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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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    Peppermint Parkway

    A mile-long drive-through display of lights as well as a plaza full of music, food, and magic. New this year, attendees can pick up a Christmas tree during their visit with the addition of Wonder Woods. Circuit of the Americas gets in the holiday spirit by giving away free trees to families in need and offering low-cost trees to others. Also new, a Holiday Market with homemade sweet treats, gifts, and holiday swag for the kids.
    Through Dec. 30  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Thin Man (1934)

    Home for the Holidays: A quirky couple try to solve a Christmas murder mystery.
    Sat., Dec. 24, 7pm  
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    "Texas Governors and Their Times, 1846-1946"

    This exhibit showcases materials from the State Archives documenting the official work and daily business of the state’s chief executive spanning 100 years. Can't visit in person? It's available to explore online.
    Sept. 19, 2022-May 15, 2023. Free.
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    2nd Street District Holiday Window Walk

    As you do your holiday shopping, take in the beautiful scenery created by Texas artists tasked with creating holiday-inspired art installations.
    Through Jan. 1  
    2nd Street District Downtown: West Second Street from Colorado to San Antonio and surrounding area
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    Food Events

    Aba Mediterranean: Hanukkah Dine-in and Christmas Eve To-Go

    We recently dined at Aba – thanks to the generosity of the bourbon masters at Garrison Brothers – and were, yeah, pretty much blown away by the excellence of the food there. No wonder people are ordering in advance to get this Christmas Eve Package for two that features wild mushroom hummus (pictured), whipped feta with persimmon, village salad, grilled chicken kebab, braised short rib, crispy brussels sprouts, and sticky date cake. ($118.) And, if you're dining in from Dec. 18-26, you can feast on such Hanukkah specials as parmesan and potato brussels sprout latkes, shawarma spiced brisket confit with sesame pumpkin puree currant gremolata, and more.
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    Anthony Garcia

    Sat., Dec. 24, 8pm
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    Austin Baptist Chapel Angel House Soup Kitchen

    The nonprofit org seeks men's clothing donations for its clients. Jackets, scarves, hats, gloves, socks, and shoes are especially needed.
    Ongoing
    908 E. Cesar Chavez
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    Kids

    Baby Bloomers

    A special program for visitors ages 0-3 and their families, providing caregivers and early learners the chance to experience the children's museum together. Thinkery will host two storytimes and free play that support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of the earliest learners.
    Saturdays, 8-10am  
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    Visual Arts

    Big Medium: There Are Black People In Nebraska?!

    Right there in the middle of Canopy's anchoring gallery, Adrian Armstrong invites us to see ourselves in these figures and realize that blackness is found blooming in every crevice. This is the first installment of Armstrong's series of multimedia shows exploring the black community in Omaha, Nebraska, and the artist’s first step into a world-building concept.
    Through Jan. 8
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    Blue Genie Art Bazaar

    Austin's fave shopping destination for the holidays is the place to find unique jewelry, art, home goods, and gifts with oodles of Austin flair.
    Through Dec. 23, 10am-10pm; Dec. 24, 10am-6pm. Free entry.  
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    Bob Slaughter

    Sat., Dec. 24, 2pm
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    Casa Marianella Seeks Assistance

    The nonprofit providing shelter and resources to asylum seekers needs volunteers for all kinds of tasks, including driving, sorting donations, and translating, and accepts donations daily 8am-6pm; see wish list for items needed.
    Ongoing
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    Out of Town

    Cistern Illuminated

    The latest art installation fills the former drinking water reservoir with colored lights. Timed tickets required.
    Through Jan. 8. $10.
    Houston
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    Cloud Tree: The Unkept

    The magical Adam Young returns to Cloud Tree with his moving and spiritual renderings on wood panel – accompanied by the works of folk artist Mike Parsons and a rare showing of paintings and collage by the legendary Satch Grimley.
    Through Dec. 31
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    Comedy

    ColdTowne Theater

    ColdTowne's new brick-and-mortar place is totally open, and who knows what they'll shake this city with next? But one truth remains: ColdTowne is a designated den of gold, baby, sweet comedy gold.
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    Sports

    Community Fitness Classes

    For the fitness-curious and those on a budget, Castle Hill offers a wide selection of discounted classes throughout the week – just look for the "Community" name in the title.
    Ongoing. $15 for one class, $100 for 10.  
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    Corinne: NYE Lobster Mac-n-Cheese

    Mind you now, the mac-n-cheese that's inflected all haute cuisine with yummy crustacean meat is only part of the four-course dinner (which also features mushroom risotto and wagyu filet) at the Austin Marriott's renowned Corinne restaurant. And that dinner, in turn, is part of the Marriott's NYE overnight stay package that includes a DJ-fueled party in the seventh-floor rooftop bar Zanzibar. We mean, if you're gonna celebrate, you might as well celebrate in style, n'est-ce pas? See website for details.
    Sat., Dec. 31. $100-2,000.  
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    Dave Insley

    Sat., Dec. 24, 8pm
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    Donate to Hands for Hope

    Donate now to help nonprofit El Buen Samaritano meet its $450,000 goal, which goes toward holiday meal kits, a food pantry, baby formula, services, and other assistance for Central Texans in need.
    Ongoing  
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    Kids

    Drawing & Painting Classes for Kids

    Calling all mini Monets! Registration is now open for afterschool and weekend art classes with professional artist and educator Amanda Jones, teaching students ages 8-18. Professional illustrator Carly Dennis also offers a special weekly class for younger artists.
    Ongoing. $122.50-160 monthly.  
    607 W. St Johns #10
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    Civic Events

    FCC Broadband Map Challenge

    Travis County and the city of Austin are asking for the public’s help to review, verify, and improve the new National Broadband Map created by the Federal Communications Commission. Hop online, pop in your address, and make sure the info is correct to help make the most accurate map possible.
    Through Jan. 13
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    Special Screenings

    Films for the Forest Call for Submissions

    Rainforest Partnership has announced it is accepting submissions for its annual juried film competition, Films for the Forest, intended to "share the voices and stories of forests worldwide, highlighting their rich biodiversity and local communities, their immense beauty and importance to the entire planet, the threats they face, and the opportunities for renewal." Winners will be announced on Earth Day (April 22, 2023).
    Regular deadline: Feb. 1; extended deadline: March 31  
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    Garrison NYE at the Fairmont

    The luxurious Fairmont Austin is one of Texas’ most festive holiday destinations this winter season, they say – and we reckon that's true. Bonus: The hotel’s acclaimed restaurant, Garrison, welcomes guests to ring in 2023 with a NYE tasting menu by executive chef Jakub Czyszczon. Pro tip: Ask about Room 725, a semi-private lounge that hosts the posh "Champagne & Caviar," for the snazziest of pre- or post-prandial experiences.
    Sat., Dec. 31, 5pm. $125.  
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    Get Lit Hanukkah Pop-Up Bar

    Josh Brownfield and team take over this popular Eastside bar with lively decorations and a special menu with Hanukkah-inspired cocktails, including Latke Punch, a play on the traditional dish made with potato vodka, apple cider, ginger liqueur, and lemon.
    Through Dec. 30
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    Get Lit Hanukkah Pop-Up Bar

    Josh Brownfield and team take over the bar with lively decorations and a special menu with Hanukkah-inspired cocktails, including Latke Punch, a play on the traditional dish made with potato vodka, apple cider, ginger liqueur, and lemon. Bonus: chef Amanda Rockman collabs for the eight days of Hanukkah (Dec. 18-26) with special treats, including rugelach with walnut, currant, and cinnamon sugar – and Jewboy Burgers pops up on Mon., Dec. 19, to serve sliders and latkes.
    Through Dec. 30  
  • Music

    Gigi Worth

    Sat., Dec. 24, 6pm
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    Visual Arts

    Goodluckhavefun: Yours,

    This show, following the architectural logics of both the home and the institution, highlights works of six queer Austin-based artists working in sculpture, photography, drawing, and more: Ariel Wood, Brendan Shea, Emily Lee, Gabrielle Constantine, Hannah Spector, and Joy Scanlon.
    Through Jan. 29  
    1207 Enfield

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