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Music

Film

70mm at the Ritz: Playtime

Playtime is French comic Jacques Tati's crowning achievement. The film captures the teeming humanity and the modern architecture of public places – and all given their due by the hapless yet comically graceful M. Hulot.

3:30PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

Arts

  • Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata: House

    Witness all ye artlovers the Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata's current exhibition of urban habitation, and enjoy a tour of their bizarre "impermanent collection" as well. Through Jan. 28. Saturdays, 1-4pm.

    Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata, 1808 Singleton, 512/320-0566

    www.mnae.org

  • Community

    • Small Business Saturday

      A festivus for the rest of us who don't want to wake up at some ungodly hour on Black Friday to trample our neighbors for a flatscreen. Stop by your local bookstores, record shops, etc. for deals today and all year. No place like Austin to shop local.
    • Holiday Shopping Spree

      Avoid the Black Friday crowds at a relaxed holiday shopping spree in the pavilion where more than 20 artisan vendors will be selling everything from chocolate truffles to jewelry. Make reservations by phone for brunch (11am-1pm) or lunch (1-4pm) in the bistro or call ahead for alfresco dining in the pavilion with wood-fired pizza and salad. 11am-5pm, 11am-5pm.

      Flat Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery, 24912 Singleton Bend East, Marble Falls, 512/267-6310

      www.flatcreekestate.com

    • Hill Country Christmas Lighting Trail

      Take in the sights with special events at selected locations. Nov. 23-Jan. 1.

      Bandera, Blanco, Boerne, Burnet, Dripping Springs, Fredericksburg, Johnson City, Kerrville, Llano, Marble Falls, and Wimberley

      www.tex-fest.com

    • The Rules of Basketball

      Features an exhibition by artist Paul Pfeiffer and a display of James Naismith's 1891 document the Original Rules of Basketball. You won't want to miss this in-depth and historical look into the sport of basketball. Runs through Jan. 13, 2013.

      The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr., 512/471-7324

      www.blantonmuseum.org