What’s Up? Weekly: December 4-8, 2017


Whole Foods Kids Club
Tuesday, Dec. 5 | at 9:30 a.m. | Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr
Kids ages 2-5 will enjoy snacks and a special storytime. Parental supervision is requested. FREE!

Free Admission to Laguna Gloria
Tuesday, Dec. 5 | from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 W 35th St

Milly McSilly Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 5 | at 10:30 a.m. | Book People, 603 N Lamar Blvd
It’s another storytime with crowd favorite Milly McSilly! Milly’s a bit unpredictable, so if you love bubbles, balloons, and all-around SILLINESS, this is the storytime for you! FREE!

Literature Live: The Elves and the Shoemaker
Tuesday, Dec. 5 | at 10:30 a.m. | APL – Terrazas Branch,1105 East César Chávez St
A cold, lonely winter seems the fate of a poor shoemaker and his wife until the magic of the season intervenes. Join the Austin Public Library’s Literature Live! for happy surprises and fun in this traditional puppet show. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE!

Gingerbread Village / Holiday Open House at the Four Seasons
Tuesday, December 5 | from 5 to 6 p.m. | Four Seasons Hotel Austin Lobby, 98 San Jacinto Blvd
A beloved tradition, the Open Houses invite locals and visitors to ooh and ahh over the Gingerbread Village in the Lobby, all while enjoying complimentary hot apple cider and festive cookies. The talented pastry chefs behind this year’s Monopoly-inspired Village – along with special guest, Santa – will also be on hand for photo opportunities and to answer questions about the houses, which will be on display from November 21 through December 28, 2017.

Carriage Rides at The Arboretum
Tuesday, December 5 | from 5 to 9 p.m. | The Arboretum at Great Hills, 10000 Research Blvd
Enjoy a FREE carriage ride around The Arboretum and take in the holiday sights and sounds! Rides will be available every Tuesday and Thursday in December from 5 to 9 p.m. Rides start near Amy’s Ice Creams and last around 10 minutes.

12th Annual Tower Lighting
Tuesday, December 5 | at 5:30 p.m. | John Gaines Park, 2708 Sorin St
It’s one of Mueller’s most beloved traditions, the 12th Annual Tower Lighting. The Reagan High School Drumline and Boss Street Band will provide entertaiment for the entire family. Free coffee, kettle corn and cookies will be available while supplies last! Food trucks will be on-site with food for purchase during the event. Event is FREE!

Dickens Day Celebration (Pflugerville)
Tuesday, December 5 | at 6:30 p.m. | Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 Pfluger St W
Bah! Humbug! The storyteller Gary Whitaker will bring the words of Charles Dickens to life in a retelling of the classic tale, A Christmas Carol. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies before the story begins at 6:30 pm. All ages welcome. FREE!

A Very Special Project_Trio Jazz
Tuesday, December 5 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | in.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd
Enjoy Jazz on the porch! It’s a very special Project_Trio Jazz. It’s Marco’s birthday and he’ll be bringing up several special guests to jam! Marco Antonio Santos (guitar), Don Gozzard (Drums) and Will Baroni (Upright Bass) are part of Project_Trio. All members are current students at the UT Jazz Program. The trio presents original music and rearrangements of Jazz standards in a contemporary vision. Improvisation, grooves, interaction, jazz, rock, Samba, guitar effects and a lot of energy: all are part of Project_Trio. Show is FREE!

UMLAUF After Dark
Tuesday, Dec. 5 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E Lee Rd
UMLAUF After Dark happens every first Tuesday of the month, offering UMLAUF visitors a chance to experience the special evening environment of the sculpture garden and in featured gallery exhibitions, in addition to the activities and entertainment. UMLAUF After Dark is the perfect way to enjoy this gorgeous fall weather while taking in the incredible sights and sounds of nature. This event is FREE and open to everyone, and is a perfect opportunity to see the current exhibition Grackle Actions by UMLAUF Prize 2017 Winner Bucky Miller.

Hit ‘next’ for more Austin events!




About the Author

Jaelyn Penner
Jaelyn was born and raised in Kansas, but she got to Texas as soon as she could! After a few years of youthful fun in Dallas, Jaelyn decided to make her passion her career and headed to west Texas to make it happen. There, she honed her musical chops while studying Commercial Music, and then headed straight for Austin to help keep it weird. Once here, she unexpectedly found her soul mate, and loves that her husband and two boys are now her biggest fans! Besides being a musician, Jaelyn also works as a corporate event planner, is a self-proclaimed “celebratory expert” and a long-time foodie. She doesn’t feel complete unless she is keeping up with all the cool stuff Austin has to offer.