Sour Duck Holiday Market. Finish up your holiday shopping with a small gathering of local vendors at Sour Duck, which will also have happy hour and live music during the three-hour market. “The Odd Duck Almanac” will be available for purchase on site, as well as holiday baked goods from the Sour Duck team. 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. 1814 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. facebook.com/events/753893688420649/
“The Fine Art of Star Wars.” Celebrate the release of the final installment of the “Star Wars” saga with some art. This officially licensed Disney and LucasFilm exhibit at Ao5 Gallery will include original works, limited edition giclées on paper and canvas, original film posters and collectibles. 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 Jan. 12. 3005 S. Lamar Blvd., Suite C-110B. ao5gallery.com.
The South Pole at Geraldine’s. Last year, the restaurant at the Hotel Van Zandt transformed into a life-size snow globe. This year, Geraldine’s is turning into the South Pole, complete with a snow machine, cozy igloo lounges on the pool deck, an appearance by Southern Santa and a holiday-themed cocktail menu with drinks such as the Ho Ho Horchata. 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 605 Davis St. geraldinesaustin.com
Date Night at the DAC. Shake off that holiday stress with some salsa (the dance, not the food). Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson from a professional instructor with live music and tasty snacks at this month’s Date Night event at the Dougherty Arts Center. Activities at Date Night rotate monthly. 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. 1110 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov/dacevents
Christmas in the Community. The Austin Symphony Orchestra is once again bringing free music to Austinites this holiday season. “Christmas in the Community” is a series of concerts held throughout Austin that features different ensembles of the orchestra playing holiday music. On Wednesday, the brass quintet plays at 11 a.m. at Asian American Resource Center, the woodwind quintet at 1 p.m. at Macy’s Barton Creek. austinsymphony.org
Sip ’n’ Shuck at the Fulton Bar. Could there be a better way to wind down after a long week than with the perfect match-up of oysters and champagne? Every third Thursday, the Fulton Bar at the Fairmont Austin features different oyster pairings with drink specials, such as $14 Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne. Proceeds will be donated to Austin Pets Alive. 5 p.m. Thursday. 101 Red River St. facebook.com/events/590301954829133/
Saturday, Dec. 21
Holiday Sweater Party with Austin Eastciders. Don your ugliest holiday sweater for the coziest party of the season. Celebrate the cidery’s seasonal Sangria Cider at Easy Tiger at the Linc with a tacky sweater contest, live music, winter coat drive, Packed Party pop-up shop and more. Prizes will be awarded to the silliest sweater; may the tackiest one win. 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 21. 6406 N. Interstate 35, No. 1100. easytigerusa.com