First Blood

Sylvester Stallone's personal print of this first Rambo film will be screened. Ted Kotcheff will conduct a Q&A via Skype after the screening on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

7PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth


It's Hideoutrageous!

Here's your one-stop Downtown emporium of laughter, art, and sweet coffee drinks (and now: wine cocktails). And, look: The Threefer Three improv troupes shine on. Thu., 8pm. $5. F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Save the World! A maladjusted all-start comedy disaster – recommended. Thu.-Sun., 8:30pm. $7-10. Free Fringe Just about anything goes, here, because yes. Thu., 10pm. Free. The Big Bash Some of the best improvisers in town invite you to this party on the stage. Fri., 8pm. $15. Pgraph Presents The long-named, award-winning house troupe returns, this week with Confidence Men. Fri., 10pm. $10. Camp Madeupponspotta Summer camp, improvised. Sat., 6pm. $10. Kenjutsu: The Art of the Sword Sudden, improvised samurai epics, for all you Kurosawa and Usagi Yojimbo and Shogun fans. Sat., 8pm. Sun., 7pm. $12. Maestro A whole stage-full of wild imps, battling for victory. Always recommended, especially if it's your first time seeing live improv. Sat., 10pm. $12.

The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress, 512/476-0473



  • 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


  • 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


  • Shitty Kitty Big Ball BINGO

    Ms. Rebecca Havemeyer will have you scrambling for letters, numbers, and ya diaper. Drink cheap, win big. Last Wednesdays of the month, 9:30pm.

    Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 512/494-1150


  • Steel Vaginas

    Search Facebook for "The Steel Vaginas: Discussion Group on Feminism(s)" to discover this semiweekly romp through the nuanced ebbs and flows of the F Word. Second and fourth Wadnesdays of the month, 7:30pm.

    The Q, 3408 West, 281/733-0576

    www.qboyz.org, ashton@theqaustin.org