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  • Esther's Follies

    Esther's Follies, "Austin's #1 Comedy Troupe" follows the funny in Washington, Austin, and on the internet. Hailed as Austin’s answer to Saturday Night Live, Esther’s has been entertaining sold-out audiences for over 42 years. It is a modern-day vaudeville revue like nothing else on the national comedy scene mixing political comedy, musical numbers, and Vegas-style magic into five performances every week.
    Thurs. at 8pm, Fri/Sat at 8pm & 10pm  
    Esther's Follies
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  • Arts

    Books

    Albert Huffstickler Birthday Party

    Poetry readings and birthday cake will fortify all those celebrating the late, great poet laureate of Hyde Park this evening.
    Mon., Dec. 17, 7pm
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    Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

    Nothing says holidays in Austin like scouring aisles and aisles of local art, crafts, and self-care products. But there's live music. And beer. And this year, the bazaar is hosting 12 Days of Giving, which means your dollars go to helping local nonprofits like HAAM, the Austin Art Alliance, Sun Radio, and (nine) more.
    Dec. 13-24. Daily, 11am-10pm. $8; children 12 and under, free.
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Better Mr. Burns

    Yes, this is that Anne Washburn-scripted, The Simpsons-go-postapocalypse brilliance that delighted audiences at St. Ed's a few years ago, now presented by a cadre of UT theatre students under the direction of Khristián Méndez Aguirre to "address the impact of environmental waste and abusive rehearsal practices to address a significant blind spot in contemporary American theatre: the intersection of environmental and social justice." And we've got a report on that right here.
    Dec. 14-17. Fri. & Mon., 7pm; Sat.-Sun., 2 & 7pm. Free.  
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    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

    Guzu Gallery: Binge

    That Vince Torres and his astonishing cohort of creatives have garnered more graphic goodness for those Guzu walls, with 26 artists paying tribute to shows from the small screen, with stylish renditions of characters and settings from television’s past and present. Featuring homages by Chet Phillips, Tessa Morrison, Killian Glenn, Half-Human, Nina Sanchez, and more. Where's your fandom at, baby? It's probably right here, right now.
    Through Jan. 7
  • Music

    Mazel Tov Mondays w/ Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour

    Energetic klezmer ensemble.
    Mondays, 8pm
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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.
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    Sad Girls Only

    Ruby Knight and Louisianna Purchase are putting on the water works for a night of sweet, sweet, emo drag. Y2K, Hentaii, Chitah Daniels Kennedy, and way more embrace their softer sides on stage while you gorge yerself on cake. 21+.
    Mon., Dec. 17, 9pm-12mid. $7.  
  • Music

    Tengger Cavalry

    Mongolian folk-metal.
    Mon., Dec. 17, 9pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Big Sleep (1946)

    Noir Canon: Perhaps the very best Philip Marlowe screen adaptation, The Big Sleep sizzles with the Bogey-Bacall chemistry and crackling dialogue full of innuendo. Although all of the plot convolutions are impossible to fully untangle, that has never gotten in the way of the film's enjoyment.
    Mon., Dec. 17, 7:00  
  • Music

    Thou, MJ Guider, Private Service, Die Young

    Blood eagle breakout Magus landed Thou on most short-list 2018 metal ratings. The Baton Rouge beheaders’ fifth LP since 2007 writhes 10-minute Gulf Coast sludge epics infected with black metal scree. Witnessing Bryan Funck scream the life out of death in the intimate dive that is Eastside-metal-Valhalla the Lost Well should likewise constitute one of the best hard arts pulverizations of this cursed year.
    Mon., Dec. 17, 8pm
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    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.
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Underground Comedy

    This newly revitalized basement venue is dedicated to "bringing the best in alternative comedy with shows seven nights a week." For instance: Monday starts things off with that sprightly revue of optimism called Fuck This Week, there's Rob Gagnon's unpredictable Sandbox on Tuesdays, the all-female comedy showcase called Garage on Wednesdays, and find out where some of these stand-ups come from via the My Block showcase this Thursday. Then, on Friday, the Battle of the Sketches beings anew – and don't miss the inarguable power of Sure Thing hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady. Saturday's got an A-Team of historical figures (Leonardo da Vinci! Harriet Tubman! Carl Sagan!) brought back to life and saving the day as Clone Squad, followed by some story-centered Sweet Lightning, and – see website for more.
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    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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