1. ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot
9:30 a.m. and additional times Nov. 28. $12-$37. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thundercloud.com/register
Work out before filling up on your Thanksgiving feast. The 29th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is a 5-mile run through downtown Austin, beginning and ending at Auditorium Shores near the Butler Hike & Bike Trail on Thanksgiving morning. The event is the largest 5-mile race in Texas and one of the largest Turkey Trots in the nation with nearly 20,000 participants every year. Funds raised by the race benefit Caritas of Austin. — Johanna Gretschel
2. 23rd Annual Austin Empty Bowl Project
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24. $25-$40. Central Texas Food Bank, 6500 Metropolis Drive. austinemptybowl.org
Now in its 23rd year, this fun, pre-Thanksgiving Austin tradition benefits the food bank’s Kids Café program and Meals on Wheels Central Texas’ Meals for Kids. Here’s how it works: Potters create and donate bowls of all sizes, shapes and colors. More than 30 restaurants and bakeries donate delicious soups and breads. And Austinites select a bowl and have it filled with soup, enjoying it while listening to live music.
3. “The Meaning Wavers” at Women and Their Work
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday through Jan. 9. 1710 Lavaca St. 512-477-1064, womenandtheirwork.org
Artists Betelhem Makonnen and Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez’s artistic research converges in this multimedia Women and Their Work exhibit, which explores immigration, transnational identity and the impact of silence on our perception of history. Both artists use photo, video and installation to create this exhibition tracing two journeys toward new perspectives on the untold.
4. Friendsgiving at Juliet Italian Kitchen
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 26. $45. 1500 Barton Springs Road. juliet-austin.com/event/a-juliet-italian-kitchen-friendsgiving-1126
Gather your favorite people and celebrate each other's friendship this year with an evening of fine Italian food and custom fall cocktails. Juliet’s Friendsgiving feast — the perfect setting for you and your pals to reminisce over your favorite memories from the year — will have three courses with two mixed drink options and wine. Courses include a spicy rigatoni alla vodka with bacon.
5. Angélica Rahe at Mohawk indoor
7 p.m. Nov. 27. $10-$13. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com
The Spanish American artist, who did a stint as music director, guitarist and backup singer for Kali Uchis, quietly relocated her American home base to Austin over the last year. She’s gearing up for the release of her debut full-length album in February and just dropped the lead single “Como Yo.” This show is the kick off for a national and international tour that will stretch into early 2020. Camera Cult and Cure for Paranoia open. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
6. Penfold Theatre’s “It's a Wonderful Life: Classic Radiocast”
Opens Nov. 29. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinee Dec. 21, through Dec. 21. $16-$31. Old Settler's Hall, 3300 East Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. penfoldtheatre.org
Back by popular demand, the holiday show draws audience members back in time to 1946 as members of the KPNF radio station are assembling for a live radio performance of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Through dozens of characterizations and live foley sound effects, five actors tell the entire story, putting an imaginative twist on a cherished holiday tradition.
7. 3rd Annual Biergarten Bazaar
12 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30. Free. Live Oak Brewing, 1615 Crozier Lane. facebook.com/events/2662354900491367
What if you could get some of your holiday shopping done while you’re visiting one of your favorite local breweries? Mosey your way through Live Oak Brewing’s outdoor space, delicious beer in hand, while being serenaded by live music, getting thoughtful holiday gifts for your loved ones — and, of course, supporting local artisans and vendors. There will also be live music and food trucks.