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    The Art of Ice Cream

    This? Is one of those ooooh-this'll-look-great-on-Instagram pop-ups that all the like-hungry kids are flocking to, cameras at the ready, surfaces polished for posing. The venue's packed with a colorful array of ice-cream-themed environments, obvs, and so they'll offer you free samples of frozen confections, too. Note: See David Brendan Hall's photo gallery of the place right here.
    Through Dec. 30. Wed.-Mon., 11am-8pm. $15-25.  
    3208 S. Congress
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    The Capital Grille

    Slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing and upscale takes on the usual trimmings sounds like a fine Thanksgiving meal, doesn't it? You know this Downtown joint's gonna do it up all fancy – we raved about them when they first opened, remember? – and impress your favorite family members even before the pumpkin cheesecake arrives.
    Thu., Nov. 22. $42 ($15, kids).  
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    Visual Arts

    The Contemporary Austin: Other Forms of Life

    If someone's going to be presenting other forms of life, how lucky for those forms and for the viewers of those forms, that it's the New York–based artist Huma Bhabha, here offering an unforgettable array of human, alien, god, plant, animal, and machinelike entities, rendered in her unique combination of representation and abstraction, in two dimensions and three, in whatever media works best. Celebrated in professional art circles, welcomed with a mixture of wonder and fear by ordinary citizens with eyes to see, Bhabha's creations provide an infusion of transgenre brilliance and savagery that Austin, in particular, needs right about now.
  • Music

    The Flyin' A's

    Thu., Nov. 22, 8pm
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    The Melting Pot: Friendsgiving

    Okay, maybe calling it "Friendsgiving" is a little … cheesy? But then, this fondue-based eatery is all about the cheese. Today, get your fromage-o-phile gang together and indulge in a four-course meal featuring cheese fondue, salad, entree, and chocolate fondue for $29.
    Thu., Nov. 22, 5-10pm
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    Events

    The Rewind

    Old-school, vinyl turntable mix show fundraising event every Thursday night on the Terrace 59 Rooftop.
    Through Dec. 27. Thursdays, 10pm. Free.
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    Events

    Thursday Night Social Ride

    Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three.
    Thursdays, 7pm
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    Comedy

    Top Comedy Spot on Airport

    Yes, there's Sugar Water Purple on Wednesday nights. And this Thursday features Friends For Now, a daring supergroup of improv, and then the sketch shenanigans of Pendulum. Friday brings Movie Riot and the laugh-inducing ladies of Loverboy and that Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase hosted by Carina Magyar. Then there's Saturday, with the Dave Buckman-directed Roast of St. Nick and the love-stinks larking of Missed Connections ATX, followed by a gathering of that mysterio-hilarious Midnight Society. And Sunday's got a Stool Pigeon spieling up the laughs for you, and – see website for more.
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    Visual Arts

    Twyla Contemporary Art

    “It changes the room and really makes the house.” The new in-house gallery of these fine-art promoters boasts a diverse roster of artists and includes work by Austin-based Terra Goolsby and Rebecca Rothfus Harrell. See website for stylish details.
    209 W. Ninth
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    Visual Arts

    Umlaufs Unveiled: Recent Gifts and Unseen Umlaufs

    This exhibition celebrates the museum’s recent receipt of major gifts and loans from private collectors that enhance the understanding of Charles Umlauf’s oeuvre.
    Through Jan. 27. $1-5.
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    Comedy

    Underground Comedy

    This basement venue is dedicated to "bringing the best in alternative comedy with shows seven nights a week." For instance: Monday starts things off with that sprightly revue of optimism called Fuck This Week, there's Rob Gagnon's unpredictable Sandbox on Tuesdays, the all-female comedy showcase called Garage on Wednesdays, the inarguable power of Sure Thing hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady every Friday night, and Arielle Isaac Norman's Off-Script Comedy (where hecklers are rewarded) on the third Saturday of each month.
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    Urgent Messages: Risograph Poster Workshop

    St. Ed's Risograph Lab will provide the means – a risograph printer and a kit of pre-made graphics commissioned for this event – whereby you can design posters that relay your urgent message. (Note: Participants receive an edition of 20 of their posters to take with them to put out in the world.) Most of these workshops are already full, yes – but there are still a few days available in the beginning of December. Click this link for complete schedule and application.
    St. Edward's University Fine Arts Gallery, 3001 S. Congress
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    Visual Arts

    Visual Arts Center: Fall 2018

    View the new exhibitions brightening this premier UT-based visual arts space here in the fall of 2018: "Lan Tuazon: In the Land of Real Shadows," "Exploring the Arctic Ocean," "Like the Lonely Traveler: Video Works by María Magdalena Campos-Pons," "Another Green World," and "Sit: Designs by Charles and Ray Eames."
    Free.  
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    Visual Arts

    VSA Texas: Holiday Art Show

    Gifts and artwork from unique Texas artists – including cards, jewelry, prints, clothing, books, clayworks, and more.
    Through Dec. 22. Mon.-Sat., 10am-4pm
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    Kids

    Wake Up, Brother Bear!

    Watch Brother Bear and Sister Bear experience a full year of glorious seasons: see a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase an elusive fish, and skate on an icy pond. Children are invited to join the action to help create magical moments. (Geared toward ages 6 and under.)
    Through April 21. Tue. & Thu., 10am & noon; Sun., 2pm. $10 and up.  
    ZACH North, 12129 RR 620 N. #10
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    Out of Town

    Walkway of Lights

    More than 2 million lights turn Lakeside Park into a wonderland of the colors and sounds.
    Nov. 16-Jan. 1. Free.
    Marble Falls
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    Visual Arts

    Wally Workman Gallery: 20 Landscapes

    Nola Parker, a self-taught artist from Vermont, paints "those places where we have made ourselves known amid the wilderness." Well, yes – but, also? She does it so well, rendering such color-saturated beauty, that it almost makes you want to cry.
    Through Nov. 24
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    Visual Arts

    Wander

    Austin's innovative Art In Public Places project has conjured up an excellent choose-your-own-adventure sort of experience that incorporates actual sculpture on display around our urban hub. Roam the streets, roam the art, deep in the heart of Texas.
    All the time, any time
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    Visual Arts

    Women & Their Work: Everything You Ever

    In this new show by Tammie Rubin, "the wispy tendrils of ball moss serve as a signifier of gathering chaos, conclave connections, concentrated confusion, a labyrinth of values, and growing will. Sculptures are constructed of knots and tangles of twine and rope, embedded with steel wool and cotton, and armatures of wire."
    Through Jan. 10

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