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  • Songwriters Series: Sarah Sharp

    Sarah has recorded, performed, and composed in a variety of guises. She is a solo artist, a film and TV composer, and, most visibly, Sarah has been the stunning siren fronting the acclaimed combo the Jitterbug Vipers, a swinging act who specialize in conjuring playfully irreverent 30s and 40s jazz cool.
    Sat. Dec. 15, 8pm-10pm  
    Threadgill's North
  • Holiday Artisan Mercado

    For that unique Christmas gift, choose from paintings, jewelry, clothing, shoes, handbags and ceramics from the Southwest, Mexico, Colombia, Honduras, Spain or Pakistan at the Holiday Artisan Mercado from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Frost Bank Plaza, 401 Congress Ave. Free Christmas Ornament Workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Sat. Dec. 15, 10am-3pm
    Frost Bank Plaza
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  • Music

    Triathalon, The Marías, Toast

    “I Don’t Know You,” the Marías’ debut single off Superclean Vol. I, crystallizes the bilingual soul-pop trio’s sound. Radiant guitar and popping bass weave through downbeat drums and velvet vocals professing María Zardoya’s love for drummer Josh Conway. 2018 follow-up Superclean Vol. II solidified the Angelenos’ indie ascent. They support Triathalon, NYC purveyors of silky, lo-fi bedroom pop.
    Sun., Nov. 11, 8pm  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Austin Mac & Cheese Festival

      Talk about a perfect mash-up of comfort food and haute cuisine! This celebration of the childhood/dorm room staple takes that familiar cheese-covered-pasta goodness to the highest level possible without giving the noodles a hit off Willie's Own Bong. Not only a local phenomenon, this event is the start of the national Mac & Cheese Festival tour, with chefs from Portland, Seattle, Dallas, San Francisco, Denver, Philadelphia, and more joining with ATX locals in serving you up bowl after tasty bowl of what certain Kraft executives must have wet dreams about.
      Sun., Nov. 11, 11am-5pm. $45-90.  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Bloody Mary Festival

      Need a reason to wake up on Sunday? Here's a tomato-forward celebration that offers the most innovative Bloody Mary mixes – curated by a team of booze-obsessed aficionados and crafted up by mixologists from some of the best bars and restaurants in town. (Hint: You know it's gonna be good, as Yellow Jacket Social Club, Hillside Farmacy, L’oca d’oro, Snooze, and Lustre Pearl are only a few of joints representing here.) Festival tickets include all participating Bloody Marys, tastes of local food and beverage products, temporary tattoos, live music, and more. Bonus: This event will benefit that excellent Boneshaker Project.
      Sun., Nov. 11, noon-3:30pm. $45-55.  
    • Music

      Bob Cheevers (birthday show)

      Last year, Cheevers released the 5-CD, 83-song Fifty Years, which compiled his career as a songwriter growing up in Memphis, California pop auteur in the Sixties and Seventies, journeyman Nashville songsmith, and his creative resurgence over the past decade in Austin. Friends gather for his Sunday afternoon bash of outsider ballads, bluesy hooks, and his twangy tenor.
      Sun., Nov. 11, 3pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Creek Show

      It's like a trip of lights that are fantastic Downtown, as the fifth annual Creek Show presents nine nights of literally illuminating, site-specific art installations along Waller Creek, just right for exploring and gawking at in civic pride and wonder. It's free, too – although you could attend the preview party on Thursday for first-look braggin' rights and music and, well, see website for details.
      Through Nov. 17. Nightly, 6-10pm. Free.
      Waller Creek, between Ninth & 11th
    • Arts

      Books

      Damian Echols: High Magick

      The bestselling author presents his new instructional book, subtitled "A Guide to the Spiritual Practices That Saved My Life on Death Row."
      Sun., Nov. 11, 5pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      East Austin Studio Tour

      Here's the second and final weekend of the biggest visual-arts event of the Austin year, the annual Big Medium-organized spectacle of creative goodness, with hundreds of private studios and galleries opening their doors all across the sunrise side of our busy city, for your pretty-much-nonstop opps for shopping, shmoozing, interactive presentations, workshops, parties, and then afterparties into the wee hours of each night. Discover new artists. Rekindle old relationships. Get to actually know the urban hub in which you live! Boots on the everlovin' ground, as they say. Check the EAST website for a brimming trove of details, note that your Austin Chronicle has more coverage online and in print as the event draws nigh, and go ahead, citizen: prepare to be a part of the art deep in the slightly arrhythmic heart of Texas.
      Sat.-Sun., Nov. 17-18, 11am-6pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Micael Priest Memorial Service

      It's cliché to speak of the varieties of visual expression as "mark-making," although of course that's ultimately what art is. The term's become just another part of the jargon by now. But marks – marks with an expert pen, crosshatching like you wouldn't believe, precise shading via thousands of dark lines, talented manipulation of ink for days – marks of that high caliber are what distinguished the postering creations and fine art projects of Austin's Micael Priest. Well, that and the imagination that forced those marks to brilliantly evoke so much of this weird-ass city's music culture in the Seventies and Eighties and beyond. And now Priest himself has gone, as they say, beyond – he died on September 11th of this year – and the city's that much less wonderful because of his passing. But this is the time to celebrate the man's legacy! SouthPop's hosting a memorial party for Priest at the Armadillo World HQ – with much art and live music and remembrances – and you're invited. Please email any stories you’d like to share at the memorial. Also, "Wear a Hawaiian shirt, if you have one," the organizers suggest, "as Micael often did."
      Sun., Nov. 11, 2-5pm  
    • Music

      Of Montreal, Reptaliens

      Athens psychs dance hard on March’s White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood.
      Sun., Nov. 11, 6:30pm  
    • Qmmunity

      Arts & Culture

      One Night Only: Drag With an Expiration Date

      Dig in before it spoils. This one-night-only extravaganza features yer fave queens donning alter egos (like Louisianna Purchase's transformation into Chicken Tenders!). Making it extra rare, the show will be filmed as part of Allie Lane's short film "Butch Queen." So look fly, babes.
      Sun., Nov. 11, 10pm-12mid. $5.  
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Shut Down T. Don Hutto Meeting

      Join Grassroots Leadership in Taylor to learn how you can help the 500-plus women seeking asylum at the for-profit T. Don Hutto detention center, which has long been plagued by claims of abuse and labor trafficking.
      Sun., Nov. 11, 5:30-7:30pm  
      St. James Episcopal Church, 614 Davis St., Taylor
    • Food

      Food Events

      Wurstfest

      Texas’ most famous sausage festival celebrates the area’s German heritage with food, craft beers, music, and family fun over 10 days.
      Through Nov. 11
      New Braunfels
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