Lite + Brite: 15 Luminating Austin Events 11/24

Hello, what’s up, and welcome to the Lite + Brite newsletter.

We’ve got a fairly brief list of events this week due to Thanksgiving, but what we might lack in quantity we make up for in sheer number of unexpected contests. Over the next seven days, champions will be crowned in stagehanding, lumberjacking, painting, and Yorkie racing. Frankly, we thrive on this stuff. If every week we could make a newsletter just about the competition-ification of traditionally noncompetitive events, we would do it. Can’t wait to see some folks coiling cables and tossing pancakes in pursuit of victory. For details on these events and more, scroll down.

If you’re not already a subscriber to this newsletter and you want to be, click here. We do one newsletter a week, usually on Fridays, plus a bonus edition around the start of each month. If you enjoy this newsletter, please support us by contributing to our Patreon and by forwarding this email to your friends who enjoy things like listening to music and leaving the house sometimes.

Let’s do fun stuff!

—Leila + Brian


Friday 11/24

Saturday 11/25

  • Lumberjack Off at Independence Brewing Co.
    Dress up like a lumberjack so you can dance, belch, + eat flapjacks like one
  • Totally Wired at Drinks Lounge
    Vinyl DJs make Mark E. Smith proud w/punk, glam, + soul
  • City-wide Vintage Sale at the Palmer Events Center
    A vintage sale so big only the entire city could contain it
  • (weekly) Come @ Me at Fallout Theater
    Improv comedians tackle the intricacies of online life / social media

Sunday 11/26

  • Stagehand Olympics at the Little Darlin’
    Compete to see who can coil cable + throw microphone stands the best
  • Active Prismatic Listening at the Museum of Human Achievement
    Hear an entire museum turned into an immersive musical instrument
  • Art Battle at Music Hill Ranch
    Watch + vote on artists making live paintings
  • Monthly LARP at Tiny Minotaur
    Immerse yourself in fantasy with some live action role playing
  • City-wide Vintage Sale at the Palmer Events Center
    A vintage sale so big only the entire city could contain it

Tuesday 11/28

Wednesday 11/29

Thursday 11/30

No Humans Allowed 143
Drowning in Nepenthé

No Humans Allowed had the week off due to the holiday so here’s a past episode you can listen to in which once again NHA explored the elusive Club Dongle and all the ways in which it resembles a Nepenthé bar from the Mandalorian.

Stream Drowning in Nepenthé

B.W.H. – Stop (Venice Beach Rework)
Check Up Twins – Sexy Teacher (Franz Scala Edit)
David Roach – Emotional Jungle (Nick Stropko Club Edit)
Furor Exótica – Macchina Bum Bum (Donald’s House Remix)
RFX – Trouble on the Deck
The RAH Band – Hunger for Your Jungle Love (Sergio & Allen Craig Synthe Tiger Edit)
Midnight Runners – Abdul
Lama – Love Is on the Rocks (Monday Club Maxi Edit)
Tornado Wallace – Start Again
Sylvester – Be With You (Faux Love Edit)
Young Galaxy – Body

No Humans Allowed is Brian Blackout’s award-winning, dodgy European news coverage receiving, weekly robots-themed radio show on internet station Machine vibes 4 machines. Songs for robots, androids, mandroids, cyborgs, AIs, cylons, skinjobs, roombas, wifi routers, smart devices, anything colored Bondi blue, and virtual assistants. Humans not required. Broadcasts live every Wednesday at 6pm CT on, with over 150 episodes now streamable in the archives on topics like and Beach SimulationsRoomba dance partiesundersea adventures + Cyber Texas.


A huge thank-you to our Patreon subscribers Christina Jue, Colleen MB, Lilly Ettinger, Lena Long, Amalia Litsa, Jacob Rosenberg, Alexander Freed, Spencer, Kristen Backor, Timon A., Kate Murray, and Amy Wilde. We’re deeply grateful for your support, which allows us to do things like “pay our Mailchimp fee” and “spend hours researching Austin events when technically we should be working.”

If you’d like to support us on Patreon and get access to exclusive member-only benefits, you may do so here.


Recent weeks found us taking in the Austin Studio Tour’s many wonders, observing collaborative visual + musical artists at Buzzfest, and bathing in neon art at an Ion Art open house. Follow Lite + Brite on Instagram to keep up with our adventures. And come chat with us and the rest of the L+B community on our Discord server!


How do we choose which events to feature?

Honestly, it’s pretty random. We might include anything in Austin that we, personally, would conceivably want to go to, generally excluding normal concerts, comedy shows, and movie showtimes because there are many other good resources for finding those. (We especially recommend Showlist for live music, The Darker Side of Austin for goth and metal stuff, and the 60+ Weirdest Things in Austin for exactly what it sounds like). This list is by no means exhaustive; it’s just stuff that caught our eye this week. If you have an event that you want us to consider including, send it over.

Who are we?

We make this newsletter. We do our own events, most prominently No Lights No Lycra (every second and fourth Thursday of the month). We once got called “local Austin couple” by KXAN. We do some other stuff here and there. We love going out to creative events in Austin, and we want you to join us. Visit us at, and support us on Patreon if you like what we do.