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A Christmas Affair

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.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

www.palmereventscenter.com

Afrobeat Meditation

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).

Orun Center of Cultural Arts, 1720 E. Twelfth, 761-7544

www.rootworkaustin.com

Anne Braden: Southern Patriot

Watch the documentary about the American civil rights leader, then join the discussion with filmmaker Anne Lewis. 7pm.

MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 512/407-6925

www.monkeywrenchbooks.org

Formula One

The big weekend is finally here. See coverage starting on p.xx and a complete listing of F1-related events on p.xx.

Highland Mall Farmers Market

This dying mall gets new life with farm-fresh produce and meats ready for your table. Sundays, 10am-2pm. Free.

Highland Mall, 6001 Airport, 280-1976

www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org

Santa's Ranch

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)

www.santasranch.net

The Acro Cats Ambush Austin

The Acro Cats Ambush Austin

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

www.circuscats.com

ONGOING

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

www.sleepexperts.com