Eric Morlan, left, and Jordan Wylde portray Capt. Bob Wallace and Pvt. Phil Davis during the rehearsal of Riverland Community College's "White Christmas," set to open this week. -- Trey Mewes/

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Published 11:30am Friday, November 30, 2012

The holiday events are in full swing. By default, everything on my list for the next week is Christmas themed. Here we go:

I’m dreamin’…

Riverland Community College’s theater and music departments are set for their performance of “White Christmas.” The show opens 7:30 p.m. Friday at Frank W. Bridges Theatre, 1900 Eighth Ave. NW, and continues for with several other showings. Bear with me: 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8; 2 p.m. Dec. 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 9.

Shop ’til you drop

For those who didn’t shop on Black Friday or during Sumner Elementary School’s holiday shopping event, try again. Brownsdale Elementary School is hosting its own holiday shopping event from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

The show features 25 or more vendors, door prizes and food. The school is located on the north end of Brownsdale on Highway 56/Mill Street.

Big Band and cars?

Looking for a car this holiday season? Enjoy the experience a little more at the Holiday Cars open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Holiday Cars on West Oakland Avenue in Austin. The Austin Big Band will be there during that window to perform the sounds of the season.

Tons o’ Tubas

Nothing hits the note like a tuba, I say. The third Tuba Christmas will storm the Oak Park Mall, 1301 18th Ave. NW at 2 p.m. this Saturday with way more brass than necessary. Rumor has it that Santa will make a stop at the show, despite being in the midst of the North Pole’s biggest production swing.

Christmas at the Paramount

Even Sunday has Christmas cheer in store. Doug Gabriel Christmas Show opens at 2 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 125 Fourth Ave. NE. To order tickets, call 800-280-9757.

Look to Reporter Matt Peterson’s column every Friday for more about upcoming events in Austin. For even more, check out the calendar on Page 4 every day in the print edition and the homepage.

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