Shopping

Blue Genie Art Bazaar. Want to give something unique to your loved ones this year? Blue Genie, the annual four-week holiday art and shopping depot, is back, featuring thousands of one-of-a-kind gifts by more than 200 artisans. Each year, the bazaar honors its commitment to giving back with Make-A-Wish Mondays, when 10 percent of that day's profits are donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & South Texas. Live music also plays on Wednesday nights. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Dec. 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24. 6100 Airport Blvd. bluegenieartbazaar.com.

Books

H.W. Brands at BookPeople. Texas historian Brands gives an author appearance and signing at BookPeople with his latest work, "Heirs of the Founders," about the second generation of American founders — Henry Clay of Kentucky, Daniel Webster of Massachusetts and John Calhoun of South Carolina — who tasked themselves with finishing the work the founders had left undone. 7 p.m. Monday. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Holidays

Holiday Window Walk. Students from St. Edward’s University decorate store windows along Second Street to compete for $6,500 worth of scholarships. Participating stores include Toy Joy, Austin General Store and Luxe Apothetique. Visitors can cast their vote for their favorite on the Second Street District Facebook page starting Nov. 26. Winners announced at the Santa Lounge and Market event Dec. 8. Daily through Dec. 7. Free. Second Street District downtown. facebook.com/events/285858108703329/.

Santa's Wonderland at Hill Country Galleria. The Hill Country Galleria is introducing Santa's Wonderland, a magical and immersive indoor experience that will be open for a month during the holiday season. The free, interactive installation offers several photo ops and selfie spots throughout. There will be a professional photo team on-site to capture memories with Santa, with photo package options available for purchase. Santa's Wonderland is located across from the Central Plaza, next door to Café Blue. Opens Nov. 24. Various times daily through Dec. 24. Free. 12700 Hill Country Blvd. facebook.com/events/557401894696074.

Coming up

Austin Beerworks Choco Leche Beer Release Party. Austin Beerworks and Intero's co-owner and chocolatier Krystal Craig celebrate another milk stout from the North Austin brewery, featuring Crave Artisan Chocolate. Flights of batches from years past will be available, along with all-night happy hour pricing on all beer and happy hour menu dishes. Choco Leche is a delectable winter-weather brew. 4:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 28. Free. 2612 E. Cesar Chavez St. facebook.com/events/212202069673215/.

"Tale of Two Titans" with the Austin Symphony. The Austin Symphony performs pieces from two titans from the Romantic Period, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. But first, the program will begin with a piece from an Austin Symphony Sarah and Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Competition winner, Paul Novak. His piece "On Buoyancy" was the winner from the 2017 competition. The concert concludes with the return of pianist Orli Shaham, performing Johannes Brahms' "Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major." 8 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 1. $19-$75. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. austinsymphony.org.