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December 2018

11th Annual Lights of Love

December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ronald McDonald House, 1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd
Austin, 78723
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$5 – $20

The 11th Annual Lights of Love kicks off the holiday season with fun for friends and families. Held at the Ronald McDonald House, a snow slide, kids’ crafts, photos with Santa Claus, festive music, hot chocolate and more are planned. Hundreds of twinkling lights on the Ronald McDonald House will be illuminated during the event. Proceeds benefit families that rely on Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. Sponsorships are available. Suggested donation: $5 per person; $20 per family Contact information:…

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FullNote Presents: The SIMS Foundation Benefit with Mamahawk, Bleached Roses, Mean Jolene, Carry Illinois, and Lola Tried (solo)

December 7, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - December 8, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Hotel Vegas, 1500 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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$5

FullNote Records is excited to announce The SIMS Foundation benefit show on Friday, December 7th at Hotel Vegas featuring MAMAHAWK, Bleached Roses, Mean Jolene, Carry Illinois, and Lauren from Lola Tried. Join us in celebrating great music for an even greater cause! The SIMS Foundation provides access and financial support for mental health and addiction recovery to Austin music professionals and their family members. SIMS clinicians can provide short-term counseling and match you to one of 70+ therapists, psychiatrists, or addiction recovery partners in…

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Union Jacks rock the Speakeasy!

December 7, 2018 @ 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Speakeasy, 412 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 8, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 8, 2018 at 7:30pm

Stateside at the Paramount, 713 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$22 – $37

Join the Austin Chamber Music Center for a live concert of all of your favorite tunes from this holiday classic! Celebrate the season with the original Charlie Brown music of Vince Guaraldi featuring pianist Michelle Schumann, bassist Utah Hamrick, drummer David Sierra, and special guests—plus, the chance to meet Snoopy in the lobby! Bring your family to this Austin tradition and get in the holiday spirit!

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Robot Rock 2018

December 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Oskar Blues Brewery Austin, 10420 Metric Blvd
Austin, TX 78758 United States
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$15.00

Get ready to robot, because we're about to rock our way to rural South Africa! There are impoverished kids in need of STEM education, and with your help, a group of engineers will head over there with Austin-based non-profit Science In A Suitcase to teach LEGO robotics. Welcome to our 4th annual Robot Rock concert fundraiser, which brings in about 150 people and raises money to help send local engineers overseas to teach robotics to under-served kids! We've been working…

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Randy Rogers and Geoff Hill Concert

December 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
seekatz Opera House, 265 West San Antonio St
New Braunfels, TX 78130 United States
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Come join Seekatz Opera House as they host an evening with Texas country stars Randy Rogers and Geoff Hill. The concert will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at Seekatz Opera House with doors opening at 8:00 p.m. If you would like to dine before the show, there will be a ticket option that includes dinner at Krause’s Cafe and Biergarten. Bring your family and friends for a Sunday evening filled with German food, live music and fun.  Proceeds…

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Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

December 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until December 24, 2018

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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Red Bull Music Presents: Equal Axis

December 15, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - December 16, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - December 16, 2018 @ 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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January 2019

Hal Smith and the On the Levee Jazz Band

January 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Capitol City Comedy Club, 8120 Research Boulevard
Austin, TX 78758 United States
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$5 – $10

Austin, we have a rare treat in store for you! ATJS is presenting Hal Smith's On the Levee Jazz Band on Jan. 6. This Kid Ory tribute band takes its name from a San Francisco nightclub owned by Kid Ory from 1958 – 1961. The well-blended front line of Clint Baker, Ben Polcer and Joe Goldberg backed by the New Orleans swing of Hal Smith, Kris Tokarski, Joshua Gouzy and Alex Belhaj produces a sound that pays homage to the…

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Hayes Carll

January 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Continental Club, 1315 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704-2432 United States
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$28

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Hayes Carll will perform at the Continental Club on February 21 in support of his anticipated new album What It Is, out February 15 via Dualtone. As his sixth studio release and follow up to 2016's deeply personal Lovers and Leavers, What It Is is comprised of 12 dynamic, timely tracks that find Carll in a wiser phase of life — rejuvenated on a new creative plateau. Known for being one of the rare artists who can pack a dancehall on one night…

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Silent Night

January 31 @ 7:30 pm
The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$39

Austin Opera’s season continues with the company premiere of the Pulitzer Prize–winning modern classic Silent Night, January 26–February 3, 2019, at the Long Center. The opera, with music by Kevin Puts and a libretto by Mark Campbell (The Manchurian Candidate, 2016), is based on the 2005 film Joyeux Noël, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. A stellar cast and creative team join forces in Austin to present this powerful vision of humanity and hope. Silent Night recounts…

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Jack & Ginger’s 3rd Anniversary Party

January 31 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Jack & Ginger’s,  1500 Rock Rose Avenue
Austin, TX 78758 United States
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Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub is turning three! The Domain NORTHSIDE’s Austin-Irish pub is holding an anniversary party to celebrate three successful years in Austin. With no shortage of beer (Irish and not), there will be celebratory drink specials all night, and Austin musician Ryan Holley will be playing live music.   If you’re not looking to drink, try Jack & Ginger’s extensive food menu instead! Favorites include the Reuben Potato Skins, topped with sauerkraut, diced brisket, and homemade 1000…

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February 2019

Silent Night

February 3 @ 2:30 pm
The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$39

Austin Opera’s season continues with the company premiere of the Pulitzer Prize–winning modern classic Silent Night, January 26–February 3, 2019, at the Long Center. The opera, with music by Kevin Puts and a libretto by Mark Campbell (The Manchurian Candidate, 2016), is based on the 2005 film Joyeux Noël, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. A stellar cast and creative team join forces in Austin to present this powerful vision of humanity and hope. Silent Night recounts…

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Altamesa drops new album ‘Idol Frontier’ Feb. 8 w/official release show at Cheer Up Charlie’s

February 8 @ 9:00 pm - February 9 @ 9:00 pm
Cheer Up Charlie’s, 900 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$5.00

Austin-based, Cosmic Americana outfit Altamesa announce the upcoming release of their new full-length record “Idol Frontier” for Friday, Feb. 8. Altamesa is the combined effort of frontman Evan Charles and co-producer/guitar player Sean Faires of The Happen-Ins. There will be an official album release show on Friday, Feb. 8 at Cheer Up Charlie’s, located at 900 Red River St., Austin, Texas 78701. Doors are at 9 p.m. and tickets for the evening will be on sale at the door for…

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Quiet Clubbing/Silent Disco Party A-TX Style

February 8 @ 10:00 pm - February 9 @ 2:00 am
$10 – $20

We’re back at The North Door, a hip venue on Austin’s East Side. This Silent Disco keeps getting bigger and better! It’s the party you’ll be talking about all week! Hundreds of party-goers singing, dancing, and drinking with 3 Live DJs battling for your attention, a 25-foot HD video projection wall, and a full kitchen serving Mexican food. Your 3 Live DJs are spinning all night: DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits DJ 2 (Red): 80’s, 90’s & 2K Throwbacks DJ 3…

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The Black Composers Concert: The African Diaspora

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

FREE annual concert from Austin Chamber Music Center in honor of Black History Month. The 16th year of this annual event explores the African diaspora. The program is curated by Artina McCain, winner of an Austin Critics Table Award for the 2018 Black Composers Concert. Featured composers this year include Chevalier de Saint-Georges, William Grant Still, and Tania León. FREE and open to the public. RSVP at Eventbrite.com

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The Black Composers Concert: The African Diaspora

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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Free

FREE annual concert from Austin Chamber Music Center in honor of Black History Month. The 16th year of this annual event explores the African diaspora. The program is curated by Artina McCain, winner of an Austin Critics Table Award for the 2018 Black Composers Concert. Featured composers this year include Chevalier de Saint-Georges, William Grant Still, and Tania León. FREE and open to the public. RSVP at Eventbrite.com

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Queen Tribute Choir

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
NW Hills United Methodist, 7050 Village Center Dr.
Austin, 78731
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$16 – $2019.

Rock It Choir ATX is hosting a Queen Tribute Sing-Along Concert that takes place in May - rehearsals start Sunday, Feb 10th! For ages 16 to 160! NO auditions! NO reading sheet music! We Will, Rock You!... and teach you how to sing legendary Queen songs! Membership includes an epic Queen Tribute Concert T-shirt, 12 weekly rehearsals, fun group voice lessons, Ninja Mind Mastery Coaching to silence the inner critic and set your mind and voice FREE! And more! Join…

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Saccharine Sundays with Honey Son

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

The Butterfly Bar Austin, 2307 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722 United States
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Free

An evening of music in the vein of lo-fi/soul/R&B. Honey Son is a solo performance by Mars Wright, whose live set involves a toolkit of instruments, loopers, samplers, synths, and effects to craft sound and scenery that compliment sweet, syrupy vocals. 6-8pm FREE

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

February 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

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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Evil Modern Trio

February 11 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Butterfly Bar Austin, 2307 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722 United States
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Free

Come hear Evil Modern Trio every Monday in February at the Butterfly Bar. Jazz from classics to modern!

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

February 11 @ 10:30 pm - 1:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

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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Robi Polgar Live Music

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Weekly
The Butterfly Bar Austin, 2307 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722 United States
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Free

You can find Robi strumming and singing his Brit-pop hits every Friday for your happy hour listening pleasure! Start the weekend off right with a cold cocktail and an order of you favorite tune on Robi's song menu. 

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

February 16 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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January 23-March 3
ZACH Topfer Theatre, 202 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$25 – $165

(Adult Humor and Content) Lift up your hands for the most groundbreaking, heart-stomping, gut-busting character ever to grace the stage! Created by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever” says Time Magazine. Winner of two Obie Awards and four Tony Awards®, Hedwig tells the story of “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall-smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of…

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