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Film

Music Monday: Head

The Monkees overstepped in a most fascinating manner during their jump from the little screen to the big. Rafelson and co-conceptualist Nicholson did for the Monkees what Richard Lester did for the Beatles with A Hard Day's Night and Help!, creating a wacked-out, aimless universe that constantly riffs on popular culture.

10:30PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

Psycho

In conjunction with the opening of Hitchcock, a new digital transfer of the master's classic will screen, along with a menu inspired by the movie.

12PM, Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second

Arts

  • A Conspirare Christmas

    Join Craig Hella Johnson, Charles Wesley Evans (baritone), and Kathlene Ritch (soprano) among the most glorious voices in town, as the acclaimed Conspirare company brings dulcet tidings of comfort and joy. Bonus: Tom Burritt on percussion. Mon., Dec. 10, 8pm (2012), $24-75 ($10, students)

    Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 474-5664

    www.conspirare.org

  • SouthPop: Live Music & Dead Clubs

    The South Austin Popular Culture Center presents this "visual history through T-shirts," chronicling the rise and fall of bands and venues, charting that storied sequence across the public strata of the cotton upper-body garments once relegated to underwear but now (for decades, now) more akin to personal billboards of opinion and taste. Through Dec. 23.

    South Austin Popular Culture Center, 1516-B S. Lamar, 512/440-8318

    www.samopc.org

  • Community

    • Candlelight Campaign Against Cuts

      Protest cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid by highlighting the faces and voices of citizens who rely on those programs daily. 4-6pm.

      Sen. John Cornyn's office, Chase Tower, 221 W. Sixth

    • 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.

      www.facebook.com/groups/bikinbetties

    • 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 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

      www.bluegenieartbazaar.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

    • Christmas Apocalypto

      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

      www.ndvenue.com