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    Theatre

    The Dionysium: History Is Made to Seem Unfair

    For this latest convocation of wine-fueled intellectual hijinks, LB Deyo and Buzz Moran have engaged the participation of those celebrated Rude Mechs, who will offer a preview of their new theatrework about The Impeachment of the Worst President in U.S. History. Also, Marc Pouhé re-enacts a speech by Frederick Douglass, Corey Brettschneider talks about the presidential oath of office, and Silky Shoemaker performs Ronald Reagan apologizing for all the shitty things he did. And, of course, the usual brainy badinage and toasts to creativity throughout the show – all abetted by the mighty keyboard calisthenics of that Graham Reynolds.
    Wed., Dec. 5, 7pm. $10.  
    • Arts

      Comedy

      BuzzKill at the Buzz Mill

      Looking for a regular Wednesday night stand-up showcase? Carlton Wilcoxson and Angelina Martin are the new hosts of Buzzkill at the Buzz Mill, and they're fixing to show you a laughing good time.
      Wednesdays, 9pm. Free.
    • Music

      Austin Music Video Festival w/ Sorne

      Continuing through Saturday 8, ATX’s fourth annual music video marathon begins its slew of screenings, workshops, and afterparties by marrying visuals with live music. Tuesday on Sixth Street, closet filmmaker Alan Palomo (aka Neon Indian) debuts his latest homegrown short with live synthesizer accompaniment. Hump day at the North Door follows with former local (Morgan) Sorne encoring his “post-apocalyptic narrative” live and solo. Full schedule: www.amvfest.com/schedule.
      Wed., Dec. 5  
    • Community

      Events

      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
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Davis Gallery: The Animal Kingdom

      Randal Ford's compelling and intimate photographic portraits of nonhuman species depict an undeniable sense of power, humor, beauty, and an unspoken kinship to our animal relatives. You've seen them on the covers of Time, Texas Monthly, and even Communication Arts; now see them bigger, better, brighter on the walls of this excellent gallery – for just four days!
      Through Dec. 8. Reception: Thu., 6-8:30pm
    • Arts

      Comedy

      First Anniversary All-Star Celebration!

      This basement venue is dedicated to "bringing the best in alternative comedy with shows seven nights a week," and this weekend is their first anniversary all-star celebration benefitting SAFE. If you don't know how good these guys are, what the hell is wrong with you, citizen? If you do how good they are, you'll be thrilled to experience this best-of-the-best weekend, featuring house troupes and acts from all the comedy theatres in town, with stand-up showcases and hilarious sketches and, Jesus, this is some kind of comedy explosion going on here right now. (Get it? "Fallout"? "Explosion"? "Jesus"? "Going on"?) Highly recommended!
      Thu.-Sat., Jan. 24-26. $10 per show.  
    • Music

      Freddie Gibbs

      Unapologetically gangster, Freddie Gibbs packs trap/house narratives into chrome-cold bars. The Baby Face Killa from Gary, Ind., witnessed a pair of 2018 releases, including Fetti with Curren$y and producer Alchemist: “Rockin’ Virgil Air Max Off-White, cook crack/ I got the razor blade and clippers, you get your shit pushed back/ I turned some shit into sugarcane a n---- couldn’t look back/ I can’t evade these gangsta ways, I guess the hood did that.”
      Wed., Dec. 5, 9pm  
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      Fukk off Christeene, Luuv Austin XO

      We're still reeling over the news: Dirty queen Christeene is headed out of Austin on the yellow brick road of life, but before she departs, she wants to say goodbye in the only way she knows how with greased up butt plugs, filthy performances, and a mess of emotions.
      Wed., Dec. 5, 9pm-12mid. $8.  
    • Music

      Hyborian, Suicide Cult, Desist, Flooded Tomb

      Missourian sword ’n’ sorcery.
      Wed., Dec. 5, 9pm
    • Community

      Events

      KOKE FM Blue Santa Breakfast

      Join your favorite KOKE FM hosts for a breakfast and silent auction benefiting APD's Operation Blue Santa, an org providing gifts for families in need. They're asking for toy donations for kids ages 8-14.
      Wed., Dec. 5, 6-10am. Free.  
    • Food

      Food Events

      La Condesa: Know Your Agave

      La Condesa's series of classes continues, with this one dedicated to that seasonal spirit called pechuga. Snack on off-the-menu botanas and sample pechugas from around Mexico while learning the history of this celebratory mezcal. And why is this series at La Condesa? Because they've got the largest collection of tequila and mezcal in the city, baby.
      Wed., Dec. 5, 7pm. $50.  
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      Community

      Makeup Workshop for Trans Women

      A safe and supportive class for trans women and nonbinary folks to explore and experiment with the magical world of makeup. For more on the monthly event, see our coverage.
      First Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Free.  
    • Music

      Metalachi, Black Heart Saints [inside]

      Exactly as described – from Hollyweird.
      Wed., Dec. 5, 8pm  
    • Community

      Events

      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.
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

      Devil in the Garden: Films of Luchino Visconti: Visconti returns to Milan, the city of his birth, in this story about the politics of class involved in the move to the big city of a family of impoverished southerners. Most memorable are Giuseppe Rotunno's stunning black-and-white cinematography and the baroque brutality of the fight scenes.
      Wed., Dec. 5, 7:00  
    • Community

      Sports

      Texas Stars

      Vs. Milwaukee Admirals.
      Wed., Dec. 5, 7pm  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      The Santaland Diaries

      Does it return? Of course it returns – this show is more evergreen than a forest of Christmas trees. David Sedaris' outlandish tale of a (oh, shall we say disgruntled) Macy’s elf jingles to life again in this latest incarnation, with that costumed Crumpet waxing snarktastic on the talent it takes to juggle tinsel, tearful tots, and not-so-sober Santas during what's hailed as the most wonderful time of the year. J. Robert Moore – the bright star of Zach's one-man show Buyer and Cellar a couple years ago – plays Crumpet, and Nat Miller directs, so we reckon this year's holiday-skewering is doubleplusgood to go. But does our reviewer think so, too?
      Through Dec. 30. Wed.-Thu., 7:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 6:30 & 9pm. $40 and up.  
    • Community

      Out of Town

      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.
    • Community

      Events

      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.
      Through Dec. 30. $16,.  
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      Sports

      60-Minute Cardio Circuit Workout

      Every muscle in your body will be pushed to perform and your heart rate will increase for a great cardio workout.
      Oct. 17-Dec. 19. Wednesdays, 9am. First class is free.
    • Arts

      Theatre

      A Christmas Carol

      This ZACH Theatre adaptation of the Dickens classic, directed by Abe Reybold and starring the estimable Jaston Williams, is "a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras." It's riotously redolent of the ghosts of Motown past, but of course you know the basic Ebenezer of this thing: crotchety, cratchity, creepy, and (ultimately) heartwarming. And, what's that? You think there's an awful lot of Dickens going on in town lately? Our Robert Faires tells you why.
      Through Dec. 30. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25 and up.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      AARC: Storied and Pop Japan

      Two new art shows at the Asian American Resource Center. First, there's STORIED, in which Katherine Leung reflects the Tuvan culture in her Faces of Central Texas series, incorporating the folklore of golden light gods; and JU Salvant draws upon the personal history of a young girl’s journey from Vietnam to America for the visual story, Red Sky in the Morning. And then there's POP JAPAN, curated by Guzu Gallery's own Vincent X. Torres, presenting an array of notable characters from Japanese television, film, anime, and manga.
    • Arts

      Dance

      ACC Dance Classes

      The Dance Department of Austin Community College offers classes in modern, jazz, ballet, and improvisation techniques, with student work produced twice a year in the Choreographers' Showcase. Teachers include Ellen Bartel, Jessica Cox, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Roxanne Gage, Darla Johnson, Sunny Shen, Catherine Solaas and Melissa Watt. Note: Classes can be taken for credit and applied toward your degree.
      Prices vary, scholarships available.  
    • Music

    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Amazon Adventure (2017)

      Laser IMAX 3D: Track the 11-year journey of 1850s explorer Henry Bates.
      Wed., Dec. 5, 10:00am  
    • Community

      Events

      Annual Bullock Museum Store Sale

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

      Visual Arts

      Art for the People: The Pink Parachute Project

      Teodora Pogonat's provocative series of photography depicts women overcoming struggles, hardships, and setbacks through the use of a 30-pound pink military-grade parachute.
      Through Jan. 26
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Art In Public Places: Launchpad

      Have you always wanted to create a work of public art for Austin but weren't sure how to get started? LaunchPAD is a new program that pairs emerging through mid-career public artists with those already established in the field to work together on artwork for the City of Austin. Through the partnership, you'll work on everything from materials research and fabrication to public outreach, while providing a service doing what you love. Also, $15,000 for your work on the project. See website for details.
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Atelier 1205: Post-Apocalyptic Harvest

      Three artists, three strong views of this complex life. And now our journo-about-town Brenner has reaped the visions that Erika Huddleston, Amy Scofield, and Tammy West have sown – and here's his report.
      Through Jan. 27. Artist talk with Tammy West: Sat., Jan. 26, 1pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Atelier Dojo

      This school of representational art is led by four world-class locals, teaches drawing and painting (both fundamental and advanced programs), has open studios with live modeling, a schedule of workshops featuring visiting artists from around the world, and is located in the heart of Big Medium's Canopy complex. Oh look – we profiled and interviewed the faculty right here!

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