KUT Considers: Climate Change and You | Tuesday, Nov. 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin | Free | Learn from local environmental experts about how Austinites can adapt their properties to climate change.
Addison Grace | Tuesday, Nov. 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Antone’s Nightclub, 305 E. 5th St., Austin | $21-$22 | Don’t miss Madilyn Mei and Housewife, also performing at this show.
Wednesday, Nov. 15
Rio Grande Valley Vipers vs. Austin Spurs | Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 7 p.m. | H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Ave. of the Stars, Cedar Park | $10-$175 | Cheer on the Spurs as they face down the other Texas team.
Thursday, Nov. 16
“A Christmas Affair 2023: Cosmic Holiday” | Thursday, Nov. 16-Sunday, Nov. 19 | Times vary | Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd., Austin | $25 | Explore 200+ vendors at this nearly 50-year-old market that benefits the Junior League of Austin.
Franklin and Friends Friendsgiving | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Camp Mabry, 2200 W. 35th St., Austin | $195 | Join Austin’s largest Friendsgiving celebration at this dinner curated by Aaron Franklin that includes dishes from chefs at Épicerie, L’Oca d’Oro, Olamaie, and more.
Friday, Nov. 17
“Beethoven y Amigos” | Friday, Nov. 17-Saturday, Nov. 18 | 8 p.m. | The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin | $23-$110 | This enchanting performance features works from Julian Orbón, Reena Esmail, Clarice Assad, and Beethoven.
A team of restaurateurs — with a resumé including Nickel City, Dirdie Birdie, and Whisler’s — will open a new pub in East Austin next month. Murray’s will occupy the former Gourmands Neighborhood Pub space at 2316 Webberville Rd, and offer a short, classic menu + tavern food. (Eater Austin)
Austin City Council will buy the former Downtown Salvation Army shelter for $15 million. The 130-bed shelter closed this year, but then reopened in the spring with a 12-month lease to allow the city to negotiate the property’s purchase. (Austin Monitor)
We must be fortune tellers. Just one week after we included it as a red herring in our October News Quiz, Kim Kardashian’s shapewear brand, Skims, quietly opened a storefront in north Austin. Check out the Skims Work Shop at the Domain Northside, 11700 Domain Blvd. (CultureMap Austin)
$17.6 million. That’s how much Travis County and Austin will now spend to develop alternatives to ambulances, thanks to a Travis County Commissioners Court decision to increase funding. The county has been working to respond to high 911 call volumes amid EMS staff shortages. (Austin Monitor)
A house from season three of “Fixer Upper,” an HGTV show led by Waco residents Chip and Joanna Gaines, is now for sale for $950,000. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom house is at 624 S. 7th St. in Waco. (Austin American-Statesman)
Last month was Austin’s wettest October in five years, with a recorded 7.15 inches of rain. Central Texas is expected to see wetter-than-normal weather throughout fall due to the ongoing El Niño phenomenon. (KVUE)
Ballet Austin’s production of “The Nutcracker” will return for its 61st year from Saturday, Dec. 2 to Saturday, Dec. 23 at the Long Center. Expect to see 150 dancers on stage alongside a live performance from the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Tickets start at $15.
I went Downtown last night to check out “Creek Show,” the annual free luminescent art walk from Waterloo Greenway. It happened to be the event’s Tito’s-sponsored dog-friendly night, so my pup Baxter got to tag along.
The event runs until this Saturday, Nov. 18 and there are other fun, themed nights in the works — check out the schedule.
Pro tip: This year you can’t reserve a ticket in advance, so we recommend arriving early to avoid the lines.