This atmospheric Southern Gothic was adapted for the screen by Horton Foote from Harper Lee’s prize-winning novel about a widowed lawyer with two young children who takes on the locally scandalous job of defending a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his work, and Robert Duvall makes his screen debut as the mythic Boo Radley.
The Rude Mechs' resident playwright Kirk Lynn, we're told, years ago set himself the task of "fixing" Shakespeare's plays – at least, the ones that needed fixing. Well, if anybody can do that and do it right, it's Kirk Lynn. And now here come those Rudes and their talented friends with the first fixed play, about "one of history's shittiest kings, so obsessed with his own legacy that he drives his country to war, is willing to kill women and children, and rejects the authority of God and church." We reckon this thing will kick your ass in a most pleasurable fashion. Bonus: Even just the cast is to swoon for, you lucky theatregoers. Through Nov. 24. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2 & 8pm $25
The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/476-7833
Citizens discuss the future of civic life and how we can work together toward greater civic health. 8:30am-5:30pm. $45 general admission, $15 students.
UT Belo Center For New Media, 300 W. Dean Keeton
In conjunction with the Race for the Cure this weekend is a wonderland of health, beauty, and wellness. What better way to look good after a 5K run then a bit of pampering. A portion of the proceeds goes back to Susan G. Komen Austin. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 9-10, 10am-5pm. $15 ($25, two-day ticket).
Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.
Those sexy pole riders take things up a notch, literally. Things get aerial as trapeze, hammock, and pole performers take to the air accompanied by music and dressed in retro rags. Come dressed to impress so you don't stand out too much. 9pm. $25 ($20, advance).
Getaway Motor Club, 3000 Thompson
Sure, the live music, pumpkin painting, farm animals, and 2,000 square foot jumping pillow are cool, but we're really just in it for the 5 acre, Willie Nelson-themed corn maze. We're not sure what that entails, but if we're not high by the end we're asking for our money back. Saturdays & Sundays through Nov. 10, 10am. $10 ($7, kids).
Barton Hill Farms, 1115 FM 969, Bastrop
Introduce kids to the friendly side of the crawling and flying friends with an insect petting zoo, a pollination station, honey tasting, termite NASCAR, games, crafts, and more. Teachers can pre-register and get the know-how on the additional-legged creatures that can be taken back to the classroom. 8:45am-1:30pm. Free.
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress, 608/232-1410
Meet and greet other home brewers and share their brews, recruit new members to your club, enjoy brewery tours, vendor booths, food from Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza, a Beerist podcast, and door prizes. Admission is free to AHA members. 1-4pm.
Jester King Craft Brewery, 13005 Fitzhugh Rd., Bldg. B, 512/537-5100
The fantasy world of Olde England and faraway lands comes alive with fun, food, and shopping for all ages. Weekends, Nov. 2-Dec. 1.
Celebrate the best of the wurst at the biggest sausage party in the state with music, food, carnival rides, and more. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 1-10.
New Braunfels, 800/221-4369
Tailgate with the family and come out for a match of polo. Food can also be purchased on the premises. Proceeds go to Texas Equine and Canine Rescue. The first weekend (Sept. 21-22) is free. Weekends through Nov. 23, 2-10pm. $10 (free, kids).
The Austin Polo Club, 13628 Gregg Manor Rd., Manor, 512/971-5852
Thu., Nov. 7, 7pm, vs. UA Fort Smith. Sat., Nov. 9, noon, vs. Dallas Baptist. $5.
Recreation and Convocation Center, 3001 S. Congress
Our boys on the ice return from their road trip with a three-game home stand. Fri. & Sat., Nov. 8 & 9, 7pm, vs. Milwaukee; Wed., Nov. 13, 7:30pm, vs. Abbotsford. $17-47.
Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/600-5000
Between these three, it's safe to say at least six of the seven deadly sins are covered. Maybe not Wrath. They're all pretty mellow. 9pm. $5; $10 under 21.
Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River, 512/524-1111