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Film

Things to Come

Art director Menzies helmed this cautionary futuristic tale written by H.G. Wells and based on his novel The Shape of Things to Come. This Norman Bel Geddes-influenced film is being shown in conjunction with the current exhibition, I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America.

7PM, Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st

Arts

  • Louis CK

    Already sold out! Not the man, no, but the two early shows. But, look: Two late shows added, maybe you can still get tickets! Huzzah! Thu.-Fri., Dec. 13-14, 10:30pm. $45

    ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 512/225-7999

    www.louisck.net

  • La Pastorela

    This comedy for the whole family is a cherished holiday tradition, now with a new twist written by Miguel Angel Santana. Directed by Alejandro Pedemonte for the Austin Latino Theatre Alliance, performed in Spanish with English surtitles. Through Dec. 15. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Extra show: Sat., Dec. 8, 4pm. $18 ($13, students, seniors)

    Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River

    www.altateatro.com

  • 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

    • 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. 12-24, 11am-11pm. $5, weekdays till 7pm; $8, evenings and weekends.

      Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd., 447-1605

      www.armadillobazaar.com

    • 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

    • Holiday Posada

      Southwest Key’s Latino Arts Preservation Program students sing and dance their way through the story of Joseph and Mary looking for a place to stay. Santa brings games, crafts, and more fun even if we already know how the story ends. 6-8pm. Free.

      Southwest Key Programs, 6002 Jain, 462-2181

      www.swkey.org/news/events.html/event/2012/12/13/holiday-posada-family-fiesta

    • Gingerbread Workshop

      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 Ave, 472-2499 x201

      www.austinkids.org/Programs/Seasonal/Gingerbread-House-Workshops.aspx

    • 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