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
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.
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).
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).
Enjoy a country brunch on the farm to raise money for a new nonprofit called Farmshare Austin, the mission of which is to improve access to organic, sustainably grown food. Drinks include a mimosa bar, Texas Coffee Traders, and BeeSweet Lemonade. Music from Shinyribs, farm tours, and kids' activities. 9:30-11:30am. $25 ($10, kids).
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)
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.
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.
Austin High School, 1715 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/808-4044