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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

    Events

    The Mutt-Cracker (Sweet!)

    Circus Chickendog brings a talented crew of canines (Mouse, Moose, Coyote, Squirrel, and Skeeter) and circus artists to the Vortex for an incredible show, with rescue dogs doing their thing, Darren Peterson's masterful juggling and unicycling, acrobats Balyssa Ball and James Kent bending and flipping, and an original score that samples Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite. Directed by Melissa Vogt. Note: No shows on Dec. 24-26. See website for detailed schedule.
    Through Jan. 5. Sun., 4:30pm; Mon.-Wed., 4:30 & 6:30pm; Thu., 4:30pm. $15-37.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Wild Strawberries (1957)

    World Cinema Classics: An old man looks back at his life as he nears death in one of Bergman's most enduring films.
    Wed., Dec. 28, 4:45pm  
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    Divina: Noche Drag Latinx

    Hostess Tatiana Cholula and special guests serve an evening of Latinx queerness.
    Every other Wednesday, 9-11pm  
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Holiday Tree Recycling

    For city of Austin curbside customers, recycling a holiday tree is as easy as setting it at the curb by 5:30am on the regularly scheduled compost collection day. Trees that are 6 feet or taller must be cut in half. Everyone is welcome to drop off their trees at Zilker on one of three collection days: Sat., Dec. 31; Sat., Jan. 7; or Sun., Jan. 8, 10am-2pm. Volunteers are also needed for those days, if you're still in the giving spirit! Trees collected at Zilker will be turned into mulch and available for free on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Jan. 12, 9am. Get more deets online.
    Dec. 26-Jan. 8
    Curbside or at Zilker Park Polo Fields, 2225 Andrew Zilker Rd.
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    Events

    HOME Cookin' for the Holidays

    Local nonprofit HOME, aka Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers, invites one and all to a livestream benefit hosted by A. Whitney Brown with exclusive music videos and recipes from an all-star lineup, and a special bonus Christmas card lesson from Rosie Flores. Tune in via the KUTX YouTube channel or on HOME's website or Facebook page.
    Wed., Dec. 28, 7pm
  • Music

    Lemmy Kilmister tribute w/ Mean Machine (midnight, 10:30)

    Booted from UK space rockers Hawkwind due to his erratic behavior, bass guitar lord Lemmy Kilmister formed Motörhead in 1975. Across the next forty years, Lemmy's band churned iron horse exhilaration out of the very same slipshod excesses that had previously gotten him the can – thrashing in thrall to wanton aggression, terminal inebriation, and gloriously recycled blues riffs. Arguably rock & roll’s definitive tribute act to its own raw dog spirit, Motörhead are a band ideally suited for loving mimicry no matter the speed metal skill level. Luckily, tonight's returning road crew, Austin’s Amplified Heat (in costume as “Mean Machine” for sets at 10:30pm and midnight) are Aces…. of Spades.
    Wed., Dec. 28
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    Events

    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

    SOLD OUT: I Wanna Dance With Somebody Screening & Sing-Along (2022)

    UPDATE: Sold out, but standby tickets will be available at 6:55pm. Austin Pride and aGLIFF team up for a private screening of the new film portrait of the iconic Whitney Houston, hosted by All-American Goddess at Large Nadine Hughes and featuring a sing-along with local musician Tina G.
    Wed., Dec. 28, 7pm. $15.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Tito’s Vodka for Dog People: Distillery Dogs

    This is a 25-piece art collection featuring vibrant artwork created by local and national artists – Judy Paul, John Walker, Joel Ganucheau, Jeff Skele, Hope Perkins, and more – inspired by the many distillery dogs rescued over the years, the paintings now on display at the Long Center.
    Through Dec. 30. Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm
  • Community

    Sports

    UT Women's Basketball

    Vs. Texas A&M Commerce.
    Wed., Dec. 28, 7pm  
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