with raffle items benfitting the Ronald McDonald House. 6-9pm. $7.
Social Cycling Austin presents Bikin' Betties, a weekly, beginner-friendly, all-ladies bike ride that ends with drink specials and fun activities (karaoke, mini-golf, outdoor movies, etc.) Along the way, bond with other two-wheelin' ladies. Join the Facebook group for ride details. Mondays, 8pm.
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.
AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 454-2000
Shop without guilt with fair trade and socially conscious jewelry, journals, shoes, clutches, T-shirts, backpacks, and more. Dec. 1-8, 11am-7pm. Free.
Watch the hourlong documentary on Charles and David Koch, then join in a half-hour discussion of the film with policy experts, presented by Progress Texas. 6:30pm.
Protesters will lie down, covered in white shrouds, to represent those who died in Bhopal, India, after 27 tons of gas leaked from a Union Carbide factory nearby. 11am-2pm.
UT West Mall, UT campus, Guadalupe between 21st and 24th, 669-9612
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)
Get your questions about the Texas Department of Criminal Justice answered on the first Monday of each month. Free.
Sunrise Community Church, 4430 Manchaca Rd.
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.
It isn't easy getting into a Winter Wonderland mood in Texas. This little frozen oasis can help you forget about climate change for a little while. $10.
Bring your mat and a desire to get your Vinyasa flowed right. Every weekday, 8am. Free.