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fridayfebruary27

Attend 5x7 Art Sale, presented by The Contemporary Austin at Brazos Hall, 204 E 4th St, at Brazos St, 6-10pm, $50-150

Attend The Happening 2015: Paris/Texas at Artpace, 445 North Main Ave, at Saving St, San Antonio, 6:30pm-1am

Attend Hannah Neal closing reception at Photo Méthod Gallery, 2832 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, at Alexander Ave, 6-8pm

Attend People’s Gallery 2015 Exhibition Opening at The People’s Gallery, 301 W 2nd St, at W Cesar Chavez St, 6-9pm

Jamal Cyrus and Walter Stanciell exhibit opens at Project Row Houses, 2521 Holman St, at Live Oak St, through June 21, 7-9pm

Attend Fantasy in Symphony at The Austin Symphony, 1101 Red River St, at E 11th St, 8pm

saturdayfebruary28

Icon exhibit, presented by Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, opens at Semmes Library 15060 Judson Rd, at Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, 3pm

Attend Orna Feinstein artist talk at Davis Gallery, 837 W 12th St, at Shoal Creek Blvd, 6-8pm

Gianni Bianchini Quintet performs at Elephant Room, 315 Congress Ave, btw E 3rd and E 4th St, 9:30pm

Attend Soundings: New Music at The Nasher at Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, at N Olive St, Dallas, 7:30-9:30pm, $10-25

sundaymarch1

The Vienna Boys Choir performs at The Long Center for the Arts, 701 W Riverside Dr, at S 1st St, 3pm, $29

Attend All Ages Improv Night at ColdTowne Theater, 4801 Airport Blvd, at E 48th 1/2, 5-6pm

mondaymarch2

Attend Sound in Sculpture at Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr on UT Austin Campus, 6:30-8pm

tuesdaymarch3

See Framing Desire: Photography and Video at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, btw Van Cliburn Way and University Dr, Fort Worth, through August 23, 10am-7pm

Attend Models of Influence, a talk to with Nigel Barker, at BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, btw W 6th and W 9th St, 7pm

wednesdaymarch4

Katiyabaaz (Powerless) screens at the Marchesa Theater, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd, at Tirado St, 7:30-9pm, $10

Jeanna Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles screens at Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, 320 E 6th St, at Trinity St, 6pm,

thursdaymarch5

Attend Perspectives, a talk with curator Evan Garza, at Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, at Congress Ave, 12:30-1:30pm

The Expendables, Ballyhoo!, and Katastro perform at Emo’s, 603 Red River St, at E 6th St, 6pm, $20

 

 

fridayfebruary20

Attend Contemporary Art 101: Sensation/Young British Artists at The Contemporary Austin Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave, at E 7th St, 12pm,

See Lee Mullican exhibit at Texas Gallery, River Oaks Shopping Center, 2012 Peden St, at McDuffie St, through February 21

The Blue Man Group performs at The Long Center for the Arts, 701 W Riverside Dr, at S 1st St, 8pm, through February 22, $34

Nightmares on Wax performs at Parish, 214 E 6th St, at San Jacinto Blvd, 9pm, $25

saturdayfebruary21

Attend Re-Workshop at Artpace, 445 North Main Ave, at Saving St, San Antonio, 1-4pm

Attend Berlin Brunch with Chris Sauter, presented by Blue Star Contemporary Art, at Liberty Bar, 1111 S Alamo St, at Pereida St, San Antonio, 11am-1pm, $50

Attend City-Wide Garage Sale at Bastrop Convention Center, 1408 Chestnut St, at Fayette St, 10am-5pm, through February 22, $5

Attend Spring Gallery Talk at The Warehouse, 14105 Inwood Rd, btw Alpha and Spring Valley, Dallas, 12pm and 6:30pm

sundayfebruary22

Attend Drop-In Public Tour: Symbol and Allegory: The Hidden Language of Art at Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, at Congress Ave,3-4pm, free with admission

Diana Ross performs at Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, at 23rd St E, 7pm, $60

mondayfebruary23

See Audubon’s Beasts at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, at Montgomery St, through August 2, 10am-5pm

tuesdayfebruary24

Attend MysteryPeople Presents: Jamie Mason with Mark Pryor at BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, btw W 6th and W 9th St, 7pm

Attend Redbull Sound Select with Mick Jenkins, Blue, The Misfit.Mike Floss, and Whyjae at Holy Mountain, 617 E 7th St, at Sabine St, 8pm, $5

wednesdayfebruary25

Holy Ka-Kow performs at Carousel Lounge, 1110 E 52nd St, at Cameron Rd, 7-9pm

Stations of the Elevated screens at The Marchesa Theater, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd, btw Tirado St and E Highland Mall Blvd, 7:30-8:30pm, $8

thursdayfebruary26

Attend MASSterpiece Theater Presents: Daisies at MASS Gallery, 507 Calles St, btw E 6th St and Hidalgo St, 7pm

Attend Totally ‘80s: The Love Bites Sing-Along at Alamo Drafthouse Ritz,  320 E 6th St, at Trinity St, 10pm, $12

 

fridayfebruary13

Attend Taco Friday at Artpace, 445 North Main Ave, at Saving St, San Antonio, 11:30am-2pm, cash only

Hiyme Brummett exhibit opens at Hello Project Gallery, 3508 Lake St, at Colquitt St, Houston, through March14, 7-10pm

Attend Belle Redux – A Tale of Beauty & the Beast at Long Center for the Arts, 701 W Riverside Dr, at S 1st St, 8pm, $15

saturdayfebruary14

Idiosyncrasies: Edie Sunday & Phillip Nichols exhibit opens at Little Pink Monster Gallery, 916 Springdale Rd, at Lyons Rd, Building 2, Gallery 103, through March 6, 6-9pm

Attend Art Walk with John Grade at The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria, 3809 W 35th St, at Mt Bonnell Rd, 2pm

Attend the Contemporary Print Fair Valentine Preview Benefit Gala at Flatbed Press, 2830 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, btw Alexander Ave and Miriam Ave, 6-8pm, $10 donation

sundayfebruary15

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties opens at the Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, at Congress Ave, through May 10, 1-5pm

Attend On His Own Terms – A Life of Nelson Rockefeller, a lecture by Richard Norton Smith, at the San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, 3-4pm, free with museum admission

mondayfebruary16

See Jeff Williams: is what is at The Courtyard Gallery at UT AT&T Executive Education Center, 1900 University Ave, through May 2

tuesdayfebruary17

Attend Austin Poetry Slam and Mic Exchange at Spiderhouse Ballroom, 2906 Fruth St, at West Dr, 8pm-1am

wednesdayfebruary18

See Takis: The Fourth Dimension at The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St, at Mulberry St, Houston, through July 26, 11am-7pm

thursdayfebruary19

Amreeka screens at The Marchesa, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd, btw Tirado St and E Highland Mall Blvd, 7:30pm, $8

Draught Horse Ramblers, Dead Tree Duo, and The Minutes & The Miles perform at Carousel Lounge, 1110 E 52nd St, at Cameron Rd, 7pm-12am

 


fridayfebruary6

Soft Wax: Adam Crosson exhibit opens at Pump Project Art Complex, 702 Shady Ln, at E 7th St, through February 28, 7-10pm

FLOW exhibit opens at Camiba Art, 2000 E 6th St, btw Chicon St and Robert Martinez Jr St, through March 27, 5:30-8:30pm

Attend Contemporary Art 101: Institutional Critique/Corporate Patronage at The Contemporary Austin Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave, at E 7th St, 2:30-4pm

Lily Hanson: Trial Size exhibit opens at Epitome Institute, 222 Roosevelt Ave, at Lowell St, San Antonio, through March 6, 6-9pm

saturdayfebruary7

Attend Art on the Edge: Gala After-Party at Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, at Congress Ave, 8:30pm-12am, $100

Attend an artists reception at the Russell Collection, 1137 W 6th St, btw Blanco St and Baylor St, 6-9pm

Patrick Puckett exhibit opens at Wally Workman Gallery, 202 West 6th Street, at Blanco St, through February 28, 6-8pm

sundayfebruary8

Attend Indie Meme Film Showcase 2015 at Jones Auditorium at St Edwards University, 3001 S Congress Ave, btw St Joseph Hill and Theater Rd, 10:30am-3pm, $25

Attend Got Your Back’s Comedy Nerd-out at ColdTowne Theater, 4801 Airport Blvd, at E 48th 1/2, 7-8pm, $5

mondayfebruary9

Attend Local Author Night with Teresa Chang, Gale Staton, and Christine Warren at BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, btw W 6th and W 9th St, 7pm

tuesdayfebruary10

Attend Looking at the Nasher drawing courses at The Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, at N Olive St, Dallas, 1pm, $40

The Jon Blondell Quintet performs at Elephant Room, 315 Congress Ave, btw E 3rd and E 4th St, 9:30pm

Attend Austin Poetry Slam and Mic Exchange at Spiderhouse Ballroom, 2906 Fruth St, at West Dr, 8pm-1am

wednesdayfebruary11

Attend Meet the Maker: Tumbador Chocolate at Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, at W 40th St, 4-7pm

See Carlos Hernandez exhibit at Modern Rocks Gallery, 916 Springdale Rd, Canopy Building 3, Unit 103, through February 14, 11am-5pm

thursdayfebruary12

Attend Artpace After Hours at Artpace, 445 North Main Ave, at Saving St, San Antonio, 5-7pm

See Mel Chin: Rematch exhibit at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd, at Bissonnet St, Houston, through April 19, 10am-9pm

Nematoads and Oscar Ornales perform at Carousel Lounge, 1110 E 52nd St, at Cameron Rd, 7-10:30pm

fridayjanuary30

Attend Taco Friday at Artpace, 445 North Main Ave, at Saving St, San Antonio, 11:30 am-2pm, cash only

Attend Minecraft Nite, presented by Austin Museum of Digital Art, at Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave at Aldrich St, 6-8:30pm

Inquiry: Department of Art and Art History Faculty Exhibition opens at Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas, 23rd St and Trinity St, through February 21, 6-8pm

saturdayjanuary31

Attend Special Parallax Performance by Du Yun at SPACE Linda Pace Foundation Gallery, 111 Camp Street, at W Rische St and S Flore St, San Antonio

Melvin Edwards exhibit opens at Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, at N Olive St, Dallas, through May 10, 11am-5pm  $10

Attend The Bowie Project 2: A Rock & Roll Soundpainting at The Long Center for the Arts, 701 W Riverside Dr, at S 1st St, 8pm, $12

sundayfebruary1

See Picasso: Nelson Rockefeller’s Picasso Tapestries Commissioned for Kykuit at San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, through March 8, 10am-5pm, $10

See Margaret Craig’s The Great Trash Reef installation at Blue Star Contemporary Art, 116 Blue Star, San Antonio, through February 15, 12-6pm, $5

mondayfebruary2

Attend Groundhog Day Dinner Party at Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W Slaughter Ln, at Beckett Rd, 7:20pm, $35

tuesdayfebruary3

Wigners Friend and Kingdom perform at Carousel Lounge, 1110 E 52nd St, at Cameron Rd, 7-9pm

wednesdayfebruary4

Attend Real Talk: Photography as Content at Hello Project Gallery, 3508 Lake St, at Colquitt St, 6pm

thursdayfebruary5

Artist Ann Johnson talks at Women and Their Work, 1710 Lavaca Street, btw W 17th St and W 18th St, 6pm

Guster and Kishi Bashi perform at Stubb’s, 801 Red River, at W 8th St, 7pm, $25-27

 fridayjanuary23

Jesse Morgan and Jeff Gibbons exhibits open at The Goss-Michael Foundation, 405 Turtle Creek Blvd, btw Market center Blvd and Hi Line Dr, Dallas, through March 10, 6-8pm

Selections rom the Contemporary Art Collection and Selections from the Changarrito Collection exhibits open at Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave, at W 4th St, 10am-5pm

See Bradley Kerl and Angel Oloshove exhibits at Art Palace Gallery, 3913 Main St, btw Isabella St and Truxillo St, Houston, through February 14, 11am-6pm

saturdayjanuary24

Tom Sachs exhibit opens at The Contemporary Austin Jones Center, 3809 W 35th St, at Mt Bonnell Rd, through April 19, 11am-7pm, $5

Sara Frantz exhibit opens at Women and Their Work, 1710 Lavaca Street, btw W 17th St and W 18th St, through March 19, 7-9pm

Arlene Shechet exhibit opens at Lora Reynolds Gallery, 360 Nueces St, at W 4th St, Suite 50, through March 21, 6-8pm

Attend a linocut workshop at Little Pink Monster Gallery, 916 Springdale Rd, at Lyons Rd, Building 2, Gallery 103, 7-10pm, $25

Attend a book release party for curator and critic Chad Dawkins at Sala Diaz, 517 Stierem St, btw Cedar St and S St Mary’s St, San Antonio, 6-8pm

Attend a zine workshop with Randy Guthmiller at the Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, at N Olive St, Dallas, 1pm

sundayjanuary25

Attend SoundSpace: Free Music and Community at the Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, at Congress Ave, 2-4pm

mondayjanuary26

Heat screens at Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, 320 E 6th St, at Trinity St, 6:15pm, $10.25

Rock’n’Roll High School screens plus live appearance with Marky Ramone at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W Riverside Dr, at S 1st St, 8-11pm, $29

tuesdayjanuary27

Attend Austin Poetry Slam and Mic Exchange at Spiderhouse Ballroom, 2906 Fruth St, at West Dr, 8pm

Gary Newcomb and Devils and Dust perform at Carousel Lounge, 1110 E 52nd St, at Cameron Rd, 5:30-9pm

wednesdayjanuary28

Kate Vogel and Leroy Sanchez perform at Stubb’s, 801 Red River, at W 8th St, 8pm, $12-14

Attend No Cover Dreadneck Night with The Mau Mau at Flamingo Cantina, 515 E 6th St, btw Red River St and Neches St, 8pm

thursdayjanuary29

Attend a performance of Romeo and Juliet at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W Riverside Dr, at S 1st St, 7:30pm, $15

Attend International Artists-in-Residence Community Potluck Dinner at Artpace, 445 North Main Ave, at Saving St, San Antonio, 6-8:30pm

 

 

fridayjanuary16

John Tennison exhibit opens at ATM Gallery/Studio, 5305 Bolm Rd Suite #12, at Koener Ln, 7-10pm

Peregrine Press: A Texas Legacy opens at Flatbed Press, 2830 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, btw Alexander Ave and Miriam Ave, through March 1, 6-8pm

Hannah Neal exhibit opens at Photo Méthod Gallery, 2832 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, at Alexander Ave, through February 27, 6-8pm

Extremezzotints 5 x5 opens at Slugfest, 1906 Miriam Ave, at Real St, through February 15, 6-9pm

Orna Feinstein exhibit opens at Davis Gallery, 837 W 12th St, at Shoal Creek Blvd, through February 28, 7-9pm

Sarah Amos, Karen Kunc, and Koichi Yamamoto exhibit opens at Gallery Shoal Creek, 2832 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #3, btw Alexander Ave and Real St, through February 12, 6-8pm

saturdayjanuary17

The Contemporary Print opens at Big Medium, 916 Springdale Rd, at Bolm Rd, Bldg 2, #101, through February 21, 6-9pm

Ins & Outs opens at Art.Science.Gallery, 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #102, through February 28, 6-9pm

New Work opens at Kirk Hopper Fine Art, 3008 Commerce St, btw S Walton St and S Hall St, Dallas, through February 28, 6:30-8:30pm

ausTEN closing reception at Camiba Art, 2000 E 6th St, btwn Chicon St and Robert Martinez Jr St, 5:30-8:30pm

Attend a talk with Francesa Fuchs and George Shackelford at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, off W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, 11am

Attend the Citywide Garage Sale at Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, at Bouldin Ave, through January 18, 10am-5pm, $6

sundayjanuary18

Steven Tomlinson exhibit opens at testsite, 502 W. 33rd St, at Guadalupe St, 4-6pm

Loris Gréaud exhibit opens at Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass St, btw N Riverfront Blvd and E Levee St, Dallas, through March 21, 12-5pm

mondayjanuary19

See Jim Sherraden exhibit at Yard Dog Art Gallery, 510 S Congress Ave, btw W Monroe St and W Elizabeth St, through February 28, 11am-5pm

tuesdayjanuary20

Attend Murder in the Afternoon: Discussing Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa at Bookpeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, btw W 6th and W 9th St, 2pm

wednesdayjanuary21

Oliver Herring exhibit opens at Diverseworks, 4102 Fannin, entrance on Cleburne, btw Fannin and Main, Houston, through March 7, 12-6pm

thursdayjanuary22

Attend Drop-in Public Tour: La linea continua at The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, at Congress Ave, 12:30-1:30pm

Attend Badfish, A Tribute to Sublime with Special Guests Shrub at Stubb’s, 801 Red River, at W 8th St, 8pm, $15

Semihelix, Videoing, The Dry Season, and Amnesia Babies perform at Swan Dive, 651 Red River St, at E 7th St, 10pm, $5

 

fridayjanuary9

Jenny Granberry, Jaelah Kuehmichel, and Joe Sinness exhibit opens at grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E Cesar Chavez, at Mildred St, through February 8, 7-10pm

Emily Peacock exhibit opens at Hello Project Gallery, 508 Lake St, at Colquitt St, Houston, 7-10pm, through February 7

Bradley Kerl and Angel Oloshove exhibits open at Art Palace Gallery, Main St, btw Isabella St and Truxillo St, Houston, through February 14, 6-8pm

Attend New Year Celebration, featuring an artist talk by Ansen Seale (with demonstration of his invention, the slit-scan camera) and music by DJ Lil Chris at Kirk Hopper Fine Art, 3008 Commerce St, btw S Walton St and S Hall St, Dallas, 6:00-8:30

Michael Just exhibit opens at Cydonia Gallery, 167 Payne St, at N Riverfront Dr, Dallas, through February 20, 6-8pm

Attend a lecture with photography curator Malcolm Daniel at Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, off W Lancaster Ave, 6pm

saturdayjanuary10

Gordon Fowler exhibit opens at Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 West 6th Street, at Blanco St, through January 31, 6-8pm

Attend Activities in Innovators’ Workshop & Kitchen Lab at Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado St, at W 2nd St, 10am-6pm

Attend Creative Capital Professional Workshop: Strategic Planning at The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria, 3809 W 35th St, at Mt Bonnell Rd, 9am-4:30pm

sundayjanuary11

Attend Disney in Concert at The Long Center for the Arts, 701 W Riverside Dr, at S 1st St, 3pm, $29

Attend Nathalie Holmes Benefit Show at Esther’s Follies, 525 E 6th St, Neches St, 6pm, $25

mondayjanuary12

Attend Michael Mordecai’s Jazz Jam at The Elephant Room, 315 Congress Ave, btw E 3rd and E 4th St, 8pm

James L Haley talks at BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, btw W 6th and W 9th St, 7pm

tuesdayjanuary13

Attend The 2015 Maya Meetings: “Body and Sacrifice: New Interpretations in Maya Archaeology and Religion” at Thomas Conference Center at UT Austin, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr, at Trinity St, through January 17

Attend Richard Hunt artist talk at Blue Star Contemporary Art, 116 Blue Star, San Antonio, 6-8pm

wednesdayjanuary14
Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art exhibit opens at
Williams Tower Gallery, 2800 Post Oak Blvd, at W Alabama St, Houston, through February 27

Tennessee Stiffs, Killer John Miller, Dayeater, and Naga Brujo perform at Carousel Lounge, 1110 E 52nd St, at Cameron Rd, 7pm-12am

thursdayjanuary15­

Spring 2015 Hudson (Show)Room & Window Works Opening Reception and Artists’ Dialogue at Artpace, 445 North Main Ave, at Saving St, San Antonio, 6-9pm

Attend  a talk with Latin American curator Beverly Adams at Blanton Museum of Art, 2 San Jacinto Blvd, south of E 1st St, 6:30-7:30pm

Attend Bob Khosravi’s The Mission Storytelling Project at Coldtowne Theater, 4801 Airport Blvd, at E 48th 1/2, 10pm $5

fridayjanuary2

Mad Cowboys perform at Carousel Lounge, 1110 E 52nd St, at Cameron Rd, 9:30pm-12am

The Freddie Mendoza Quintet performs at The Elephant Room, 315 Congress Ave, btw E 3rd and E 4th St, 8pm

saturdayjanuary3

John Mattson exhibit opens at REM Gallery, 219 East Park Avenue, at N McCullough Ave, San Antonio, 6-9pm, through February 20

Lord Buffalo with O Conqueror, Winetree, and Emily Bell perform at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue, 401 W 2nd St, at Guadalupe St, 9:30pm, free

sundayjanuary4

See The Cathedral of Junk, 4422 Lareina Dr, at St Elmo Rd W, call 512-299-7413 for appointment

Attend Deus Ex Machina at the Long Center for the Arts, 701 W Riverside Dr, at S 1st St, through January 15, 5pm, $24

mondayjanuary5

Attend Action Pack: The Big Lebowski Quote-Along at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S Lamar Blvd, at Treadwell St, 10pm, $12

tuesdayjanuary6

Attend a talk with Richard Parker at BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, btw W 6th and W 9th St, 7pm

wednesdayjanuary7

Attend CageMatch (improv) at ColdTowne Theater, 4801 Airport Blvd, at E 48th 1/2, 10pm, $5

Attend No Cover Dreadneck Night with The Mau Mau Chaplains at Flamingo Cantina, 515 E 6th St, btw Red River St and Neches St, 9pm

thursdayjanuary8

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator screens at Blue Star Contemporary Art, 116 Blue Star, San Antonio, 6:30-8:30pm

Around a Small Mountain screens at The Marchesa, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd, btw Tirado St and E Highland Mall Blvd, 7:30-9pm, $8


fridaydecember19

Attend Taco Friday at Artpace, 445 North Main Ave, at Saving St, San Antonio, 11:30am-2pm, cash only

See Deborah Roberts exhibit at Art Palace Gallery, 3913 Main St, btw Isabella St and Truxillo St, Houston, through December 20, 11am-6pm

The Black Keys and St Vincent perform at the Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, at 15th St W, 8pm, $35-75

saturdaydecember20

Matthew Steinke and the Octant Ensemble performs at Northern-Southern LLC, 1800 Koenig Lane, btw Camino Real and Arroyo Seco, 7pm, $10 suggested donation

Menagerie opens at SLANT, in the west wing of Midtown, 2nd level

Valley View Center,13331 Preston Rd, Ste 2218, Dallas, through January 9, 6-10pm

sundaydecember21

Attend Persuasion: Messages and Meanings in Art at Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, at Congress Ave, 3-4pm

Cracking Up screens at The Marchesa, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd, btw Tirado St and E Highland Mall Blvd, 7pm, $10

mondaydecember22

Charles Thibodeaux and the Austin Cajun Aces perform at Evangeline Café, 8106 Brodie Ln, at Thomas Kincheon St, 6:30pm

Attend Monday Open Mic at House Wine Austin, 408 Josephine St, btw Barton Springs Rd and Butler Rd, 7:30pm

tuesdaydecember23

Matthew Johnson and This Season’s Losers perform at Carousel Lounge, 1110 E 52nd St, at Cameron Rd, 5:30-6:30pm and 9-11pm

Attend Austin Poetry Slam at Spider House Café, 2906 Fruth St, at West Dr, 8pm

wednesdaydecember24

Attend MatzoBall® at Blackfinn Ameripup, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, at Rogers Rd 9pm, $15

Jon Blondell and the Jolly Jazzers perform at Elephant Room, 315 Congress Ave, btw E 3rd and E 4th St, open till 2am

thursdaydecember25

Attend Action Pack: Elf Quote-Along at Alamo Drafthouse the Ritz, 320 E 6th St, at Trinity St, 7pm, $12

MERRY CHRISTMAS!