Weekend Recs: Blanton, Ghostland, GWAR and Holiday Trees


WHAT: Free Thursdays at the Blanton
WHEN: Today at 10 a.m.
WHERE: The Blanton Museum of Art

Every third Thursday of the month, the Blanton Museum is free to the public. Take advantage of some art today and check out the museum’s permanent galleries and latest exhibitions. For more information on these exhibits, check out The Daily Texan’s coverage.

WHAT: Ghostland Observatory at ACL Live
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Moody Theater
ADMISSION: $20-$50

With high demand for shimmering sonic band Ghostland Observatory, ACL Live is giving fans an extra night of the local duo, known for their funky, poppy compositions of electronic beats. The first 300 fans of Friday’s show will receive an invitation to the band’s after-party.

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Marchesa Hall & Theatre
ADMISSION: $18-$20

Heavy metal satirical rock band GWAR is thrashing out and stomping Austin’s grounds at Marchesa Hall this Friday. Complete with over-the-top sci-fi costumes, obscene lyrics and controversial themes to its acts, the night with GWAR will be anything but ordinary.

WHAT: Holiday Tree Lighting at The Domain
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
WHERE: The Domain

With more than 6,000 lights, 400 ornaments and a 5-foot star topper, the Domain will light its 40-foot Christmas tree Saturday night. The all day seasonal affair will include a performance from NBC’s “The Voice” finalist Nakia.