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The Main Event

Formula One

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.

473-2625

www.formulafest.com

The Home Teams

Jr. Toros Dance Auditions

Boys and girls ages 7-13 are eligible to try out. They'll perform at four Toros home games this season. AMPD Fitness & Nutrition, 500 Brushy Creek Rd. #305, Cedar Park. 1pm.

512/236-8333

$15 registration fee

Recreation & Fitness

Austin Table Tennis Club

is Austin's premier table tennis facility featuring 16 tables, wi-fi, a weight room, a lounge, and much more. Austin Table Tennis Club, 8956 Research Blvd.

512/491-7664

www.austintabletennis.com

Dance Dance Party Party

Ladies will enjoy a booze-, boys-, and judgment-free dance zone where they can wear what they want and groove as they please. Sundays, 7-8:30pm. $5.

NiaSpace, 3212 S. Congress

www.ddppaustintx.wordpress.com

Stand-Up Paddling With the Expedition School

Find out why stand-up paddling is all the rage. All ages are welcome with multiple sessions to choose from. See website for prices and more.

Lorriane "Grandma" Camacho Activity Center, 34 Robert Martinez Jr., 512/391-1863

www.expeditionschool.org

Texas State Polo

will host a costumed arena polo match. Concessions and vendors onsite. Sun., Nov. 18, 4pm. County Line Polo Club, 2324 FM 150 E., Kyle (two miles east Of I-35, look for the water tower that says County Line). Free.

512/914-8490

www.countylinepolo.com

The Rules of Basketball

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

www.blantonmuseum.org

Runs, Walks, & Rides

ACA Classic Ride: Pfinally Pflugerville

Sun., Nov. 18, 9am. Bike routes of 14, 19, 25, 48 and 63 miles. Starting location: Hendrickson High School parking lot, 2905 FM 685, Pflugerville.

512/423-3562

www.austincycling.org/rides/classic

ONGOING

Recreation & Fitness

AUSTIN SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB

All leagues are coed with happy-hour fun following all games.

www.austinssc.com

Free Ice Skating Class

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.

www.chaparralice.com

Runs, Walks, & Rides

Austin Cycling Association

Check website for fun biking adventures.

www.austincycling.org

City Running Tours

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.

www.cityrunningtours.com/austin/index.html

Wild Basin Wilderness

has a plethora of available walks, hikes, and more.

www.wildbasin.org

Wild Cards

Mojo Kickball

is multiball kickball with elements of dodgeball, tag, and a little touch of football mixed in. Tutorials held before every game with a $3 suggested donation.

www.mojokickball.com