Texas's finest video game developers gather to show off their latest wares at this free, all-ages event. The Chronicle, SXSW, and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum bring AAA and indie developers to the museum. Come out and play all styles, genres, and formats that constitute Texas gaming. Held in conjunction with the Bullock's excellent Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming exhibit.
Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? Thousands of original works from more than 200 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums.
Come watch the choo-choos in this holiday display and inspire the next generation to keep this historic hobby alive and well. You might even be allowed to sit behind the controls if you're kind enough to the tip jar.
Wed.-Sun., through Dec. 31 (except holidays), noon-5pm. Donations appreciated.
Get in the holiday spirit with the tree lighting as well as free treats like Italian mulled wine, hot cookies, classic Italian apps, drinks specials, holiday-themed games from Austin Detours, and more.
With all the bragging, it was bound to happen. Houston challenges Austin barbecue joints to the ultimate taste-off. Tickets are going fast and when they're gone there won’t be any more until next year.
Follow the evolution of the gaming industry from the Seventies to the present day with a focus on the local scene from Richard Garriott's Ultima series to John Romero's Doom to the developers making waves on today's gaming platforms.
Daily through March 18, 2018. Museum admission: $13 ($9, kids).
A conference and trade show covering all aspects of specialty sporting retail featuring a sports bra salon, guest speakers, a pro surfing demo at Nland Surf Park (Thu., Nov. 30), armadillo races on (Tue., Nov. 28), and more.
ACC's talented teacher Louisa Spaventa is once again teaching her rad queer writing class covering stories by and about the LGBTQ-mmunity. Spring 2018 at the Highland Campus, Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30-3pm. Sign up online!
Charles MacInerney teaches classes all over town but also offers private instruction and hosts retreats. Once a month for 18 years, he has also hosted Full Moon Yoga – a free outdoor yoga class. Go online for location and time details.
Calling all Central Texas (queer/trans/gender diverse) high schoolers. PFLAG's essay contest returns! Write 500 to 1,000 words on: What challenges LGBTQ+ high school students face in romantic relationships. First place takes $500 cash (second = $200, third = $100).