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    Dance

    Of Mice & Music: A Jazz Tap Nutcracker

    Here comes Tapestry Dance Company’s unique and highly popular take on the holiday classic, with live jazz music and a swinging sound, featuring an original score performed by Austin musicians. And, of course, some of the world’s best tap dancers.
    Through Dec. 23. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $39 and up.  
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    Books

    Austin Books: Christmas Party

    Comics! Gaming! Custom vinyl figurines! Guzu Gallery! Outlaw Moon! The Satellite Shop! Yes, there'll be sales and specials in all four stores all day long, here at the Center of Austin Fandom, with free cocoa and candy canes and the return of that much-loved Prize Tent. It's almost Pikamas, citizen – now's the time to splurge on that one vintage Marvel title that features the first appearance of [redacted].
    Sat., Dec. 22, 10am-7pm
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    Comedy

    Eddie B: Teachers Only

    Eddie B says what teachers everywhere are thinking but couldn’t quite say out loud until now. It's an "uncensored, raw, and hysterically realistic portrayal of a teacher’s hectic life – from the point of view of an actual teacher."
    Sat., Dec. 22, 8pm. $35-65.  
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    Visual Arts

    Gallery Lucid: Mindscapes

    Elliot Rogers' first solo show offers "hypnotic spaces and surreal mindscapes which reflect his inner meditative visions and explore the connection between the self and the alien other." It's all trippy AF, in other words – and the closing party will be awash with live music and fancy libations.
    Closing reception: Sat., Jan. 5, 6pm
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    Visual Arts

    Generative Art Project: Thoughts In Action

    This bastion of the aesthetically brilliant possibilities of generative technology presents two new videos, a video slideshow, and five related prints by Alba Corral of Barcelona, Spain. Listen: "The notion that digital imagery is easy to make or merely a gimmick driven by software is wrong. The truth is generative artists, like those working in other media, must invent everything you see. The difference is their marks move through time, which adds to the complexity of their process." Corral’s style elegantly demonstrates her creativity in action. And Brenner tells you more about this new gallery right here.
    Through Dec. 30
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    Visual Arts

    Guzu Gallery: Binge

    That Vince Torres and his astonishing cohort of creatives have garnered more graphic goodness for those Guzu walls, with 26 artists paying tribute to shows from the small screen, with stylish renditions of characters and settings from television’s past and present. Featuring homages by Chet Phillips, Tessa Morrison, Killian Glenn, Half-Human, Nina Sanchez, and more. Where's your fandom at, baby? It's probably right here, right now.
    Through Jan. 7
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    Theatre

    The Santaland Diaries

    Does it return? Of course it returns – this show is more evergreen than a forest of Christmas trees. David Sedaris' outlandish tale of a (oh, shall we say disgruntled) Macy’s elf jingles to life again in this latest incarnation, with that costumed Crumpet waxing snarktastic on the talent it takes to juggle tinsel, tearful tots, and not-so-sober Santas during what's hailed as the most wonderful time of the year. J. Robert Moore – the bright star of Zach's one-man show Buyer and Cellar a couple years ago – plays Crumpet, and Nat Miller directs, so we reckon this year's holiday-skewering is doubleplusgood to go. But does our reviewer think so, too?
    Through Dec. 30. Wed.-Thu., 7:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 6:30 & 9pm. $40 and up.  
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    Austin Public

    Committed to freedom of speech and expression, Austin Public is a nonexclusive and content-neutral media studio that offers low- and no-cost training, equipment, facilities, and cablecasting services to all Austinites. It is managed by the Austin Film Society under contract from the city of Austin, and operates cable channels 10, 11, and 16, and live streams. New training classes are ongoing; see website for calendar.

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