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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!

Yes, the Hideout's been around for a while, now – but somehow they're fresher than ever: 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 Now playing: Parallelogramophonograph and In Our Prime. Fri., 10pm. $10. Charles Dickens Unleashed The holiday improv hit returns in full, orphan-enhanced splendor. Sat., 8pm. $12. 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 Student showcases, veteran vehicles, and more. Sun., 8pm. $5. Same Year's Eve The entire goddam Austin improv community, pretty much, attempts to cram itself onstage and perform their most outrageous acts of narrative spontaneity and spirit, saving just enough energy and gumption for the next night's NYE blow-out. Tue., Dec. 30, 8pm. $10. New Year's Eve Improv Extravaganza Consign 2014 to the dustbin of history with this final night of improv goodness and toasting-treats. (Note: Early show's got chocolate, late show's got champagne. Either show will tie a bow of joy around your brain.) Wed., Dec. 31, 8 & 10:30pm. $30.

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