Video games out this week
“The Walking Dead: Season Three — A New Frontier.” Telltale’s acclaimed story series continues with a teenaged Clementine and another playable survivor character, Javier, who is trying to protect his family. As always, expect difficult choices and complete heartbreak in this, the first episode of five to be released monthly. Rated M for Mature. $5 per episode or $25 for the whole season, for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS and Android.
“Shantae: ½ Genie Hero.” The Kickstarter-funded follow-up to the well-received “Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse” continues the adventures of the shape-shifting, hair-whipping adventurer. Rated T for Teen. $30 for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation Vita and PC.
Also out this week: “Wild Guns Reloaded” (PS4), “Eagle Flight” (PC), “Wanderland” (PC), “Juno’s Darkest Hour” (PC), “Happy Room” (PC), “Heroine Anthem Zero” (PC), “MAGICALxSPIRAL” (PC), “The Journey: Bob’s Story” (PC), “Revival Reset” (PC).
— Omar L. Gallaga
Astronomy on Tap. This month’s out-of-this-world event brings you three exciting talks about the universe. Astronomy fans will learn about Betelgeuse, exploding stars and the biggest black holes. And host Brandon Bozek will take you on a trip through the multi-verse. Plus, the night will have trivia, brand-new giveaways, astronomy-related art from local artists and the Fifth Dimension Books community bookstore parked outside. Hope for good weather: Astronomy on Tap will have telescopes on hand to look for exciting objects in the night sky. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Free. The North Door, 502 Brushy St. facebook.com/events/1778132602460471/.
“With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work In Progress).” Jim Hodges’ multimedia exhibit, exploring the impermanence and fragility of the human experience, is on display at the Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ongoing. The Contemporary Austin, 700 Congress Ave. $3-$5 (free on Tuesdays). 512-453-5312, thecontemporaryaustin.org.
“A Christmas Carol.” Austin’s most rockin’ holiday tradition is back by popular demand for the third year in a row. Starring Jaston Williams of “Greater Tuna” fame in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, the production combines new hit songs and re-imagined carols with traditional Victorian setting and costumes. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 31. $29-$81. 1510 Toomey Road. 512-476-0541, zachtheatre.org.
Legends & Legacies Holiday Show at Continental Club. An annual event that gathers some of Austin’s prominent musical families together on one bill, this year’s is special: It serves as a benefit for Savannah Welch, who lost a leg in a recent accident in Wimberley. Her father Kevin and brother Dustin will perform, along with members of the McMurtry, Graham, Gilmore, Hood and Allen clans. 9 p.m. Dec. 23. $32. 1315 S. Congress. continentalclub.com.