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Austin Events 2018
September
  • Atlantis: A Puppet Opera

    Ethos and the Vortex present this revival of their theatrical spectacle that reveals a mythic world of warring religious zealots obsessed with world domination and nonrenewable energy. With an original score by Chad Salvata, puppets designed by Ann Marie Gordon and Melissa Vogt, a talented cast working the puppets and giving full voice Anderson Dear's vocal arrangments, and the whole thing is directed by that unstoppable Bonnie Cullum. Note: Puppets, yes, but this ain't a kiddie show. Bonus: ASL-interpreted performance on Sept. 8.
    Through Sept. 29. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
    The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282
  • Blue Lapis Light: Belonging, Part One

    These new (and, we daresay, breathtaking) performances from Austin's premier aerial dance company will feature dancers on the storied Seaholm architecture, aerialists swinging from the stacks, ground-based performers, and digital media focused on the sustainability of our environment.
    Sept. 20-30. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $45-60.  
    Seaholm Power Plant, 214 West Ave., 512/280-6688
  • Guzu Gallery: Boston Hardcore

    That's Boston Terriers, to be specific, as Guzu presents a Terrier Cvlt exhibition of pop-culture creativity celebrating the renowned black-and-white breed, featuring work by artists from all over the country.
    Through Sept. 30
    Guzu Gallery, 5000 N. Lamar, 512/454-4898
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival

    Home to Austin's off-the-grid indie filmmakers. No big stars, no programming films; just pure indie baby.
    Sept. 18-22  
    Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, 1911 Aldrich #120, 512/572-1425
  • Aldrich Street Fair: Have a Ball!

    This nighttime street fair will feature live music from PDA Band, glassblowing demonstrations, cocktails from Tito's Handmade Vodka, a bubble artist, and more.
    Thu., Sept. 20, 7-9pm. Free.  
    1911 Aldrich
  • Confessions of a Mexpatriate

    In Raul Garza's very funny and thought-provoking play, a Mexican-American urban sophisticate who wants to connect with his roots ventures deep into the Mexican interior and, ah, learns a thing or two about himself and the world. Featuring Mical Trejo, as directed by Ken Webster for Hyde Park Theatre. Note: When this excellent show debuted a few years ago, Robert Faires interviewed the playwright right here.
    Thu.-Sat., Sept. 20-Oct. 20, 8pm. $23-27 (pay what you can, Thursdays).  
    Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 512/479-7529
  • Fantastic Fest

    After a controversial year, the celebration of global genre cinema returns. Devoted to horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action, and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world, Fantastic Fest is a film festival like no other.
    Sept. 20-27  
    Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040
  • Whiskies of the World

    We begin to suspect that Fair Market's some kind of whiskey epicenter at this point, as now the venue plays host to this prestigious gathering of connoisseurs, distillers, mixologists, and bona fide whisky-expert celebrities presenting hundreds of different styles from all over the world – Scottish, Irish, American, Texan, Canadian, Indian, Australian, and so on – and with masterclasses available for those who are called to deeper knowledge, and with VIP options including the whole cigar-celebrating side of the culture. Sláinte mhaith!
    Thu., Sept. 20, 6-10pm. $120-145.  
    Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth, 512/494-9093
  • Austin Transportation: PARK(ing) Day

    This annual, worldwide celebration – where folks transform parking spaces into temporary miniature parks – parklets if you will – promotes public engagement and dialogue on the need for public, open spaces in urban areas. Visitors are welcome to stop by and interact with the installations.
    Fri., Sept. 21. Free.  
    512/974-1150
  • Ballet Austin: The Firebird / Dvořák Serenade

    The Firebird is that much-celebrated Stravinsky-scored ballet, here choreographed by Stephen Mills, about an adventuresome prince who falls athwart trouble and seeks the help of a mystical female creature willing to make the ultimate sacrifice so he can find true love. Dvořák Serenade is a contemporary wonder by New York choreographer Lar Lubovich. Both are accompanied live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra.
    Sept. 21-23. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-89.  
    Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/476-9151
  • BGCAA Classic at TopGolf

    Enjoy golf games, small bites, cocktails, music, a luxury raffle, and a silent auction. Individual and group packages are available, with proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area.
    Fri., Sept. 21, 5:30pm. $125 and up.  
    Topgolf, 2700 Esperanza Crossing, 512/444-7199
  • DKR Fund 4th & Goal Gala

    The DKR Fund is a research fund granted solely to Texas-based institutions in efforts to research and learn more about the cause and effects of Alzheimer’s disease. The gala will feature entertainment by stars of the hit TV show Nashville and benefit UT-Austin and UTSW O’Donnell Brain Institute's neurological research.
    Fri., Sept. 21, 8:30-10:30pm. $39-59.  
    ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 512/225-7999
  • House of Torment

    Step into your worst nightmare at this fright farm in North Austin. Known for its high production values and immersive scare tactics, this is one up from watching horror movies all month. New this year is an on-site tavern in case you need some liquid courage in order to face the ghoulies.
    Sept. 21-Nov. 10. $20 and up.  
    House of Torment, 2632 Ridgepoint Dr.
  • Kidz Bop Live

    Four kiddos perform pop songs in this family-style concert series "sung by kids for kids." Parents are invited to take the stage for a Nineties lip-sync battle.
    Fri., Sept. 21, 7pm. $19-69.
    H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/600-5000
  • Wizard World Comic Con Austin

    This traveling comic con touches down in Austin with celebrity guests and all manner of fun for local fangirls and fanboys. This year’s lineup includes Doctor Who’s David Tennant, Peter Capaldi, and Pearl Mackie, Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), Holly Marie Combs (Charmed), Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Danny Trejo (Machete), and Kevin Sorbo (Hercules).
    Fri.-Sun., Sept. 21-23. $40-80.  
    Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000
  • Austin Pets Alive!’s Annual No Kill Anniversary Party

    Celebrate seven years of No Kill to eliminating the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals. Why? Because ATX has become the nation’s largest No Kill City, and APA! (also celebrating their 10th anniversary) wants to party for the more than 60,000 lives they’ve saved so far!
    Sat., Sept. 22, 6-9pm. $75-150.  
    Palm Door on Sixth, 508 E. Sixth
  • FFWD Austin: The Difference Engine

    Listen: "At the core of this year’s event is a performance of Graham Reynolds’ groundbreaking work, The Difference Engine, in collaboration with Austin’s own Density 512 and Boston-based HUB New Music." Holy St. Babbage, yes! But also, the prodigious talents of One Ounce Opera giving voice to Ada Lovelace via composer Kenneth Froehlich‘s Finite Differences and reprising their premiere of the eerie DOOR. And, revealed between those magnificent sets, (UN)ROOTED by Corps Multiple. Sorry, rest of the world, this complex and compelling flourish of brilliance isn't happening anywhere else but right here, courtesy of Fast Forward Austin – and it's free!
    Sat., Sept. 22, 7-11pm. Free.  
    4th Tap Brewing Cooperative, 10615 Metric, 512/904-9817
  • Mamma Jamma Ride

    A variety of routes and skill levels await your pedaling, all to help folks dealing with breast cancer.
    Sat., Sept. 22, 9am. $35-50.  
    Martindale
  • Pecan Street Festival: Fall

    This biannual street festival of arts & crafts vendors and live music knows how to party. Try an art class, or just park yourself in front of one of the stages with some handheld food and enjoy a performance. Don't worry about bringing the kids, they'll be busy getting their faces painted, staring rapt at one of the traveling street magicians, or petting zoo animals.
    Sat.-Sun., Sept. 22-23
    Sixth Street, from Brazos to I-35
  • The Inflatable Run

    This unique mile-long course is built entirely of kid-friendly, colorful, inflatable obstacles to duck under, bounce off, climb through, and slide down, which racers can run three times, for a total of 5K. There's also live music, food trucks, carnival games, face-painting, magic shows, and a costume contest. The event benefits Just Care More.
    Sat., Sept. 22, 8am. $10 for adults; free for youth under 12.
    Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 760/914-0824
  • The Jesus Lizard, Suckling

    Strange times: Trump’s president, billionaires are launching cars into space, and Jesus Lizard wild man David Yow tossed the opening pitch at a Dodgers game – fast, high, and outside. Some 31 years after the Chicago-by-way-of-Austin quartet started, their physical approach remains similar. Bassist David Wm. Sims says Yow isn’t expected to do anything unsafe despite occasional stage diving, but he himself suffered a meniscus tear during the band’s December dates.

    A recent viewing of Jim Jarmusch’s Stooges doc Gimme Danger added insult to injury.

    “In the interview, Iggy was sitting on his foot, with his leg tucked completely under him, which I completely cannot do anymore,” laments Sims.

    Battle scars aside, he, Yow, guitarist Duane Denison, and drummer Mac McNeilly still conjure the highly distilled essence of blistering touchstones like 1991’s Goat and 1992’s Liar when they occasionally reunite. Given the austere conditions under which the Steve Albini-produced albums were recorded, there’s no trickery other than nailing it down.

    “We just wrote the songs as we wanted to play them in clubs in front of people, and then we went and recorded them that way,” Sims says. “We didn’t really have the wiggle room to get fancy with that process.”

    Sat., Sept. 22, 8pm
    ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 512/225-7999
  • Austin Museum Day

    Museums and other cultural institutions around the city will be offering free admission and special programs in celebration of the 21th year of this annual event.
    Sun., Sept. 23, all day long
  • Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam

    In its 10th (and final) year, this event brings an all-star lineup of musicians, professional athletes, and celebrities together to benefit the Miracle League at Town and Country, which helps children with mental and physical disabilities play baseball.
    Sun., Sept. 23, noon-8:30pm. $25.  
    Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/255-2255
  • Brides March

    A protest in memory of Gladys Ricart, who was killed by her ex-partner on her wedding day on Sept. 26, 1999. Ricart is one of thousands of women killed by intimate partner violence. March in solidarity to end domestic violence. Organized by Black Lives Matter.
    Wed., Sept. 26, 6-8pm  
    Pecan Springs Park, 3100 Rogge Ln.
  • Texas Tribune Festival

    Hosted by the Texas Tribune, the festival offers a chance to help community activists and leaders learn more about State as well as National issue in a civil setting.
    Thu.-Sat., Sept. 27-29  
  • Cloud Tree Gallery: Ground Light Sound

    You want to scare yourself with how good some of the artists in this city are? You want to experience a show of diverse work and feel lucky to share a bit of geography with people who can render such depth and arresting beauty into the material and acoustic world? Then you'll want to witness this new exhibition, in which Cloud Tree's Brian David Johnson has collaborated with six different artists – ceramicists Ryan McKerley and Alejandra Almuelle, lighting designers Mark Figueredo and Adele Hauser, and musicians Chris Cogburn and Lisa Cameron – to produce a tripartite display of brilliance you won't soon forget.
    Reception: Fri., Sept. 28, 7-10pm  
    Cloud Tree, 3411 E. Fifth
  • 2018 Unite the Fight Gala

    The Equality Alliance – that queer org that raises cash for other queer orgs – is strapping on their party hats to excite and entertain whilst raising dough for Equality Texas, the Kind Clinic, Transgender Education Network of Texas, Austin LGBT(Q) Chamber of Commerce, and Out Youth. Six baby queens and their mamas will wow, as will the plated dinner we're sure.
    Sat., Sept. 29, 6:30-11:30pm. $125-175.  
    Hilton Hotel Downtown, 500 E. Fourth, 512/482-8000
  • Gender Unbound Fest 2018

    The multidisciplinary arts festival, spotlighting works by trans and intersex creators, returns for year three, and this time it's double the fun, double the days! Featured poetry from Alok Vaid-Menon, Davy LeJones, Dee Dee Watters, and Siri Gurudev. For more on this year's fest, see our most recent coverage.
    Sat.-Sun., Sept., 29-30
    Blue Genie’s Big Top Space, 6100 Airport Blvd.
  • Grappling for Good

    Tap Cancer Out is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu-based nonprofit raising awareness and funds for cancer-fighting organizations. This all-ages tournament raises money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a national childhood cancer nonprofit.
    Sat., Sept. 29, 10am  
    Round Rock Sports Center, 2400 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock
  • NAMI Walk Austin

    Meet at Riverside and South First for this 5K walk raising awareness for mental health issues.
    Sat., Sept. 29, 7:30am. Free.
    512/420-9810
  • Sweet Eats Fruit Farm Fall Festival

    Located east of Georgetown on the banks of the San Gabriel river shaded by pecan trees, Sweet Eats Farm is a peach orchard that offers activities for the whole family to enjoy. This fall, Sweet Eats will be hosting a fall festival featuring classics like hay rides, face painting, and a pumpkin patch.
    Sat.-Sun., Sept. 29-Oct. 7, 9am-6pm
    Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, 14400 E. State Highway 29, Georgetown, 512/766-3276
  • Texas Craft Brewers Festival

    If you kind of suspected that this is the state’s largest beer event focused exclusively on Texas-produced craft beer, well, congratulate your intuition: You're right! An almost overwhelming variety of seasonal, special, rare, and one-off beers will be available to slake your thirst and delight your palate – and so many experts and company reps and fellow aficionados will be on hand to talk shop that you might not even care (oh, but you should) that the live music at this celebration of ol' John Barleycorn will be positively rockin'.
    Sat., Sept. 29, 2-6:30pm. $15-120.  
    Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318
  • Turn Out for Texas: Beto Rally With Willie Nelson

    Talk about a (political) party. Join Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke along with music by Willie, Joe Ely, Tameca Jones, Carrie Rodriguez and more.
    Sat., Sept. 29, 8-11pm  
    Auditorium Shores, 920 W. Riverside
  • World Rallycross USA

    A weekend of high-powered racing and music, headlined by Ludacris.
    Sat.-Sun., Sept. 29-30  
    Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., 512/301-6600
October
November
  • Settlement Home Charity Garage Sale

    New and used goods of all types will be available, and the money goes to help break the cycle of abuse in families.
    Thu.-Sun., Nov. 1-4
    Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.
  • Mr. Austin Gear 2018

    Those naughty Austin Gears are bringing back their v hot Mr. Austin Gear 2018 Contest covering all things fetish from Rubber, Uniform, Sports, Leather, Fetish, Pup, and Gear. Meet and greet Friday; catch the contest Saturday (8pm), and celebrate Sunday afternoon with a special Victory beer bust.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov.2-4  
    The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth, 512/482-8993
  • Wurstfest

    Texas’ most famous sausage festival celebrates the area’s German heritage with food, craft beers, music, and family fun over 10 days.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-11
    New Braunfels, 830/625-9167
  • AIDS Walk Austin 2018

    Lace up those kicks cuz Austin's 31st annual AIDS Walk is putting literal sneakers on the ground to walk towards zero new HIV transmissions in Austin and Travis County. Your support helps raise much needed funds, and this year AIDS Services of Austin has partnered with SFC Farmers' Market to make the mood even merrier. For more on the Walk and last year's 30th anniversary see "AIDS Walk Austin 2017."
    Sat., Nov. 3, 9am-1pm  
    Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe, 512/381-1147
  • Austin Celtic Festival

    Put on your plaid and spend a weekend surrounded by the music, dance, history, and food of Ireland and Scotland. The whole shebang is highlighted by the Highland Games where large, unwieldy objects are thrown.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 3-4, noon-7:30pm
    Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr.
  • Austin Powwow & American Indian Heritage Festival

    Kick off Native American Heritage Month with the largest single day American Indian Powwow in the country. Traditionally clad dancers compete in numerous categories along with popular Native American drummers and singers. Storytellers and craft tables await visitors outside.
    Sat., Nov. 3, 9am-9pm. $5-7 (free, kids).
  • Bigfoot Trail Race

    The course winds through parkland, meadows, and woods. There are three distance options: 5K, 10K, or 30K. Proceeds benefit Back on My Feet, a national organization battling homelessness with employment and housing resources.
    Sat., Nov. 3, 7am. $25-65.  
    Spring Lake Preserve, 201 San Marcos Springs Dr., San Marcos
  • Out Youth's Glitz Gala

    Glam it up, bbs because this night of glitter, glitz, and sparkle helps support queer youth across Central Texas. Good food, good drinks, good cause. So dress to impress.
    Sat., Nov. 3, 7-11pm. $100.  
    Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth, 512/494-9093
  • Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend

    These Texas Monthly people know their 'cue, all right, and here they've set aside a weekend of special events with the best pitmasters and top chefs and the finest goddamn brisket 'n' ribs 'n' such that this Lone Star territory has to offer. (Note: Yes, of course Aaron Franklin is gonna be part of it.) The main gig is at the Long Center, but there's related events going on all 'round Texas. Why, you could plan to partake of both days like a downhome gourmand and never go wrong once, pardner, save for maybe a sauce stain on your new jeans.
    Sat., Nov. 3. $10-125.  
    Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664
  • Austin Jewish Film Festival

    Austin Jewish Film Festival, much like the name implies, specializes in films that examine the Jewish experience, in Israel and beyond.
    Nov. 4-10
    Dell Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart, 512/735-8000
  • AutFest Texas

    This one-day festival, presented by and benefiting the Autism Society of Texas, intends to raise awareness about life with autism through films that portray "a range of ages and abilities, challenges and triumphs, (however big or small), that living with autism can bring."
    Sun., Nov. 4, 4:00. $25.  
    AFS Cinema, 6406 N. I-35 #3100, 512/686-3823
  • GR8 SK8 at Domain NORTHSIDE

    The mall turns into an outdoor glow-in-the-dark roller skating rink with music, prizes & swag, a photobooth, and a special appearance from the Texas Rollergirls. Bring your own skates, or rent a pair for a small donation.
    Sun., Nov. 4, 5-9pm. Free.  
    Domain NORTHSIDE, 11700 Domain Blvd., 512/382-9017
  • Run for the Water: 10-Miler, 5K, and Kids K

    This event is put on by the Gazelle Foundation, a local nonprofit, and supports their goal in creating clean water systems in Africa.
    Sun., Nov. 4, 7-11am  
    Cesar Chavez Street, east of Lamar
  • Austin Polish Film Festival

    Celebrating the work of Polish filmmakers and the extraordinary creativity of Polish film poster artists, as well as an International Shorts Competition.
    Nov. 8-11 & Nov. 18  
    AFS Cinema, 6406 N. I-35 #3100, 512/686-3823
  • Big Reds and Bubbles

    This oenophile fest combines the divine chemistry from some of the world’s finest winemakers with cuisine by notable Austin chefs, just as it's done for 16 successful and full-bodied years. Recent vintage and non-vintage champagnes, a wide range of reds, live music, and those aforementioned gourmet-level noms – yes, citizen, this high-end hullaballoo is a grapemongers' paradise to which you (for a fee) are heartily invited.
    Fri., Nov. 9, 6-9:30pm. $150 and up.  
    Brazos Hall, 204 E. Fourth, 512/380-1675
  • East Austin Studio Tour

    This Big Medium-organized spectacle of creative goodness, with hundreds of private studios and galleries opening their doors all across the sunrise side of our busy city, for your pretty-much-nonstop opps for shopping, shmoozing, interactive presentations, workshops, parties, and afterparties into the wee hours of each night. Discover new artists. Rekindle old relationships. Check the EAST website for a vast panoply of details and go ahead, citizen: Be a part of the art deep in the slightly arrhythmic heart of Texas.
    Nov. 10-11 & 17-18
    512/939-6665
  • East Austin Studio Tour

    Here's the biggest visual-arts event of the year, this Big Medium-organized spectacle of creative goodness, with hundreds of private studios and galleries opening their doors all across the sunrise side of our busy city, for your pretty-much-nonstop opps for shopping, shmoozing, interactive presentations, workshops, parties, and afterparties into the wee hours of each night. Discover new artists. Rekindle old relationships. Get to actually know the city in which you live! Check the EAST website for a vast panoply of details, note that your Austin Chronicle will have more coverage online and in print as the event draws nigh, and go ahead, citizen: prepare to be a part of the art deep in the slightly arrhythmic heart of Texas.
    Nov. 10-18. Sat.-Sun., 11am-6pm
  • Austin Mac & Cheese Festival

    Talk about a perfect mash-up of comfort food and haute cuisine! This celebration of the childhood/dormroom staple takes that familiar cheese-covered-pasta goodness to the highest level possible without giving the noodles a hit off Willie's Own Bong. Not only a local phenomenon, this event is the start of the national Mac & Cheese Festival tour, with chefs from Portland, Seattle, Dallas, San Francisco, Denver, Philadelphia, and more joining with ATX locals in serving you up bowl after tasty bowl of what certain Kraft executives must have wet dreams about. Note: Tickets go on sale Sept. 1.
    Sun., Nov. 11, 11am-5pm. $45-90.  
    Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, 6020-B Dillard, 866/552-2433
  • 2018 Austin International Drag Festival

    Plunge head-first into the center of drag universe with the return of this gender-bent fest! Four full days of drag: from makeup tutorials and panels to jaw-dropping performances. Events take place all over town in the evenings, but during the day get to the Drag Village at the Holiday Inn on Middle Fiskville Road.
    Thu.-Sun., Nov. 15-18. $45–425.  
    Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville, 512/451-5757
  • Saturnalia Music and Arts Fest

    This small (and not too pricey) outdoor music fest is curated and organized by musicians and artists. The cream of the crop from the local psychedelic scene will be on hand to alter your reality: Holy Wave, Hidden Ritual, the Sun Machine, ST 37, and more.
    Fri., Nov. 16
    Webberville Baptist Church, 1405 Webberville Rd., 512/926-5572
  • Black Lips, Iceage, Surfbort

    Stacked triple bill topped by garage rockers Black Lips from Atlanta who never fail to entertain. Matador Records' Iceage supply the post-punk from Copenhagen with Surfbort featuring ex-members of the Motards and Fuck Emos opening.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 8pm
    Mohawk, 912 Red River, 512/666-0877
  • Zero Waste Block Leader Orientation

    Learn what it takes to be a Zero Waste Block Leader and help Austin Resource Recovery achieve the city's zero waste goals.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 1-3pm  
    North Village Branch Library, 2505 Steck, 512/974-9960
  • ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

    This turkey-day tradition offers participants the option of a timed or untimed 5-mile run, 1-mile walk and a kids’ K. If the running doesn't tire out the kiddos, there will be activities and games. Proceeds will benefit Caritas of Austin.
    Thu., Nov. 22, 8:15am. $8-40.
    Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664
  • Austin Oddities & Curiosities Expo

    Trying to keep things weird, you say? Here's a one-stop shop for taxidermy, jewelry made of animal bones and insects, kooky artwork, vintage items, and much more.
    Sat., Nov. 24, 10am-5pm. $10; kids 12 and under, free.  
    Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.
  • Blue Genie Art Bazaar

    Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? Thousands of original works from more than 200 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums.
    Daily Nov. 24-Dec. 24, 10am-10pm (tentative). Free.
    Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport
  • Children Giving to Children Parade

    Don't get distracted by Santa or his entourage of floats, marching bands, live music, and inflatables and forget to bring a toy to donate to Operation Blue Santa. Get a good spot along the parade route down Congress from the Capitol to Cesar Chavez.
    Sat., Nov. 24, 11am. Free.
    512/426-8232
December

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