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Weekday warrior: Soul singers, Sally Albright and a SoCo Staple

Weekday warrior: Soul singers, Sally Albright and a SoCo Staple

Can you hear that? It’s the calm before the holiday storm. That’s right, folks- before you know it, your out-of-town family will descend, and overeating and football watching will be the only things filling your social calendar. So how do you spend these last few days of family-free-freedom? Here’s our weekly guide to keep you busy during the days that don’t start with S.

Monday, November 14

Master Pancake Mystery Preview @ Alamo Ritz

Witness Master Pancake Theater magic unfold, as the crew screens a movie they are working on for the upcoming schedule. A reduced ticket price lets you not only get in on the jokes as they’re being written, but offer your feedback to help the show achieve its full mocking potential.

Dale Watson and the Texas Two @ Continental Club

The continental club staple returns to his South Congress home to celebrate the recent release of his most recent album The Sun Sessions, his first since signing with Red House.

Tuesday, November 15

Girlie Night Presents: When Harry Met Sally @ Alamo Ritz

Pick the pepper off your paprikash, have what she’s having, and get rid of that ugly wagon when coffee table as you get your girlie on with this Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan classic which debates the time-old question—can men and women be friends?

ACL Live Presents: Aretha Franklin & The Blind Boys of Alabama

The queen of soul makes her way to the Lone Star State, teaming up for a stellar show with one-time Ben Harper collaborators The Blind Boys of Alabama.

Wednesday, November 16

East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.)

This nine-day tour of East Austin’s artist studios, art galleries and various spaces continues, giving Austinites an opportunity to engage in and celebrate Austin’s growing art community.

Horror Remix: Thanksgiving @ Alamo Lake Creek

Join the Drafthouse in presenting what they’re calling “two hours of turkey terror,” a double dose of tryptophan-laced horror flicks that’ll have you readier-than-ever for the comforting warmth of your impeding family dinner.

Thursday, November 17

Third Thursdays at The Blanton

The Blanton continues their monthly series, with a free evening of art and activities. Enjoy yoga in the galleries, partake in the Blanton book club and enjoy a slice and wine for a mere $5.

Austin Under 40 Awards Gala Opening Nominations Happy Hour @ Kung Fu Saloon

Young Women’s Alliance and Young Men’s Business League present the opening of the 2012 Austin Under 40 Awards nominations. Nominate friends, meet past winners and mix and mingle with Austin’s under middle-aged professionals.

Friday, November 18

ACL Live Presents: Ghostland Observatory

Austin’s own Thomas Ross Turner and Aaron Behrens present their brand of percussion-driven electro-rock. The first 300 fans at the show gain after-show access to the band’s exclusive DJ set, presented at Jack Daniels’ studio #7.

There’s Waldo Presents: Jerkholes @ The Institution Theater

Where’s Waldo? There’s Waldo! The Austin comedy troupe presents an hour of irreverent comedy full of outlandish, delusional characters; a mix of video, live sketch, and musical comedy.


So in-between attempts to perfect grandma’s pumpkin pie just in time for Turkey Day, partake in a little casual fun, folks. Holiday activities will soon swarm your schedule, so get some non-denominational fun in while the getting’s good.

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Dale Watson and the Texas Two at the Continental Club on Monday November 14.
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Girlie Night Presents: When Harry Met Sally at the Alamo Ritz
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E.A.S.T. continues throughout the week. Photo by Jon Shapley
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ACL Live Presents: Ghostland Observatory on Friday November 18