Holiday happenings and entertainment events take center stage in Austin this weekend. Celebrate the season at A Magical Cirque Christmas or be among the first to check out the debut ZGallery by Austin Creative Art Center. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, November 29
ZGallery presents Grand Opening featuring Gareth Maguire
Austin Creative Art Center debuts its first-ever art gallery, ZGallery, with a special exhibition from local artist Gareth Maguire. Viewers can study Maguire’s work as they sip Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Pedernales Cellars vino while snacking on Ranch 616 bites. Proceeds from the ticketed event will be donated to The Settlement Home for Children. Following the opening reception, the exhibition will be on display through January 10.
Keith Kreeger Studios presents 2018 Porcelain Lounge opening party
Find the most unique and festive home goods at the 3rd annual Porcelain Lounge. This special in-store holiday pop-up features the complete Keith Kreeger Studios holiday collection including limited edition works hand-thrown by the artist. Opening party provisions will be provided by Andrew Cullen of ELM Restaurant Group. Following its opening, the Porcelain Lounge will be open through January 31.
Friday, November 30
Paramount Theatre presents Butch and Turk: “On Their Own”
Butch Hancock and Turk Pipkin come together at Stateside at the Paramount for another rendition of their two-man show. Thirty years after a sold-out run of their original act, the West Texans turned Austinites return for an evening of music, storytelling, and "deeds of visual and verbal daring." Select tickets still available.
Saturday, December 1
Downtown Austin Alliance present Holiday Stroll
The Downtown Austin Alliance hosts a night of holiday wonder for the entire family at the Texas State Capitol and along Congress Avenue. Highlights of the Holiday Stroll include a downtown tree lighting, a sing-along with KUTX's John Aielli and Elizabeth McQueen, photos with Santa, festive shopping, live music, and more. Admission is free.
Sunday, December 2
A Magical Cirque Christmas
Breathtaking circus acts, incredible magic, and angelic Christmas carols combine at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. Part circus act, part Christmas show, this show is an unforgettable experience. Audiences are transported to the golden age of entertainment through intricate costumes, set designs, comedy, from some of the world’s most talented acrobatic performers. Select tickets are available.