The Fast Lane
The hype behind the protracted construction of the Circuit of the Americas, the first track built in the U.S. for Formula 1, will be believed when 120,000 people turn out to watch racers vying to exceed 200 m.p.h.
Circuit of the Americas, November 16–18, formula1.com
The inaugural North Oak Cliff Music Festival, featuring Joe Ely and Alejandro Escovedo, is a nod to the musical heritage of this rapidly gentrifying neighbor-hood where Erykah Badu, the Vaughan brothers, and T-Bone Walker came up.
Kessler Theater, November 3, nocmf.com
Youth vs. Experience
Watch the Spurs’ first home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder—who ran San Antonio out of last year’s Western Conference finals—to gauge whether Tim Duncan can win another ring at the end of what may be his last season.
AT&T Center, November 1, nba.com
Airing the Laundry
Confessions, the autobiographical stage show by the resurging Larry Hagman, a.k.a. J. R. Ewing, promises an intimate look at the actor’s life, with old family photos and outtakes from I Dream of Jeannie and Dallas.
UT-Tyler Cowan Center, November 10, cowancenter.org
George Jones, the 81-year-old country icon, has a 2013 farewell tour, but tickets to those shows will be scarce, so take advantage of seeing the Saratoga native play his home state at his last Texas show this year.
Nutty Jerry’s, November 23, georgejones.com