This brisk autumn weather invites willing guests to leave the homestead for these post-Thanksgiving Austin parties.

Nov. 29: Adventure for All Benefit to benefit YMCA Camp Moody. Fair Market.

The Moody Family Foundation made a big gift for this camp on Onion Creek.

Nov. 29: Z Gallery Grand Opening and Artist Reception. ACAC Studio.

This show in a new space, which features artist Gareth Maguire, runs through Jan. 10.

Nov. 30: Opening of Austin Symphony’s “Tale of Two Titans: Music of Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann.” Long Center.

This concert starring pianist Orli Shaham will be repeated Dec. 1.

Nov. 30: Opening of “The Nutcracker: Suite Dreams.” Boyd Vance Theater.

This one features the Austin Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble.

Dec. 1: Rockin’ in a Winter Waterland for Well Aware. Central Austin Public Library.

Former President Barack Obama’s half-sister, Auma Obama, is among the guests honored with a Global Impact Award.

Dec. 1: Dancing with the Stars Austin. JW Marriott

This glitzy take on the popular dance competition benefits the Center for Child Protection.

Dec. 1: Opening of “Birds, Bears and Bones.” Yard Dog Art Gallery.

Exhibit features the work ex-punkers Jesse Sublett, Jon Dee Graham and Larry Seaman.

Dec.1: Victory Cup Boots & Pearls Polo Match. Victory Cheval Estate in Manor.

There are few chances to catch high-end polo matches in Austin. This is one.

Dec. 2: Love at the Stateside. State Theater.

This concert with some of Austin’s top talent supports Superhero Kids, HAAM and Step Onward.

Dec. 3: UT Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor James Conlon. Bates Recital Hall.

Hear Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”