Sep 8, 2011 | 6:41 am
As part of the Sarah & Ernest Butler Pops Series, The Austin Symhony will present Elf in Concert, conducted by Peter Bay.
In the film, Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father.
The audience can relive this heartwarming holiday classic on a giant screen as every note of John Debney’s score is played live to picture.
Weekend Event Guide
Kick off the holiday season with a healthy helping of festive events and jubilant gatherings. Settle in for a screening of Home Alone at Fareground Austin or hit the ice rink at Four Seasons Hotel Austin’s new Ice Rodeo. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this Thanksgiving weekend. For a full listing of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, November 24
Four Seasons Hotel Austin presents Ice Rodeo
Embark on a journey to aTexas-inspired winter wonderland in the heart of downtown. The Four Seasons Hotel Austin's Ice Rodeo is an elevated and stylish holiday experience that combines the nostalgia and whimsy of the winter season with modern activations. Highlights include an outdoor ice-skating rink and massive art installations like a 30-foot Christmas tree and a life-size gingerbread Airstream trailer. Guests can also rent cozy and chic “cabins” stocked with fire pits, seasonal goodies, and beverages. Get more information on tickets here.
Friday, November 25
Cap City Comedy Club presents Godfrey
Comedian Godfrey brings his irreverent style of humor to the Cap City Comedy Club for a few days only. He’s best known for his various appearances in films and television shows like Zoolander, Louie, and 30 Rock. More recently, his onscreen credits include his current starring role on the TruTV series Upload. For tickets, go to the comedy club's website. Shows are scheduled through November 27.
Saturday, November 26
Blood Over Texas presents Horror For The Holidays
The biggest dark holiday market in the city is back for another year of gifts, collectibles, oddities, and more. This two-day event will include a market of over 70 dark and horror vendors, a Krampus Parade, raffle prizes, photos with Evil Santa, and various food and drink offerings at the Palmer Events Center. For tickets and more event information, click here.
Fareground presents Screen on the Green:Home Alone
Pack a blanket and some mittens and settle in for an outdoor screening of a holiday classic on the green on Fareground Austin. Guests are invited to enjoy 1990 blockbuster Home Alone under the stars. An assortment of seasonal concessions including cotton candy and $4 happy hour drinks will be available for purchase. Admission is free and open to the public.
Sunday, November 27
Neill-Cochran House Museum presents Holiday Art on the Lawn
Give the gift of a new work of art to someone special or yourself this holiday season with the help of this festive art sale on the Neill-Cochran House Museum grounds. Shoppers can peruse and purchase unique art and gifts from Austin-based artists while benefitting the museum’s programming efforts. Kids in attendance can also take part in a guided art activity while parents shop. Admission is free.