Rap’s a family affair for eight-man headliners the League of Extraordinary G’z, a live rap behemoth whose December EP The Plug precedes a full-length this summer. The 15-some-odd members of relatively unknown party bus Sip Sip are pulling off a sound nobody else in Austin is even thinking about: a hybrid of hip-hop, electro soul, and dance. Midwest import p-teK and rappers the Triggermen sandwich in between. – Chase Hoffberger
Curbside trash pickup customers can place their real trees (not in bags) out with their regular trash to be composted into Dillo Dirt. Want rid of it sooner? Drop it off at the Zilker Polo Fields from 10am-2pm this weekend and next. Jan. 5-6 and 12-13, 10am-2pm.
You might have thought Mario was nothing but a turtle-hater, but he's also a cutthroat driver. Test your skills against other players (6 years of age and older) to advance to the finals. Fri., Jan. 4, Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dr.; Sun., Jan. 6, Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe; both at 2pm. Free.
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.