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CALENDAR OF EVENTS!

Disclaimer: We do the best we can to keep events up to date and complete.  However, events and festivals are subject to change without notice.  To make the most of your time, contact the event directly for more information. 

November 2018 

November 8, 2018
Movies in the Park: Selena
Free at Republic Square Park 6 p.m.
Bring a blanket and come hungry, because food trucks will be at each movie this year. Stay tuned for movie title and food truck announcements!Sponsored by Austin Parks Foundation.  For more information, https://austinparks.org/movies-in-the-park/

Saturday, November 10, 9:30-11am
East Austin Community Breakfast
Start your 2018 EAST early with complimentary food and beverages from our partners, coffee from our friends at Chameleon Cold Brew, a concert for all ages by Jarebear, and family-friendly activities inspired by our 2018 design theme, native trees, in partnership with Treefolks. We hope to see you there!
Food and drinks provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, High Brew Coffee, Topo Chico, Wunder-Pilz Kombucha, Rockstar Bagels, Bobo’s Oat Bars, Thai Fresh, Vegan Nom, Mmmpanadas, Urban Roots, Sprouts Farmers Market, and more!
Family-friendly activities by Treefolks. Springdale General, 1023 Springdale Rd

Friday, November 9
Wreck-It Ralph Free Outdoor Screening
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free movie night at our Community First! Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening. Explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks from the Community Grille. Burgers, french fries, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase (cards and cash accepted!). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.

Saturday, November 10
Bastrop’s 13th Annual Veteran’s Day Car Show (Bastrop)
7 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Historic Downtown Bastrop
The Bastrop Area Cruisers car club is honoring American veterans with its Heroes & Hotrods: Bastrop’s 13th Annual Veterans Weekend Car Show. Hop in your ride and roll on over to Bastrop for live music, tribute and award ceremonies, and a showcase of flashy classic cars. Be there on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the main show with vintage cars, truck and hot rods. Proceeds benefit veterans’ organizations, auto tech scholarships and various charities.

Saturday, November 10
Merry Market Place – 
 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Bethany United Methodist Church, 10010 Anderson Mill Rd.
Holiday shopping with up to 60 vendors! Breakfast and lunch available in the café. Drop-in childcare available for shoppers and volunteers (donations requested to offset staff costs). Large silent auction with donations from all vendors and from local businesses holiday photo ops with Santa—bring your camera! Santa will be there from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Delicious bake sale supporting MOMs’ missions. Alternative giving opportunities (gifts that support local and worldwide causes).

Saturday, November 10
Eastside Harvest Fest
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Eastside Memorial Early College High School, 1012 Arthur Stiles Rd.
Join the Eastside Memorial ECHS family of schools and Austin Voices for the annual Harvest Fest. This free event aims to bring together our community and our Eastside family of schools to celebrate the fall season. The day will include: live music performances, raffle for gift cards and prizes, children’s activities, resources for families and more

Saturday, November 10
Light the Night
5 to 8:15 p.m. | Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.
Light The Night is a community event for all age groups. Friends, families and corporations gather together to bring Light to the darkness of cancer in a night full of hope, celebration and remembrance. Registration is completely free and all registered participants will receive an illuminated lantern. If you choose, you may fundraiser in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission: to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma & Hodgkin’s disease, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

November 10/11 and November 17/18, 2018
East Austin Studio Tour
Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in November. EAST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces.

Sun, November 11, 2018
Bloody Mary fest
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM CST
From SOCO to East Austin, we’ve scoured ATX for the craftiest and most delicious Bloody Marys. We proudly present the SUNDAY FUNDAY BRUNCH PARTY of the year. Your ticket includes 2.5 hours enjoying Austin’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys, created by the finest restaurants and bars around. Includes yummy food and drink tastes from local companies, photo ops, temp tattoos and more! Fair Market, 1100 E 5th St

Sunday, November 11
Austin’s Veteran’s Parade and WWI Ceremony
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Congress Ave., Downtown Austin
Parade from 9 to 10 a.m., music at 10:30 a.m., Memorial Ceremony at 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Opening, proclamations by state and local leaders, guest speaker Major General John. F. Nichols, roll call to honor war dead with wreath laying, bell tolling, 21 Gun Salute and taps, British & French dignitaries. Ceremony takes place at the Texas State Capitol, South Steps.

Sunday, November 11
Polish Film Festival
The conclusion of the 13th Austin Polish Film Festival includes free admission to children program, screening of shorts and documentaries and the Polish poster art exhibit. Free admission from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 10 a.m. | AFS Cinema, 6406 N IH 35 Frontage Rd. Suite #3100

November 14-18, 2018
A Christmas Affair
Palmer Events Center
The Junior League of Austin’s A Christmas Affair hosts approximately 200-vendors in a themed shopping extravaganza which includes parties, children’s events, a private shopping brunch, and the season’s biggest celebrity, Santa!
www.jlaustin.org

Tuesday, November 13th – Sunday, November 18th: Potted Potter. A roaringly hilarious live show including a real game of quidditch, Potted Potter is the abridged, 70-min theatrical condensation of all seven Harry Potter books! For ages six to Dumbledore, who is very old indeed, this side-splitting event at The Paramount Theater is fun for everyone!

Thursday, November 15th – Sunday, November 18th
Austin International Drag Festival.
Drag artists from all over the world descend on Austin, TX for a magical weekend including a Drag Village complete with market, meet & greets, and showcases, and 400+ performances and parties at many downtown venues!

Friday, November 15th – Saturday, November 17th
James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Austin Tour – Click for information
2018 is the first year that the JBF Taste America Tour comes to Austin, and there is no shortage of culinary delight and opportunity available for this event!
Thursday, November 15, 2018 – Taste Austin Welcome Reception – The Brewer’s Table
Friday, November 16, 2018 – Taste Austin Benefit Dinner – W Austin
Saturday, November 17, 2018 – Free Demos with Sarah Hymanson, Sara Kramer, and Zach Hunter at Sur La Table—Domain Northside

Saturday, November 17
Revelry Makers Market
Curated local goods from some of ATX’s most fun and talented folks. Vendors, music, food trucks, creative workshops and more!
The Browning Hangar at Mueller.  Free to attend.

November 17/18, 2018
East Austin Studio Tour
Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in November. EAST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces.

November 21 – December 30, 2018
ZACH Theatre Presents: “A Christmas Carol”
“A Christmas Carol” is back to ring in the holidays! This rockin’ show provides a modern twist on the classic tale. In fact, this show has proven to be such a hit among locals and visitors that is it the most popular show in the theatre’s history.
zachtheatre.org

November 22, 2018
Turkey Trot
ThunderCloud Subs’ annual 5-mile run/1-mile walk is a great way to work up a Thanksgiving-sized appetite. Compete with the best of Austin or bring the kids for a more relaxed holiday jog. The Long Center
www.thundercloud.com

November 23 – December 24, 2018
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is a unique holiday art show held in Austin. Open again for more than 15 years, the free Bazaar features handmade artwork and gifts from more than 200 local and regional artists – with a portion of proceeds going to Make-A-Wish® Foundation.  6100 Airport Blvd.
www.bluegenieartbazaar.com

November 24, 2018
Chuy’s Christmas Parade
This spirited holiday parade features a procession of giant balloons, marching bands, vintage cars, celebrities and floats to usher in the season of giving.
www.chuysparade.com  Congress Avenue

November 24th, 2018
Austin Area Jazz Festival
Come celebrate the return of the holiday season with an eclectic festival featuring the best smooth jazz, art, food, wine, and culture that Austin has to offer! With acts local and national, seasoned and fresh to the scene, you and your family will not want to miss out on this special event benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Central Texas. 10 am – 10 pm at Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Culture Center.

Friday, November 30th, 2018
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Big Band Holiday.
The Paramount Theater and KUTX present this annual tradition of both sacred and secular holiday favorites!

December 2018 

Through December 24, 2018
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Blue Genie Art Bazaar – 6100 Airport Blvd.
The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is a unique holiday art show held in Austin. Open again for more than 15 years, the free Bazaar features handmade artwork and gifts from more than 200 local and regional artists – with a portion of proceeds going to Make-A-Wish® Foundation.
www.bluegenieartbazaar.com

Through December 30, 2018
ZACH Theatre Presents: “A Christmas Carol”
ZACH Theatre
“A Christmas Carol” is back to ring in the holidays! This rockin’ show provides a modern twist on the classic tale. In fact, this show has proven to be such a hit among locals and visitors that is it the most popular show in the theatre’s history.
zachtheatre.org

December 1, 2018
German-Texan Heritage Society Christmas Market
German Free School of Austin
The German-Texan Heritage Society’s annual market offers shoppers handmade, imported crafts, decorations, ornaments and more. Browse the market, visit Sankt Nikolas, listen to traditional German Christmas music and enjoy a cup of Glühwein (hot spiced wine), gingerbread cookies and other sweet baked treats.
germantexans.org

December 1-2, 2018
Art From the Streets Show & Sale
Austin Convention Center
Visit the 25th Annual AFTS Show & Sale to shop original works and help continue the efforts of AFTS to provide a safe, creative space for homeless and formerly homeless local artists. Profits go to the artists.
artfromthestreets.org

December 4, 2018
Austin Symphony Orchestra presents Handel’s “Messiah”
Hyde Park Baptist Church
This night of musical magic will comfort you through its familiarity and fill you with the joy of rediscovery. Begin your winter celebrations with a performance full of rejoicing.
austinsymphony.org

December 4 – 8, 2018
Austin Music Video Festival
Various Locations
Now in its third year, the Austin Music Video Fest celebrates Austin’s longstanding music video heritage with screenings, awards, parties, panels and workshops around town.
www.austinmusicvideofestival.com

December 7 – 23, 2018
Ballet Austin’s “The Nutcracker”
Long Center for the Performing Arts
Ballet Austin kicks off the season with the 55th annual production of “The Nutcracker.” This family-frienldy show brings a fresh experience to the beloved holiday tradition.
balletaustin.org

December 8-9, 2018
Cherrywood Art Fair
Maplewood Elementary
This neighborhood fundraiser benefits the eastside arts scene. Enjoy local food artisans, live music, 80+ artists, kids crafts and a silent auction at the annual event.
cherrywoodartfair.org

December 10-31, 2018
54th Annual Trail of Lights
Zilker Park
The Trail of Lights is part of the essential Austin experience, lighting up the season with a celebration of community, memories and fun. The annual Tree Lighting ceremony will be held in November, then the 5k fun run will kick off the spectacular season in early December. Plan your visit early and don’t forget to take a spin under the Zilker Tree!
austintrailoflights.org

December 13 – 24, 2018
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Palmer Events Center
This holiday shopping bazaar is a fun, authentic Austin experience – for 11 days leading to Christmas, visitors can shop national and local art, handmade gifts, stocking stuffers and more while enjoying live music from the Armadillo stage and sips from a full bar. This annual tradition and cultural icon is one of Austin’s longest running art and music festivals, attracting around 40,000 shoppers each year.
armadillobazaar.com

December 31, 2018
Austin’s New Year
Auditorium Shores
This alcohol-free, family-friendly event celebrates the diversity and creativity of the city with visual art installations, jugglers, storytellers, fire dancers and other festive performances.
austintexas.gov

December 2018
Winter Wonderland at The Circuit
Circuit of The Americas
Welcome to a bright new holiday festival in Central Texas featuring a .8 mile circuit of lights, skating rink, Santa’s Village, petting zoo with camel rides, human snow globe, singing trees, movie lawn, carnival rides, tunnel of lights, trips to the top of the North Pole, musical stages and much, much more!
thecircuit.com/winter-wonderland

December 2018
Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown Stroll
Texas State Capitol
Join hundreds caroling in front of the Capitol as the tree is lit before heading down Congress Avenue for live music, shopping, art and much more.
downtownaustin.com

December 2018
Christmas in the Community Concert at the Carver Museum
George Washington Carver Museum
“Christmas in the Community” is a series of concerts held throughout the city of Austin featuring different ensembles of the orchestra playing familiar holiday music. Stop by the Carver Museum on December 13 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. for this free, festive event.
austinsymphony.org

December 2018
“A Christmas Story: The Musical”
Long Center
Celebrate the season at the Long Center for the only Texas presentation of “A Christmas Story: The Musical!” From the songwriting team behind the smash hit Tony Award-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” and the Academy Award-winning film “La La Land,” “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” brings the classic 1983 holiday movie to hilarious life on stage.
thelongcenter.org

December 2018
Holidays at the Domain
The Domain
Holidays at the Domain provides fun events for the whole family throughout the holiday season. Here you can take pictures with Santa, ride horse-drawn carriages, watch holiday lights shows, listen to strolling carolers and even have breakfast with Santa.
simon.com

December 2018
Ice Skating On The Plaza at Whole Foods
Whole Foods Lamar
Spend an afternoon on the rink at the Whole Foods flagship store on North Lamar. Then head inside for a cup of cocoa or cider and live, local music on the weekends! Daily: 10 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
wholefoodsmarket.com