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  • Courthouse Nights in Lockhart, Texas!

    Don't miss the return of Courthouse Nights in Lockhart! Centered around the beautiful Caldwell County Courthouse lawn, the FREE and family-friendly live music series features an all-star lineup with Dale Watson, EZ Band, Deadeye, Rattlesnake Milk, and Simons Says. Held every third Friday of the month from April to August!
    Fri. Apr. 19, 7pm-10pm  
    Lockhart, Texas
  • Community


    Texas Stars

    Vs. San Antonio Rampage: Fri., Dec. 21, 7pm; Thu., Dec. 27, 7pm. Vs. Ontario Reign: Sat., Dec. 29, 7pm. $22-58.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Apartment (1960)

      Home for the Holidays: This essential Billy Wilder film smoothly combines trenchant social observation with hilarious comedy. Lemmon plays a company man who tries to climb the corporate ladder by loaning out his bachelor pad to illicitly trysting higher-ups. As usual, office politics make for some strange bedfellows.
      Thu., Dec. 27, 7pm  
    • Arts


      The Year In Review: Comedians Recap & Roast 2018

      "More than 50 of the brightest minds from Austin's comedy scene recap the year that was," huh? C'mon, everybody wants to see this kind of show before the new year kicks in. Especially this show – because it's hosted by Lisa Friedrich and Mac Blake. Listen: If you want to know WTF just happened? during the past 12 months – and you want to laugh until you cry about it – then this is where you should be tonight.
      Thu., Dec. 27, 8pm. $15 ($12, in advance).  
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      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

      Visual Arts

      Gallery Lucid: Mindscapes

      Elliot Rogers' first solo show offers "hypnotic spaces and surreal mindscapes which reflect his inner meditative visions and explore the connection between the self and the alien other." It's all trippy AF, in other words – and the closing party will be awash with live music and fancy libations.
      Closing reception: Sat., Jan. 5, 6pm
    • 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
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      LOLA at 4th Tap: The Holiday Spectacular

      The powerhouse performers of Local Opera Local Artists unleash their vocal glories and instrumental panache to herald 2019's approach, with Liz Cass, Claudia Chapa, Chantal Freeman, Jaimie Lowe, Charissa Memrick, Kyle Naig, Jeremy Osborne, Meredith Ruduski, Cindy Sadler, Peter Stopschinski, Julia Taylor, Veronica Williams, Graham Yates, and Arnold Yzaguirre bringing the magnificence right there in the brewery.
      Thu., Dec. 27, 8pm. $10.  
    • Community


      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

      Visual Arts

      Print Austin 2019

      While we've got the space available in our printed year-end listings section, we wanted to alert you to this terrific annual event that happens throughout the city in the latter half of January and the first half of February. It's kind of like that whole EAST or WEST celebration of art that goes on – you know? – except that this program is predicated on printmaking in all its many forms and functions.Print Austin is spread among galleries and studios all over town (although the soon-to-be-shuttered Flatbed Press is pretty much Ground Zero), and it boasts numerous workshops and parties in addition to the excellent displays, but that last thing is especially why we're giving it this early huzzah: We know that you don't like to miss out on what's best in this city, and Print Austin isn't just an inside-baseball sort of deal for inkstained artisans and their hardcore fans. No, this is also a wealth of highly accessible graphic goodness that's coming up for the regular citizen to enjoy as well, and we'll have more details here for you as this 2019 business gets under way.
      Jan. 15-Feb. 15
    • Music

      Skeleton, Hotmom, Choir Cherry, Mudd

      September saw the issue of the charmingly titled Bathroom Scene split EP. Four tunes feature sludgecore trio Mudd, who sound like they’d been raised on a steady diet of vintage Sub Pop grunge-grinders Tad. Release-mates Hotmom, meanwhile, sound like every Kim Gordon-led Sonic Youth tune played at once. The pair kicks off a tour this evening, joined by tinny cassette-core experimentalists Choir Cherry and Austin’s heaviest metal/punk bone collectors Skeleton.
      Thu., Dec. 27, 9pm
    • Arts


      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


      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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