Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film

The filmmaker offers a personal visual essay on some of the leading figures of 20th century avant-garde cinema, including Jonas Mekas, Peter Kubelka, Stan Brakhage, Michael Snow, and others.

4PM, Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar


  • Heather Woodbury: As The Globe Warms

    One of the most amazing theatre artists to ever set foot in this city returns to the Vortex with a new story – an American soap opera in six parts – and a whole new cast of characters, all played by Woodbury herself. Witness this creative powerhouse of a woman, directed by Michael Yawney, as she explores and explodes the headlines of our times with endangered frogs, whirling dervishes, desperate scientists, and evangelicals gone wild. Through Nov. 11, 8pm. Part Two: Thu., Nov. 1; Fri., Nov. 2. Part Three: Sat., Nov. 3; Sun., Nov. 4. Part Four: Wed., Nov. 7. Part Five: Thu., Nov. 8; Fri., Nov. 9. Part Six: Sat., Nov. 10; Sun., Nov. 11. $10-30 (but ask about those VIP passes!)

    The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282


  • Women & Their Work: Violent Delights

    Ann Wood's fantastic art incorporates two- and three-dimensional pieces – entire taxidermied deer, for instance – into a rococo outcropping of landscape that references topiaries, floral bouquets, and pastry decorating. But, note: The death and decay lurking below the surface or hovering nearby is, you might say, more than just the icing on this complex cake. Recommended. Through Nov. 17.

    Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca, 512/477-1064


  • Community

    • Austin Celtic Festival

      Put on your plaid and spend a weekend surrounded by the sounds, tastes, and sights or Ireland and Scotland highlighted by the Highland Games where unweildy objects are thrown. We have our reservations about the Children's Highland Games, but we'll assume they know what they're doing. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 3-4. $20, advance two-day pass; $12, day pass.

      Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318


    • Wine & Swine Benefit

      Eighteen local chefs go snout to tail with distinctive pork dishes at this benefit for the Austin Food & Wine Alliance. Look for wines, craft beers, and local spirits, as well as live music. 1-5pm. $100 ($75, advance).

      Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr., 512/837-1215


    • Wurstfest

      Put on your lederhosen and join the salute to sausage and oompah music for a unique German celebration with a Texas twang. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-11.

      New Braunfels, 800/221-4369


    • The Rules of Basketball

      Features an exhibition by artist Paul Pfeiffer and a display of James Naismith's 1891 document the Original Rules of Basketball. You won't want to miss this in-depth and historical look into the sport of basketball. Runs through Jan. 13, 2013.

      The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr., 512/471-7324


    • Tour de Gruene Bicycle Classic

      Enjoy a lovely, leisurely ride along the banks of the Guadalupe River and Gruene Hall Saturday morning and more competitive time trials Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Live music both nights. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 3-4, 8am. Gruene Historic District.