Music, Music festivals
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Photograph: Courtesy Austin CVB/Dustin Downing

In ancient Rome, Saturnalia was celebrated as a holiday to reject all forms of work. Take a cue and play hooky on the first Friday of December so you can attend all three official days of the fest (for ticket holders, there’s also a pre-party on Thursday, Nov 30, at the Electric Church). The roster features some seriously top-notch talent, both local (Golden Dawn Arkestra, Octopus Project, American Sharks, etc.) and from afar (Allah-Las, Morgan Delt and Cosmonauts, among others). Find the full lineup and tickets (only $40 for GA!) here.

By: David Brendan Hall