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  • 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

    • 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. Sat., Nov. 17, 10am-4pm (2012), Free

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

      www.frankenbike.net

    • 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. Sat., Nov. 17, 6-9pm (2012), $75

      AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/322-0145

      www.austinfilm.org/cinema

    • 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. Sat., Nov. 17, 10am (2012), Free

      Highland Mall, 6001 Airport, 454-9656

      www.highlandmall.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

      H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 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. MLK, 512/471-7324

      www.blantonmuseum.org

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