1. Texas Monthly BBQ Fest
1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 3. $10-$165. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. texasmonthly.com/event/tmbbq-fest-2019
Calling all barbecue lovers: the 10th annual Texas Monthly BBQ Fest has arrived. At the main event, festivalgoers can sample food from 31 different barbecue joints across the state of Texas — most of which are included on the magazine’s latest “Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas” list. Cold drinks, lawn games and live music from the Suffers and Al Dressen are also on the table. VIP entry is available at noon. — Matthew Odam
2. Geddy Lee at the BookPeople
5 p.m. Nov. 4. $90. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com
Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer and Rush bassist Geddy Lee celebrates rock music’s thunderous bottom end — the bass — in a lavishly illustrated, full-color compendium showcasing more than 200 rare, iconic and sometimes eccentric bass guitars from his extensive collection. Lee will be at BookPeople for a signing only, which is accessible through the purchase of a voucher. Vouchers include a hardcover copy of “Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass.”
3. Umlauf After Dark
6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5. Free-$5. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Azie Morton Road. umlaufsculpture.org/umlauf-after-dark
The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum is beautiful during the day, but it’s also lovely in a different way in the evening. This monthly event gives you access to the Umlauf after hours. On Tuesday, there will be live music from Jeff Plankenhorn, drinks from Austin Beerworks and Tito's Handmade Vodka, handmade goods and art from Ruby & Violet, lawn games and food from PitaLicious.
4. Guy Clark tribute with Verlon Thompson & Shawn Camp at Cactus Cafe and Saxon Pub
Nov. 6: $30, 8 p.m., 2247 Guadalupe St., cactuscafe.org. Nov. 7: $25-$35, 8 p.m., 1320 S. Lamar Blvd., thesaxonpub.com
Clark was already a Texas songwriting legend when he died three years ago at age 74, and his music shows no signs of fading from public consciousness. That’s thanks in part to the efforts of Thompson, Clark’s longtime accompanist, and Camp, a close friend and collaborator. Together, they put on a show of the master’s material that, crazy as it may sound, might even be better than Clark’s own performances were. — Peter Blackstock
5. Two Scientists Walk into a Bar
5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7. Free. Multiple locations. facebook.com/events/3099757226762718
It sounds like the opening line of a joke. But it’s actually a fun opportunity for Austin-area adults to engage with the local scientific community at bars and restaurants in their own neighborhoods. The Thinkery is pleased to bring Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar to 15 locations throughout the city, including Easy Tiger at the Linc, Crown & Anchor Pub, and the Brewtorium Brewery & Kitchen. Pull up a barstool at one of them and ask the scientists any questions you might have.
6. “No Sex, Please, It's Christmas”
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with 3 p.m. Sunday matinee Nov. 10, through Nov. 23. $15-$20. 11880 Hero Way West, Building 4, Leander. wobcp.org
Way Off Broadway Community Players stage the American holiday farce about a builder, Mr. Broadbent, a developer and builder, who has invited prospective buyers to spend the holidays in what he calls the house of the future in the hopes that the spirit of the season will close the deal. He has pulled out all the stops to convince them it’s their dream home — but of course, nothing goes as planned when he lets them stay there on Christmas Eve.
7. Salvador Dalí at Ao5 Gallery
Opening reception: 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 9. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 10. 3005 South Lamar Blvd., Suite C-110B. ao5gallery.com
Ao5 Gallery is proud to present a rare collection of original color lithographs and woodblock prints by the renowned Salvador Dalí. This exhibition will showcase artwork spanning four decades of this eccentric artist's career, including his surrealist illustrations for the “Biblia Sacra,” “Alice in Wonderland,” Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” and more. They will be available for purchase.