Saturday, Dec. 17
Christmas at the Kroc — Kerrville Salvation Army Kroc Center, 9 a.m. to noon. Information: The details: Celebrate the holidays with the whole family at this free event filled with breakfast, phots with Santa, cookie decorating, hot chocolate, and arts and crafts all themed around “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
Snow on the Island — Tranquility Island at Louise Hays Park, 5 p.m. Information: https://www.kerrvilletx.gov/1665/Light-the-Island The details: A great location for families and friends to celebrate the holiday season, make new traditions and family memories. You can also celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Guadalupe River Trail.
Shiny Ribs — Arcadia Live!, 7-10 p.m. Information: http://www.thearcadialive.org The details: “Shinyribs is the continuation of Kevin Russell’s musical journey that began in Beaumont, TX when, at 14, he found his father’s guitar under his bed, along with a sewing machine, a billy club and a box of comic books. Luckily he chose the guitar. Following his family’s oil boom and bust migratory path he landed in Shreveport, LA where he formed his first band. Picket Line Coyotes were a Husker Du meets Elvis Costello hybrid that lived and died between the “Arklatexabamassippi” borders much like their unfortunate animal namesake. That’s what took him to Austin where The Gourds were born from those Coyote ashes. That storied band of pumpkins came to an end after 18 years of good times and hard travelin’. From that point on Russell, has been riding high on the Shinyribs river of country-soul, swamp-funk and tickle. A Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit. It’s a hip shaking, belly laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party. All styles of American music are likely to be touched on, squeezed on, kissed on by this world-class band featuring Winfield Cheek on Keyboards, Keith Langford on Drums, Jeff Brown on Bass, the Tijuana Trainwreck Horns, and The Shiny Soul Sisters – Kelley Mickwee and Alice Spencer.”
Possessed by Paul James — Central Provisions, 5 p.m. Information: https://centralprovisionstx.com/ The details: Come down to Center Point and enjoy an afternoon of food, wine and music with “Possessed by Paul James.”
Dreams: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac — Gravity Check Saloon and Arena, 6:30 p.m. Information: gravitychecksaloonandarena.com The details: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. The state’s No. 1 Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, with special guest Scott Rotge will be on the stage for an unforgettable show you don’t want to miss! $20 cover.
Bob Stewart — Inn of the Hills, 8 p.m. Information: http://www.innofthehills.com
Chris DeAnda — Trailhead Beer Garden at Schreiner University, 7 p.m. Information: http://www.trailheadbeergarden.com The details: Country singer/songwriter from West Texas.
Star Seed — Pier 27 River Lounge and Pizzeria, 8 p.m. Information: http://www.pier27riverlounge.business.site
Jesse and Maren — Pint and Plow Brewing Co., 6 p.m. Information: http://www.pintandplow.com
Shaw Revolver — Southern Sky Music Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Information: http://www.southernskymusiccafe.com
Markets and sales
Heart of the Hills Farmers Market — Riverhills Mall parking lot, 8 a.m. Information: http://www.heartofthehillsfarmersmarket.com
Gun and Knife Show — Hill Country Youth Event Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: http://www.texasgunandknifeshows.com The details: Offering outdoor items, old, new, collectible guns, handguns, long guns, ammo, and accessories of all kinds. Camping stuff, range bags, backpacks, concealed carry purses, gold & silver to trade and buy: jewelry, unique crafts and survival dry food.
Science and nature
Bird Walk and Talk — Dietert Center, 9 a.m. Information: Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org The details: Join Paul and Deloris Sellin on a stroll along the River Trail for a wonderful morning identifying and admiring birds in the Hill Country area.
Sunday, Dec. 18
Zion Lutheran’s Christmas Program — Zion Lutheran Church, 9 a.m. to noon. Information: http://www.zionkerrville.org The details: Celebrate the holidays with your family and friends by attending Zion’s Annual Christmas Program and enjoy breakfast between services.
Gun and Knife Show — Hill Country Youth Event Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: http://www.texasgunandknifeshows.com The details: Offering outdoor items, old, new, collectible guns, handguns, long guns, ammo, and accessories of all kinds. Camping stuff, range bags, backpacks, concealed carry purses, gold & silver to trade and buy: jewelry, unique crafts and survival dry food.