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Film

Tough Guy Cinema: Die Hard

Bruce Willis discovered his movie legs in this superb action movie that thrusts him into the Everyman Hero role when he is coincidentally visiting a high-rise at the same time terrorist thieves are taking it over. In-theatre pyrotechnics are part of the program.

4PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

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

  • 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

  • Winter Break Camp

    Are the kids starving for activity in their school-deprived vacation? Let the Nature & Science Center give them a day of science learning, outdoor exploration, and playing. For kids ages 5-11. Dec. 24, 26, 27, 28, 31, Jan. 2, 3, & 4, 8am-5pm. $45 per day.

    Austin Nature & Science Center, 301 Nature Center Dr., 974-3888

    www.austintexas.gov/ansc

  • 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