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, 6406 N I-35, #3100, 454-2000
This class (along with downsizing your trash cart) is part of the city's offer to get you a rebate ($75 value) on a home composting system. 6:30-7:30pm. Free.
Don't have a job or have an understanding boss? Take some time to get in a quick ride and a bite to eat along the way. Wednesdays, 11:45am.
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)
A rep from Capital/Apple Records discusses the remastering of these classic records for the new Beatles vinyl collection. You'll also get to hear some highlights from those albums on some of the finest audio equipment in town. 7pm. Free.
Whetstone Audio, 2401 E. Sixth #1001, 512/477-8503
Want to meet some fellow meat-indifferent folks? Play some games have a few drinks and talk kale and see what blooms. 7:30-9:30pm. Free.
Counter Culture, 2337 E. Cesar Chavez, 524-1540
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.
The Carver is the first museum in the nation to feature a permanent exhibit honoring Juneteenth. Up all year round, the museum's core exhibit is dedicated to the history and evolution of Juneteenth, told through a combination of visual and interactive activities. Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm. Free.