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for Tue., Oct. 12
  • Dart 'em Up's 5th Birthday Celebration

    Dart 'em Up is celebrating their 5th Birthday with big savings and even bigger rewards! Owner Richard McVay invites the public to join them in the celebration with birthday giveaways, week-long special promos and a local charity partnership!
    Dec. 10-12  
    Dart 'em Up
  • Soundwaves Art Gallery Grand Opening

    Join the Soundwaves Art Foundation for their gallery opening, featuring musician-signed artworks created by Tim Wakefield. Proceeds will benefit global charities.
    Sat. Dec. 11  
    Soundwaves Art Gallery
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  • 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  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Desert Door Sotol: WILD Meal Series

    Desert Door Sotol presents its first Wild event series of three custom-curated meals and experiences in the wilderness at Spoke Hollow Ranch in Wimberley. Yes, that’s a three-course meal – either a brunch or dinner selection – prepared by three distinguished Austin chefs (Julien Hawkins of Hestia, Amanda Turner of The Fiery Talon, and Contigo’s Ty Burton), and the dishes will be paired with signature Desert Door cocktails, all in a breathtaking landscape under the big Texas sky. Oh, and there's even more to it! Suggestion: Check that website ASAP to see if tickets are still available.
    Fri.-Sat., Oct. 15-16. $135.  
    Spoke Hollow Ranch, Wimberley
  • 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.  
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    Community

    Lights in the Darkness Demonstration

    Texas LGBTQIA advocacy orgs will assemble Downtown at the corner of E. 11th St. and Colorado St. before marching over to the Governor’s Mansion in protest of the Texas Legislature’s unprecedented attack this year on young, trans Texans.
    Tue., Oct. 12, 7:30pm  
    E. 11th & Colorado St.
  • Music

    Mannequin Pussy, Angel Du$t, Pinkshift

    At their heaviest, Mannequin Pussy pummel with the best of ‘em, frantic guitar tumbling over ruthless, gnarly imagery. Sonic assault (“Cream”) and lyrical flogging (“Kiss”) aside, the band’s also got a penchant for melody: check out the anthemic “Drunk II,” where a guitar solo sails when earlier numbers would fizzle.: With May EP Perfect, the Philly punks push this dichotomy even further. Fuzz menace and sparkling synths sit side-by-side. Frontwoman Marisa Dabice’s harrowing squall propels the walloping title track, while in stark closing ballad “Darling” light reverb and electronic drums soundtrack sincere devotion. At a snarl or a sigh, what keeps Mannequin Pussy grounded is their unrelenting vulnerability.: Written in the studio – a first for the band who prefers to record well-rehearsed material – the project offered a fresh approach to songwriting during a creative lull. “It was very exciting to realize that sometimes it doesn’t take two years to finish writing a song. Sometimes you can finish writing a song in a day,” Dabice tells the Chronicle.: On tour after a year away, Dabice speaks gratefully about the “collective catharsis” of performing. With Perfect, they’ve got the right material for the job. “They want to scream, they want to cry,” she says of the fans turning up to shows. “They want to just feel loud music vibrating in their bodies. So we are so happy to oblige.”
    Tue., Oct. 12, 8pm
  • Community

    Events

    Motorcycle Meet Up + Night Market

    DJ Devil Woman provides music and Eastside Pop Up brings a handcrafted & vintage market for an evening dedicated to the motorcycle community.
    Tue., Oct. 12, 9pm-12mid. Free.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    The Blanton Museum: Curated Conversations

    This series explores and connects with the Blanton staff, streaming live every Tuesday at 5pm. The museum's collections are vast, as is the knowledge of these professionals, so click on over to enjoy a bit of both.
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Whores of Horror: A Boyz of Austin Halloween Show

    Austin’s one and only drag king and gender-diverse troupe hosts a Red River horror show in celebration of the Halloween season. Pro tip: Don’t forget to dress up for the frightening fête.
    Tue., Oct. 12, 9pm. $5-10 cover.  
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