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in the months of December and January.

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Dec. 13

Spice up your shopping with a festive wine walk
Guests can shop in the Galleria while discovering great wines from all over the world. Guests will start at Twin Liquors to pick up a map that is both a guide to the walk and a ticket for each wine walk stop. 5-9 p.m. Free to attend. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001.

Dec. 14, 15, 16, 20, 21

See a swinging cabaret
A benefit performance of “A Cool Yule” will raise funds for the arts education programs and professional theater at TexARTS. Regular showtimes: Dec. 14, 15, 20, 21 at 7:30 p.m. Holiday party and benefit performance: Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. with a 5 p.m. VIP reception. Tickets start at $84. TexARTS, 2300 Lohmans Spur, Ste. 160, Austin.

Dec. 14

Take in a movie outdoors
The city of Bee Cave Parks and Recreation Department will show “Polar Express” on the lawn of the Hill Country Galleria’s Central Plaza. There will be a 4:30 p.m. preshow holiday activity at The Hive, the Bee Cave Arts Foundation’s new community art center. 6-8 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001.


Dec. 14-16

Dance and learn at the
Day of Tango Festival
The weekend-long celebration of the Argentinian dance features live performances, dance workshops, free beginner’s dance lessons and more. Times and ticket prices vary. Friday and Saturday’s events will be held at Ben Hur Shrine Auditorium, 7811 Rockwood Lane. Sunday’s events will be at Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St., Austin.

Dec. 15

Attend a holiday-themed concert in Spicewood
Musician Brad Boyer is playing a holiday concert at Spicewood destination Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery followed by an after-hours performance from The Texas K.G.B. 3-10 p.m. (distillery opens at noon). Free. Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery, 101 CR 409, Spicewood. 512-970-3203.

dec. 15

See a reimagined classic
The Bee Cave Youth Players present “Ebenezer High: A Modern Teenage Christmas Carol.” This will be a children’s community theater fundraising event benefiting  post-9/11 veterans and Two shows at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. $10. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-111-1111.

Library events

Bee Cave Public Library

4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave


Dec. 13: Book Club, 7-8 p.m. Free.

Dec. 14: Toddler Tales Storytime, two times for the event: 10:30 a.m. and
11:15 a.m. Free.

Dec. 19: Chess Club, 5-6 p.m. Free.

Jan. 3: Knitting Club, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Free.

Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing, Lakeway


Dec. 11, 12, 13: Tech Coach, noon. Free.

Dec. 14: Genealogy Group, 9-10 a.m. Free.

Dec. 21: Lego Club, 4 p.m. Free.

Laura Bush Library

9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin


Dec. 17: Qi Gong, 10-11 a.m. Free.

Dec. 20: Children’s Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Free.

Dec. 20: Smart Schooling Book Group, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Free.

Dec. 27: Quilters, 12:30-3 p.m. Free.

Spicewood Community Library

1011 Spur 191, Spicewood


Dec. 12: Lawyer in the Library, 4-6 p.m. Free.

Dec. 13: Spicewood Butterflies Healthy Eating, 10-11 a.m. Free.

Dec. 27: Spicewood Butterflies Healthy Eating, 10-11 a.m. Free.

Westbank Community LIbrary

1309 Westbank Drive, Austin


Dec. 18: Family Night: Glitter Snow Jars, 6-7 p.m. Free.

Dec. 21: Knit Wits, noon-3 p.m. Free.

Dec. 29: Sheng Zhen: Seated Qi Gong, 11 a.m.-noon. Free.

Dec. 18

Take a tour of the universe
Attendees of “To Infinity and Beyond: Tour the Universe” will view breathtaking images of galaxies, stars and planets as seen through the eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Belmont Village Senior Living-Westlake Hills, 4310 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills. 512-347-1700.

Dec. 18

Have fun making crafts with the family
Head to the Westbank Library to make glitter snow jars. Among other aspects of the event, participants will learn how to use their breath and the jar for calming effects. 6 p.m. Free. Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Drive, Austin. 512-327-3045.

through dec. 24

Take photos with Santa
This year a professional photo team will be on-site to capture memories with Santa Claus, with photo package options for purchase so guests can leave with a timeless keepsake in hand. Times and package options vary. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001.

Jan. 5

Attend a book discussion with the author
Author Caroline Eick will discuss her book, “Core Emotional Addictions,” in which she brings to light how we can get addicted to certain emotions that keep us in self-defeating patterns. 2-3 p.m. Free. Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Lakeway. 512-263-2885.