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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 final week: Marcia Sanchez from Mexico.
    Through Dec. 21. Fridays, 8pm. $10-12.  
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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.
    Through Jan. 2. Free.
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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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    Area Studies Librarians and Digital Scholarship: The Changing Landscape in Middle Eastern Studies

    The discussion will cover the current and changing landscape and needs of DS/DH work in Middle Eastern Studies, the role of librarians in DS/DH, and the crucial issues still remaining to be addressed for DS/DH in Middle Eastern Studies and how librarians can contribute to solving these issues.
    Fri., Nov. 16, noon-1pm. Free.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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