November and December in Austin and The Texas Hill Country

The 3rd annual Austin International Drag Festival will take place November 9-12, 2017.
We’re back and bringing on the FIERCE!
Once again, Austin, Texas becomes the center of the Drag Universe as hundreds of Drag Artists from all over the world decend upon our fair city to entertain thousands of Drag fans and each other. This is the crème de la crème of the Drag world. Each artist will be displaying their greatest talents for your education and entertainment.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

ACL Live: Grizzly Bear ($45 / $55 mezzanine seats)

Mohawk: Doors 8:00 p.m.: Cannibal Corpse,  Power Trip, Blanck Mass ($25)

Empire Control Room and Garage: Doors 5:30 pm.): Citizen, Hotelier, Sorority Noise, Alex Napping, Great Grandpa, Oso Oso ($23.50)

Emo’s: Doors 7:30 p.m.): Washed Out, CAPYAC ($35)

Cheer Up Charlies: Doors 9:00 p.m.): Lindstrom, Juan Maclean, Cap’n Tits ($25)

The New Movement: Naughty Bits, Sure Thing

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Mohawk (Matinee Show Doors at 3:30 p.m.): The Story So Far, Turnstile, Drug Church ($25)

Mohawk (Late Show | Doors at 9:30 p.m.): Yelle, Octopus Project ($20)

Emo’s (Doors 7:30 p.m.): Japandroids, Cloud Nothings ($32.50)

Cheer Up Charlies (Doors 7:00 p.m.): The Frights, Hockey Dad, Vundabar ($13)

Scoot Inn: Doors 7:00 p.m.): Noname, Arima Ederra ($25)

The New Movement: Sandbox, The Neighborhood: 7 Year Anniversary, Part 2

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Mohawk (Doors 6:00 p.m.): Boris, Endon, USA/MEXICO ($20)

Empire (Doors 8:00 p.m.): Snow Tha Product, Castro Escobar, AJ Hernz, Kydd Jones & Tank Washington ($20)

Emo’s (Doors 7:00 p.m.): The Shins, Baio, Girlpool ($59.50)

Cheer Up Charlies (Doors 7:00 p.m.): Ariel Pink, Growl, Mild High Club ($25)

Vulcan Gas Company: Doors 8:00 p.m.): Hot Chip (DJ set), Tim Sweeney, Lovefingers, Flying Turns ($25)

Individual tickets can be purchased at the SOS Festival site. Follow SOS Festival and Margin Walker on Twitter to get the latest updates.

Wurstfest Craft Beer Festival in New Braunfels

Wurstfest: Nov 3 – 12, 2017 

The Wurstfest is the best festival for craft beer and sausage the first two weeks in November. This classic fall festival in New Braunfels has been around since 1963. Since then, this festival brings together those who love great food and beer. Expect dancing, music, and food and drink.

 

First Friday Artwalk Fredericksburg
We invite you to spend a CULTURAL WEEKEND in the Texas Hill Country! First Friday Artwalk offers an up-close view of the Fredericksburg, Texas ART SCENE – Bringing ART and ART LOVERS together.

First Friday Artwalk Fredericksburg is THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY’S PREMIER EVENT for art lovers. A new TRADITION is forming in Fredericksburg, Texas! Make your plans for a CULTURAL WEEKEND in the Texas Hill Country! First Friday Artwalk is a wonderful way to spend a leisurely evening of ART, CULTURE, and socializing with FRIENDS! Participating galleries are open late (until 8:00 pm) for this self-guided tour.  Explore the unique character of each gallery and meet the artists, while enjoying a feast of art exhibits and demonstrations, live music, wine from participating local wineries, oeur d’oeuvres and INSPIRATION! Celebrate our diverse art community as you stroll through Fredericksburg’s historic downtown. There is something for everyone, from the traditional mediums of painting, sculpture, and photography to ceramics, jewelry, contemporary and avant garde mixed media!  Discover art from local Fredericksburg and Texas Hill Country artists, as well as, artists from all over the country and the world!  Experience the Fredericksburg, Texas, ART scene up close and personal – all day long the FIRST FRIDAY of every month!

11/22/17-12/31/17
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

11/24/17-12/24/17
Blue Genie Art Bazaar 
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is a fixture of the Austin holiday season. Shoppers can browse thousands of original works ranging from serious art to fun and kitschy items. A great way to buy hassle-free holiday gifts and support local artists.
bluegenieartbazaar.com

12/1/17 – 12/2/17 & 12/8/17 – 12/30/17
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

12/2/17
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

12/2/17
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

12/2/17
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

12/8/1712/23/17
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

12/9/17-12/10/17
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

12/9/17 – 12/23/17
51st 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

12/12/17
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

12/14/17-12/24/17
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

12/31/17
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

Trail of Lights

December 9-23, 2017

Austin Trail of Lights

https://austintrailoflights.org/

Be part of the magic at the 2017 Trail of Lights! 

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