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  • Austin Greek Festival

    Experience the spirit of Greece with delectable Greek food and drink, dancing, live entertainment from Greece, shopping, and more at this fun, family-friendly event. Opa!
    May 24-26  
    Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
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    Austin Powwow & American Indian Heritage Festival

    A fun and family-friendly day of Native American culture and heritage, with dancers from across the country, a market, food court, and more. This year it's back in the Luedecke Arena, with plenty of seating and space to dance.
    Sat., Nov. 18, 9am-9pm. $7-10; kids, free.  
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      Austin Studio Tour

      Yes, the annual event returns in full force from our friends at Big Medium! The Austin Studio Tour is a free, self-guided celebration of visual art, offering deep looks inside the working areas and showrooms of Austin-based artists and creative collaboratives, three weekends of special exhibitions and installations and craft demonstrations and, well, you know there's likely to be all manner of afterparties rocking the town north, south, east, and west, besides.: Painting. Sculpture. Woodworking. Murals. Glasswork. Metalcraft. Collage. New-media manifestations in all manner of innovative flex. So much art in so many forms, brought into being by a diversity of creative, mark-making, culture-sparking humans. Here, in your city, just waiting to fill your senses with wonder.
      Through Nov. 19. Sat.-Sun., noon-6pm. Free.  
      All over the city
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      Blue Genie Art Bazaar

      Austin's fave shopping destination for the holidays is the place to find unique jewelry, art, home goods, and gifts with oodles of Austin flair.
      Nov. 17-Dec. 24. Free entry.  
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      Theatre

      A Christmas Carol

      Zach Theatre’s adaptation of the Dickens classic is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras. "Celebrate the season with the loving Cratchit family and three soulful ghosts as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a joyride to rediscover his heart and love for human kindness."
      Through Dec. 31. $25 and up.  
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      Classical Music

      ASO: Beethoven y Amigos

      The Austin Symphony Orchestra, Peter Bay conducting, presents a Beethoven-forward evening, yes, but also features virtuosa trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden, as she breathes life into Clarice Assad's "Bohemian Queen."
      Sat., Nov. 18, 8pm. $29 and up.  
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      Austin Women in Jazz Festival w/ Jazz in Pink, Grace Kelly, Pamela Hart

      From “Autumn in New York” to Wayne Shorter’s (R.I.P.) “Fall,” the Women in Jazz Association’s cozy evening at the velvet-wrapped Cactus Cafe last weekend set the season. The concert kicked off a big November with the group’s first-ever Austin Women in Jazz Festival, continuing this Saturday at Millennium – including soul-and-R&B-infused Jazz in Pink, singer/saxophonist Grace Kelly, and nonprofit founder Pamela Hart. Tickets start at $40. An ensemble of women players among the org, which has been wrangling local lineups since 1994, precedes at the Elephant Room on Friday for $7 admission.
      Sat., Nov. 18, 6:30pm  
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      Theatre

      Barrio Daze

      The Latino Comedy Project's jefe grande, Adrian Villegas, brings back his dynamite one-man show – a note-perfect performance set against the spectacle of a tumultuous national election, a sprawling and irreverent tour through a single day in the barrio.
      Through Nov. 18. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $23.  
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      Classical Music

      Beerthoven: Carna-Fall

      Take a musical trip down to Brazil and Argentina for this concert celebrating tango and the spirit of passion, heartbreak, and nostalgia that's infused into its insatiable rhythm, including tango classics such as El Choclo by Ángel Villoldo, Odeon by Ernesto Nazareth, selections by Astor Piazzolla, and more – featuring the violin and cello pairing of Duo-B: Hirono and Philip Borter. Bonus: Snacks and drinks by Easy Tiger and Lazarus Brewing.
      Nov. 17-19. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $10-30.  
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      Burna Boy

      A decade after breaking out with L.I.F.E., Burna Boy has established himself as the ultimate megastar of not only the Afrobeat genre, but of African music as a whole. Four Grammy nominations, including Best Melodic Rap Performance for a track with 21 Savage, reconfirmed that status last week. The physically chiseled, deep-voiced grandson of journalist and original Fela Kuti manager Benson Idonije has also collab’d with Ed Sheeran, Khalid, Justin Bieber, and most effectively, UK rapper Dave. Footage from his current I Told Them tour sees Burna commanding stadiums with a 10-piece band, plus backup dancers.
      Sat., Nov. 18, 7:30pm  
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      Cranksgiving ATX

      Ride Bikes Austin celebrates the 10th anniversary of its scavenger hunt that puts the fun back in fundraising. Bikers/rollers will work to find the most efficient routes to buy items for the Central Texas Food Bank and complete photo challenges, receiving raffle tickets for prizes. Raffle tickets are also available to purchase, with proceeds going to the food bank.
      Sat., Nov. 18, 1:15pm  
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      Visual Arts

      Creek Show

      Since 2014, Waterloo Greenway has commissioned site-specific work by Austin-based artists, architects, designers, and landscapers to (literally) illuminate the night and explore different themes related to Waller Creek. Creek Show 2023 will feature free activities each evening, including live music, food and beverages, and family-friendly fun among the six new light-based, eye-dazzling installations.
      Nov. 11-18. Nightly, 6-10pm. Free.
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Drunken Master (1978)

      World Cinema Classics: An early collaboration between the director and star showcases Chan's incredible athletic and physical comedy skills.
      Sat., Nov. 18, 4:45pm  
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      Special Screenings

      Ethereal Horror Fest

      It's the fourth year for the horror film festival, which has plenty of excitement for genre fans: over 50 horror shorts and features, an interview lounge hosted by Aaron Sagers (Netflix's 28 Days Haunted) and sponsored by pop culture mag Den of Geek, a VIP industry mixer and panel hosted by Women in Film & Television Austin, a haunted show & tell, live seance, burlesque dancers, guests from Bat City Scaregrounds, and more.
      Nov. 17-18. Fri., 5pm-1am; Sat., 9am-1am. $25-165.  
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      Dance

      From Inferno to Americana

      This is an evening of dance premiering two new choreographic works by Ty Graynor, Inferno and Americana at one of Austin's finest homes of creative kinesis, First Street Studio Theatre.
      Fri.-Sun., Nov. 17-19, 8pm. $35.  
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      Visual Arts

      Greenhouse: Listen, Repeat

      Here's the opening exhibition for a new alternative art space that emphasizes "visual art, fashion, community, and collaboration."
      Sat., Nov. 18, 6pm
      Greenhouse, 906 Koerner
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      Special Screenings

      Hanksgiving

      Master Pancake: The tradition returns for the first time since 2019, with the comics of MP lovingly roasting the filmography of Hollywood's top everyman, plus trivia, a giant keyboard to live out your Big fantasies, and more. Almost sold out!
      Sat., Nov. 18, 5:30pm  
    • Music

      Julia Govor, Carter Landon

      I’ll lose it if one more misguided brownnoser says they can’t find great women DJs or producers. Exhibit A: For the banging techno crowd, Russia-born producer Julia Govor may have snuck under the radar, until first tracks placed on labels like Visionquest, Get Physical, and Superfreq put the former MTV Russia host at the top of the pile. She quickly stripped down to the sparsest textures and boosted BPM for high-energy DJ sets. Equally entranced by melodic badlands as abundant technoland layers of shakes, scratches, and ticks, she now releases on her own JUJUKA label. TLDR: dark, fast.
      Sat., Nov. 18, 11:30pm  
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      Mighty Texas Dog Walk & Expo

      The Doggiest Day in Austin features scenic walks, a "sniffari," the world's largest dog bowl, a costume contest, and tons more furry fun to benefit Service Dogs Inc. It's being called "Disneyland for Dogs," so don't let Rover miss out!
      Sat., Nov. 18, 9am-1pm
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      Theatre

      Moments: Songs of Giving Thanks

      City Theatre Austin presents a one-weekend musical performance that gives thanks to the legendary composers, singers, and artists that have touched our lives, featuring the unforgettable songs of Jerry Herman, Burt Bacharach, Kander and Ebb, Stephen Schwartz, Christine McVie, Marvin Hamlisch, Olivia Newton-John, and Jason Robert Brown, with musical direction by Jeffrey Jones-Ragona.
      Nov. 16-19. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-18.  
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      PollinatorPalooza

      Join the ardent arborealists of TreeGarden for their Austin Studio Tour spectacular, featuring art and live demos by 42 local makers, the Pollinator Creation Station, a Save Our Species ArtVenture trail, a community rhythm circle, live music, food, drinks, and more.
      Sat-Sun., Nov. 18-19, noon-6pm. Free.  
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      Sports

      Texas Stars

      Vs. Grand Rapids Griffins.
      Fri.-Sat., Nov. 17-18, 7pm  
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      Food Events

      Thanksgiving at Nido

      Nido, the excellent rooftop restaurant in The Loren at Lady Bird Lake, offers a family-style Thanksgiving meal that includes chestnut soup, Brussels sprouts, roasted turkey, Parker House rolls, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, – and pumpkin panna cotta to finish.
      Thu., Nov. 23, noon-7pm. $89.  
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      Theatre

      The Book of Mormon

      This outrageous musical comedy by South Park's Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone follows the adventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. But you knew that already, right, brothers and sisters? Getcher tickets while you can!
      Nov. 14-19. Tue.-Thu., 7:30pm; Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 6:30pm. $40 and up.  
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      A Christmas Affair: Cosmic Holiday

      Kick off the holiday season with the Junior League of Austin's annual market benefiting the group's signature programs and nonprofit partners. Shop from over 200 vendors, get holiday photos, and enjoy entertainment and special children's parties.
      Nov. 15-19
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      Food Events

      Aba: Mediterranean Thanksgiving

      Aba offers traditional favorites with a Mediterranean twist, with packages made for two to share and including both classic and pumpkin hummus, Greek village salad, truffled baked orzo, beef tenderloin kebab, and crispy chicken thigh – and sticky date cake for dessert. All food comes refrigerated with reheat instructions. Order by Nov. 20 for pickup on Nov. 22.
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Addams Family Values (1993)

      It’s a holiday treat for anyone who can appreciate its darkly comic takedown of Thanksgiving traditions.
      Sat., Nov. 18, 7pm  
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      Civic Events

      Affordable Care Act Help

      Now's the time to sign up for Affordable Care Act health coverage! Open enrollment runs through Jan. 15, 2024, and the city has gathered a ton of helpful resources to help you sort out options. Go online to learn more or call 800/318-2596.
      Through Jan. 15, 2024  
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    • Music

      Alex Coke

      Sat., Nov. 18, 5:30pm
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      AlFrescos

      Sat., Nov. 18, 6pm

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