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    Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis

    Presented by Arthritis Foundation, Austin

    December 11, 2016

    The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is the largest holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere. Taking place in more than 100 U.S. cities, the Jingle Bell Run is one of the most spirited runs in the nation, and even better, funds raised benefit arthritis research. This annual event brings together people from all walks of life to shout “Yes, we will live life to its fullest while searching for a cure!” ...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

    Hoot! for the Holidays

    Presented by Heckle Her Productions

    December 16, 2016

    Heckle Her is excited to bring back our popular musical comedy cabaret show “HOOT!” for one performance at the Spiderhouse Ballroom. HOOT FOR THE HOLIDAYS brings together our favorite funny...more

    Curanderísmo| Indigenous Healing Workshops

    Presented by Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center at Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center., Austin

    August 20 - December 17, 2016

    Workshops
    August 20 |September 17 | October 15 November 19 | December 17
    Saturday | Sábados  1 - 4 pm
    Ages:  17+ 

    Discover and preserve the ancient...more

    A Prairie Christmas Carol

    Presented by Pioneer Farms at Pioneer Farms, Austin

    December 9 - December 17, 2016

    Set in the last half of the 19th Century in a small community in rural Central Texas, this interactive adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic tale, “A Christmas Carol” is sure to become a...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

    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

    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

    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

    Bah Humbug! A one-man Christmas Carol (in Austin)

    Presented by The Company Theatre at Dougherty Arts Center, Austin

    December 19, 2016

    Now in its 14th amazing year of touring Texas!  It's Charles Dickens  "A Christmas Carol" with an amazing twist...one actor plays all the roles in this powerful tale of hope &...more

    VSA Texas 8th Annual Holiday Art & Gift Show

    Presented by VSA Texas

    November 14 - December 23, 2016

    VSA Texas presents its 8th annual Holiday Art and Gift Show. Entrance to the show is located on 3707 Home Street, back of AGE Building (off 38th & Guadalupe), Room 101, Austin, TX,...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

    Harlem Globetrotters World Tour

    Presented by Frank Erwin Center at Frank Erwin Center, Austin

    December 28, 2016

    Get ready for some amazing basketball fun when the Harlem Globetrotters return to Austin on December 28! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball...more

    GIVING VOICE

    Presented by VSA Texas and AIGA | the professional association for design at Laura Bush Memorial Library, Austin

    September 25, 2016 - January 6, 2017

    This summer, Austin design leaders mentored local teen artists with disabilities. AIGA Austin and VSA Texas would love to share the results of their multi-week workshop through...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

    Wizard School Exams

    Presented by Puzzle Room Austin

    May 13, 2016 - January 16, 2017

    Race the clock to find clues and solve puzzles in this live action team game! You've been accepted to Wizard School, but the headmaster has given you many tasks to complete before you can...more

    Wild West Riddle Roundup

    Presented by Puzzle Room Austin

    May 13, 2016 - January 16, 2017

    The Rotten Riddle Gang has escaped and it's up to your group of deputies to catch them! You have one hour to find clues and unravel their trail before those no-good varmints take over the whole...more

    Long Center Presents: Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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

    January 18, 2017

    Join Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, award winning- astrophysicist, author, and host of FOX’s Cosmos for an evening of engaging conversation on science, exploration and the world as we know it. Dr....more

    Femme Film Fridays: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie on 35mm

    Presented by Bullock Texas State History Museum at Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin

    January 27, 2017

    Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie as part of the Femme Film Fridays series, highlighting the cinematic works of...more

    UMLAUF Prize 2016 and Retrospective Exhibition

    Presented by Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, Austin

    November 11, 2016 - January 29, 2017

    The UMLAUF Prize 2016 and Retrospective Exhibition

    November 11, 2016 - January 29, 2017

    Opening and Insights on November 11, 6-8 pm, presents UT-Austin MFA graduate Elizabeth...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

    Jeanne Robertson

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

    February 3, 2017

    **Jeanne Robertson is currently recovering from a major medical episode and has been forced to cancel her April 30, 2016 performance at the Long Center, along with several...more

    An Evening with Council Member Ora Houston

    Presented by Windsor Park Library and Windsor Park Library at Austin Public Library- Windsor Park Branch, Austin

    February 15, 2017

    A community talk to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the lcoal community.


    Femme Film Fridays: Enough Said

    Presented by Bullock Texas State History Museum at Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin

    March 31, 2017

    Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about Enough Said as part of the Femme Film Fridays series, a film series highlighting the cinematic works of women, both behind and in...more

    LOVESTREAM

    Presented by special events live at Pan Am Recreation Center, Austin

    June 16 - June 17, 2017

    LOVESTREAM is a global art celebration and we merged with Solstice Fest—TWO festivals for the price of one! Several Chakras around the world connected via live streaming to Austin. Austin will...more

    Not a Sad Tale performance

    Presented by Camiba Art

    September 10, 2016 - September 10, 2017

    Not a Sad Tale

    2016
    Duration: 20 minutes
    Performance and animation by Yuliya Lanina
    Original music by Vladimir Rannev. 

    Not A Sad Tale is a story of...more

    Alamo Drafthouse Unveils Signature Wine Line: "The Bottle of Wits"

    Presented by Alamo Drafthouse at Alamo Drafthouse - Downtown, Austin

    Ongoing

     Alamo Drafthouse is delighted to announce the launch of a signature wine inspired by THE PRINCESS BRIDE in honor of the 25th anniversary of the film. The name of this signature wine...more

    Slow Food Happy Hour

    Presented by Foreign & Domestic at Foreign & Domestic, Austin

    Ongoing

    Featuring a special charcuterie menu prepared by Chef Ned Elliott and a $5 Slow Drink Menu featuring beer from St. Arnold’s Brewery. Please dress appropriately, there is limited indoor...more

    Speaker Series with Brenda Chinnery-Allgeier

    Presented by Austin Planetarium at Opal Divine's Austin Grill - Marina, Austin

    Ongoing

    Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5pm-9pm for our Speaker Series, presented at Opal Divine’s Marina location. Ever wonder why Dark Matter was important to our universe? How...more

    Southern Skies Social

    Presented by Austin Planetarium

    Ongoing

    On the last Wednesday from 5pm-9pm of every month at House Wine on 408 Josephine Street, so South Austinites can join in the fun without having to leave their neck-of-the-woods. Enjoy a savory...more

    Portraiture in the Park: Who Are You Anyway!?

    Presented by Elisabet Ney Museum at Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin

    Ongoing

    What does “Portraiture” mean? What information do you convey in portraits? Taking that information, how many new ways can you think of to assemble it to make portraits? Think OUTSIDE the box!...more

    East 12th Street, Return and Discover

    Presented by East 12th Street Business Corridor

    Ongoing

    The East 12th Street Business Corridor is hosting a district festival featuring food, family and fun. Come for historic talks, music, arts and crafts and more from 11am to 5pm on Saturday,...more

    Femme Film Fridays: Middle of Nowhere

    Presented by Bullock Texas State History Museum at Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin

    Ongoing

    Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about Middle of Nowhere as part of the Femme Film Fridays series, a film series highlighting the cinematic works of women, both...more

    POLKAPOCALYPSE!

    Presented by Elisabet Ney Museum and Texas Folklife at Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin

    Ongoing

    The Third First Annual POLKAPOCALYPSE! is upon us! Four awesome Polka bands--including two Grammy (TM) winners--will rock the boots off your lederhosen with a crazy mix of Tejano, Czech, German,...more

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