A Holiday Style Runway Show

Gallery One Point Fashion presents holiday and specialty items from their boutique. Partake in appetizers, desserts, and drinks and head hone with a swag bag. 6-9pm.

The Linc, 6406 N. I-35 Ste. 2850-A, 512/428-5710

Austin's NAACP 51st Annual Dewitty/Overton Freedom Fund Banquet

Join the local NAACP community in support of improving infrastructure as a ground for economic empowerment. Colette Pierce Burnette – prez of Huston-Tillotson University – offers the keynote. 6-9pm. $75-750.

Hilton Hotel Downtown, 500 E. Fourth, 512/482-8000

Black Lives Matter December Neighborhood Canvassing

Austin's Black Lives Matter branch leads a monthly neighborhood canvassing. 10am-noon.

5604 Manor Rd

Community First! Village of Lights

More than 170,000 lights choreographed to holiday music will dazzle spectators at one of the biggest Christmas light displays in Central Texas. Sat., Dec. 3 & 10, 5-9pm. Free.

Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye, 512/328-7299

Diabetes Community Dialogue

Awareness, Self-Advocacy & Empowerment will feature a discussion on the different types of diabetes, how food can be the best medicine, the effects of depression, and more. 10am-12:30pm. Free.

Huston-Tillotson University, Dickey-Lawless Auditorium, 900 Chicon,

Early Voting for Run-off Elections

Early voting open now. Dec. 1-9.

Hip Hop Lounge

Local hip-hop producers showcase their talents at this laid-back scene happening every first Saturday of the month. Free.

Exploded Records, 4500 Duval St.

Holiday Charity Rocktacular

Live music from Wonderbitch, Seven Circles, the Aaron Clift Experiment, the Cuckoos, and Mount Pressmore to benefit the Volunteer Healthcare Clinic. 6:30pm. Free.

Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport, 512/454-5425

Holiday Giving Drive

Family Eldercare would love for you to shop for, deliver to, or simply support one of their 433 clients who are lacking loved ones to celebrate the holidays with. See website for details. Through Dec. 18. $35-50.


Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll

Meet at 6pm to start the singing with John Aielli and Elizabeth McQueen, from 7 to 9 stroll Congress as the shops, museums, and restaurants stay open late and enjoy the programmed light show at the top and bottom of every hour, all in preparation for the lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree. Bring nonperishable food items for the Capital Area Food Bank. 6-9pm. Free.

Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/381-6273

Millionaire Mind Experience

Reach your fullest potential. See website for more. Fri.-Sun., Dec. 2-4. Free.

Embassy Suites Hotel Austin Central, 5901 N. I-35, 888/868-8883

PDQ Holiday Food Drive With Leander ISD Backpack Food Program

Drop off goods for this charity food drive. Free.

PDQ Cedar Park and PDQ Lakeline, 512/363-5160

Santa Paws Is Coming to Hanovers

The lil furry guys and gals can get their pic taken with Santa Paws for a donation. Drinks, candy canes, and a silent auction for the non pets. noon.

Hanovers Draught Haus, 108 E Main, Pflugverville, TX 78660

The Saturday Social

Live music from DK Frost & Andrei Matei to benefit CRY America’s Austin Chapter. 6:30-9:30pm. $10 minimum donation.

Ethics Music Lounge, 422 Congress Ave.

True Stories, Sordid Confessions, and Music From the Heart of the City

The SIMS Foundation has brought together a stellar lineup of musicians and storytellers as part of this “Moth Radio meets rock show" event including Charlie Sexton, Kathy Valentine, Graham Williams, Redd Volkaert, and the Chronicle's own Louis Black and Margaret Moser to name a few. 7:30pm. Tickets and sponsorships available at

Emo's, 2015 E. Riverside, 512/213-0212


Call for Platelet Donors

The supply of platelets has fallen to an unsafe level. Anyone who is able is urged to make a platelet donation appointment as soon as possible. Platelet donation may be done every 7 days or 24 times per year. The entire process from the time a donor walks through the doors until they leave is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Call to make an appointment. Open seven days a week.

We Are Blood, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266

Downtown Ghost Tours

offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.


Emancipet Free Days

This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.


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