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Theater

'A Christmas Carol.' The classic Scrooge tale adapted for children. 9 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday. Check Web site for more dates. $3 to $15. Scottish Rite Theatre, 207 W. 18th St. 472-5436, www.srct.org.

'Annie.' The musical features songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard Knock Life.' 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 30. For special weekday shows, check Web site. $8 to $22. Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-869-7469, www.thegeorgetownpalace.org.

'Bohemian Cowboy.' A son's tribute to his father's legacy after disappearing in a Nevada desert. 8 p.m. Sunday. $16 to $18. Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St. 479-7529, www.hydeparktheatre.org.

'Do You See What I See?' Holiday salute to the golden age of broadcasting. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $8 to $15. Silver Spur Theatre, 108 Royal St, Salado. 254-947-3456, www.saladosilverspurtheater.com.

'The Eight: Reindeer Monologues.' A tart alternative to the always-merry atmosphere at the North Pole. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $10. The Studio on West, 3408 West Ave. 512-294-9393.

'Esther's Follies' Folly Jolly Christmas!' Decking the halls with magic and musical comedy. 8 p.m. today, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 525 E. Sixth St. $20 general admission. 320-0553, www.esthersfollies.com.

'Farndale Townswomen's Christmas Carol.' 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $8 to $15. Way Off Broadway, 10960 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander. www.wobcp.org.

'I'll Be Seeing You.' A 1940s Christmas musical. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $30 to $56. Kam and James Morris Theater, 2300 Lohman's Spur. www.tex-arts.org.

'It's a Wonderful Life.' A live radio play. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $5 to $10. Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring St., Bastrop. www.bastropoperahouse.com.

'La Pastorela.' A contemporary musical comedy based on 'A Shepherd's Story.' 8 p.m. today-Saturday. $8 to $12. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. 474-8497, www.ci.austin.tx.us/macc.

'Laughter on the 23rd Floor.' Neil Simon's play is a behind-the-scenes look at 1950s neurotic TV. 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday. $10 to $25. The City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D. 524-2870, www.citytheatreaustin.org.

Murder Mystery Dinner. 'A Christmas Cruise Ship Crime,' audience interactive show. 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Spaghetti Warehouse, 117 W. Fourth St. $33.50 includes dinner and show. Reservations, 404-9123, www.capcitymystery.com.

'The Nutcracker.' Presented by Ballet Austin. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. $15 to $71. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 476-2163, www.balletaustin.org.

'Petra's Pecado.' A bilingual comedy presented by Teatro Vivo. 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $10 to $21. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road. www.teatrovivo.org.

'Rockin' Christmas Party.' A rock-n-soul holiday spectacle. 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays with various other dates through Dec. 27. $24 to $46. Zach Theatre, Kleberg Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. 476-0541, www.zachtheatre.org.

'The Santaland Diaries,' a comedy written by David Sedaris. 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays with various other dates through Jan. 10. $24 to $43. Zach Theatre, Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. 476-0541, www.zachtheatre.org.

'Sister's Christmas Catechism.' Comedic retelling of the nativity story. 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $29 to $34. Rollins Studio Theatre, Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. www.thelongcenter.org.

'That Time of the Year.' A musical revue of 25 all-original Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years songs. 8 p.m. today-Saturday. $10 to $15. Sam Bass Community Theatre, 600 Lee St., Round Rock. www.sambasstheatre.org.

'The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge.' A comedic twist on the classic tale. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. $10 to $12. Gaslight-Baker Theatre, 216 S. Main St. 512-376-5653. www.gaslightbakertheatre.org.

Music

'Austin Girls' Choir.' Presenting Christmas classics. 4 p.m. Sunday. $10 suggested. Tarrytown United Methodist Church, 2601 Exposition Blvd. 453-0884, www.austin.girlschoir.com.

'Candlelight Lessons and Carols.' Presented by the Austin Children's Choir. 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday. $20. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2128 Barton Hills Drive. www.austinchildrenschoir.com.

'Celtic Christmas at the Cathedral.' Traditional Irish music performed by local vocalists. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $25. St. Mary's Cathedral, 10th and Brazos streets. www.celticchristmasaustin.com.

'Merry Tuba Christmas.' Traditional concert with more than 200 tubas. Noon Monday. South steps of the Texas State Capitol. 512-471-7764.

'Sing-Along Messiah.' Featuring an orchestra with the audience as the choir. 4 p.m. Sunday. $15. St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Drive. 345-8314, www.stmattsaustin.org.

'Take 6.' Grammy-nominated a cappella group. 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday. $25 to $100. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road. www.oneworldtheatre.org.

'Vanessa Lively Day.' Folk music with an eclectic blend of world influences. 5:30 p.m. today. Austin City Hall, 305 W. Second St. www.vanessalively.com.

'Wassail.' Annual Solstice/Christmas event with music, storytelling and more. 5:30 p.m. Sunday. $10. Sri Atmananda, 4100 Red River St. 512-917-4809.

'Will Taylor and Strings Attached.' Performance featuring Eliza Gilkyson. 8 p.m. Saturday. $20 to $30. Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth St. 472-2445, www.stringsattached.org.

Comedy

Cap City Comedy Club. Matt Sadler: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 8120 Research Blvd. $5.50-$49.95. 467-2333, www.capcitycomedy.com.

ColdTowne Theater. 'P'Graph with the Level 6 class' 8 p.m. today, 'Punchline' 10 p.m. Friday, 'Boy Toy' 7 p.m. Saturday, 'Stool Pigeon' 8 p.m. Saturday, 'Cagematch' 9 p.m. Saturday, 'Midnight Society' 11 p.m. Saturday, 'Coldtowne Allstars' 7 p.m. Sunday, 'Monday Night Mash' 8:30 p.m. Monday. 4803-B Airport Blvd. $5-$10. www.coldtownetheater.com.

Gnap Theater Projects. 'The Ratgirls Go to Hell' 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 'Saturday Night Special' 10 p.m. Saturdays. $5 to $10. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road. www.gnaptheater.org.

Hideout Theatre. 'The Threefer' 8 p.m. Thursdays, 'This Week Tonight' 8 p.m. Friday, 'Charles Dickens Unleashed' 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 'Flying Theater Machine' 2 p.m. Sundays. 617 Congress Ave. $10. 443-3688, www.hideouttheatre.com.

Velveeta Room. Open mike with Benjamin Johnson, 9:30 p.m. today. Comedy with Nancy Reed, Maggie Maye and Benjamin Johnson: 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 521 E. Sixth St. $5. 469-9116, www.thevelveetaroom.com.

Art galleries

Art on 5th. 'Small Works.' 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays through Jan. 2. 1501 W. Fifth St. 481-1111, www.arton5th.com.

Austin Art Space Gallery. '12 Buy 12.' 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment through Dec. 21. 7739 Northcross Drive, Suite Q. 771-2868, www.austinartspace.com.

Austin Galleries. 'All Creatures Great and Small.' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays or by appointment through Dec. 23. 1219 W. Sixth St. www.austingalleries.com.

Austin Museum of Art. 'David Bates' and 'New Works: Jade Walker.' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 31. 823 Congress Ave. Adults $5, seniors, students or military $4, 12 and younger free. 495-9224, www.amoa.org.

Authenticity Gallery. 'Mosaica.' 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 3. 910 Congress Ave. #100. 914-7434, www.authenticitygallery.com.

Blanton Museum of Art. 'Goya's Prints: The Dawn of Modern Art' through Mar. 7, 'Workspace: Pablo Vargas Lugo, Eclipses for Austin' through Feb. 21, 'Paolo Veronese: The Petrobelli Altarpiece' through Feb. 7, 'Teresita Fernández: Blind Landscape & Drawn Toward Light' through Jan. 3. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Congress Ave. $3-$7, free Thursdays. 471-7324, www.blantonmuseum.org.

Co-Lab. 'Artificial Scarcity : Sean Ripple.' By appointment through Sunday. 613 Allen St. 300-8217, www.colabspace.org.

Creative Research Laboratory. 'No Lone Zone.' Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Dec. 19. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 322-2099, http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab.

Davis Gallery. 'Holiday Show.' 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 9. 837 W. 12th St. 477-4929, www.davisgalleryaustin.com.

DiverseArts Culture Works. '2 and 3D Art by David Zvanut.' Noon to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Dec. 30. 1601 E. Fifth St., Suite 106. 477-9438, www.diversearts.org.

Domy Books. 'Everyday Magik.' New work by Lisa Marie Godfrey. Noon to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon to 7 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 21. 913 E Cesar Chavez. www.domystore.com.

Dougherty Arts Center. 'Walk Around Austin: Works by Natasha Mylius.' 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 29. 1110 Barton Springs Road. 974-4025, www.ci.austin.tx.us/dougherty/gallery.htm.

Haven Gallery. 'John Petrey: The Dress Series.' 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 3. 1122 W. Sixth St. 477-2700, www.havengalleryaustin.com.

Kirchman Galleries. 'Danville Chadbourne - Recent Works.' 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and Mondays through Jan. 4. 213 N. Nugent Ave., Johnson City. 830-868-9290, www.kirchmangallery.com.

L. Nowlin Gallery. 'The Small Corners of Existence: Robert Schults Photography.' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Jan. 2. 1201 W. Sixth St. 626-9301, www.lnowlingallery.com.

La Peña. 'La Guadalupana: Artwork of La Virgen de Guadalupe.' 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sunday and Monday through Jan. 6. 227 Congress Ave. 477-6007, www.lapena-austin.org.

Lora Reynolds Gallery. 'Noriko Ambe.' 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Dec. 31. 360 Nueces St., Suite 50. 215-4965, www.lorareynolds.com.

Mexican American Cultural Center. 'The National Arts Program.' 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays and Mondays through Jan. 16. 600 River St. 478-6222, www.ci.austin.tx.us/macc.

Mexic-Arte Museum. 'Mix 'n' Mash Art Exhibit and Benefit Sale.' 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 30. 419 Congress Ave. 480-9373, www.mexic-artemuseum.org.

North Hills Gallery. 'Season's Jewels.' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 3. 7050 Village Center Drive. 345-1743.

Stephen L. Clark Gallery. 'Mexico: Pueblo y Jardin.' 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and by appointment through Dec. 19. 1101 W. Sixth St. 477-0828.

studio2gallery. 'Translations: Navigating Culture Through Paper.' Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 8. 1700 S. Lamar Blvd., Suite 318. 326-9102, www.studio2gallery.com.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. 'WaterSparks: A Damian Priour Retrospective.' 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 3. 605 Robert E. Lee Road. 445-5582, www.umlaufsculpture.org.

Wally Workman Gallery. 'Group Show: Feast.' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays or by appointment through Dec. 24. 1202 W. Sixth St. 472-7428, www.wallyworkmangallery.com.

Wimberley Valley Art League Gallery. Exhibition juried by David Kroft of Concordia University. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends through Feb. 8. Wimberley Community Center, 14070 RM 12. www.visitwimberley.com/artleague.

Women and Their Work. 'My Wicked Twisted Sense of Love.' 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 7. 1710 Lavaca St. 477-1064, www.womenandtheirwork.org.