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for Sat., Nov. 25
  • Graham Reynolds Ruins the Holidays

    Don't miss composer and bandleader Graham Reynolds as he burns down the house with his raucous, minor key versions of your holiday favorites along with several special guests! Tickets on sale now.
    Dec. 8-9  
    Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center
  • KUT/KUTX & Downtown Austin Alliance Present the Sing-Along & Holiday Stroll

    Join KUT, KUTX & the Downtown Austin Alliance for their 29th Annual Tree Lighting, Sing-Along and Stroll. Let’s ring in the holidays together. This free family-friendly event is on Congress Avenue between 9th and 11th streets and features artisan vendors, food trucks, photos with Santa and more. The Holiday Stroll is the perfect way to kick of your holiday season!
    Sat. Dec. 2, 5pm-9pm  
    Downtown Austin
  • Music

    Alex Maas, Mello Meddo, Up Around the Sun, Little Mazarn

    Alex Maas solo is a different trip – similarly hypnotic to the spiraling sonics of his flagship psych band, but comparatively stark and gentle. A Black Angels show hits you, but a Maas show sits with you. His 2020 debut Luca was described by the Chronicle as a variety pack of “ancient folk, bass-heavy antigravity bops, and vintage pop” showcasing his sweet and eerie voice. His appearance at the Angels-affiliated Red River enclave stacks a captivating lineup. The bucolic outsider folk of Little Mazarn, with Lindsey Verrill singing and Jeff Johnston on the bowed saw, captured the calm eccentricities of small town life with recent EP Honey Island General Store. Up Around the Sun conjoins the rhythmic clawhammer banjo of Jerry Haggins with the resonant six-string voicings of Tim Kerr for instrumentals hearkening to both Appalachia and Ireland. Meanwhile, heady alternative noise quartet Heavy Meddo intrigues as alter ego Mello Meddo.
    Sat., Nov. 25, 8pm  
    • Arts


      A Christmas Carol

      Zach Theatre’s adaptation of the Dickens classic is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras. "Celebrate the season with the loving Cratchit family and three soulful ghosts as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a joyride to rediscover his heart and love for human kindness."
      Through Dec. 31. $25 and up.  
    • Community


      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.
      Nov. 17-Dec. 24. Free entry.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Flatbed: Flatfile Sale

      Flatbed is celebrating its 34th birthday with a flash sale of prints from its deep inventory, a curated selection available for 25% off for one weekend only. (Note: Some editions are final impressions, so they'll go fast.) Prints can be purchased in person at Flatbed or online; the discount will automatically be applied to your Shopify cart at checkout. Ah – just in time for the gifting holidays!
      Fri.-Mon., Nov. 24-27  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Little Fugitive (1953)

      Essential Cinema: A 7-year-old is tricked into believing he killed his brother (yikes!) and finds refuge among the amusements of Coney Island. Reportedly a favorite of Wes Anderson and François Truffaut.
      Sat., Nov. 25, 1:30pm  
    • Community


      Maywald Family Lights Display

      See a stunning light display and bring a donation for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, for which the Maywalds raised over $80,000 last year. New this year: a gift shop offering hot chocolate, mugs, shirts, Christmas ornaments, and more.
      Nov. 23-Dec. 28, 6-10pm. Donations for Make-a-Wish encouraged.  
      10505 Twilight Vista
    • Arts


      Miss Lulu Bett

      In Zona Gale's classic play – the first play written by a woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama – Lulu Bett lives with her sister's family and does all the cooking in the house. Spinsterhood seems to be her destiny – until an enthusiastic visitor proposes. Directed by Norman Blumensaadt for Different Stages.
      Through Dec. 9. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $15-37.  
    • Music

      Pussy Riot, Pinkshift

      The Russian feminist activism/performance art group performs its Riot Days show with a lineup of Maria “Masha” Alyokhina, Diana Burkot, Olga Borisova, and Alina Petrova. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital in Kyiv, Ukraine.
      Sat., Nov. 25, 7pm  
    • Music

      Semihelix, Ground Clouds

      I bear no musical talent, so as far as I’m concerned, every musician makes the job look easy. Semihelix, however, especially so. Geannie Friedman writes these breezy pop songs that sound simple enough, complete with a lyrical optimism that buoys her chiming guitars. Yet strong melodies keep such positivity from feeling vacuous. September single “Renovate” bounds with the contentment of a latter-day Sonic Youth, like “Incinerate” times 10. “Everything is changing, rearranging, so enjoy the present time,” Friedman advises, and you can’t help but listen. With the Be Cool EP, neo-soul project Ground Clouds adds psychedelia to the bill.
      Sat., Nov. 25, 9pm. $10 cover.
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