Support local art and more free things to do this week, Nov. 16-22

(USE THIS PHOTO LEAD) Out for a leisurely stroll along Lady Bird Lake in Rendon Park at Festival Beach are husband and wife Mike and Miki Kelly, left, and their friend Joe Leggs, right. They walked in a light rain with their dogs Sunday afternoon October 25, 2015. In the foreground is one of a herd of massive piñata burros created by artist David Alexander Goujon as part of a city art project called Tempo, 10 Temporary Site-Specific Artworks for Hispanic Heritage Month. His artwork is entitled "Las Piñatas." RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

In the foreground is one of a herd of massive piñata burros created by artist David Alexander Goujon as part of a city art project called Tempo, 10 Temporary Site-Specific Artworks for Hispanic Heritage Month. His artwork is entitled “Las Piñatas.” RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Monday
Las Piñatas. Artist David Goujon built this contemporary installation of art in response to the recent bulldozing of a local family’s piñata business. The piece is a part of Austin Art In Public Places. Edward Rendon Sr. Park, 2012 Jesse E. Segovia Street. 512-974-7700, austintexas.gov/event/tempo-las-pinatas.

Tuesday
Astronomy on Tap. This week’s edition of the monthly series discusses general relativity, gravitational lenses, and why we should care about pure science research. 7:30 p.m. The North Door, 502 Brushy Street. 512-710-9765, ndvenue.com.

Wednesday
Creek Show: Deep Dive. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the five installations that comprise Creek Show. Each team will give a PechaKucha-style presentation on their design before guests can view prototypes, models and process drawings on display in the Materials Lab. UT School of Architecture’s Materials Lab, 301 Inner Campus Drive B700. 512-471-1922, creekshow.com.

Thursday
Galleria Tree Lighting. If you just can’t wait to kick off the holiday season, bring the family to this celebration with fireworks, live music and a grand entrance from Santa Claus. 6-8 p.m. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd. 512-263-0001, hillcountrygalleria.com.

Friday
Lakeside Two-Stepping. Dance your way into the weekend with Hostelling International’s night of Texas two-stepping. Ben Rodgers will provide the tunes, and an esteemed instructor will give lessons for the first hour. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Peace Point Park, 2200 South Lakeshore Blvd. 512-444-2294, hiusa.org/austin.

Saturday
Independence Brewing’s Friendsgiving Food Drive. Guests who bring two non-perishable food items benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank will receive a complimentary Hop Brownie. Enjoy live music, special tapsm, Thanksgiving-themed food from the Ginger Armadillo food truck and get some holiday shopping done with over 25 local artists and small businesses. 12-7 p.m. Independence Brewing, 3913 Todd Lane. 512-707-0099, independencebrewing.com.

Sunday
E.A.S.T. Side Pop-Up One Year Anniversary. An afternoon of art, food and booze. Shop and support local art from featured artists like Soapapilla, Finery Elaborate Adornments, Bohemian Jewel and more.


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