Only nine days until Thanksgiving, but we’ve got some Austin parties to consider first.

Nov. 13: Circa presents “Humans.” Bass Concert Hall.

One night only to catch Australia’s mind-bending contemporary circus ensemble.

Nov. 13: Holders of Hope for Austin Center for Grief & Loss. Umlauf Sculpture Garden.

Rescheduled because of inclement weather, this event hopes for the best.

Nov. 14: Opening of “A Christmas Affair.” Palmer Events Center.

The Junior League’s lavish holiday sale returns through Nov. 18.

RELATED: The Junior League turns out super-volunteers.

Nov. 15: Beautify Bash for Keep Austin Beautiful. Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum.

This key nonprofit gives out awards to the city’s beautifiers.

Nov. 15: Musical Charity Benefit for Volunteer Healthcare Clinic. Austin Beer Garden Brewing co.

Austin School of Rock House band is among the headliners for this show.

Nov. 15: Austin Chronicle Music Poll Kick Off Party. Native Hostel.

This party starts the action for the Austin Music Awards in 2019.

Nov. 15: Opening of “Rule of Three” from Dance Waterloo. Mueller Lake Park.

A site-specific work that includes Scandinavian folk music runs through Nov. 18.

Nov. 16: Opening of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” from Austin Shakespeare. Long Center.

Tennessee Williams’ classic drama set in the Deep South runs through Dec. 2.

Nov. 17: Rags to Wags Gala benefiting Austin Humane Society. Hyatt Regency Austin.

Meet the animals and hear the stories behind them.

Nov. 18: “Wine & Swine: A Global Taste Adventure.” Camp Mabry.

Internationally inspired pork dishes matched with top-notch adult beverages.

Nov. 18: Leonard Bernstein at 100. Westlake Community Performing Arts Center.

Now it’s Austin Symphonic Band's turn to take on the great American composer.

Nov. 21: Opening of Zach Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol.” Topfer Theatre.

If you haven’t seen this musical mash-up set to the Dickens tale, you have plenty of opportunities through Dec. 30.