Houston rappers Z-Ro and Trae the Truth are brothers in arms, cousins in blood. Both tenured and revered for streetwise solo releases, including Trae’s 2011 Street King hustle and Z-Ro’s 2006 epic I’m Still Livin’, the two also boast a wealth of collaborative material. In 2003, the Bayou City boys built Assholes by Nature (ABN) and dropped two albums: 2003’s eponymous LP and 2008’s It Is What It Is. – Chase Hoffberger
Emo's, 2015 Riverside
Few musicians remain so thoroughly synonymous with the music of New Orleans as Allen Toussaint, 73. Composer, arranger, producer, pianist, accompanist, and occasional singer, Toussaint put his indelible stamp on dozens of hit songs that helped define the Crescent City sound. His influence now reaches far beyond the Gulf Coast, the ivory trader having worked with Sir Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, and countless others. His stature as a living legend is second to none. Two shows, 7 & 9:15pm – Jay Trachtenberg
Wilco percussionist premieres drum opera Ilimaq.
McCullough Theatre, UT campus, 23rd & East Campus Drive
Urban country/folk/pop doubleheader, 7pm.
Go-Go Kathy Valentine’s garage gals with Shandon Sahm covering dad Doug first.
An aging hipster hangs with his Brooklyn friends and acts indifferently toward life. He engages in reckless acts and wanton mischief while offering a dismaying portrait of young manhood. Director Rick Alverson and actor Tim Heidecker will be in attendance for a Q&A.
Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? More than 125 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums. Special events occur throughout the month of December, so shop early and often. Through Dec. 24, 10am-10pm, everyday. Free.
The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 454-2000
The recent deaths and serious injuries of cyclists due to drunk drivers has incited fellow bikers to send a message to city officials and Austin at large with a ride from City Hall to the Captol building. 7pm.
Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220
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
Men's/Women's Swim/Dive USA Swimming AT&T Winter National Championships: Thu., Nov 29-Sat., Dec. 1, all day. Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, 646 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Volleyball NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament: First Round: Thu., Nov. 29: North Carolina State vs. Texas A&M: 4pm; Colgate vs. Texas: 7pm. Second Round: Fri., Nov. 30: NC State/Texas A&M winner vs. Colgate/Texas winner: 7pm. Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway. $7-12.
Women's Basketball Vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: Fri., Nov. 30, 11am. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-16.
Men's Basketball Vs. UT-Arlington: Sat., Dec. 1, 3pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-40.