Screenwriter Bill Broyles will be present for a brief Q&A following the screening. At 4pm, prior to the screening, Broyles will participate in a Conversation in Film at the Harry Ransom Center. Also on display is a special screenwriters exhibit which features archived materials from Cast Away, helmed by the Wittliff Collections.
Still bright and free after all these years. Every day has live entertainment, myriad photo ops, and, of course, funnel cake. Go online for a schedule of shuttles and other transpo options. You can pay online for parking or a pass that lets you cut everyone in line. Bike racks will be available for your pedal pushers. Every day through Dec. 22, 7-10pm. Free.
Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-6700
Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? More than 135 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums. Special events occur throughout the month of December, so shop early and often. Every day through Dec. 24, 10am-10pm. Free.
The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 512/494-6178
Creative weekend fun for everyone? We reckon so, what with more than 85 artists, live music, food vendors, and an area dedicated to interactive family activities. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 7-8, 10am-5pm.
Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2, 512/538-1991
This local coffee shop has been stepping up its holiday-light game for years. Every hour on the hour the lights and music explode with the spirit of the holidays. Through Dec. 31, 6-11pm. Free.
Mozart's Coffee Roasters, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd., 512/477-2900
What's under the dirt in your backyard? Find out and enjoy door prizes, displays, a dig pit, the Wheel of Fossils, and vendors from around the world. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 7-8, 9am-5pm. $3.
Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/218-5540
All the tickets are sold out for this event celebrating the opening of your kids new favorite place for learning, play, and everything in between. There will be a limited number of walk-up tickets available on a first-come first-served basis. The whole area around the museum and Mueller park will be one big kid-friendly party though. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 7-8, 10am-6pm. Free.
Thinkery, 1830 Simond, 512/469-6200
The founder of Growing Power Inc. in Milwaukee discusses urban agriculture and universal access to fresh, nutritious foods with a panel of experts. $35.
Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/441-3971
Edible Austin presents seven days of encouragement to buy and eat local. Go online for a complete list of special events and participating restaurants. Dec. 7-14.
The season is just getting started for your local b-ball squad, so get out there and make some noise. Thu., Dec. 5, 7:30pm, vs. Texas; Sun., Dec. 8, 3pm, vs. Reno; Thu., Dec. 12, 11am, vs. Rio Grande Valley. $4-99.
Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/600-5000
Meet at the site where Capital City Men’s Chorus held their first concert and celebrate the holidays and their silver gala. Sat., Dec. 7, 7:30pm; Sun., Dec. 8, 3pm. $25.
St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th, 512/476-6757