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for Fri., Dec. 16
  • A Christmas Carol

    Austin’s hottest holiday tradition returns with new music and surprises to ring in the season. ZACH’s adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres.
    Nov. 17 - Dec. 31  
    ZACH Theatre
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    Peter Grosz

    This guy? He plays himself on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and he was the driver in those Sonic commercials – but only for 18 years, so you might not have seen them.
    Fri., Dec. 16, 10pm. $20.
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    All Is Calm

    This musical drama, scripted by Peter Rothstein, relives a poignant moment in history when Allied and German forces laid down their arms to celebrate the Christmas holiday together during the first World War in 1914. Directed by Dave Anderson for Trinity Street Players.
    Dec. 14-18. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2 & 7:30pm
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    Visual Arts

    Austin Art Garage: Holiday Happy Hour

    Best Bet: Escape those madding mundane crowds and celebrate the holiday season at this powerhouse of creativity on South Lamar. Mingle with local artists and shop the bright venue's curated selection of original artwork and prints (all under $100) while sampling delicious beverages from Field Trip Spirits.
    Fri., Dec. 16, 6-8pm
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    La Pastorela

    This year’s interactive production of La Pastorela – in which audiences will have a chance to participate in a dance, song, spoken word performance, or to create a work of visual art – will be unlike any you've seen before.
    Through Dec. 18. Thu.-Fri., 7pm; Sat., 2 & 7pm; Sun., 2pm. $20.  
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    Classical Music

    Panoramic Voices: Fas & Las

    Ring in your holiday season right with this family-friendly concert of expertly arranged classics, singalong selections, and a holiday craft market featuring local artists and festive (free!) refreshments.
    Fri., Dec. 16, 6:30pm. $10-25.  
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    The Gulf

    Street Corner Arts presents Audrey Cefaly's Lammy award-winning Southern drama. Natalie Garcia and Kelsey Mazak star, directed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia.
    Through Dec. 17. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $25.  
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    Arts & Culture

    The Shabooming

    Museum of Human Achievement, Terror Pigeon, and Shaboom (Silky Shoemaker, Lex Vaughn, and Paul Soileau) present an adaptation of the novel by Stephen Drag King: The Shabooming. This Yuletide horror features Khattie Q, Angelica Mcauley, Matt Hislope, Adrienne Sneed, Y2K, Thor Harris, Beth Schindler, and Thomas Graves, plus magic by Andie Flores, Jay Roff-Garcia, Tori Reynolds, and more. "Oh Come/ Oh Come/ Sweet Austin Town/ and Hark! The Hotel Herald sings/ of hallways strangely patterned round a tide of blood that's glistening!"
    Dec. 15-17. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7pm. $25-35.  
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    The Watchmaker's Song

    Inspired in part by the original tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by German Romantic-era author E.T.A. Hoffmann, this story centers on Clara, a quiet, kind, thoughtful young woman, in her journey of empowerment and self-discovery. Presented as an immersive theatrical show by Austin's own Ventana Ballet.
    Thu.-Sat., Dec. 15-17, 6:30 & 8:30pm. $40-60.  
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    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
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