December 10 - December 14
Music videos aren’t exactly relegated to the past, but they’re certainly more difficult to come by. The well-regarded Austin Music Video Festival launched in 2015 and has been bringing them back in a big way. If you love music, and music videos, check out this event that bubbles up the coolest, weirdest, bestest videos, whether they’re done DIY style or are backed by a huge budget. It’s not just watching vids though -- there are ancillary parties, panels, workshops, and of course, an Awards Show.
Before we started sharing our deepest darkest and spouting stories on stage every other weekend, there was The Moth. Their events are some of the most notable storytelling experiences, typically tales on a theme. Always an inspiring event, listen to true personal stories by thoughtful speakers that include an astronaut, an undertaker, a voodoo priestess and a retired NYPD detective, among other creatives.
With all the holiday spirit around, it would be a travesty to overlook the winter solstice. Embrace the pagan-ish at the fourth annual winter solstice pig roast and craft market. Live music from Brian Scartocci, last minute gifts from vendors and artisans and to top it off, a seasonal, farm-fresh family-style buffet & dessert bar. Free cocktails from Desert Door, Gratsi Wine, Dulce Vida, Hye Rum, and more will round out the ritual.