Movies in the Park: “The Goonies.” The Austin Parks Foundation is closing out the film series with the 1980s treasure hunt classic. Come early to embark on a treasure hunt of your own, as well as enjoy treats from Austin Land & Cattle, Cornucopia Popcorn and Juice Austin. Dogs, picnics and lawn chairs are welcome; glass and styrofoam are not. 4:30 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. film Dec. 1. Free. Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury St. facebook.com/events/180863169002045/.
Theater & dance
“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Classic Radiocast.” Penfold Theatre’s show about members of the KPNF radio station returns. It’s 1946, and the radio personnel are assembling for a live performance of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Through dozens of characterizations and live foley sound effects, five of Penfold’s actors tell the entire story, putting an imaginative twist on a cherished holiday tradition. After watching a classic tale told in a new way, you’ll fall in love with George Bailey and the town of Bedford Falls all over again. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Dec. 23; additional performances 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17. $23-$25. Old Settlers Hall, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. penfoldtheatre.org.
Wood Brothers, Ben Sollee at Emo’s. Siblings Oliver and Chris Wood, along with multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix, have risen to the fore of acoustic folk-blues music over the past decade, releasing a half-dozen studio albums and working with renowned producers such as Buddy Miller. But don’t arrive late, as the opening act is a top draw in his own right: Cellist Ben Sollee, who once did a national tour by bicycle with his cello in tow, has released a few great indie-folk solo albums as well as collaborating with banjo wunderkind Abigail Washburn in her Sparrow Quartet. 7 p.m. Dec. 1. $22-$25. 2015 Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — Peter Blackstock
26th Annual Wild Ideas Shopping Event. Purchase holiday gifts while strolling through the beautiful winter gardens at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The shop will feature 20 percent off all merchandise; plus, there will be book signings, demos, food samplings and artists. On Saturday, attend a holiday wreath workshop from 9 a.m. to noon. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free. 4801 La Crosse Ave. 512-232-0200, wildflower.org/holiday/.
Story Time in the Garden. Story Time themes (this time, it’s about wildlife traits and habitats) are based on the seasonal happenings found in the Zilker Botanical Garden. While visiting garden features and listening to stories, participating kids will bring the theme to life through hands-on activities and a botanical expedition. 10:30 a.m. Dec. 5. $1-$3. 2220 Barton Springs Road. 512-477-8672, zilkergarden.org.