"So my family is in town..."

Events for Thanksgiving and beyond

You may have some visitors coming into town this Thanksgiving. Aside from the the big meal on Thursday, what are you going to do with them?

Chances are they're planning on moving here, so they'll want to explore the city and not be cooped up in your living room with your 15 roommates. Here's a collection of events that will suit all the personalities our your wacky family.

1. ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

All proceeds go to Caritas of Austin, a local charity that supports Austin’s working poor and homeless people.

Nov. 27 at the Long Center, registration starts a 7:30am

2. H-E-B Feast of Sharing

H-E-B plans to serve over 14,000 meals to residents of Austin, Travis County, and surrounding communities. Volunteers are needed.

Nov. 25 at the Palmer Events Center, 4-8pm

3. Operation Turkey

Op. Turkey helps feed 40% of Austin's homeless every Thanksgiving.

Nov. 27 at three different locations (Guero's Taco Bar & P.F. Chang's), 8:00am-noon

4. Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade

Benefiting Operation Blue Santa; please bring a toy to donate.

Nov. 29 at the State Capitol, starts at 11am

5. The Last Waltz Revisited

A collection of Austin musicians will keep the peculiar tradition alive and reenact the famous farewell concert of the Band.

Nov. 26 at One 2 One Bar, starts at 9pm (Black Red Black open at 8pm)

6. Dale Watson & His Lonestars

Hold off on getting seconds, the Austin staple is scheduled to play the night of Thanksgiving and you can't two-step if you can't get your belt buckled.

Nov. 27 at the Continental Club, doors at 9pm

7. Hayes Carll & Slaid Cleaves

An intimate show with two songwriters at the top of their game.

Nov. 26 at the Saxon Pub, starts at 9pm

8. Uncle Lucius

After eight years of touring across the country, they'll be back in their hometown the day before the turkey hits the table.

Nov. 26 at Threadgill's South, starts at 7pm

And finally, if you're not planning on a homemade meal, here's a comprehensive list of places to eat on Thanksgiving Day. Gobble, gobble, et cetera, et cetera.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

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