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December 2018

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
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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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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
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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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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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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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A Christmas Carol

December 15 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
ZACH Topfer Theatre, 202 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$25

Austin’s most rockin’ holiday tradition returns to make merry with new music and surprises to get the party started. ZACH’s inspired adaptation of the Dickens’ classic is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras. Motown meets the Ho-Ho-Holidays in this family-friendly spectacular, creating an infectious spirit that has everyone dancing in the aisles. Celebrate the season with the loving Cratchit family and three soulful ghosts…

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Johnny Zachman – Live

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Butterfly Bar Austin, 2307 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722 United States
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Free

Songs and stories by Johnny Zachman. No cover. All Ages. Handmade Italian food by Patrizi's. Transcendent cocktails by The Butterfly Bar Austin.

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A Christmas Carol

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ZACH Topfer Theatre, 202 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$25

Austin’s most rockin’ holiday tradition returns to make merry with new music and surprises to get the party started. ZACH’s inspired adaptation of the Dickens’ classic is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras. Motown meets the Ho-Ho-Holidays in this family-friendly spectacular, creating an infectious spirit that has everyone dancing in the aisles. Celebrate the season with the loving Cratchit family and three soulful ghosts…

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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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Austin Trail Rides at White Fences Equestrian Center

December 16 @ 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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Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

December 16 @ 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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Lost Pines Christmas

December 16 @ 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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Tortoise and Hare

December 16 @ 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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Wake Up, Brother Bear!

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ZACH North, 12129 N Ranch Rd 620 North, Suite 10
Austin, TX 78750 United States
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$12

Wake Up, Brother Bear! moves ZACH’s Moody Foundation Theatre for Families series off the main campus, to ZACH North, under the direction of Carolyn Dellinger from the Magik Theatre in San Antonio. Theatre for the very young uses music, art and hands-on sensory experiences to connect children to literature. Wake Up, Brother Bear! is a unique, intimate production geared toward children ages 6 and under. Watch Brother Bear and Sister Bear experience a full year of glorious seasons: together we see a waterfall…

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A Christmas Carol

December 16 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
ZACH Topfer Theatre, 202 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$25

Austin’s most rockin’ holiday tradition returns to make merry with new music and surprises to get the party started. ZACH’s inspired adaptation of the Dickens’ classic is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras. Motown meets the Ho-Ho-Holidays in this family-friendly spectacular, creating an infectious spirit that has everyone dancing in the aisles. Celebrate the season with the loving Cratchit family and three soulful ghosts…

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas

December 16 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Scream Hollow, 149 Split Rail Lane
Smithville, 78957
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All new this year - Wonderland by Day, Wicked by Night! 20 acres decorated with more than 30,000 Christmas lights serves as a family-friendly Winter Wonderland by day and turns into Scream Hollow’s Twisted Christmas by night.  Day activities include a live reindeer exhibit, sledding, Candyland bounce house and slides, live Christmas music, outdoor movie screenings, holiday vendors, full café, s’mores and hot cocoa. At 8 p.m. each night Wonderland turns into Wicked. Twisted Christmas activities include two haunted houses…

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Bennie Wheels & “WALKIN’ THE LINE”

December 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street
Bastrop, 78602-0691
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$20

Bennie Wheels and "WALKIN' THE LINE" is the Ultimate Tribute to Johnny Cash, June Carter and The Tennessee Three, is the Nation's #1 and most authentic representation of The Man In Black in his "Folsom Prison" era prime!  Seeing is believing, and when you go"Walkin' The Line" with Bennie Wheels, there's no doubt that Johnny Cash's spirit lives on! Tickets sold out fast last season, so get yours soon!

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Austin Trail Rides at White Fences Equestrian Center

December 17 @ 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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Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

December 17 @ 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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“F#@K This Week!” – Free Comedy Mondays @ New Movement Theater

December 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The New Movement Theater, 616 LAVACA
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Hey! Last week sucked and this week has potential to suck to right? So here’s the deal, let’s get ahead of the curve and say Fuck This Week. Every Monday at 8PM our crack team of comics will take your complaints, worries, and stresses and turn them into improvised gold on the TNM stage. You’re lucky we’re hear for you to vent to, otherwise you’d have to make light of your struggles yourself. But don’t worry, we love you and…

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Coldtowne Theater Presents ‘Schtick!’ – Comedy Open Mic For New Material $5

December 17 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751 United States
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FREE

It's good, it's bad, IT'S UGLY, but that's the unique charm of Coltowne Theater's comedy open mic every Monday night from 10 p.m.-midnight! Come check it out for yourself.

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Bluegrass Night – 8:30 pm Mondays @ Radio Coffee & Beer

December 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Radio Coffee & Beer, 4204 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Free

World class string players assembling in random rotation to play old bluegrass standards – none of those newfangled modern originals.

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The Michael Hale Trio w/Mac McIntosh @ The Continental Club Gallery

December 17 @ 10:30 pm - 1:30 am
The Continental Club Gallery, 1313 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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FREE

One of Austin's little dirty secrets is that Monday is as good a night to go out as any. We don't judge. If you're out and looking for a jazzy, mellow show with no cover, come check out Michael Hale on drums, Jimmy Blazer on upright bass, Ross Margitza on piano, and Mac McIntosh with incomparable vocals at the Continental Club Gallery upstairs on South Congress!

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