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for Sat., Dec. 26
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    Civic Events

    Cat Adoption Event With Thundering Paws

    Stop by, say hello, and meet adoptable cats. Thundering Paws is a no-kill, nonprofit animal sanctuary serving the Dripping Springs, Hays County, and Central Texas communities.
    Sat., Dec. 26, 11am-2pm  
    Tomlinson's Feed & Pets, 164 Belterra Village Way Ste. Y-400
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    Central Texas Food Bank Giving Opportunities

    The holidays will be tougher for everyone this year. The food bank has put together a list of 10 ways to make a difference to someone in need, from an online matched donation to donating your change at participating stores. Check out the list online and help CTFB fight hunger.
    Ongoing  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    ChingonX Fire: Group Exhibit

    Inspired by the Mexican American Cultural Center's annual La Mujer celebration – and by the first feminist of the New World, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz – this online group exhibit is curated by April Garcia and features womxn-identifying and nongender-specific artists whose artwork is tied to activism, feminism, cultural. and gender identity storytelling, environmental protection, and socioeconomic parity.
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    Out of Town

    Christmas Trail of Lights

    Follow the driving tour around the courthouse, and through Hamilton Creek and Wallace Riddell parks.
    Sat.-Fri., Dec. 26-Jan. 1  
    Burnet
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    City Encourages Safe Celebrations

    Austin Public Health would like to remind everyone to spread kindness, not COVID, this season. Keep the health of your family, friends, and neighbors in mind when planning your holiday celebrations, and consider virtual and low-risk activities. Get party ideas and COVID-19 info on the city's site, and if you do plan to go out, be aware that events are subject to cancellation.
    Dec. 21-Jan. 1  
    Citywide
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    Civic Events

    City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

    Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
     
    Online
  • Arts

    Comedy

    ColdTowne TV

    "Set your dial to CTTV for at-home entertainment seven nights a week on ColdTowne’s Twitch channel, featuring experimental improv, live podcasts, scripted readings, guest characters, and more. Whether you’re a front row sitter or like to chill in the back, you can join the conversation with our interactive chat or just kick back and relax as you recline into cyberspace." See website for details.
  • Music

  • Music

    David Touchton

    Sat., Dec. 26, 5:30pm
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Davis Gallery: Together Apart

    This is an extensive group exhibit focused on the experience of sharing holidays apart from loved ones, with artists addressing the importance of family, life and death, our connection to nature, and spirituality. Each of the artists has created new work (or chosen work from the past) that uniquely recognizes these concepts. And this is the Davis Gallery, so those artists include Chun Hui Pak, David Everett, Faustinus Deraet, David Leonard, Dana Younger, Fallon Bartos, and others, and we're giving it our highest recommendation.
    Through Jan. 16
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    December in the District

    Help support local businesses by making 2nd Street District your one-stop-shop. Enjoy seasonal sips, holiday creations, and the 10th annual Holiday Window Walk. Plus, check out their new passport activation in partnership with the Downtown Austin Alliance, wherein you collect stamps and earn prizes as you explore.
    Dec. 1-30. Free.  
    Second Street downtown
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    Donate Blood, Get Free Whataburger

    All month long, when you donate with We Are Blood, get a free honey butter chicken biscuit from Whataburger. Donors between Dec. 24 and 31 also get a free sweatshirt. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Dec. 31  
    We Are Blood donor centers & mobile drives
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    Donate Platelets, Get a Free Baseball Tee

    During its monthlong Platelet Step-Up campaign, We Are Blood is offering a branded baseball tee to donors who successfully donate platelets twice during December. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Dec. 1-31  
    We Are Blood donor centers & mobile drives
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    Civic Events

    Draft Transportation Criteria Manual Review

    The draft defines the rules, requirements, and technical guidelines for building mobility infrastructures. Feedback can be made on transit systems, bike and urban trails, and pedestrian zones, among other items in the manual.
    Online
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas (2017)

    Austin Jewish Film Festival presents a musical doc, set in a Chinese restaurant, about Jewish songwriters who soundtracked Christianity's most musical holiday.
    Dec. 24-Jan. 1  
    Online via www.austinjff.org
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    Out of Town

    Eagle Nest Webcam

    The eagle cam is back after being dark for nearly two years, and the pair of eagles are building their nest in preparation of the eggs sometime in December or January. Watch their progress from home.
    Through early spring. Free.  
    Online via JBS Wetland Center, Seagoville
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Edward Scissorhands (1990)

    Northern Lights Holiday Spectacular
    Sat., Dec. 26, 7pm  
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    Out of Town

    Eisbahn, Ice Skating in the Hill Country

    Safety protocols are in place in the outdoor skating rink at Marktplatz.
    Sat.-Sun., Dec. 26-Jan. 3. $15.  
    Fredericksburg
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Elf (2003)

    Sat., Dec. 26, 7pm  
  • Music

    Flat Top Jones

    Sat., Dec. 26, noon
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Flatbed Press: 2020 Hindsight

    Here's a fine way to sum a year in the printerly life: Flatbed presents a new exhibition of works from each of the 14 artists who worked at the press this year – along with the “Every Head Is a World, Every World Is a Head” portfolio of prints by Michael Ray Charles that was published shortly before Flatbed relocated in 2019. Featuring art by Melissa Miller, Adrian Armstrong, Suzi Davidoff, Lance Letscher, David Everett, Darden Smith, and more.
    Through Jan. 9. Wed.-Fri., 10am-5pm, and by appointment
  • Food

    Food Events

    Food Access Resources from SFC

    We have to admit it's getter better, but we've still got a ways to go in dealing with this pandemic. The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they're accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
    Citywide
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    Visual Arts

    Forklift Danceworks: Portraits at Downs Field

    It's the culminating piece of Forklift's year-long residency at Downs Field in East Austin: Portraits of the Downs Field community by photographer Cindy Elizabeth, installed at the field for everyone to see. The project explores the importance of Downs Field to the continual flourishing of baseball in Texas, through the past, present, and future.
    Through Jan. 4
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    Civic Events

    Free COVID-19 Neighborhood Testing

    No insurance or doctor's referral is needed. Scheduling an appointment ahead of time is strongly recommended (make one here), but no one will be turned away. Immigration status is not asked.
    Wed., Dec. 23, 3-7pm; Sat., Dec. 26, 8am-1pm; Mon., Dec. 28, 8am-1pm; Wed., Dec. 30, 3-7pm. Free.  
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    Free COVID-19 Neighborhood Testing

    No insurance or doctor's referral is needed. Scheduling an appointment ahead of time is strongly recommended (make one here), but no one will be turned away. Immigration status is not asked.
    Wed., Dec. 23, 3-7pm; Sat., Dec. 26, 8am-1pm; Mon., Dec. 28, 8am-1pm; Wed., Dec. 30, 3-7pm. Free.  
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    Free COVID-19 Neighborhood Testing

    No insurance or doctor's referral is needed. Scheduling an appointment ahead of time is strongly recommended (make one here), but no one will be turned away. Immigration status is not asked.
    Wed., Dec. 23, 3-7pm; Fri., Dec. 25, 8am-1pm; Sat., Dec. 26, 8am-1pm; Mon., Dec. 28, 8am-1pm; Wed., Dec. 30, 3-7pm. Free.  
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    Free Parking w/ Mandy Prater

    PayPal.me/mandyprater; Venmo: @themandyprater (code 2651)
    Saturdays, 9pm  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Georgetown Art Center: Book Passage

    Yeah, sometimes we just can't help but pimp – er, we mean promote – this arty bastion that's so up north it makes us think twice as we glance at our long-suffering Isuzu. But, listen, this is a show of reclaimed books that have been altered in extraordinary ways by Janice Anderson and John Sager – via collage, via paint, via outright sculpting of the materials. Anderson is new to us, but we saw a few of Sager's bibliophilic alterations over a decade ago and we're still talking about their beauty even now. Recommended, and definitely worth the trip. (Bonus: Check out the excellent Lark & Owl bookstore while you're there, too.)
    Through Jan. 3

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