Holiday happenings and more free events, Nov. 30-Dec.6

On Dec., 7, 2013, Matt McIntyre played in the snow with his daughter, Audrey McIntyre, 6, at Snow Spectacular, a free event hosted at the Hill Country Galleria Mall in which 26,000lbs. of snow covered a 1230 square foot area. Snow Spectacular is the biggest fundraising event of the year for Battle for a Cure. RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Snow comes to the Hill Country Galleria this weekend. RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Monday
Young Journey Live. Created by Austinite Jaha Wilder, this non-profit organization hosts a variety of programs to inspire young people worldwide to become lifelong learners. Tonight, participants in the performing arts and media programs will showcase their new skills. 7:15 p.m. Google Fiber Space, 201 Colorado Street. youngjourney.org.

Tuesday
Beer Mile World Championships. Four laps is four miles, and at the start of each lap is a beer. There’s a fee to participate, but spectators can witness this unique sport for free. 6-11 p.m. Austin American-Statesman, 305 South Congress Ave. flotrackbeermile.com.

Wednesday
‘The Wanted 18’ screening. The 2014 animated documentary tells the story of how a Palestinian’s small local dairy became one of the strangest chapters of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 6:30 p.m. Asian-American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road. 512-974-1700, austintexas.gov/aarc.

Thursday
Live holiday music. A live string quartet will play music to help ring in the Holiday season at one of Austin’s most historic hotels. 5-7 p.m. The Driskill, 604 Brazos Street. 512-439-1234, driskillhotel.com.

Friday
Mix ‘n’ Mash: Austin Lotería! opening. The group exhibition and art sale features the works of over 200 artists inspired by an Austin twist on the Lotería card game. Admission will remain free all through December. 5-10 p.m. Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave. 512-480-9373, mexic-artemuseum.org/ehxhibitions.

Saturday
Snow Day. Every weekend in December, real snow comes to the Hill Country Galleria. Have a snowball fight, make a snowman and take fun family photos. 12 p.m. 12700 Hill Country Blvd. 512-263-0001, hillcountrygalleria.com.


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