Industry Night at Easy Tiger. Work in the service industry? Well, you’ve almost made it through the season of long hours and deserve to celebrate. Easy Tiger’s OG location hosts a night just for industry folks that will include shot-and-a-beer specials such as Jameson whiskey and Lone Star beer. 5 p.m. Sunday. 709 E. Sixth St. easytigerusa.com/easy-tiger-austin-calendar
Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot. Celebrate the night before New Year’s Eve at our Austin360 Residency of the Month. Donn’s has been drawing big crowds in December with its impressive holiday decorations. Catch one last Monday night this holiday season with piano maestro Gage and his guess-who’s-next roll call of special guests. 9:30 p.m. Monday. 1600 W. Fifth St. facebook.com/donnsdepot. — Peter Blackstock
2020 Eve Day at St. Elmo Brewing. Not into staying up past midnight? Toast to the new year a few hours early at the South Austin brewery’s afternoon bash featuring DJ beats, kids’ activities, a 5 p.m. toast with St. Elmo’s Champ beer and Soursop bites. Ring in 2020 when Europe does. 12 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. 440 E. Saint Elmo Road. facebook.com/events/2839472992732560/
The Dig Pub’s Roaring 20s NYE Bash. Welcome the new Roaring 20s decade with a tribute to the previous one. Dress as your favorite flapper girl, Hollywood film star or gangster. Prizes go to the best dressed. There will be 1920s-themed beer and wine cocktails as well as a free champagne toast at midnight. 7 p.m. Tuesday. 401 Cypress Creek Road, Suite 600, Cedar Park. 512-996-9900, facebook.com/events/507580583436349/
New Year’s Day Polar Bear Splash at Barton Springs Pool. It has become a tradition to kick off the new year by jumping into Barton Springs, a pool with a temperature that hovers between 65 and 75 degrees year-round. Yeah, the jump is going to be cold. But it just might be a little invigorating, too, getting you refreshed and ready for the year ahead. There will be coffee and donuts. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. 2131 William Barton Drive. facebook.com/events/431522271103513/
“Example Geometry” at Dimension Gallery. Inspired by the machinist’s craft and the volumetric simplicity of Bauhaus, artist Tom Bandage attempts to capture the shape of thought through geometric contortions of material. His conceptual, sculptural work is on display at Dimension. Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Jan. 19. 979 Springdale Road, Suite 99. facebook.com/dimensiongallery.
Saturday, Jan. 4
Cleve Hattersley at BookPeople. The renaissance man who once managed Kinky Friedman's musical tours and political campaigns comes to BookPeople with an irreverent memoir, “Life Is A Butt Dial: Tales From A Life Among the Tragically Hip.” Hattersley will talk about some of the anecdotes in it and sign the book afterward. 5 p.m. Jan. 4. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com