For free fun, turn to EAST, Krysten Ritter book signing and more


Sunday

Krysten Ritter. The actress you know most recently from her dynamite turn as Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” has written a psychological suspense novel that she’ll discuss and sign at BookPeople. “Bonfire” is about a woman forced to face her past as she investigates small-town corruption. 2 p.m. Sunday. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.

Monday

“Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce and Cultural Exchange, 1920-1945.” The Ransom Center’s newest exhibition “explores two decades of dynamic cultural exchange between Mexico and the United States.” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Thursday until 7 p.m.), noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 1. Free. 300 W. 21st St. 512-471-8944, hrc.utexas.edu.

Tuesday

Italic’s Tasca Wine Tasting. Head to the downtown Italian restaurant and cafe to taste wines from Tasca d’Almerita, a nearly 200-year-old, family-run Italian winery with vineyards in Sicily and the island of Salina. There will be four wines to explore. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 123 W. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/1748981605396195/.

Wednesday

Pat Byrne at the ABGB. The Irish musician is returning to Austin, one of the cities around the world he considers a musical hotbed, on his second visit to the states. Expect to hear the undeniable sounds born of a Cocker, Springsteen and Dylan mash-up that bridges the gap between blues, folk and soul. 9 p.m. Wednesday. 1305 W. Oltorf St. theabgb.com.

Thursday

“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.” Barrel O’ Fun will have themed activities, prizes and trivia, and some killer cosplay (in other words, come dressed like your favorite DC superhero). 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. 1911 Aldrich St. barrelofunatx.com.

Friday

The Contemporary Austin’s Free Teen Night. The Contemporary Austin welcomes teenagers to the Jones Center for an entirely teen-led evening of activities. Teens can explore the art of Wangechi Mutu and John Bock, hang out on the rooftop and share whatever is on their minds. The event will feature current topics and themes drawn from the art on view, plus more. 6 to 9 p.m. 700 Congress Ave. thecontemporaryaustin.org.

Saturday, Nov. 18

East Austin Studio Tour. It’s the second weekend of this Austin tradition. Explore local art studios on a self-guided tour and meet the artists behind your favorite pieces, whether they’re paintings, sculptures, multimedia works and more. In addition to tours, you might also see theater performances and competitions as well as participate in workshops. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Various locations. east.bigmedium.org./about.html.



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