Free Outdoor Movie: "Christmas Vacation." Kick off the holiday season at Barrow Brewing with one of the best holiday movies ever. Bring your loved ones, blankets and lawn chairs. Barrow will have the drinks and snacks. What could be a better way to spend the evening after Thanksgiving Day? "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" chronicles Clark Griswold's hilarious attempts to provide the perfect Christmas for his family. 6 p.m. Nov. 22. Free. 108 Royal St., Salado. facebook.com/events/274005420110145/.
Oshun at Barracuda. “Welcome,” the lead track on Oshun’s debut album “Bittersweet, Vol. 1,” is a defiant manifesto, outlining the New York rap duo’s mission to “transform hate into greatness.” The album explores the group’s intergalactic aspirations, dabbling in spacey R&B about auras and star mothers before bringing it back to earth with rugged raw rhymes. Let there be no confusion: The “new goddess on the block” has arrived. $15-$17. 8 p.m. doors Nov. 22. 611 E. Seventh St. barracudaaustin.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
Thanksgiving Feast at Brix and Ale. Don't want to prepare your own turkey dinner this year? You don't have to thanks to restaurants like that at the Sheraton Hotel in Georgetown, which will serve a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. with options such as a carving station with ham, turkey breast and lamb, cornbread stuffing and whipped winter squash. Cost is $55, $25 for children 12 and younger. 1101 Woodlawn Ave., Georgetown. 737-444-2700, sheratongeorgetowntexas.com. — Matthew Odam
Thanksgiving at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille. The Houston-based steakhouse will serve a three-course Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with options including butternut squash soup, roasted turkey breast and green bean almondine. Cost is $49.95. And children can get their own meals, too, with the availability of an order of a Thanksgiving entree with sides for $15. 114 W. Seventh St. 512-474-6300, perryssteakhouse.com. — Matthew Odam
Guided Garden Tour. Tour the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s gardens and trails with a knowledgeable volunteer docent, learning about native plants and the history and architecture of the center. Each of the docents brings their own special knowledge and interests to the tour, and sites change throughout the seasons. 11 a.m. Nov. 24 and additional dates. $4-$10. 4801 La Crosse Ave. 512-232-0100, wildflower.org.
“Tillandsia: Air Plants.” Plants that can survive without any soil are fascinating. These small yet tough little plants add a lot of character indoors or out and can be moved around, added to the surface of potted plants or orchids. Instructor John Dromgoole has been growing the versatile Tillandsia for many years and has the tricks to get you started right. He will also help you give the fading ones you have the best care possible and restore them. 10 a.m. Nov. 27. Free. The Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Rd. 512-288-6113, tngaustin.com.