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Free things to do in Austin the week of Dec. 8-14

Arianna Auber
The Will Ferrell holiday film “Elf” is the next movie screening at Easy Tiger’s Holiday Movie Series.[Contributed by New Line Productions]


Holiday Movie Series at Easy Tiger. It’s the most wonderful time of the year — especially for movies. Head to Easy Tiger’s downtown beer garden for weekly screenings of some beloved holiday films, continuing with the Will Ferrell comedy “Elf.” Drink specials include $5 hot toddies and $5 Cranberry 76s. Arrive early for good seats. 8 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 22. Free. 709 E. Sixth St.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar. One of Austin’s most beloved holiday shopping markets returns earlier than usual with handmade gifts by more than 200 artists and vendors, all located under one roof with a full bar and a festive, family-friendly atmosphere. 10 a.m. daily through Dec. 24. 6100 Airport Blvd.


Up on the Rooftop at East Austin Hotel. The Upside Bar hosts a holiday pop-up featuring festive decor, holiday movies and seasonal cocktails. These include the White Christmas Milk Punch with bourbon, cognac, vanilla bean cream and nutmeg. 4 to 11 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Dec. 28. 1108 E. Sixth St.


Ashley Benton + Christopher Lee Gilmer. For this dual-artist show at Wally Workman Gallery, Gilmer creates oil paintings that explore the psychological effects of the figure through physical mutations that distort and merge various realities. Benton's figurative ceramics also portray a dialogue of the human condition. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 5. 1202 W. Sixth St.


“Your Name”: AARC Film Series. The Asian American Resource Center presents Makoto Shinkai’s “Your Name” as the second film in this free series. In “Your Name,” high schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers, living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Complimentary popcorn, onigiri and tea will be provided. 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday. 8401 Cameron Road.


Buda’s Holiday Sip & Stroll. National Lampoon is celebrating 30 years of “A Christmas Vacation,” so Buda has themed the annual Sip & Stroll after this holiday classic. Ticket holders will receive a commemorative glass, ornament, entertainment and more as they meander through 16 downtown shops, making merry along the way. 6 p.m. Friday.


1st Annual Vegan Holiday Fair. The NadaMoo! Scoop Shop is starting a new holiday tradition. At this event, you can buy a gift for someone special or, hey, just for yourself. Vendors will be on-site showcasing vegan products, including home goods, apparel, jewelry and delicious eats. 12 to 5 p.m. Dec. 14. 1701 S. Lamar Blvd.