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for Sun., Dec. 18
  • Cassette Roulette starring John Cameron Mitchell

    Tony-winning star John Cameron Mitchell from Hedwig and the Angry Inch hits the Long Center stage with international cabaret sensation Amber Martin! In a raucous, loud, and unforgettable cabaret experience, see where Fate and the spinning wheel of 'cassette roulette' take this evening of songs, stories, and characters.
    Sat. Feb. 24, 8pm  
    Long Center for the Performing Arts
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Texas Performing Arts presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on its 2024 National Tour. The legendary dance company returns to Austin after more than a decade for two special and unique performances including new works and Ailey’s iconic ballet Revelations.
    Mar. 2-3  
    Bass Concert Hall
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    Classical Music

    Beerthoven: Hoppy Holidays

    Beerthoven's annual holiday tradition returns, featuring the Tinsel Singers on the front lawn of the Neill Cochran House Museum for a concert of carols, cocoa, and cold ones. [Note: By "cold ones," they mean beer from Lazarus Brewing.]
    Fri., Dec. 23, 7pm. $25-30 ($10, students).  
  • Community


    Feels So Good Holiday Market

    Join Feels So Good for their last holiday market of the year, with local vendors, complimentary adult beverages, coffee from Fase Cafe, and photos with the Grinch. All ages and pets welcome!
    Sun., Dec. 18, noon-5pm. Free.  
  • Arts


    The Precious Present: The Jazz Element

    This new show from Tapestry celebrates Austin dance, vocal, and music artists – including Anuradha Naimpally, China Smith, Kelly Bach, Sharon Marroquin, Nagavalli, Olivia Chacon, Jun “Sunny” Shen, Jesse Berry, Denisha Nicholas, and Tapestry Dance director Acia Gray. Bonus: Live jazz from Austin Kimble (piano), Dylan Jones (bass), and Masumi Jones (drums).
    Dec. 17-18. Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $35.  
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    All Is Calm

    This musical drama, scripted by Peter Rothstein, relives a poignant moment in history when Allied and German forces laid down their arms to celebrate the Christmas holiday together during the first World War in 1914. Directed by Dave Anderson for Trinity Street Players.
    Dec. 14-18. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2 & 7:30pm
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    Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

    Austin's homegrown holiday tradition is back with the most new artists the bazaar has ever had, plus live music from local superstars like Kelly Willis and Ray Wylie Hubbard, a mobile honky-tonk, and the ability to shop online.
    Through Dec. 23, 11am-8:30pm  
  • Community


    Austin Trail of Lights

    Austin's beloved tradition returns for its 58th year, featuring more than 2 million lights illuminating the park, 90 lighted holiday trees, and more than 70 other holiday displays and lighted tunnels.
    Through Dec. 23  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Bad Axe (2022)

    Doc Nights: This winner of the SXSW 2022 Audience Award for Documentaries tells of Trumpism's effects on a Cambodian/Mexican-American family restaurant in the rural community of Bad Axe, Mich. Presented in partnership with Austin Asian American Film Festival.
    Sun., Dec. 18, 7:15pm  
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    La Pastorela

    This year’s interactive production of La Pastorela – in which audiences will have a chance to participate in a dance, song, spoken word performance, or to create a work of visual art – will be unlike any you've seen before.
    Through Dec. 18. Thu.-Fri., 7pm; Sat., 2 & 7pm; Sun., 2pm. $20.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Loro: HolidayTakeout package

    Nigh on perfect for anyone craving easy, last-minute meals to enjoy this Christmas, LORO's takeout package combines traditional Texas barbecue with Asian influences with a smoked beef prime rib (with coffee-and-beef jus) and delicious sides. Sides? Like only Loro can do 'em: butternut squash & sweet onion soup with brown-buttered apples; kale & Asian pear salad; honey & miso-glazed carrots; confit marble potatoes. All of this will serve 4-6 people. Note: Order now through Dec. 20, for pick up on Dec. 23 & 24.
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    Food Events

    Olamaie & Little Ola's: Festive Breakfast Packs

    This holiday season, the folks behind Olamaie and Little Ola’s want to ease your meal planning with the Family Breakfast Box. This packaged bounty of goodness includes six biscuits (with honey butter and apple butter), six cinnamon rolls, Southern breakfast casserole, and hot chocolate (or, if you prefer, virgin eggnog). This will feed about ten people and, tell you what, they'll love it. Note: Use the Toast Tab platform at either website and pick up the pack on 12/23 or 12/24.
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    Food Events

    Salt & Time: Holiday Preorders

    Go ahead, mix it up this holiday season with a stuffed lamb shoulder (with dates & pistachios) from these acclaimed magisters of meat. The festive dish makes an impressive center to any celebration – and the stuffing is gluten-free. Note: This is just one of many options available for pre-order, to be picked up on Dec. 21, 22, 23, 30, or 31.
  • Community


    Uncommon Flea

    Uncommon Objects' big backyard is transformed into a dynamic marketplace for all things vintage, found and made. Come join the fun and feast on the bargains!
    Last Sundays, 10am-3pm  
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