TOP picks: What we recommend

TOP picks: Nov 22-28

Wednesday | November 22

Archer $ Beck

Archer $ Beck 

Check out digital prints, paintings, sculptures, and animations from Paul Beck and Jason Archer, whose art is described as “politically charged and humorous.” If you’ve seen A Scanner Darkly and Waking Life, you already know how good their animation work is.

512-Go!» Gallery Lombardi
Noon-6pm. Free.
910 West Third Street • 481-1088

Thursday | November 23

Eat food. Give thanks. Sleep. Football. Sleep.

Friday | November 24

Aggie Congress Avenue Parade

Oh boy. The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band and the Corps of Cadets do whatever it is they do all over Congress Avenue. Show up early in your finest burnt orange attire and claim a prime heckling spot. Err… we mean, to claim a spot from which you can admire musical talent and drills done by the nation’s largest military-style marching band. Don’t forget to watch the big (volleyball?) game at 11am.

Congress Avenue
Starting at 200 E. Riverside Drive and going all the way up to the Texas State Capitol. 8am-9:30am. Free.

Saturday | November 25

Holiday Art Festival

Today is November 25, and that means there’s only one month until Christmas. Better start freaking out about all those gifts you have to buy. Why not avoid the mall and combine holiday shopping with an afternoon at an art museum? AMoA-Laguna Gloria’s annual Holiday Art Festival features all kinds of arty goodness that just might put an end to your perfect-gift-search woes. Plus, it’s all pretty ‘n’ stuff there.

512-Go!» Austin Museum of Art-Laguna Gloria
11am. Tour at 1pm. $7 general public, $3 museum members, free for kids under 12.
3809 W. 35th St. • 458-8191

Sunday | November 26

You Me & Greg: “Failure is OK”

photo courtesy of You Me & Greg 

You Me & Greg is Douglas Pena, Phil Aulie, and Greg Spencer. We’re not sure which one is You or which one is Me, but it doesn’t really matter – these dudes are funny. Besides, any show at ColdTowne Theater is bound to be worth your while.

512-Go!» ColdTowne Theater
7pm. $7, or $5 with proof of failure. BYOB.
4803 Airport Blvd • 524-2807

Monday | November 27

The Schoolhouse Rock Sing-and-Learn-Along

Admit it: You’ve forgotten everything you learned in elementary school. Do yourself a favor and re-learn all that stuff – Schoolhouse Rock style. Oh yes!

512-Go!» Alamo Drafthouse-Downtown
7pm. $10.
409 Colorado St. • 476-1320

Tuesday | November 28

Three Ring Tuesday

So you’ve been dying to read your haikus to a room full of people. Or you’d like to jam out on your Casio in front of a room full of people. Perhaps you’d just like to be in this hypothetical room full of people. Well, head over to Ruta Maya for all this – plus good coffee, drinks, and food.

512-Go!» Ruta Maya
6pm. No cover. Happy hour specials all night.
3601 South Congress • 707-9637