The international racing event is gearing up to out-clusterfuck even South by Southwest with 300,000 alleged visitors to our town. So, you can either complain about the traffic or jump on the bandwagon and get in the spirit of the race. This bandwagon ain't cheap though with weekend passes ranging from $340 to $4,700. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 16-18.
Saturday's game features a special teddy bear toss. Bring a new teddy bear or stuffed animal and toss it onto the ice after the Stars' first goal. They'll be donated to Operation Blue Santa and fans who particpate will reciev one free ticket to the Dec. 19 Stars game. Vs. San Antonio: Thu., Nov. 15, 7:30pm. Vs. Charlotte: Sat., Nov. 17, 7pm. Vs. Oklahoma City: Wed., Nov. 21, 7:30pm.$11-64 plus fees.
Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/600-5000
Features an exhibition by artist Paul Pfeiffer and a display of James Naismith's 1891 document the Original Rules of Basketball. You won't want to miss this in-depth and historical look into the sport of basketball. Runs through Jan. 13, 2013.
The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr., 512/471-7324
For those who want to learn all the basics of how they make all those fights on stage and screen look so real. Taught by Andrew Rodgers. Every Saturday in November, 3pm. The Collective, 2015 E. Riverside.$125 for all four sessions.
Austin's premier rink folks are offering free first lessons every Saturday for ages 6 and older. Also, check out their men's, women's, and youth hockey leagues. "Try Me" clinics: Saturdays, noon. Chaparral Ice, 14200 N. I-35, 252-8500 and Northcross Mall, 451-5102. Free.
For those looking to learn more about Austin and get some exercise at the same time, this might do the trick. Choose the type of run, the mileage, and when you'd like to do it, and they'll handle the rest. Advance purchase required.