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10 things you must do in Austin this winter

Published On 12/17/2014 Published On 12/17/2014
The New Movement

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Dec 20 Sat

Bad Example at The New Movement Theater Bad Example is sketch comedy that has a brand new hour of material every week on Saturdays. It’s irreverent, it’s hilarious, and it’s only $5. Also, you can BYO brews or booze! Pro tip: Stay after the show is done for free entry to The Megaphone Show.

The New Movement Theater

Bad Example at The New Movement Theater The New Movement Theater Bad Example is sketch comedy that has a brand new hour of material every week on Saturdays. It’s irreverent, it’s hilarious, and it’s only $5. Also, you can BYO brews or booze! Pro tip: Stay after the show is done for free entry to The Megaphone Show.

la V

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Dec 21 Sun

Bubbles and brunch Join the very hospitable crew at la V for brunch and you’ll get a bottle of bubbles for only $15! And while you’re enjoying your shrimp & grits or farm egg frittata, you can also enjoy live New Orleans jazz trio, Black Bird 3, every Sunday throughout the month of December.

la V

Bubbles and brunch la V Join the very hospitable crew at la V for brunch and you’ll get a bottle of bubbles for only $15! And while you’re enjoying your shrimp & grits or farm egg frittata, you can also enjoy live New Orleans jazz trio, Black Bird 3, every Sunday throughout the month of December.

Hops and Grain

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Dec 21 Sun

The White Elephant in the Room A White Elephant gift exchange party where, for only $15, you get a mug, four beers, and they’ll have a special Hops & Grain holiday sweater for purchase. A beer sweater??? Count us in.

Hops & Grain Brewery

The White Elephant in the Room Hops & Grain Brewery A White Elephant gift exchange party where, for only $15, you get a mug, four beers, and they’ll have a special Hops & Grain holiday sweater for purchase. A beer sweater??? Count us in.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar

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Dec 24 Wed

Last day of the Blue Genie Art Bazaar Get all your holiday shopping done in one place (and find a few goodies for yourself) on the last day of the Blue Genie Art Bazaar. Choose from a huge selection of hand-crafted art, jewelry, accessories, home goods — the list goes on and on — all from local and regional artists. Grooming products, leather goods, and quirky prints are some go-tos.

The Marchesa Hall & Theatre

Last day of the Blue Genie Art Bazaar The Marchesa Hall & Theatre Get all your holiday shopping done in one place (and find a few goodies for yourself) on the last day of the Blue Genie Art Bazaar. Choose from a huge selection of hand-crafted art, jewelry, accessories, home goods — the list goes on and on — all from local and regional artists. Grooming products, leather goods, and quirky prints are some go-tos.

Peche Austin

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Dec 31 Wed

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Peché Peché will be featuring à la carte specials, like poached lobster salad and white truffle tagliatelle, in addition to their regular menu. There will also be an absinthe toast at midnight.

Peché

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Peché Peché Peché will be featuring à la carte specials, like poached lobster salad and white truffle tagliatelle, in addition to their regular menu. There will also be an absinthe toast at midnight.

Calliope Musicals

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Dec 31 Wed

Raw Paw presents: The New Year’s Dance Revolution What better way to celebrate the start of a new year than with a dance party? This year there’ll be jams courtesy of The Mother Sip Connection (a mega-funky merger of Mother Falcon and SIP SIP), Calliope Musicals, SPEAK, Big Bill, Milezo, and Chipper Jones.

The Mohawk

Raw Paw presents: The New Year’s Dance Revolution The Mohawk What better way to celebrate the start of a new year than with a dance party? This year there’ll be jams courtesy of The Mother Sip Connection (a mega-funky merger of Mother Falcon and SIP SIP), Calliope Musicals, SPEAK, Big Bill, Milezo, and Chipper Jones.

Residual Kid

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Jan 1-10

Austin Free Week For over 10 years, local bands, venues, and promoters have been working together to bring us Austin Free Week! Austin’s best music venues and acts take over Downtown and East Austin for your listening pleasure. Check out the calendar and keep checking it as it gets filled in. 

Multiple locations

Austin Free Week Multiple locations For over 10 years, local bands, venues, and promoters have been working together to bring us Austin Free Week! Austin’s best music venues and acts take over Downtown and East Austin for your listening pleasure. Check out the calendar and keep checking it as it gets filled in. 

Indie Chefs Week

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Jan 6-10

Indie Chefs Week A week of amazing 7+ course dinners with each course prepared by a melting pot of young, creative, aspiring chefs from all over the country. This is a week of both inspiring dishes and camaraderie, not to be missed.

Foreign & Domestic

Indie Chefs Week Foreign & Domestic A week of amazing 7+ course dinners with each course prepared by a melting pot of young, creative, aspiring chefs from all over the country. This is a week of both inspiring dishes and camaraderie, not to be missed.

Flickr/sowasundays

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Jan 25 Sun

Bacon and Beer Festival It’s BAAAAACK! And this year promises to bring even more bacon-y delights and beer-y goodness from Austin’s finest chefs and breweries.

Fair Market

Bacon and Beer Festival Fair Market It’s BAAAAACK! And this year promises to bring even more bacon-y delights and beer-y goodness from Austin’s finest chefs and breweries.

Flickr/fragility_v2

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Feb 28 Sat

Carnaval in Austin Don’t miss this party, it’s one of the biggest Brazilian Carnaval celebrations you can find! Expect lots of wild costumes, Brazilian samba, and of course, dancing.

Palmer Events Center

Carnaval in Austin Palmer Events Center Don’t miss this party, it’s one of the biggest Brazilian Carnaval celebrations you can find! Expect lots of wild costumes, Brazilian samba, and of course, dancing.