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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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    Arts & Culture

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

    Out of the Closet and Into the Sheets: Just in time for the Halloqueer season, artists and self-described lez clowns Beth Schindler and Lex Vaugh, AKA FFTwinz, screen the queer cult phenomenon to help raise money for RAICES (The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services).
    Thu., Oct. 21, 8pm. $20.  
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      Civic Events

      November 2021 General and Special Elections Early Voting

      Make a plan to get to the polls and find a polling site online or by calling 512/238-VOTE (8683). Learn about the local propositions on the ballot on the Chronicle’s elections page.
      Anywhere you see a "Vote Here/Aquí" sign
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      Out of Town

      24th Annual Hogeye Festival

      Celebrating its 34th anniversary, Elgin goes hog wild for this free downtown festival. It's a time for family friendly fun and casual feasting in the Sausage Capital of Texas, starting Thursday with the Hogeye Stroll, the Hogalicious dessert contest, and "Pearls Before Swine" art show. Friday night features a free street dance with live music, and Saturday is Hogeye Festival Day from 10am-6pm, and the day is packed with activities and entertainment for the whole family.
      Thu.-Sat., Oct. 21-23. Free.  
      Downtown Elgin
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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  
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      Austin LGBTQ Quality of Study Town Hall

      Join the Austin LGBTQIA Quality of Life Study working group for an update and discussion about the city’s first-ever LGBTQIA QoL Study and what it means for queer Austinites and organizations.
      Thu., Oct. 21, noon. Registration required.  
      Online
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      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
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      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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      Life in Post-Emancipation Texas

      Join professor and archaeologist Dr. Maria Franklin for a talk about her work and discoveries at several sites around Texas that shed light on the Jim Crow era. Presented in conjunction with the exhibit "Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow," on view through Nov. 28.
      Thu., Oct. 21, noon. Free.  
      The Bullock Museum online
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      SAFE and Sound

      Tameca Jones, Drew Davis, and other local musicians play to benefit the SAFE Alliance, a nonprofit serving survivors of sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, and domestic violence.
      Thu., Oct. 21, 7:30pm. $25, GA; $50, VIP.  
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      Theatre

      The Laramie Project

      Austin Rainbow Theatre presents their inaugural production, Moises Kaufman's powerful drama about the murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay Wyoming college student, as witnessed through the eyes of the residents of the town where he was killed.
      Oct. 21-23. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm. $10.  
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      Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

      TheleMagick: Monsters!

      Good Lucifer and Banshee Rose present a night of spooky fun, complete with monstrous comedy, drag, and music. Dress in your Halloween best and enjoy performances from Evah Destruction (Dragula S3), Caleb De Casper, Rosalind Hussell, Papi Churro, Liz Dexia, Kara Foxx Paris, Brenda, and a DJ set by Nymble Digitz. "Early bats" get tix for only $6.66!
      Thu., Oct. 21, 9pm. $6.66-9.99.  
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      Out of Town

      "Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer"

      Known for her paintings and married to a famous photographer, this is the first exhibition that explores: O’Keeffe’s connection to photography.
      Sun., Oct. 17-Jan. 23, 2022  
      Museum Fine Arts, Houston
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      "Get Paid To Talk" Webinar

      Get a realistic behind-the-scenes intro to the field of voiceover work.
      Thu., Oct. 21, 6:30pm. $15-30.  
      Online
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      Special Screenings

      "Superpower Dogs" (2021)

      Laser IMAX 2D
      Thu., Oct. 21, 11am, 1pm  
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      Events

      AHS Paws and Pours

      Grab a passport and find your purr-fect pour as you taste your way around town at participating venues offering wine, free flights, and other paw-some specials with proceeds going to Austin Humane Society.
      Oct. 1-31. $40.  
      Multiple locations
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      Visual Arts

      Akirash Online

      Sure, Austin's Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya aka AKIRASH has an exhibition at the Carver Museum right now – and the place is closed, of course. But this Lagos-born artist also happens to have one of the most robust websites around, though you'll need a mighty big screen to get the best effect of his huge and colorful mixed-media creations and performance pieces.
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      Alan Haynes

      Thursdays, 8pm and Thursdays, 8pm
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      Kids

      Anime Drawing Class

      Got a youngster who loves anime? In this class, the instructor will prepare a drawing then break down the steps and techniques so students can learn to draw their own. Email info@indigoplay.com with your child's name and age to sign up; recommended for ages 7-10.
      Thursdays, 5:30pm  
      Indigo Play, 13530 Research #102
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      Special Screenings

      Arrebato (1979)

      Lates: Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar called it "Pure image … without the burden of fiction.”
      Thu., Oct. 21, 10:30pm  
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      Visual Arts

      Art 84: Cornelius Carter

      This is a virtual preview of "Work in Progress" by Austin's Cornelius Carter, a work that "captures the struggles and glory of the African-American experience along with the artist’s faith in the American dream of equality and opportunity for all."
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      Visual Arts

      Artworks Gallery: Texas Photographic Society

      This here's the local stop for the Texas Photographic Society's 2021 juried exhibit tour.
      Through Nov. 27
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      Sports

      Austin FC Pub Club

      If you can't be at the game, the next best thing is watching it at one of Austin FC's bar partners. Check out the list to find one near you.
      Ongoing  
      Various locations
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      Special Screenings

      Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference

      AFF presents enlightening panel conversations and discussions on the art, craft, and business of screenwriting with some of the industry’s biggest names. The panelist roster features luminaries such as Peter Craig (The Batman), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost), Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead), and many, many more. AFF is also honored to welcome Scott Frank, writer/director of The Queen’s Gambit, as a Bill Wittliff Award for Screenwriting recipient.
      Oct. 21-28  
      Downtown Austin
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      Austin Gilliam

      Thu., Oct. 21, 6pm
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      Austin LGBT(QIA) Chamber of Commerce Happy Hour

      Network with Austin’s queer business community. Also, don’t forget to bring your face mask: Attendees will be required to mask up unless eating or drinking.
      Thu., Oct. 21, 5pm. Free.  
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      Austin Scavenger Hunt

      Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
      Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
      Online and at home
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      Austin Veteran Arts Festival

      A completely virtual event this year on their ROKU channel: Veteran’s Arts & Wellness Network. The two-hour opening special (Oct. 16, 6pm) will preview this year's featured veteran art, and daily exhibitions include bands, comedians, plays, fine arts, and much more, running through Nov. 14.
      Oct. 16-Nov. 14. Free.  
      Virtual
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      Dance

      Ballet Austin: Classes Online

      While you're home, wherever you are across the world,: you can still take a dance, fitness, or Pilates class with Ballet Austin. Ballet, barre, contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, cardio dance fitness, and Pilates out the wazoo, so to speak, because there are so many varieties to choose among, and all taught by professional instructors – and it's all available 24/7, just like the internets.
      $3-7 per class.  

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