End of An Era Open Mic Extravaganza. B.B. Rover's is likely closing this month, and the North Austin beer bar is hosting one last party to say good-bye. The all-day event features several open mic sessions, as well as live music by the Better Halves and the Kaye Pasa Trio. 12 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Free. 12636 Research Blvd. Suite B101. facebook.com/events/351440258744923/.
The ABGB's Hell Yes Holiday Parade. The ABGB is hosting a bike ride to the Trail of Lights in Zilker Park and back. Wear your best holiday outfit, decorate and light up your bike, and go on a free ride with the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative. Once you return to the South Austin brewpub, there will be a costume contest with categories for best, funniest and and most festive. 5:30 p.m. doors Tuesday. 1305 W. Oltorf St. theabgb.com/event/hell-yes-holiday-parade-12-18/.
Astronomy on Tap. In the final installment of the year, three University of Texas professors will take you on a trip to the most incredible places in the universe, exploring the history of our home galaxy, how stars form and more. Astronomy on Tap also will have telescopes on hand so you can look for exciting objects in the night sky, weather permitting. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. The North Door, 502 Brushy St. astronomyontap.org/2018/11/astronomy-on-tap-atx-51-december-18-2018.
Erin Shirreff at Lora Reynolds Gallery. The New York artist's first presentation at Lora Reynolds features work that blurs the boundaries between sculpture and photography, investigating the gray area between these usually neatly defined categories and whether experiencing art firsthand is more powerful and compelling than looking at a photograph of that artwork. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through Jan. 12. 360 Nueces St. Suite 50. 512-215-4965, lorareynolds.com.
Holiday Pint Night at Irene's. The holiday season got a little brighter — and boozier — thanks to the downtown restaurant, which has teamed up with St. Elmo Brewing for a festive tap takeover. Beer specials include $5 pints and $12 flights, and St. Elmo swag will be available. 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. 506 West Ave. facebook.com/events/262472747769437/.
Winter Solstice Lantern Parade. Minor Mishap Marching Band's annual parade has become a celebration of light, community, music and creativity. Each year, Austinites gather together on the longest night of the year with lanterns in hand. Minor Mishap Marching Band, a 25-piece brass band, will provide the soundtrack. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd. minormishap.com/shows/.
Saturday, Dec. 22
Lone Star Holiday Market. Need to do last-minute holiday shopping? The Hill Country Galleria has the solution for you with the last night of the Lone Star Holiday Market. Coming to the mall's Central Plaza, the market features handmade goods produced by local artists. 4 to 9 p.m. Dec. 22. 12700 Hill Country Blvd. hillcountrygalleria.com/event/lone-star-holiday-market/2145515951/.