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for Sun., Dec. 9
  • National Taco Championships: Austin

    Journey through a Taco-Tastic event of epic portions featuring 35+ Taco Makers battling it out for the $10,000 prize fund. Eat your way through $3 tacos around the festival, live music, Lucha Libre wrestling, Hot Chili Pepper Eating contest, Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, Day of the Dead Wedding, a boutique Tequila Expo with 100+ tequilas to sample, VIP experiences, and more!
    Sat. Mar. 30, 11am-6pm  
    Austin American-Statesman
  • HONK!TX 2019 Festival of Community Street Bands

    HONK!TX is a free three-day festival that features over 30 street and brass bands from around the country, performing in public spaces around Austin, Texas. This family-friendly event will take place in Mueller Lake Park, Friday evening March 29th; Adam Hemphill Park all day Saturday, March 30th; and will conclude with a concert in Pan Am Park Sunday afternoon March 31st.
    Mueller Lake Park
  • Community


    Cherrywood Art Fair

    Creative weekend fun for everyone? We reckon so, what with more than 88 artists and artisans, live music, dance performances, a photo booth, food vendors, and an area dedicated to interactive family activities.
    Sat.-Sun., Dec. 8-9, 10am-5pm. Free.
    • Arts


      Blue Lapis Light: Oneness of Being

      Surrounded by the natural environment, the trees and fields of the Wildflower Center's indigenous plants, the acclaimed Blue Lapis Light dancers defy gravity on columns and ropes, weaving choreography into the very air, enhancing the wonder of our interaction with the gardens. Yes, it's part of the center's annual Luminations.
      Thu.-Sun., Dec. 6-9, 7 & 8pm. $10-15.  
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      KDHDC: Be Still, My Heart

      Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company – you remember this recent show, yes? – presents the premiere of a large-scale, full-length, impressionistic work featuring virtuosic dancing, humor, gesture, and references to cinema. The audience will be seated up close and in-the-round to fully experience the sights, sounds, and kinetic energy of Hamrick’s award-winning choreography, performed to original, live music.
      Dec. 6-9. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $21 and up.  
    • Music

      Blackie, Auntie, Late

      On 2017’s Remains, experimental warlord Blackie condensed elements of hardcore punk, noise, jazz, and rap into a gamma ray of inspired aggression. The Houston-based performer, who plays sax and possesses a mighty scream, heaves and sweats alongside ATX glitch-and-doom duo Auntie – whose diverse compositions can be brutal, ambient, or shockingly poppy – and new Unknown Relatives spin-off, Late.
      Sun., Dec. 9, 9pm
    • Community


      Blue Genie Art Bazaar

      Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? Thousands of original works from more than 200 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums.
      Nov. 23-Dec. 24. Daily, 10am-10pm. Free.
      Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport
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      Classical Music

      Conspirare Christmas

      Craig Hella Johnson and his exalted company welcome special guests Ruthie Foster and Matt Alber for this year's performance of their legendary holiday concert.
      Dec. 9-10. Sun., 8pm; Mpon., 7:30pm. $20 and up.  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Easy Tiger at the Linc: Grand Opening

      Sure, we've spent a lot of time snarking about how the former Lincoln Village complex rebranded itself with the heyyyyy-we're-so-casually-hip appellation "The Linc" a few years ago. We've been cracking wise about it even though the rambling mall is home to the Austin Film Society cinema we love so much. Because, what else did it have? A Pluckers? Ha!

      But then came that excellent Peruvian restaurant Lima Criolla into the same complex, and we were like, uh, OK, hold on just a second.

      And then, most recently, Tio Pepe Chicken opened its Portuguese-inflected doors to birdy heaven in that very Linc.

      And now we're just gonna STFU and embrace the area's corporately cute name – because next week the expansion of Downtown's brilliant bakery-and-brewpub Easy Tiger is opening in the Linc, and we've had a sneak peek at it, and we're thinking that, no matter what you call that commercial development between ACC Highland and I-35, by now it should be one of your best friends. Even just because of that big new Tiger all by itself: The new digs boast more of the same thirst-quenching beers and other adult beverages, ditto for delectable culinary creations – the pastries to die for, those big soft pretzels, charcuterie and loaves of bread and sandwiches like they probably serve in Valhalla – all the things that Easy Tiger's become known for. And now the venue's infrastructure is a soaring Furman + Keil-designed store and outdoor biergarten (full bar, gorgeous dining tables, Ping-Pong rigs), and their grand opening is this weekend, and, tbh, we just want to hang out there all the livelong day and night, forever, and the rest of the world and its stress-o-matic bullshit can go to hell.

      Grand opening: Dec. 8-9. Sat., 7am-2am (bake shop), 11am-2am (beer garden); Sun., 7am-12mid (bake shop), 11am-12mid (beer garden)
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Generative Art Project: Thoughts In Action

      This bastion of the aesthetically brilliant possibilities of generative technology presents two new videos, a video slideshow, and five related prints by Alba Corral of Barcelona, Spain. Listen: "The notion that digital imagery is easy to make or merely a gimmick driven by software is wrong. The truth is generative artists, like those working in other media, must invent everything you see. The difference is their marks move through time, which adds to the complexity of their process." Corral’s style elegantly demonstrates her creativity in action. And Brenner tells you more about this new gallery right here.
      Through Dec. 30
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      Visual Arts

      Guzu Gallery: Binge

      That Vince Torres and his astonishing cohort of creatives have garnered more graphic goodness for those Guzu walls, with 26 artists paying tribute to shows from the small screen, with stylish renditions of characters and settings from television’s past and present. Featuring homages by Chet Phillips, Tessa Morrison, Killian Glenn, Half-Human, Nina Sanchez, and more. Where's your fandom at, baby? It's probably right here, right now.
      Through Jan. 7
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      Inaugural Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

      Austin Pride is indulging in the spirit (we quote: "On Tacky! On Ruffled! On Loud and Gawdy! Come Sequined! Come Glittered! Come Fringed and Shoddy!") So putcher holigay lewks on, donate a toy for a drink, and get ready to be dazzled by drag.
      Sun., Dec. 9, 4-7pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Les Chevaliers Blancs (2015)

      AFA Ciné-Club Presents: It's a drama that's based on real life as the NGO Move for Kids adopts some shady practices in finding homes for African orphans.
      Sun., Dec. 9, 1:00  
    • Community


      Mozart's Light Show

      Check out the holiday lights and get you a home-baked Bavarian treat, while local musicians play tunes on the grand piano.
      Through Jan. 2. Free.
    • Music

      Radney Foster

      Perfectly viable songwriters can go their entire careers without writing a single couplet as arresting as those cranked out by this Del Rio-bred bard. From Foster & Lloyd through 2017’s For You to See the Stars, Foster’s country take rings sentimental without veering into the lachrymose. He recently recast “Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)” in Spanish as a prayer for children separated from their families at the border.
      Sun., Dec. 9, 6pm  
    • Arts


      Sembrando Herencia: Borinquen Sana

      This 16th annual production from the Puerto Rican Cultural Center is a tribute to the elders whose wisdom and experience helped their communities survive the weeks and months without electricity, water, food, or communications following the impact of Hurricane Maria in 2017.
      Dec. 8-9. Sat., 6:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $5-20.  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      TEMP: An Early Christmas

      You know we already love that Texas Early Music Project no matter the season. But, boy howdy, does this time of year give Danny Johnson's excellent period-instrument ensemble even more chances to shine! Enjoy a transtemporal feast of Christmas music, with sweet medieval lullabies and joyous English and French carols, magnificent motets from Germany, dulcet Celtic cradle songs and exuberant folk tunes, and more – – with arrangements for solo voices, small chorus, harps, violin, flute, mandolin, viols, and lute.
      Dec. 7-9. Fri., 7:30pm: St. John's United Methodist Church, 2140 Allandale. Sat., 7:30pm: First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis. Sun., 3pm: First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa. $5-30.
    • Community

      Out of Town

      Trail of Lights at EmilyAnn

      Stroll through a walking path featuring more than 100 holiday light displays created by businesses, organizations, school groups, and families. Roast hot dogs and marshmallows at the Yule Log, drink hot chocolate, and enjoy live entertainment most evenings. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.
      Nov. 24-Dec. 28. Sun.-Thu., 6-9pm; Fri. & Sat., 6-10pm. Free.
    • Community


      Winter Wonderland at The Circuit

      The racetrack transforms into something resembling the North Pole with the largest outdoor skating rink in Texas, the Tunnel of Lights, and Santa's Workshop; plus live music, carnival rides, a petting zoo, and Chinese Lantern Festival.
      Through Dec. 30. $16,.  
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