What to do in Austin this week: Nov. 10–12

THROUGH NOV. 16: German festival Wurstfest includes live music, dancing, carnival rides, games, food and beer. The festival offers foods such as sausages, funnel cakes and shrimp on a stick as well as other German dishes. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or in advance on the website. 5–9:30 p.m. (Mon.–Thu.), 5–11:30 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.–12:30 a.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. (Sun.). $10 (general admission). Wurstfest Association, 178 Landapark Drive, New Braunfels. 800-221-4369. www.wurstfest.com

NOV. 10: A collection from Miami-based artist Adam Scott Rote goes on display through Nov. 29. Rote is a hyper-realist painter who uses acrylic paint, airbrush techniques and watercolor pencils to create representations of classic Hollywood stars. The display also features his newest works from "Alice," a collection of "Alice in Wonderland" portraits making its debut in Austin. Rote ill be on hand 7–9 p.m. Nov. 15 to present the exhibition. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Mon.–Sat.). Free. The Art on 5th Gallery, 3005 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-481-1111. www.arton5th.com

NOV. 11–13: KLRU, Leadership Austin, KUT and the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life host three nights of candidate forums to allow runoff candidates the opportunity to speak about what change they would enact, if elected. 7 p.m. (Nov. 11: Districts 1–4; Nov. 12: Districts 5–8; Nov. 13: Districts 9-10, mayor). KLRU Studio 6A, The University of Texas campus (directions). www.klru.org (register)

NOV. 11–16: The 1980s movie "Dirty Dancing" comes to the stage in a production complete with music, a romantic tale and choreographed dance sequences. 8 p.m. (Tue.–Sat.); 2 p.m. (Sat.); 1 p.m., 7 p.m. (Sun.). Tickets start at $30. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. 512-477-6060. www.us.dirtydancingontour.com

By Joe Lanane
Joe Lanane’s career is rooted in community journalism, having worked for a variety of Midwest-area publications before landing south of the Mason-Dixon line in 2011 as the Stillwater News-Press news editor. He arrived at Community Impact Newspaper in 2012, gaining experience as editor of the company’s second-oldest publication in Leander/Cedar Park. He eventually became Central Austin editor, covering City Hall and the urban core of the city. Lanane leveraged that experience to become Austin managing editor in 2016. He managed eight Central Texas editions from Georgetown to San Marcos. Working from company headquarters, Lanane also became heavily involved in enacting corporate-wide editorial improvements. In 2017, Lanane was promoted to executive editor, overseeing editorial operations throughout the company. The Illinois native received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and his journalism master’s degree from Ball State University.