Summer Fun 2014





Donovan's Reef

Supremely goofy in tone, the film pits Wayne (in his last Ford film) and Marvin as drunken pals who careen from one friendly brawl to the next. A Pacific island paradise becomes their silly playpen. Read a full review of Donovan's Reef.

7:15PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

Carol for Another Christmas

A reimagining of A Christmas Carol, this oddity was written by Rod Serling and commissioned to drum up support for the United Nations. Need more? Peter Sellers shows up as post-apocalyptic overlord with a 10-gallon hat.

10:05PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth


  • Avalanche Comedy

    The entire structure of Monday-night comedy in this joint is supported by the crystalline superstructure of Ryan Cownie, former Ringling Bros. contortionist and heir to the Cownie Multi-Flange Frammistat fortune. He'll wrangle a fine line-up of comics tonight. Mondays, 9pm.

    Holy Mountain, 617 E. Seventh, 512/391-1943

  • Community

    • Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

      Nothing says holidays in Austin like scouring aisles and aisles of local art, crafts, and – thank God – beer. All while surrounded by tunes from one of many musical acts performing this year. Don't worry; Post Office reps will be on the premises to spare you from lugging all that holiday cheer home. Dec. 16-24, 11am-11pm. $7.

      Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

    • Bikin' Betties Social Ride

      Social Cycling Austin presents Bikin' Betties, a weekly, beginner-friendly, all-ladies bike ride that ends with drink specials and fun activities (karaoke, mini-golf, outdoor movies, etc.) Along the way, bond with other two-wheelin' ladies. Join the Facebook group for ride details. Mondays, 8pm.

    • Blue Genie Art Bazaar

      Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? More than 200 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums. Every day through Dec. 24, 10am-10pm. Free.

      The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/222-7303

    • Holiday Lights & Ice

      It's not exactly a winter wonderland 'round these parts, but you can at least skate around the ice rink with 200,000 lights to help you get in the mood. Go online for package deals and VIP pricing. Through Jan. 4. $25 ($20, kids).

      Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, 8212 Barton Club Dr., 512/329-4000

    • Trail of Lights

      Wander the path through the trees and past the community lighted exhibits to the Yule log and free hot chocolate. Every evening, Nov. 29-Dec. 31. Free.

      The EmilyAnn Theatre, 1101 FM 2325, Wimberley, 512/847-6969