Calendar: Recommended


  • 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. Sat., Nov. 10, noon-4pm (2012), Free

    2nd Street District

  • Darkstalkers

    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

  • Carnival-O-Pizza

    Once again it's time for the best party in SoCo, the annual Home Slice pizza carnival to benefit Austin Bat Cave. The day offers contests of endurance and skill, carnival games, a big raffle with killer prizes, live music, beverages from Real Ale Brewing and Dublin Bottling Works, plus plenty of pizza. Sat., Nov. 10, noon-7pm (2012)

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

  • Faraday's Holiday Baking Contest

    The sixth annual baking contest is this weekend and it's still not too late to enter in one of the four categories: Pies & Tarts, Cakes & Cupcakes, Cookies, and Other. Prizes will be awarded to the winner in each category and a grand prize winner chosen from the top four. Drop off entries at the store between 8:30 and 10am Saturday morning and judging runs from 10-11:45am before the public tasting noon-3pm, after which prizes will be awarded. Find rules, entry forms, and complete info online. Sat., Nov. 10, 10am-4pm (2012)

    Faraday's Kitchen Store, 12918 Shops Parkway #540, 512/266-5666

  • Scottish Gathering of the Clans & Highland Games

    The clans will be meeting on the field of honor to see who is the mightiest, plus food, music, and demonstrations. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 9-11

    Salado, 254/947-5232

  • Wurstfest

    Put on your lederhosen and join the salute to sausage and oompah music for a unique German celebration with a Texas twang. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-11

    New Braunfels, 800/221-4369

  • 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. MLK, 512/471-7324

  • University of Texas

    Men's Basketball Vs. Fresno State: Fri., Nov. 9, 7pm. Vs. Coppin State: Mon., Nov. 12, 7pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-40. Women's Volleyball Wed., Nov. 14, 7pm. Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway. $4-7. Football Vs. Iowa State: Sat., Nov. 10, 11am. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 2100 San Jacinto.

  • The Gifts of Being Queer

    Music, storytelling, auction, community. Come out for OutYouth and SoulForce. Hear it from the heart and flirt with the Capital City Men's Chorus – all of 'em. Sat., Nov. 10, 7-10pm (2012), $9-25, youth and presale discounts available

    Conjunctured, 1309 E. Seventh, 612/217-0371,

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