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Austin Saturday, January 20 Events

Chuck Norris World Combat League Championships
Chuck Norris presents the Inaugural Season Championship of the World Combat League. See 24 World Champions in Karate, kickboxing, Muay Thai and other combat sports battle in 5 men/1 women-based teams representing Houston, Miami, New York and Los Angeles. Full-throttle, 3 minute rounds in an open ring make this soon to be nationally televised event the sport of the future. Location: Frank Erwin Center. Call 214-747-0744 for more info.

Carnaval Brasileiro Poster Exhibit
The South Austin Museum of Popular Culture will host this historical poster exhibit celebrating 29 years of Carnaval Brasileiro in Austin, Texas. Producer Mike Quinn has provided the Museum with the array of posters, including the one created for the 30th Anniversary of Carnaval! 2007 celebration. Location: South Austin Museum of Popular Culture. Call 512-542-7124 for more info. Event ID:2/10.

Present Laughter
This semi-autobiographical, madcap farce is one of Noel Coward's finest and funniest comedies. Stylishly attired and devastatingly charismatic, Garry Essendine is a famous, self-dramatizing actor who never met a mirror he didn't like. He teeters reluctantly towards middle age, while everyone who encounters him is completely infatuated with him. Location: Zachary Scott Theatre. Call 512-476-0541 for more info. Event ID: 3/11.

FronteraFest
Every year, FronteraFest showcases Austin's dynamic and diverse performing arts community by opening its stages to participants ranging from actors to dancers to performance artists and beyond. Location: Hyde Park Theatre and other theatres. Call 512-479-7529 for more info. Event ID: 2/17

The Artist's Market
The Artist's Market will be open every Saturday in January on the deck at Mother Egan's Irish Pub at 715 West 6th Street. The Artist's Market is a festive outdoor art fair that features a variety of work by local artists and craftsmen including paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, clothing, candles and much more. Location: 709 W. Sixth St. Call 512-535-5761 for more info. Event ID: 1/27.

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

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.

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