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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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  • Music

    A Very Merry Christmas Show w/ Parker Jazz Club House Band & Jennifer Johnson, Ryan Davis Trio

    The Christmas spirit settles in for some hot jazz and cool tunes, as Parker Jazz caps off its month of Yuletide cheer with back-to-back nights. Singer, multi-instrumentalist, and club owner Kris Kimura leads the house band (pianist Ryan Davis, bassist Brian Triesch, drummer Jeremy Bruch, plus guest singer Jennifer Johnson) through dips into the extensive catalog of jazz Christmas standards. Davis pulls double duty, as his trio opens both shows with his take on Vince Guaraldi’s beloved tunes from the classic cartoon A Charlie Brown Christmas. Both shows start at 7:30; Courtney Santana follows with more Xmas cheer on Friday.
    Fri., Dec. 23, 7:30pm
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Beerthoven: Hoppy Holidays

    Beerthoven's annual holiday tradition returns, featuring the Tinsel Singers on the front lawn of the Neill Cochran House Museum for a concert of carols, cocoa, and cold ones. [Note: By "cold ones," they mean beer from Lazarus Brewing.]
    Fri., Dec. 23, 7pm. $25-30 ($10, students).  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Wild Strawberries (1957)

    World Cinema Classics: An old man looks back at his life as he nears death in one of Bergman's most enduring films.
    Fri., Dec. 23, 4:45pm  
  • Community

    Events

    Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

    Austin's homegrown holiday tradition is back with the most new artists the bazaar has ever had, plus live music from local superstars like Kelly Willis and Ray Wylie Hubbard, a mobile honky-tonk, and the ability to shop online.
    Through Dec. 23, 11am-8:30pm  
  • Community

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    Austin Trail of Lights

    Austin's beloved tradition returns for its 58th year, featuring more than 2 million lights illuminating the park, 90 lighted holiday trees, and more than 70 other holiday displays and lighted tunnels.
    Through Dec. 23  
  • Music

    The Point

    Nowadays when someone tells me, “Holy shit, I stumbled upon the coolest band playing last night, they were called…,” the most frequent words to follow are “the Point.” Descriptions of what they saw vary greatly, because the young duo of Jack Montesinos and Joe Roddy are unusually polygamous to genre and instrumentation.: The Point is, at heart, a jazz-fusion combo, but every record opens new lanes. 2020 debut iHOP sounded like bedroom pop made by kids who were first-chair in school band, followed up with a trunk-rattling instrumental homage to Houston hip-hop godhead DJ Screw. New EP Berto’s Banquet – which finds Montesinos (a prodigious upright bassist) playing amped up electric guitar and Roddy (who seems to play every category of instruments) on organ and synth bass – opens with uncaged garage psych, then delves into Andean tropical music, smoky neo-soul, and dub.: The recordings document a recent era in which they’re backed by Italian drummer Alberto Telo, who plays with traditional grip and conjures exquisite accents. His chemistry with the Point has been so game-changing it’s little surprise they named Berto’s Banquet, which arcs with raw, one-take vitality, in his honor.
    Fri., Dec. 23, 8pm
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Tito’s Vodka for Dog People: Distillery Dogs

    This is a 25-piece art collection featuring vibrant artwork created by local and national artists – Judy Paul, John Walker, Joel Ganucheau, Jeff Skele, Hope Perkins, and more – inspired by the many distillery dogs rescued over the years, the paintings now on display at the Long Center.
    Through Dec. 30. Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm
  • Music

    Weed Martyr, Jane Leo, Easy Compadre

    When the world is at its most chaotic and dire, a hero rises, rallying behind a message that resonates for the time and unites people with a clarity of purpose. Here, that hero is Weed Martyr, and that message is “Guillotine Billionaires.” The 2021 danceably doomy blast from the Bright Light Social Hour’s alter ego project rakes out the detritus of the pandemic in a psychedelic jamming haze. Jane Leo, the synth and guitar combination of Jane Ellen Bryant and Daniel Leopold, sets up intoxicatingly dark, rippling new wave pulses from this year’s Big Life EP. Easy Compadre! kicks off.
    Fri., Dec. 23
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