Toad the Wet Sprocket meets Grant Lee Buffalo, 8pm.
Neil Young’s better half. – Raoul Hernandez
Local Brit-pop, with psych Paraguay first from Jon Sanchez.
Chicago post-rock alums the Sea and Cake strike a fair bargain between meticulous detail and free-range atmospherics on their latest, Runner. The adroit quartet’s low-key mélange of prog, folk, and electronic music brims with subtle charms worth getting off the couch for. Fiery Furnaces songwriter/composer Matthew Friedberger’s solo work is a stranger cup of tea. The 45-track Matricidal Sons of Bitches is his 12th album in six years. It unfolds like a random collage of film score clips in a manner both intriguing and disorienting. – Greg Beets
Mohawk, 912 Red River
A Palestinian farmer chronicles his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.
7PM, Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar
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
Subtitled "A Troubling Turn on Shakespeare's Macbeth," here's the latest from Trouble Puppet Theatre Company, the bunraku professionals who've brought us fantastic adaptations of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Russell Hoban's Riddley Walker, and more. This dark and bloody tale is adapted and directed by Connor Hopkins – with music by Graham Reynolds, lighting by Stephen Pruitt, sound design by Buzz Moran, and imagery by Chris Owen – for a classically twisted night of ghosts, witches, and murder most foul. (Pro tip: Ask about their opening-night special.) Oct. 31-Nov. 18. Wed.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $10-25
Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886
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
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.
Search Facebook for "The Steel Vaginas: Discussion Group on Feminism(s)" to discover this semiweekly romp through the nuanced ebbs and flows of the F Word. Second and fourth Wadnesdays of the month, 7:30pm.
The Q, 3408 West, 281/733-0576