The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 - The end (part 1) of the ultra-popular vampire romance series finds Bella (Kristen Stewart) pregnant with Edward’s (Robert Pattinson) baby.
The Descendents - Alexander Payne hasn’t made a movie since 2004′s Sideways, but early reviews say this George Clooney-starring comedy/drama (adapted from Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel) is an extremely strong return. Additionally, Jim Rash (Dean Pelton from NBC’s Community) co-wrote the screenplay with Payne and Nat Faxon.
Happy Feet Two - The sequel to the surprise animated hit about a dancing penguin, this Elijah Wood- and Robin Williams-starring film is directed by George Miller.
Home Depot (17928 Spring Cypress Road; Cypress, TX 77429) – On a serious note, Texans from Waller, Montgomery and Grimes counties who are rebuilding after the wildfires can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation advisors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The consultations will be available on a walk-in basis at home improvement stores in Cypress. The advisors can answer survivors’ questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes. Most of the information and the free publications provided at the in-store FEMA information stations are geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors. Goes from 9 AM to 6 PM and runs through Sunday.
One World Theatre - Kids in a New Groove provides private music lessons to kids in the Texas foster care system. Their program reaches children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, and empowers them with the gift of music. Kids in a New Groove is excited to announce a fundraising event that will feature a catered dinner and auction, as well as a private once in a lifetime concert. The featured artist is Grammy award-winning artist Blues Traveler. Visit www.kidsinanewgroove.org/musicforthesoul for more information.
The Paramount Theatre – Minneapolis country/rock veterans The Jayhawks play with a special guest spot from Jolie Holland. Get there at 7 PM.
**SPECIAL NOTICE** Ghostland Observatory added a second bonus performance at ACL Live at Moody Theater on Friday. Doors at 7 PM.
Antone’s – Austin Americana quintet Wheeler Brothers just dropped their debut release, Portraits, and are rocking Antone’s with Telegraph Canyon and El Cantador. Doors at 8 PM.
Grab the whole family and your friends and head out to the IBIZ Districts to view and vote on your favorite window display. It’s the IBIZ District Holiday Window Shopping Contest. Merchants are competing for the YOUR vote on the best holiday window. You can vote once in each district for your favorite display. When you vote, you can also enter a chance to win a Holiday Stocking filled with goodies from IBIZ District Merchants.
Participating districts are: South First IBIZ District, South Lamar IBIZ District, North Drag IBIZ District, North Loop IBIZ District and Lo-Burn IBIZ District.
Windows will be up on November 19 and run through Christmas. The Public will vote on all winners. There are 2 rounds of voting. Round 1 will result in one winner from each district. In Round 2, the winners from each district will go head to head resulting in one final IBIZ Winner. To vote visit: www.IBuyAustin.com/windowshoppingcontest.
Round 1: (November 19 – December 5) All businesses will compete with their neighbors in their own IBIZ District
Round 2: (December 6 –December 14) The winner from each IBIZ District will compete with the winners from the other IBIZ Districts for one FIRST PLACE WINNER.
To vote and get more information, go to www.IBuyAustin.com/windowshoppingcontest.
Rusty’s Walnut Creek Ranch (394 Pleasant Chapel Road) – 12 obstacles. 3.01 miles. Extreme terrain. Warrior Dash is the ultimate event for thrill-seeking athletes and party-goers. The first wave of the race will begin at 8 AM, followed by waves of 500 racers taking off to battle the course every half hour until the last group at 4 PM. The Dash continues into Sunday, when the first wave will start at 8am and will continue to have waves of 500 racers every half hour until 4 PM. Warriors, come out to play.
ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Are those stadium-wide, sci-fi beats emanating from a stage with two men on it? Then it must mean Ghostland Observatory is back home. Doors at 7 PM.
Momo’s – KP and the Boom Boom are gonna trot out some new songs, with Ghosts Along the Brazos, Fierce Bad Rabbit and The Damn Torpedoes playing after. Doors at 8 PM.
Skinny’s Ballroom – Scan Hopper 2 is dropping so Scan Hopper is playing a CD Release Show with The Gary, My Education, and Zest of Yore.
Emo’s – Arizona hard rockers The Bled are gonna wrap up their careers this upcoming August after ten years. So catch them when you can with Decoder, The Brigade and Ready The Messenger. Doors at 7 PM.
The Continental Club – Junior Brown continues his guitar-lacin’ residence at the Continental. Guest performer: Tanya Rae. Starts at 7:30 PM. Brown will be followed at 8:30 PM by JonDee & Friends, Johnny Goudie, Mike Flanigin Trio and Jake Langley.
Red 7 – Hard rock icons Fu Manchu plays with Honky and The Shrine. Show up at 9:30 PM.