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  • Getting Inside an Actor, with J. Gyllenhaal

    Academy Award-watching actor, writer, and unlicensed masseuse J. Gyllenhaal brings his experience and talent to the masses for one night only (per week) to sculpt the unformed clay that is you, the non-actor, into something more beautiful--something truly perfect: An Actor. Tired of being not-famous? Let's change that.
    December 3, 10, 17  
    Fallout Theater
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    Free Monday Tango

    A delightful night of dance starts with an intro to authentic Argentine tango (no experience or partner needed) with Gustavo Simplis, and continues with two hours of social dancing with DJ G.
    Mondays, 6:30-10pm  
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    Peppermint Parkway

    A mile-long drive-through display of lights as well as a plaza full of music, food, and magic. New this year, attendees can pick up a Christmas tree during their visit with the addition of Wonder Woods. Circuit of the Americas gets in the holiday spirit by giving away free trees to families in need and offering low-cost trees to others. Also new, a Holiday Market with homemade sweet treats, gifts, and holiday swag for the kids.
    Select nights Nov. 25-Dec. 30; tickets on sale Nov. 1  
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    "Tangible/Nothing"

    In the first reinstallation of the collection galleries since it opened in 2019, Ruby City will present an exhibit of artwork from the Linda Pace collection by national and international artists.
    Through July 30, 2023  
    Ruby City, San Antonio
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    "Texas Governors and Their Times, 1846-1946"

    This exhibit showcases materials from the State Archives documenting the official work and daily business of the state’s chief executive spanning 100 years. Can't visit in person? It's available to explore online.
    Sept. 19, 2022-May 15, 2023. Free.
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    2nd Street District Holiday Window Walk

    As you do your holiday shopping, take in the beautiful scenery created by Texas artists tasked with creating holiday-inspired art installations.
    Nov. 25-Jan. 1  
    2nd Street District Downtown: West Second Street from Colorado to San Antonio and surrounding area
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    AISD Long-Range Planning Committee Meetings

    Want to throw in your two cents about Austin ISD's long-term goals? Register to speak at one of two meetings this week.
    Mon.-Tue., Nov. 28-29, 6pm  
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    Austin Baptist Chapel Angel House Soup Kitchen

    The nonprofit org seeks men's clothing donations for its clients. Jackets, scarves, hats, gloves, socks, and shoes are especially needed.
    Ongoing
    908 E. Cesar Chavez
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    Austin Diaper Bank's Three Days of Giving, Three Ways to Give

    Kicking off at 1pm Monday, the diaper bank aims to collect enough supplies to help more than 8,000 families with diapers, wipes, and period supplies. You can help by bringing items to the Fill the Van Diaper Drive, donating on Giving Tuesday so your financial gift is tripled, or volunteering during the three-day campaign. Families in need of supplies can contact United Way by calling 211 or visiting 211texas.org.
    Nov. 28-30
    Austin Diaper Bank Warehouse, 2210 Denton Dr. #103
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    Ballet Austin Online Fitness Classes

    Choose from a variety of movement classes offered via livestream.
    Ongoing and June 21-July 29  
    Online
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    Blue Genie Art Bazaar

    Austin's fave shopping destination for the holidays is the place to find unique jewelry, art, home goods, and gifts with oodles of Austin flair.
    Nov. 18-Dec. 24, 10am-10pm daily (10am-6pm Dec. 24). Free entry.  
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    Casa Marianella Seeks Assistance

    The nonprofit providing shelter and resources to asylum seekers needs volunteers for all kinds of tasks, including driving, sorting donations, and translating, and accepts donations daily 8am-6pm; see wish list for items needed.
    Ongoing
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    Cistern Illuminated

    The latest art installation fills the former drinking water reservoir with colored lights. Timed tickets required.
    Nov. 25-Jan. 8. $10.
    Houston
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    Community Fitness Classes

    For the fitness-curious and those on a budget, Castle Hill offers a wide selection of discounted classes throughout the week – just look for the "Community" name in the title.
    Ongoing. $15 for one class, $100 for 10.  
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    Concordia Men's Basketball

    Exhibition vs. Holy Patriot.
    Mon., Nov. 28, 7pm  
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    Donate Blood, Treat Yourself to Torchy's Tacos

    Treat yo'self to a damn good taco when you donate with We Are Blood.
    Nov. 15-30  
    We Are Blood donation centers & mobile drives
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    Donate to Hands for Hope

    Donate now to help nonprofit El Buen Samaritano meet its $450,000 goal, which goes toward holiday meal kits, a food pantry, baby formula, services, and other assistance for Central Texans in need.
    Ongoing  
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    Drawing & Painting Classes for Kids

    Calling all mini Monets! Registration is now open for afterschool and weekend art classes with professional artist and educator Amanda Jones, teaching students ages 8-18. Professional illustrator Carly Dennis also offers a special weekly class for younger artists.
    Ongoing. $122.50-160 monthly.  
    607 W. St Johns #10
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    Free Beginner Two-Step Lessons

    Join Double or Nothing Two-Step for a free class followed by live music and dancing.
    Mondays, 6:30pm. Donations appreciated.  
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    Free Intermediate Two-Step Lessons

    Join Double or Nothing Two-Step for a free class followed by live music and dancing.
    Mondays, 8:30pm. Donations appreciated.  
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    Ground Zero 360 Remembrance Exhibit

    More than 70 artists, painters, and sculptors contributed to this powerful exhibit remembering the terrorist attack on 9/11 including photographs taken from the streets of New York City.
    Sept. 12, 2022-Jan. 31, 2023
    Houston
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    Hill Country Galleria Ice Rink

    Find it between the Bee Cave Public Library and the Hill Country Galleria lawn.
    Through Jan. 2. $15 to skate; reservations encouraged.
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    Ice Rodeo by Four Seasons

    The luxury hotel offers an ice skating rink overlooking Lady Bird Lake, chic "cabins" to gather in and enjoy s'mores or a glass of vino, and stunning holiday art installations and decor.
    Nov. 19-Jan. 8. $35/hour to skate; $300 and up for cabins.  
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    Inspired Minds Holiday Bazaar

    The gallery will be filled floor to ceiling with handmade fine arts and crafts from local artists, artisans, crafters, and makers. Plus, paint a ceramic holiday ornament on Saturdays, 1-4pm, ready for pickup in one to two weeks ($10).
    Nov. 18-Dec. 23. Mon.-Fri., 1-6pm; Sat., noon-5pm. Free.  
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    Mozart's Holiday Light Show

    What's already a great view on the lake becomes even better with a spectacular light show, complemented by hot cocoa and tasty treats.
    Nov. 10-Jan. 6  
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    Music Open Mic

    Bring your acoustic and showcase your best original songs or old classics.
    Mondays, 8-10pm  
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    Nativity Exhibit

    Hundreds of Nativity scenes are on display from cherished family heirlooms to gifts brought back from overseas and whimsical handmade creations.
    Fri., Nov. 25-Sun., Dec. 4. Free.
    Port Lavaca
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    Pilates Strengthen & Sculpt Mat Workout

    A class focusing on all the Pilates mat workout principles to develop a strong inner core and tone, sculpt, and strengthen the muscles.
    Sept. 12-Dec. 19. $5-28.  
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    Platelet Donors Urgently Needed

    A growing community means a growing need for platelets, which are a crucial component of blood used for cancer patients, people with traumatic injuries, and pediatric transplant patients. In an effort to ramp up platelet donations, We Are Blood launched “Power Up,” a program that awards donors who donate five times by Nov. 30. Donors can choose one of four exclusive prizes: an embroidered windbreaker, Alamo movie passes, a tote, or backpack. Schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Nov. 30  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Practiquemos Español

    If you know some Spanish but are seeking a low-pressure environment to fine-tune it, this is the place.
    Mondays & Thursdays, 6pm. Free.  
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    Sale of FMA, Dr. Lamia Kadir Resignation

    Family Medicine Austin was sold by Dr. Lamia Kadir in early 2022. Effective December 1, 2022, Dr. Kadir will no longer be practicing at FMA. If you are a patient and would like to transfer your care to another doctor or clinic, fill out a medical record release and forward it to FMA. Keep in touch with Dr. Kadir at drlamiakadir.com.
    Effective Dec. 1
    Family Medicine Austin, 6633 Hwy. 290 E. #300
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    Starry, Starry Nights

    Go to Badu Park to see the light displays reflect off the Llano River and sip hot chocolate.
    Nov. 25-Dec. 31
    Llano
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    The Annual Great Pumpkin Haul

    Pumpkins are the fave fall food for the residents of Central Texas Pig Rescue. If you've got a hoard of gourds, check CTPR's website for a list of places to donate and guidelines for what is pleasing to the pigs' palates. They could also use some extra hands to transport all the donations.
    Through Dec. 17
    Various locations
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    Trains at NorthPark

    Presented by Bank of Texas, this 35-year holiday family tradition has become a favorite for generations of Dallasites and includes 1,600 feet of track rolling from coast to coast on a whimsical rail journey across America. All ticket proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.
    Nov. 12-Jan. 6. Mon.-Sat., 10am-8pm; Sun., noon-6pm; hours vary for holidays. $5-10.  
    NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, 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.
    Various locations
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    Volunteer With Meals on Wheels Central Texas

    The season of giving is a great time to get involved with Meals on Wheels, and donating just an hour a week makes a huge difference to the homebound older adults served by the org. Volunteers deliver more than a meal; they also bring warm smiles and much-needed safety checks. Apply online and get signed up for a Zoom training to get started.
    Ongoing  
    Apply online
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    Walkway of Lights

    Millions of lights reflecting off the lake make this one of the most spectacular holiday light displays with more than 130 sculptures and an ice rink.
    Nov. 18-Dec. 31, 6-10pm
    Marble Falls
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    WIC Mobile Unit

    Resources and info about Austin Public Health’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program for qualifying pregnant women, new mothers, and young children.
    Check online for current schedule. Free.  
    Various locations

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