Holidays


Holiday Window Walk 2019. Stroll along the sidewalks of the Second Street District to check out the storefronts that have been transformed into decorative holiday scenes by St. Edward’s University students for the ninth annual Holiday Window Walk. Participating stores include Austin General Store, Austin Rocks Texas, Luxe Apothetique and Sneaker Politics. You can vote for your favorite at the Facebook link. 8 a.m. Monday-Dec. 8. facebook.com/events/396688244544572


Blue Genie Art Bazaar. One of Austin’s largest holiday shopping markets (and also one of the earliest on the scene each year) is back 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. The bazaar hopes to draw you out on weekdays with themed nights such as Make-a-Wish Mondays. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Dec. 24 (when it closes at 6 p.m.). 6100 Airport Blvd. bluegenieartbazaar.com


Elf Scavenger Hunt at Santa’s Jingle House. For the fifth year running, Santa's Jingle House in Round Rock will be opening its doors for the holiday season. The festive venue offers fun activities like story time, cookie and ornament decorating and holiday bingo. Up next? Find all 60 elves that are hiding throughout the space. Cookies and drinks are included in the ticket price. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2. $6.99. 4414 Sam Bass Road, Round Rock. santasjinglehouse.com/elf-scavenger-hunt.html


Dining


Central Market Cooking School: Austin Beerworks Party Fun Time. Austin Beerworks has two goals: “to consistently brew exceptional craft beers and build community in the town we love.” Learn more about this local brewery and how to make tasty food that pairs with the beers made there. During class, you can sit back and relax or join Central Market staff and Beerworks’ Will Golden in the kitchen to help create four dishes that will be served with beers like Sputnik. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2. $65. 4001 N. Lamar Blvd. centralmarket.com


Art


Ruth Keitz. On display via a solo show for the first time in Austin, Keitz is a Texas paper collage artist living in the Rio Grande Valley who creates her work using discarded materials from the modern world, in the tradition of Duchamp’s found object style. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 22.. 3005 S. Lamar Blvd., Suite C-110B. ao5gallery.com