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for Sun., Nov. 5
  • 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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    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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    Classical Music

    Austin Symphonic Band: Grand Structures

    Here's a concert of great music about great works, including compositions by Dmitri Shostakovich, J.S. Bach, and John Philip Sousa – ending with the magnificent "Machu Picchu, City in the Sky," by Satoshi Yagisawa.
    Sun., Nov. 5, 4pm. $12.  
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    Gratitudes with Joy: A Farewell to Austin

    On the 20th anniversary of her father’s death, Austin theater artist and storyteller Joy Cunningham began her gratitude project. The idea was to post stories from her life — often featuring her late parents and brother — in part to practice gratitude, in part to keep alive the stories of those she had lost. Six weeks later, COVID hit. For the next year, almost daily, Joy wrote a gratitude and posted it on Facebook; her hilarious, moving, often astonishing life stories became not just an anchor for her but a lifeline for many hundreds of others. Now, after 38 years, Joy is leaving Austin. Come see her off in her thank-you to Austin and fundraiser for Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks, in which she will read and perform some of her best gratitudes.
    Sun., Nov. 5, 5pm. $20-50.  
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    Ride the Cyclone

    In this hilarious story by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other: the chance to return to life. Directed by Jenny Lavery.
    Through Nov. 5. See website for dates and times. $15-26.  
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    Time Bubbles: Crossing of Realities

    Here's a solo art exhibition by Fort Worth's Ivette Levy, showcasing mixed-media paintings that delve into her personal journey, merging past experiences with present realities.
    Through Jan. 14
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    Travis Heights Art Trail

    This 21st annual event is a two-day interactive art stroll, a walkable tour through the beautiful and historic Travis Heights neighborhood, featuring an array of arts and crafts from more than 35 Austin artists.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 4-5, 11am-5pm. Free.
    Travis Heights Neighborhood
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    Window Dressing XXX: To Suggest a Delay

    Ariel Wood makes objects and structures that evoke plumbing and drainage, here (in the shopfront window of ICOSA, viewable 24/7) exploring the stormwater infrastructure systems known as detention basins.
    Through Nov. 6. Artist reception: Fri., Nov. 3, 7-9pm
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