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  • A Very Merry Christmas

    Join Wonders in the Dark for a very special celebration of the Holiday season, with music performances from Tu, Luke Bellet, and others. Bring your friends and enjoy music, drinks, hot chocolate from Creature Coffee, and a night of Christmas joy.
    Sat. Dec. 11, 7pm-11pm  
    Peached Social House
  • Body Collective Holiday Pop-Up Market & Block Party

    Shop local this holiday season & support small businesses and local artists at Body Collective's Holiday block party. Browse their Pop-Up Market, shop 10% off Body Collective gift cards and other great holiday gift deals, and enjoy live music & complimentary holiday treats. They'll also be offering two free classes - 90’s Music Video Fit at 10:30 & Energizing Vinyasa flow at 2:30.
    Sat. Dec. 4, 12pm-4pm  
    Body Collective
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  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    Bushwig

    It’s happening, y’all: NYC’s iconic festival of drag, queerness, and artistry pops up in ATX for one night only featuring DJs Horrorchata, Hannah Lou, Mouthfeel, and Chorizo Funk, plus drag performances from the very best, including Merrie Cherry, Louisianna Purchase, La Zavaleta, and many more.
    Sat., Oct. 9, 8pm. Free.  
    • Community

      Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

      Austin Chronicle Costume & Yard Art Contest

      Participants can enter their most creatively spooky getups or home displays by sending hi-res photos to halloween@austinchronicle.com. The grand prize is a pair of tickets to Austin FC's last home game on Nov. 3 and the winner will be featured in the Halloween issue of the Chronicle, on stands Oct. 29. Runners-up and honorable mentions will also be eligible for special prizes.
      Through Oct. 25  
    • Community

      Events

      Austin City Limits Music Festival

      Three days of live music on several stages, all of Austin's fave foods, and lots of fun activities around the park make for an exhausting but exhilarating and unforgettable experience. Read all about it at austinchronicle.com/music. Tickets are still available!
      Fri.-Sun., Oct. 1-3 & 8-10  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Austin Restaurant Weeks: Final Week

      Austin Restaurant Weeks continue for a few more tasty and philanthropic days, wherein participating Austin-area restaurants, bars, and breweries offer prix-fixe menus, specialty menu items, and drink specials with a portion of sales going to the Central Texas Food Bank. So easy, right now, to treat yourself and support your community at the same time. See a full list of participants right here.
      Through Oct. 10
    • Community

      Events

      Austin Tinplate Trackers Open House

      Check out the neat model trains on display and learn what the Tinplate Trackers group is all about.
      Sat., Oct. 9, noon-5pm. Free.  
      Marble Falls CARTS Station (former train depot), 801 U.S. Hwy. 281
    • Music

      Blue Öyster Cult

      Now 54, Blue Öyster Cult leveraged last October to levitate the onetime Long Islanders’ 14th studio spell since 1972. Only their second LP this millennium, The Symbol Remains takes its title from the hard rock occultists’ Revolution by Night rumbler “The Shadow of California,” but can’t quite keep pace with 2001’s Curse of the Hidden Mirror, an easily overlooked grace note in a thrilling and thinking man’s catalog of psychic seances. Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser’s “Box in My Head” could slot on his 1982 solo sleeper Flat Out, while Eric Bloom’s “Alchemist” taps discographical alpha “Astronomy,” both survivors still leading the Godzilla tamers.
      Sat., Oct. 9, 7pm
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Carflix & Chill

      Start your engines! For a fun night celebrating the motor vehicle, meet at Doc's for food and drinks, tunes from a DJ, and a "speedy" drive-in movie.
      Sat., Oct. 9, 5:30pm  
    • Community

      Events

      Dog Pawty

      Pinthouse will be bringing some tasty brews and Austin Pets Alive! will have adoptable pets. If you BYO dog, costumes are encouraged!
      Sat., Oct. 9, 4-8pm  
    • Community

      Events

      House of Torment

      The longstanding and beloved Halloween attraction is back after a year off due to the pandemic, and it's better than ever. A variety of fun activities await beyond haunted house tours: a mini escape game, the Torment Tavern, and axe-throwing complement the scary thrills.
      Daily through Oct. 31; Fri.-Sat., Nov. 5-13. $19.99 and up.  
    • Music

      Lauren Lo Sung, Lizette Roman, Aiola

      UK producer/DJ Lauren Lo Sung spins at Revival Coffee, courtesy of Robert Roman’s techno/house label ubiyu, which throws underground outdoor events showcasing international and local loop junkies. That scene bends towards vocal-free, subtly bubbling rhythms perfect to soundtrack hypnotic happenings. Perhaps connected to Lo Sung by the underground Vatos Locos DJ/label network that dips into town, Ubiyu welcomes Lo Sung’s thick tech and upbeat grooves. Opening DJ Lizette Roman (Robert’s sister) is also one of the most dedicated and exciting young techno DJs in Austin now. She’s also moving away soon, so the clock’s ticking.
      Sat., Oct. 9, 5pm  
    • Music

      Nine night honoring Lee "Scratch" Perry w/ Subatomic Sound System + Screechy Dan

      In his laboratory, the Black Ark studio, Lee “Scratch” Perry changed the laws of physics, increasing the gravitational pull of recorded music with a hypnotic focus on bass and drums riddims. When the vastly influential dub visionary, who passed away in late August, appeared locally – with electric red hair, multitudes of finger rings, a ball cap crown full of shiny doo-dads, and an eternal puff of cannabis smoke – Flamingo Cantina was his spot. The Austin reggae holy land now welcomes Scratch’s band, NYC’s Subatomic Sound System, for a posthumous tribute with Screechy Dan on the mic.
      Sat., Oct. 9, 9pm
    • Music

    • Arts

      Theatre

      Rap Unzel

      In this new play by Jeremy Rashad Brown, Reginald “RAP” Unzel is a young man with big hair and bigger dreams of musical stardom – if only he can get out of his room. This is a hip-hop musical that disrupts traditional fairy tales, a celebration of identity, awareness, and empowerment that counters hyper-masculine and stoic representations of Black men in mainstream culture. Directed by Indiia Wilmott for Brown Boy Productions and the Vortex. Bonus: The weather's getting nicer lately, and this is an outside show.
      Through Oct. 31. Sat.-Sun., 1 & 3pm. $10 and up.  
    • Community

      Sports

      Red River Showdown

      The ultimate interstate football rivalry returns as the Horns face the Oklahoma Sooners at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Visit the State Fair and make it a weekend getaway!
      Sat., Oct. 9, 11am  
      Dallas
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Reweave: 2021: Community Reweaving

      In conjunction with their current "Reweave: 2021" exhibition by Jade Walker, the Ney Museum is providing mini structural looms on the venue's grounds – where anyone, young and old alike, can engage with the community fabric healing process. "Bring strips of cloth, rope, old leashes, string – whatever you have, to integrate your story. These pieces will remain for the duration of the exhibition."
      Sat., Oct. 9, noon-2pm. Free.
    • Community

      Out of Town

      Seafair

      It’s a fun weekend at the beach with crab races, cardboard boat races, music, a gumbo cook-off, and more.
      Fri.-Sun., Oct. 8-10  
      Rockport
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Sonnets for an Old Century

      This anthology-style play by José Rivera explores the hopes, fears and epiphanies of a patchwork of souls from across the United States. Directed by Corey Allen for UT Theatre & Dance.
      Through Oct, 17. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-26.  
    • Community

      Sports

      Texas State Softball

      Vs. Incarnate Word.
      Sat., Oct. 9, 10am  
    • Arts

      Comedy

      The Final Girl

      The Final Girl is an improvised horror film, performed live, designed to frighten and panic, cause dread and alarm, to invoke your worst fears and your biggest laughs, with a talented cast of improvisers using classic horror tropes to bring you chills, thrills, and lots of camp.
      Through Oct. 30. Saturdays, 7pm. $15-20.  
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