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for Sun., Oct. 17
  • 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
  • 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
  • Music

    Little Mazarn, Ralph White

    Undoubtedly Austin’s best bait shop listening room experience, the nearly 70-year-old Dry Creek Cafe had been rejuvenated with shows booked by in-house band Cactus Lee, but is now set to close. Before the lights go out, Weird Americana eulogizes Sunday with former Bad Liver Ralph White returning to town to moan his high lonesome and exotic roots, and Little Mazarn enchanting behind Lindsey Verrill’s banjo and Jeff Johnston’s saw. Cash only, but the sunset’s free.
    Sun., Oct. 17, 7pm
    • Community


      Austin Record Convention

      Dealers, collectors, and aficionados gather to share vinyl, posters, shirts, and other music memorabilia. Early-bird shoppers get a day of early access Friday as well as early admission on Saturday and Sunday.
      Sat.-Sun., Oct. 16-17; early shop: Fri., Oct. 15. $5, GA; $30, early shoppers.  
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      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


      Blipswitch: Offbeat X

      This BLiPSWiTCH series asks local dance artists to collaborate with an artist of a different medium to create a one-time-only performance, and has brought more than 120 artists together since its premiere in 2016. This year, the tenth edition features ten different collabs: Anna Bauer + Fatih Omeroglu (sound designer); Claire Brunelli + Henna Chou (musician); BLiPSWiTCH + Sloane Lenz (wardrobe designer); Celeste Camfield + Brett Marcom (musician); Errin Delperdang + Lindsey Taylor (animator); Alyson Dolan + Drew Silverman (composer); Ciceley Fullylove + Oolaf (musician); Rachael Hanlon + Topaz McGarrigle (musician); Oddalys Salcido + Reese Maultsby (percussionist); and Erica Saucedo + Bryan Smith (musician). Bonus: Live music by Chelsea Pribble and Pelvis Wrestley, oysters and champagne available for purchase, and there'll be local craft vendors for browsing.
      Sun., Oct. 17, 3pm. $10.  
    • Arts


      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
    • Community


      Fall Pet Photos

      Chris Mumford of Mumford Photo will be on hand to snap some adorable puppy pics against a fun fall-themed backdrop. Austin Animal Center will also be on-site.
      Sun., Oct. 17, 2-5pm. $25 for photo; includes a free beer.  
    • Community


      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.  
    • Community


      Long Center's Good Vibes Only

      A new hybrid event series, these live tapings will include performances by Austin artists with opening sets by local comedians, curated to continue the groovy, Good Vibes feel Austin has enjoyed all year.
      Fri.-Sun., Oct. 15-17. $35.  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Ranch Rider: Migas Fest

      Migas aren't just fuel for this Austintatious day of competitive putting at Butler Pitch & Putt, not when the migas are provided by Cisco's, Discada, La Tunita 512, Nixta Taqueria, and Cuantos Tacos. That's right – migas from those saboriffic stars of Mexican cuisine, and ice-cold cans of Ranch Rider hard seltzer (from those locally based wizards of canned cocktail excellence), and "a kickass lineup of live music," along with branded swag a-plenty – all included in the admission price.
      Sun., Oct. 17, 11am-3pm. $50.  
    • Arts


      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.  
    • Arts


      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.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Swoop House: MelissaLynn

      Jolie Soiree is an art event planning company, now hosting their first art showcase – featuring the whimsical and enchanting art of MelissaLynn of Austin – at Stephen Shallcross's elegant venue on the Eastside. See Jane Spin will be the house DJ for the event, with food and bevs by 2 Dine 4 Catering.
      Sun., Oct. 17, 4-7pm. Free.  
    • Music

      The Adderley School presents Broadway & Jazz w/ Nat Adderley Jr.

      Founded by actress/singer Janet Adderley – mother of local vocalist Akina – to teach children musical theatre and performance, the Adderley School produces a power-packed day at Parker Jazz Club. First up is A... My Name is Alice, the 1983 musical/sketch revue performed by and celebrating women of all ages. Then comes a show from pianist Nat Adderley Jr., son of the eponymous trumpeter, nephew of saxophone giant Cannonball Adderley, and musical director for late soul star Luther Vandross for two-plus decades. Proceeds benefit the School, which recently expanded to Austin from its California base.
      Sun., Oct. 17, 3pm
    • Community


      Yoga in the Yard

      Black Swan Yoga presents an outdoor class and collects donations youth STEM education nonprofit Girlstart. Plus, enjoy JuneShine hard kombucha, Fowl Mouth brunch, and live music afterward.
      Sundays, 10am. $10 suggested donation.  
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