Movie Night at the Austin Trail of Lights. The Austin Parks Foundation is excited to produce a special showing of the popular holiday movie “Home Alone” during Thursday’s Trail of Lights. Before the movie screens at 8 p.m., the night begins with an ugly sweater contest at 7:30 p.m. Bring their blankets, grab a bag of kettle corn and enjoy the beloved film. It’s the final of the foundation’s Movies in the Parks series. 7:15 p.m. doors Dec. 12. Free-$270. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road. austintrailoflights.org.
Shere Khan Launch Party and “Jungle Book” Screening. Easy Tiger celebrates the second brewing of Shere Khan Imperial Stout with pecans and salt, a collaboration the beer bar helped to create with Real Ale. Sit down with a pour of Shere Khan while enjoying a screening of the animated 1967 film “The Jungle Book.” (Shere Khan is the man-eating tiger in this version.) 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12. Free. 709 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/456655301659671
Theater & dance
“She Loves Me.” Austin Playhouse celebrates the holiday season with a staging of this romantic musical comedy. “She Loves Me” is about an unlikely romance set in a 1930s European perfumery. Feuding perfume clerks Amalia and Georg work together begrudgingly by day and write beautiful love letters to their secret admirers by night — not realizing they are each other. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, with 2 p.m. performance Dec. 21 and no performance Dec. 15, through Dec. 21. $38-$46. 6001 Airport Blvd. austinplayhouse.com/she-loves-me
“An Early Christmas.” Texas Early Music Project produces its annual feast of Christmas music through the ages: medieval chant and joyous English and French carols, magnificent motets for 8 parts from Italy and France, lively Celtic songs, dulcet Dutch carols, exuberant folk-tunes, and more. Friday: 7:30 p.m., St. John's United Methodist, 2140 Allandale Road. Saturday: 7:30 p.m., First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Ave. Sunday: 3 p.m., St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Drive. $5-$30. temp.ticketbud.com/an-early-christmas-2019
Holly Days at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Enjoy discounts on nature-inspired gifts along with giveaways, book signings, food sampling, artisans and more in the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s gift store. The colorful, expressive art of Megan Lee and Meg LeCompte will be on display throughout Holly Days. On Thursday, Ed Crowell, author of “Barton Creek,” will make an appearance. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 12. $6-$12. 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org