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  • Festival of Good

    Festival of Good is back! Join them in Whitter Park at the corner of Whitter and Charles Merle Drive in the Goodnight Ranch neighborhood for the 3rd Annual Festival of Good - a fun, block party-style event celebrating all the "good" things of Austin. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
    Sat. Aug. 24, 10am-2pm  
    Whitter Park
  • 8th Annual Austin Original Benefits Concert

    Wild Child will bring their blend of indie-pop and infectious melodies to this year's 8th Annual Austin Original Benefit Concert! It's all for a good cause with proceeds benefiting children's mental health at Austin Child Guidance Center.
    Sat. Aug. 24, 8:30pm  
    ACL Live at the Moody Theater
  • 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

    Comedy

    Bob Khosravi

    It's beginning to look a lot like the nights after Christmas are gonna be funnier than ever, with Bob "The Storyteller" Khosravi bringing his smart brand of hilarity to the Cap City stage, rocking the lucky crowds like he's done at Austin's Moontower and Portland's Bridgetown and more.
    Dec. 26-29. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri., 7:30 & 10pm; Sat., 7:30pm. $12-23.  
  • 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.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Fanny and Alexander (1982)

    Home for the Holidays: This semi-autobiographical film from the great Swedish master's late career is regarded by many as his crowing achievement.
    Wed., Dec. 26, 5:00  
  • 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

    Kevin Galloway, Malford Milligan Band, Johnny Nicholas (6:00)

    Austin’s soul, blues, and gospel voice-of-truth, whose career goes back to adventurous Eighties alternative outfit Stick People and Nineties rock breakouts Storyville, added another brick to his indomitable discography this fall with October’s Life Will Humble You. The Euro-Americana chart-topping LP, featuring a near-spiritual version of Charlie Rich’s “Feel Like Going Home” and several Stephen Bruton cuts, finds Milligan linking with Dutch player/producer Jack Hustinx. Before February’s European tour, Milligan throws down at his regular South Lamar stomping grounds.
    Wed., Dec. 26
  • 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.
  • 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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