Carlos Gutierrez ends his ride to bring awareness about Mexican cartels. noon. Free.
5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., 512/786-1513
Now in its 20th and final year, this party means it's appropriate to get out the platform shoes and leisure suit for an evening of disco, debauchery, and disastrous duds. 9pm-2am. Free.
Honor the man who used technology to connect the world by helping to program projects that focus on transparency, justice, and human rights online. Fri., Nov. 8. 7pm-Sun., Nov. 10, 1pm.
Barbecue, music, and auctions benefit the students that raise livestock to participate in the Travis County Youth Show. 7-11pm. Free.
Whatever your fantasy is, make sure you look the part, because street clothes will not be allowed. Break our your fetish, drag, goth, glam, or whatever-you're-into gear and get ready to party. 9pm. $10.
Silhouette, 718 Congress, 512/478-8899
Free legal consultations. 8am-noon. Free.
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).
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).
Discussion on the strengths of African-American families. 9am-noon. Free.
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).
The Austin Black Lawyers Association invite folks needing legal advice concerning landlord/tenant, wills and estate, tax, and consumer issues to come out. Walk-ins are welcome. 8am-noon.
Learn about your health options aside from medications with a pinch of entertainment to help the non-medicine go down. 10am-2pm. Free.
Optimal Wellness, 3421 W. William Cannon Dr. #145
Get a jump on your holiday shopping with 14 artists and artisans showing off their sellable stuff. 10am-8pm.
A blood drive, free food, fire truck and Hummer tours, martial arts demos, and live music benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. 11am-3pm. Free.
The Parkside Pavilion, 10001 S. I-35
Get in the pre-Depression mood with a swing band, burlesque performances, hors d'oeuvres, and lots of era-appropriate fashion. Proceeds go to CASA of Central Texas. 8-11:30pm. Free.
The Gatsby, 708 E. Sixth, 512/696-0242
Help raise awareness of eating disorders. 10am-2pm. $25 adult, $15 student, $10 child, $5 pet.
Triangle Park, 4700 N. Lamar, 512/452-1404
Help out the Austin Humane Society, and get music, celebrity dog walkers showing off the no-kill shelter's wares, food, a silent auction, and more. 6:30-10:30pm. $200.
One-stop shop for residential rebates and freebies. 11am-1pm. Free.
Santa's tired of waiting for global warming to catch up at the North Pole. He's spending most of his pre-Christmastime on the 12 acres surrounded by the 1.5 million lights of Santa's Ranch. Why not join him? Through Jan. 4, 6-10pm. $28 per car ($56 for a season pass).
9561 N. I-35, New Braunfels (two miles south of Tanger Outlet Mall)
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
Local musicians perform to raise money for a good cause. 1-6:30pm.
Hill's Cafe, 4700 S. Congress, 512/825-7941
Austin Paddle Sports is bring the stand up paddle boards and you bring your desire to keep our town clean. Help clean debris from the recent flooding. Don't forget the afterparty afterward at Kung Fu Saloon. 1-3pm. Free.
Capital Cruises, 208 Barton Springs, 512/480-9264
Honor the nation's vets by participating or watching the parade. 9am. Free.
Veterans Memorial Park, 2525 W. New Hope Dr., Cedar Park
Yoga, music, hooping, and everything in between for three days. Your body and mind are going to be seriously in tune by the end. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 8-10. $99-120.
The Girls Empowerment Network hosts this one-day conference for girls and parents exploring the issues of body image, bullying, and being a girl. Designed for young women from grade school to high school. 8am-3:30pm. $30.
Gifts for the holiday for folks with a social conscience. Sat., Nov. 9, 9am-3pm; Sun., Nov. 10, noon-3pm. Free.
offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.
This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your
neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org
to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.