Spoiler alert: That buzzing you hear is raves about Winwood’s new tour. Word has the set exploding with “I’m A Man” from his Spencer Davis days, plundering the Traffic catalog of the Seventies (The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys), layering in his Eighties commercial rebirth (Back in the High Life), and topping it off with 2008’s About Time. Not bad for the Grammy-winning Brit, 64, who possesses one of most soulful rock & roll voices of all time. – Margaret Moser
Eastside honky-tonking, 4pm-12mid.
Portugal's nomination for Oscar consideration is a story about the struggles of slum inhabitants against poverty and crime.
4PM, Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson
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
Behold the weird wonders of Animal Cracker Conspiracy, a Henson Foundation-supported puppet troupe from San Diego, brought to the ATX by our own fiercest puppet masters (that's Trouble Puppet, friend). The Collector is "a multidimensional mixed-media performance viewed through Orwellian, neo-Victorian lenses … a detailed and gritty environment of toy theater, animated objects, miniature protagonists and antagonists, all unfolding in dialogue-less mystery, underscored by original film and constructed soundscapes." We ain't seen it yet, personally, but we're imagining the Quay Brothers working live. Hmmm? Note: Not for kids. Nov. 23-25, Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm.
Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 573-2540
Only the baby of the monster family can see the audience and that's where this improvisors will be getting their inspiration, so be prepared to offer suggestions. Sundays through Dec. 30, 2pm. $7.
The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress, 971-3311
Take in the sights with special events at selected locations. Nov. 23-Jan. 1.
Bandera, Blanco, Boerne, Burnet, Dripping Springs, Fredericksburg, Johnson City, Kerrville, Llano, Marble Falls, and Wimberley
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
See what all the "Best of Austin" "Best Indescribable Rakish Crooner" is all about and bring your A-game to show, then tell, or just sit back and get told. 7pm.
Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E. Sixth, 512/431-2133