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Film

Preston Sturges: The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

This is the master of subversion's most subversive work, a wartime romantic comedy built around a small-town sweetheart getting drunk and knocked up by a soldier she can't remember. Sturges covers himself by saying his heroine got married before she did the horizontal bop, but even so, the plot is a radical departure for the time. Read a full review of The Miracle of Morgan's Creek.

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

Arts

Domy Books: Monster Show 7

Shadowcreatures and behemoths of brutality! Malformed homunculi and bellicose hellspawn! You know: The crowd you want to hang with, as Domy's gallery walls are covered with monstrous brilliance by dozens of artists from here and around the country, doing their damnedest to galvanize your ick factor and/or exorcise their own longtime demons. Bonus: Much of this original and awesome work is something that you and I and the nearby cafe's second-shift prep cook can actually afford. Recommended. Through Nov. 30.

Domy Books, 913 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/476-3669

www.domystore.com

Community

  • Hill Country Christmas Lighting Trail

    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

    www.tex-fest.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

  • Get Real, Stay Queer

    Wild women rolling up from the Tuesday LezRide ain't all that's coming to this spankin' new queer night on the Eastside. So are the pre-TuezGayz foofays, cuz Bern's closes at midnight. What a cram-packed evening. Every other Tuesday.. Donations for whatever cause is announced weekly, cash only, 21+.

    Bernadette's, 2039 Airport

    www.bernadettesbar.com

  • LezRide!

    Bike with the butchie babes and betties every Tuesday. Contact for route info. Tuesdays, 7pm. Free.

    Q Austin, 3408 West Ave., 845/642-7069

    lezrideatx.tumblr.com, mundemir@gmail.com

  • Tasty Tuesdays

    LGBT night at Lincoln Village's tastiest spot, with Lauren YellaStud and SDot SwaggaRipe, Gina DJgiiq Laughland, and bartender Alexis Wilder. Tuesdays, 9pm. Free.

    MoJoe Room Bar & Grill, 6406 N. I-35 #1600, 512/206-4110

    www.yellastud.com