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December 2018

Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$9 – $13

Experience the dynamic nature of Comanche culture through the paintings of Comanche artist and historian Eric Tippeconnic. Filled with symbolism and meaning, Tippeconic's paintings are rich with history and the unbroken connection the Comanche people have with their roots. The artwork is juxtaposed with Comanche artifacts to provide historical context and underscore Tippeconnic's inspiration for the paintings. Engage with the symbolism and meaning in each painting through hands-on interactives for all ages, including a symbol scavenger hunt, a pattern-making activity…

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Holiday Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Banks

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
US Storage Centers, 201 W Stassney Ln
Austin, 78745
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Free

US Storage Centers has partnered with Move For Hunger to be a designated drop off point in the community. Until the end of December, we will be collecting food items to donate to our local food bank. https://www.usstoragecenters.com/2018-food-drive

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Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Free

See works by celebrated American artist Ed Ruscha, including photographs and sketches related to his landmark artist’s books, such as Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1963), Various Small Fires and Milk (1964), Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass (1968), and more. Discover Ruscha’s persistent engagement with the artifacts of American popular culture, the iconography of the road, and the manufactured romance of Hollywood. Open daily and late on Thursdays with tours every day at noon. Free 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,…

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Austin Trail Rides at White Fences Equestrian Center

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
White Fences Equestrian Center, 10908 Jones Rd
Manor, 78653 United States
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$85

Imagine horseback riding through migrating monarch butterflies and bluebonnets. Stopping to watch red-tailed hawks flying above you as you rest under oak trees. With miles of trails through rolling hills and forest trails, you can experience the beauty of rural Texas. You’ll have the joy of connecting with nature from aboard a gentle and experienced horse. Guided group trail rides are available at our Manor location, just 15 minutes from downtown Austin. Rides are generally held to a walking or…

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Blue Genie Art Bazaar

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
6100 Airport Boulevard, 6100 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX 78752 United States
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Free

The Blue Genie Art Bazaar (BGAB) is an annual four week holiday shopping experience featuring handcrafted jewelry, artwork, home goods and gifts from approximately 200 regional artists. In addition to a variety of handmade creations, the Bazaar presents special events and live music each week. This year marks BGAB’s 18th year as a family-friendly experience where shoppers can purchase holiday gifts in a hassle-free environment with centralized checkout. Admission and parking are free. A snack bar (including alcohol) is open…

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Liliana Porter Exhibition

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff.

In the video Drum Solo  (2000; 19 min) Liliana Porter brings to life a cast of recurrent toy-like characters that have appeared in her artworks over the years. Through straight-forward animation and accompanied by a music score by Sylvia Meyer, vintage figurines perform in humorous, absurd, and sometimes moving vignettes. Porter’s installation Labor forzada  (2005) will also be on view, featuring a tiny worker shoveling an impossibly large pile of mulch, a light-hearted but incisive comment about labor and social injustice.

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Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, 78704
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$10

The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar celebrates 43 seasons of treating Texans and tourists to a festive, holiday shopping experience for art and live music lovers. This iconic cultural event features 37 music acts in a variety of genres and 175+ contemporary touring artists, award winners and local favorites.   With roots in Austin’s legendary Armadillo World Headquarters, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is one of Austin’s longest running art and music festivals, while still holding the vibrant community-driven vibe. From its humble…

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Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and arrives at Cabela’s for first time-ever, featuring FREE photos with Santa

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bass Pro Shops, 200 Bass Pro Drive
Round Rock, 78665
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FREE

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops in Round Rock and arrives at Cabela’s in Buda for the first time-ever in  Families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities, including fun crafts and games. Features include rustic Christmas cabins, holiday characters and live elves set amongst a dazzling backdrop of snow-covered hills and illuminated Christmas trees. The Santa’s…

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Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$9 – $13

Experience the dynamic nature of Comanche culture through the paintings of Comanche artist and historian Eric Tippeconnic. Filled with symbolism and meaning, Tippeconic's paintings are rich with history and the unbroken connection the Comanche people have with their roots. The artwork is juxtaposed with Comanche artifacts to provide historical context and underscore Tippeconnic's inspiration for the paintings. Engage with the symbolism and meaning in each painting through hands-on interactives for all ages, including a symbol scavenger hunt, a pattern-making activity…

Find out more »

Holiday Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Banks

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
US Storage Centers, 201 W Stassney Ln
Austin, 78745
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Free

US Storage Centers has partnered with Move For Hunger to be a designated drop off point in the community. Until the end of December, we will be collecting food items to donate to our local food bank. https://www.usstoragecenters.com/2018-food-drive

Find out more »

Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
TX United States + Google Map
Free

See works by celebrated American artist Ed Ruscha, including photographs and sketches related to his landmark artist’s books, such as Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1963), Various Small Fires and Milk (1964), Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass (1968), and more. Discover Ruscha’s persistent engagement with the artifacts of American popular culture, the iconography of the road, and the manufactured romance of Hollywood. Open daily and late on Thursdays with tours every day at noon. Free 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,…

Find out more »

Austin Trail Rides at White Fences Equestrian Center

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
White Fences Equestrian Center, 10908 Jones Rd
Manor, 78653 United States
+ Google Map
$85

Imagine horseback riding through migrating monarch butterflies and bluebonnets. Stopping to watch red-tailed hawks flying above you as you rest under oak trees. With miles of trails through rolling hills and forest trails, you can experience the beauty of rural Texas. You’ll have the joy of connecting with nature from aboard a gentle and experienced horse. Guided group trail rides are available at our Manor location, just 15 minutes from downtown Austin. Rides are generally held to a walking or…

Find out more »

Blue Genie Art Bazaar

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
6100 Airport Boulevard, 6100 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX 78752 United States
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Free

The Blue Genie Art Bazaar (BGAB) is an annual four week holiday shopping experience featuring handcrafted jewelry, artwork, home goods and gifts from approximately 200 regional artists. In addition to a variety of handmade creations, the Bazaar presents special events and live music each week. This year marks BGAB’s 18th year as a family-friendly experience where shoppers can purchase holiday gifts in a hassle-free environment with centralized checkout. Admission and parking are free. A snack bar (including alcohol) is open…

Find out more »

Liliana Porter Exhibition

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
+ Google Map
Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff.

In the video Drum Solo  (2000; 19 min) Liliana Porter brings to life a cast of recurrent toy-like characters that have appeared in her artworks over the years. Through straight-forward animation and accompanied by a music score by Sylvia Meyer, vintage figurines perform in humorous, absurd, and sometimes moving vignettes. Porter’s installation Labor forzada  (2005) will also be on view, featuring a tiny worker shoveling an impossibly large pile of mulch, a light-hearted but incisive comment about labor and social injustice.

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Tortoise and Hare

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Rd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$18 – $24

Ancient versus modern. Reptile versus mammal. The ultimate culture clash between two tribes and a fantastical race to decide the fate of them all. Written by the talented Allen Robertson and Damon Brown, with modern music and energetic re-imagining of the ancient fable that will delight tortoises and hares of all ages!   “I was intrigued by the idea of examining two different cultures,” says Robertson, who wrote the music and lyrics for Tortoise and Hare. “In this version, the…

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Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, 78704
+ Google Map
$10

The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar celebrates 43 seasons of treating Texans and tourists to a festive, holiday shopping experience for art and live music lovers. This iconic cultural event features 37 music acts in a variety of genres and 175+ contemporary touring artists, award winners and local favorites.   With roots in Austin’s legendary Armadillo World Headquarters, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is one of Austin’s longest running art and music festivals, while still holding the vibrant community-driven vibe. From its humble…

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Lost Pines Christmas

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Bastrop, 1408 Chestnut St.
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Free

Escape to Bastrop, an original Texas town with a fresh approach to life, to enjoy a true Lost Pines Christmas! Celebrate the holiday season in Historic Downtown Bastrop. From an old-fashioned Main Street Christmas to a dazzling night-time holiday parade, food and wine events, and activities for the entire family, you’ll love how Bastrop shares the season during this month-long holiday event. Downtown merchants offer extended shopping hours throughout the holiday season. Kick off the holiday season at a Lighting…

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Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop

December 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Kitchen House, 1514 Dandridge Dr
Leander, 78613
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$30

Join us at Kitchen House for our Annual Gingerbread House Workshop! Our gingerbread houses will be assembled and ready for you to decorate with lots of fun sweets! Make it a family event and come in to decorate a gingerbread house together to display for the holidays. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so register in advance to reserve your spot. The cost is $30 per house, for up to 4 people.

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Tortoise and Hare

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Rd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$18 – $24

Ancient versus modern. Reptile versus mammal. The ultimate culture clash between two tribes and a fantastical race to decide the fate of them all. Written by the talented Allen Robertson and Damon Brown, with modern music and energetic re-imagining of the ancient fable that will delight tortoises and hares of all ages!   “I was intrigued by the idea of examining two different cultures,” says Robertson, who wrote the music and lyrics for Tortoise and Hare. “In this version, the…

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Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and arrives at Cabela’s for first time-ever, featuring FREE photos with Santa

December 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bass Pro Shops, 200 Bass Pro Drive
Round Rock, 78665
+ Google Map
FREE

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops in Round Rock and arrives at Cabela’s in Buda for the first time-ever in  Families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities, including fun crafts and games. Features include rustic Christmas cabins, holiday characters and live elves set amongst a dazzling backdrop of snow-covered hills and illuminated Christmas trees. The Santa’s…

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Missed Connections ATX: Cuffing Season

December 15 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751 United States
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$10 – $12

It's cuffing season at ColdTowne Theater! Missed Connections ATX is an improvised show that marries short- and long-form improv structures for hilarious ensemble-driven comedy. The show begins with scenes inspired directly by Austin Craigslist Missed Connections ads and closes with original, improvised music. Don’t endure the holidays alone... If you’ve ever rooted for romance in the face of incredible odds, you’re going to love this show! Featured in the ensemble: Dave Buckman, Nathan Sowell, Quinn Buckner, Minda Wei, Kenah Benefield, Betsy Anderson, Chloe Ingram, and G-Su Paek. Plus special…

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Red Bull Music Presents: Equal Axis

December 15 @ 10:00 pm - December 16 @ 10:00 pm
607 Neches St. Austin, TX 78701, 607 Neches St.
Austin, TX
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$10 – $15

On Saturday, December 15, Red Bull Music teams up with Austin-based collectives Unbounded and Thank You For Sweating to transform a downtown Austin venue into an all-night party. Red Bull Music Presents: Equal Axis is a one-of-a-kind, multi-sensory experience focused on elevating and celebrating the city's queer community. Three-dimensional art installations and striking projections provide the backdrop for a robust line-up of DJs and performances by Austin-area dancers, drag queens and aerialists. Connecting the crowd through sound are musical performances…

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Red Bull Music Presents: Equal Axis

December 15 @ 10:00 pm - December 16 @ 4:00 am
607 Neches St. Austin, TX 78701, 607 Neches St.
Austin, TX
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$10 – $15

On Saturday, December 15, Red Bull Music teams up with Austin-based collectives Unbounded and Thank You For Sweating to transform a downtown Austin venue into an all-night party. Red Bull Music Presents: Equal Axis is a one-of-a-kind, multi-sensory experience focused on elevating and celebrating the city's queer community. Three-dimensional art installations and striking projections provide the backdrop for a robust line-up of DJs and performances by Austin-area dancers, drag queens and aerialists. Connecting the crowd through sound are musical performances…

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Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic

December 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
+ Google Map
$9 – $13

Experience the dynamic nature of Comanche culture through the paintings of Comanche artist and historian Eric Tippeconnic. Filled with symbolism and meaning, Tippeconic's paintings are rich with history and the unbroken connection the Comanche people have with their roots. The artwork is juxtaposed with Comanche artifacts to provide historical context and underscore Tippeconnic's inspiration for the paintings. Engage with the symbolism and meaning in each painting through hands-on interactives for all ages, including a symbol scavenger hunt, a pattern-making activity…

Find out more »

Holiday Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Banks

December 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
US Storage Centers, 201 W Stassney Ln
Austin, 78745
+ Google Map
Free

US Storage Centers has partnered with Move For Hunger to be a designated drop off point in the community. Until the end of December, we will be collecting food items to donate to our local food bank. https://www.usstoragecenters.com/2018-food-drive

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