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Film

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

Arts

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, yes. Thu., 8pm. $5. Free Fringe Just about anything goes, here, because yes. Thu., 10pm. Free. You Think You're So Smart Watch top performers stretch their brains on diverse topics. Fri., 7:30pm. $5. The Big Bash Some of the best performers in town – an improv dream team – invite you to this party on the stage. Fri., 8pm. $15. Pgraph Presents Parallelogramophonograph shares the stage with In Our Prime. Fri., 10pm. $10. The Dahl House Merrily, they Roald along! Sat., 6pm. $10. International Improv Experience More than 20 partner theatres around the world issue improv challenges to these Austin improvisers. Sat., 8pm. $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 Weekender with Safety Word headlining. Sun., 8pm. $5.

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

www.hideouttheatre.com

Community

  • 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

  • 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

    www.rainon4th.com

  • 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, 2906 Medical Arts, 281/733-0576

    www.qboyz.org, ashton@theqaustin.org