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  • A Very Merry Christmas

    Join Wonders in the Dark for a very special celebration of the Holiday season, with music performances from Tu, Luke Bellet, and others. Bring your friends and enjoy music, drinks, hot chocolate from Creature Coffee, and a night of Christmas joy.
    Sat. Dec. 11, 7pm-11pm  
    Peached Social House
  • Body Collective Holiday Pop-Up Market & Block Party

    Shop local this holiday season & support small businesses and local artists at Body Collective's Holiday block party. Browse their Pop-Up Market, shop 10% off Body Collective gift cards and other great holiday gift deals, and enjoy live music & complimentary holiday treats. They'll also be offering two free classes - 90’s Music Video Fit at 10:30 & Energizing Vinyasa flow at 2:30.
    Sat. Dec. 4, 12pm-4pm  
    Body Collective
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Britney’s UnBEARable 40th Birthday Bash

    Oh baby, baby. The Dames of the Den – Chique Fil-Atio, Mascara Rivers, and Bulimianne Rhapsody – live out their Britney Spears drag fantasies, plus special guest performances, in honor of the pop icon’s b-day.
    Thu., Dec. 2, 10:30pm  
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      Austin Trail of Lights

      The drive-through format for the trail means the fam can take in the magic of the beautiful light displays while you play holiday tunes and enjoy Christmas cookies.
      Nov. 27-Dec. 31, select dates  
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      Blue Genie Art Bazaar

      Austin's fave shopping destination for the holidays returns with online ordering with pickup or shipping, in-store shopping, and virtual and personal shopping. It is the place to find unique jewelry, art, home goods, and gifts.
      Nov. 19-Dec. 23, 10am-10pm; Dec. 24, 10am-6pm. Free entry.  
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      Dance

      Kathy Dunn Hamrick: In Situ

      After two years of having them perform on water and in the middle of a big field, what has acclaimed choreographer Kathy Dunn Hamrick conjured for her troupe back at Cafe Dance? What sort of kinetic visions will be visited upon those attending? "I’m into movement invention," says Hamrick, "which means I go into the studio and investigate new ways of moving. If you want, look closely for detailed, complex, sometimes hidden movements and a high contrast between dynamics – like super-fast and super-slow. You might also notice that I break things up and then re-group." Modern dance, then, as this innovative company rocks it. And it's, um, what's it like? Says the maestra: "It’s up to you to decide if my work is funny, poignant, moving, odd, eerie, disturbing, beautiful or all of the above."
      Dec. 3-5. Fri., 7pm; Sat., 5 & 7pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-20.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      8 1/2 (1963)

      Essential Cinema: 8 1/2 Fellinis Presented by MUBI
      Thu., Dec. 2, 7:30pm  
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      Theatre

      A Christmas Carol

      This Dickens classic is returning to the Topfer stage at ZACH for the seventh year, with exciting new songs and new cast members in addition to returning favorites under the direction of director Dave Steakley. (Most importantly, Marc Pouhé is back as Scrooge!) Musical direction by Allen Robertson puts some rockin' wheels under this holiday vehicle and the whole joyous spectacle brings the sin-and-redemption, the ghosts and the glories, the tiny and the Tim, until the much-awaited new year gets here.
      Through Jan. 2. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:30 & 7:30pm. $25 and up.  
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      Deezie Brown

      Holding down Thursdays all month at the South Congress juke-joint, Deezie Brown’s been keeping audiences on their toes with surprise appearances from Jake Lloyd and EC Mayne. When the musical magician takes stage, an eclectic explosion of high-octane intensity and boisterous sound spew from the C-Boy’s cement walls. The Bastrop native pulls from his Central Texas childhood and societal adversity to construct his unique hip-hop funk sound, present on February Lloyd-collabo Geto Gala. Sure to mirror his already established performance credibility, his residential finale commences at 6:30pm with San Gabriel slated to guest.
      Thu., Dec. 2, 6:30pm
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      Visual Arts

      Fresh from the Studio: Austin Public Library Edition

      In this live, online series, Women & Their Work artists will share works in progress, newly finished art, and recent or upcoming projects. Each presentation will be about 10 minutes, with time for your questions and comments afterwards. This time, discover recent work by artists featured in Austin Public Libraries – including Hollis Hammonds, Rakhee Jain Desai, Susan Scafati, Sarah Welch, and Sasha West.
      Thu., Dec. 2, 12:30pm. Free.  
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      Georgetown Square Lights

      The "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas" is merry and bright for the season, lit with tens of thousands of bulbs. Shop the square for a perfect gift and warm up with some hot cocoa as you take in the sights.
      Through Jan. 1. Free.  
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      Hanukkah at Agudas Achim

      Congregation Agudas Achim offers a variety of fun and exciting experiences for all ages throughout the eight-day festival of lights, with virtual and in-person options. Latkes are available for pickup Nov. 29 or Dec. 3, just place the order by Nov. 24 or 28.
      Nov. 28-Dec. 6  
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      Luminations

      Enjoy the natural wonder of winter in the beautiful Texas Arboretum. Featuring thousands of luminarias, seasonal food and drink, and the light-splashed forts of Fortlandia.
      Dec. 2-Jan. 30  
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      Comedy

      Maddy Smith

      Maddy Smith, originally from Buffalo, NY, roasts anything or anyone – from the stage and on her girls-only podcast “That Time of The WEEK.”
      Dec. 2-3. Thu.-Fri., 7 & 9pm. $25.  
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      Food Events

      Otoko: Kaieki-Ryori

      Otoko's chef Yoshi Okai is launching Kaieki-Ryori, a new 12-course omakase experience served only on the first Thursday of every month. The dozen fresh-as-it-gets wonderments are presented, as ever, with consummate skill.
      First Thursday of each month. $100.
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      Peppermint Parkway

      The holiday tradition at COTA is back and bigger than ever, with tons of fun for the family to be enjoyed from the car or at Peppermint Plaza. There's a mile of immersive displays, millions of lights, dancing elves, and race fans will enjoy taking a lap around the F1 track.
      Nov. 26-Dec. 26  
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      Rattlesnake Milk, Lucas Hudgins, Henri Herbert

      Henri Herbert plays that boogie-woogie piano style with metronome-shattering speed and incomprehensible exactness. The France-born, UK-raised viral instrumentalist, who’s been a local fixture since 2019, collects dropped jaws every time he sits down at the keys. Lucas Hudgins’ instrument-of-awe: his voice. The honky-tonker with a rich, bassy, baritone recently toured with Charley Crockett and issued a compelling comeback single “Them Little Thrills.” Headliners Rattlesnake Milk make high-energy flatland garage twang for people with calloused hands, tweaker-cousins, and an ear for concise storytelling.
      Thu., Dec. 2, 7pm
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      Kids

      Starry Night at Girlstart

      Learn about astronomy at Girlstart's mini planetarium with a solar system star show and participate in related hands-on activities.
      First Thursdays, 5 & 6pm. Free.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Strange, But Perfect

      In Carlo Lorenzo Garcia's new play, the year 2020 was a never-ending river of bad news in which marketing assistant Charlie from NYC decided to quarantine at his grandma's house in rural America. But, WTF, someone else was already there: a townie who's been acting as Charlie's grandma's caretaker? Weirdness, hilarity, and complex humanity ensue. Directed by A. Skola Summers for Street Corner Arts, featuring Natalie D. Garcia and the playwright himself.
      Dec. 2-18. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $25.  
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      Sports

      Thursday Night Social Ride

      Meet with Social Cycling Austin for a fun 10-mile ride ending at Outer Heaven for karaoke and dancing.
      Thu., Dec. 2, 7:30pm  
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      Waterloo Icehouse: 1976 Throwback Menu

      This popular place, on the other hand, is celebrating its 45th anniversary(!) And so each of Waterloo Ice House’s four Austin locations will pay homage to the history of local food culture by offering an exclusive Throwback Thursday menu featuring items from the original 1976 lineup – with special pricing. Starting … now, actually, and running until the end of the year; so get 'em while you can.
      Thursdays, 11am-10pm
      6203 N. Cap. of Texas Hwy; 8600 Burnet Rd.; 9600 S. IH-35; 9600 Escarpment
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      Out of Town

      "Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer"

      Known for her paintings and married to a famous photographer, this is the first exhibition that explores: O’Keeffe’s connection to photography.
      Sun., Oct. 17-Jan. 23, 2022  
      Museum Fine Arts, Houston
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      "Superpower Dogs" (2021)

      Laser IMAX 2D
      Thu., Dec. 2, 11am, 1pm  
    • Music

      80H Project

      Thu., Dec. 2, 11pm
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      A Hard Day's Night (1964)

      Signature Program
      Thu., Dec. 2, 8:45pm  
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      Visual Arts

      Akirash Online

      Sure, Austin's Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya aka AKIRASH has an exhibition at the Carver Museum right now – and the place is closed, of course. But this Lagos-born artist also happens to have one of the most robust websites around, though you'll need a mighty big screen to get the best effect of his huge and colorful mixed-media creations and performance pieces.
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      Alan Haynes

      Thursdays, 8pm and Thursdays, 8pm
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      Kids

      Anime Drawing Class

      Got a youngster who loves anime? In this class, the instructor will prepare a drawing then break down the steps and techniques so students can learn to draw their own. Email info@indigoplay.com with your child's name and age to sign up; recommended for ages 7-10.
      Thursdays, 5:30pm  
      Indigo Play, 13530 Research #102
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      Visual Arts

      Art 84: Cornelius Carter

      This is a virtual preview of "Work in Progress" by Austin's Cornelius Carter, a work that "captures the struggles and glory of the African-American experience along with the artist’s faith in the American dream of equality and opportunity for all."

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