AISD Community Meeting: Rosedale

Hear about potential facility renovations for the Rosedale School and Clifton Career Development School. 9-10:30am.

Clifton Career Development School, 1519 Coronado Hills

Artreach Fair Trade Festival

Local art and fair-trade goods will be on display for your gifting pleasure. 10am-4pm. Free.

Westover Hills Church, 8332 Mesa

Barkitecture 2012

Local architects and designers have created stylish animal abodes that you can bid on to help animal charities. Dress up your dog for the Fashound Show, or just prepare for some playtime in the temporary dog park on Second Street. noon-4pm. Free.

2nd Street District


Benefiting Austin Bat Cave, a nonprofit that provides creative writing programs for Austin youth, this event includes plenty of pizza, beer, and live music, as well as a silent auction and raffle, a midway with carnival games, and contests for pizza-eating and dough-tossing, plus the Hands on an Eggplant Sub competition. noon-7pm.

Home Slice Pizza, 1415 S. Congress, 512/444-7437

Cedar Park Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony

Bring your blankets and chairs for the procession and ceremony. 9am. Free.

Veterans Memorial Park, 2525 W. New Hope Dr., Cedar Park

Christmas at the Caswell House

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.

Caswell House, 1404 West Ave., 417-1360

Community Garden Leadership Training

This is all you need to learn the process of getting a community garden up and running in your neighborhood. The experts show you the ropes from organizing to fundraising. Sign up online to attend. 9am-1pm. Free.

Baha'i Faith Center, 2215 E.M. Franklin, 236-0074 x105


Halloween is over, and even though the lights have been turned out the haunted house is still open. Groups get a glow stick to explore the otherwise pitch black spookery. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 9-10, 7pm-12mid. $25.

Highland Mall, 6001 Airport

Enlightened Warriors: Battle of the Bands

Five bands will go inside the cage of this martial arts gym, and it's unclear whether they will engage in fisticuffs or rockin'. Either way it's a benefit to combat bullying with two metal bands playing afterward. 6-10pm. $10.

Rubicon Fightsport Gym, 8708 S. Congress

Holiday Tree Lighting

Country superstar Jack Ingram will likely drown out some of the wandering carolers as you celebrate the season. Not the Thanksgiving season, the proper holidays. 8pm. Free.

The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, 713/224-9115

Lowbrow at the Highball

The HighBall shows its naughty side with burlesque starring Roxie Moxie and Sassy Delure, comedy, dance, music, and more. "And more" could mean a lot of things in this case, but you'll have to show up to find out. Sat., Nov. 10, 8 & 10:30pm. $12-25.

The HighBall, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

Marketplace & Craft Show

Holiday arts and crafts? You better start getting used to it. 9am-4pm.

Bethany Lutheran Church, 3701 Slaughter, 292-8778


Musicians for Equal Opportunities for Women hosts this one-day conference tackling the ins and outs of rockin' while remaining a lady. Musicians and business types tackle various topics. 11am-6pm. $20 ($15, advance).

Soundcheck, 1904 E. 51st, Stage 4, 512/444-0023

Pretty in Pink

Support Susan G. Komen for the Cure's fight against breast cancer with an evening of food, drinks, live music, and more. 5-9pm. $10.

Ray Benson's Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces, 279-4564

Proper Nang for HAAM

The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians gets a little help from a handful of local live music acts. 6-9pm.

Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar, 512/444-0261

Santa's Ranch

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)


Blanket Drive

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

Downtown Ghost Tours

offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.


Emancipet Free Days

This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.


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