Dining


Russian Orthodox Christmas Feast. The Russian Orthodox Church uses the old Julian calendar for religious celebration days, which means Christmas is on Jan. 7. Russian House of Austin will serve an all-you-can-eat buffet full of holiday favorites. Plus, you can enjoy a local Ukrainian dance group performance, listen to a traditional Russian gusli instrument and have your fortune revealed (traditionally, Christmas is the day for fortune-telling). 4 to 10 p.m. Jan. 7. $17.50-$35. 307 E. Fifth St. facebook.com/events/2542710476054266


Art


“The Sorcerer’s Burden” at the Contemporary Austin. “The Sorcerer’s Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn” is a multi-site exhibition that explores the intersection of art and anthropology through the works of 11 international artists working in diverse mediums, including sculpture, painting, film, video and installation. On view at both the Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave., and Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St., through Feb. 2. thecontemporaryaustin.org


Coming up


Esther's Follies. A comedic experience in Austin for more than 40 years, Esther’s Follies has been entertaining sold-out audiences with its unique blend of political satire, sketch comedy and award-winning magic. Hailed as Austin’s version of “Saturday Night Live,” this show is filled with sharp, insightful comedy ripped right from the headlines. 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $20-$35. 525 E. Sixth St. esthersfollies.com.


Little Texans: Close Up at the Bullock Museum. Bring your young Texans (ages 2 to 5) for an interactive experience at this event, held on the second Thursday of each month. At this month’s, you and your little ones can look closely with different tools to find little details all throughout the museum. There’s no need to reserve your spots ahead of time; it’s a drop-in program. 10 a.m. Jan. 9. Free for members; $9-$13 general admission. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.


“Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play.” Witness as spies, murder, love and suspense — all the hallmarks of an Alfred Hitchcock movie — come to life in the style of a live 1940s-era radio broadcast. Step into the soundstage of a radio station and watch as the Hitchcock Radio Players take on three films of an older vintage, before Hitchcock came to America: “The Lodger,” “Sabotage” and “The 39 Steps.” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with 3 p.m. matinee on Jan. 12, through Jan. 18. $10-$20. 11880 Hero Way West, Building 4, Leander. wobcp.org