Trilla MC Rick Ross docks into Austin’s arena with a new album, July’s God Forgives, I Don’t, his fifth. With it comes a slew of hit singles ranging from 2006 anthem “Hustlin’” to epic essential “Mafia Music.” The 36-year-old Miami hustler has ridden his monstrous, high-grade coke rap all the way to the top of the white pile – God Forgives features guest spots from a high-class flow mob, including Jay-Z, Andre 3000, Usher, Drake, and Nas – but solo, he’s still the Teflon Don. – Chase Hoffberger
One of the most amazing theatre artists to ever set foot in this city returns to the Vortex with a new story – an American soap opera in six parts – and a whole new cast of characters, all played by Woodbury herself. Witness this creative powerhouse of a woman, directed by Michael Yawney, as she explores and explodes the headlines of our times with endangered frogs, whirling dervishes, desperate scientists, and evangelicals gone wild. Through Nov. 11, 8pm. Part Two: Thu., Nov. 1; Fri., Nov. 2. Part Three: Sat., Nov. 3; Sun., Nov. 4. Part Four: Wed., Nov. 7. Part Five: Thu., Nov. 8; Fri., Nov. 9. Part Six: Sat., Nov. 10; Sun., Nov. 11. $10-30 (but ask about those VIP passes!)
Ann Wood's fantastic art incorporates two- and three-dimensional pieces – entire taxidermied deer, for instance – into a rococo outcropping of landscape that references topiaries, floral bouquets, and pastry decorating. But, note: The death and decay lurking below the surface or hovering nearby is, you might say, more than just the icing on this complex cake. Recommended. Through Nov. 17.
Celebrate America's veterans with all the pomp and circumstance that's to be expected from such a respectable lineage. The parade starts at 9am followed by a ceremony on the Capitol steps at 11am. Sun., Nov. 11, 9am (2012)
Teams from all over Texas compete with an amazing array of meatless, vegan chilis judged for prizes in two divisions. Guests will vote for the people's choice award. The event includes chili tastings, kid's activities, vegan food and beer, door prizes, cooking demos, farm stands, vendor booths, and educational exhibits. Restaurants and individuals are encouraged to compete. Entry forms and complete info are available online. Sun., Nov. 11, noon-4pm (2012), $10 for adults and teens, $7 for kids 6-12, college students, seniors, and veterans
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.