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Film

AFS Essential Cinema Plus: Celine and Julie Go Boating

Rivette's quintessential film is a delightful romp that engagingly encapsulates the artist's lifelong themes about the nature of narrative and meaning. Foregrounding these weighty issues is the charming story of two women whose lives become inextricably bound through … Dreams? Magic? Intrigue? The viewers' perceptions? It's a classic work of cinema that simultaneously invites and defies interpretation.

2PM, Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar

Arts

  • Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata: House

    Witness all ye artlovers the Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata's current exhibition of urban habitation, and enjoy a tour of their bizarre "impermanent collection" as well. Through Jan. 28. Saturdays, 1-4pm.

    Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata, 1808 Singleton, 512/320-0566

    www.mnae.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

    • Austin Fan Fest

      You know all those closed streets Downtown? Well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em for three days with five stages of music and performances, car shows, parties, gaming, kids activities, and more. Best of all, it's completely free. Makes you forgive them about the traffic, doesn't it? Fri., Nov. 16, 6pm-2am; Sat.-Sun., Nov. 17-18, 10am-2am.

      www.austinfanfest.com

    • FrankenBike

      Need some bike parts to finish off that two-wheeler of your dreams? This swap has the parts and the know-how if you have the bargaining skills. 10am-4pm. Free.

      Longhorn Bikes, 2308 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/542-9505

      www.frankenbike.net

    • Wake Up Santa Event

      We generally don't encourage kids to make a racket, but in this case it's for a good cause. Get Claus roused from his slumber and enjoy music, donuts, and pics with the man of the hour. 10am. Free.

      Highland Mall, 6001 Airport, 454-9656

      www.highlandmall.com

    • Empty Bowl Project Preview Party

      Invest in the opportunity to pick out that one perfect bowl without having to wait in line, and enjoy soup, bread, appetizers, desserts, beer, and wine in the bargain. Silent auction and door prizes. 6-9pm. $75.

      The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 512/454-2000

      www.themarchesa.com

    • Ranch Hand Breakfast

      Ranch staff and volunteers will be serving a cowboy breakfast along with a rodeo, music, storytelling, poetry, crafts, and cowboy demonstrations. Sat., Nov. 17, 7-11am. $6.

      King Ranch, Kingsville

      www.king-ranch.com

    • Formula One

      The international racing event is gearing up to out-clusterfuck even South by Southwest with 300,000 alleged visitors to our town. So, you can either complain about the traffic or jump on the bandwagon and get in the spirit of the race. This bandwagon ain't cheap though with weekend passes ranging from $340 to $4,700. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 16-18.

      473-2625

      www.formulafest.com

    • Texas Stars

      Saturday's game features a special teddy bear toss. Bring a new teddy bear or stuffed animal and toss it onto the ice after the Stars' first goal. They'll be donated to Operation Blue Santa and fans who particpate will reciev one free ticket to the Dec. 19 Stars game. Vs. San Antonio: Thu., Nov. 15, 7:30pm. Vs. Charlotte: Sat., Nov. 17, 7pm. Vs. Oklahoma City: Wed., Nov. 21, 7:30pm. $11-64 plus fees.

      Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/600-5000

      www.texasstarshockey.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