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for Tue., Dec. 20
  • 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
  • Music

    Ostraca, Gif From God, Votive

    Should we throw a Santa hat over our miseries and pantomime jolly cheer through endless Christmas carols? No-ho-ho. To truly purge that holiday-time stress from your bleeding lungs, let the wailing wind carry you to this uncommonly eclectic emoviolence showcase. Whereas you’ll want to immediately protect your neck from .gif from god’s ice-skate-sharp razor riffage, the post-screamo of Ostraca is more like a sonic sleigh ride careening out of control, reaching chilly devastation after a steady build. But for a real sky-filling, rabid-reindeer apocalypse, local upstarts Votive best tap into the seasonal spirit.
    Tue., Dec. 20, 8pm
  • Community


    The Mutt-Cracker (Sweet!)

    Circus Chickendog brings a talented crew of canines (Mouse, Moose, Coyote, Squirrel, and Skeeter) and circus artists to the Vortex for an incredible show, with rescue dogs doing their thing, Darren Peterson's masterful juggling and unicycling, acrobats Balyssa Ball and James Kent bending and flipping, and an original score that samples Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite. Directed by Melissa Vogt. Note: No shows on Dec. 24-26. See website for detailed schedule.
    Through Jan. 5. Sun., 4:30pm; Mon.-Wed., 4:30 & 6:30pm; Thu., 4:30pm. $15-37.  
  • Music

    The Pre-Roll: Who Want the Smoke w/ J Soulja, DJ Napalm, P Killa, Kina Love, KC Thankthetrees

    The “Who Want Smoke?” edition of J Soulja and DJ Napalm’s open mic showcase/networking event features several Central Texas rappers vying to earn a spot in the Smoke Out Tournament, set to begin next month. That winner will earn a spot at the Smoke Out’s official show at South by Southwest 2023. Locals participating include P Killa, Kina Love, and KC Thankthetrees.
    Tue., Dec. 20, 7:30pm
  • Community


    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  
  • 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.
  • Food

    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.
  • Food

    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


    Texas Stars

    Vs. Rockford Icehogs.
    Tue.-Wed., Dec. 20-21, 7pm  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Tito’s Vodka for Dog People: Distillery Dogs

    This is a 25-piece art collection featuring vibrant artwork created by local and national artists – Judy Paul, John Walker, Joel Ganucheau, Jeff Skele, Hope Perkins, and more – inspired by the many distillery dogs rescued over the years, the paintings now on display at the Long Center.
    Through Dec. 30. Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties


    It's good music; it's queer vibes; you know what it is, babe: It's Tuezgayz!
    Tuesdays, 10pm. $5 after 10:30.
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