to Music City, Carper returned to Austin, or just outside of it, in fall 2020 after a six-year break. We reap the benefits: A few days after she performs and signs Ramblin’ Soul records at Waterloo, starting at 5pm, she’ll take the stage at Stateside at Paramount next Friday, December 2.
    Wed., Nov. 30, 5pm
    • Music

      Alex Coke/Carl Michel Sextet

      ATX jazz royalty Alex Coke (sax/flute) and Creative Opportunity Orchestra co-founder Carl Michel (guitar) both field decades of experience in and outside our town. With concert harpist Elaine Barber and steel guitar maverick Bob Hoffnar in their sextet’s lineup, the duo push the boundaries of jazz sound into new territory, equally informed by folk and classical music as free bop and swing (see last year’s The Emissary). With new album Emergence imminent, the band hits KMFA’s beautiful Draylen Mason Studio to videograph new songs and arrangements of classics by John Coltrane, Paul Motian, and Valentin Silvestrov for a future project.
      Wed., Nov. 30, 7:30pm  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Driskill x Desert Door: The Great Texas Dinner

      The Driskill's executive chef Mark Dayanandan is curating a special menu of seasonal Texas fare with Desert Door sotol cocktail pairings. This one-night-only, four-course, prix fixe dinner will showcase locally sourced seasonal game and produce – from Texas-farmed antelope and Hill Country Iberico pig to Gulf redfish – beneath the trompe l'oeil dome of the Driskill ballroom. Yes, the food will be magnificent. And if you're a Texan who hasn't yet tried sotol? Oh, honey, are you in for a treat!
      Wed., Nov. 30, 6:30pm. $95.  
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      Divina: Noche Drag Latinx

      Hostess Tatiana Cholula and special guests serve an evening of Latinx queerness.
      Every other Wednesday, 9-11pm  
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