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  • Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival

    17th Annual Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival! Over 300 artists from around the world, plus thousands of fans will converge at the Palmer Event Center for Texas' largest art and tattoo event on January 18-20, 2019
    Fri.-Sun. Jan. 18-20  
    Palmer Events Center
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  • Music

    Free Week: Nolan Potter's Nightmare Band, the Rotten Mangos, Leather Girls, Hidden Ritual, Nevil

    Atypical from any angle, NPNB’s performances commence with a flute-wielding frontman facing away from the audience, conducting his seven-member ensemble through an escalating overture like Leonard Bernstein on LSD. The ensuing ritual finds the double-drum unit firing fast fuzz riffs to the rally cry “Dosing the President,” then summoning the Age of Aquarius via 12-string guitars and compounded time signatures on “Pity in the City.” The 11-month-old ATX project strings together prog, psych, and cloud pop with dark whimsy reminiscent of Alice Cooper outlier Pretties for You or early Mothers of Invention, minus the satire.
    Fri., Jan. 4, 7pm
    • Qmmunity

      Arts & Culture

      Joterías

      Tatiana Cholula is back with her hotter than hot Latinx showcase with performances by Papi Churro, Ruby Knight, Banshee Rose, and special guests Bulimianne Rhapsody and Chola Magnolia.
      Fri., Jan. 4, 10pm-1am. $7.  
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      Sports

      Texas Stars

      Vs. Manitoba Moose: Fri. & Sat., Jan. 4 & 5, 7pm. Vs. Bakersfield Condors: Wed., Jan. 9, 7pm. $22-50.  
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      Free Week: Adoration Destroyed, Single Lash, the I Rock Thy Experience

      Disintegration? Substance? Power, corruption and lies? If these words trigger visions of gloomy British accents and angular Eighties hairstyles, then Single Lash: is for you. The local trio’s 2018 Holodeck Records release Providence may be 20 years late to the Cure/Joy Division/New Order canon, but frontman Nicolas Nadeau looks and sounds like a Texan Robert Smith, barking bedroom lyrics over a My Bloody Valentine of noise. Despite the bath of guitar textures, expect a wire-tight live show, anchored by multi-instrumentalist Neil Lord of Thousand Foot Whale Claw and Future Museums.
      Fri., Jan. 4, 10pm
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      Free Week: American Sharks, Not in the Face, Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad, Amplified Heat

      Fresh off opening for three-ring metal circus Gwar, local weed ’n’ roll power trio American Sharks gnash new material from long-awaited sophomore LP 11:11, pitting divine determinism against free will. Bruising rock quartet Not in the Face surges with 2018 single “XXX$$$,” Amplified Heat amalgamates Hendrix/MC5/Motörhead, and Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad slay psych, rock, and surf.
      Fri., Jan. 4, 9pm
    • Music

      Free Week: The Soul Supporters, Mayeux & Broussard, JD Clark, Cory Johnson

      Lauren Cervantes and Angela Miller pack a double punch of retro soul and R&B as the Soul Supporters, with oft-gritty harmonies rising and falling in a perfectly smooth, bluesy sway. Mayeux & Broussard, meanwhile, kick High Times & Good Rhymes with guitar-ripped honky-tonk and swampy boogie. Hard twangers J.D. Clark and Cory Johnson warm up the dance floor.
      Fri., Jan. 4, 9pm
    • Music

      Free Week: Tiarra Girls, Los Nahuatlatos, Hans Gruber & the Die Hards, Huerta Culture [inside]

      Sister trio Tiarra Girls swept the Austin Music Awards’ U-18 slot two years running with a buoyant, bilingual blend of reggae and rock. Latest flare “Leave It to the People” pushed for Beto O’Rourke. Vibrant San Antonio fusionists Los Nahuatlatos provide Chicano soul with a dance-floor-friendly slant. Local nihilists Hans Gruber & the Die Hards endorse ska-punk funk following Huerta Culture’s crossover cumbia.
      Fri., Jan. 4, 9pm
    • Music

      Free Week: Zettajoule, Trouble in the Streets, Smiile, Lolita Lynne, Carrie Fussell, Ali Holder

      As Zettajoule, Meggan Carney and Matthew Sheffer groove through dystopian dance via glitching, darkwave pop. Trouble in the Streets builds whacked-out trio theatrics via electro-epics, while Smiile’s sanguine art-pop glows Dirty Projectors eccentricity. Lolita Lynne’s swaying indie-pop and Ali Holder’s country-folk skew introspective, while Calliope Musicals’ booming leader Carrie Fussell solos behind understated, exploratory, guitar spaciness.
      Fri., Jan. 4, 8pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Gallery Lucid: Mindscapes

      Elliot Rogers' first solo show offers "hypnotic spaces and surreal mindscapes which reflect his inner meditative visions and explore the connection between the self and the alien other." It's all trippy AF, in other words – and the closing party will be awash with live music and fancy libations.
      Closing reception: Sat., Jan. 5, 6pm
    • Arts

      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
    • Music

      Johnny Nicholas & Cindy Cashdollar

      Recent Grammy nominee for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package, Austin blues guitarist Johnny Nicholas duets with onetime ATX steel siren.
      Fri., Jan. 4, 9pm
    • Music

      Kym Warner

      Greencards mandolin virtuoso.
      Fri., Jan. 4, 7:30pm
    • Arts

      Dance

      Light Wheel: Viveka

      The acclaimed dancer Reshma Gajjar performs an artistic expression of Light Wheel's album See Through, further enhanced by visuals, lighting, and creative set design. Bonus: Oliver Rajamani, Nori, and Tyler Barber.
      Jan. 4-5. Fri.-Sat., 7-10pm. $15.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Shen Yun

      Visit the lost civilization and culture of China via a magnificent performance of ancient legends, brought to staged life with technological innovations, historically authentic costumes, and breathtaking animated backdrops. Everyone says that this is a mesmerizing experience you won’t find anywhere else, and – at least this time – everyone is right.
      Jan. 4-6. Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7pm; Sun., 1pm. $84 and up.  
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Vanessa Gonzalez

      Your first Cap City headliner of 2019 is likely to be one of the funniest performers of the entire year. This local woman is, we mean, a total riot – as far-flung comedy fans recently learned at Montreal's prestigious Just For Laughs Festival and beyond.
      Jan. 2-5. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $12-23.  
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    • Community

      Events

      37th Street Lights

      This is how Austin does holiday lights. This yearslong tradition took a hiatus, but it's back this year and it's weirder than ever.
      Through Jan. 5. Free.  
      505 W. 37th, across from Amy's Ice Creams on Guadalupe
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      A Fine Wife (2018)

      World Premiere: Locally made documentary chronicles a family torn apart by an undiagnosed mental illness.
      Fri., Jan. 4, 1:00  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      A Tuna Christmas

      The City Theatre company takes on Joe Sears and Jaston WIlliams' classic about holiday antics in the third smallest town in Texas, with Scot Friedman and Rick Smith handling all the many roles and Robyn Conner directing.
      Through Jan. 5. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-25 ($10, Thursdays).  
    • Arts

      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.
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Amazon Adventure (2017)

      Laser IMAX 3D: Track the 11-year journey of 1850s explorer Henry Bates.
      Fri., Jan. 4, 10:00am, 12:00  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Antonelli’s Cheese Shop: Classes & Date Nights

      Yes, we’re telling you about these events at Austin’s favorite cheese shop early because 1) they’re so damned fun and informative and tasty, and 2) they – because of the previous reason – tend to sell out in advance like whoa! So start prepping your fun-time schedule this year for the likes of Cheese 101: The Seven Styles of Cheese (Jan. 8), Cheese Date Night (Jan. 10 & 24), Soft Cheeses and Bubbles (Jan. 11 & 22), and that much-buzzed-about Cheese-y Bus Tour (Jan. 26).
      $40-125.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Ao5 Gallery: Light vs Darkness

      Steven Lavaggi's large colorfield paintings "contain a spontaneous energy that captivates the imagination."
      Through Jan. 13. Free, but RSVP for the reception.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      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
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      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!
    • Community

      Events

      Austin Boat and Travel Trailer Show

      This is a can't-miss event for boating enthusiasts. Expect deals on jet boats, wake sport, pontoons, and fishing boats, as well as kayaks. Sail & Ski, Austin Boats & Motors, and South Austin Marine will be exhibiting at the show. Other attractions include a 4,600-gallon kids' fishing tank.
      Fri.-Sun., Jan. 4-6. Adults, $10; children 7-12 & seniors, $6 children under 7: free.
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Austin Strategic Mobility Plan Draft Review

      View the ASMP's draft policies and maps – now available in both English and Spanish – to see the city's revamped transportation plan, then share your feedback online.
      Feedback accepted through Jan. 13  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      Austin Symphony Orchestra: Annual 24-Hour Sale

      Behold! On Monday, Jan. 7, all remaining ticketed sections to concerts during the ASO’s 2018-2019 season will be sold for just $20 each! You read it here now, you can buy 'em there then! See website for details.
      Jan. 2-7
    • Community

      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
    • Community

      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
    • Music

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