The Week In Preview, 11/30-12/6

It goes without saying that December’s a busy month.  But I’m saying it anyway, since it makes a good intro to this post.

Besides the mad rush of the holidays, December’s the time to wrap up the year for whatever business you work in.  And a few such closing-time events are on the schedule for this week.

This Friday, December 4, we have two series finales to look forward to.  At 8PM (Central time), after eight seasons of waiting and rooting for the guy, Adrian Monk will finally solve his wife’s murder, and before that, at 11:30AM (also Central time), PDP will host its final Lunch N’ Learn program.  That’ll take place at our office (8603 Crownhill Blvd., Ste. 30), and since the end of the year’s a good time to make sure your books are in order, we’ll be covering Accounting for the Arts, with Karl Knox, CPA as our guest speaker.  Cost is only $20, and you can sign up by visiting our Training & Development page.

That same evening also marks the start of this year’s SA 48 Hour Film Experience.  As of last week’s Film Forum, we had over a dozen teams signed up to participate, featuring such filmmakers as Alejandro De Hoyos, Wes Barlow, Michael Patrick, Jose Banuelos, Erik Bosse, Mistah Pete, and S.A. Film Commissioner Drew Mayer-Oakes (whose film will screen out of competition), so it’s going to be quite an event.

On Sunday, December 6, the surviving teams turn in their films.  And from there, I hope to see a few of them stop by Augie’s Barbed Wire Smokehouse & Treehouse Wine Bar (3709 N. St. Mary’s, by Sunken Gardens) for the Texas Music Coalition‘s Holiday Party & Showcase.  This year, Nikki will be joined as host by KONO’s Steven O. Sellers, and featured performers this year include TMC president Red Dvorak, 2009’s Jack Skiles Scholarship recipient Marcus Tedesco, Los Dos Estebans (featuring Sellers and his son Steve Jr., a scholarship runner-up), The Neverly Brothers (featuring Ron Young, a veteran of the local scene who was there at TMC’s beginning), Confusion Only (whose “Hypocrite” was one of the highlights of TMC’s recent Music Video Showcase), and Confusing Minerva.  Along the way, we’ll also have holiday trivia, great food, and an appearance by Santa Claus.  The party starts at 5PM, and admission’s free, so I hope you can make it.

That’s it for this week.  If you’d like to know more, I’ve tried to include all the relevant links, but if you still have questions, please feel free to leave a comment or send an e-mail, and I’ll do what I can.

Thanks as always for reading, and (especially this week) “be seeing you…”

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