7 things to do in and around Northwest Austin this weekend, Nov. 30-Dec. 3

Check out this mix of holiday and other related events in and around Northwest Austin this weekend.


Pamper yourself at a party with discounted beauty treatments
Peppermint Pedi Parlor hosts a “Spa-liday Soiree” Thursday night complete with services, such as manicures, pedicures, lash lifts, facials, waxing and dermaplaning, some of which are offered at discounted prices. Dr. Claudia Legere from Door to Door Med Spa, provides fillers, Botox, face peels and microneedling, some of which are also offered at discounted prices. Guests can snack on cupcakes from The Cupcake Bar and purchase custom-made lipsticks and lip glosses from Lip Service XO. Appointments are required. 5-8 p.m. Prices vary. 8300 RM 620, Bldg. L, Ste. 400, Austin. www.peppermintpediparlor.com


Watch a ‘People of Color Christmas’ performance
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Museums and Cultural Programs Division presents the comedic play, 'People of Color Christmas,' which tackles issues of race, gender, family, class and relationships. Shows are scheduled at the Asian American Resource Center, The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center and the Dougherty Arts Center. The first two performances take place at The Asian American Resource Center on Friday, Dec.1, and Saturday, Dec. 2. 8 p.m. Free. 8401 Cameron Road, Austin. www.austintexas.gov/event/people-color-christmas


Train at "Elf Academy"
Domain 2 hosts an “Elf Academy” event in which children get to train to be Santa’s best elf. The afternoon includes games, photo opportunities and snacks. 3-5 p.m. Free. The Domain 2, 3225 Amy Donovan Plaza, Austin. www.simon.com/mall/the-domain

Attend the unveiling of a new war monument
Texas War Memorial unveils “The Price of Liberty” monument, honoring Texans who have fought in the global war on terror. A barbecue lunch is hosted for attendees, and the Scooter Brown Band performs live. 11 a.m.-noon. $10 (barbecue lunch). East Capitol Lawn, 12th and San Jacinto streets. 512-236-1001. www.priceoflibertyevents.com, www.texaswarmemorial.com

Learn from experienced caregivers at Caregiver Conference
AGE of Central Texas and the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area host the 16th annual “Striking a Balance” Caregiver Conference. The conference is an opportunity for caregivers to learn about local resources and topics, such as synchronizing medicine, addressing difficult behavior associated with dementia and financing long-term care. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 6505 N. I-35, Austin. www.ageofcentraltexas.org

Skate with Santa
Chaparral Ice hosts an annual holiday event with photo opportunities with Santa Claus, Christmas music and hot chocolate. Noon-2:30 p.m. Admission varies. 2525 W. Anderson Lane. www.chaparralice.com


Attend a full moon party
77 Degrees Rooftop Bar at Domain Northside hosts monthly full moon party. This month celebrates the Cold Moon with bongo drummers, a henna tattoo artist, fire dancers and more activities. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. 11500 Rock Rose Avenue, Austin. www.77-degrees.com


For more holiday-related events throughout the season, check out our Shopping Center Holiday Guide

By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.