Carax stamps his personal vision on a simple love story in his first feature film. Shot in black and white, Boy Meets Girl begins the filmmaker's "l'amour fou" trilogy.
Oh! This is the kind of thing we like to see! Look: An afternoon of experimental dance and live music set in the natural and engineered spaces along the Johnson Creek Hike and Bike Trail. Featuring dancers Rosalyn Nasky, Nicole Roerick, Katherine Hodges, Kelly Hasandras, Errin Delperdang, Alyson Dolan, Amy Myers, Scott Roskilly, Stephanie Chavez, and Jude Hickey; with music from Tom Benton, Henna Chou, Drew Silverman, and Max Stoffregen. Get you some fresh air and fresh art on a Saturday afternoon. (Dances take place along a half-mile section of the trail closest to MoPac.) Sat.-Sun., Dec. 8-9, 3-4pm. Free
Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? More than 125 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums. Special events occur throughout the month of December, so shop early and often. Through Dec. 24, 10am-10pm, everyday. Free.
The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 454-2000
Creative weekend fun for everyone? We reckon so, what with more than 100 different artists, live music, food vendors, and an area dedicated to interactive family activities. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 8-9, 10am-5pm.
Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2, 512/538-1991
The Austin City Ballet presents the 12th annual Nutcracker for the kids. It's a holiday tradition for all age groups, as long as you don't consider watching people leap in tights "adult." Fri.-Sat., Dec. 14-16. $25 ($15, children).
Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 496-5937
Kids and parents are invited to create their own sugary abodes made from locally baked gingerbread. Through Dec. 23: Wednesdays, 10am; Thursdays, 10am, 3:30pm; Fridays & Saturdays, 10am, 12:30, & 3:30pm; Sundays, 12:30 & 3:30pm. $35 ($30, members).
Thinkery, 1830 Simond, 472-2499 x201
Only the baby of the monster family can see the audience and that's where this improvisors will be getting their inspiration, so be prepared to offer suggestions. Sundays through Dec. 30, 2pm. $7.
The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress, 971-3311
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
Guess who's coming to WTF? Rebecca and Stanley Roy must be quaking in their figgy pudding knowing that Silky Shoemaker, Little Stolen Moments, Mitzy Myers, and Russell Reed are headed back to town for this magical baconator weekend of holiday hullaballoo. Thu.-Sat., Dec. 13-15, 8:30pm. $12.
ND Austin, 501 N. I-35, 512/485-3001