Free events this week, Dec. 20-26

Masai Brimm, 13, and her mother, Brooke, laugh as they move along during a traditional dance during a Kwanzaa Celebration at the George Washington Carver Museum on Friday, December 26, 2014. The event was celebrating the first day of Kwanzaa which focuses on Unity (Umoja).  DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Masai Brimm, 13, and her mother, Brooke, laugh as they move along during a traditional dance during a Kwanzaa Celebration at the George Washington Carver Museum on Friday, December 26, 2014. The event was celebrating the first day of Kwanzaa which focuses on Unity (Umoja). DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Sunday
The Art of Dr. Seuss.
Enjoy limited edition artwork from the Secret Works of Dr. Seuss collection, a special story time, face painting, and an opening reception and gallery talk with Todd Gresley. 2 p.m.-9 .m. Art for the People Gallery, 1711 South First Street. 512-761-4708, artforthepeoplegallery.com.

Monday
Shakespeare in Print and Performance. Explore the legacy of Shakespeare through early printed books, his textual sources and his plays, along with costume and set designs showcasing the many ways his work has been interpreted into performance. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday with extended Thursday evening hours. Free public tour at noon. Harry Ransom Center, 300 West 21st Street. 512-471-8944, hrc.utexas.edu.

Tuesday
Winter Catalog Storytime. The avid readers of BookKids have selected a few gems from the year’s best reads. They’ll read “Everyone Loves Bacon” along with other curated selections. BookPeople, 603 North Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Wednesday
The Austin Symphony’s Christmas in the Community. Different ensembles set out across the city to spread Christmas cheer and bring classical music to all Austinites. On Wednesday, the Stardust Big Band & Strings will perform. 6 p.m. Symphony Square, 1101 Red River Street. 512-476-6064, austinsymphony.org.

Saturday
Umoja/Unity Kwanzaa Celebration. Just in time for the new year, join the recommitment to unity in our community with Umoja, focusing on the interconnectedness of people from the African Diaspora. Elizabeth Kahura will perform. 1-3 p.m. George Washington Carver Museum Cultural and Genealogy Center, 1165 Angelina Street. 512-974-4926, austintexas.gov/event/kwanzaa-celebration.


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