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This week's free events

Melissa Martinez

Monday Movies under the Stars. Nerdy November features the 1985 John Hughes film "Weird Science" at 8 p.m. today . The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. www.vortexrep.org .

"The Suitor - or - The Madness Inside Me Growing." Transit Theatre Troupe in collaboration with Palindrome Theatre presents a staged reading of Palindrome's resident playwright Nigel O'Hearn's original production produced in 2008. 7 p.m. Tuesday . St. Edward's University, Ragsdale Center, Kreske Dining Hall, 3001 S. Congress Ave. Facebook page .

Literature in Mexican Cinema: "Santa." 1931 film by Antonio Moreno based on the novel by Federico Gamboa. In Spanish with English subtitles. 8 p.m. Wednesday . Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. 974-3772, www.ci.austin.tx.us/macc .

"Art from the Streets." As a part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Alamo Ritz hosts a screening of the film about a local art program for people experiencing homelessness. Followed by a Q&A with producer and director Layton Blaylock and volunteers and artists from the program. 7 p.m. Wednesday . 320 E. Sixth St. www.hhweekaustin.com .

Conspirare Big Sing. No experience necessary for this concert where the audience is the choir. Conducted by Craig Hella Johnson and hosted by the Conspirare Symphonic Choir. Vote for songs to sing on Conspirare's Facebook page before the event. 6 p.m. Thursday . First Baptist Church, 901 Trinity St. www.conspirare.org .

Third Thursday at the Blanton Museum of Art. 6 p.m.: Screening of "Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui." 6:30 p.m. Yoga in the Galleries. 7 p.m. Blanton Book Club: "Home and Exile" by Chinua Achebe. 7:30 p.m. Gallery Tour. Brazos and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. www.blantonmuseum.org .

Stargazing at the University of Texas campus. The Astronomy Department hosts star parties on the roof of Robert Lee Moore Hall Wednesday nights and viewings at the Painter Hall Telescope every Friday and Saturday night. Call 471-5007 for current times and 232-4265 for weather cancellations. outreach.as.utexas.edu/public .

Intro to Aerial Skills classes. Sky Candy offers full days of free classes during East Austin Studio Tour in their new space. 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. E-mail info@skycandyaustin.com for reservations.

- Melissa Martinez; freeevents@statesman.com