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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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  • Arts

    Theatre

    We Are Proud To Present

    Street Corner Arts is, in fact, damned proud to present this show – the full title of which is We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 – and proud they should be, as Jackie Sibblies Drury's "stunning, self-referential theatrical collage" engages with abominable history to tackle the subject of racism and the theatre community’s own (sometime self-serving) attempts at engaging with this subject. That (award-winning) Liz Fisher directs a fine cast, but – is this show as powerful good as it sounds? Our reviewer Elizabeth Cobbe sure thinks so.
    Through Dec. 15. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $17-25.  
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      Theatre

      A Christmas Carol

      This ZACH Theatre adaptation of the Dickens classic, directed by Abe Reybold and starring the estimable Jaston Williams, is "a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras." It's riotously redolent of the ghosts of Motown past, but of course you know the basic Ebenezer of this thing: crotchety, cratchity, creepy, and (ultimately) heartwarming. And, what's that? You think there's an awful lot of Dickens going on in town lately? Our Robert Faires tells you why.
      Through Dec. 30. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25 and up.  
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      Theatre

      A Christmas Carol: Classic Radiocast

      The players of the fictional KPNF radio station re-create Dickens' cherished masterpiece in this Nathan Jerkins adaptation, with all the characters brought to life by a small company of voice actors and live foley sound effects. Directed by Ryan Crowder for Penfold Theatre. And, what's that? You think there's an awful lot of Dickens going on lately? Our Robert Faires tells you why.
      Through Dec. 29. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-25.  
      Old Settlers Hall, 3300 E. Palm Valley, Round Rock
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      Out of Town

      A Dickens Christmas in Lockhart

      The festivities kick off with the a lighted parade on the courthouse square Friday night at 7pm. Then all day Saturday the holiday celebration continues with food, arts & crafts vendors, and free family friendly activities and entertainment. These include Father Christmas, hay rides, an ice sculptor, jugglers, and much more.
      Fri.-Sat., Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Free.
      Dr. Eugene Clark Library, 217 S. Main St., Lockhart
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      A Schubertiade for Austin

      With Franz like this, who needs anything else? Yes, here's an evening of music dedicated to the composer that historians called the "Supreme Melodist," with solo vocal, piano, and choral works from some of this lucky city's finest performers: Sara Jebaily, Patricia Combs, Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, Brooks Whitmore, Timothy Nolt, Musica Ecclesia, and more.
      Fri., Nov. 30, 7:30pm. $25.  
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      Visual Arts

      AARC: Storied and Pop Japan

      Two new art shows at the Asian American Resource Center. First, there's STORIED, in which Katherine Leung reflects the Tuvan culture in her Faces of Central Texas series, incorporating the folklore of golden light gods; and JU Salvant draws upon the personal history of a young girl’s journey from Vietnam to America for the visual story, Red Sky in the Morning. And then there's POP JAPAN, curated by Guzu Gallery's own Vincent X. Torres, presenting an array of notable characters from Japanese television, film, anime, and manga.
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