Here’s what’s happening in the Live Music Capital of the World this week.


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Friday: Armadillo Christmas Bazaar kickoff with Dale Watson, Gina Chavez, Ulla at Palmer Events Center. An Austin holiday tradition since the mid-1970s, this 12-day event is first and foremost a shopping extravaganza, with dozens of booths featuring all manner of gift items. But music has been central to the bazaar’s identity since its initial years at the iconic Armadillo World Headquarters (that’s where the name comes from). The first night features an array of local acts, with honky-tonker Dale Watson at 7 p.m., Latin rock-pop stylist Gina Chavez at 3 p.m. and the recently-formed Irish-music outfit Ulla at noon. $10 (free for ages 12 and under); $50 season pass. 900 Barton Springs Road. armadillobazaar.com. — P.B.


Friday: Molly Burch’s Holiday Party at Scholz Garten. If you’re hankering for a booze-soaked soiree to conjure the ghost of college Christmas parties past, Molly Burch is cooking up just the thing. Her latest release, "The Molly Burch Christmas Album," reently came out. Her velvety vocals are a natural fit for classic holiday songs, though she made an effort to include nontraditional wintry songs and deep cuts on her record. For the Scholz Garten show, Burch has partnered with voter outreach group Headcount, so attendees can register to vote at the show, and charitable giving organization Plus1. $17-$19. 8 p.m. 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. scholzgarten.com. — Johanna Gretschel


Saturday: Austin Music Video Festival at the Alamo Drafthouse. Founded in 2015 with a dual mission to forge connections between Austin’s music and film communities and elevate the discussion of music videos as short-form art films, the festival has expanded each year. This year’s program is its most robust to date. The fest kicked off on Tuesday, but if you can only make one day, this Saturday roster is loaded. The afternoon kicks off with Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen hosting a Sweet Spirit vs. Giant Dog retrospective, followed by a performance from the duo. Later in the day, Alexander Beggins and Kelsey Wilson host a Wild Child showcase and then perform. The evening is capped off with the AMVF Awards show, which will feature pop-up performances, world premieres and special guests. $40 (Saturday only); $85-$105 (five-day pass). Events begin at noon. 320 E. Sixth St. amvfest.com. — D.S.S.


Saturday: Stronger than Dirt 25th anniversary at the 13th Floor. DJ Scott Gardner has been serving up a Saturday night party platter of underground and alternative rock ’n’ roll since community radio station KOOP 91.7 FM opened its doors in December 1994. The show originally focused on garage and punk but over the years evolved to incorporate a broader spectrum of rock music, including psychedelic, glam, power pop and more. To celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary, Gardner will present a live broadcast of the show from 8 to 10 p.m. Afterward, a cohort of KOOP-ers will keep the party rocking. Free. 8 p.m. 1812 E. 12th St. koop.org. — D.S.S.


Saturday: Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis 20th annual Holiday Shindig with Patty Griffin at Paramount Theatre. Austin’s first couple of country music got this party started way back at the tail end of the last millennium. To celebrate the two-decade mark, they’ve called in one of our city’s most prominent and beloved musical artists. Griffin’s self-titled album, released earlier this year, extended a stellar career that has included a Grammy Award, and her contribution to a new Tom Waits tribute album is magnificent. Willis and Robison will play songs from their 2006 "Happy Holidays" record plus other seasonal favorites. If we’re lucky, they’ll roll out those family home movie clips again, too. $30-$48. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.


Sunday: Paul Klemperer's 8th annual Festivus Celebration at Barrel O’ Fun. Do Christmas commercialism and manufactured merriment leave you feeling Scroogey? Paul Klemperer feels your pain. The jazz sax man hosts a celebration of the cynical "Seinfeld"-inspired holiday, leading his crew in a series of songs and airing of grievances around the Festivus pole. Klemperer promises other Festivus traditions, like feats of strength, and observance of Festivus miracles also will be part of the event. 7 p.m. 1911 Aldrich St., Suite 120B. pksax.com. — D.S.S.


ALSO PLAYING


Friday


Tower of Power at One World Theatre


Alejandro Escovedo at Antone’s


Patterson Hood at Cactus Cafe


Strangelove (Depeche Mode tribute) at Emo’s


The Crystal Method, Dropt, DJ Koss at Empire Garage


Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band at Waterloo Records


David Beck’s Tejano Weekend at ABGB


Little Dan with Anthony Da Costa, Pike & Sutton at One-2-One Bar


Go Fever, Mobley’s One Night Stand, Phaseur at Stay Gold


TC Superstar, Caroline Says, Velveteen Echo at Hotel Vegas


Elias Haslanger Quintet, Sharon Bourbonnais at Elephant Room


Soul Man Sam, Imperial Starlighters, Blues Specialists at Continental Club


Ho-Ho-Homie Holiday Show at Come and Take It Live


Black Lips at Barracuda


Messer Holiday Party with Big Britches, Memphis Strange, more at Hole in the Wall


Lost Counts, Emily Gimble at Continental Gallery


Sheridans, Jeff Plankenhorn at Townsend


Scrapelli at Radio


Friday-Sunday


The Slackers at Flamingo Cantina


Saturday


Armadillo Christmas Bazaar with Micky & the Motorcars, John Fullbright, Eliza Gilkyson at Palmer Events Center


Madeon, Ilo Ilo at Emo’s (sold out)


Gurf Morlix, Butch Hancock at El Mercado Backstage


Tourist, Matthew Dear at the Parish


Jesse Johnson at Antone’s


Vic Ruggiero, Ryan Scroggins at Mohawk outdoor


Albright Family Christmas at One World Theatre


Darden Smith, Monte Warden, Walt Wilkins at Cactus Cafe


Moving Panoramas, Robby, High Heavens at ABGB


Carson McHone, James Steinle at Far Out Lounge


Ugly Beats, Cohen Project, Hazelwoods, Ron Titter Band, Shoulders at Carousel Lounge


Hovvdy, Cross Record at Mohawk indoor


Good Field, Royal Forest, Union Specific at Stubb’s indoor


Murali Coryell at Geraldine’s


Lost Counts, Beaver Nelson at Continental Gallery


Henry Brun & the Latin Playerz at Elephant Room


Hovvdy with Cross Record at Mohawk indoor


Borzoi, Sasha and the Valentines, TC Superstar, more at Cheer Up Charlies


Souper Fest II with Pocket Fishrmen, more at Dozen Street


The Boogie ATX at the Nickel City


Sunday


Mike Stern/Jeff Lorber Fusion with Jimmy Haslip & Dave Weckl at One World Theatre


Armadillo Christmas Bazaar with Texicana Mamas, Peterson Brothers, Hot Club of Cowtown at Palmer Events Center


Rock & Roll Playhouse performs Music of White Stripes for Children Holiday Celebration at Mohawk (two shows)


Chris Gage & Christine Albert’s Christmas Extravaganza at El Mercado Backstage


Courtney Santana Christmas Show at Parker Jazz Club


Mike & the Burnalls, Hilary York, Dale Watson at C-Boy’s


Diamante, Edge of Destiny at Stubb’s indoor


Wild Bill’s Honky Tonk Holidaze at Sam’s Town Point


Erin Jaimes, Lavelle White at Antone’s


Don Leady "Dos Rios" CD release party at Antone’s Record Store


Orphanage benefit with Huerta Culture, Eliud y su Orquesta Rumba Buena at Sahara Lounge


Monday


ACL Radio’s Starry Night with Kaleo, Devon Gilfillian, Adam Melchor at ACL Live


Armadillo Christmas Bazaar with Gary P. Nunn, Jeff Plankenhorn, Watters at Palmer Events Center


Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Rich Brotherton, Barbara Nesbitt at El Mercado Backstage


Austin360 Residency of the Month: Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot


Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club


Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery


Steel Monday with Steel Vibes at Sam’s Town Point


Matthew Robinson & the Jelly Kings, Blue Monday with Carl Weathersby at Antone’s


Wild Bill’s Honky Tonk Holidaze at Sam’s Town Point


Jonesin’, Andrea Magee’s Girl Jam at C-Boy’s


Tuesday


Armadillo Christmas Bazaar with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Redd Volkaert, Warren Hood at Palmer Events Center


Mark O’Connor Quartet, Sarah Sharp at Elephant Room


Saturnalia Celebration with Children of the Sun at Sahara Lounge


Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery


Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club


Lindsay Beaver, Antone’s Big Trio, Ruins at Antone’s


Rose Sinlcair Steel Quintet at Sam’s Town Point


Pelvis Wrestley single release at Cheer Up Charlies


Wednesday


Armadillo Christmas Bazaar with Marcia Ball’s Pianorama, Shelley King, Suzanna Choffel at Palmer Events Center


Emarosa, Too Close to Touch, Vaines at Stubb’s indoor


Sunny Sweeney’s Dysfunctional Family Christmas at Saxon Pub


James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club


Lou Ann Barton, Bill Carter at Antone’s


Warren Hood at ABGB


Brannen & Red, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery


Trube Farrell & Snizz, Matt Hubbard Trio, John X Reed at C-Boy’s


Season's Shreddings: Megafauna, Transit Method at the Lost Well


Thursday


Armadillo Christmas Bazaar with Jesse Dayton, Beat Root Revival, Emily Gimble at Palmer Events Center


Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan at C-Boy’s


Jesse Ebaugh, Augie Meyers, Garrett T. Capps, Casper Rawls at Continental Club


Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery


Crescent Soul Revue, Western Fidelity, Guitar Grady at Sam’s Town Point


Dr. L & the All-Star Chaps Christmas Show at Parker Jazz Club


Brian Scartocci, Jabo & the Old Dogs at Antone’s


Royal Knaves, Christine Renner, Tortuga Shades at Mohawk indoor


Folk Family Revival, Sour Bridges at One-2-One Bar


Amy Atchley at Townsend


In Flames, Red, Arrival of Autumn at Come and Take It Live