Calendar: Recommended

Cinema Club: Forty Guns

One of Fuller's best films is this archetype-busting Western that stars Stanwyck as a leader of gunslingers, who falls for the newcomer in town who kills her brother. Austin Chronicle Editor Louis Black is the guest curator and will introduce the film and take part in a conversation afterward. See "Getting the Shot," Nov. 16, for more on the film.

7PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

The Acro-Cats Ambush Austin

TWO SHOWS ADDED – at the ND. But, wait: Acro … cats? Yes, because Samantha Martin guides – and more often than not succeeds in guiding – her team of trained felines as they perform a variety of feats – pole-climbing, rope-walking, cart-pushing, ball-balancing, jumping through hoops, even getting their rock show on. You like cats, you'll probably love this traveling spectacle of Behaviorism + Kawaii. Bonus: A chicken, a groundhog, and two rats. Sun.-Mon., Nov. 25-26, 8pm. $18

ND Austin, 501 N. I-35, 512/485-3001

  • 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.

  • COTA After Party

    The Texas State History Museum makes history by transforming into a three-floor nightclub with Ghostland Observatory, Fitz & the Tantrums, Tje Austin, and the Wailers packing every inch of the party with tunes. 8pm-2am. $100-250.

    Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • 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.


  • 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

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