B Movies and Bad History: TV Texas. Movies have long featured the Lone Star State, but what do TV portrayals — in a range of eras and genres — say about Texans and our history? The Bullock Museum's event about our state's presence on the small screen explores behind-the-scenes stories related to a selection of Texas-featured TV clips. Plus, learn the facts and fiction portrayed on-screen in these clips. 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11. Free. 1800 Congress Ave. 512-936-4629, thestoryoftexas.com.
"Off the Rails: The Rise and Fall of Austin's Streetcars" opening reception. Head to the Austin History Center for the opening reception of this new exhibit. "Off the Rails" documents the history of our city's streetcars from 1875 to 1940, using photographs and documents to highlight the impact the transit system had on Austin's growth and development. Questions of mobility and transportation might seem like modern issues, but the story of the streetcar proves otherwise. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Free. 810 Guadalupe St. library.austintexas.gov/event/exhibit-opening-reception-rails-530310.
Kendra Gives Back to HAAM Party. Tuesday serves as a good time to check out Kendra Scott's new South Austin flagship store if you haven't yet been. Shop the jewelry maker's winter collection for that perfect holiday gift — 20 percent of the proceeds benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, or HAAM, a local nonprofit that provides low-income musicians with access to affordable healthcare. While you browse, enjoy complimentary sips and live music from Tje Austin. 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11. Free. 1701 S. Congress Ave. facebook.com/events/308349610012063/.
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. Plus, throughout the day, 24 Diner will offer a special menu accompanied by three cider pairings that go beyond the Noir. 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12. Free. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. facebook.com/events/255159681844913/.
"The Mystery of Edwin Drood." This Austin Playhouse production is a hilarious, interactive whodunit musical that takes you to the small town of Chesterham, England, where we meet a rowdy Victorian theater troupe mounting a production of Charles Dickens’ unfinished last novel. During the production, in its final weekend, the charming Edwin Drood is mysteriously murdered, but by whom? It's left to the audience to decide which character is the murderer. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, with additional matinee 2 p.m. Dec. 15. $19-$40. 6001 Airport Blvd. austinplayhouse.com.