Four days of early holiday gift options with proceeds from the market going to the Junior League of Austin. Thu.-Saun., Nov. 15-18. $15 includes a shuttle ride to and from parking.
A little movement, a little sitting, and a whole lotta mind/body/spirit reconnection. Sun., Aug. 19, 4pm. $12-15, sliding scale (ages 12-16, free).
Watch the documentary about the American civil rights leader, then join the discussion with filmmaker Anne Lewis. 7pm.
You know all those closed streets Downtown? Well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em for three days with five stages of music and performances, car shows, parties, gaming, kids activities, and more. Best of all, it's completely free. Makes you forgive them about the traffic, doesn't it? Fri., Nov. 16, 6pm-2am; Sat.-Sun., Nov. 17-18, 10am-2am.
Gourmet breakfasts every morning ($90), fashion shows and other entertainment accompany your lunch ($150-300), and a high-class nightclub until the wee hours ($400). Fri.-Sun., Nov. 16-18.
Blu, 360 Nueces, 512/904-5666
The Texas State History Museum makes history by transforming into a three-floor nightclub with Ghostland Observatory, Fitz & the Tantrums, Tje Austin, and the Wailers packing every inch of the party with tunes. 8pm-2am. $100-250.
Get your tickets for one of the titillating shows featuring aerialists, exotic dancers, burlesque performances, and DJs all tasked with tempting and teasing the crowd. Thu.-Sat., Nov. 15-17, 8pm & 12mid; Sun., Nov. 18, 8pm. $300.
Maria Maria, 415 Colorado, 512/687-6800
The big weekend is finally here. See coverage starting on p.xx and a complete listing of F1-related events on p.xx.
Of course a group named Formula VIP Events will have some elegant (and costly) options for you. Three events each day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner/after hours. Breakfast ($90) includes champagne. Brunch ($150-300) has drinks and entertainment. The dinners ($225-500) consist of multiple courses, classy drinks, live music, and more swanky accouterments, with the final night an afterparty homage to Prohibition benefiting LifeWorks. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 16-18.
This dying mall gets new life with farm-fresh produce and meats ready for your table. Sundays, 10am-2pm. Free.
Believe it or not these three days of top notch DJs (including a surprise performer on Sunday), lights, giveaways, and go-go dancers are just a preamble to the real party at the F1 events in May. Fri., Nov. 16, 8pm-2am; Sat.-Sun., Nov. 17-18, noon-2am.
Six Lounge, 319 Colorado, 512/472-6662
It seems everyone is creating a "European-style nightclub" during F1 and this is no exception. That it's sponsored by Lamborghini and Patron should tell you something (as should the price). Fri.-Sun., Nov. 16-18, 9:30pm-2am. $300 and up.
Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third, 310/463-1936
Juanes, Lupe Fiasco, and the Wallflowers keep your nights busy in that order. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 16-18, 9pm. $50-90.
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)
These cats have been more than herded. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, these circus cats ride skateboards, jump through hoops, and play in a rock band (!). Nov. 12-18: Mon.-Wed., 7pm; Thu.-Fri., 7 & 10pm; Sat., 4, 7, & 10pm; Sun., 1, 4, & 7pm. $18.
Blue Theatre, 916 Springdale, 512/927-1118
Renowned local chef Shawn Cirkiel adds a nightclub vibe to his Downtown restaurant for F1. Great eats are a given, but live music from Suzanna Choffel, Tameca Jones, and Sara Overall make it even more worth your while. After 10pm El John Selector takes over the DJ booth for unstoppable dance-floor antics. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 16-18, 8-10pm (dinner), 10pm-1am (after party). $300.
parkside, 301 E. Sixth, 512/474-9898
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