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for Wed., Oct. 13
  • 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  
  • Arts

    Dance

    Blue Lapis Light: Edge of Grace

    Every year, Blue Lapis Light produces at least one big performance that showcases aerial techniques informed by classical, interpretive, and modern dance. It's a show in which light and sound engineers manipulate the sensory environment to create an immersive experience spotlighting the kinetic wonders that weave embodied patterns above your head, interacting on a multilevel scaffolding structure. This year they're sharing this main event from their home base: The annual BLL dance production takes place outside, on the company's three-acre property in south Austin. Edge of Grace is about exploring spaces between edges, the amazing movements inspired by how grace manifests in human lives.
    Oct. 14-24. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $25-50.  
    10331 Old Manchaca Rd
  • 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
  • Music

    Guthrie Girls & the Stage Door Johnnies

    DNA strands in grinning lineage of American folk, the Guthrie Girls have been enlivening hump-day nights at South Austin honky-dive Sam’s Town Point. Daughters of Arlo and granddaughters of Woody, Sarah Lee strums guitar and sings, while sister Kathy (of Folk Uke fame) supplements delightfully on the mic. Their sweet singing, evidenced by a cover of Gordon Lightfoot’s “Sundown,” is only upstaged by the smiling vibe they cultivate. Fronting a cowboy/hippie/bar-band, grandpa’s “I Ain’t Got No Home in This World Anymore” becomes two-step dance fodder, while “Hobo’s Lullaby” emits momentous compassion.
    Wed., Oct. 13, 9pm
  • 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.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    SAGE Studio: Strange Journey

    This group show, exploring "the spooky and weird," features Austin-based artists Ethan Walton and Rick Fleming, Kevin Babine (Maine), Michael Pellew (New York), and Aaron Cummingham (Oregon).
    Through Nov. 5
  • Music

  • 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.  
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