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69º | Rainy | 87% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:28 a.m. | Sunset 5:42 p.m.

 
❤️ It’s the most wonderful time of the year
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Art From the Streets shows allow visitors to purchase art and meet the artists who made it. | Photo courtesy Art From the Streets
Goodbye Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday — we’ll see you next fall. Tomorrow, Nov. 28 is Giving Tuesday: a day dedicated to giving back.

Giving Tuesday started in New York City in 2012 and is now a national nonprofit that encourages people to show generosity to their communities. Austin celebrates Giving Tuesday through I Live Here I Give Here, which also puts on Amplify ATX, and connects residents to hundreds of organizations accepting donations.

If you’re feeling generous this holiday season, consider giving to one of these local nonprofits.

Andy Roddick Foundation | Children
Founded by pro tennis player Andy Roddick, this organization helps give kids the foundation they need to pursue continuing education.

Bats flying out from under the Congress bridge

Did you know Mexican Free-Tailed Bats can live as long as 18 years? | Photo by @d.m.hastogo

Bat Conservation International | Animals
Help some of Austin’s smallest residents by funding research, educational outreach, habitat conservation, and endangered species protection.

Casa Marianella | Immigration services
This nonprofit serves as a “casa” to homeless immigrants and helps prepare them for life after the shelter with work training, ESL classes, a medical clinic, and more.

Central Texas Food Bank | Food insecurity
With the help of the community, our local food bank has been keeping Austinites fed for more than 40 years.

Emancipet | Animals
This nonprofit provides low-cost veterinary clinics to help everyone take care of their furry friends.

Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas | Medicine
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, so you can help support research and free seizure first aid training to help save a life.

Shoppers at a vintage booth at the Front Market

Do some early holiday shopping with local creators at the Front Market.

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Future Front Texas | Culture
Support women and LGBTQ+ creatives and their art with this organization that hosts The Front Market and Festival, plus creates resources and nurturing spaces.

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians | Culture
Help provide the local musicians of the Live Music Capital of the World with affordable healthcare services.

Not seeing a nonprofit that speaks to you? View the full list.
 
Events
 
Monday, Nov. 27
  • Blue Genie Art Bazaar | Now-Sunday, Dec. 24 | 10 a.m.-10 p.m. | Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport Blvd., Austin | Free | Explore work from 200+ artists and stock up on holiday gifts.
  • ATX Comedy Hour | Monday, Nov. 27 | 8-9:30 p.m. | The Ballroom at Spider House, 2906 Fruth St., Austin | $7-$12 | This show features comics from HBO and Comedy Central.
Tuesday, Nov. 28
  • Hiss Golden Messenger | Tuesday, Nov. 28-Wednesday, Nov. 29 | 8 p.m. | Antone’s Nightclub, 305 E. 5th St., Austin | $26 | Check out the musician live alongside Adeem the Artist for two back-to-back nights at Antone’s.
Wednesday, Nov. 29
  • Oral Roberts vs. Texas Womens Basketball | Wednesday, Nov. 29 | 11 a.m. | The Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Dr., Austin | $9-$15 | Cheer on the Longhorns at this home game.
  • TV Book Club: “Lessons in Chemistry” | Wednesday, Nov. 29 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Vintage Bookstore & Wine Bar, 1101 E. 11th St., Austin | Free | The first-ever meeting of the TV Book Club will dig into the novel by Bonnie Garmus, which was recently adapted into a television series featuring Brie Larson.
Thursday, Nov. 30
  • Ilana Glazer Live | Thursday, Nov. 30 | 8 p.m. | The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave., Austin | $49-$65 | The “Broad City” star is also known for her comedy special, “The Planet is Burning.”
Friday, Dec. 1
  • 12 Days of Free Lunch ATX | Friday, Dec. 1-Tuesday, Dec. 12 | Times vary | Multiple locations, Austin | Free | Patronize a different local business for the first 12 days of December in support of Free Lunch ATX, starting with Joann’s Fine Foods at 1224 S. Congress Ave.
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This multi-strain probiotic helps metabolize sugars and carbs and converts food into energy more efficiently¹, plus it sustains energy levels — perfect for this busy season.

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News Notes
 
Today Is
  • Cyber Monday. Missed a great Black Friday deal you can’t stop thinking about? No worries — tons of local shops are hosting online deals now until midnight. The best part? You get to skip the lines. Check out sales like spa packages at Viva Day Spa or custom printed goods at Letterpress Play.
Sports
  • Texas is still ranked No. 7 in the Associated Press Top 25 for the sixth week in a row, despite the team’s recent 57-7 win against Texas Tech in the Big 12 Conference title game. Texas ended its regular season 11-1 and 8-1 for the Big 12. (KXAN)
Commute
  • As the future of autonomous vehicles remains up in the air, the City of Austin released a dashboard tracking all the traffic incidents involving self-driving vehicles. Residents can also report issues to the city by calling 311.
Community
  • For the 57th year in a row, the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department held its Zilker Tree Lighting Ceremony yesterday. In case you didn’t know, the tree is made of 3,309 lights strung along a 155-ft moon tower on the south side of Zilker Park.
Opening
  • A Japanese bakery called Beard Papa’s will open inside H Mart, 11301 Lakeline Blvd., in early 2024. This will be the bakery’s second Austin location, in addition to a shop at The Domain. (Eater Austin)
Featured Deal
  • Gift sharp, sophisticated menswear... for 50% off. Black Friday through Cyber Monday, score 50% off everything online at Harlestons — the Golf Digest/Golfweek/Golf Channel-featured premium men’s apparel brand — with our exclusive code: BF50. (We especially love their performance polos.) Bonus: Free shipping on $125+ and easy returns, always.*
Shop
  • Give the gift of grooming this holiday season (and save big). Take 25% off sitewide during MANSCAPED’s Cyber Monday sale and shop best-sellers like The Lawn Mower® 5.0 Ultra body hair trimmer, The Performance Package 5.0 Ultra full-body grooming kit, and the stocking stuffer-worthy Body Buffer silicone scrubber.*
 
 
Food
 
🌮 Taco y taco
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The final two are up to you — don’t forget to vote. | Graphic by ATXtoday
It’s heating up in this reader-suggested taco bracket — or should we say getting spicy?

The highlights:
We’re down to the semi-finals, so we’re turning things over to you readers again. Make your choice between:
  • ONETACO. Taquería vs. Tacodeli
  • Veracruz All Natural vs. Cuantos Tacos
The suspense is thrilling us — cast your vote by Friday, Dec. 1.
 
Asked
 
Veracruz All Natural or Cuantos Tacos?

A. Veracruz All Natural
B. Cuantos Tacos
 
The Buy
 
Something leather, something botanical, or something indulgent from Six & Main’s Treat Yourself Collection — because it’s all 30% off for Cyber Monday.
 
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The Wrap
 
Laura Figi.jpg Today’s edition by:
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From the editor
This year, I’m doing the unthinkable: buying my gifts ahead of the week before Christmas. Please, hold your applause.

I’ll be doing a bit of shopping at Austin-based print shop Feels So Good while its 30% off Black Friday Sale lasts. If you miss it, you can download the app for 25% off your first order.
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