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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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    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.  
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    Central Texas Food Bank Donation Drop-Off

    Before you stop in for a tasty brew or some free live music this week, check your pantry or swing by the grocery to collect a donation to add to Meanwhile's food drive. Peruse the list for acceptable donations.
    Through Jan. 8  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Defending Your Life (1991)

    Brooks plays a man awaiting judgment in the afterlife after being hit by a bus in this fantasy comedy.
    Wed., Jan. 4, 7pm  
  • Music

    Free Week w/ Bad Sports, Damak, Tiny, Dregs

    Free Week will start packing local clubs Thursday, but there’s a smattering of gratis lineups in the days leading up – the most anticipated being a midweek convergence of loud’n’fast bands at Empire. Dregs play razor sharp punk with garage tones and hardcore intensity over which fervent bandleader Evan Jones sings and screams with a passion that thrived on 2019 LP The Worst. If you had to describe Tiny in 10 characters it would be: NWOBHM+R&R – injecting young energy into classic metal with whiskey drunk rock & roll impulses under raw punk vocals. With unpredictable arrangements, Minutemen-reminiscent Damak exhibit an especially arty lean by contrasting colorful music with comparatively monotonic post-punk singing. Denton-spawned Bad Sports, favorites of 2010’s Texas garage punk, released two stellar albums on Dirtnap. Today, the trio of Daniel Fried, Orville Neeley, and Gregory Rutherford is a rare and welcome sight.
    Wed., Jan. 4, 8pm
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    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.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Tokyo Story (1953)

    World Cinema Classics: Sight & Sound Critics Top 5: This meditation on family is an important and beloved work, and placed fourth on the list.
    Wed., Jan. 4, 8pm  
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