Sunday


Blue Genie Art Bazaar. One of Austin’s most beloved holiday shopping markets returns earlier than usual with handmade gifts by more than 200 artists and vendors, all located under one roof with a full bar and a festive, family-friendly atmosphere. 10 a.m. daily through Dec. 24. 6100 Airport Blvd. bluegenieartbazaar.com


Monday


“The Meaning Wavers.” Artists Betelhem Makonnen and Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez’s artistic research converges in this multimedia Women and Their Work exhibit, which explores immigration, transnational identity and the impact of silence on our perception of history. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday through Jan. 9. 1710 Lavaca St. 512-477-1064, womenandtheirwork.org


Opening of Miracle on 5th Street. The holiday-themed bar at the Eleanor comes back the week of Thanksgiving with festive decor, themed cocktails and the opportunity to give back. Miracle on 5th Street is one of almost 100 Miracle pop-ups around the globe. 2 p.m. Monday; open daily through Dec. 31. 307 W. Fifth St. miracleon5thst.com


Wednesday


Friendsgiving with Wild Turkey. The East Austin Hotel is partnering with Wild Turkey Bourbon for some festive Friendsgiving fun the night before you head out to your family's home for Thanksgiving. Enjoy a free Tennessee hot turkey slider with the donation of a nonperishable canned good. There will also be $8 Wild Turkey drink specials. 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. 1108 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/957486914616861/


Thursday


Forest Feast Guided Hike at McKinney Falls State Park. Walk off that Thanksgiving feast. This moderately difficult 1 1/2 mile hike will explore how the foods that we feast on and how we get them have changed from prehistory to present — and perhaps we’ll find there’s lots to be thankful for. 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday. 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy. tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/mckinney-falls/forest-feast-guided-hike/2019-11-28


Friday


“Christmas Vacation” Movie Night at Rosewood. Kick off the holiday season with a showing of the essential “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” East Austin’s Rosewood restaurant will screen the comedy on the lawn with drinks, hot dogs, nachos, movie candy and popcorn for sale at the outdoor bar along with s'mores by the fire. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. 1209 Rosewood Ave. facebook.com/events/433183674243389/


Saturday, Nov. 30


31st Annual Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade. Benefiting Operation Blue Santa, this family-friendly event features giant inflatable balloons, festive holiday floats, popular children’s characters, spectacular marching bands, classic cars, and live music from Saul Paul and more. 11 a.m. Nov. 30. Starts at Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave. chuysparade.com