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  • The Mutt-Cracker (Sweet!)

    The Vortex and Circus Chickendog team up to present this trained-animal homage to Tchaikovsky's classic for the holidays. It's family-friendly, all right, but it's not just for the kiddies: These are antics that even grown-ups will be delighted by, as the talented Darren Peterson goes all out with juggling, unicycling, giant bubbles, rope tricks, and puppets – as abetted by his circus dogs and a performing macaw. Thu.-Sun., Dec. 27-30, 5:30 & 7pm; Thu.-Fri., Jan. 3-4, 7pm; Sat., Jan. 5, 5:30 & 7pm. $10-30 ($5-15, kids)

    The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282

    www.vortexrep.org

  • Wing-Man and Reilly

    Gnap! Theater Projects and Salvage Vanguard presents this double feature of physical comedy, showcasing Caitlin Reilly (of Schave & Reilly) and NYC's Mark Gindick (who performs Wing-Man, his original and wordless winner of United Solo Theatre Festival's "Best One-Man Show"). These aren't the clowns who will eat you while you sleep; these are the clowns who will thrill you while you're awake. Recommended. Wed.-Fri., Jan. 2-4, 8pm. http://edit.austinchronicle.com/tools/binary-viewer?mode=image&sid=object-editor-NPkFAM&key=de453902eeb9e085b2b9962afebd39be&fieldid=162&subindex=1&input=f%3Aoid%3A1394422%3Aimage%3A1&bgcolor=ccccff&time=50db6f7f, $10

    Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886

    www.gnaptheater.org

  • Community

    • Mario Kart Tournament

      You might have thought Mario was nothing but a turtle-hater, but he's also a cutthroat driver. Test your skills against other players (6 years of age and older) to advance to the finals. Sat., Dec. 29, Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S. First; Wed., Jan. 2, Cepeda Branch, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.; Thu., Jan. 3, Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E. William Cannon Dr.; All at 2pm. Free.

      974-7302

      www.library.austintexas.gov

    • 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

    • Thursday Night Social Ride

      Between 250 and 300 cyclists are expected to 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. Fiesta Beach, N. I-35 and Lady Bird Lake. Free.

      www.socialcyclingaustin.com

    • Austin Toros

      At 12:30pm on Sunday prior to the Toros hosting the Iowa Energy fans can watch the Guns vs. Hoses game featuring area firefighters and law enforcement officers battling it out for bragging rights on the hardwood and benefiting charity. Vs. Iowa: Sun., Feb. 24, 3pm. Vs. Sioux Falls: Wed., Feb. 27, 7:30pm. Vs. Iowa: Thu., Feb. 28, 7:30pm. $4-39

      Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/236-8333 x4651

      www.austintoros.com