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  • Open Enrollment for 2019 Marketplace Coverage

    Open Enrollment ends Dec. 15 - don't delay. There are new rates and plans, and financial assistance is available. This is the ONLY time of year most people can enroll or make changes to their health plan. Call 2-1-1 to find free, in-person enrollment assistance near you.
    Nov. 1-Dec. 15
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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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    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 Empty Bowl Project

    This community project has been running strong for 22 years. Here's how it works: For a $25 donation, you choose a handmade bowl; fill up on soup & bread; and sit down and eat together. You take the empty bowl home as a reminder of the hunger others experience. All proceeds benefit the children’s programs of Central Texas Food Bank and Meals on Wheels Central Texas.
    Sun., Nov. 18, 11am-3pm. $25.  
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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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    “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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    Kids

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Yoga

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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., Nov. 17-18, 24-25, Dec. 1
    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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    Pet Photos With Santa at Barton Creek Square

    Because you want the whole family in your holiday photos.
    Sun., Nov. 18, 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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    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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    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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    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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