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  • Texas Hemp Harvest Festival

    Presented by Sweet Sensi, The Texas Hemp Harvest Festival will feature Ky-Mani Marley, Gary P. Nunn, Cas Haley, The Mau Mau Chaplins, The Supervillians, Big Mon, Bo Porter, Armadillo Road, Soulfiya with Wi'Deya, Pure Luck - FT. JK Pinkus, Doug Moreland, and The Derailers. The event is produced by farmers, processors, manufacturers, and retailers to celebrate their harvest with Texas!
    Sat. Oct. 23, 10am-11pm  
    Carson Creek Ranch
  • Microblading 2-Day Training & Certification Course

    Don't miss out on this fall special of $1000. Enroll now and take advantage of SM Beauty's Boss Babe 2-Day Microblading Training. Learn directly from Sabha Mahmoud on how to turn your passion and utilize your skills into a 6-Figure business to be your own boss in the beauty industry.
    Sat.-Sun., Oct.16-17, 10am-5pm both days  
    Sixth Street
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    Transgender Day of Remembrance

    A collective of BIPOC trans-led orgs, including the Transgender Education Network of Texas, the Mahogany Project, Black Trans Advocacy Coalition, Black Trans Leadership of Austin, and Save Our Sisters United, invite you to join them a virtual ceremony honoring the people we've lost this year to anti-trans violence while also celebrating our trans and nonbinary community. Zoom breakout sessions – both individual and group – will provide mental health support.
    Fri., Nov. 20, 6-7:30pm. Free.  
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      A Christmas Affair 2020: Felicidad

      The Junior League of Austin's online event and marketplace offers a host of holiday-themed happenings and goods from small businesses around the country. Funds raised go to JLA's signature programs such as Coats for Kids, Food in Tummies, and Kids in Cool Shoes, along with more than 30 local nonprofits.
      Through Sun., Nov. 22. $15+.  
      Online
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      Austin Empty Bowl Project

      The need is greater than ever, and all proceeds from this event will benefit Central Texas Food Bank and Meals on Wheels Central Texas. Visit the online store for Sam Hurt's special COVID T-shirt or big beautiful tote bag, the AEBP cookbook, Nancy Elder quilt raffle tickets, online concert tickets, and the online silent auction link. The silent auction includes everything from bowls for you and your dog to restaurant gift certificates. You can also make a tax-deductible donation. For every $25 donated, an empty bowl will be added to food boxes distributed by the Central Texas Food Bank or Meals on Wheels Central Texas.
      Through Nov. 22. By donation and online auction.  
      Online
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      Austin Empty Bowl Virtual Concert

      This year's concert, benefiting Central Texas Food Bank and Meals on Wheels Central Texas, is held on Zoom, meaning you can interact with the artists via chat as you enjoy performances from BettySoo, Jeff Plankenhorn, and many more.
      Fri., Nov. 20, 5pm. $10 and up.  
      Online
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      Classical Music

      Austin Opera: Lauren + Mark Digital Concert Event

      Now, music lovers, now you can watch the opening production of Austin Opera's re-imagined 2020-2021 season – the Lauren Snouffer + Mark Diamond Digital Concert Event – as a limited-edition online release. And you know Nyle Matsuoka provides the piano for this wonderment, right?
      Through Nov. 30. Free.  
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      Austin Studio Tour: Pandemic Edition

      We're calling it the pandemic edition, but Big Medium and associates just call it the Austin Studio Tour. It's that progressive arts organization's response to these damned 'ronas, is what it is. They're taking the annual West Austin and East Austin Studio Tours and combining them, then presenting them mostly via the internets – wherein the expanded website includes artist profiles, images of artworks, virtual studio visits, demonstrations, artist talks, and a handy map of outdoor installations and public art. Hundreds of artists in this town, in full digital force. Note: The Tour begins with a launch party on Fri., Nov. 13; it's a preview of the website (and an opportunity to acquire artwork before it opens generally on Nov. 14).
      Through Nov. 22. Free.  
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      Bale Creek Allen Gallery: Jun Kaneko

      Ceramics master Kaneko is increasingly drawn to installations that promote civic interaction, having completed more than 60 public art commissions – including a 250-foot-long tile wall at Aquarium Station in Boston, a three-story wall at the University of Connecticut, and an 88-foot-tall Glass Tower at Omaha's Buffett Cancer Center. (Other large permanent installations can be seen in Osaka, Japan; Kansas City, MO; and at the International Finance Center in Shanghai, China.) Most recently, the artist's been working at the Cuernavaca Raku ceramics studio, experimenting with new glazes and the unpredictability of raku. And now here's a show of his fierce sculptural creations, right there at the BCA outpost in Canopy.
      Through Nov. 30
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      Bernadette Nason: A Christmas Carol

      In which the acclaimed actor and author reprises her popular one-woman adaptation of Dickens' holiday classic, performing more that 30 characters in 60 minutes and bringing some real delight to this unusual holiday season we've got going on. Bonus: Livestreamed talkback after each performance of this Austin Playhouse production.
      Dec. 18-21. Fri.-Sat. & Mon., 7:30pm; Sun., 5pm. $15.  
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      Blue Genie Art Bazaar

      The beloved Austin holiday shopping experience returns for its 20th year with four shopping options to ensure safety in the time of COVID-19. For in-store shopping, reserve free tickets online for a "no wait" entry. Walk-ins are also welcome, but guests may have to wait outside if it's at capacity. Online shoppers can either pick up items in-store or have them shipped anywhere in the U.S. Personal shoppers and virtual shopping will also be available through the BGAB website. BGAB is a family-friendly experience where you can find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted jewelry, artwork, home goods, and gifts for everyone on your shopping list.
      Through Dec. 24, 10am-10pm daily (10am-6pm on Dec. 24)  
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      Carmen Maria Machado: The Low, Low Woods

      The acclaimed author presents (virtually, yes) her new novel, a horror story about two teens in a Pennsylvania town called Shudder-to-Think, where the woods are full of rabbits with human eyes, a deer woman who stalks hungry girls, and swaths of skinless men.
      Fri., Nov. 20, 6pm. $5.  
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      Chorus Austin: Stronger, United

      Ryan Heller presents a virtual concert of new and previously recorded pieces from Chorus Austin's Chamber Ensemble, featuring selections (a mix of spirituals, pop, folk songs, and more) by Alberto Grau, Rosephanye Powell, Carlos Cordero, and Dr. Roland Carter.
      Through Nov. 21. Free.  
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      Final Call for RENT: Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants

      This program through the city of Austin provides full rent payment for income-eligible renters financially impacted by COVID-19. Get all the details on their FAQ and apply online.
      Applications due Tue., Dec. 8, noon  
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      Futurx 2020: Entra al Laberinto!

      Citizens of Austin! Gather virtually in an interactive online laberinto where audiences can wander from Zoom room to Zoom room to experience Loteria fortune telling, life coaching sessions, burlesque performances, magic rituals, divine tias, DJ sessions, late night rideshares, and more from artists whose Latinidad is queer, trans, feminist, Afrolatinx, and indigenous. Featuring performances by ProyectoTEATRO, Ben Bazan, Florinda Bryant, Gricelda Silva, Teatro Quarantine, Laura de la Fuente, Marina de la Fuente, Marina DeYoe-Pedraza, Krysta Gonzales, Lily Gonzales, Siri Gurudev, Line 720, and more. Note: Robert Faires previews the festival here.
      Fri.-Sat., 8pm. Through Nov. 21. $15.  
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      Dance

      Jennifer Sherburn: Elsewhere

      Jennifer Sherburn, the award-winning director of modern dance series 11:11, presents a voyeuristic dance experience, a self-guided tour of living installations that "transmute the concepts of stage, audience, and performance to acknowledge the barriers keeping us apart — while permitting a glimpse at what may be happening inside their confines." This featured part of the Austin Studio Tour features dancers Jairus Carr, Ciceley Fullylove, Lisa Anne Kobdish, Hailley Lauren, Taryn Lavery, Alex Miller, Clay Moore, Amy Myers, Sarah Annie Navarrete, and Marcie Bruscato Poss, in compelling kinesis all around the Rogge House Ranch. Note: Bring a mask and prepare for proper distancing.
      Through Nov. 22. Thu.-Sun., 6:30, 7:15, and 8pm. $20.  
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      Le Dollhouse

      Here's a fine visit. Austin's Denise Prince is installing a child-sized dollhouse room for you to sit in and pretend, a space "in which to indulge the pleasure of wishes, to acknowledge their tangible power and then to leave, returning to a world in which much is asked of us that, as adults, we're prepared to stand and face." The room will be classically charming inside, but with inflatable horrors clinging to the outside – right there at Moontower Cider Company.
      Through Nov. 21. Fri.-Sat., 3-9pm. Free.  
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      Little Ola's Flavors of Fall

      Little Ola's Biscuits, a take-away biscuit shop featuring Olamaie's famous flaky biscuits, has this series that's set to run until Thanksgiving, a series in which Austin's premier pastry chefs collaborate with Little Ola’s pastry chef Jules Stoddart to create innovative desserts incorporating the acclaimed eatery’s biscuit dough recipe. The final, fantastic collab's with Derrick Flynn of Suerte.
      Nov. 19-22
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      Mission Possible Thanksgiving

      Lend a hand to those experiencing homelessness this year by donating to Mission Possible's Great Thanksgiving Banquet fund. Donations of $6 cover the cost of one meal, and $10 can provide a sleeping bag. The banquet is held on Sun., Nov. 22.
      Donate by Sat., Nov. 21. Select "I want to support Thanksgiving Banquet" on the donation page.  
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      Comedy

      Moontower Comedy: Michelle Wolf

      She's gonna make you cry, Wolf, but they'll be tears of laughter as the popular comedian stops in Austin this weekend to work the crowds with all-new material. You know her from that Joke Show special on Netflix, right? Now see her live, onstage, in that venerable Paramount venue Downtown.
      Fri.-Sat., Nov. 20-21, 7 & 10pm. $25-30.  
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      Mozart's 2020 COVID-Cautious Christmas Light Show

      Sip a delicious hot bevvie and see the beautiful light show by the lake. Reservations required.
      Through Jan. 6, 6pm-12mid. $10 per table for one-hour show.  
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      Northern-Southern: Baton

      This is a group show by relay, begun in July of 2020 as a method of socially distancing a community in the height of the pandemic: Artists took turns alone in the space, each adding to the exhibition. Now, as it nears its close, the exhibition resembles a community in which work converses and overlaps. With Adreon Henry, Vy Ngo, Dawn Okoro, Leon Alesi, Matt Steinke, Sev Coursen, Stella Alesi, and more.
      Closing reception: Sat., July 24, 3-9pm
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      Arts & Culture

      Poo Poo Platter's 8th Anniversary: An Elysium Benefit

      The Ladies of the OutHaus celebrate eight years of bringing you their signature alternative drag by giving back to Austin's haven for all kinds of weirdness and queerness, Elysium. Featuring performances by Bulimianne Rhapsody, Louisianna Purchase, Arcie Cola, CupCake, Kitty Buick, Summer Clearance, Sylvia Hatchet, and a very special guest – you! Yep, this is an open call show, so if you'd like to submit a video performance contact PPP via Facebook, Instagram, or at poopooatx@gmail.com.
      Fri., Nov. 20, 9-11pm. $10 suggested donation.  
      Online
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      Rebel Cheese x William Chris Vineyards

      Yes, those local makers of extraordinary vegan cheese have teamed up with the oenophilic savants of William Chris to present a virtual tasting that you'll be talking about long after the pandemic's passed by. It includes a cheese board with four housemade cheeses (enough for two people), jam pairings, and other accoutrements – and two bottles of wine chosen to pair with those cheeses. And Rebel Cheese owners Kirsten Maitland and Fred Zwar will tell you about the cheese, and the winery's Tony Offill will tell you about the wine, and your palate and your belly will be like "Yeeee-haw, it's so good to be in Texas!"
      Fri., Nov. 20, 7pm. $95.  
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      Taste of Texas Auction: Extended to the 27th!

      This distinctive fundraiser is the first of its kind for the Texas Food & Wine Alliance and they're going all out with a plethora of sumptuous packages tailored for wine lovers, cocktail fans, and foodies. For instance? Oh, gift cards for some of Austin's favorite watering holes. Barbecue packages from the likes of Franklin BBQ and la Barbecue and Leroy & Lewis and Micklethwait. A summertime retreat for 8-10 people at Dripping Springs' breathtaking Cactus Moon Lodge. And, as they say, much, much more! So, even if you have no minions or henchmen to do your bidding, citizen, you can do your own bidding right here.
      Through Nov. 27. Going once, going twice ...  
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      The Eleanor: Miracle on Fifth Street

      Yes, the beloved Christmas-themed pop-up bar returns to The Eleanor for another year of spirited celebration. Joann Spiegel, the mastermind behind the brand’s cocktail repertoire, has created a roster of delightful, holiday-inspired libations, featuring cocktails that play on classic holiday flavors. New this year: Jolly Koala (gin, vermouth, and pine-cardamom-sage cordial), On Dasher (bourbon, mezcal, sweet vermouth, spiced hibiscus, bitters, and lemon), and a Fruitcake Flip (brandy, Jamaican overproof rum, Amaretto, fruitcake, cherry bitters, and a whole egg). (Our personal fave, the Bad Santa, is likewise among the heady lineup.) Also, the full cocktail menu will be available at the main downstairs and mezzanine bars. Note: This year, all Miracle cocktails can be ordered to-go. Note: This year, all Miracle cocktails can be ordered to-go – and a portion of all to-go sales will benefit the Austin Children’s Shelter and Austin Pets Alive. God bless us, everyone!
      Daily, through Dec. 27  
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      Theatre

      The Importance of Being Earnest

      Austin Shakespeare presents Oscar Wilde's classic comedy via Zoom. "From the first moments of the play to the final revelation, Wilde's characters make me smile," says director Ann Ciccolella. "Earnest is his masterpiece of comic situations, and having Fran Dorn return to Austin Shakespeare as Lady Bracknell brings a whole level of joy to our experience." Also starring Amani Dorn, Matthew Graham Wagner, Tamil Periasamy, Toby Minor, Michelle Jackson, Robert Deike, and Khali Sykes.
      Nov. 19-22. Thu.-Sun., 7:30pm. $5-10.  
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      The Lounge Series w/ Jackie Venson (album release), Blackillac

      Downtown’s largest venue isn’t too big to pivot. Last month, ACL Live adapted into a chapel, marrying 14 couples under lights typically shining on bands. This weekend they baby step back into live entertainment with local, socially distanced double bills raising money for Austin music nonprofit Black Fret. Violin and ukulele-anchored indie folk combo Wild Child, whose new Song Confessional-inspired track “Going In” proved a popular Spotify addition, link with Beau Bedford’s country, funk, and blues wrecking crew Texas Gentlemen. Melodically vibrant multi-instrumentalist Jackie Venson plays Saturday after explosive rappers Blackillac.
      Fri., Nov. 20, 7pm  
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      UTNT: Wyeth Airlines Flight Thirteen

      This coming-of-age story follows "a group of middle-schoolers who lose the ability to play," none of them prepared for the moment when their games stop being real, overshadowed by the new monsters of illness, grades, and crushes. Directed by Andrea L. Hart from a script by Lena Barnard for UT's New Theatre program.
      Thu.-Fri., Nov. 19-20, 7:30pm. Pay what you can.  
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      Special Screenings

      A Knight's Tale (2001)

      Fri., Nov. 20, 8:20pm  
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      AAYHF Annual Toy Drive

      African American Youth Harvest Foundation is seeking donations of toys for youth 3 months to 17 years of age. Gift cards are also welcome.
      Through Dec. 18  

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