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Things to do in Austin on Monday, Dec. 23

Arianna Auber
Carolyn Wonderland is one of three artists performing the penultimate night at Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. [Henry Huey for ROUND ROCK LEADER]


A Magical, Musical, Merry Holiday Dinner at Chez Zee American Bistro. There’s a lot going on in this holiday feast two days before Christmas. Magician Brad Henderson will perform his one-of-a-kind magic. Plus, the soulful Pamela Hart will sing Christmas carols, and even Santa Claus will take time out of his busy schedule to take photos in the big Chez Zee chair. The main event is a four-course meal with wine pairings. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 23. $24.95-$74.95. 5406 Balcones Drive.


Armadillo Christmas Bazaar with Robert Ellis, Carolyn Wonderland, Jackie Venson at Palmer Events Center. The next-to-last day of the bazaar’s run is one of its best. New to the festivities this year is Ellis (7 p.m.), whose “Texas Piano Man” album was one of 2019’s best. Soulful singer and blazing blues guitarist Wonderland (3 p.m.) has spent much of the past two years in legendary bluesman John Mayall’s band. Venson (noon) was voted Austin360 Artist of the Year for 2018 and released her second full-length record, “Joy,” earlier this year. $10. 900 Barton Springs Road. — Peter Blackstock


“Looking Out, Looking In.” The Davis Gallery hosts an extensive group exhibit focused on the personal philosophies of premier Austin- and Central Texas-based artists, an amorphous concept that allows them to explore the theme freely and in their own voice. Monday’s hours, because of the holidays, are limited to 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and then the exhibit is closed until Jan. 2, when it resumes regular hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 11. 837 W. 12th St.


Blue Genie Art Bazaar. Want to get your loved ones one-of-a-kind, locally made gifts? Austin’s numerous holiday bazaars just might have what you’re looking for. One of the largest markets is back 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. The bazaar has a final Make-a-Wish Monday this week. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Free. 6100 Airport Blvd.


CultureMap Rooftop Rink at Whole Foods Market. Who says you need snow outside to go ice skating? CultureMap sponsors this year’s ice skating rink at the top of Whole Foods’ downtown flagship store, where you can go to feel extra holiday cheer in a winter wonderland setting. All tickets include skate rentals and require a signed waiver. You are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance for a designated time slot. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 525 N. Lamar Blvd.