Details: Nov. 27 at The Long Center (701 W Riverside Dr). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., first race begins at 8:45 a.m. Registration costs vary.
Local sketch comedy group Esther’s Follies hosts their first ever Thanksgiving open house party. Meet and greet the cast, share in snacks and performances from the School of Comedy summer camp kids, and bring nonperishables for the Capital Area of Texas Food Bank.
Details: Nov. 22 at Esther’s Follies (525 E. 6th St) from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Free to attend.
Braun Family Thanksgiving featuring Reckless Kelly
Touring behind the release of their 8th studio album, the multiple Grammy-winning band of Willy Braun and friends stop by Austin with Muzzie Braun and Micky and the Motorcars to celebrate the holidays. Bring your family and join in the festivities.
Details: Nov. 28 at ACL Live (310 Willie Nelson Blvd) at 8 p.m. Tickets $25-$38.
Thanksgiving Dance with Thomas Michael Riley
Don’t let the fun end just because the meal is over; drive the family to Luckenbach Dance Hall and let Thomas Michael Riley bring the honky-tonk to your holiday.
Details: Nov. 29 at Luckenbach Dance Hall (412 Luckenbach Town Loop) at 9 p.m. $10 at the gate, kids 12 and under free.
Don’t feel like cooking for Thanksgiving? Here’s a list of places in Austin that will be open and at your service. Prefer Chinese to traditional turkey fare? Here’s a list of Chinese restaurants open for the holiday.