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    Austin Design Week

    A week of free discussions, panels, and workshops to celebrate the creative community, held online and in person for its sixth annual iteration. This year's theme is "Futuring," with emphasis on co-creating a collective future in regard to the workplace, housing access, career development, sustainability, and more.
    Nov. 8-12. Free.  
    Online and at various locations
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    Creative Careers Expo

    Join ACC to explore the exciting world of creative careers in culinary, film, visual and game design, motion graphics, music, art, fashion, and more that drive Austin’s creative economy.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 4-6pm; Sat., Nov. 13, 10am-1pm. Free.  
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    Food Events

    Fork Cancer

    Here's the debut of what will be an annual fundraising event from the American Cancer Society: it's a food hall-themed social soirée that brings together the best of Austin’s food and beverage scene, with bites from local favorites like Loro, Uchi, Uchiko, Via 313, Lin Asian Bar, SPREAD & CO. and other venues, plus drinks by Tito's, Desert Door, Two Robbers Seltzer, 4th Tap Brewing, Austin Eastciders, Rambler Sparkling Water, and that new bourbon brand, Landry Distillery.This will be a sparkling night of mingling and entertainment, replete with live music and a silent auction of luxury items and experiences, and more, and – the goal? The goal is to raise $120,000 for the ACS – specifically for transportation grants to local health systems, ensuring local patients get to and from treatment safely.Because, yes, Fork Cancer!
    Thu., Nov. 11, 7-10pm. $75.  
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    Stories on the Lawn: Maps

    Five celebrated storytellers will share short stories showing the unexpected ways maps have affected their lives, in celebration of the maps in the museum's exhibit "Prominent on a Hill: The Unlikely Birth and Growth of Austin."
    Thu., Nov. 11, 7:30pm. $10.  
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    Sports

    Thursday Night Social Ride

    Meet with Social Cycling Austin for a fun 10-mile ride ending at Sahara Lounge in East Austin.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 7:30pm  
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    Out of Town

    Wurstfest

    The annual salute to sausage means plenty of oompah music, beer, and fun.
    Through Nov. 14. $20 at gate.  
    New Braunfels
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    Out of Town

    "Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer"

    Known for her paintings and married to a famous photographer, this is the first exhibition that explores: O’Keeffe’s connection to photography.
    Sun., Oct. 17-Jan. 23, 2022  
    Museum Fine Arts, Houston
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    Civic Events

    2021 Veterans Day Closures

    City administrative offices and other municipal facilities, including all City Council offices, Austin Public Library locations, and the Austin Animal Center, will be closed Thu., Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Normal business hours will resume Fri., Nov. 12.
    Thu., Nov. 11
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    Kids

    Anime Drawing Class

    Got a youngster who loves anime? In this class, the instructor will prepare a drawing then break down the steps and techniques so students can learn to draw their own. Email info@indigoplay.com with your child's name and age to sign up; recommended for ages 7-10.
    Thursdays, 5:30pm  
    Indigo Play, 13530 Research #102
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    Austin Empty Bowl Project

    The 25th annual event is largely virtual, meaning two weeks to make an impact for those experiencing hunger. Go online to shop the store, bid on the silent auction, or make a donation to benefit Central Texas Food Bank and Meals on Wheels Central Texas. Those who buy bowls can pick them up at a drive-through Nov. 21 at CTFB.
    Through Nov. 20  
    Online; pick up bowls at Central Texas Food Bank, 6500 Metropolis
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    Austin Scavenger Hunt

    Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
    Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
    Online and at home
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    Austin Veteran Arts Festival

    A completely virtual event this year on their ROKU channel: Veteran’s Arts & Wellness Network. The two-hour opening special (Oct. 16, 6pm) will preview this year's featured veteran art, and daily exhibitions include bands, comedians, plays, fine arts, and much more, running through Nov. 14.
    Oct. 16-Nov. 14. Free.  
    Virtual
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    BSC Reopening Business Safely Global Forum

    Business is not as usual. This is a safe place to talk about business concerns, share ideas, and hear from weekly business expert guests.
    Thursdays, 12-1pm. Through Dec. 16. Free.  
    Online
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    Civic Events

    City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

    Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
     
    Online
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    Couples & Cocktails

    Aphrodite Oysters, live music by Joe Vega, complimentary cocktails, and an exclusive trunk show filled with pieces from Criquet and Tess & Tomy.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 5-7pm. Free.  
    Hearth & Soul, 2727 Exposition
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    Dance Party & Bazaar

    Fab live music and Left Side Vintage Market slinging their wares.
    Thursdays through Nov. 18, 7pm. Free.  
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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Whataburger

    Blood and platelet donors get a voucher for a free burg from Whataburger while supplies last. Appointments required; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Nov. 15  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    ECF Wellness and Safety Series

    Elite Community Foundation offers a series of free workshops on topics including hypertension, coping with grief, yoga, and personal safety. Narcan training sessions (Oct. 28 & Nov. 4) include Narcan kits, which can be used in an opioid overdose emergency.
    Select Tuesdays & Thursdays through Dec. 2. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    El Camino Real de los Tejas: Crankie Suite

    A performance as part of Oakwood Cemetery Chapel's exhibit "To Relate," which reveals the true homelands of Native American tribes who were indigenous to Texas and explains their defined relationships to one another. Get the GPS coordinates of the location online and plan to spend some time walking to the event location.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 2pm, 3pm. Free.  
    Onion Creek Park, 8652 Nuckols Crossing
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    Escape the Box

    Take a journey through time exploring the hidden clues of Austin with Escape the Box, an outdoor guided tour, scavenger hunt, and escape game all in one! It entertains groups of 2-6 at $75 per group. The box features a number of puzzles and clues that can all be found in wonderful Austin neighborhoods along with discounts to participating businesses.
    Ongoing; see website for scheduled pickup times. $75.  
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    Esquina Tango Outdoor Classes

    Esquina Tango has a full calendar of socially distanced, donation-based outdoor classes like samba, salsa aerobics, and of course, tango. Check out the full calendar online.
    Ongoing  
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    Georgetown Field of Honor

    The Field of Honor is a breathtaking display of 1,500 American flags honoring military and first responders. Georgetown's Rotary Club has a host of Veterans Day events all week, beginning with the Nathan Chapman Honor Walk Nov. 6, continuing with the opening ceremony for the Field of Honor Nov. 7, then a ceremony on Nov. 11 and a barbecue Nov. 13.
    Through Nov. 14  
    San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St., Georgetown
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    Immersive Guided Meditation Series

    A cinematic and immersive guided meditation series to activate more alignment, gratitude, peace and radiant inspiration in all aspects of your life
    Thursdays, 6pm. $22.  
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    Keep Austin Rooted

    Gifting a tree through Treefolks is a fun way to surprise a friend or family member with a present that could last a lifetime, while beautifying and benefiting the community. Donors can opt for preset donation tiers of $30 (10 trees), $75 (25 trees), $150 (50 trees), or an amount of their choice.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Keep Feeding Austin Golf Tournament

    Tso Chinese Delivery and Chi’Lantro have joined forces for a golf tournament to raise $50,000 to support the restaurants' respective charitable campaigns.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 8:30am. $600 for team of 4.  
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    Kids

    Little Texans: Patterns

    A hands-on program incorporating movement, play, and tactile learning into engaging experiences with patterns around the theme of American Indian heritage.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 10:30-11:15am  
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    Magic Hour With Nicole Cardoza

    An intimate evening of magic, mentalism, and mystery reflecting on the rich history of Black magicians and celebrating the magic that lives in us all.
    Thursdays, Nov. 4-18, 7pm. $35.  
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    Marquise Salon Suites Toys for Tots Drop-Off

    The salon celebrates its first anniversary by partnering with the Marines to collect new, unwrapped toys for children in need.
    Through Dec. 6. Mon., 10am-3pm; Tue.-Sat., 11am-5pm  
    Marquise Salon Suites, 7010 Hwy. 71 W. #150
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    McDonald’s Free Breakfast Combo Meal for Veterans

    In appreciation of Veterans Day and to honor those who have served, participating Austin McDonald’s will offer a free breakfast combo meal of choice to all veterans and active-duty military showing valid ID.
    Thu., Nov. 11. Free.
    Participating McDonald's
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    Men's Group

    Join a group of healthy, ambitious, accountable, and sovereign men working toward healing the inner self.
    Thursdays, 7pm. $22.  
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    NFL at the Cavalier

    The Cavalier is your fave non-sports bar to watch sports. There's plenty of TVs, it's dog-friendly, parking is free, and there's $5 frozens and burgs during the game.
    Thursdays & Sundays. Free.  
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    Out of Town

    No Stone Unturned: A Lifetime of Archaeology

    Ben McReynolds has donated his extensive and unique collection to the museum. It will be on view for a year along with the permanent collection that includes artifacts from La Belle, the French ship discovered in Matagorda Bay; the story of ranching on the coast; and more than 13,000 years of Texas history.
    April 23, 2021-April 30, 2022. Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm  
    Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria
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    Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

    Have you wanted to learn about blacksmithing, archery, candlemaking, or knitting? The historic Pioneer Farms offers courses in all these and more. Check the calendar and sign up today to learn a fun new skill.
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    Civic Events

    Project Connect Virtual Open House

    The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan.
    Online
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    Pumpkins for Pigs

    Those pretty pumpkins that make such lovely fall displays can be repurposed as food for the porcine residents of Central Texas Pig Rescue. Donate your intact, undecorated gourds at various locations, and text 512/850-6825 if you have a big haul to give (30+).
    Ongoing  
    16903 Sabertooth Dr., Round Rock; Rebel Cheese, 2200 Aldrich; Zucchini Kill Bakery, 701 E. 53rd; River City Wellness; 8708 S. Congress
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    Revealed: An Illustrated Bible

    View 23 prints from the collection Revealed: A Storybook for Grown–Ups from Christians in the Visual Arts.
    Through Nov. 18. Free.  
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    Kids

    Second Saturdays Are for Families

    Register to pick up a free art kit inspired by two very different sculptures by artist Carol Bove then create the project at home.
    Pickup Nov. 10-13  
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    Secrets to an Ecstatic Heart Series: Energize to Magnetize

    Join Flow Yoga and the Ecstatic Heart community to explore games and practices that can dramatically improve your life.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 6:30pm. $10-40 donation.  
    Flow Yoga, 2167 Anderson
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    She Thrives: The Art of Aging Conference & Dinner

    Virtual and in-person options are available for both events, with the summit providing info and resources on mental health & wellness, legal & financial health, and caregiving, and the dinner with keynote speaker Kate Washington and live entertainment from Marcia Ball. Benefits AGE of Central Texas.
    Conference: Tue., Nov. 9, 8:30am-1pm; dinner: Thu., Nov. 11, 6:30pm  
    Junior League of Austin, 5330 Bluffstone
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    Sports

    Stronger Austin Virtual Classes

    Stronger Austin offers a wide variety of free virtual fitness classes, from cardio to Zumba, and you're bound to find one that fits your schedule amongst their daily offerings.
    Ongoing. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    Support Group for Military Women

    Join in on Zoom for free support for women who are currently active duty or veterans. Call or email to register.
    Tuesdays, 10-11am; Thursdays, 6-7pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Tarot Readings With Hibiscus Eye Tarot

    Get some insight with an outdoor reading.
    Thursdays. $10-30.  
  • Community

    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Emmer & Rye

    The award-winning Emmer & Rye team led by Kevin Fink offers dinner meal kits that include a six-course meal and featuring a combination of fully prepared dishes and dishes that require minimal cooking. For instance, the kit for two people comes with a choice of protein (whole roasted heritage chicken or smoked lions mane mushroom) and all of the following sides & desserts: mixed green salad with hibiscus vinaigrette, sourdough stuffing, Deer Creek cheddar green bean casserole, roasted Kennebec potatoes; chicken gravy, Parker House rolls with cultured butter & pear jam, persimmon cobbler & rouge de Bourdeaux ice cream, and lavender cookies. Note: All orders must be picked up on Wed., Nov. 24.
    $150 (for two).  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Goodall's at Hotel Ella

    This year, let the flavor professionals at Goodall's Kitchen – you know: right there in the lovely Hotel Ella – let them handle your holiday foodie desires, whether it's an actual dine-in, family-style feast or one of their to-go Thanksgiving Meal Kits featuring turkey and all the trimming. You and, if you got 'em, your guests will be so happy you'll want to have another scotch and keep playing Uno all night long. Note: Pre-order by Nov. 20 for picking up on Thanksgiving day, from noon-5:30pm.
    $75 (dine-in; $25, kids).  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Goodstock by Nolan Ryan

    With Goodstock’s holiday pre-order menu, you can enjoy a hassle-free and delicious Thanksgiving meal from the acclaimed meatmonger's outpost in Round Rock and directly to wherever you live. Order everything from fully cooked meats to seasonal delicacies – turkey? yes! beef? their specialty! and you'll be surprised what all else – and you can order it online (until Nov. 19) for picking up until Nov. 24.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    The Bullock Museum: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

    This powerful show, a traveling exhibition organized by the New-York Historical Society, explores the transformative years after the Civil War and the rise of Jim Crow, centering on stories of African Americans who pursued the ideals of Reconstruction and persevered in the face of a developing legal system promoting racial inequality.
    Through Nov. 28
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    Out of Town

    Tour the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s online exhibitions or take a virtual tour of Renzi, Bayou Bend, or the museum.
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    Events

    Trivia With Get It Gals

    "Best of Austin" winners Get It Gals are back with tons of trivia nights planned for y'all, with several based on TV programs you may have binged over the last year for some reason. Stay tuned on their socials because they are all over the place.
    Various locations
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    Sports

    University of Texas Volleyball

    Vs. Oklahoma.
    Thu.-Fri., Nov. 11-12, 7pm  
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    Events

    Veterans Day at Pinballz

    Veterans get an extra $10 of gameplay with a $20 purchase with military ID.
    Thu., Nov. 11  
    Austin-area Pinballz Arcades
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    Veterans Day Float Sessions

    A relaxing Veterans Day treat: True Rest will close to the public and offer free hourlong float therapy sessions to active-duty military, reservists, and veterans.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 10am-10pm  
    True Rest Float Spa, 10721 Research
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    Civic Events

    Veterans Pocket Park Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    City officials celebrate the completion of the Veterans Pocket Park improvements.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 9:30-10am  
    2200 Veterans Dr.
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    Virtual APL Book Clubs

    Austin Public Library has a variety of virtual book clubs covering all ages and interests, like a mother/daughter club, tween fantasy, true crime, classics, and more. Check out their website or Eventbrite for details and crack those books!
    Ongoing  
  • Community

    Sports

    Virtual Livestreamed Workouts

    Check the schedule for a huge selection of livestreamed workouts and ballet classes taught by Ballet Austin instructors.
    Ongoing. Up to $12.50 per class.  
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    Virtual Veteran’s Day Program

    The program will feature an intro by Gen. Michael Hagee, USMC (Ret.), Admiral Nimitz Foundation president and CEO, followed by a speech from World War II veteran DG “Mac” McWilliams about his military experience in the Marine Corps. Boerne Middle School North performs the national anthem, and Fredericksburg Middle School will conclude the program with a medley of military anthems.
    Thu., Nov. 11, 11am-noon. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Volunteer Days at ACR

    Organized types will have fun volunteering to help Austin Creative Reuse sort through donated items, roll fabric, and detangle yarn. Registration required.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays  
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    Civic Events

    YMCA Early Learning Readiness Program

    A free community program for qualifying low-income families that focuses on preparing children ages 2-4 for school, while providing their caregivers with the tools to facilitate their child’s development. Classes are offered twice a week in English and Spanish and last one hour.
    English: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am. Spanish: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am.. Free.  
    Online
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