More events for Thursday, Nov. 16, and beyond


Film

“Justice League” Opening Night. The carnival-themed bar at Alamo Drafthouse Mueller is celebrating DC’s greatest superheroes — now all together on the big screen for the blockbuster film “Justice League,” which is making its big-screen debut this weekend. Barrel O’ Fun will have themed activities, prizes and trivia, and some killer cosplay (in other words, come dressed like your favorite DC superhero) on the opening night of the movie. 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16. Free. 1911 Aldrich St. barrelofunatx.com.

Harry Potter Drive-In Film Festival. Austin’s drive-in theater, Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In, is bringing back the Harry Potter Film Festival starting Friday through Dec. 9, and there will be butterbeer, a Diagon Alley-inspired artists’ market, mini-Quidditch games and more. Most nights will offer double features of the movies, including Thursday’s “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” and “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” 7:15 p.m. Nov. 16 and other times through Dec. 9. $10-$45. Graceland Oaks Events Center, 8907 Circle Drive. bluestarlitedrivein.com.

Shopping

Thirds and Esperos SoHo Holiday Pop-up. To celebrate its one-year anniversary, the Austin-based online marketplace Thirds, which sells home goods, has launched a month-long pop-up shop with Esperos SoHo. Celebrate the collaboration at a party at the Second Street District store with holiday-inspired beverages by Deep Eddy Vodka, sweets by Baked by Amy’s, and watch — and eat along — as foodie extraordinaire Natalie Paramore teaches us how to create an easy hummus spread. 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16. Free. 209 W. Second St. eventbrite.com/e/thirds-x-esperos-soho-holiday-pop-up-tickets-39267814089.

Nightlife

Evenings Out: Roaring 20s Trivia. Join the Bullock Museum for pub trivia that will test your smarts about everything Prohibition-related, from speakeasies to swingin’ jazz. The lively rounds of Progessive Era-centric trivia is in honor of the Bullock’s “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition” exhibit. In between trivia rounds, players can enjoy complementary snacks and whiskey tastings from Still Austin, the city’s first urban distillery since Prohibition. 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16. Free. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.

Gardening calendar

Nature Play Hour. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is showing that Texas plants can be fascinating at any age. Join a guide for a plant-themed activity; you and your kids can drop in any time during the hour. The group meets at the outdoor classroom in the center’s Luci and Ian Family Garden. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 18. Free with regular admission to the garden, which is $4-$10. 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org.



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