Fill your Saturday with holiday shopping, ugly sweater bar crawl, more
The Midnight Hour at Come and Take It Live. Hip-hop super producer, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and composer Adrian Younge have been collaborated several times over the last five years, most notably on the soundtrack for Netflix’s “Luke Cage.” Earlier this year, they dropped their first album, “The Midnight Hour,” a rich and atmospheric collection of sultry R&B and smoky basement jazz. $20-$45. 8 p.m. Saturday. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. comeandtakeitproductions.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
"A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Music of Vince Guaraldi." Austin Chamber Music Center presents its annual holiday concert celebrating the tunes from one of our favorite animated TV specials. You'll hear the music center's artistic director, Michelle Schumann, on piano, as well as Utah Hamrick on bass, Scott Laningham on drums and special guests such as singer Savannah Sepulveda. Music includes "O Tannenbaum," "What Child Is This?" and Vince Guaraldi's most famous piece, "Christmastime is Here." 3:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday. $22-$37. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress Ave. austinchambermusic.org.
Cherrywood Art Fair 2018. Want to find one-of-a-kind handmade gifts this holiday season? The Cherrywood Art Fair returns as a two-day shopping extravaganza showcasing local artists, live music, kids' activities and great food in a family-friendly atmosphere. Artists will offer a range of goods, from skincare products to ceramics to jewelry and more. Proceeds from the weekend benefit the Chula League's free after-school arts mentorship program in six East Austin elementary schools. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free. Maplewood Elementary, 3808 Maplewood Ave. chulaleague.org/cherrywood-art-fair/home/.
Santa Lounge & Market at the W Austin. Shop while you rock out. Enjoy holiday music from KP and the Boom Boom and Drew Davis while sipping holiday cocktails and browsing holiday pop-up shops. Participating stores include Esperos, Luxe Apothetique, ModCloth and Nina Berenato Jewelry. The first 100 guests will receive a complimentary holiday cocktail. Winners from the Eighth Annual Holiday Window Walk, along the Second Street District, will also be announced at 4 p.m. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Free. 200 Lavaca St. 2ndstreetdistrict.com/events-2/2018/12.
Austin Eastciders' Pup-A-Palooza. What won't this pet-friendly event have? Education and on-site adoption by Austin Pets Alive? Yes. How about a costume contest, raffle and Pupsicool eating contest? Check. How about a picture of your pup with Santa? Got it. Or a watercolor done on-site of your pup? Austin Eastciders will have that, too. Plus, the Collaboratory will have lots of cider, of course. 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. 979 Springdale Road. facebook.com/events/356098355151258/.
Bevo's Birthday. Austin's favorite longhorn is turning 102. Celebrate the University of Texas' mascot's milestone birthday with free cupcakes, games, cookie decorating and a photo op with Bevo the birthday boy himself. The parking lot behind the University Co-Op will transform for this festive occasion; it'll be a come-and-go birthday party. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. The University Co-op, 2246 Guadalupe St. universityunions.utexas.edu/events/133.
Third Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl. Grab that Goodwill sweater, find those tacky holiday pants and get ready to jingle bell rock at this holiday bar crawl. The $20 ticket includes a decorative Santa hat, themed discounted drink specials at the participating bars, DJs playing holiday music at multiple stops and more. Bar partners include Vulcan Gas Company, Bat Bar Austin, San Jac Saloon, Burnside's Tavern and more. VIP tickets are also available. 6 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday. $20. Multiple locations. eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-ugly-sweater-crawl-austin-tickets-44990111635.
Seven Things I've Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass. Watch a master at work. Ira Glass is the creator, producer and host of "This American Life," the iconic weekly public radio program that has millions of listeners around the world. He returns to the Paramount stage for a new talk that relies on audio clips, music and video to tell the story. He'll share lessons from his life and career of producing well-paced thought-provoking stories, offering a glimpse into the creative process of one of America's most beloved storytellers. 8 p.m. Saturday. $35-$65. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.