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Austin Sunday, December 31 Events

Keith & Margo's Murder Mystery Madness New Years Eve
Fun evening with comedic murder mystery... figure out whodunnit with your team while dining on a four-course dinner. Price includes champagne & hors d'oeuvre upon arrival, four course dinner with glass of wine, Murder Mystery entertainment and prizes, dance floor with crowd friendly DJ and champagne toast at midnight with balloon drop. Location: Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. Call 888-876-5834 for more info.

First Night Austin 2007
First Night Austin is a public celebration of the arts that revives the ancient tradition of marking the passage of time with art, ritual, and festivity. It is a family-friendly, affordable, and alcohol free New Year's Eve festival. Join us on December 31st to build upon the new tradition for Austin that celebrates the culturally rich and artistically diverse place we call home. Location: Downtown Austin. Call 512-476-5577 for more info.

Hyatt Lost Pines' “New Orleans New Year Celebration”
The colors, sounds and festive spirit of New Orleans come to Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa as part of the resort’s “New Orleans New Year Celebration.” Location: Hyatt Lost Pines Resort, Bastrop. Time: 7:30pm. Call 800-55-HYATT for more info. Event ID:12/31

Austin Symphony Holiday Pops featuring The Association
One of the most popular and successful bands to have come out of the Sixties, The Association have sold over 70 million records, earning six gold discs and one platinum disc with such hits as "Never My Love," "Windy" and "Cherish." Celebrate this holiday season with a group whose Greatest Hits album continues to be one of the longest and best-selling albums in Warner Bros. history. Location: Palmer Events Center. Call 512-476-6064 for more info. Event ID:12/31

Trail of Lights and Zilker Christmas Tree
Location: Zilker Park.
In yet another Austin tradition, the month-long Zilker Park Trail of Lights festival begins with lighting of the Zilker Christmas Tree on December 3. The pedestrian Trail of Lights, featuring live music and Santa visits, transforms a mile-long stretch of Zilker Park, located at 2100 Barton Springs Rd., into a twinkling wonderland from December 11-31. A grand parade kicks off the season on December 10 at 5:30 p.m. Throughout the season, guests can park at Zilker Park for $8, or take the shuttle from the state garages located at 14th and Trinity Streets. Shuttles run from 5:45-10:45 p.m.; a round-trip ticket costs $2. Event ID: 12/31

The Santaland Diaries
The comedy tells the real-life story of Sedaris' tour of duty as the elf Crumpet, and what it takes to juggle tots and tottering Santas during a painfully festive time of the year. A laugh 'til you cry evening of merrily subversive entertainment to delight adult audiences. Location: Zachary Scott Theatre. Call 512-476-0541 for more info. Event ID:1/7/07

Whole Foods Market Ice Rink
Even in Texas, it wouldn’t be the holiday season without ice skating on the Whole Foods Market Ice Rink. Location: Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. Times: The rink is open from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. every day. Event ID:1/14/07. Call 512-476-1206 for more info.

Rockin' Christmas Party
Zach's award-winning cast will shake, rattle and roll down Santa Claus Lane with new songs guaranteed to lift your spirits. A glossy, glitzy sleigh ride through MoTown in YoTown for the holidays! Location: Zachary Scott Theatre. Call 512-476-0541 for more info. Event ID:1/7/07.

Rockin' Christmas Party
Zach's award-winning cast will shake, rattle and roll down Santa Claus Lane with new songs guaranteed to lift your spirits. A glossy, glitzy sleigh ride through MoTown in YoTown for the holidays! Location: Zachary Scott Theatre. Call 512-476-0541 for more info. Event ID: 1/27/07.

The Santaland Diaries
The comedy tells the real-life story of Sedaris' tour of duty as the elf Crumpet, and what it takes to juggle tots and tottering Santas during a painfully festive time of the year. A laugh 'til you cry evening of merrily subversive entertainment to delight adult audiences. Location: Zachary Scott Theatre. Call 512-476-0541 for more info. Event ID: 1/27/07.

Radical NY!
The Austin Museum of Art presents a landmark exhibition illuminating two transformative periods in New York City. New York is more than just a location, it’s an attitude—and, that attitude forever changed the face of American art and culture. Radical NY! is a two-part exhibition presenting The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974-1984 and Abstract Expressionism: 1940s-1960s opening November 18, 2006 with works by over 200 groundbreaking artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Cindy Sherman, and hundreds of paintings, sculptures, drawings, videos, and photographs. Location: Austin Museum of Art- Downtown. Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10 - 6, Thurs. 10 - 8, Sun. Noon - 5, Closed Mondays and Holidays. Admission: $1 - $5 (Free for Members). Call 512-495-9224 for more info. Event ID: 1/28/07

Miss Ima's Quilts
Miss Ima Hogg was a visionary collector, preservationist, and philanthropist. To highlight her vision as a collector, this special exhibition will for the first time bring together an extraordinary selection of Miss Ima's quilts that range in date from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. Location: Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Call 512-936-8746 for more info. Event ID: 1/7/07

Animal Secrets
Where does a chipmunk sleep? What does an eagle feel its young? Kids can answer these questions and more by exploring the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. Children and adults use imaginative role-play and hands-on activities to explore in the five naturalistic environments. Location: Austin Children's Museum. Call 512-472-2499 for more info. Event ID: 1/6/07

Luca Cambiaso
Luca Cambiaso is known as the first great "modern" artist in Genoa. His works inspired innovation and influence throughout Italy in the early 18th century. This is the first exhibition of Cambiaso's work in 50 years and the first presentation ever outside of Italy’s coastal Liguria area. Location: Blanton Museum of Art. Call 512-471-7324 for more details. Event ID: 1/14/07

Power to the People: The Electrification of Rural Texas
Walk into a world before television, computers, the i-pod, even refrigerators and running water. The exhibit, Power to the People: The Electrification of Rural Texas, is a unique story of one of the most dramatic events in Texas history. Rural Texas in the 1930s was still in the dark as electric lines hadn’t penetrated the beautiful, but rugged Texas Hill Country. Location: LBJ Library and Museum. Open Daily 9-5 (except Christmas) Free Admission. id:5.2.07

Bat Watching
The 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that live beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge take flight in a mass exodus each night at dusk. Located at Congress Ave. & Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78704.

Norman Mailer Takes On America
Drawing on the recently acquired Norman Mailer archive, the exhibition sets the career of Norman Mailer in this cultural context and trace the central role he has played in our awareness and understanding of what Morris Dickstein calls the "shocks of history, politics, and contemporary life" that reshaped the last half of the twentieth century and continue to unsettle the twenty-first. Location: Harry Ransom Center. Call 512-471-8944 for more info. Event ID: 12/31.

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