Local food journalist Toni Tipton-Martin offers a free series of cooking classes based on a traditional healthy African diet. Get more information and sign up for the class via email. Through Dec. 13, 6pm.
Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? More than 125 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums. Special events occur throughout the month of December, so shop early and often. Through Dec. 24, 10am-10pm, everyday. Free.
The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 454-2000
Attending this venerable sip-and-stroll charity event gives you the chance to check out the premium facilities at the new race track, enjoy good food and drinks, and support Communities in Schools, all at the same time. To purchase tickets, go online. 6:30-9:30pm.
Circuit of the Americas Track, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., 512/301-6600
Chef/owner Parind Vora invites friends to formally celebrate the openings of the new version of Restaurant Jezebel and Bar Mirabeau at gala events in both the restaurant and bar. Make necessary reservations for dinner in the bar or restaurant by phone. Enjoy live jazz and complimentary passed appetizers on the deck overlooking Shoal Creek. 25% of the evening's proceeds will benefit Citizen Generation. 6pm-12mid.
The recent deaths and serious injuries of cyclists due to drunk drivers has incited fellow bikers to send a message to city officials and Austin at large with a ride from City Hall to the Capitol. 7pm.
The recent deaths and serious injuries of cyclists due to drunk drivers has incited fellow bikers to send a message to city officials and Austin at large with a ride from City Hall to the Captol building. 7pm.
Santa's tired of waiting for global warming to catch up at the North Pole. He's spending most of his pre-Christmastime among the 1.5 million lights of Santa's Ranch. Why not join him? Through Dec. 30, 6-10pm. $24 per car.
9561 N. I-35, New Braunfels (two miles south of Tanger Outlet Mall)
Bipartisan caucus founders Rep. Eddie Rodriguez and Rep. Lois Kolkhorst host a fundraiser at Austin's oldest urban farm featuring the best in Texas foods and beverages. 5:30-8:30pm. $100 ($175 per couple).
Support local artists with disabilities and get some holiday shopping done at the same time. Braille cards, prints, ornaments, books, and original art all await your holiday dollars. Through Dec. 24, Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm. Free.