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for Tue., Dec. 14
  • Dart 'em Up's 5th Birthday Celebration

    Dart 'em Up is celebrating their 5th Birthday with big savings and even bigger rewards! Owner Richard McVay invites the public to join them in the celebration with birthday giveaways, week-long special promos and a local charity partnership!
    Dec. 10-12  
    Dart 'em Up
  • Soundwaves Art Gallery Grand Opening

    Join the Soundwaves Art Foundation for their gallery opening, featuring musician-signed artworks created by Tim Wakefield. Proceeds will benefit global charities.
    Sat. Dec. 11  
    Soundwaves Art Gallery
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  • Music

    Pink Sweat$, Kirby, Bren Joy

    Pink Sweat$ is your best guy friend in high school: the shy kid who gets along with everybody, the big teddy bear who wraps his hands and heart in pink sweats. Born to a Philadelphia family who worshipped God and music – father, a minister and mother, a gospel singer – his signature hits, 2018’s “Honesty” and 2021’s “At My Worst,” encapsulate the heartbreak and innocence of your early twenties. The songwriter/producer weaves yearning R&B with lighthearted dance tracks on February’s full-length Pink Planet. Fellow crooners Kirby and Bren Joy kick off.
    Tue., Dec. 14, 8pm
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      Visual Arts

      Austin Public Library: Outpost

      The Austin Public Library presents an installation by Sarah Welch: multimedia objects and imagery from the artist’s self-published comic, Holdout.
      Opening reception: Sat., Dec. 11, 2-4pm
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      Food Events

      Cru Food & Wine Bar: Christmas Eve

      CRU's festive Christmas Eve menu lets you enjoy a night out with loved ones (Downtown or in the Domain) for a brief respite of stress-free wining and dining before the big day. Choose from a set menu for a fabulous three-course meal (or, sure, go a la carte instead). Appetizers include lobster bisque and tortelloni fonduta with black truffle butter; the entrée brings choices among jumbo shrimp scampi, NY strip steak, Alaskan halibut, braised short ribs; and you can opt for any of three different desserts (but we're totes focused on that chocolate mousse cake, omg). Note: Kids 12 and younger eat for half off.
      $55 dine-in, $125 for two to-go.
      Downtown at 238 W. Second #13; in the Domain at 11410 Century Oaks Terrace #104
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      Visual Arts

      Davis Gallery: Together Again

      Here's an extensive – and highly recommended – group exhibition that showcases the depth of work by 34 Texas-based Davis Gallery artists, celebrating the present and the historical feel of our everchanging state. Randall Reid. Denise M. Fulton. Dana Younger. Jan Heaton. Faustinus Deraet. Caprice Pierucci. Steve Brudniak. Lisa Beaman. B. Shawn Cox. And however many more, too, which a little math will reveal – but not as gloriously as seeing the art in person.
      Opening reception: Sat., Dec. 11, 4-7pm
    • Community

      Events

      Downtown Holiday Stroll

      Enjoy free and family-friendly events all month, and with your Downtown Passport, collecting stamps at participating businesses can get you entered in a drawing for prizes. Grand prize is a Hotel ZaZa staycation package, and others include gift cards and even a ukulele!
      Through Dec. 31  
      Downtown Austin
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      Theatre

      Greetings from Shrewd Mountain Lodge

      Ready to solve a mystery, you clever sleuths? Here's a multimedia holiday whodunit – created by Jenny Connell Davis, Shannon Grounds, Trey Deason, and Raul Garza – in which things go awry among the cast and crew of the Winter Festival Play assembled at Shrewd Mountain Lodge. As strange events and sinister accidents continue to pile up, it becomes clear that someone or something is trying to sabotage the production. Note: Subscribers will hear from all six main characters via video messages, holiday cards, and letters in the actual mail over the course of six weeks – along with artifacts, souvenirs, and clues to help solve the mystery. Bonus: Discover the culprit by the end of Week 5, and you'll get an additional, special prize.
      The experience begins Dec. 12. $40-60.  
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      Homo for the HoliGays!

      Let the Yuletide be gay with the Boyz of Austin’s annual holiday drag show. Featuring performances from special guest stars Mz. DaDDiE and the Nightmara.
      Tue., Dec. 14, 9pm. $5-10.  
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      Community

      Kelly Kline’s Pink Santa Toy Drive

      Help make holiday wishes come true for local children in need and donate new, unwrapped, and gender-neutral toys and gifts as part of Austin Pride’s 17th annual toy drive. See website for drop-off locations.
      Multiple locations
    • Arts

      Books

      Kim Dallesandro's Full House

      Words and music, music and words! Live, in-person, presented by Oneiros Books in a sonic and literary showcase staged at Ground Floor Theatre. Compelling. Conspiratorial. Combustible. Featuring Charlotte Herzele, C.K. Bailey, Ricardo Acevedo, Mike Buck/Eve Monsees, Lisa Cheery, R.C. Banks/Alan Banks, and (of course) Kim Dallesandro.
      Tue., Dec. 14, 7pm. $20-25.
    • Community

      Events

      Nautical Light Show

      A boat tour is a lovely way to view the spectacular light show at Mozart's, made even sweeter with their treats and cocoa.
      Through Jan. 6  
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      Events

      Peppermint Parkway

      The holiday tradition at COTA is back and bigger than ever, with tons of fun for the family to be enjoyed from the car or at Peppermint Plaza. There's a mile of immersive displays, millions of lights, dancing elves, and race fans will enjoy taking a lap around the F1 track.
      Nov. 26-Dec. 26  
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      Visual Arts

      The Blanton Museum: Curated Conversations

      This series explores and connects with the Blanton staff, streaming live every Tuesday at 5pm. The museum's collections are vast, as is the knowledge of these professionals, so click on over to enjoy a bit of both.
    • Qmmunity

      Community

      Well-Being for the Holidays: Online

      Reflect on the past year and set intentions for the new year to come with allgo.
      Tue., Dec. 14, 6-7:30pm. Free.  
      Online
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      Events

      Winter Wanderland

      "Snow Close, Yet Snow Far Out" is the theme for this festive series of holiday happenings. Enjoy the neon rainbow decor, seasonal bevvies and treats, and fun activities: film screenings Thursday, photos with Santa Friday, and carols with Mrs. Claus Saturday.
      Through Dec. 26. Donations for Council on At-Risk Youth suggested.  
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      Out of Town

      "Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer"

      Known for her paintings and married to a famous photographer, this is the first exhibition that explores: O’Keeffe’s connection to photography.
      Sun., Oct. 17-Jan. 23, 2022  
      Museum Fine Arts, Houston
    • Music

    • Music

    • Music

      Adam Johnson

      Tue., Dec. 14, 6pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Akirash Online

      Sure, Austin's Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya aka AKIRASH has an exhibition at the Carver Museum right now – and the place is closed, of course. But this Lagos-born artist also happens to have one of the most robust websites around, though you'll need a mighty big screen to get the best effect of his huge and colorful mixed-media creations and performance pieces.
    • Music

    • Music

      Ange K Band

      Tue., Dec. 14, 7:30pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Art 84: Cornelius Carter

      This is a virtual preview of "Work in Progress" by Austin's Cornelius Carter, a work that "captures the struggles and glory of the African-American experience along with the artist’s faith in the American dream of equality and opportunity for all."
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Art for the People Gallery: Alchemy

      Witness now the meditative and exploratory oil and ink artworks of Wolf Garden. "Through peaceful paintings and bold poetry, this show invites individuals to connect with their ultimate reality: infinite potential."
      Through Dec. 20
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      Visual Arts

      Atelier Dojo: Remote Studios

      The local powerhouse of figurative painting, the art school that's the smart school for artists of all kinds, they've got a painting-along-at-home series going to help you keep your skills honed in these socially restrictive times, featuring live costumed models posing on camera and a thriving community of creatives rendering that lovely human biotecture from their separate studios. "Join us for a three-hour costumed-model drawing session. Use any supplies you wish, listen to music, share your work, chat with others. It’s a great way to stay connected with your art community!"
      Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30pm; Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm; Saturdays, 9:30-12:30pm. $5.  
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      Events

      ATX+Egypt Fashion Pop-Up Store

      Featuring clothing, jewelry, bags, leather goods, and more by Austin and Egyptian fashion designers participating in the ATX+EGYPT Entrepreneurship Program.
      Through Dec. 20. Sun., noon-5pm; Mon.-Sat., 11am-7pm  
      225 W. Second
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      Arts & Culture

      Auditions: The Legend of Georgia McBride

      Open call to Austin actors, specifically actors of color and performers with drag experience, for the Austin premiere of Tony award winner Matthew Lopez’s showbiz comedy about drag.
      Deadline: Tue., Dec. 14. Free.
      Trinity Street Playhouse, 901 Trinity
    • Community

      Sports

      Austin FC Holiday Merch

      Find the perfect gifts for soccer fans and celebrate Austin's MLS team's first season with ornaments, stockings, apparel, pet supplies, and pretty much anything else you can think of with the Verde logo in green & black.
      Ongoing  
      Online or at Verde Store: 506 Congress or 10414 McKalla Place
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      Austin Pets Alive! Store

      Austin Pets Alive! has some adorable items in the online shop and proceeds benefit animals in need. Find ornaments, toys, collars, cards, and more for any animal-lover on your list.
      Ongoing  
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      Austin Scavenger Hunt

      Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
      Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
      Online and at home
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      Events

      Austin Trail of Lights

      The drive-through format for the trail means the fam can take in the magic of the beautiful light displays while you play holiday tunes and enjoy Christmas cookies.
      Nov. 27-Dec. 31, select dates  

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