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    Austin Empty Bowl Project

    This is the 22nd annual event, hosted by the Central Texas Food Bank, and it's as lovely as it is simple to participate: Select a ceramic bowl from the thousands donated by local potters; choose your favorite gourmet soups from Austin’s best chefs and restaurants, and enjoy lunch while listening to live music; take the bowl home with you. Is that still too much fuss? Then attend the fancy preview party on Saturday instead! Note: All proceeds benefit the CTFB children’s programs and Meals on Wheels Central Texas. Read Emily Beyda's article about the history and future of the event.
    Sun., Nov. 18, 11am-3pm. $25.  
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      Arts & Culture

      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.  
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      A Christmas Affair

      This four-day holiday market, in its 43rd year, is presented by the Junior League of Austin. Funds raised help provide essential funding and volunteer hours to programs such as Coats for Kids, FIT-Food in Tummies, and other local community nonprofits.
      Thu.-Sun., Nov. 15-18  
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      Sports

      Anarchy Championship Wrestling: Lone Star Classic Tournament

      Anarchy Championship Wrestling returns to Mohawk with the 13th Annual Lone Star Classic. The tournament will feature 12 of the best wrestlers from around the country.
      Sun., Nov. 18, 5:30pm. $12-15.
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      Sports

      Austin Bold FC

      The city's newly minted United Soccer League team will be hosting games at COTA starting in March 2019. Season passes are now available.
      $189 for 20-game season pass.  
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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.
      Sundays, 4:30-5:30pm. Through Nov. 21. $10 and up.
      ToddPilates & Barre, 4032 S. Lamar #700
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      Out of Town

      Ayomi Yoshida Exhibition

      The Japanese artist makes her Texas debut with a large-scale multimedia exhibition that evokes a pool with flowers falling into it that complements the center’s water garden.
      Tue.-Sun., through Jan. 13. Free.
      Asia Society Texas Center, Houston
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      Out of Town

      “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit”

      Seventy years after the luxury liner sank in the Atlantic more than 150 items from the wreck were brought up from the ocean floor and brought together for this fascinating show. Timed tickets are required.
      June 2-Jan. 5
      Mayborn Museum, Waco
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      Sports

      Bears vs. Vikings: A Hot Dog Jamboree

      Catch the game while getting down on some hot dogs courtesy of Lagunitas.
      Sun., Nov. 18, 6-10pm
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      Food Events

      Bird Bird Biscuit: Get 'em for your Turkeyday!

      It's no secret that we love what these guys are cooking up. And now you and your family can love it together during that big annual reunion-and-TV-watching shindig – or, like some of us, you can just sit there and happily stuff yourself, alone, in your miserable apartment. Either way, you can pre-order a half-dozen buttermilk biscuits for pick-up on Thanksgiving morning, for just $15. Note: Orders should be emailed to Brandon@birdbirdbiscuit.com.
      Through Nov. 20.
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      Black Women in Business Extravaganza

      This three-day event kicks off with a fashion show on Friday, continues on Saturday with keynote speaker Lisa Nichols, and closes with a gospel brunch on Sunday. There will also be swag bags, raffle prizes, and plenty of networking opportunities along the way.
      Fri.-Sun., Nov. 16-18. $15-125.  
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      Kids

      Brick Fest Live Lego Fan Experience

      Enjoy life-sized Lego models and entire Lego cities, along with a glow-in-the-dark gallery and a speedway, with plenty of opportunities for children to build with millions of Lego bricks during collaborative activities.
      Sat.-Sun., Nov. 17-18. $22.50.  
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      Out of Town

      Charreada (Mexican Rodeo)

      Enjoy the rodeo excitement of the vaqueros and the pageantry of the synchronized horse show in an old-world arena.
      Sun., Nov. 18, 4pm. $5-10.
      San Antonio
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      Children's Meditation Course

      The Central Texas Vipassana Association offers an intro to meditation focusing on breathing exercises, stories & discussions, games, and art activities. A vegetarian lunch will be provided. Recommended for ages 8-12.
      Sat.-Sun., Nov. 17-18, 9am-5pm. Free, but registration required.  
      Central Texas Dhamma House, 1105 E. Applegate
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      Clothing Swap Benefiting GAVA

      Bring gently used items, and leave with some new-to-you pieces for your winter wardrobe. Open to all genders and ages. GAVA is a coalition of neighbors and community partners breaking down barriers to healthy living in Austin's eastern crescent.
      Sun., Nov. 18, noon-3pm. Free ($5-10 suggested donation).
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      Coats for Kids

      The Junior League of Austin will distribute over 30,000 coats at the annual Coats for Kids Distribution Day event. If you've got a coat to donate, you can drop it off at any Jack Brown Dry Cleaners. Monetary donations can be made online at www.jlaustin.org.
      Sat., Dec. 8, 8am-3pm. Free.
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      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
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      End AISD Oppression Of LGBTQ Students Families & Faculty

      Oppose the homophobic and transphobic Celebration Church and pressure AISD to end its facility rental partnership with them.
      Sun., Nov. 18, 9am-noon. Free.  
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      Kids

      Festival of Learning

      Alt Ed Austin brings you an afternoon of play and learning with information & activity booths hosted by innovative schools and other programs. The festival also features food vendors, arts & crafts for all ages, family-friendly entertainment, and a teen talent showcase.
      Sun., Nov. 18, noon-5pm. Free.
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      First Choice ER Toys for Tots

      Drop off new, unwrapped gifts for children ages 0-12 at any First Choice ER location in the Austin and Pflugerville areas. (They're open 24/7.)
      Nov. 12-Dec. 9. Free.
      Various locations
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      Civic Events

      Florence's Comfort House Thanksgiving Food Drive

      Florence's Comfort House hosts its annual Thanksgiving dinner and requests the following items to make the event a big success for the Montopolis community:: • Canned vegetables and fruits (sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, etc.): • Stuffing mix: • Cornbread or roll mix: • Pumpkin pie mix: • Evaporated milk: • Mashed potato mix: • Pie crust (not fresh/frozen): • H-E-B gift cards (for families to buy turkey and fresh food)
      Nov. 13-22  
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      Four Seasons Hotel Grand Opening Concert

      More of a REopening, as the hotel has undergone three years of renovations. The event benefits ALL ATX, a music education nonprofit supporting charities such as HAAM and SIMS, which provide health services for local musicians.
      Sun., Nov. 18, 2-6pm. $20 and up.  
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      Thanksgiving Dining

      Güero's Taco Bar: Turkey Tamales To Go

      When you're in Texas, is it even really a holiday if there's no tamales? Oralé! Güero's is closed on Nov. 22, but you can stock up on their seasonal hand-rolled turkey tamales – which can be pre-ordered by the dozen or half-dozen – and chow down while watching some sportsball or (extra credit) cursing that big orange turkey in the White House.
      Nov. 15-21. $20 per dozen.
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      Holiday Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Banks

      US Storage Centers has partnered with Move for Hunger to be a designated drop-off point in the community. Until the end of December, they will be collecting food items to donate to local food banks.
      Oct. 26-Dec. 28. Free.
      201 W. Stassney
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      Hops for HOPE Art & Beer Show

      This exhibit kicks off Saturday with the HOPE Preview Night & Art Party where guests can mingle with many of the featured artists while sampling an exclusive presentation of small bites. The official art & beer show happens Sunday, 3-10 pm, with 20 featured breweries like Austin Beerworks, Live Oak, Dogfish Head, and many more pouring samples of their most creative and artistic beer recipes amidst the largest mural art show in Austin.
      Sat.-Sun., Nov. 17-18  
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      I Want My All ATX

      A benefit concert and album release show for the new All ATX compilation celebrates the songs of the Eighties with performances from A Flock of Seagulls, Mobley, Alesia Lani, Kalu & the Electric Joint, and Night Glitter. Proceeds benefit All ATX, an umbrella organization supporting music nonprofits HAAM, SIMS, Black Fret, and the Austin Music Foundation.
      Sun., Nov. 18, 2-6pm. $20-200.  
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      Out of Town

      Inside Out

      The evolution of women’s undergarments is exposed in the groundbreaking exhibit that explores what’s under the fashions of the day.
      Sept. 20, 2018-Jan. 20, 2019
      San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo
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      Civic Events

      Join the CAN Community Council

      Folks interested in serving on the Community Advancement Network are encouraged to attend a meeting and apply online. The Community Council may elect up to 6 members to serve three-year terms to begin in January.
      Applications accepted through Nov. 30  
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      Civic Events

      Kristallnacht Memorial Exhibition

      A memorial exhibit for the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, to promote cross-cultural understanding and ensure that history is never repeated. Dedicated to the 11 people killed in the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
      Nov. 16-18, 9am-7pm. Free.  
      Newman Hall at St. Austin's Parish, 2026 Guadalupe
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      Sports

      Lakes, Springs, and Bridges Bicycle Tour

      Take a guided bike tour around the Butler Trail circling Lady Bird Lake. Stop to learn about Austin's historical beginnings as the city of Waterloo. Swing by the Congress Street Bridge to see the bats, and finish with a swim at Barton Springs.
      Sundays, 1pm. $49 per person, guide and bike included.
      Austin Bike Tours and Rentals, 102 W. Third
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      Civic Events

      Lunch Panel on Animal Protection Bills

      The Hailey Foundation and Celeste's Best host a vegan holiday lunch and panel discussion with State Rep. Celia Israel (House District 50), Nikki Prather (HSUS), and Robyn Katz, J.D. (Hailey Foundation), moderated by Chron News reporter Nina Hernandez, on upcoming animal protection bills at the Legislature.
      Sun., Nov. 18, 1:30-4pm. Free.
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      Out of Town

      Neighborhood Fishing

      The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is stocking 17 locations in 16 cities, including Austin, with channel catfish throughout the summer.
      Through November. Free with fishing license.
      Various locations
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      Out of Town

      North Pole Flyer

      Ride the train with Santa and Mrs. Claus and their elves in a holiday party of singing, hot cocoa, and surprise entertainment.
      Sat.-Sun. Dec. 1-2, 8-9
      Cedar Park
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      Civic Events

      Open Enrollment Health Insurance Help – North

      It's that time of the the year, again. Don’t miss your chance to switch your health insurance plans or get covered via the Marketplace with support from Foundation Communities. (Seriously, they're the best!) For more info visit the website or call 211.
      Nov. 1-Dec. 15: Mon.-Thu., 9am-7pm; Fri.-Sat., 9am-4pm; Sun. 1-5pm. Free.
      Community Financial Center North, 5900 Airport Blvd.
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      Civic Events

      Open Enrollment Health Insurance Help – South

      It's that time of the the year, again. Don’t miss your chance to switch your health insurance plans or get covered via the Marketplace with support from Foundation Communities. (Seriously, they're the best!) For more info visit the website or call 211.
      Nov. 1-Dec. 15: Mon.-Wed., 10am-7pm; Thu., 10am-4pm; Fri.-Sat., 9am-1pm. Free.
      Community Financial Center – South, 2600 W. Stassney
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      Events

      Pet Photos With Santa at Barton Creek Square

      Because you want the whole family in your holiday photos.
      Sun., Dec. 9, 7:30-9pm. Prices vary.
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      Radio Coffee & Flea

      Shop local handmade items and vintage wares.
      Sun., Nov. 18, 10am-4pm. Free.  
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      Out of Town

      Rodica and Friends in Concert

      The monthly musical gathering continues with Romanian-born Rodica Gonzalez on strings and piano.
      Sun., Nov. 18, 3pm. By donation.
      Fredericksburg
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      Events

      Sacred Springs Powwow

      Native Americans have a different name for Aquarena Springs, and every year they return to the lake for a blessing ceremony and tribal dances as well as art, food, and more.
      Sat.-Sun., Nov. 17-18. $7-10.50.  
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      Visual Arts

      Saddle Up: Texas Ranching Tradition

      This exhibition, produced by Joe Vitone and Lori Najvar, honors hardworking ranch families from Jeff Davis and Lavaca Counties, as they wrangle livestock, battle weather, and study markets to stay on the rugged landscape they love.
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      Kids

      Santa Photo Experience at Barton Creek Square

      Go straight to the source and tell Santa what you want for Christmas. You can skip the line with a fast pass; see website.
      Through Dec. 24. Prices vary.  
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      Kids

      Tortoise and Hare

      A new spin on the old fable with modern music, written by Allen Robertson and Damon Brown.
      Sept. 8-Jan. 27. $18-24.  
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      Kids

      Wake Up, Brother Bear!

      Watch Brother Bear and Sister Bear experience a full year of glorious seasons: see a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase an elusive fish, and skate on an icy pond. Children are invited to join the action to help create magical moments. (Geared toward ages 6 and under.)
      Through April 21. Tue. & Thu., 10am & noon; Sun., 2pm. $10 and up.  
      ZACH North, 12129 RR 620 N. #10
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      Out of Town

      Walkway of Lights

      More than 2 million lights turn Lakeside Park into a wonderland of the colors and sounds.
      Nov. 16-Jan. 1. Free.
      Marble Falls
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      Civic Events

      World Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Traffic Violence

      A memorial walk to honor the victims of traffic violence, beginning at Austin City Hall and ending at the Capitol, where local officials will lead a vigil beginning at 6pm.
      Sun., Nov. 18, 5-7:30pm  
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      Events

      Yacht Rock Sundays

      Soft rock, delicious cocktails, and leisurely yard games.
      Sundays, 3-7pm. Free with RSVP.  
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      Kids

      Zumbini Music and Movement Classes

      For kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance, and educational tools. 45-minute classes two times a week.
      Wednesdays, 9:30am & Sundays, 3pm. $15 per class.
      N'Caliente Fitness Studio, 2111 Sam Bass Rd. Ste. 100-A, Round Rock
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      Yoga

      Full Moon Yoga

      Charles MacInerney teaches classes all over town but also offers private instruction and hosts retreats. Once a month for 18 years, he has also hosted Full Moon Yoga – a free outdoor yoga class. Go online for location and time details.

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