Nightlife

The Austin Bar Spelling Bee at Spider House Cafe & Ballroom. Think you’re a spelling savant? Try out your skills by yourself or with a team of two to four people for the chance to win cool prizes. Trivia 512 is producing the competition and promises a wide range of words you’ll have to stumble through, from spelling bee go-tos such as “amygdala” to Russian historical figures such as Dostoevsky. 8 p.m. Mondays. Free. 2908 & 2906 Fruth St. facebook.com/events/205558653383862/.

Shopping

Make-A-Wish Monday at 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, features 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. The final philanthropic day is Christmas Eve. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 17. Free. 6100 Airport Blvd. bluegenieartbazaar.com.

Coming up

Austin City Limits Radio Starry Night with Shakey Graves at ACL Live. The station formerly known as KGSR always has a big holiday concert, and this year is no exception, with hometown hero Shakey Graves headlining. Nashville alt-rock band Moon Taxi opens. $36.50-$49.50. 8 p.m. Dec. 20. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — Peter Blackstock

"Fun Home." The Ground Floor Theatre production performed entirely in the round introduces Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family — her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father — that connect with her in surprising new ways. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 22. $30-$45. 979 Springdale Rd. 512-840-1804, groundfloortheatre.org/funhome.

The “Lord of the Rings” Trilogy Feast. Start your holiday break off right with this fantastical movie marathon. The Alamo Drafthouse invites “Lord of the Rings” lovers to snuggle up in the theater and brave the extended editions of each movie — a total of nearly 12 hours — all while devouring food and downing drinks inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. You will even get to partake in elevensies, supper and all the meals in between, as each of the seven courses is served during hobbit meal times. That’s right: seven courses. So come hungry. 10 a.m. Dec. 20. The Alamo Ritz, 320 E. Sixth St. drafthouse.com.

Eddie B.’s Teachers Only Comedy Tour at Bass Concert Hall. Teaching is a stressful job. I know I put teachers through the wringer as a student myself. So, it’s no surprise that teachers need a creative outlet so they don’t go bonkers. Enter Eddie B. The Houston native and the creator of the video series “What Teachers Really Say” will be headlining with a cast of educators that will tickle your funny bone while taking you to school. No hall pass required. 8 p.m. Dec. 22. $35-$65. 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org. — Brently Heilbron