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    Kids

    Children's Book Fair

    You can meet Peter Rabbit, Froggy, and Ladybug Girl as well as some of your favorite children's authors. Enjoy some storytime and find a fun book to take home.
    Sat., Jan. 6, 9am-5pm. $10, adults; $4, kids.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Wally Workman Gallery: Juan Luis Jardi

    Mark our words: You want to see what this talented man can do with oils on big swaths of canvas. Realism? Yes, but magical realism. Understated, quotidian, almost melancholy – except maybe there's been a quiet little rupture between this universe and another slightly different one, hasn't there?
    Through Jan. 27
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Beggars of Life (1928)

    Newly Restored: After killing her stepfather, a young girl disguises herself as a boy and, along with a hobo, tries to flee to Canada.
    Sat., Jan. 6, 4:00  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Cage-a-thon

    Master Pancake: The Master Pancake gang promises to show and mock as many Nicolas Cage performances as they can squeeze into two hours.
    Sat., Jan. 6, 7:00, 10:00  
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  • Music

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    Derrick Carter

    Sat., Jan. 6, 10pm
  • Arts

    Books

    Evan Narcisse: Rise of the Black Panther

    Here's the author of the new Black Panther miniseries that gives much backstory to the hero of the forthcoming Marvel movie. Here's the man who, with Ta-Nehisi Coates, has built a thrilling narrative across six issues of Wakandan history. Get you a copy of issue #1, and Narcisse will sign it for you today.
    Sat., Jan. 6, 4pm
  • Community

    Yoga

    Find What Feels Good Yoga

    Adriene Mishler of Yoga With Adriene fame leads this session, which benefits WeViva, a local nonprofit that provides accessible health and nutrition programs for low-income families.
    Sat., Jan. 6, 10-11am. $10.  
  • Music

    Free Week: Annabelle Chairlegs, Deep Time, Caroline Says, Why Bonnie?, Robby

    Glitzy ragers Annabelle Chairlegs come off a growth-spurt year of festival performances carried by songwriter Lindsey Mackin’s shattering refrains. Local post-punk fixture Deep Time have kept tight-lipped since its 2012 Hardly Art-handled debut, while Caroline Says’ first cassette experienced a 2017 resurgence via Western Vinyl re-release. Spacey rock newbies Why Bonnie and Robby start. No acts are boys-only.
    Sat., Jan. 6, 9pm
  • Music

    Free Week: Crypt Trip, Transit Method, Huffer, Glassing

    The Seventies wafting strongly from its eponymous 2016 EP, San Marcos’ mighty Crypt Trip crowns a celebration of all things power trio. More Rush than Foghat, Austin’s Transit Method contrasts the headliners with last year’s masterful prog metal opus We Won’t Get out of Here Alive. Fort Worth’s Huffer gives hesher hard rock a grunge edge on its eponymous CD, while Glassing rips through post-punk screamcore for 2017’s Light and Death.
    Sat., Jan. 6, 8pm
  • Music

    Free Week: Knife in the Water, Croy & the Boys, Sun June

    On the heels of Reproduction early last year, Knife in the Water’s first LP since a quiet hiatus unfolded in 2006, frontman/founder Aaron Blount hoped the local noir-country outfit’s return would occur thoughtfully and deliberately.: “Doing it a little more patiently and intelligently is a motivating thing to try to get it right, to try to not fuck it up and give in to some of the pitfalls of what being a band is,” mused Blount.: Reproduction simmers the same explicit unease and brooding intensity of the Austinites’ earlier catalog, dark and intellectual, built on country twang and muted rock, with eerie vocal harmonies and storytelling. It’s also imbued with a hopefulness, indebted to Blount’s love of gospel and a fixation on making music that moves through suffering.: “The terrain is kind of like, you’re gonna get it or you’re not,” explains Blount, summarizing the slow-burn tenacity of the revamped group. “It’s about words a little more. It’s not about guitars. As a male, it’s not my place to say, but it’s not about a lot of this more accepted male expression. I can’t say, [but] I think our new thing has a lot more to it than some of the old stuff.: “People could take a little more time with things, and I think that’s something hopefully, inadvertently, that our music says, that you kind of have to go into its world with some patience.”
    Sat., Jan. 6, 7pm
  • Music

    Free Week: Mélat, Shy Beast, Scorpio Rising, Noelle Tannen & the Filthy No-Nos

    Recently awarded her own day (Dec. 14) by the city of Austin, R&B songstress Mélat closes a successful year by dropping a low-key, island banger, “Speed Racer.” Dream-pop band Shy Beast captures bits of the Cure on their infectious, self-titled debut, released in November. The turn represents a coming-out event for the powerful vocals of Mariclaire Glaeser.
    Sat., Jan. 6, 8pm
  • Music

    Free Week: Moving Panoramas, Löwin, Go Fever, Vonne

    Fresh off channeling Blondie for NYE, atmospheric pop acrobats Moving Panoramas enjoyed a busy 2017. Leslie Sisson’s songwriting and stage command continued to blossom, portending promise for the follow-up to 2015 breakout One. Löwin leader Sara Houser marshaled pop smarts on the quartet’s summer sizzler, “Sloop.” Australian transplant Acey Monaro delivers refurbed Brit-pop-punk with Go Fever, and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Vonne excavates remarkable subtlety with her singular indie pop.
    Sat., Jan. 6, 8:30pm
  • Music

    Free Week: Quiet Company, BLXPLTN, Super Thief, Dayshifters

    Catharsis will forever be tied up in punk, anger, and injustice best projected through gravelly chants and simple instrumentation. “Tell me how it’s gonna be/ the future’s looking bleak to me,” decrees Quiet Company on “We Should Go to Counseling.” “I raise my hand and question what I’m seeing/ they say it’s not a lie if you believe it,” cries out Blxpltn on “Education Destruction.” Austin’s got a lot to say.
    Sat., Jan. 6, 8pm
  • Community

    Sports

    Hot Chocolate Run

    This month, jog, walk, run, or skip to the statue of Willie Nelson outside of the Moody Theater. Free red headbands while supplies last.
    Sat., Jan. 6, 8am. Free.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017)

    Texas Filmmakers: When a woman's home is burglarized, she and her neighbor go after the thieves with hilarious and violent results. The film won the 2017 Austin Film Award, as voted by the Austin Film Critics Association. Writer/director Macon Blair will be in attendance, along with special guests.
    Sat., Jan. 6, 7:00  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    ICOSA: Tiger Strikes Austin

    Here's a nation-spanning collaboration between artist-run spaces in Austin and Los Angeles, featuring a panoply of treasures created by L.A.-based artists from Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Monte Vista Projects. Creation and solidarity, beauty in making and strength in numbers: You'll find them here.
    Through Jan. 6
    702 Shady #190
  • Community

    Sports

    New Year, New Me FootGolf Tournament

    Are golf balls too small? Why not try a soccer ball? Teams of four compete for various prizes as they kick it around the course. Beer and lunch included.
    Sat., Jan. 6, 1pm. $100.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Personal Shopper (2017)

    A ghost story exploring the ineffable with a terrific performance by Stewart.
    Sat., Jan. 6, 1:00  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Shen Yun

    Ancient legends, technological innovations, historically authentic costumes, and breathtaking animated backdrops: Shen Yun! Some people fly from other countries or drive hundreds of miles to see it. Others see the same show five or six times. Why? If you'll be experiencing it here for the first time – recommendation: DO IT – you won't understand until you're walking out after the finale, dazed by the kinetic and visual glory of it all.
    Jan, 5-7. Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 7pm; Sun., 1 &6 pm. $84 and up.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Speak No More

    Hideout Studios inaugurates its new performance space with this immersive, wordless, improvised tale inspired by Shakespearean tragedies. Audiences will bear witness to the ghosts of a family of unfortunate souls and their doomed acquaintances as they play out their misfortunes over and over again. And was our reviewer impressed? Well, this is what he had to say about the show.
    Through Jan. 27. Fri.-Sat., 8pm. $13.  
    Hideout Studios, 2505 E. Sixth Ste. 3-C
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Talk About the Internet with Rachel Stuckey

    Helluva fine idea, as Stuckey's exhibition "Good Days & Bad Days on the Internet" is still up at Women & Their Work, and she's including artists Melanie Clemmons, Rachel Weil, Bug Davidson, and Sean Ripple, and you in the conversation.
    Sat., Jan. 6, 11:30am
  • Music

  • Community

    Sports

    Texas Stars

    Vs. Bakersfield Condors:
    Fri., Jan. 5, 7:30pm; Sat., Jan. 6, 7pm. $22-58.
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  • Arts

    Dance

    A'lante Flamenco: Juana: First (I) Dream

    As six voices fill the air, a lone female dancer beats staccato rhythms with her feet. Brilliant, determined, defiant: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, 17th-century Mexican nun, scholar, writer, and advocate for women’s education. Bonus: the Texas Early Music Project performs Baroque choral works from the era.
    Through Jan 14. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $21.75.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Alice in Wonderland (2010)

    Family Movie Matinee
    Sat., Jan. 6, 10:30am
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Austin Art Space: 12 Buy 12

    The shape may be square, but the content isn't, we reckon, as the Austin Visual Arts Association gets its annual holiday show underway with a plethora of talented locals contributing to the bright array of works for sale.
    Through Jan. 13
  • The Gay Place

    Community

    Austin Naked Yoga for Gay Men

    A hatha meeting flow yoga class for all levels. Despite the name, all are welcome. For a longer reader see our coverage.
    Saturdays, 10:30-11:45am and Tuesdays, 8-9:15pm. Through Nov. 21. $10 and up.
    ToddPilates & Barre, 9029 Research Blvd #200
  • Music

    Austin Party Band

    Sat., Jan. 6, 9:45pm

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