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Theater

'A Christmas Carol.' The classic Scrooge tale adapted for children. 10 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 20. 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. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays through Dec. 20. $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. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 19. $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. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 19. $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 Guild's Christmas Carol.' A 'dramatic massacre' occurs as the guild puts on a production of Dickens' tale. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 19, 3 p.m. Sunday. $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. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 20. $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. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 19. $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. Thursdays-Saturdays through Dec. 19. $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. Thursdays-Saturdays, 5:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 20. $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. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23. Check Web site for more performances. $15 to $71. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 476-2163, www.balletaustin.org.

'Petra's Pecado.' A bilingual comedy presented by Teatro Vivo. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 20. $10 to $21. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road. www.teatrovivo.org.

'Riverdance.' 'Farewell Engagement' tour featuring Irish music and dance. 8 p.m. today and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday. $23 to $66. Texas Performing Arts, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. 477-6060, www.texasperformingarts.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. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 20. $29 to $34. Rollins Studio Theatre, The 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. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 19. $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. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 19. $10 to $12. Gaslight-Baker Theatre, 216 S. Main St. 512-376-5653. www.gaslightbakertheatre.org.

Music

'A Child's Christmas In Wales.' Featuring narration, song and more. 7:30 p.m. Friday. $10. St. David's Episcopal Church, 304 E. Seventh St.

'An Earlier Christmas.' Presented by the Texas Early Music Project. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $5 to $20. First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Ave. 371-7753.

'Christmas Sing-a-long.' By the Austin Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Riverbend Centre, 4214 Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360). www.austinsymphony.org.

'Dream Season: A Holiday Revel.' Music from Beethoven, Brahms and 'A Charlie Brown Christmas.' 6 p.m. Saturday. $5 to $15. Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Drive. 921-7727, www.revelmusic.org.

'The Invincible Czars Holiday Show.' Performing a rock version of the 'Nutcracker Suite.' 9 p.m. Saturday. $4 to $10. Jovita's, 1617 S. First St. www.invincibleczars.com.

Manhattan Transfer. Grammy-winning four-piece group. 6 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday. $50 to $125. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road. 330-9500, www.oneworld theatre.org.

'Noche de Tango Vivo.' Live music and a free mini class. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. $10. 209 Pedernales St. 524-2772, www.esquinatangoaustin.com.

'Sara Hickman Christmas Show.' Featuring familiar Christmas songs for the family. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. $9 to $12. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road. 330-9500, www.oneworldtheatre.org.

'Trio Los Vigilantes.' String quartet in concert. 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. $15. 209 Pedernales St. 524-2772, www.esquinatangoaustin.com.

'Williamson County Symphony Orchestra.' Performs their holiday concert. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Hutto Performing Arts Center, 101 FM 685. www.williamsoncountysymphonyorchestra.org.

'Winter on the Wing.' Holiday concert by the Texas Choral Consort. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $15 to $20. Central Christian Church, 1110 Guadalupe St. www.txconsort.org.

Comedy

Cap City Comedy Club. DL Hughley: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tuesday: Matt Sadler with Trey Galyon. 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. 'ANTI' 10 p.m. Friday, '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, 'Tuesday Jam,' 7 p.m. Tuesdays. 617 Congress Ave. $10. 443-3688, www.hideouttheatre.com.

Velveeta Room. Open mike with Joe Shaffer, 9:30 p.m. today. Comedy with John O'Connell, Matt Willis and Shaffer: 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. No. 100. 914-7434, www.authenticitygallery.com.

Blanton Museum of Art. 'Goya's Prints: The Dawn of Modern Art' through March 7, 'Workspace: Pablo Vargas Lugo, Eclipses for Austin' through Feb. 21, 'Paolo Veronese: The Petrobelli Altarpiece' through Feb. 7, 'Teresita Fern?ndez: 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. Boulevard and North Congress Avenue. $3-$7; free Thursdays. 471-7324, www.blantonmuseum.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.

D Berman Gallery. 'Katie Maratta and Owen McAuley.' 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays or by appointment through Dec. 12. 1701 Guadalupe St. 477-8877, www.dbermangallery.com.

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.

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.

Flatbed Press Gallery. 'New Works by Dennis Fagan.' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and by appointment through Dec. 12. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 477-9328, www.flatbedpress.com.

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.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. 'Group Sculptors' through March and 'Water Sparks' through Dec. 20. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. 4801 La Crosse Ave. www.wildflower.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.

MASS Gallery. 'Color Spaces.' 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 12. 916 Springdale Road. www.massgallery.org.

Mexican American Cultural Center. 'The National Arts Program.' Opens Saturday. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays . 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.

Okay Mountain. 'Booksmart.' 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 12. 1312 E. Cesar Chavez St., Suite B. www.okaymountain.com.

Slugfest Gallery. 'Tony Fitzpatrick: No. 9, an Artist's Journal.' 1:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays-Saturdays or by appointment through Dec. 14. 1906 Miriam Ave. 477-7204, www.slugfestprints.com.

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.

Texas State University Galleries. Gallery I and II: 'BFA Thesis Exhibition II and III.' 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekends through Dec. 18. Joann Cole Mitte Building, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos. 512-245-2611, www.finearts.txstate.edu/art/gallery.html.

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.

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.