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  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Texas Performing Arts presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on its 2024 National Tour. The legendary dance company returns to Austin after more than a decade for two special and unique performances including new works and Ailey’s iconic ballet Revelations.
    Mar. 2-3  
    Bass Concert Hall
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  • Community

    Civic Events

    November 2022 General Election

    Vote anywhere you see a "Vote Here/Vote Aquí" sign, and learn about what's on the ballot at austinchronicle.com/elections. Need help getting to the polls? Capital Metro is waiving all fares on election day, including bus, rail, and pickup services, and bike rental service MetroBike is free with the code BIKETOVOTE2022. Lyft is offering half-price rides to the polls with the code VOTE22. You can also request a ride from RideShare2Vote.com. Remember: If you're in line by 7pm, you are allowed to vote. Learn more about voting rights here.
    Election day: Tue., Nov. 8  
    Travis County
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    Events

    Austin Celtic Festival

    Two days of all things Celtic, including music, dance, storytelling, workshops, historical exhibits, the Highland Games, and even Celtic dog and mini horse breeds.
    Nov. 5-6. Sat., noon-7pm; Sun., noon-6pm  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Austin Food & Wine Festival

    This year's Austin Food & Wine Festival takes over Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park for three days of food from more than 50 of Austin's best restaurants, an array of wine, beer, and spirits from at least 30 acclaimed producers, cooking demos with the industry's best chefs, a live fire pit worked by experienced pitmasters – oh, the things you'll eat and drink and learn! Whether for a single day or with an all-you-care-to-indulge VIP pass, this'll be a foodstravaganza you won't soon forget.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 4-6. $150-725.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Austin Studio Tour

    The Austin Studio Tour, produced by Big Medium, is a free, self-guided art event that combines the West Austin Studio Tour and East Austin Studio Tour to provide opportunities for artists all over Austin to connect with each other and showcase current work – and for the public to experience the cultural vibrancy of our city from, you might say, the inside out. This year's Tour happens over three weekends and will be divided into two regions, west of IH-35 and east of IH-35, allowing citizens to choose weekends and regions and plan accordingly. We've got a fine mess o' recommendations coming up for you next issue, but right now check out the excellent website these wizards have conjured for your delight and convenience.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 19-20, noon-6pm. Free.  
    Hundreds – hundreds! – of locations
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Beerthoven: Viva Lviv

    Beerthoven raises a glass in tribute to our Ukrainian friends, neighbors, and allies in this concert that celebrates Ukrainian chamber music. Featured performers for this event are vocalists Mikhail Smigelski and Elisabeta Racolta, violinist Christabel Lin, cellist Daniel Kopp, and pianist Peir-Shiuan Tang. Bonus No. 1: Free pastries from Easy Tiger and free beer from Lazarus Brewing. Bonus No 2: 10% of ticket sales go to the Liberty Ukraine Foundation.
    Fri., Nov. 4, 7:30pm; Sun., Nov. 6, 3pm. $25-30 ($10, students).  
  • Music

    Doug Sahm birthday tribute w/ Guitar Grady, Paul Minor, Billy Broome, Andrew Duplantis, Matt Hubbard, Kevin Lance, Hilary York, Jordan Matthew Young, Golden Roses (8:00)

    No artist embodies the spirit of Austin’s music scene more than Doug Sahm, the epitome of cosmic cowboy-ness who helped solidify the city as a Groover’s Paradise. On what would be his 81st birthday, Sahm-heads pay tribute at Sagebrush, digging into the Texas Tornados’ deep and eclectic catalog. Guitar Grady hosts a whirlwind of local artists including Paul Minor, Billy Broome, Andrew Duplantis, Matt Hubbard, Kevin Lance, Hilary York, Jordan Matthew Young, and others. On the other side of town at Chronicle HQ, Los Texmaniacs and the Texas Mavericks soundtrack a party for Sir Doug & the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove, officially re-launching the documentary that premiered at SXSW 2015. Q&A with director Joe Nick Patoski and special guests follow (more info at sirdougfilm.com).
    Sun., Nov. 6
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Evil Dead: The Musical!

    Yes, it's the musical, staged version of that beloved Sam Raimi horrorsploitation film – as presented by UT's University Theatre Guild. There will be vulgar language, blood effects, and flashing lights, and the front row will be a splash zone. (Note: The "blood" is machine-washable.)
    Nov. 4-6. Fri.-Sat., 7pm; Sun., 2pm. $15.  
    Powers Student Activity Center, 2201 Speedway
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Gilbert & Sullivan: A Victorian Musical Salon

    Pianist Karl Logue is joined by some of Austin’s finest singers, as Gilbert & Sullivan Austin presents this concert of new songs and treasured classics in an intimate setting that Sir Arthur Sullivan himself would have frequented. Your ticket includes an English afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, Victorian sweets and savories, tea, coffee, and wine.
    Sun., Nov. 6, 3pm. $55.  
    Venue revealed with ticket purchase
  • Community

    Events

    Modern Times Lecture Series

    Join online or in person for a talk titled "From Cotulla To Capital City: O. Henry in the 1880s," about the ranch hand Will Porter who came to be the short story writer known as O. Henry.
    Sun., Nov. 6, 2:30pm. $10.  
  • Arts

    Dance

    Step Afrika!

    Step Afrika! is the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, blending percussive dance styles practiced by historically African-American fraternities and sororities.
    Sun., Nov. 6, 7pm. $23-55.  
  • Arts

    Books

    Texas Book Festival

    Hallelujah, it's back! After two years of virtual and hybrid programming, the Texas Book Festival returns in full fine form for its 27th iteration – celebrating books and authors and all things literary and adjacent thereunto, right there in the State Capitol and along Austin’s iconic Congress Avenue. Angie Cruz is gonna be there, and Omar Epps, Janet Evanovich, Anand Giridharadas, Gabino Iglesias, Jacques Pépin, Margo Price, Rebecca Roanhorse, James Wade, and many more. The weekend includes author readings, panel discussions, and signings, exhibitor booths, food vendors, and plenty of family activities. And, look, you're reading these words – omg, it's, like, contagious!
    Nov. 5-6. Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 11am-5pm
    Downtown Austin
  • Food

    Food Events

    Texas Monthly BBQ Fest

    It's the annual big one, barbecuewise, from your friends at Texas Monthly – with two days of much food, drinks, live music, cooking demos, and a marketplace overflowing the streets of, well, Lockhart, this year. The "BBQ World's Fair" happens on Saturday, with 'cue joints showcasing international and creative flavors, a curated array of taquerias, and market vendors offering metalworks, crafts, sauces, rubs, and more. Sunday brings the "Top 50 Picnic," with plates from more than 30 barbecue spots featured on Texas Monthly’s most recent list of Top 50 BBQ Joints. And yeah, both days will be rockin' (and countryin') with live music.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 5-6. $43-203.  
    Lockhart City Park, 504 City Park Rd
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Bodyguard (1992)

    Costner plays the titular bodyguard who falls in love with the singer he protects (Houston) in this thriller that brought us her version of "I Will Always Love You." Screening concludes with a musical compilation celebrating Houston's legacy.
    Sun. & Wed., Nov. 6 & 9; find showtimes online  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    The Gallery: Birthing Justice

    This is a group show featuring 20 artists from all over the world, the works responding to the current political and social climate, fearlessly exploring themes of feminism, gender identity, and empowerment. Kudos to Benjamin Weaver and the good people of Moontower Cider for hosting this exhibition.
    Sun., Nov. 6, 4-7pm. Free with RSVP.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Godfather: Part II (1974)

    A free screening as a complement to the "Stories to Tell" exhibition of photographs, scripts, costumes, props, and more that examine the early career of Robert De Niro.
    Sun., Nov. 5, 1pm. Free.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Travis Heights Art Trail

    The 20th annual Travis Heights Art Trail is a two-day interactive art event that's a walkable tour through one of Austin's most beautiful and historic neighborhoods. Featuring arts and crafts from more than 35 local artists, plus nonprofits Art From the Streets, Down Home Ranch, Marbridge House, and Adventures Academy.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 5-6, 11am-5pm. Free.
    Travis Heights Neighborhood
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    Out of Town

    Wurstfest

    Join the biggest salute in Texas to German culture and sausage with plenty of food, dancing, and carnival rides.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 4-13
    New Braunfels
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