Activist monk and author Dada Maheshvarananda speaks on economic democracy in action, linking social crises with the struggles for peace and justice. 7pm.
Come investigate the potential scenarios about a South Austin high school (approved by voters in 2008), including future academic programming. 6:30-8:30pm.
Akins High School, 10701 S. First
Local architects and designers have created stylish animal abodes that you can bid on to help animal charities. Get a swanky sneak peek before the event next week. 6:30pm. $25.
W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600
De-stress and recharge with a little structured breathing and thinking. Go online or call to RSVP. Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays, 6:30pm.
Art of Living, 5555 N. Lamar Ste. C-104, 297-7950
This historic house is turned into a holiday shopping and all-around party place with vendors, live music, dinners, lunches, and more. Go online for a schedule of special events. Nov. 1-10.
Corporate and governmental representatives have jobs if you need one. Time to brush off your business garb. 8am-6pm. Free for jobseekers; $80 for small businesses.
Refreshments and a guided tour celebrate the successful preservation of this historic house and museum. 5:30pm. $50.
Santa's tired of waiting for global warming to catch up at the North Pole. He's spending most of his pre-Christmastime among the 1.5 million lights of Santa's Ranch. Why not join him? Through Dec. 30, 6-10pm. $24 per car.
9561 N. I-35, New Braunfels (two miles south of Tanger Outlet Mall)
Chintan Modi discusses the unique uses for biofluorescent and biochemiluminescent molecules. Come early for refreshments and activities for the kids. 7:30pm. Free.
Brackenridge Field Lab, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd.
Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three. Thursdays, 7pm.
Share the warmth and donate new or gently used blankets, towels, and pillows to five area nonprofits – including Austin Children's Shelter and SafePlace – via city newcomers Sleep Experts. Through Thanksgiving.
Sleep Experts locations or the Girl Scouts of Central Texas