Calendar: Recommended


Cinema East: All the Light in the Sky

An moderately successful actress in her mid-40s reflects on life in the movie business in the latest film by the ridiculously prodigious filmmaker Joe Swanberg.

7PM, Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second

  • 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

  • Annie Griffiths: A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel

    One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Griffiths reveals the realities of juggling family and career while traveling the world for the renowned magazine. Mon., Nov. 12, 8pm (2012), $19-39

    Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 457-5100

    • Bikin' Betties Social Ride

      Social Cycling Austin presents Bikin' Betties, a weekly, beginner-friendly, all-ladies bike ride that ends with drink specials and fun activities (karaoke, mini-golf, outdoor movies, etc.) Along the way, bond with other two-wheelin' ladies. Join the Facebook group for ride details. Mondays, 8pm.

    • 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

    • University of Texas

      Men's Basketball Vs. Fresno State: Fri., Nov. 9, 7pm. Vs. Coppin State: Mon., Nov. 12, 7pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-40. Women's Volleyball Wed., Nov. 14, 7pm. Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway. $4-7. Football Vs. Iowa State: Sat., Nov. 10, 11am. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 2100 San Jacinto.

    • Drag Out Funny

      Funny as in "ha ha," and funny as in, you know… queer. Join Chitah Daniels Kennedy, Rebecca Havemeyer, Kelly Stone, Ralphie Hardesty, Reina DelMar, Texas State Harambee, and more for this fundraiser for the Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund. 8pm.

      Texas Music Theater, 120 E. San Antonio St., San Marcos

    • The Acro Cats Ambush Austin

      These cats have been more than herded. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, these circus cats ride skateboards, jump through hoops, and play in a rock band (!). Nov. 12-18: Mon.-Wed., 7pm; Thu.-Fri., 7 & 10pm; Sat., 4, 7, & 10pm; Sun., 1, 4, & 7pm, $18

      Blue Theatre, 916 Springdale, 512/927-1118

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