'It's a Wonderful Life' screening among events Southwest Austinites should know about this weekend

Home for the holidays in Austin? Here are just a few of the events happening in the area this weekend:

Thu., Dec. 22

Trail of Lights


There is still time to catch this annual holiday event, which is open until Friday. The trail includes more than 40 displays, two million lights and holiday activities. 7-10 p.m. $3. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road. www.austintrailoflights.org


Armadillo Christmas Bazaar


The fine-art shopping destination stays open until Saturday and features more than 160 artists and live music. Attendees can find a variety of fine art, handmade gifts, heirloom pieces and stocking stuffers. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free (age 12 and younger), $8 (adult single-day pass), $8 (parking). Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. 512-447-1605. www.armadillobazaar.com


Saturday, Dec. 24

Mazel Ball The Young Adult Division of Shalom Austin hosts the annual Mazel Ball for Jewish adults on Saturday.[/caption]

Mazel Ball


The Young Adult Division of Shalom Austin hosts the annual event for Jewish adults ages 21-40 who live in or are visiting Austin. The evening includes a DJ, dancing and drink specials. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Free (entry). Four Horsemen, 310 E. Sixth St. 512-735-8052. www.shalomaustin.org/yad


"It's a Wonderful Life"

This holiday classic is considered to be one of the darker yet emotionally rich Hollywood productions of the 1940s. The screening is at 4:10 p.m. and admission is $11.37. To purchase tickets, visit the website.

Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin. 512-861-7060. https://drafthouse.com/theater/slaughter-lane

 

 
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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