Much like the flashy patrons at Formula One, local electronic duo Ghostland Observatory often marks its high-powered dance parties in an electric cowboy get-up complete with spangled cowboy boots – a fitting ode to the Texas State History Museum. Los Angeles sixpiece Fitz & the Tantrums joins Ghostland along with Bob Marley's Wailers in a funky bill. Tje Austin also performs. – Abby Johnston
Does Willie Nelson know his favorite crooner’s at 6 & 8:30pm?
After a seven-year hiatus, during which bandleader Jakob Dylan’s solo career never really left the starting gate, the Wallflowers are back with Glad All Over, and it’s as adventurous as anything they’ve ever accomplished. Taking inspiration from acts as disparate as the Clash and Tom Waits, they’ve alchemized a fresh and exciting sound while remaining rooted to the American heartland of their past. – Jim Caligiuri
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
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
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.
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 N. Congress, 512/936-4629
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.
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