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  • Community

    Out of Town

    Dye 2020 New Year’s Eve Weekend

    The little craft brewery in the woods has a full weekend of holiday events and music beginning with a: tie-dye party on Thursday, a Bloody Mary Friday, and music on Saturday and Sunday.
    Thu.-Sun., Dec. 31-Jan. 3  
    Roughhouse Brewery, San Marcos
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Eisbahn, Ice Skating in the Hill Country

    Safety protocols are in place in the outdoor skating rink at Marktplatz.
    Sat.-Sun., Dec. 26-Jan. 3. $15.  
    Fredericksburg
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Flatbed Press: 2020 Hindsight

    Here's a fine way to sum a year in the printerly life: Flatbed presents a new exhibition of works from each of the 14 artists who worked at the press this year – along with the “Every Head Is a World, Every World Is a Head” portfolio of prints by Michael Ray Charles that was published shortly before Flatbed relocated in 2019. Featuring art by Melissa Miller, Adrian Armstrong, Suzi Davidoff, Lance Letscher, David Everett, Darden Smith, and more.
    Through Jan. 9. Wed.-Fri., 10am-5pm, and by appointment
  • Food

    Food Events

    Food Access Resources from SFC

    We have to admit it's getter better, but we've still got a ways to go in dealing with this pandemic. The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they're accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
    Citywide
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Forklift Danceworks: Portraits at Downs Field

    It's the culminating piece of Forklift's year-long residency at Downs Field in East Austin: Portraits of the Downs Field community by photographer Cindy Elizabeth, installed at the field for everyone to see. The project explores the importance of Downs Field to the continual flourishing of baseball in Texas, through the past, present, and future.
    Through Jan. 4
  • Music

    Free Parking w/ Mandy Prater

    PayPal.me/mandyprater; Venmo: @themandyprater (code 2651)
    Saturdays, 9pm  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Georgetown Art Center: Book Passage

    Yeah, sometimes we just can't help but pimp – er, we mean promote – this arty bastion that's so up north it makes us think twice as we glance at our long-suffering Isuzu. But, listen, this is a show of reclaimed books that have been altered in extraordinary ways by Janice Anderson and John Sager – via collage, via paint, via outright sculpting of the materials. Anderson is new to us, but we saw a few of Sager's bibliophilic alterations over a decade ago and we're still talking about their beauty even now. Recommended, and definitely worth the trip. (Bonus: Check out the excellent Lark & Owl bookstore while you're there, too.)
    Through Jan. 3
  • Community

    Events

    Ghost Pepper Glass: Taste of Glass Experiences

    If you've been wanting to cross glass-blowing off your bucket list, here's your chance! Try a crash course to get a quick overview and make your own small souvenir. Private lessons, workshops, and multi-week courses also available.
    Fri.-Sat. through Jan. 30, 6, 7, or 8pm. $65 per person and project.  
    Ghost Pepper Glass, 979 Springdale #100
  • Music

    Happy Hour at Home w/ Heather Bishop & Danny G

    Venmo: @Heather_Bishop_78; PayPal.me/heatherbishopmusic; tip the HITW staff at Venmo: @HITW_STAFF
    Sat., Jan. 2, 6pm  
  • Community

    Events

    Holiday Lights in Georgetown’s Historic Town Square

    Enjoy the lights and local flavor throughout the holiday season.
    Through Jan. 2. Free.  
    Historic Town Square, East Seventh Street, Georgetown
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    HRC: Henry David Thoreau

    You know who, way back in the day, had the whole self-isolation thing down pretty damn well? "The author of Walden and Civil Disobedience" is the answer. Of course, Thoreau was only in "semi-seclusion" out there in the north country woods; but what he had to say – what he wrote, in many instances – is a valuable resource for people in these socially distanced times. Here, take yourself a virtual stroll through Thoreau's manuscripts (and letters and more) as beautifully archived in UT's own Harry Ransom Center.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    ICOSA: Transmissions

    Here's a new exhibition at that Canopy-situated space we love to visit. For "Transmissions," Terra Goolsby and Tammie Rubin have curated a pandemic-inspired show that answers, via a diversity of methods, questions like, "What's performance without the expectations of the traditional shared experiences? How to create intimacy and connection mediated through limited audiences, through projected and virtual transmissions?" And the respondents? Urethra Burns, Veronica Ceci, Antonio Cueto, Chloe Curiel, Michael Anthony García, Jay Roff-Garcia, Ryan Hollaway, Delilah Rose Knuckley, Yuliya Lanina, Brendan Lay, Andrea Muñoz Martinez, Pamela Martinez, Gesel Mason Performance Projects, Teresa Moralez, Jessamyn Leigh Plotts, Alexandra Robinson, LaRissa Rogers, Ivy Roots, and St Celfer. And, listen: The performances are a mix of ICOSA by-appointment time at the venue, Zoom livestreaming and pre-recorded works, ICOSA window performances, and limited-contact open exhibition hours; see the website for times, links, reservations, and more. Recommended: Catch all of the action, or just catch some of it, but don't miss this vivid exploration of WTF-does-performance-mean-in-these-constrained-times?
    Through Jan. 3. Gallery hours: Fri.-Sat., noon-6pm
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Intro to Screenwriting

    Learn the fundamentals of writing for films from award-winning screenwriter Edward Santiago in an eight-week virtual course.
    Tuesdays, Jan. 5-Feb. 23, 6-9pm. $525.  
    Online: www.austinfilmschool.org
  • Community

    Events

    IssueVoter Trivia Night for Donors

    Locally based nonprofit IssueVoter, a nonpartisan civic engagement platform, aims to raise $52,000, and Subaru is matching donations through Jan. 2. Donors who set up recurring monthly donations will be entered in a drawing to win a Patagonia jacket, and every donor will receive an invite to the trivia night on Dec. 30.
    Donate through Jan. 2; trivia night, Dec. 30  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Ivester Contemporary: Absolute Relativism

    This is a solo exhibition by Austin-based artist Dave McClinton, representing a continuation of his Black Life series, an ongoing project that aims to illustrate the inner life-cycle of Black people in America. "McClinton’s single edition digital collages focus on the bodies and portraits of Black people embellished with textures of foundational elements, symbols related to trade and status, as well as text from historical documents derived directly from America’s long and lingering history of slavery and white supremacism." Also, this work? Bold, illuminating, confrontational, and aesthetically superlative. Bonus: Ivester's Project Space presents "Olas de Perturbación," new works by Michael Anthony Garcia.
    Through Jan. 9
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Joe/Kamala Yard Art on Bellvue

    There, across 14 front yards on Bellvue Avenue: A sign of hope! Signs of hope, actually – the pro-Biden/Harris (or, as the artist puts it, Joe/Kamala) artworks of Austin's David Hefner. It's an excellent opportunity for a lift-up-your-spirits drive-by or walking tour: good stuff, visually, even beyond its message. Also a good excuse – go ahead, do it – to check out that Hefner's website, peruse some of the other works he's done.
    Mayyyybe through Inauguration Day?
    Bellvue Avenue, between 42nd & 45th, two blocks west of Lamar
  • Music

    Joel Hofmann Band

    Sat., Jan. 2, 8pm
  • Community

    Events

    Keep Austin Rooted

    Gifting a tree through Treefolks is a fun way to surprise a friend or family member with a present that could last a lifetime, while beautifying and benefiting the community. Donors can opt for preset donation tiers of $30 (10 trees), $75 (25 trees), $150 (50 trees), or an amount of their choice.
    Ongoing  
    Online
  • Music

  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Knives Out (2019)

    Sat., Jan. 2, 9:30pm  
  • Music

  • Music

    Kris Schultz Live From the Corner (of Her Apartment)

    Venmo: @Kris-Schultz; PayPal: krisjschultz@gmail.com
    Saturdays, 1pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Labyrinth (1986)

    Sat., Jan. 2, 9:40pm  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Laguna Gloria

    This local treasure of a venue, run by those Contemporary Austin folks who also bring us the Jones Center shows Downtown, is all about the outdoors – which is perfect for these trickily navigated times of ours, n'est-ce pas? Recommended: Stop by and breathe in the air, enjoy the lawns and gardens and the many examples of world-class sculpture arrayed across the property, and (as Frankie used to say) r-e-l-a-x.
    Thu.-Fri., 9am-noon; Sat.-Sun., 9am-3pm
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Landmarks: Self-Guided Walking Tour

    Well, it's always an event, isn't it? When you can take your smartphone to access self-guided tours of the outdoor public art sited by UT's award-winning Landmarks program? The answer (as long as the streets and sidewalks aren't dangerous with all this newfangled ice and snow) is a hearty, full-throated YES.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Lora Reynolds Gallery: Upwelling

    Meghann Riepenhoff makes her images with an antiquated photographic printing process – no camera, no lens – and thinks of her work as a collaboration with the ocean, the landscape, and precipitation, her dynamic cyanotypes taking on varying shades of blue to give the impression of water in motion, and much of her work is large enough to feel immersive, almost overwhelming.
    Through Jan. 16
  • Community

    Sports

    MADD Virtual Jingle Bell 5K

    Run, walk, or jog where you are to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The first 250 registrants get a swag bag, so sign up ASAP! All participants get a participant medal.
    Through Jan. 6. $35, adults; $10, kids.  
    Virtual
  • Arts

    Books

    Malvern Books: The Lion and the Pirate

    Yes, it's a new year and there's still a pandemic on, but Malvern's virtual open mic series continues! They start off with two featured readers, and then it'll be your time to shine.
    Sat., Jan. 2, 7pm. Free.  
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Marriott Marquis Houston's Texas Winter Lights

    An interactive walk-through or float-under light experience at the hotel’s iconic Texas-shaped lazy river, which will be surrounded by a mile worth of sparkling lights, complete with stunning views of the downtown Houston skyline.
    Through Jan. 3, 5-10pm. $5-15; hotel packages starting at $143.  
    Marriott Marquis, 1777 Walker St., Houston
  • Community

    Events

    Maywald Christmas Lights

    A park-and-walk display that's free with a donation to Make-A-Wish at the box upon entry.
    Through Jan. 3  
    10505 Twilight Vista

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