The Waller Creek Conservancy’s popular "Creek Show" is coming back to downtown Austin in just a few weeks. Organizers have released renderings of the five illuminated, site-specific temporary installations that will light up four blocks of Waller Creek from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 10-19.
The free happening is a means for the conservancy — a nonprofit partner helping the city shape the transformation of 1.5 miles of downtown creekside — to bring the public’s attention to the overlooked subterranean stretch of Waller Creek.
You can see all the renderings and learn more about the show at arts.blog.austin360.com.
— Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Texas Monthly’s BBQ Fest. Sample smoked goodness from 27 barbecue joints that were featured in the magazine’s list of the 50 Best BBQ Joints in the World. You’ll be able to sample as much meat as your stomach will allow; plus, Shiner beer and Legacy Whisky cocktails will be available for purchase. Once you’ve finished feasting, relax to live music from Santiago Jimenez Jr. and Warren Hood. VIP tickets get hungry fest-goers into the action an hour early at noon. 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 30. $10-$165. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. tmbbq.com/events/tmbbq-fest-2016.
"The Illusionists" at Bass Concert Hall. A magic show from Broadway? It’s much more than simple sleight-of-hand. Prepare to be dazzled by this mind-blowing spectacle featuring seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. They include the Anti-Conjuror, who combines magic with the macabre; the Weapon Master, skilled with a crossbow; and the Deductionist, who will somehow know what kind of car you drive, what you’ve had for lunch and other details. "The Illusionists" will display stunning acts of levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and even a water torture escape. 8 p.m. Nov. 1-5, 2 p.m. Nov. 5, 1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 6. $20-$125. 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org.
Austin Beer Week. There are a lot of boozy events to choose from through Nov. 6, but stop into one of Austin’s brewpubs to taste the final result of the "ATX Brewpub Collusion." Pinthouse Pizza’s take on the collaborative recipe releases at 11 a.m. Nov. 1. 4729 Burnet Road. austinbeerweek.com/2016/event/0e60cf35.
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