Red rocking local reiterates Go Fly a Kite. Dan Dyer gets silky first.
Having formed locally more than a decade ago, fearless instrumentalists My Education arrive at a turning point with A Drink for All My Friends. Previous discs found the band’s intensive approach levied by surprising collaborations, remixes, and dares, like soundtracking German expressionist F.W. Murnau’s 1927 silent film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. With its latest, the spotlight rests solely on the adventuresome group and the musical path that brought them here. – Adam Schragin
Austin quartet Pompeii has laid low since its second album, 2008’s Nothing Happens for a Reason. Full of atmospheric ramblings and orchestral flourishes, the LP followed up 2006 debut Assembly, garnering film and television soundtrack nods. Back in the studio, the band aims at a spring release for an as yet untitled third LP, previewing new cuts at Holy Mountain. Locals New Arrows, Tactics, and Linen Closet open. – Abby Johnston
In this locally made comedy, a group of hapless movie-theatre employees are caught between adolescence and adulthood while forced to manage the theatre on their own.
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
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.
Join the entire faith community (everybody, people!) for this solemn yet energizing service of song and solidarity. Let's gather to bear witness not only to the lives lost to HIV/AIDS, but to the loves and true lives behind the stats. 7pm. Free, all welcome.
Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1610 E. 11th, 512/472-3741
The local, state, and global perspective on where we are at. Over 30 community-group booths, AIDS Quilt sections, workshops, break-out sessions, and more will be open for your participation. Come plug in to this local reflection of all who have passed, suffered, survived, and thrived.
For the City Center, 500 E. St. Johns, 512/961-5587