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for Wed., Dec. 12
  • Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival

    17th Annual Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival! Over 300 artists from around the world, plus thousands of fans will converge at the Palmer Event Center for Texas' largest art and tattoo event on January 18-20, 2019
    Fri.-Sun. Jan. 18-20  
    Palmer Events Center
  • Music

    A Rock & Roll Christmas w/ JD McPherson, JP Harris

    Oklahoma’s retrofuturist R&B punk tours behind last month’s new holiday album, Socks. Behind 11 fresh Yuletide rockers, McPherson accomplished a lot, crafting warm, witty, air-tight originals. It results in an instant Christmas classic alongside A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector. You might even pull it out in July just to feel good.
    Wed., Dec. 12, 7pm  
  • All Events
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      "Jerusalem" (2014)

      Renowned archaeologist Dr. Jodi Mangess takes you to the holiest sites.
      Wed., Dec. 12, 3:00  
    • Community

      Out of Town

      2018’s Brightest Comet

      Getting to a dark place out of doors is the essential ingredient for seeing Comet Wirtanen, the brightest and last comet of the year.
      Dec. 12-17
      Various locations
    • Community


      37th Street Lights

      This is how Austin does holiday lights. This yearslong tradition took a hiatus, but it's back this year and it's weirder than ever.
      Through Jan. 5. Free.  
      505 W. 37th, across from Amy's Ice Creams on Guadalupe
    • Community


      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


      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


      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.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Amazon Adventure (2017)

      Laser IMAX 3D: Track the 11-year journey of 1850s explorer Henry Bates.
      Wed., Dec. 12, 10:00am, 1:00  
    • Music

      Anthony Garcia

      Wed., Dec. 12, 4am
    • Music

      Anthony Wright

      Wed., Dec. 12, 6:30pm
    • 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

      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
    • 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!
    • Community


      Austin Beer Run Club – Weekly Beer Run

      Please arrive to Uncle Billy's by 6:30 as the run will begin precisely at 6:45. The Fall/Winter route is a 5k figure eight around the Long Center. An organizer will go over the route prior to the start and route details can be found on the website. All speeds are welcome. Stick around for a post-run beer.: Free validated parking is available in the Uncle Billy's garage. Additional parking can be found on Kinney Avenue and near the Butler Shores softball fields on Toomey Road.: For ABRC events, all beer runners run at their own risk. Please use caution and exercise good judgment as ABRC is not responsible for injury or accidents.
      Wednesdays, 6:30pm. Free.
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Austin Strategic Mobility Plan Draft Review

      View the ASMP's draft policies and maps – now available in both English and Spanish – to see the city's revamped transportation plan, then share your feedback online.
      Feedback accepted through Jan. 13  

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