The Planner: 7 Days, 7 Things, Nov. 16-22
1. Home Slice’s Carnival O’ Pizza
12 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Free. 1415 S. Congress Ave. homeslicepizza.com.
Home Slice Pizza’s Carnival O’ Pizza is back for its ninth year with food and activities for the whole family. Part pizza celebration, part Home Slice anniversary celebration, the Carnival will offer a pizza-eating contest, dough-throwing, pizza box-folding, carnival games, raffles and the Hands On An Eggplant Sub — a competition more intense than most Olympic games. The objective is simple: whoever can keep their hand on the eggplant sub the longest wins free Home Slice for a year. All proceeds from this year’s Carnival will go to Austin Bat Cave, so come out and have a slice or two.
2. Brooklyn Brewery Mash’s Dinner on the Farm
3 p.m. Sunday. $55. Simmons Family Farm, 2483 Holz Rd. brooklynbrewerymash.com/austin.
Sit down for an agrarian dining experience with Brooklyn Brewery chef Andrew Gerson and the chefs from Barley Swine and Odd Duck. Through roaming culinary events, Dinner on the Farm works to connect people back to the land and to the farmers and artisans who are making our communities a better place to live. Take a tour of the Simmons Family Farm this time, as well as edible treats from local artisans, unlimited Brooklyn beer and a delicious feast. The event is part of the Brooklyn Brewery Mash, a week-long celebration of beer, food and fun.
3. Foreign & Domestic’s Killen Barbecue Pop-Up
11 a.m. Monday. Free. 306 E. 53rd St. www.fndaustin.com.
Pearland’s Ronnie Killen of Killen’s Barbecue has risen to statewide fame in short order, making waves with appearances on Houston Chronicle restaurant critic Alison Cook’s list of top Houston-area restaurants (#3 this year) and hitting multiple high-profile food events in Austin. He returns to Austin next week for a barbecue pop-up at Foreign & Domestic. Killen will serve his famous beef ribs and brisket, along with pork ribs, sausage, potato salad and beans. Saint Arnold Brewing Company will be on hand serving free beer while you wait in line. — Matthew Odam
4. Slayer at ACL Live
$39-$59 (technically sold out). 7:30 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com.
Bummed about the end of fall music festival season? Drop by the stately concert hall to thrash away your sorrows or with the speed metal demons and two-time Fun Fun Fun Fest alums. Fellow headbangers Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus open. Also: San Diego reggae band Tribal Seeds brings the tour for its new album “Representing” to Emo’s; Gonzo With Beyond I Sight and Ballyhoo! open the show. Wagoneers frontman Monte Warden continues a month of Tuesdays at the Saxon Pub as host of “ATX All Access,” a new web TV series.— Deborah Sengupta Stith
5. Austin Shakespeare’s “Cyrano de Bergerac”
Opens 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 7. (No performance Thanksgiving night.) $28-$39. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr. thelongcenter.org.
Edmund Rostand’s “Cyrano de Bergerac,” using American poet Brian Hooker’s acclaimed version starring Marc Pouhé, last season’s “Othello,” kicks off Austin Shakespeare’s official season. Swashbuckling Cyrano’s brilliant wit and great heart take us on a heroic journey that climaxes in true romance. Other Austin Shakespeare productions this performance season includes Tom Stoppard’s “The Invention of Love.”
6. “Hamlet” at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $17-$22. St. Edward’s University, 3001 S. Congress Ave. 512-448-8484, www.stedwards.edu/theatre.
After losing his father and witnessing his mother’s swift re-marriage to his uncle, Prince Hamlet must find his place amidst a swirling storm of his own grief and impending war. But are things really as they seem? A tortured ghost walks the night, looking to reveal its terrible secret. Spies are everywhere. Time is running out, and Hamlet must act decisively to find the truth. His sanity, his kingdom and his very life depend on it.
7. Amy Schumer
8 p.m. Friday. $37.50-$45.00. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 E. Campus Drive. 512-471-2787, texasperformingarts.org.
Don’t let Schumer’s girl-next-door looks deceive you. The insanely popular comedian can keep up with the best of the bad boys. She proved it on “Inside Amy Schumer,” her Comedy Central series, her highly rated special, “Mostly Sex Stuff,” and those raunchy celebrity roasts. The humor can be a little brutal, but there’s a lot of smart and clever mixed in there, too. — Dale Roe