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    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
    Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport
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    Sports

    Texas Stars

    Vs. Bakersfield: Fri., Dec. 8, 7:30pm. Vs. Ontario:
    Sat., Dec. 9, 7pm; Wed., Dec. 13, 7:30pm. $13-58.  
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    Black Fret Ball

    Find out which local musicians will receive the coveted Black Fret grants with $500K being awarded to date. Nominees include Akina Adderley, Black Pistol Fire, Croy & the Boys, Los Coast, Whiskey Shivers, and many more. Expect performances from many of the nominees. Open to members only, so hop on that website and become one!
    Sat., Dec. 9, 6pm  
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    Cherrywood Art Fair

    Creative weekend fun for everyone? We reckon so, what with more than 88 artists and artisans, live music, dance performances, a photo booth, food vendors, and an area dedicated to interactive family activities.
    Sat.-Sun., Dec. 9-10, 10am-5pm. Free.
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    Houston SaberCats vs. Austin Blacks

    Major League Rugby's Houston SaberCats visit Burr Field to play the Austin Blacks. Food and drink available for purchase.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 2pm. $5.
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    Tammie Brown! Rebecca Havemeyer! Garold & Maudes! A Fundraiser!

    Iron Bear's (and Austin's) beloved bartender Garold Bates is battling prostate cancer and the Bear and Co. are throwing one helluva party to raise money for his treatment. Rebecca Havemeyer hosts guests from L.A. and New Orleans, plus Nakia sings and Mouthfeel DJs and Louisianna drags. Come out and raise some Benjamins for Bates.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 9pm  
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    The Last Lezzdance Ever

    After a long and well-loved run, LezzDance is saying goodbye and good night to Austin's queer women's scene. Join them for one last epic dance. They will be missed.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 7-10pm  
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    Tinplate Trackers Train Club

    Come watch the choo-choos in this holiday display and inspire the next generation to keep this historic hobby alive and well. You might even be allowed to sit behind the controls if you're kind enough to the tip jar.
    Wed.-Sun., through Dec. 31 (except holidays), noon-5pm. Donations appreciated.
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    Trail of Lights

    You'll come for the amazing light displays (2 million lights along the 2.1 mile stroll through Zilker Park), but stay for the food trucks, live entertainment, and interactive activities. A tradition since 1965.
    Every day through Sat., Dec. 23, 7-10pm. Free.  
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    Winter Wonderland

    A new Austin holiday tradition. Millions of lights will illuminate the Circuit of the Americas track with a little bit of something for everyone: a skating rink, petting zoo, human snow globe, movies on the lawn, a tunnel of lights in addition to the Circuit of Lights track walk, a vendor village, and more.
    Every day through Dec. 30, 6-10pm (Fridays and Saturdays, 6-11pm). $16 (children 5 and under free).  
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    12 Days of Blissmas

    Features a dozen events, promotions, and giveaways centered around relaxing rituals, spa-inspired gifts, and calming crafts. See website for schedule.
    Dec. 8-19. Price varies.
    Four Seasons Hotel Austin
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    Art for the People Birthday Bash

    AftP celebrate their third birthday with live music from folk duo Erin & Evan Friday at 7pm and an art talk and demo Saturday at noon.
    Fri.-Sat., Dec. 8-9  
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    Out of Town

    Art Squared

    On the second Saturday of each month local artisans gather around the county courthouse with musician friends to show and sell their art.
    Sat., Dec. 9. Free.
    San Marcos
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    Austin Naked Yoga for Gay Men

    A hatha meeting flow yoga class for all levels. Despite the name, all are welcome. For a longer reader see our coverage.
    Saturdays, 10:30-11:45am and Tuesdays, 8-9:15pm. Through Nov. 21. $10 and up.
    ToddPilates & Barre, 9029 Research Blvd #200
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    Out of Town

    Christmas at Old Fort Croghan

    Take a peek back in time to the 1800s and see the way the early settlers celebrated the holidays with hot cider, music, and cookies.
    Sat., Dec. 9
    Burnet
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    Out of Town

    Christmas Market & Lighted Parade

    Do a little shopping around the old courthouse and then stay for the parade of lighted vehicles.
    Sat., Dec. 9
    Blanco
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    Out of Town

    Christmas on the Square

    The town is lit for the season along with parades, vendors, music, and the red and green chili cook-off.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 1-6pm. Free.
    Caldwell
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    Out of Town

    Christmas Open House

    The T.C. Lindsey & Co. General Store celebrates its 170th birthday with a special greeting to everyone: who wants to do some nostalgic shopping while browsing through the museum store that Lady Bird Johnson visited as a young girl.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 11am-2pm. Free.  
    Jonesville (17 miles east of Marshall)
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    Community First! Village of Lights

    More than 200,000 lights choreographed to holiday music will dazzle spectators at one of the biggest Christmas light displays in Central Texas. Hit up the Advent Market for gifts made by formerly homeless craftspeople and artisans who live at the Village.
    Fri.-Sat., Dec. 1-2 and 8-9, 5-9pm. Free.
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    Sports

    Concordia Basketball

    Vs. Centenary College.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 2pm
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    Kids

    Crafternoon

    Kids can express their creative side through painting, building, and working on seasonal projects.
    Second Saturdays, noon. $10.
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    Civic Events

    Dyana Limon-Mercado for TCDP Chair Campaign Kickoff

    Support and celebrate Dyana Limon-Mercado in her run for Travis County Dem Party Chair.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 3-5pm  
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    Fix-It Clinic

    Repair, don't discard old clothes, jewelry, appliances, etc.
    Sat., Dec. 9, noon-3pm. Free.  
    Recycled Reads Bookstore, Austin Public Library, 5335 Burnet Rd.
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    Civic Events

    Fix-It Clinic

    Bring anything from jewelry to small appliances to this hands-on clinic to learn how to fix your items.
    Sat., Dec. 9, noon-3pm. Free.  
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    Fortress of Inca Sidewalk Sale

    Shop for sustainable, handmade shoes, trinkets, cute planters, and more.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 11am-6pm. Free.  
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    Frontier Christmas

    Wagon rides or hayrides, holiday crafts, and a chance to play the 12 Rooms of Christmas Game. Plus: shopping!
    Sat.-Sun., Dec. 9-10, 10am-5pm
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    Kids

    Gingerbread Workshops

    Make an edible house as a family or pay a little extra to make sure everyone has a home to ingest later. Explore the museum as your creation dries and finish with a photo of you and your dessert abode.
    Through Dec. 24, 10:30am. $25-42.
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    Holiday Austin Flea at Whole Foods Arbor Trails

    Browse for one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays including handmade and vintage wearables, housewares, bath and body products, and more.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 10am-4pm. Free.  
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    Holiday Family Day

    Take a self-guided road trip through the Blanton's latest exhibition making pit stops at the artmaking atrium and WorkLAB Studio for treats and souvenir making. Regular museum admission is required.
    Sat., Dec. 9, noon-2pm  
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    Holiday Market & Craft Fair

    This small holiday market & craft fair features 15 to 20 vendors including local artists, craftsmen, and small local businesses.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 10am-3pm. Free.
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    Holiday Market Pop-Up at Space 24 Twenty

    Lots of great local vendors with plenty of holidays items to choose from plus gift wrapping, drink specials, hair styling, dogs to adopt, and more.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 11am-4pm. Free.
    Space 24 Twenty
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    Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair

    Monte Akers, Michael Barnes, Chris Barton, Olga Campos Benz, and Patricia Bernstein are just a few of the authors who will be autographing books for purchase at a discounted rate. Coffee and treats will be available if your blood sugar gets low from all the literary star power. Proceeds will benefit Hurricane Harvey recovery.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 10am-1pm. Free.
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    Ice Cream for Blood

    We're not implying that Amy Simmons is a secret vampire or anything like that, but everyone who donates at a We Are Blood location or mobile drive in December will receive a voucher for a free pint of Amy’s Ice Creams. Suggestion: Get you a taste of that cold, creamy, public good!
    Through Dec. 31
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    Civic Events

    Luke's Wish Toy Drive

    Now through December 9, Luke’s Wish Toy Drive is accepting donations for new, unwrapped toys for children from infants to 18 years old to make the season brighter for the kids stuck in the hospital this winter. See drop-off details on Facebook.
    Through Dec. 9  
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    Civic Events

    North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan Open House

    The community is invited to review and comment on the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan draft.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 10am-noon
    Pillow Elementary School, 3025 Crosscreek Dr.
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    Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming

    Follow the evolution of the gaming industry from the Seventies to the present day with a focus on the local scene from Richard Garriott's Ultima series to John Romero's Doom to the developers making waves on today's gaming platforms.
    Daily through March 18, 2018. Museum admission: $13 ($9, kids).  
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    Promiseland Christmas Bazaar

    Shopping, food, and fun prizes.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 10am-4pm. Free.
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    Out of Town

    Public Viewing of the Night Sky

    Tour the night sky through a research-quality telescope with students, faculty, and local astronomers as your guides.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 8-10:30pm. Free.
    Fountainwood Observatory, Georgetown
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    Rocking in a Winter Waterland: Well Aware Holiday Party

    Tameca Jones supplies the jams, Cazamance brings the African food, and the first annual Well Aware Global Impact Awards will be announced.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 6-10pm. $75, $150 VIP.
    The Impact Hub South, 411 Monroe
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    Kids

    Santa Claus Is Coming to Frost

    Santa will be at three different Frost financial institutions this morning. First explain to the kids how St. Nick can trilocate and then head down for some quality time with Mr. Claus and nosh on some cookies.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 9am-noon. Free.
    Lake Travis Financial Center, 12532 FM 2244; 26 Doors Financial Center, 1206 W. 38th; Tech Ridge Financial Center, 605 W. Canyon Ridge Dr.
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    Kids

    Staci Gray Kids' Concert

    Children will sing, dance, and get their silly on to the music supplied by kids' performer Staci Gray. Stick around for the Crafternoon for Kids ($10) at noon.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 10am. Free.
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    Kids

    Steve for the Holidays

    Audience members help guide this holiday journey starring Steve the poodle. Who knows where the antics will end?
    Saturdays, through Dec. 30, 10-11am. $5.
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    Kids

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

    C.S. Lewis' classic fantasy of good vs. evil in the mystical land of Narnia. For kids 5 and up.
    Sept. 14-Feb. 10. Tickets start at $16.
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    The Wandering Vegan Market Holiday Gathering

    This holiday market is 100% vegan. Try the vegan brunch at Casa de Luz and then browse the local vegan vendors.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 11am-3pm. Free.
    Integrity Academy at Casa De Luz, Center for Integral Studies, 1701 Toomey Rd.
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    Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive

    Drop off new, unwrapped gifts for children ages 0-12 at any First Choice ER facility and feel a little better about yourself while helping others.
    Through Sunday, Dec. 10
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    Sports

    U.S. Baseball Academy Spring Training Experience

    Ballers in grades 1 through 12 can get a leg up on being the Altuve or Correa in this spring training program. These camps fill up fast.
    Camp starts Jan. 20
    San Juan Diego Catholic High School, 800 Herndon Ln.
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    UCA Hard Candy Christmas

    Dee Dee Davis and Tatiana Ladanova emcee a show for tips and donations to UCA charities. Performances by Empress Simone Jewell Riviera and Emperor Jake St. Stone.
    Sat., Dec. 9, 8-10pm. Free.  
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    Kids

    Visit With Santa

    Bring the kids and the pets and get up close with the big guy. Activities are planned for the kids and wine for the moms will be served outside on the terrace while waiting your turn.
    Thu.-Sun., through Dec. 24, 12-8pm. Free or purchase photo package.
    Anderson Terrace Event Venue, 11505 Anderson Mill Rd
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    VSA Texas Holiday Art and Gift Show

    Cards, jewelry, prints, ornaments, fine art, knitted items, CDs, glass, and more all from Texas artists. Artists get 70% of sales and VSA Texas gets 30%.
    Mon.-Sat., 10am-4pm, through Dec. 23. Free.
    AGE Building, Room 101, 3707 Home Ln.
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    Weekends With Santa

    Santa will be making a stop next to Amy's Ice Creams at the Arboretum to take note of all the good boys and girls Christmas lists and pose for that special holiday pic.
    Saturday and Sundays through Dec. 23, 1-5pm. Free.
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    Sports

    Xtreme Xperience at Driveway Austin

    Drive exotic cars at a state-of-the-art motoring facility that brings a European style and flair to Central Texas. The Grand Prix course has elevation changes, signature corners, extensive training facilities, and an F1 caliber track.
    Fri.-Sat., Dec. 8-9, 9am-4pm. Starts at $279.
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