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  • BLK Vinyl Holiday Bash

    Come celebrate the season at BLK Vinyl. We'll be spinning our holiday favorites as well as having a special in-store performance from members of Burgess Meredith! We will provide the refreshments. Invite everyone you know. The more the merrier!
    Sun., Dec. 16, 2pm-6pm
    BLK Vinyl
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    Mozart's Light Show

    Check out the holiday lights and get you a home-baked Bavarian treat, while local musicians play tunes on the grand piano.
    Nov. 16-Jan. 2, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Free.
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    Winter Wonderland at The Circuit

    The racetrack transforms into something resembling the North Pole with the largest outdoor skating rink in Texas, the Tunnel of Lights, and Santa's Workshop; plus live music, carnival rides, a petting zoo, and Chinese Lantern Festival.
    Nov. 23-Dec. 30. $16, adults; age 5 and under, free.  
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    Austin Justice Coalition Celebration & Fundraiser

    Celebrate the 2018 achievements of AJC including the passage of an improved police contract and the ordinance to create independent civilian oversight as well as recognizing Chas Moore's Best of Austin Win for Best Activist in our paper's 2018 Reader's Poll. Expect music, merriment, food, and drinks.
    Fri., Nov. 30, 7-10pm. Donations accepted.  
    1603 Taylor Gaines St.
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    Austin Spurs

    Vs. Northern Arizona Suns: Thu., Dec. 6, 7:30pm. Vs. Memphis Hustle: Sat., Dec. 8, 7pm. $6-79.  
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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.
    Nov. 23-Dec. 24. Daily, 10am-10pm. Free.
    Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport
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    Immigrants, the Musical: No Place Like Home

    This is a Hamilton-inspired show in which, each week, a new monologist tells of their experience in coming from Mexico, from Russia, from Vietnam, from El Salvador, and more. Then the cast, directed by Lahari Dunn and Asaf Ronen, expands these stories into "fully improvised musicals, giving life to the emotion, the journey, and the laughs and hardships along the way." Note: The Chronicle's Robert Faires recently took in a show, and here's his reaction. Featured this week: Kacey Samiee from Iran.
    Through Dec. 21. Fridays, 8pm. $10-12.  
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    Trail of Lights at EmilyAnn

    Stroll through a walking path featuring more than 100 holiday light displays created by businesses, organizations, school groups, and families. Roast hot dogs and marshmallows at the Yule Log, drink hot chocolate, and enjoy live entertainment most evenings. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.
    Nov. 24-Dec. 28. Sun.-Thu., 6-9pm; Fri. & Sat., 6-10pm. Free.
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    A Dickens Christmas in Lockhart

    The festivities kick off with the a lighted parade on the courthouse square Friday night at 7pm. Then all day Saturday the holiday celebration continues with food, arts & crafts vendors, and free family friendly activities and entertainment. These include Father Christmas, hay rides, an ice sculptor, jugglers, and much more.
    Fri.-Sat., Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Free.
    Dr. Eugene Clark Library, 217 S. Main St., Lockhart
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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 Strategic Mobility Plan Draft Review

    View the ASMP's draft policies and maps to see the city's revamped transportation plan, then share your feedback online through Dec. 21.
    Feedback accepted through Dec. 21  
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    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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    Call for Applications: Travis County Children’s Protective Services Board

    Travis County Commissioners Court is currently seeking applicants interested in serving on three years on the Children’s Protective Services Board. Qualified applicants can find more info and the application online of call. Several seats need to be filled.
    Applications accepted thru Dec. 7, 5pm
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    Kids

    Christmas at Capital of Texas Zoo

    The zoo transforms into a winter wonderland for the holiday season. Hours are extended to 9pm (except for Mondays). Get a picture with Santa or Moses the Christmas Camel. There will also be games, prizes, and plenty of cheer.
    Nov. 23-Dec. 30. Free for kids under 12 with purchase of adult ticket ($11.73).
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    Christmas Stroll on the Square

    The festivities include more than 200 artisans, food vendors, games for the kids, and music for all.
    Fri.-Sat., Nov. 30-Dec. 1
    Georgetown
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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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    Community First! Village of Lights

    Check out one of the biggest light displays in Central Texas, and then shop the Advent Market for holiday gifts. There are also holiday-themed movies at the Community Cinema and concessions at the Community Grille.
    Nov. 30-Dec. 8. Fri.-Sat., 5:30-9pm  
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Crave: Friday Night Drag Show

    Maeve Haven gets her host on with CupCake, Grandma Steven, and Scarlett Kiss. These bbs are taking the stage at 10pm and offer an encore at midnight.
    Fridays, 10pm  
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    Out of Town

    Dickens on the Strand

    Nothing says the holidays like the parades, music, and fun of a Victorian English festival.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 2
    Galveston
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    Civic Events

    Driver's License Recovery Clinic

    Residents who needs assistance with driver license suspension should attend this clinic.
    Fri., Nov. 30, 3-6pm. Free.  
    2300 Rosewood Ave.
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    Early Run-off Voting

    Skip the Election Day line and cast your vote for the five major local races still to be decided: City Council Districts 1, 3, and 8; Austin Community College Trustee Place 8, and Austin ISD Board of Trustees At-Large Place 9. For more info on who's still running see our election coverage.
    Nov. 29-Dec. 7  
    Anywhere you see Vote Here
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    Out of Town

    Eisbahn: Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

    A portion of the proceeds is donated to the Lifeline Foundation (supporting cystic fibrosis research) and the Boys & Girls Club of Fredericksburg.
    Nov. 23-Jan. 6. Open daily except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. $15, day pass.
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    Family Eldercare's 80 Over Eighty Nominations

    Family Eldercare's 80 Over Eighty is challenging Central Texas to discover, share, and celebrate the stories of older adults who are living life to the fullest. Nominate a Central Texan who is 80 years young and thriving by Dec. 31, 2018. Categories include: Adventure, Creativity, Family, Humility, Integrity, Optimism, and Service.
    Nominations open through Dec. 31. 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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    Ghost Walk Austin

    Meet Downtown and take a tour of Austin's most ghoulish places while hearing tales of murder, mystery, and unrequited love.
    Thursdays-Saturdays (and some Wednesdays), 8pm. $20, adults; $10, kids 10 and under.  
    242 W. Second
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    Hands-On Quilting Workshop

    Included in the cost of admission: use of machines, thread, kits, tools, and lunch.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 2. $199.
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    Happy to Be Here Holiday Party

    Sweet vegan treats will be provided by Celeste's Best. Special guest Prince Klassen will provide the jams. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels.
    Fri., Nov. 30, 6-9pm. Free.
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    Help Families This Tax Season

    United Way of Williamson County is looking for volunteers to help provide free tax prep assistance in Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, and Taylor. Tax preparers, translators, and greeters are needed. Those interested should apply by January 1, 2019.
    Apply by Jan. 1. Free.
    Throughout Williamson County
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    Herbal Holiday Gifts Class

    You’ll be working with Texas olive oil and local beeswax, along with juniper, rosemary, and pine, to make smudge sticks, lip balms, and sugar scrubs. There will be snacks, but BYOB!
    Fri., Nov. 30, 6-8pm. $45.  
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    Holiday Build A Bike for Kids

    The Ghisallo Cycling Initiative and the Hell Yes Project want you to do some good this holiday season by connecting more kids to the cycling community, and you can even get it done on your lunch hour. Each bike takes 15-20 minutes to build, and Ghisallo mechanics will be there to help.
    Nov. 27-Dec. 23. $300 to sponsor a bike.
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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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    Holiday Model Train Exhibit

    Take a timeout from your holiday shopping and join Tinplate Trackers for an afternoon. The trains run through a variety of scenes, including a snow village and a circus. There's also a tiny roller coaster and wind turbines. The kids can run their own train for 10 minutes at a time for a donation of $5.
    Nov. 23-Dec. 29. Wed.-Sun., noon-5pm. Free admission.
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    Holiday Window Walk

    Starting on Nov. 23, visitors can watch the storefronts of 2nd Street District as businesses transform into festive holiday scenes created by St. Edward's University students. Participating stores include Hemline, League of Rebels, Austin Rocks, Toy Joy, Authentic Smiles, Austin General Store, and Luxe Apothetique. Cast your vote for the best one through the 2nd Street District Facebook page, and the winner will be announced on Sat., Dec. 8.
    Nov. 23-Dec. 7. Free.  
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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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    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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    Melanated Community Book Drive

    The Community Advocacy and Healing Project aims to provide 600 books that feature black and brown characters to children and adults living in public housing.: Drop-off sites:: Kane's Barbershop (1719 E. 12th),: Plant Party/Gadabout Goods (1200 E. 11th),: KAZI (8906 Wall St.),: Pasta & Co (3502 Kerbey Ln.)
    Nov. 29-Dec. 9, 3-6pm  
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    Miracle on 5th Street

    The Roosevelt Room & the Eleanor have teamed up for this second annual holiday pop-up bar, transforming the space to look like a classic family living room on Christmas morning. There's also a ski lodge on the dance floor and a mountain summit on the mezzanine. Snag a special holiday drink and explore.
    Through Dec. 29  
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    Morning Walk Austin

    Meet at Jo's for a cuppa coffee, then take a stroll through Downtown Austin with an ATX tour guide.
    Ongoing. Wed.-Sat., 10-11:30am. $10-20.
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    Municipal Civil Service Commission Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Fri., Nov. 30, 9am  
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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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    Nightly Spirits Ghost Tours

    The two-and-a-half-hour tours begin at the upstairs bar of the paranormal-laden Buffalo Billiards and visit three more ghostly pubs: Russian House, the Gatsby, and Waller Creek.
    Fridays & Saturdays, 8:30pm (plus Halloween night, 7:30pm). $25.  
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    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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    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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    Arts & Culture

    Pink Elephant Radio

    Join Japan and YellaStud – creators of Austin's Pink Elephant Hip-Hop Fest for LGBTQ rappers, emcees, hip-hop artists, and more – for their new weekly radio show. Featuring loads of queer music and artists, and a few allies. Royalties Radio can be downloaded for iPhone and Android. See what they have to say about here.
    Fridays, 7-9pm. Through Nov. 30
    Download Royalties Radio app
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    Puerto Rico in the Wake of Crisis: Toward a Just (After)life of Disaster

    A symposium examining colonialism, crisis, and the current state of Puerto Rico one year after Hurricane Maria. Keynote speaker Elizabeth Yeampierre will discuss "Disaster Capitalism, Colonialism, and Climate," informed by her leadership experience with UPROSE, the Climate Justice Alliance, and the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund.
    Fri., Nov. 30, 2-7:30pm; Sat., Dec. 1, 8:30am-12:30pm. Free.  
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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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    Sights and Sounds of Christmas

    San Marcos Plaza Park becomes a winter wonderland with lights, music, food vendors, carnival rides, arts & crafts, and a live nativity scene.
    Wed.-Sat., Nov. 28-Dec. 8
    San Marcos
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    The Running Event 2018

    This trade show aims to promote relationships between vendors and retailers. Along with exhibitors, demos, and networking events, there will be three keynote speakers.
    Tue.-Fri., Nov. 27-30  
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    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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    Toys for Tots at Moviehouse & Eatery

    Help out Toys for Tots this holiday season by bringing an unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more to either Austin Moviehouse location. Each donation earns you a raffle ticket for a chance to win free movies for a year.
    Through Dec. 12  
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    UT Men's Basketball

    Vs. Radford: Fri., Nov. 30, 6pm. Vs. VCU: Wed., Dec. 5, 7pm  
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    UT Volleyball

    NCAA First and Second Rounds: Being seeded fifth in the country is pretty good, but only the top four get to host NCAA regionals, so these opening-round matches are likely the last home games of the season for the 20-4 Horns, who will be playing at BYU next weekend if all goes according to form.
    Thu., Nov. 29: Texas State vs. Rice, 4pm; Texas vs. S.F. Austin, 7pm. Championship final: Fri., Nov. 30, 8pm
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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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    Downtown Ghost Tours

    offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life.
    Fri.-Sat., 8pm
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    Emancipet Free Days

    This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org to find out.
    Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.
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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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