Plenty of free holiday shopping events, including Cherrywood Art Fair


Free First Sunday at the Bullock Museum. This month’s theme for the family-friendly event is “celebration.” In addition to exploring the three floors of artifacts from around the state free of charge, you’ll also be able to engage in special activities centered around this theme, including listening to the Groundwork Music Orchestra perform a set of diverse holiday music. 12 to 5 p.m. 1800 Congress Ave. 512-936-8746,


Asleep at the Wheel at Waterloo Records. A decade after the Grammy Award winners’ last Christmas album, Asleep at the Wheel is performing new original songs along with holiday favorites. The group asks that fans bring a toy to the show to donate to the Austin Children’s Shelter. 5 p.m. 600-A N. Lamar Blvd. 512-474-2500,


4th Annual Art-Science Trading Card Exhibition. Art Science Gallery’s fundraiser show gives new and seasonal art collectors the chance to own small pieces of visual art while also contributing to the future of the gallery. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Friday through Dec. 21. 916 Springdale Road, Building 2 #102.


The Fine Goods Pop-Up, Holiday Edition. Meet local makers and designers and shop their wares to find special holiday gifts. Plus, sip on tasty cocktails from Mighty Sweet, nibble on locally made treats from Baked by Amy’s and listen to live music. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Distillery, 211 E. Sixth St.


2nd Street Social Sip & Stroll. This new monthly event to run the second Thursday of the month kicks off with a special holiday focus. Enjoy Austin Cocktails, in-store specials, raffles and activities at shops and eateries throughout the district. 6 to 8 p.m. Downtown AMLI Lobby, 201 Lavaca St.


Joe Francis Doerr at BookPeople. Poet and St. Edward’s University professor Doerr will talk about and sign his new book of poetry, “Tocayo: New and Selected Poems and Songs.” 7 p.m. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050,


The Cherrywood Art Fair. Sure, you’ll get a good chunk of your holiday shopping done in one weekend at this holiday bazaar featuring an eclectic group of 88 Texas vendors. But you’ll also get treated to live music, family-friendly activities and food truck grub. 10 a.m. (also 10 a.m. Dec. 11). Maplewood Elementary School, 3808 Maplewood Ave.

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