5 Things You Have To Do This Week

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Monday, December 15
The X-Mas Pops Sing-Along


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The Alamo Drafthouse put together the most ridiculous holiday hits so you can sing falsetto with the Peanuts gang, jam to Wham's "Last Christmas" and dance along with Justin Bieber. Also includeds hits from Bob Dylan, NSYNC, Mariah Carey, Santa Claus, David Bowie, and Mr. Hanky. $12, 7pm Monday, Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes, 1255 S.W. Loop 410, (210) 677-8500, drafthouse.com.

Monday, December 15
Amahl and the Night Visitors


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Amahl is a holiday event for the entire family with uplifting themes of hope, love, faith and forgiveness. This tales brings the meaning of the holiday season home for all. The opera features and accomplished cast, sets, costumes, chorus and a live orchestra conducted by STLO General Director, Dr. Mazias de Oliveira, who has produced Amahl more than 100 times. $20-$30, 7:30 pm Monday, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 115 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org.

Tuesday, December 16
Story Time with Santa Paws

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Grand Hyatt San Antonio opens its doors for this year’s Story Time with Santa Paws, a family-favorite holiday tradition featuring everyone’s favorite man in red, Santa Paws. As a fan of all furry friends, Santa Paws has arranged for the San Antonio Humane Society to bring their finest adoptable puppies to story time and welcomes you to bring your own four-legged family members to enjoy the fun. Free, 11am Tuesday, Grand Hyatt San Antonio, 600 E Market, (210) 224-1234.

Tuesday, December 16
Blind Boys of Alambama with Mavis Staples: Talkin' Christmas

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Millennials are forgiven for thinking the Blind Boys of Alabama are the newest Black Keys knockoff, but the Boys, whose name was even more literal 60 years ago when they began, are the product of a more sincere time. Likewise, Talkin’ Christmas is nothing but, and there’s not a reindeer in sight. But rather than dour put-the-Christ-back-in-Christmas prosthelytism, it’s pure joy to the world. Mavis Staples, whose voice has only gotten stronger since she stole “The Weight” from The Band in The Last Waltz, will help the Boys put the soul back in the holiday spirit. $29-$110, 7:30pm Tuesday, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 115 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org.

Wednesday, December 17
Girlie Night:
Love Actually

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In this masterpiece of a romantic comedy, Love Actually combines Colin Firth, an adorable little boy with a dead mom, the British Prime Minister, the porn industry, Mr. Bean, a washed up rock star and a kid in an octopus costume. Starring Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth and Emma Thompson. $12, 7pm Wednesday, Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes, Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes, 1255 S.W. Loop 410, (210) 677-8500, drafthouse.com.


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