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  • Austin Ice Cream Festival

    Scoop up Austin’s coolest summer event and enjoy frozen treat samples, crazy contests, fun, and games! After dark the park opens again with live music, sweet & savory samples, frosty cocktails, and fun!
    Sat., June 23, 10am-3pm & 6-10pm  
    Fiesta Gardens
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    Blue Genie Art Bazaar

    Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? Thousands of original works from more than 200 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums.
    Daily Nov. 24-Dec. 24, 10am-10pm
    Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    A Christmas Story (1983)

    Ralphie is a young boy who wants a Red Ryder 200-shot, range-model air rifle. “You'll shoot your eye out!” becomes the film's mantra that besieges Ralphie at every turn.
    Sun., Dec. 24, 7:45  
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    Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

    Nothing says holidays in Austin like scouring aisles and aisles of local art, crafts, and – thank God – beer. All while surrounded by tunes from one of many musical acts performing this year.
    Dec. 14-24, 11am-10pm. $8, free for children 12 and under.
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    Bill Kirchen, Durawa, Albert & Gage

    Every tour and installation ends, so it better go out with a bang. The Armadillo’s annual 11-day run now concludes with local Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen gunner Bill “Dieselbilly” Kirchen in the headliner slot (7pm), but the warmup kindles a Christmas Eve glow: Texas Tornado Ernie Durawa (3pm) and ATX’s Captain & Tennille – Albert & Gage (noon). The shopping rocks too.
    Sun., Dec. 24, noon
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    Christmas in Connecticut

    The long-maintained housewife illusion of a single and workaholic columnist is threatened to be exposed when her boss has her host a Christmas party.
    Sun., Dec. 24, 4:00  
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    Guzu Gallery: They’re Coming To Get You

    It's a holiday horror art show here at Guzu in the Center of Austin Fandom, featuring new renditions of the iconic heroes and villains of the grisly genre. By whom, precisely? By some of the best illustrators around: Chet Phillips, Billy Perkins, Katherine Kuehne, the incredible brotherly duo of Half-Human, Tessa Morrison, and more.
    Through Jan. 1
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    ICOSA: Tiger Strikes Austin

    Here's a nation-spanning collaboration between artist-run spaces in Austin and Los Angeles, featuring a panoply of treasures created by L.A.-based artists from Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Monte Vista Projects. Creation and solidarity, beauty in making and strength in numbers: You'll find them here.
    Through Jan. 6
    702 Shady #190
  • Music

    Noel McKay's birthday show

    Noel McKay emulates his mentor Guy Clark in becoming a master songwriter and luthier as well. Celebrating his 49th birthday on Christmas Day, the local singer considers causes for both celebration and reflection, including the recent loss of frequent co-writer Richard Dobson.: Austin Chronicle: Frustrating having a birthday on Christmas?: Noel McKay: It’s kind of like not having a birthday. That’s my rationale for playing a gig on my birthday. I’ve never tried it before. Just get my friends together and play some music.: AC: What do you have planned for the show?: NM: My friend Chris Fullerton is playing, and of course Brennen Leigh will be there, and my brother Hollin will play a set and then we’ll probably play a set as the McKay Brothers.: AC: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received in songwriting?: NM: For co-writing, my advice is to let go of your own ego. I wrote with Guy and Richard in different ways. Richard and I wrote via email. Any time we sat down together to write, we’d just end up talking for hours and not writing, so we’d trade song ideas and melodies over email. Guy and I wrote a couple of songs face-to-face. One of them we just sat and stared at each other for four hours and got one verse. Guy was a great teacher. He wasn’t always patient, but he was always kind.: AC: Any New Year’s resolutions?: NM: My resolution is to start building a couple more guitars this year. I finished the one that Guy and I started together, and it’s kind of waking up and breaking in now. But I want to get better at building guitars like Guy did and carry that forward. And of course keep writing songs. My resolution is to be as free as I can to do all that.
    Sun., Dec. 24, 7:30pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

    Newly restored version of a silent gem chronicling the final hours of France's renowned heroine.
    Sun., Dec. 24, 5:30  
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    Ugly Holiday Dog Sweater Contest

    Deck your (hopefully amenable) dog in a horrible sweater and stop by the brewery for a chance to win a free tasting tour.
    Sun., Dec. 24, noon. Free (with tasting: $8-15).
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    White Christmas (1954)

    Home for the Holidays: Come enjoy the music and holiday spirit of Hollywood's biggest hit in 1954.
    Sun., Dec. 24, 1:00  
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    Winter Wonderland

    A new Austin holiday tradition. Millions of lights will illuminate the Circuit of the Americas track with a little bit of something for everyone: a skating rink, petting zoo, human snow globe, movies on the lawn, a tunnel of lights in addition to the Circuit of Lights track walk, a vendor village, and more.
    Every day through Dec. 30, 6-10pm (Fridays and Saturdays, 6-11pm). $16 (children 5 and under free).  
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