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  • 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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  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Austin Studio Tour

    Yes, the annual event returns in full force from our friends at Big Medium! The Austin Studio Tour is a free, self-guided celebration of visual art, offering deep looks inside the working areas and showrooms of Austin-based artists and creative collaboratives, three weekends of special exhibitions and installations and craft demonstrations and, well, you know there's likely to be all manner of afterparties rocking the town north, south, east, and west, besides.: Painting. Sculpture. Woodworking. Murals. Glasswork. Metalcraft. Collage. New-media manifestations in all manner of innovative flex. So much art in so many forms, brought into being by a diversity of creative, mark-making, culture-sparking humans. Here, in your city, just waiting to fill your senses with wonder.
    Through Nov. 19. Sat.-Sun., noon-6pm. Free.  
    All over the city
  • Arts

    Books

    Texas Book Festival

    Held each fall in and around the majestic State Capitol in Downtown Austin, this annual fest features a rich variety of author presentations and panels, book signings, cooking demonstrations, programs and activities for kids of all ages, food trucks, and exhibiting vendors from across the state and country.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 11-12
  • Food

    Food Events

    The Quesoff

    You've been wanting to dip and munch in a distinctly turophilic manner, haven't you, citizen? And now here's the annual celebration of all things melted cheese, featuring restaurants, top chefs, and home-cooks battling for gustatory glory in four queso categories: Meaty, Spicy, Veggie, and Wild Card. (A "Best in Show" will also be awarded to the overall top queso dish, too.) Note: Proceeds from the Quesoff benefit the Central Texas Food Bank.
    Sun., Nov. 12, noon-3pm. $20.  
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    Visual Arts

    Asmbly: Maker Market

    At this creative showcase, vendors will be set up all across Asmbly to sell items they created – among the very machinery they used to make them. Bonus: live music, food, free beer and wine, and "Make Your Own" activities.
    Nov. 11-12. Sat., noon-6pm; Sun., 11am-4pm. Free.
    9701 Dessau #304
  • Music

    Collin Shook Trio

    Jazz performed by piano trios has a special sparkle to it. The proprietor of Monks Jazz, Collin Shook doesn’t take the stage himself as often as we’d like, but when he does, he brings standards and originals to effervescent life.
    Sun., Nov. 12, 8pm
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Creek Show

    Since 2014, Waterloo Greenway has commissioned site-specific work by Austin-based artists, architects, designers, and landscapers to (literally) illuminate the night and explore different themes related to Waller Creek. Creek Show 2023 will feature free activities each evening, including live music, food and beverages, and family-friendly fun among the six new light-based, eye-dazzling installations.
    Nov. 11-18. Nightly, 6-10pm. Free.
  • Arts

    Dance

    Fall for Dance

    Dance Repertory Theatre offers a celebration of movement and innovative choreography, featuring works by UT faculty, guest artists, and undergraduate choreographers.
    Nov. 10-12. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. Wed., Nov. 15, 7:30pm; Fri., Nov. 17, 7:30pm. $15-26.  
  • Community

    Events

    Jim Hightower Gives Us the Lowdown

    Jim Hightower, aka America's No. 1 populist, will speak about what's great, what ain't, and what we might do about it as only he can tell it, along with a Q&A. This is the first time Hightower has spoken live in Austin since the beginning of the pandemic.
    Sun., Nov. 12, 12:30pm. Free.
    First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, 4700 Grover
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Ma (2019)

    Spencer is unforgettable as the titular character, a small-town woman who aids and abets the delinquency of minors, who come to discover a darker side to this fun-loving mother figure.
    Sun., Nov. 12, 9pm  
  • Arts

    Dance

    Of Thee I Swing

    The Early Era Collective reprises its beloved production, a live, mixed-media dance show that combines filmed interviews and live dance - including swing, contemporary, tap, hip-hop fusion and theater dance - mixed with song, animation, and 1940s garb to explore the stories of five people who served in or survived World War II.
    Nov. 10-12. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $20-35.  
  • Music

    Oliver Rajamani (album release) w/ Zamora Orchestra

    Full orchestral return to local live performance since 2020 – and conducted by Austin Symphony Orchestra maestro Peter Bay, no less – Oliver Rajamani debuts 10th album VASI in spectacular fashion at the historic Paramount. In Indian Western, a contemporary fusion of Indian folk with European Romani music and Lone Star Americana, the LP soars on string orchestration while stirring in honeyed melodic sweeps and worldly percussion. Jazz legend Diane Schuur, Hungarian Romani fiddler Roby Lakatos, Armenian duduk player Jivan Gasparyan, and French guitarist Amati Schmitt guest on VASI, whose release promises appearances among them and more. A pioneer of ATX globalism musically, Rajamani returns in grand style.
    Sun., Nov. 12, 7pm  
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    Visual Arts

    PollinatorPalooza

    Join the ardent arborealists of TreeGarden for their Austin Studio Tour spectacular, featuring art and live demos by 42 local makers, the Pollinator Creation Station, a Save Our Species ArtVenture trail, a community rhythm circle, live music, food, drinks, and more.
    Sat-Sun., Nov. 18-19, noon-6pm. Free.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Mist (2007)

    Graveyard Shift: This Stephen King adaptation about an eerie, deadly mist that rolls into town after a storm is presented in black & white.
    Sun., Nov. 12, 10:25pm  
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Wurstfest

    Join the biggest and best festival saluting the German tube-steak with lots of beer and music.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 3-12
    New Braunfels
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