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Film

Austin Beerworks and Cuvee Coffee: Sputnik Beer Release: Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott's Road to the Stars

This film is a behind-the-scenes document of Richard Garriott's quest to be the first second-generation astronaut in space and the actual journey. Reception begins at 6pm featuring small plates inspired by Sputnik, as well as one pint of Sputnik Beer and a coffee-tasting. Director Mike Woolf will be in attendance. Read a full review of Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott's Road to the Stars.

7PM, Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second

Arts

  • The Hidden Room Mystery Show

    The fierce crew that brought us the Shakespearean Rose Rage saga is set to return to the boards with a new tale of feuding magicians in Depression-era NYC – but that's not until January. This is a one-night-only secret mystery vaudeville night-of-variety fundraiser, featuring the talents of Stephanie Delk, Djahari, Amara, Jack Darling, Toby Minor, Cami Alys, Shoulders, and more (and a sneak peek of the above-mentioned Invisible, Inc.). Jazz? Hot! Wear your nattiest Hoovertime duds and put the kibosh on all your cares and woes with some hooch and hi-test hoofin', bub. Thu., Dec. 20, 8pm. York Rite Masonic Hall 311 W. Seventh. $10

    www.hiddenroomtheatre.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

    • Austin Trail of Lights

      It's privately funded these days, but lights are lights, amirite? Every evening has a theme with some manner of festive entertainment. Food and drinks will be available from local trailers. Park at Austin High School for $5 and the money goes to the school's orchestra. Through Dec. 23, 6-10pm. Free.

      Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-6700

      www.austintrailoflights.org

    • 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

    • 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, 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

    • Thursday Night Social Ride

      Loads of cyclists take part in this friendly, socially paced ride of 12 to 15 miles. Riders will stop for cars and try not to block intersections along the way. This adult ride concludes at a different bar each week. Thursdays, 7pm. Free.

      Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman

      www.socialcyclingaustin.org

    • University of Texas

      Women's Basketball Vs. Cornell: Thu., Dec. 20, 7pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-16.

      www.texassports.com

    • AGLCC Awards & Holiday Party

      It's the AGLCC's first ever Awards ceremony and holiday jam with your humble vinyl spinners DJs Fine & Dandy with Kate & Andy (hey, we know them!). 5:45-9pm. $35 for members, $50 for future members.

      Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, 701 E. 11th, 512/478-1111

      www.facebook.com/aglcc/events