The Planner: 7 Days, 7 Things, Dec. 7-13

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1. Grand Opening of “Austin 175: Cabins to Skyscrapers” during Austin History Center

Opening accepting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12 to 6 p.m. Sundays, by Mar 22. Free. 810 Guadalupe St.

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Austin was founded a same year that photography was invented, in 1839, that means that there aren’t too many photos arrangement us what a city looked like behind afterwards — though some of a ones that do exist will be on arrangement starting Tuesday during a Austin History Center in jubilee of Austin’s 175th anniversary on Dec. 27. The new exhibit, “Austin 175: Cabins to Skyscrapers,” explores a initial permanent settlers to a area, a views they competence have seen out their windows and Republic of Texas boss Mirabeau B. Lamar’s prophesy for a Texas sovereignty that led to a collateral relocating here. The vaunt also has photographs of a downtown skyline taken during 25 year intervals to illustrate Austin’s astronomical growth.

2. Lauryn Hill during Emo’s

8 p.m. doors Sunday. $57-$60. 2015 E. Riverside Drive.

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For womanlike hip-hop fans of a certain age, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” expelled in 1998, is a landmark, a watershed impulse when a immature former Fugee defiantly spoke a hopes, dreams and all a pain with such overwhelming energy and utterance it literally altered a lives. Hill didn’t vessel out to be a attention diversion changer we hoped she would be and we watched in fear as her possess career imploded. She hasn’t had a poignant recover in some-more than 15 years, though it doesn’t matter. Loyal fans will spin out in droves to hear a songs that set them free. — Deborah Sengupta Stith

3. Dan Barber during a Paramount Theatre

7 p.m. Monday. $25-$130. 713 Congress Ave. 512-474-1221,

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James Beard Award-winning cook Dan Barber is creation his initial Texas coming given edition his new book, “The Third Plate,” to speak about a ideas showcased in it. The book moves over farm-to-table to offer a insubordinate approach of eating. Musician Michael Fracasso will open. And if we confirm to squeeze a VIP tickets, arrive early. You’ll not usually get primary seats for Fracasso and Barber; you’ll also be means to association previously starting during 6 p.m. and suffer anniversary bites from internal chefs, including Hoover Alexander of Hoover’s Cooking and Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due.

4. “This Wonderful Life” during Zach Theatre

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays by Dec. 28. $45. 202 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-476-0541,

In a tour-de-force performance, award-winning actor Martin Burke is behind to play all 37 characters from a dear holiday film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” including George Bailey, Mary, Clarence a Angel and Old Man Potter. It competence not be easy to take on roughly 40 really opposite characters in a obvious movie, though Burke pulls it off exquisitely in this laughable romp. Tuesday shows flog off Dec. 16, and there won’t be a Christmas Eve performance.

5. Hi Hat Anniversary Beer Dinner

7 to 11:30 p.m. Thursday. $75. 2121 E. Sixth St. 512-478-8700,

Wish qualification drink bar Hi Hat Public House a really happy dual years by attending a anniversary dinner, a six-course dish interconnected with New Belgium and Firestone Walker beers (some of that will be in Texas for a initial time). You’ll also be treated to live jazz via a dinner. Among a beers you’ll try are New Belgium Oscar Love and Firestone Walker Velvet Mocha Merlin. To attend, make reservations by interlude by or calling.

6. Ballet Austin’s “The Nutcracker”

7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and additional dates and times by Dec. 23. $15-$84. Long Center for a Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-476-2163,

You know a story: Clara battles a hulk Rat King and transforms her nutcracker doll into a large prince. Together, they revisit a enchanting land of dancing snowflakes, a Sugar Plum Fairy and a jubilee that takes her around a universe in a singular night. No matter how many times you’ve seen a “The Nutcracker,” Ballet Austin’s prolongation is always value going to see during a holidays. For some-more about a behind-the-scenes work that goes into it, revisit for Jeanne Claire outpost Ryzin’s new story on a dictatorial shoe and dress design.

7. Davis Gallery’s “Holiday Showcase: Collective Chemistry”

Opening accepting 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, by Jan. 10. 837 W. 12th St. 512-477-4929,

To applaud a holidays, a Davis Gallery is featuring new and stability works by dear Texas artists, including Daniel Burns, Matthew Fuller and Sandra Langston. The 25 sum artists all work in a accumulation of mediums, from portrayal and sculpture to photography and churned media collage. In some of their pieces, you’ll notice tangible state icons, such as Snow’s BBQ in Lexington and bluebonnet flowers, and others will ride we to a place distant divided or within yourself.

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