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for Sat., Jan. 1
  • Food Trucks & Friendships

    Meet new friends in Austin & connect with real conversations! This event is hosted by Longwalks, an app that uses daily questions to help you connect with people in your area. Make sure to RSVP on Meetup & download the Longwalks app (for free)!
    Wed. Feb. 15, 6pm-8pm  
    Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden
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    "Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer"

    Known for her paintings and married to a famous photographer, this is the first exhibition that explores: O’Keeffe’s connection to photography.
    Sun., Oct. 17-Jan. 23, 2022  
    Museum Fine Arts, Houston
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    Kids

    All-Ages Virtual Storytime

    Featuring stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and other extension activities. Registration required.
    Saturdays, 10:30am  
    Virtual
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    Casa Marianella Seeks Donations

    They're open 9am-10pm daily (1-10pm Wednesdays) to receive monetary and other donations for its shelter and service center for immigrants and asylum seekers.
    Nov. 29-Jan. 1  
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    New Year's Guide

    Don't Start 2022 With Omicron

    As you make your plans for New Year's celebrations, keep in mind that many venues require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, and events are subject to cancellation, so check before you go. Get info on testing and vaccines at the city's site, and if you'll be out and about, a bedazzled face mask is the ultimate NYE accessory.
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    Escape the Box

    Explore the hidden side of Austin with Escape the Box's time-travel-themed escape game and scavenger hunt adventure, which starts with a live intro and sends your group off to explore using a box full of clues and guides, including a playlist, photo challenges, a cipher wheel, map, and more. Call 512/779-9844 to book.
    Saturdays, 1:30pm. $15-35/person.  
    Locations vary
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    First-Day Hike at Los Madrones

    What better way to kick off the new year than with a walk in nature! Explore the 396-acre protected preserve on a family-friendly hike with a fun scavenger hunt for kids.
    Sat., Jan. 1, 11:30am-1:30pm. $10, members; $20, nonmembers.  
    Los Madrones Ranch, Dripping Springs
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    Free Live Music

    The Kathy Bauer Trio fills the outdoor stage in the afternoon, and Kevin Deal offers family fun in the dance hall in the evening.
    Sat., Jan. 1, 1pm. Free.  
    Luckenbach
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    Georgetown Square Lights

    The "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas" is merry and bright for the season, lit with tens of thousands of bulbs. Shop the square for a perfect gift and warm up with some hot cocoa as you take in the sights.
    Through Jan. 1. Free.  
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    New Year's Guide

    Get Home Safe

    Don't add to holiday stress; plan ahead for transportation to and from celebrations and always choose a sober ride. Capital Metro offers free rides after 5pm on New Year's Eve, and the city offers parking ticket waivers if you end up leaving your car parked at a meter over the time limit. APD is enforcing its "no refusal" initiative through Jan. 1 as a way to crack down on DWI offenses. Taxis and rideshares might have higher prices and longer waits due to demand, but are worth it – you could save a life. Celebrate safely, y'all!
    Dec. 23-Jan. 1  
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    Hair of the Dog Day

    Walt Wilkins and Guy Forsyth keep the tunes humming to start the new year out right.
    Sat., Jan. 1, 2-11pm. Free.  
    Gruene
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    Holiday in the Hills Light Trail

    Experience the beauty of the Texas Hill Country infused with sparkling lights and holiday cheer, then end your walk down the trail with a family-friendly game of glow-in-the-dark miniature golf at Santa's Magical Toy Shop.
    Through Jan. 3, 5-9pm. Free.  
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    Holiday Model Train Exhibit

    Austin Tinplate Trackers put on an exhibit twice as large as the last one, found at Kalahari's Tom Foolerys Adventure Park & Arcade, offering tons of family fun!
    Through Jan. 1. Wed.-Sun., 2-7pm  
    Kalahari Resort, 3001 Kalahari Blvd.
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    Holiday Tree Recycling

    Give your tree another life by turning it into mulch. Leave it at the curb on collection day if you're a curbside customer, or bring it to Zilker Park on Jan. 2, 8, or 9, 10am-2pm. Free mulch will become available for pickup Jan. 12.
    Through Jan. 9  
    Citywide
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    Ice Skating at Dreamland

    Don't miss your chance to skate! The rink will close soon.
    Through Jan. 4  
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    Journey Through Breath & FreeFlow Breath Breathwork

    Breathwork reduces stress, improves physical states in the body, and provides emotional release and trauma integration.
    Saturdays, 5pm. $22.  
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    New Year's Guide

    Kyle Polar Bear Splash

    Take part in a Kyle tradition and make a splash into the new year.
    Sat., Jan. 1, 10am. $15-25; free for spectators.  
    James Adkins Pool, 1100 W. Center St., Kyle
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    Lights Spectacular

    Light up your holidays with more than 2 million twinkling lights at the courthouse, Memorial Park, and the PEC Headquarters at 201 S. Avenue F.
    Through Sun., Jan 2. Free.  
    Johnson City
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    Lightscape

    The mile-long walking trail of lights creates an enchanted garden of monumental light displays.
    Through Jan. 2. $18-25.  
    San Antonio
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    Moment With MICHEAL

    Honor our collective history, community, and excellence with music and art ranging from fashion to contemporary photography in collaboration with MICHEAL.
    Sat., Jan. 1, 7:11-11:11am. $10.  
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    Morning Kundalini

    Classes incorporate powerful breathwork practices, movement, mantra chanting, and a closing 7-11 minute meditation. Beginners are always welcome.
    Saturdays, 10am. $22.  
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    New Year's Guide

    New Year & Beer

    Cure that hangover with a brunch buffet, live music from Clint Freeman, a new beer release (Gruit Ale), and build-your-own mimosas, micheladas, breakfast tacos, and more.
    Sat., Jan. 1, 10am-1pm. $20-30.  
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    Out of Town

    No Stone Unturned: A Lifetime of Archaeology

    Ben McReynolds has donated his extensive and unique collection to the museum. It will be on view for a year along with the permanent collection that includes artifacts from La Belle, the French ship discovered in Matagorda Bay; the story of ranching on the coast; and more than 13,000 years of Texas history.
    April 23, 2021-April 30, 2022. Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm  
    Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria
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    Comedy

    Red Pill: The New Year's Comedy Simulation

    Is New Year's Day 2022 a perfect time to take the red pill? (As referenced, duh, in that Wachowski movie of which another sequel has recently debuted.) This red pill, the promoters suggest, "will open your mind to a life-altering truth: comedy is essential to life." Featuring Texas comedians Tori Pool, Rocky Dale Davis, Eric D'Alessandro, Cristina Mariani, George Anthony, and Bill Dawes.
    Sat., Jan. 1, 7:30pm. $20.  
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    Resolution Run

    Start the year off strong with a 5K, and make it a duathlon with the Polar Bear Splash right after.
    Sat., Jan. 1, 9am  
    Gregg Clarke Park, 1231 W. Center St., Kyle
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    New Year's Guide

    Shelter: A Comedy Showcase

    Laugh your hangover away and start the new year in good spirits with Gina Hyena, plus giveaways and raffles.
    Sat., Jan. 1, 8pm. $10.  
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    Songs of Atmospheric Equilibrium

    Enjoy grub from the food trailer park and music from Rosen Olivine, who performs blues songs about climate concerns.
    Sat., Jan. 1, 11:30am-1:30pm. $5 suggested donation.  
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    Sports

    Texas State Men's Basketball

    Vs. Troy. Thu., Dec. 30, 7pm. Vs. South Alabama. Sat., Jan. 1, 4pm  
    Strahan Arena at the University Events Center, 106 Charles Austin Dr., San Marcos
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    The Trains at NorthPark

    Benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, the longstanding tradition features the most elaborate miniature toy train exhibit in Texas, with trains rolling along 1,300 feet of track on a journey across America.
    Nov. 13-Jan. 2. $5-10.  
    NorthPark Center, Dallas
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    Trivia With Get It Gals

    "Best of Austin" winners Get It Gals are back with tons of trivia nights planned for y'all, with several based on TV programs you may have binged over the last year for some reason. Stay tuned on their socials because they are all over the place.
    Ongoing  
    Various locations
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    We Are Blood Holiday Mall Drives

    A great way to give back as you do holiday shopping is to stop by a blood drive at the mall. Get the full schedule and location details online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Jan. 3  
    Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S.; Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park; Arboretum, 10000 Research
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