12 things to do in Central Austin this month

"Dear Evan Hansen" will come to Austin Dec. 10-15 at Bass Concert Hall. Courtesy Matthew Murphy
"Dear Evan Hansen" will come to Austin Dec. 10-15 at Bass Concert Hall. Courtesy Matthew Murphy

"Dear Evan Hansen" will come to Austin Dec. 10-15 at Bass Concert Hall. Courtesy Matthew Murphy

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The University of Texas hosts Texas Tech Nov. 29 in its final football game of the 2019 regular season. Courtesy University of Texas Athletics
Nov. 29

See UT’s last home game of the season

The Longhorns will host Texas Tech in their regular season finale. UT leads the all-time series in the rivalry 50-17 and has beat the Red Raiders in eight of the last 10 years. However, Texas Tech earned a 27-23 win in its last visit to Austin in 2017. 11 a.m. $50-$120. Darrell K. Royal Stadium, 2139 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin. 512-471-3333. www.texassports.com

Dec. 3

Get involved with a worthwhile cause

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that takes place annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and Black Friday. The movement, led in Central Texas by local organization I Live Here I Give Here, encourages people across the world to give to nonprofit causes or volunteer. All day. Free. 512-717-4190. www.ilivehereigivehere.org

Dec. 7

Learn more about Austin ISD middle schools

The Austin ISD middle school fair will invite students and families to learn more about programs offered within the district while hearing from students, families and faculty. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Webb Middle School, 601 E. St. Johns Ave., Austin. 512-414-4481. www.austinisd.org

Dec. 7-8

Experience the annual Cherrywood Art Fair

The fair began in 2002 and features local artists, live music, kids activities and food. Proceeds benefit Little Artist Big Artist, a mentoring program that pairs professional artists with students from East Austin. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Maplewood Elementary School, 3808 Maplewood Ave., Austin. www.chulaleague.org/cherrywood-art-fair

Dec. 10-14

Attend the Austin Music Video Festival

The fifth annual festival takes place at various locations throughout downtown Austin and celebrates the art of making music videos with premieres, after-parties, workshops and an awards show. Various times and locations. $35-$185. www.amvfest.com

Dec. 10-15

Check out an award-winning Broadway production

“Dear Evan Hansen” comes to Austin for an eight-show run as part of the Broadway in Austin lineup presented by Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas. “Dear Evan Hansen” won six Tony Awards in 2017 and a Grammy Award in 2018 for best musical theater album. 8 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.); 2 p.m., 8 p.m. (Sat.); 1 p.m., 7 p.m. (Sun.)

$44-$154. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin. 512-471-1444. www.austin.broadway.com

Dec. 13

Find new displays at the Mexic-Arte Museum

An exhibition featuring previously unseen pieces of art from the Mexic-Arte Museum collection will open Dec. 13 in the main gallery. Also opening in the annex gallery will be “Mix ‘n’ Mash,” a group exhibition, and “Nacimiento Popular,” a Mexican nativity scene. Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Mon.-Thurs.); 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.); Noon-5 p.m. (Sun.). $1-$7. 419 Congress Ave., Austin. 512-480-9373. www.mexic-artemuseum.org

Dec. 14

See an exhibit of artists creating their work

The Blanton Museum’s new exhibit, “The Artist at Work,” features artists portraying themselves creating their pieces over the course of 500 years. The exhibit will be open to the public through June 28. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.); 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.); 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). $5-$12. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin. 512-471-7324. www.blantonmuseum.org

Dec. 14-15

Check out a Puerto Rican dance performance

“Las Lavanderas” is the 17th original musical from the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and will pay tribute to an organized group of women—”las lavanderas” or “the laundresses”—who stood up for better living and working conditions in 19th-century Puerto Rico. 6:30 p.m. (Sat.);

3 p.m. (Sun.). $5-$20. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St., Austin.

512-251-8122. www.prfdance.org

Dec. 19

See a free movie screening

The Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition Media Project, which promotes drug- and alcohol-free youth activities, will host a family movie night featuring a screening of “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse.” 6-9 p.m. Free. Austin School of Film, 2200 Tillery St., Austin. www.drugfreemediaproject.com

Dec. 21

Find out how Texas is ‘Fashion Forward’

The Bullock Museum’s “Fashion Forward” exhibit, on display from Dec. 21-April 12, will explore how Dallas has played a role in bringing high fashion to Texas and the rest of the nation. Pieces will be primarily drawn from the Texas Fashion Center at the University of North Texas. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.); Noon-5 p.m. (Sun.). $9-$13. 1800 Congress Ave., Austin. 512-936-8746. www.thestoryoftexas.com


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