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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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    Revelry Makers Market

    Celebrate the second weekend of EAST by shopping local vendors at this pop-up market complete with food trucks, live music and a DJ, games, photo booth, art installations, and creative workshops.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 10am-4pm. 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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    Austin Empty Bowl Preview Party

    This is a sneak preview for Sunday's Empty Bowl Project charity event. It pretty much works the same way but you get a little extra: Enjoy gourmet soups, bread, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, beer, and door prizes.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 6-9pm. $75.  
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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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    Bloody Rose November Black Market

    Featuring local punk, goth, metal, and horror artists and vendors selling their original artwork and merchandise, plus tarot card readings in the parking lot of the Bloody Rose Boutique.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 11am-3pm. Free.
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    Bounti-Fall Harvest Party

    Come out for a meet & greet with adoptable dogs from Texas Humane Heroes, photos in the pumpkin patch, treat samples, cookies, and prizes.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 10am-3pm. Free.
    Tomlinson's Feed, 2800 E. Whitestone #235, Cedar Park
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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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    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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    Fall Festival and Star Party

    Explore the solar system in the planetarium, gaze through a telescope at the night sky, and meet some night creatures.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 5pm. Free.
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    Fall Harvest Family Festival

    Learn about the surrounding nature, the fall landscape, and enjoy the cool air with live music from the Holdouts, fall treats & cider, nature art activities, outdoor games, a bouncy castle, and animal demonstrations.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 1-4pm. 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 for Hope: Thanksgiving Care Packages

    For 27 years, Hands for Hope has provided a full course meal for families to cook at home who otherwise would have a hard time during the holidays. This year 1,000 low-income families will receive these care packages so that they may prepare a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at their own homes.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 9am-noon
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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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    Jewelry Workshop at the Artisan Mercado

    Make a crochet stone pendant with local designer Lourdes Luna.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 11am-1pm. Free.  
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    Just Me Art on Tap Pop-Up Market at Flying Man

    Shop for men, women, & children's apparel, bags, jewelry, home decor, accessories, art, bath & body, and more while enjoying local craft beer and food.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 3-8pm. Free.
    Flying Man Brewing Co., 2400 Patterson Industrial Dr., Pflugerville
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    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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    Leander High Craft Market

    More than 200 vendor booths will offer food and shopping options, including vintage clothing, glass and wooden artisan creations, homemade fudge and peanut brittle, flower arrangements, local artist holiday creations, and much more.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 9am-4pm. $3; kids 12 and under, free.
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    McNeil High School Holiday Bazaar

    Featuring vendors, food trucks, and entertainment, this is a fundraiser for the McNeil High School Class of 2019 Project Graduation event, which offers a safe, fun, drug and alcohol-free celebration on graduation night.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 9am-4pm. Free.
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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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    Novice Tree Identification Hike

    This hike will be led by Collin McMichael, the education coordinator for TreeFolks, and will serve as an intro to their Urban Forest Stewards class beginning in January. Collin will explain the basics of urban forest stewardship and tree identification.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 10am-1pm. Free.
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    Rags to Wags Gala

    This is the Austin Humane Society’s largest fundraiser of the year, helping them provide medical care, food, shelter, and love to thousands of animals. The evening includes cocktail hour, silent & live auction, a seated dinner, VIP afterparty, and more.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 6:30pm-12mid. $500 and up, sponsorships.
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    Ready, Set, Plant!

    Join TreeFolks for a marathon planting of 1,250 seedlings.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 9am-noon. Free.
    Shoal Creek at Lady Bird Lake
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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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    SoCo Select Farmers & Makers Market

    Because you like it local, because you like it good.
    Saturdays, 11am-5pm
    1511 S. Congress
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    Styles of Asia Fashion Show

    Austin area cultural groups will showcase traditional Asian Pacific Islander clothing, and a second runway show will feature the latest in fusion/contemporary stylings. Emcee'd by CBS Austin's Chikage Windler.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 6-8pm. Free, but RSVP required.  
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    Tail-Gate Party at Tomlinson's Feed

    Come out for a meet & greet with adoptable pets from Austin Pets Alive!, pet samples from Primal Pet Foods and Rogue Pet Feed, tailgate-approved food from Phil's Icehouse, and prizes from Tomlinson's.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 11am-3pm. Free.
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    The Austin Flea at Friends & Allies

    Shop local handmade items and vintage wares.
    Sat., Nov. 17, noon-5pm. Free.  
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    The Great Outdoors X Plant Party: Thanksgiving Botanical Decor Class

    Build a novelty succulent pumpkin-planter and get some table inspiration while you sip on coffee, hot chocolate, or cider. Ticket includes materials.
    Sat., Nov. 17, 11am-1pm. $35.  
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