Things to do in Austin on Saturday, Dec. 21
A Motown Christmas with Tje Austin at Geraldine’s. The silky-R&B singer, who once thrilled national audiences with an appearance on “The Voice,” hosts a sprawling holiday extravaganza with a live band and multiple special guests. Austin begins obsessing over which carols to cover months before the family-friendly bash, and he carefully curates a set list that mixes soulful versions of the classics with poppy faves and more. No cover (capacity permitting). 9 p.m. Saturday. 605 Davis St. geraldinesaustin.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
Eden East’s Winter Solstice Festival. Well, we’re just a few days away from Christmas, but farm-to-table restaurant Eden East doesn’t want to overlook the fact that the winter solstice has arrived now. Celebrate the official arrival of winter with a pig roast and craft market. There will be live music from retro-soul phenomenon Brian Scartocci. Plus, you can pick up last-minute holiday gifts from artisans such as Molly + Rye. 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. $85. 755 Springdale Road. eventbrite.com/e/eden-east-annual-solstice-festival-craft-market-tickets-70720889083
Holiday Sweater Party with Austin Eastciders. Don your ugliest holiday sweater for the coziest party of the season. Austin Eastciders celebrates its newest seasonal, the Sangria Cider, at Easy Tiger at the Linc with a tacky sweater contest, live music, winter coat drive, Packed Party pop-up shop and more. Prizes will be awarded to the silliest sweater; may the tackiest one win. 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Free. 6406 N. Interstate 35, No. 1100. easytigerusa.com
Holiday Film Series at Wimberley Playhouse. The site of staged plays in the Hill Country, the Wimberley Playhouse hosts a series of family-friendly film screenings in celebration of the holiday season. The Holiday Film Series kicks off on Saturday with “The Muppet Christmas Carol” and continues on Sunday with a “White Christmas” sing-a-long and on Dec. 28 with “Mamma Mia.” Popcorn, hot chocolate, and beer and wine will be available all dates. 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28. $5-$10. 450 Old Kyle Road. wimberleyplayers.org
“Fashion Forward” opening day at the Bullock Museum. The Bullock Museum’s latest exhibit explores the evolution of style and how we think about clothes, all through a Texas lens. Cities like Paris, Milan and New York are internationally recognized as fashion capitals — and Dallas, too, to a lesser extent. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of fashion history, Texas’s role within that history and how the fashion innovations of yesterday affect what we wear today. 9 a.m. Saturday. $9-$13. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.
“The Hallmark Holiday Musical” at The Hideout Theatre. Nothing says the holidays are here quite like holiday romantic comedies. You can find them on the Hallmark Channel, to name just one avenue, and they’re all filled to the brim with holiday cheer, silly misunderstandings and love-struck couples. They’re just missing one thing — songs. “The Hallmark Holiday Musical” is a completely improvised romantic adventure set in the most wonderful time of the year. 8 p.m. Saturday through Dec. 28. $15. 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.com