Sour Duck Holiday Market. The Barley Swine and Odd Duck sibling restaurant hosts local businesses from which you can find your next holiday gift. Shop on the Sour Duck patio from vendors including Two Hives Honey, Greater Goods Coffee, Bee Tree Farm & Dairy, and more. 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. 1814 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. facebook.com/events/329344744551926/.
"Stool Pigeon" at ColdTowne Theater. "Stool Pigeon" is ColdTowne's flagship show, featuring an all-star cast and a different monologist each week. Enjoy a unique, hilarious show based on true experiences of the guest storyteller. Past guests have included Wendy Davis, Sen. Kirk Watson and other heroes wondering what they’re doing in an Austin improv theater. "Stool Pigeon" is a delight. 8:30 p.m. Sundays. 4803 Airport Blvd. coldtownetheater.com. — Brently Heilbron
Bill Leissner book fundraiser at Esther’s Follies. Fascinating memories from a long-gone Austin have surfaced in recent months on photographer Leissner’s private Facebook group page. Waterloo Press soon will publish many of them in “Austin Icons of the Eighties” for which this event is a fundraiser. Musicians Jesse Sublett, Monte Warden, Gretchen Phillips, Larry Seaman, Randy Franklin, Bob Livingston and Eric Hisaw will perform. 7 p.m. Monday. 525 E. Sixth St. esthersfollies.com. — Peter Blackstock
Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund at BookPeople. Crusoe and his owner Ryan Beauchesne are coming to Austin to sign copies of the photo-heavy book "Crusoe the Worldly Wiener Dog: Further Adventures with the Celebrity Dachshund." In the book, the Internet sensation leaves fame and fortune behind to expand his worldly horizons, from Switzerland's Alps to Mexico's Mayan temples. 6 p.m. Tuesday. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Texas Keeper Cider Noir Launch at 24 Diner. The local cidery Texas Keeper launches its winter cider with 100 percent Northern Spy apples double-fermented with extra dark belgian candi, pecans and orange peel. Meet the cider makers as they walk you through a complimentary tasting. 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. facebook.com/events/255159681844913/.
Free Movie Night at the Trail of Lights. Austinites are invited to grab their blankets, a bag of kettle corn and enjoy the holiday film "The Polar Express." The screening takes place one of the last free nights of the Trail of Lights, one of Austin's most beloved yuletide events; there will also be complimentary hot cocoa and silver bells. 7 p.m. Thursday. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd. austintrailoflights.org/movie-night.
Saturday, Dec. 15
"Night Vision: Winter Group Show" at Davis Gallery. The winter group show celebrates the artist's ability to see things many others seem to overlook. Participating artists include Joseph Hammer, Annie Darling, Randal Ford and Laurel Daniel. Opening reception 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 15. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Jan. 12. 837 W. Twelfth St. davisgalleryaustin.com.