Things to do in Austin on Monday, Dec. 30
Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot. Celebrate the night before New Year’s Eve at our Austin360 Residency of the Month. Donn’s has been drawing big crowds in December with its impressive holiday decorations. Catch one last Monday night this holiday season with piano maestro Gage and his guess-who’s-next roll call of special guests. (Bonus points: Catch Gage earlier in the evening at El Mercado Backstage, where he’ll join wife Christine Albert.) 9:30 p.m. Dec. 30. Free. 1600 W. Fifth St. facebook.com/donnsdepot. — 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. davisgalleryaustin.com.
Southern Heights + Real Ale Throat Punch Pint Night. Southern Heights Brewing and Real Ale Brewing have teamed up to celebrate the release of Throat Punch, a collaboration double IPA. Expect a monstrous amount of punched-up hop goodness. Flavors of big citrus intermingle with solid dankness as this elixir slides past your lips, dances across your tongue and punches its way down your throat. 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 30. Free. 600 Degrees Pizzeria & Drafthouse, 124 E. Eighth St., Georgetown. facebook.com/events/442112389772194
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 through Jan. 20. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 525 N. Lamar Blvd. rooftoprink.com
Flappers Brunch at Craft Pride. The Rainey Street beer bar is celebrating 2020 by taking it back to the 1920s. On New Year’s Day, build your own mimosa flights, enjoy pours of Berry Brut Cask from Real Ale and participate in a ’20s-themed costume contest. Via 313 Pizza will be dishing up their brunch pizzas from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., but Craft Pride will keep the mimosas and brunch drinks flowing until 8 p.m. The winner of the costume contest will be decided by loudest applause. 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 1. Free. 61 Rainey St. facebook.com/events/1584441571695802