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.
Protest cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid by highlighting the faces and voices of citizens who rely on those programs daily. 4-6pm.
Sen. John Cornyn's office, Chase Tower, 221 W. Sixth
REI, 601 N. Lamar, 482-3357
This local coffee shop has been stepping up its holiday light game for years. Every hour the lights and music explode with the spirit of the holidays. Through Jan. 1, 6pm-12mid. Free.
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)
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.
Hear about recent demographic trends in Austin from the 2010 Census, plus voter turnout data for Travis County. Then, join a discussion to explore how to expand community engagement as the city continues to grow and change. 7-9pm. Free.
Bring your mat and a desire to get your Vinyasa flowed right. Every weekday, 8am. Free.