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Austin Symphonic Band: "The Band Dances"
From courtly dances to modern ballet, some of the world's greatest music has been written for the dance. The program includes "Buckaroo Holiday" by Copland, Prologue to "West Side Story" by Bernstein, and other toe-tapping selections. Location: Westlake H.S. Fine Arts Facility. Call 512-345-7420 for more info.

East Austin Studio Tour 2006
E.A.S.T. is a free two day event that offers art collectors, enthusiasts and the general public the rare opportunity to tour the inside of artists’ studios. Get the chance to see the tools and techniques that make their work transpire, watch a demonstration or simply talk with an artist about his or her recent work. Location: East Austin. Call 512-385-1670 for more info.

Old Gruene Market Days
Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items, collectibles and packaged Texas foods. Location: Gruene Historic District.

Way of the World
In a fantastically complicated plot, UT's MFA Actors play a kooky cast of intertwined characters competing for profit and love in 1700 London. This Restoration comedy perplexes, shocks, and amuses as it takes us into a world we may find all too familiar. Location: UT PAC's Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. Call 512-477-6060 for more info. Event ID: 12/3

A Christmas Affair
More than 200 national merchants sell original art, jewelry and crafts during the four-day holiday market. Location: Palmer Events Center. Call 512-467-8982 for more info. Event ID:11/19

Stanley is sent to a boys' detention center where the boys "build character" by digging holes all day. When he discovers the warden is looking for something, he tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment-and redemption. Location: UT PAC's Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. Call 512-477-6060 for more info. Event ID:11/19.

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

This performance takes place on the concrete columns and over the edges of the floors of the five-story structure. The dancers and climbers ascend and descend through the use of ropes, cloth, bungee cords, and other aerial techniques to reach heights of up to 80 feet. Location: Intel Building, 400 W. San Antonio. Call 512-736-9700 for more info.

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

Big Bugs
David Rogers’ Big Bugs exhibit includes eight enormous sculptures of insects—a 1,200-pound praying mantis, a 7-foot assassin bug and the biggest spider you will ever see. Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Call 512-292-4200 for more info.

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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