| But you must eat the gnocchi! Gerard Depardieu and Uma Thurman in Vatel.
Dir. Roland Joffé (2000)
As an enticing appetizer for the Realm of Illusion exhibit, the McNay Art Museum presents Vatel, the tale of a famous French chef (reportedly the distant ancestor of Bistro Vatel’s Damien Watel) who woos Louis XIV, and his favorite attendant. The fabulously potato-nosed Gerard Depardieu and Uma Thurman star. Admission is free. 7:15 p.m. Thursday, December 15, at the McNay, 6000 N. New Braunfels, 824-5368.
The Holiday Laser Show
Urban-15 Group presents its second annual Holiday Laser Show featuring creator Tim Walsh, December 4-10. Favorite holiday tunes will be accompanied by multi-colored laser beams and 3-D spectacles. Instructional shows for schoolchildren are held 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. Showtimes for the general public are held at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. Saturday. All shows are held at the Urban-15 theater, 2500 S. Presa. Admission is $10 adult, $5 student, $4 children under 12. Seating is limited and advance tickets are recommended. 533-2912. For more info on the laser show, visit laserspectacles.com.