What's Eating Austin's Restaurants? Panel. It's a tumultuous time in Austin dining, with unprecedented growth in the city's restaurant industry and also a lot of shutters this year. In Austin Monthly's November issue, the magazine sought answers about the city's dining future who from those who know it best — chefs, restaurateurs and industry insiders. Get more insight into the issue at a panel presented by Austin Monthly. There will be snacks, coffee, wine and beer provided. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Free. Pitchfork Pretty, 2708 E. Cesar Chavez St. facebook.com/events/256999368495404/.
#DoingThings Friendsgiving. Sweat with your besties at a total body conditioning class presented by Bumble BFF, Outdoor Voices and the Barre Code Austin in preparation for all your Thanksgiving feasting. Afterward, there will be complimentary healthy bites from Native Hostels, drink specials and goodies from Bumble and Outdoor Voices, and refreshments from JuiceLand. You're encouraged to bring personal care items as a donation to SAFE. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13. Free with Bumble app download. Native Hostels, 807 E. Fourth St. facebook.com/events/1192434514227915/.
Chez Zee Author Series. The fall edition of Chez Zee American Bistro's popular author series concludes with an appearance by author and advertising CEO Gay Gaddis. In "Cowgirl Power," she shares insights and examples for women to develop their personal power on all fronts and lead like fearless, risk-taking cowgirls. Hear how to take ownership over your career and family life at her author talk and signing. Admission includes appetizers, dessert bites, tea, coffee and a cash bar. 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13. $22-$55. 5406 Balcones Dr. eventbrite.com/e/chez-zee-author-series-fall-2018-tickets-49436500905?.
Be More Pacific One Year Anniversary. The Filipino restaurant and bar is celebrating its one-year anniversary as a brick-and-mortar with a special anniversary menu, Filipino dancers and more. Chef Salvador “Buddy” Melgarejo, who grew up in the Philippines and is known for his innovative interpretations of Filipino classics and comfort food, is debuting four new dishes in addition to roasting a suckling pig. Plus, dancers from the Filipino Students Association at UT performing throughout the evening. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15. $37.50. 7858 Shoal Creek Blvd. facebook.com/events/557443361365810/.
"Doubt: A Parable." The City Theatre takes on John Patrick Shanley’s critically acclaimed stage play, set against the backdrop of 1960s America. During this turbulent time of political and social change, a progressive young priest’s conduct at a Bronx Catholic school comes under question by one of the sisters, whose beliefs are deeply rooted in a stern and unquestionable tradition. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 25. $10-$25. Trinity Street Theatre, 901 Trinity St. citytheatreaustin.org.