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    Classical Music

    Austin Symphony Orchestra: Ella and Louis

    Byron Stripling and Carmen Bradford take you on a journey through the most famous duets and solos recorded by two of jazz’s greatest legends: Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Note: Bring your favorite food dish and enjoy this concert in a cabaret-style setting.
    Sat.-Sun., Dec. 29-30, 8pm. $19-75.  
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    Comedy

    Bob Khosravi

    It's beginning to look a lot like the nights after Christmas are gonna be funnier than ever, with Bob "The Storyteller" Khosravi bringing his smart brand of hilarity to the Cap City stage, rocking the lucky crowds like he's done at Austin's Moontower and Portland's Bridgetown and more.
    Dec. 26-29. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri., 7:30 & 10pm; Sat., 7:30pm. $12-23.  
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    Comedy

    Doug Loves Movies

    Of course he does – and Austin loves Doug. Which is why you'd best hurry to make reservations if you want in on the latest Doug Benson engagement with Hollywood product on Saturday afternoon at … can you guess what time this show starts, citizen? CAN YOU GUESS WHAT FUCKING TIME IT STARTS?
    Sat., Dec. 29, 4:20pm. $20.  
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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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    Books

    GennaRose Nethercott: The Lumberjack's Dove

    The author, visiting Austin while touring from Vermont – she's one of those blessed Yankees, as opposed to the damned ones, we'll insist – stops by Malvern to read from her award-winning book about (among other things) a lumberjack who cuts off his hand. The reading's accompanied by a shadow-puppet crankie show, and – bonus! – Typewriter Rodeo's own Sean Petrie.
    Sat., Dec. 29, 7pm
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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

    Holiday At Hogwarts: Tour Finale

    Her Sins Burlesque & Cabaret returns to Austin to end this bestselling tour of its biggest production yet, featuring a spectacular homage to a certain, ah, wizarding school, sure to make your doldrums go all expelliarmus with a griffin-powerful array of burlesquers, comedians, interactive performances, music, drag artists, oversized props, and sideshow acts.
    Sat., Dec. 29, 8pm. $15.  
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    Visual Arts

    Print Austin 2019

    While we've got the space available in our printed year-end listings section, we wanted to alert you to this terrific annual event that happens throughout the city in the latter half of January and the first half of February.

    It's kind of like that whole EAST or WEST celebration of art that goes on – you know? – except that this program is predicated on printmaking in all its many forms and functions.

    Print Austin is spread among galleries and studios all over town (although the soon-to-be-shuttered Flatbed Press is pretty much Ground Zero), and it boasts numerous workshops and parties in addition to the excellent displays, but that last thing is especially why we're giving it this early huzzah: We know that you don't like to miss out on what's best in this city, and Print Austin isn't just an inside-baseball sort of deal for inkstained artisans and their hardcore fans. No, this is also a wealth of highly accessible graphic goodness that's coming up for the regular citizen to enjoy as well, and we'll have more details here for you as this 2019 business gets under way.

    Jan. 15-Feb. 15
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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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    Offscreen

    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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