Buzzfest light event
The city of Bee Cave will host Buzzfest, a free winter light festival, from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd.
The event will feature art installations with light, sound and technology; choreographed light art performances; live music; six augmented reality works of art; large-scale mapping installations and window projections; and wearable glow-in-the-dark masks and accessories.
For more information: beecavebuzzfest.com.
Austin, partners begin
wellness speaker series
The city of Austin, Austin’s African American Cultural District, CarverMuseumATX, the Asian American Resource Center and the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center have teamed up to produce “dream awake” with the first event launching at 11:30 a.m. Friday.
“Dream awake” is a speaker series that centers wellness and the development of a multi-racial multi-ethnic, and multi-generational coalition. The program will run from December through April and is designed to help communities begin healing from endemic violence experienced by communities of color.
The first event will feature Austin-based healers, artists and grassroots activists who will discuss the need for healing in movement work and how they center wellness in their personal and professional lives.
To register: bit.ly/3abrb6z.
ACC to offer session
on A&M engineering
Austin Community College will host a virtual information session on the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy for 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday.
Supported by Chevron, the academy allows students to earn an A&M engineering degree for less money by starting at ACC. Students who are admitted are guaranteed admission to Texas A&M University School of Engineering in College Station and can transition as early as their sophomore year.
Registration is required at bit.ly/37mkIEd.
Other information sessions will be Jan. 7 and 21. To register and for more information: bit.ly/3mpQtR0.
Festival of Trees
runs through Jan. 10
The Buda Festival of Trees will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Jan. 10 at the Downtown Buda Greenbelt, 319 Main St.
The trees displayed are donated by an individual, family, group or business and has a central theme behind the décor. Volunteers from the Buda Main Street Advisory Board built a lighted tunnel in addition to the donated trees.
All donations go toward keeping downtown businesses open.
For more information: budafestivaloftrees.com.