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  • UTNT (UT New Theatre) Festival

    UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Now celebrating its 17th season, this showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many plays continuing on to be professionally produced across the country.
    Feb. 29-Mar. 3  
    UT Theatre and Dance
  • Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come

    Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come is a new video art installation by internationally recognized artists Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler. Opening night festivities include a viewing of the installation alongside a free live performance of the musical score composed by Alex Weston.
    Sat. Mar. 2, 7pm  
    Moody Amphitheater
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    The Mutt-Cracker (Sweet!)

    Circus Chickendog brings a talented crew of canines (Mouse, Moose, Coyote, Squirrel, and Skeeter) and circus artists to the Vortex for an incredible show, with rescue dogs doing their thing, Darren Peterson's masterful juggling and unicycling, acrobats Balyssa Ball and James Kent bending and flipping, and an original score that samples Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite. Directed by Melissa Vogt. Note: No shows on Dec. 24-26. See website for detailed schedule.
    Through Jan. 5. Sun., 4:30pm; Mon.-Wed., 4:30 & 6:30pm; Thu., 4:30pm. $15-37.  
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    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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    A Christmas Carol

    [NOTE: CANCELED DUE TO COVID] 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," as directed by Dave "Hardworkin'" Steakley. Which is all well and good, but we're happiest because Austin's own Marc Pouhé plays that Ebenezer Scrooge. [NOTE: CANCELED DUE TO COVID]
    Through Dec. 31. Times vary. $25.  
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    Ballet Austin: Classes

    Learn your way to physical grace with a dance class at Ballet Austin. There are so many varieties to choose among – ballet, barre, contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, cardio dance fitness, Pilates, and more – and all taught by professional instructors. See website for details.
    $3-7 per class.
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    Cloud Tree: The Unkept

    The magical Adam Young returns to Cloud Tree with his moving and spiritual renderings on wood panel – accompanied by the works of folk artist Mike Parsons and a rare showing of paintings and collage by the legendary Satch Grimley.
    Through Dec. 31
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    Davis Gallery: Homecoming

    This group exhibit showcases the depth and variety of work by the Davis Gallery family of artists: 34 Central Texas-based creators who celebrate the now and the historical feel of our ever-changing state. Among them: Dana Younger! Felice House! Jan Heaton! Lisa Beaman! Randall Reid! B. Shawn Cox! And more.
    Through Dec. 23
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    Landmarks: Self-Guided Walking Tour

    Use your smartphone to access self-guided tours of the outdoor public art sited by UT's award-winning Landmarks program any time you feel like it. BONUS: There's also a free, docent-led tour starting at Marc Quinn's "Spiral of the Galaxy" (1501 Red River) on Sun., Jan. 8, 11am.
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    Martha's Contemporary: Hokey Pokey + What You See Is What You Get

    Here's a two-person exhibition that features painting, installation, videography, and sculpture by Moll Brau and Wes Thompson. It's a deep dive into a pool of loneliness, triumph, and rebirth. It's a forest of mazes where fireflies provide the light. It's a show of creations from a pair of terrific, hardworking local artists and you don't want to miss it.
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    Modern Rocks Gallery: David Bowie: Starman

    This is a collection of rare David Bowie prints spanning the prolific singer’s career. Modern Rocks' Steven Walker curated the exhibition that features many of Bowie’s most iconic shots, including album covers, obtained directly from the photographers themselves – including Terry O’Neill’s “Diamond Dogs” album cover shoot, Justin De Villeneuve’s “Pin-Ups” album cover with British model Twiggy, Brian Duffy’s “Aladdin Sane” and “Scary Monsters” album cover shoots, and Masayoshi Sukita’s famous session with Bowie for the “Heroes” album cover.
    Through Dec. 23  
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    Second Street District: Holiday Window Walk

    Watch the storefronts of Second Street District businesses transform into decorative holiday scenes during the twelfth annual Holiday Window Walk. This year, the District is working with professional Texas artists to create holiday-inspired art installations in the storefront windows of Bonobos, Luxe Apothetique, Sneaker Politics, the Second Street District Office, and more.
    Through Jan 1
    214 Guadalupe
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    Solstice, Sculpture, and Sound

    You are invited to a winter solstice ceremony at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Before the sun sets on the longest night of the year, join artist Alicia Philley for music, candlelight, and blessings at her site-specific installation, The Seeds We Plant.
    Wed., Dec. 21, 3:45-4:45pm
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    The Contemporary Austin: In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and You Were Full of Joy

    Explore the works of eight female artists – Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Adriana Corral, Ellie Ga, Juliana Huxtable, Tala Madani, Danielle Mckinney, Wendy Red Star, and Clare Rojas – in this new exhibition that explores how narrative and storytelling shape our senses of self, community, history, and identity.
    Through Feb. 12
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    The Department of the People + Process

    This interactive art exhibition examines questions of authority and the sovereignty of the human journey; it features works by Moyo Oyelola, an interdisciplinary artist known for his photography and large multimedia installations.
    Through Feb. 25
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    Dance

    The Nutcracker

    Ballet Austin’s 60th annual production of this classic of dance and music features glittering sets, beautiful costumes, and live accompaniment of Tchaikovsky’s score by the Austin Symphony Orchestra.
    Dec. 20-23; Tue.-Wed., 7:30pm; Thu.-Fri., 2pm. $15-125.  
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    Wally Workman Gallery: America Martin

    America Martin, who describes herself as a "painting anthropologist," is a Colombian-American artist based in Los Angeles and a rising star in the contemporary art world, a creator working primarily with paint on canvas and paper to explore the human form and experience.
    Through Dec. 30
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    West Chelsea Contemporary: Concrete to Canvas

    This show is a rare opportunity to see and collect internationally recognized pieces and includes a variety of works from graffiti pioneers like CRASH, Doze Green, Lady Pink, and more.
    Through Dec. 23

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