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Cinemark Fall Classics: The Great Escape

One of the all-time great action movies also features an all-star international cast. Based on a true incident, the movie tells the story of the biggest attempt by Allied P.O.W.s to escape from a German prison camp. The first half of the movie sets up all the various characters who have to drop their prickly differences and unite to outwit their German captors. Steve McQueen as the "Cooler King" is a genuine classic. Read a full review of The Great Escape.

7PM and 2PM, Tinseltown South, 5501 S. I-35

Arts

  • 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

    www.vortexrep.org

  • 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

    www.womenandtheirwork.org

  • Community

    • 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

      www.wurstfest.com

    • 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

      www.blantonmuseum.org

    • Stanley Roy's Show & Tell

      This self-dubbed "Performative Arts and Antics Open Mic Night Nite" brings together soothsayers, uke players, über gayers, and your deepest Fannnnnntassssy (Stanley Roy's even poofier ghost) as host. Wed., Nov. 7, 8pm (2012), Free

      Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133

      www.facebook.com/stanley.r.williamson