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Art

BOOK PASSAGE

Georgetown Art Center’s final exhibit of the year, “Book Passage,” is ongoing at the center, 816 South Main Street. Unwanted books are given a new home in a world where dying books are reborn and venerated. This new work comes from award-winning book artists John Sager and Janice Anderson. Ms. Anderson weaves complex and richly colored mixed media collages from discarded book covers, supporting ephemera and carefully placed related found objects. Mr. Sager is an assemblage sculptor who shapes distressed books into thoughtful and elegant constructions. Through Jan. 3. 

 

ART CONNECTION

The art of Georgetown residents Gary Anderson and Rachel Hancock is on display at Artisans Connect Gallery, 800 South Austin Avenue. Mr. Anderson is recognized for his fiber art while Ms. Hancock discovered her inner watercolor artistry this year. 

The display runs through November. 

 

Theater

ROCKIN’ HOLIDAY PARTY

Palace Theatre performers will bring patrons holiday favorites and hits from the 60s and 70s with the Rockin’ Holiday Party on the Springer Main Stage. The event will feature Jamie Hilboldt on keyboards, Monte Mann on guitar, Boo Resnick on bass and Kevin Hall on drums. Updated protocols for indoor shows include, but are not limited to: temperature checks at the door, masks required at all times, hand-sanitizer for every patron, frequent sanitizing of all surfaces, and two-seat separation and empty row between groups, staggered arrival and dismissal, and social distancing throughout the building. A full list of updated protocols can be found on the Palace website. Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.


A TUNA CHRISTMAS

The Palace Theatre will perform “A Tuna Christmas” by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. The play is a broad comedy set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas. The plot centers on the town's annual Christmas Yard Display Contest, won 14 times in a row by Vera Carp. A mysterious Christmas Phantom, known for vandalizing the yard displays, has the contestants on edge. Among the subplots are Stanley Bumiller's attempts to end his probation and leave Tuna, Bertha Bumiller's struggle to hold her family together at Christmastime, and Joe Bob Lipsey's fight to mount successfully his production of “A Christmas Carol,” despite the town controller of the electric company threatening to turn the lights off. The play is both an affectionate commentary and withering satire of small town, Southern life and attitudes. Two actors play all 20 zany characters.

This production will be outdoors in the Palace Courtyard behind the theater with a stage, lots of costumes, lights and ushers. There will be a six-foot separation between groups, and masks are required, even when sitting in your seat, but they can be removed for eating or drinking. There will be snacks and drinks for sale, but you can bring your own. Nov. 27–Dec. 20.


A VERY MERRY NIGHT

Palace Theatre favorite Yesenia McNett is returning to the indoor Springer Stage for a night of musical entertainment. She will sing a variety of holiday and non-holiday favorites to kick off the holiday season. She is a singer and actor from New Braunfels, who has been performing on stages across Texas for over 25 years. Yesenia sings with her San Antonio area bands “The Groove Doctors” and “Rock N Soul,” and from Austin to Houston with “The Time Warps” and “The Brass Tax.” Her vocal blend of musical theater, jazz, pop, classic country and Latin music make her a versatile performer. Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.