Astronomy on Tap. There have now been 50 Austin installments of this popular bar series about astronomical topics. In honor of that, the hosts will have a special event full of stars, galaxies and much more, featuring talks about our infrared universe and about how stars were made in the Milky Way and other environments. You just might get a glimpse of some of it via telescope. And if you've ever had burning questions about the cosmos, now's your chance to ask. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Free. The North Door, 502 Brushy St. astronomyontap.org/2018/10/astronomy-on-tap-atx-50-special-event/.
Nola Parker at Wally Workman Gallery. The painter's first show at Wally Workman showcases where she feels most at home: the outdoors. Her current paintings explore the junction between civilization and wilderness and the interplay of man-made structures with their enduring natural environments. They feature scenes from Texas, Vermont, Colorado and Massachusetts. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 24. 1202 W. Sixth St. 512-472-7428, wallyworkmangallery.com.
Goose Island Black Wednesday. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden hosts its pre-Thanksgiving tradition: the release and celebration of some of the best draft beers the legendary Goose Island has to offer. A couple of their bottles will be for sale as well. The lineup includes Bourbon County Brand Stout 2018, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine 2017 and Lolita 2016. Bottles available are Bourbon County Brand Rare and Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout. Live music starts at 7 p.m. 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 21. Free. 79 Rainey St. facebook.com/events/2204433446498546/.
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
Winter Wonderland. Winter is coming ... to the Circuit of the Americas. The second annual Winter Wonderland at the Circuit offers a completely new, immersive experience. Look for the Chinese Lantern Festival, a display of illuminated hand-crafted sculptures using a traditional technique. The evening also includes carnival rides, a tunnel of light, the largest outdoor skating rink in Texas and more. Opens Nov. 23. 6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Dec. 16 and Dec. 17-30. $16. Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. circuitoftheamericas.com/winter-wonderland. — Joe Gross