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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 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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    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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    Annual Bullock Museum Store Sale

    Stop in and save 20% on all museum store merchandise during regular museum hours.
    Dec. 3-9
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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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    Civic Events

    Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Thu., Dec. 6, 1pm  
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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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    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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    Blue Mist

    Thursdays, 7pm, Fri., Dec. 7, 8pm, Fri., Dec. 21, 8pm and Mon., Dec. 31, 7:30pm
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    Buda Trail of Lights

    This free holiday event features lighted and decorated displays – ranging from the traditional Christmas Nativity to Star Wars and Toy Story – that are provided by local businesses and organizations. Visitors are able to walk the lighted trail in the park to view the dazzling exhibits, sip hot chocolate, and meet Santa himself.
    Thu.-Sat., Dec. 6-8; Fri.-Sun., Dec. 14-16 & 21-23. Free.
    Stagecoach Park, Buda
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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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    Camp Fire Stories

    This event is part of a series of live outdoor storytelling shows around fire that aims to put a modern spin on an ancient art form. It's hosted by David Drake (Sirius XM) and Kenny Deforest (Seth Meyers). There will be s’mores!
    Thu., Dec. 6, 7:30-10pm. Free.  
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    Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Meetings

    CAMPO hosts a series of open houses to educate the public about its planning initiatives to improve mobility in Central Texas. Find locations online – meetings are also held outside of Travis County.
    Nov. 26-29, 4-7pm, Dec. 3-6, 4-7pm and Fri., Dec. 7, 10am-2pm  
    Locations vary
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    El Buen Samaritano Mobile Food Pantry

    A mobile food pantry providing emergency food assistance to families with financial limitations. Fresh produce, cooking help, and nutrition education available. No appointment is necessary.
    First and third Thursdays, 9am-noon.
    Del Valle Community Center, 3518 FM 973, Del Valle
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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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    First Thursday

    Music, food, and shopping.
    Free.
    South Congress
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    Frosty Gives Back

    Help raise money for local youth charities.
    Thu., Dec. 6, 8pm. Free.  
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    FY 19 Community Initiatives Applicant Workshop

    Applying for the Community Initiatives Program? Attend this workshop for more detailed guidelines. Don't forget your laptop!
    Thu., Dec. 6, noon-1pm. Free.  
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    Give Blood, Get Ice Cream

    Anyone who donates, or attempts to donate, during the entire month of December at any We Are Blood donor center will leave with a voucher for a free pint of Amy’s Ice Cream. The need for donors is high during the holiday season, so now is a great time to give!
    Dec. 1-31. Free.
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    Health & Wellness Lecture Series

    This monthly series at the Downtown library focuses on a different theme each session: from nutrition to chronic pain to cedar fever. The featured speaker at each is Chris Goddin, an acupuncturist and integrative medicine specialist.
    First Thursdays, 7pm. 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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    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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    Intuitive: A Collaboration Between Veterans

    Enjoy a classic whiskey, gin, or bourbon cocktail while you shop the art vendors and hear some live music. This event supports the Veteran Suicide Prevention Channel and the Austin Veteran Arts Festival.
    Thu., Dec. 6, 7-10pm. Free.
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    KOOP Radio DJ Night: Freeform Festivus

    KOOP Radio's monthly DJ night returns with a celebration featuring Jay Robillard (The Lounge Show), DJ Sue (FuZz CluB), DJ Jam Up & Jelly Tight (Texas Music Office), and Bryan Carroll (KOOP Clear Spot).
    Thu., Dec. 6, 7pm. Free.
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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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    Mobility Committee Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Thu., Dec. 6, 3pm  
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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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    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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    Ready, Set, Plant!

    Join TreeFolks for a planting of 1,250 seedlings.
    Thu., Dec. 6, 9am-noon. Free.
    Shoal Creek Allandale Road
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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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    Small Business Expo

    Workshops, keynotes, awards, and more.
    Thu., Dec. 6, 9am-5pm. Free.  
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    The Rewind

    Old-school, vinyl turntable mix show fundraising event every Thursday night on the Terrace 59 Rooftop.
    Through Dec. 27. Thursdays, 10pm. Free.
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    Thinkery21: JingleBooze

    Come in from the cold (Texas cold, that is), enjoy a seasonal adult beverage, sport your ugliest holiday sweater, and celebrate the jolliest Thinkery21 of them all.
    Thu., Dec. 6, 7-10pm. $22-25, pre-sale; $30 at the door.
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    Thursday Night Social Ride

    Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three.
    Thursdays, 7pm
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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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    Volunteer for Ready, Set, Plant!

    Help TreeFolks plant a whopping 1,250 seedlings along Shoal Creek. Don't forget to wear closed-toed shoes and long pants.
    Thu., Dec. 6, 9am-noon  
    TBA
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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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    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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