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December 2018

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

December 12 @ 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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Open Mic Night at Gourdough’s!

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Come and keep your mid-week drive alive with music, laughs, friends, and donuts! Gourdough's Open Mic is coming at you every Wednesday!! Bring your instruments and come join in on the fun! Drink Specials: $4 Happy Meals! $4 Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery drinks! -All ages -Always FREE For more info [email protected]

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Austin Bonsai Society Monthly Meeting

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Our February 2018 meeting will focus on the tools and tips necessary to dig and collect plants from the wild for Bonsai. Learn about the amazing native species all around us which lend themselves to becoming beautiful works of art! The Society holds regular meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. Our social hour begins at 7:00 PM, followed by our program at 7:30 PM. This program consists of lectures, demonstrations, slides and other material to increase our collective…

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Peoples Anonymous meeting

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unity Church, 9905 Anderson Mill Rd
Austin, 78750
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Free

Peoples Anonymous - 12 steps to heal your life for everyone that will work for anyone.  Peoples Anonymous is a gathering/meeting of individuals who are interested in learning more about the 12 Steps and A Course in Miracles.  We are a fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength and hope with each other so we may solve our common problems and help others.

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Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic

December 13 @ 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 13 @ 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 13 @ 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,…

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Austin Trail Rides at White Fences Equestrian Center

December 13 @ 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 13 @ 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 13 @ 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 13 @ 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 13 @ 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…

Find out more »

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
+ 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 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

Find out more »

Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance

December 14 @ 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 14 @ 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 14 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
6100 Airport Boulevard, 6100 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX 78752 United States
+ Google Map
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 14 @ 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.

Find out more »

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

December 14 @ 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…

Find out more »

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
+ 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…

Find out more »

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
+ 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 15 @ 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

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
+ Google Map
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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