A Handful of Holiday Events to Keep You Busy and Safe

Xmas weekend offers online and drive-in things to do

It's the holidays, and that baby carpenter is waiting to be born for the 2000th (or so) time. Maybe you're not visiting family or friends as a gift to the gods of public health. If so, we've got a few things to keep you busy as you wait for that new year to get rang in and hopefully show 2020 how things are done.

Wild Bill performing his Honky Tonk Holidaze back in 2013 (Photo by John Anderson)

Honky Tonk Holidaze: The Movie

Thursday, Dec. 24, 1 & 7pm
Online at twitch.tv/wildbillatx

It’s not Christmas in South Austin until Wild Bill Ogden hosts his annual Honky Tonk Holidaze musical. Although the songwriter canceled this year’s stage performance, he set to work in his garage creating a claymation version of the show. Wild Bill will be presenting the film live and performing.

Bulimianne Rhapsody's Holiday Horrors: Gremlins

Thursday, Dec. 24, 10pm
Online at twitch.tv/poopooatx

A teenager’s furry little pet of mysterious origins spawns a whole town full of snaggle-toothed killer gremlins … with a side of digital drag. Performances by Louisianna Purchase, Kitty Buick, Chique Fil-Atio, Rosalind Hussell, and Geneva Convention.

Elf

Friday, Dec. 25, 7pm
Blue Starlite Mueller II

Sure, you've seen it a million times, and you laugh every time Will Farrell screams "Santa," but why not get out of the house and into the safety of your car. Drive in, laugh out loud, and look forward to a new year.

Sad Songs Holiday Special

Saturday, Dec. 26, 8pm
Via Facebook Live

Indie rock firebrand Lolita Carroll (aka Lolita Lynne) and synth-pop peer Dena Hope raises funds for Free Lunch by matching local ladies of sound with blue holiday cheer. Jackie Venson, Caroline Rose, and Sabrina Ellis headline, but the entire lineup is dripping with charitable talent.

Transfuturism and Collaboration: An Artist Chat

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2-4pm
Online at www.fb.com/p1nkstar.icon

Austin's qweeah pop chanteuse p1nkstar joins Myf Mars and Jordan Kolevach from Hotel Free TV to unveil their latest collaboration "Girls Like Us" – a live music video celebrating Central Texas trans artists scheduled to premiere Jan. 28. The trio chats trans futurities, the importance of local music scenes, and artist resiliency.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Sunday, Dec. 27, 6pm
Doc's Drive In

Miles Morales takes up the arachnid/human mantle in this eyeful of an animated feature. And it offers a few more spider-folk than you might be used to.

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