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for Fri., Dec. 14
  • Black Friday: Free Day of Yoga at Yoga Yoga

    Give yourself a break from the hustle and bustle of this Thanksgiving weekend. Bring your family and friends - or just yourself - and enjoy free classes at all 4 of our studios. This is a great opportunity to try that new yoga style you've been meaning to check out. Choose from Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Restorative, Hatha, and More! Take one class or as many as you'd like!
    Fri., Nov. 23  
    Yoga Yoga
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    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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    Dance

    Ballet Austin: The Nutcracker

    You've heard of this thing? The Nutcracker, right? And here Ballet Austin brings it big and fancy and exquisitely staged, with hundreds of dancers embodying the choreography of Stephen Mills, extraordinary sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s score performed live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Witness in wonder as a young heroine faces her fears, rescues her prince, and dreams big during the journey of a lifetime.
    Dec. 7-23. Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15 and up.  
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    ICOSA: The Matter At Hand

    This is a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Darcie Book and Sarah Hirneisen, in which the artists push the boundaries of traditional art-making techniques. Book stretches the possibilities of painting by navigating between the two- and three-dimensional, while Hirneisen uses mold-making and casting to remake everyday objects into unexpected new forms. Note: You know that ICOSA is right down the Canopy hall from Atelier Dojo, right?
    Reception: Fri., Nov. 30, 7-10pm
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    Comedy

    Immigrants, the Musical: No Place Like Home

    This is a Hamilton-inspired show in which, each week, a new monologist tells of their experience in coming from Mexico, from Russia, from Vietnam, from El Salvador, and more. Then the cast, directed by Lahari Dunn and Asaf Ronen, expands these stories into "fully improvised musicals, giving life to the emotion, the journey, and the laughs and hardships along the way." Featured this week: Way Spurr-Chen from China.
    Through Dec. 21. Fridays, 8pm. $10-12.  
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    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.
    Nov. 16-Jan. 2, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Free.
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    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.
    Nov. 23-Dec. 30. $16, adults; age 5 and under, free.  
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    Yard Dog: Trusted Beasts

    Here are the latest paintings by artist and musician Jon Langford, featuring skeletons, cowboys, mermaids, and faded country singers mingling in a vivid past, present, and future, rendered in the artist's distinctive (and highly appealing) style.
    Through Nov. 30
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    Theatre

    A Christmas Carol: Classic Radiocast

    The players of the fictional KPNF radio station recreate 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.
    Nov. 29-Dec. 29. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-25.  
    Old Settlers Hall, 3300 E. Palm Valley, Round Rock
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    A Cool Yule: Swingin' Holiday Cabaret

    Enjoy an evening in which this swingin' cabaret warms your holiday heart with the songs of Andy Williams, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Sugarland, Michael Buble, Peggy Lee, and more – as performed by your favorite TexARTS stars, directed by Susan Finnigan. (Wanna really live it up? Get a VIP pass to the holiday party on Dec. 16.)
    Dec. 14-21. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 5pm. $43 and up.  
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    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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    Art for the People: The Pink Parachute Project

    Teodora Pogonat's provocative series of photography depicts women overcoming struggles, hardships, and setbacks through the use of a 30-pound pink military-grade parachute.
    Through Jan. 26
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    Atelier Dojo

    This school of representational art is led by four world-class locals, teaches drawing and painting (both fundamental and advanced programs), has open studios with live modeling, a schedule of workshops featuring visiting artists from around the world, and is located in the heart of Big Medium's Canopy complex. Oh look – we profiled and interviewed the faculty right here!
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    Sports

    Austin Bold FC

    The city's newly minted United Soccer League team will be hosting games at COTA starting in March 2019. Season passes are now available.
    $189 for 20-game season pass.  
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    Austin Trail of Lights

    The Austin Trail of Lights has been an Austin tradition since 1965! Holiday light displays line a 2-mile trail through the park, and there are food trucks, live entertainment, and interactive activities. This year's official grand opening is on Dec. 10 at 7pm. General admission is free and open to the public (on weekend nights admission is $3).
    Dec. 10-23  
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    Out of Town

    Ayomi Yoshida Exhibition

    The Japanese artist makes her Texas debut with a large-scale multimedia exhibition that evokes a pool with flowers falling into it that complements the center’s water garden.
    Tue.-Sun., through Jan. 13. Free.
    Asia Society Texas Center, Houston
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    Out of Town

    “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit”

    Seventy years after the luxury liner sank in the Atlantic more than 150 items from the wreck were brought up from the ocean floor and brought together for this fascinating show. Timed tickets are required.
    June 2-Jan. 5
    Mayborn Museum, Waco
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    Bale Creek Allen Gallery: The Onlookers

    Here's a show of new work – sculpture, drawings, and paintings – by that Austin-based Renaissance man Bob Schneider.
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    Blanton Museum: Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design

    This new exhibition, organized by the Vitra Design Museum and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, presents the work of more than 120 artists and designers, displaying sculpture, prints, fashion, furniture, film, photography, apps, maps, digital comics, and more to show how African design generates innovative design approaches and solutions with worldwide relevance.
    Through Jan. 6  
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    Kids

    Christmas at Capital of Texas Zoo

    The zoo transforms into a winter wonderland for the holiday season. Hours are extended to 9pm (except for Mondays). Get a picture with Santa or Moses the Christmas Camel. There will also be games, prizes, and plenty of cheer.
    Nov. 23-Dec. 30. Free for kids under 12 with purchase of adult ticket ($11.73).
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    Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic

    This exhibition is enhanced with artifacts providing historical context for the paintings, rich with the unbroken connection the Comanche people have with their roots. Also, Rodeo: The Exhibition. Boy howdy, it's the history of the Texas rodeo – vibrant, interactive, and fully documented in this fine new show.
    Through Jan. 2. $9-13.
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    Dougherty Arts Center

    The Dougherty Arts School's adult arts program is dedicated to enriching the Austin community with hands-on artistic opportunities, provided skilled artists to teach a variety of classes in ceramics, digital arts, drawing and painting, darkroom photography, and more.
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    Eastside Holiday Market

    This outdoor holiday market hosted by Revelry will take over three blocks of East Fifth to make room for more than 60 local vendors, plus food trucks and live music.
    Fri., Dec. 14, 6-10pm. Free.
    East Fifth Street
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    Comedy

    Esther's: Ballots & Brewskis

    Ah, the fun seldom pauses, with musical comedy skits, magic, and a political satirical revue with the bustling backdrop of Sixth Street on view through the stagefront window! Esther's rolls out The Trump Musical that's chock full of 45's worst nightmares, and the sweatin'-to-the-free-market aerobics of the Paul Ryan Workout, the classic Dysfunctional Family Holiday sketch, and much more. Bonus: That sexy magician Ray Anderson is going to … walk right through a mirror? A haunted mirror from the Driskill Hotel? See it happen here tonight! Note: Closed on Thanksgiving.
    Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $25-35.  
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    Family Eldercare's 80 Over Eighty Nominations

    Family Eldercare's 80 Over Eighty is challenging Central Texas to discover, share, and celebrate the stories of older adults who are living life to the fullest. Nominate a Central Texan who is 80 years young and thriving by Dec. 31, 2018. Categories include: Adventure, Creativity, Family, Humility, Integrity, Optimism, and Service.
    Nominations open through Dec. 31. Free.
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    Theatre

    Fun Home

    Now here's the Tony-winning musical based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, featuring music by Jeanine Tesori, with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. Lisa Scheps directs for Ground Floor Theatre, with musical direction by Adam Roberts. And starring – FTW, we daresaySarah Marie Curry as Alison, Taylor Flanagan as Medium Alison, and Mariela Denson as Small Alison.
    Dec. 6-22. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $5-100.  
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    grayDUCK Gallery: Landfall

    Multidisciplinary artist Suchitra Mattai presents installations, mixed media drawings and paintings, collages, and video in leveraging land as a catalyst for the exploration of identity. There's so much going on in each piece, a person can't really sum it in a simple blurb. But, just visually? Gorgeous – and a perfect complement to this elegant Eastside gallery.
    Through Dec. 23

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