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    The Long Center Presents: A Swingin' Christmas

    Presented by The Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center: Debra & Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre, Austin

    December 20 - December 22, 2016

    New York cabaret stars Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch will return with an all-new celebration of yuletide cheer you can actually snap your fingers to. Caruso and Stritch, joined by Klea Blackhurst, will present a rollicking evening of jolly holiday tunes, In the tradition of beloved seasonal specials, Blackhurst, Caruso, and Stritch will liven up those familiar melodies and perform swinging arrangements ...more


    Groundwork Music Orchestra plays Strange Brew

    Presented by Groundwork Music Project and City of Austin Cultural Arts Division

    December 10, 2016

    Free fun concert for young and old by Groundwork Music Project teachers with ocassional performances by students.


    Texas Jazz, Hall Gallery

    Presented by Texas Music Museum at Texas Music Museum , Austin

    March 18 - December 11, 2016

    The Texas Music Museum’s 2016 Texas Jazz exhibit celebrates over sixty female and male Texan musicians and vocalists, their music and contribution to jazz.  Highlighted artists include the...more

    Riders In The Sky

    Presented by One World Theatre at One World Theatre, Austin

    December 11, 2016

    For thirty-five years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And...more

    Cherrywood Art Fair

    Presented by Cherrywood Art Fair and CHULA League

    December 10 - December 11, 2016

    Chula League’s Cherrywood Art Fair celebrates 15 years of this beloved free Austin holiday shopping tradition. Peruse a carefully curated selection of goods ranging from whimsical...more

    Texas Early Music Project presents

    Presented by Texas Early Music Project at First English Lutheran Church, Austin

    December 9 - December 11, 2016

    Texas Early Music Project

    Daniel Johnson, Artistic Director

    presents

    An Early Christmas

     

    Friday, December 9, 2016

    8pm, First English Lutheran...more

    Groundwork Music Orchestra plays Cherrywood Coffeehouse

    Presented by Groundwork Music Project and City of Austin Cultural Arts Division at Cherrywood Coffeehouse, Austin

    December 11, 2016

    Free family concert for kids and adults featuring Groundwork Music Project teachers with ocassional performances by students


    The 6th Annual Day of Tango Festival

    Presented by Academy of Tango - Texas at The Ben Hur Shrine Auditorium, Austin

    December 9 - December 11, 2016

    Don't miss world-class Tango performances, workshops, Milongas, Live Music and more – at the 6th Annual Day of Tango in Austin, Texas!


    The event includes tango workshops, live...more

    Support Austin Music Plugs Into Austin Music TV at the Vortex

    Presented by Support Austin Music at The VORTEX, Austin

    December 12, 2016

    Join us before Wild Bill's Honky Tonk Holidaze for information about Austin Music TV, free stuff, and a chance to win a TV.  We'll be there from 6 PM until Wild Bill draws the free TV winner...more

    House Concert Series: Valerie Ryals - Texas Contest-Style Fiddling

    Presented by Texas Folklife at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Building, Austin

    December 14, 2016

    Master fiddler Valerie Ryals will perform a variety of Texas style fiddle tunes, Western swing and more at Texas Folklife’s final show of the 2016 Fall House Concert Series.  Join us for an...more

    Rocking Holiday Extravaganza

    Presented by Panoramic Voices at The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin

    December 15, 2016

    Come join us next month for a fun evening of rocking holiday music. For the third year in a row, Panoramic Voices is teaming up with The Invincible Czars to perform an eclectic mix...more

    Repeat the Sounding Joy! Christmas with Ensemble VIII

    Presented by Ensemble VIII

    December 15, 2016

    Join Ensemble VIII in celebrating the joy of Christmastime. Vibrant Medieval carols are juxtaposed with inspiring polyphonic settings of the greatest texts of the season. When the bustle of the...more

    Conspirare, Holiday Big Sing

    Presented by Conspirare at Blanton Museum of Art, Austin

    December 15, 2016

    A DOUBLE BILL!  A performance by Austin’s Panoramic Voices (previously Texas Choral Consort) will follow the Big Sing.

    This Big Sing is a collaboration with local percussion...more

    Stanley Clarke Band

    Presented by One World Theatre at One World Theatre, Austin

    December 16, 2016

    Four-time GRAMMY Award winner Stanley Clarke has attained “living legend” status during his over 40-year career as a bass virtuoso. He is the first bassist in history...more

    “Repeat the Sounding Joy! Christmas with Ensemble VIII”

    Presented by Ensemble VIII at St. Louis Catholic Church, Austin

    December 16, 2016

    Join Ensemble VIII in celebrating the joy of Christmastime. Vibrant Medieval carols are juxtaposed with inspiring polyphonic settings of the greatest texts of the season. When the bustle of the...more

    Chorus Austin presents "On a Winter's Eve"

    Presented by Chorus Austin at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Austin

    December 17, 2016

    Our holiday concert features traditional and new songs of the season, and a chance for you to sing along. All three Chorus Austin ensembles join to present this family-friendly...more

    Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis

    Presented by Paramount Theatre at Paramount Theatre, Austin

    December 17, 2016

    It’s a bonafide Paramount holiday tradition. Last year’s sold-out Christmas bash featured a knockout guest performance from Rodney Crowell, and you can bet Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison will...more

    Community Marimba Party

    Presented by Rattletree School of Marimba

    December 17, 2016

    Discover the joys of high-energy African marimba music in a fun, laid back and friendly atmosphere. Dance to tunes by Kupira Marimba and Mafaro Marimba. You'll even get a chance to jump up on...more

    The KOOP BLOWOUT! KOOP RADIO's 22nd BIRTHDAY PARTY

    Presented by 91.7 KOOP at Spider House, Austin

    December 17, 2016

    KOOP Radio 91.7 FM will celebrate 22 years of community radio with a Birthday Blowout at The Spider House...more

    Peligrosa 9 Year Anniversary

    Presented by PELIGROSA at EMPIRE, Austin

    December 16 - December 17, 2016

    9 Year Anniversary @ Empire

    Full Peligrosa crew throwdown featuring:

    DJs:
    El Dusty
    Sonora
    Orión
    Manolo Black
    Chorizo Funk
    Dj Manny...more

    Xmas Unwrapped: Shrewd's 12th Anniversary Bash!

    Presented by Shrewd Productions at The VORTEX, Austin

    December 17, 2016

    Happy Holidays to You!  Happy Anniversary to Us!
    To celebrate 12 years of being Shrewd, we're bringing back our classic holiday burlesque with a host of celebrity guest...more

    Conspirare Youth Choirs, Believe

    Presented by Conspirare Youth Choirs and Conspirare at University Presbyterian Church, Austin

    December 16 - December 17, 2016

    This season Conspirare Youth Choirs perform their much-anticipated December concerts at University Presbyterian Church, a larger venue with room for all.

    Our young artists, under the...more

    16th Annual Austin Children's Nutcracker

    Presented by Austin City Ballet at Dougherty Arts Center, Austin

    December 9 - December 18, 2016


    The 16th annual Austin Children's Nutcracker is an original adaptation of a Christmas classic.
    Guest artists include Ryan Lutu as the Nutcracker Cavalier, Madeleine D’Avila as The...more

    Tapestry Dance Presents: Of Mice and Music — A Jazz Tap Nutcracker

    Presented by The Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center: Debra & Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre, Austin

    December 8 - December 18, 2016

    Celebrate the holidays with the whole family and join Tapestry Dance Company with this Austin-tatious rhythm tap and jazz spin on the beloved yuletide story, The Nutcracker.

    Of Mice...more

    A Cool Yule

    Presented by TexARTS at TexARTS Kam and James Morris Theater, Austin

    December 16 - December 18, 2016

    It's the holiday season and the stars of the TexARTS Professional Series are set to deliver a wonderland of rousing holiday classics in “A Cool Yule."  This swingin' holiday...more

    2016 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

    Presented by Armadillo Christmas Bazaar at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    December 14 - December 24, 2016

    The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is an 11-day shopping destination featuring national and local award-winning artists, with live music and two full bars in a festive, lively atmosphere. This annual...more

    Broadway by Request ™ feat. Austin Symphony Orchestra

    Presented by Austin Symphony Orchestra at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    December 29 - December 30, 2016

    Broadway by Request™ lets YOU choose which songs you’d like the ASO to perform— from Wicked to Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Chicagoand...more

    Contributions of East Austin-African American Musicians to Texas Music – Front Gallery

    Presented by Texas Music Museum at Texas Music Museum , Austin

    March 18 - December 31, 2016

    This exhibit, focused on East Austin’s African-American music history, explores the musical legacies of artists whose contributions help establish Austin as a “Live Music Capital of the...more

    A Christmas Carol

    Presented by ZACH Theatre at Topfer Theater at ZACH Theater, Austin

    November 23 - December 31, 2016

    Austin’s newest and most rockin’ holiday tradition! Each year, ZACH's A Christmas Carol features new hit songs and reimagined carols that create an infectious spirit that will have everyone...more

    Long Center Presents: Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

    January 7, 2017

    Brought to life by a full orchestra performing all new arrangements and carefully timed visuals from recent and classic Pokémon video games, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions gives fans and...more

    Valerie Fowler: Nature and Other Stories

    Presented by Dougherty Arts Center and Julia C. Butridge Gallery at Dougherty Arts Center, Austin

    November 30, 2016 - January 7, 2017

    VALERIE FOWLER: Nature and Other Stories
    November 30, 2016 - January 7, 2017
    Julia C. Butridge Gallery, Dougherty Arts Center
    1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin,Texas 78704...more

    Ladies Who Lunch

    Presented by Austin Chamber Ensemble at St. Mary's Cathedral, Austin

    January 13, 2017

    Claire Vangelisti & June Julian, sopranos; Katherine Altobello, alto; Jeffrey Jones–Ragona, tenor; Richard Seiler and Martha Mortensen Ahern, pianists; and stage direction by Dr. Joshua...more

    Thibaut Garcia

    Presented by Austin Classical Guitar

    January 14, 2017

    Thibaut just won the world's most presitigious international classical guitar competition. Come find out why, and be prepared to be amazed!


    “Symphonic Follies”

    Presented by Austin Symphony Orchestra at The Long Center: Michael and Susan Dell Hall, Austin

    January 13 - January 14, 2017

    Enjoy a night of fun lighthearted “classical” music with your Austin Symphony. Music Director, Peter Bay, has arranged an evening filled with fantastic and even funny music by some of the best...more

    Ladies Who Lunch - Lunch Buffet and Concert

    Presented by Austin Chamber Ensemble and at Chez Zee American Bistro, Austin

    January 14, 2017

    Claire Vangelisti & June Julian, sopranos; Katherine Altobello, alto; Jeffrey Jones–Ragona, tenor; Richard Seiler and Martha Mortensen Ahern, pianists; and stage direction by Dr. Joshua...more

    My Life

    Presented by Austin Chamber Music Center at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, Austin

    January 21, 2017

    Composers depict their deepest and most personal thoughts and desires in these autobiographical works, performed by Carpe Diem String Quartet and Michelle Schumann.


    Mamma Mia!

    Presented by Broadway Across America at Bass Concert Hall, Austin

    January 27 - January 28, 2017

    MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Bass Concert Hall January 27-28, 2017, Friday at 8 pm; Saturday at 2 pm & 8 pm, as a part of its final farewell...more

    Long Center Presents: Anton Nel

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

    January 29, 2017

    Austin’s favorite classical pianist and a true world-class artist, Anton Nel returns for his first solo recital in Dell Hall since 2013. Winner of the first prize in the 1987 Naumburg...more

    The Bowie Project: A Rock & Roll Soundpainting

    Presented by Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre at Ironwood Hall, AUSTIN

    January 26 - January 29, 2017

    Following two critically acclaimed runs of The Bowie Project in 2014 & 2015 Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre, together with Super Creeps the Austin-based David Bowie tribute band and New York...more

    Chorus Austin presents "Voices of Mercy"

    Presented by Chorus Austin at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Austin

    February 4, 2017

    Immerse yourself oin two masterpieces composed after the First World War - Poulenc's Mass in G and Vaughan Williams' Mass in G Minor with Chorus Austin's Chamber Ensemble. These two mass settings...more

    Chorus Austin presents "Voices of Mercy"

    Presented by Chorus Austin

    February 5, 2017

    Immerse yourself in two masterpieces composed after the First World War - Poulenc's Mass in G and Vaughan Williams' Mass in G Minor with Chorus Austin's Chamber Ensemble. These two...more

    Black Composers Concert

    Presented by Austin Chamber Music Center

    February 11, 2017

    Celebrating the musical contributions of African American Composers!


    Black Composers Concert

    Presented by Austin Chamber Music Center

    February 12, 2017

    Celebrating the contributions of African American composers!


    Guitars Under the Stars: Grisha

    Presented by Austin Classical Guitar

    February 18, 2017

    Guitars Under the Star is our annual gala benefiting ACG Education. With the support of our community, ACG Educaiton has built an entirely new course area in over 50 Austin schools. And we know...more

    Long Center Presents: Once

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

    February 18 - February 19, 2017

    Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage,...more

    Performance: line upon line percussion

    Presented by The Contemporary Austin

    February 24, 2017

    Standing, with limited seating available. Ticketing information to come.

    Austin’s premier new music percussion ensemble, line upon line, performs a concert inspired by Monika...more

    Long Center Presents: From the Top

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

    February 26, 2017

    From the Top is America’s largest national platform dedicated to celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians. Through live events, NPR and YouTube...more

    Long Center Presents: Elvis LIVES!

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

    March 2, 2017

    Elvis LIVES! is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis’ life. His iconic style, embraced by many of today’s artists, continues to intrigue audiences of all...more

    Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Tango Duo

    Presented by Austin Classical Guitar

    March 4, 2017

    Every time they come to Austin you ask us to bring them back! These guys are so much fun! Be sure to reserve your seats early. 


    The Long Center Presents: Let It Be

    Presented by The Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center: Michael and Susan Dell Hall, Austin

    March 4, 2017

    “The gig that Liverpool never had is now the gig that Liverpool cannot do without” – Liverpool Sound and Vision

    “Fab for all the family” – The Times of London

    These are...more

    Long Center Presents: Pink Martini

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

    March 12, 2017

    “Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure… if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.” – Thomas Lauderdale,...more

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