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for Fri., Oct. 22
  • 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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    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
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    AARC Fall Exhibits Reception

    The season's new visual art showcase at the Asian American Resource Center features photographic works by Amar Gupta, Peter Shen, and Sherwin Rivera Tibayan, and sculpture by Zoe Watts. This night's opening reception will be outdoors, with snacks and bevs provided.
    Fri., Oct. 22, 6-8pm. Free.  
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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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    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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    Nightlife & Parties

    Die Felicia Presents: Goth Prom

    Get ready for the prom of your nightmares with Die Felicia’s frightening cast of drag hellhounds. Performances by Champagne Killer, Papi Churro, Midknight Purchase, Sticky Gold, Rosalind Hussell, and Evah Destruction, plus special guests Simone Riviera, Leia Sakura Dior, and Veronica Valentine. Arrive early to get your goth prom photos taken at Beatrice Haven’s photobooth, plus corsages available for purchase while supplies last.
    Fri., Oct. 22, 10pm. $10-15.  
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    Sports

    Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix

    The race weekend is packed with pulse-pounding racing action featuring the world's fastest drivers, can't-miss musical performances by global superstars Twenty One Pilots and Billy Joel, thrilling amusement rides, exquisite local cuisine, and more. Few one-day tickets remain, but you can catch the action on ESPN.
    Fri.-Sun., Oct. 22-24  
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Fuego ATX

    Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Halloween with Austin’s QTBIPOC dance party across two spooky, fabulous nights. DJs La Morena and Lamar spin Friday night away, plus a performance by Austin’s very own queer-inclusive Mariachi Corazón de Tejas. Come by Saturday for drag, DJ sets, and a costume contest.
    Fri.-Sat., Oct. 22-23, 7pm. No cover.  
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    Events

    Gem Capers 2021

    A gem and mineral show where vendors and exhibitors will display jewelry, beads, fossils, gems, crystals, and more. Plus, there's a silent auction; demos on faceting, cabbing, and wire-wrapping; door prizes, and lots more.
    Fri.-Sun., Oct. 22-24  
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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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    Arts & Culture

    Jennifer’s Body (2009)

    Little Gay Movie Night & Market: Shop from a selection of local vendors and makers before settling in for an outdoor screening of Karyn Kusama’s queer-ish cult horror-comedy. Note: If the screening sells out, any unclaimed tickets will be released on-site at 7:45pm before the screening starts at 8pm.
    Fri., Oct. 22, 6:30-10pm. Free (RSVP required).  
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    Events

    Reuse on the Runway

    Austin Creative Reuse presents a community fashion show for creators, including fashion, cosplay, Halloween costumes, historical costumes, fantasy or other genre costumes, drag, and more. It's an inclusive, no-judgment environment to show off your outfits and costumes and to walk the runway as a model.
    Fri., Oct. 22, 6pm  
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    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

    Soccer Mommy, Alexalone

    Playing Bernie Sanders rallies and preparing for tour, life was inexplicably different when Sophie Allison released her second Soccer Mommy LP in February 2020. Twenty months later, the singer-songwriter finally performs songs from color theory, a gentle but brazen traverse through personal crisis. Pairing unflinching ugliness with soft sonics, she sings lovingly of her terminally ill mother in the lush “yellow is the color of her eyes,” and tears herself apart in the stark “royal screw up.” While decidedly louder, Austin openers Alexalone harness a similar softness at their center, a plus for knowing fans and unassuming reverb lovers alike.
    Fri., Oct. 22, 8pm
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    Events

    Texorcism

    Drag by Extragrams, tarot by Sister Temperance, a silent auction, and more to benefit orgs fighting for reproductive rights and getting Texas women elected. Witchy attire encouraged!
    Fri., Oct. 22, 7pm. $66.60.  
  • Arts

    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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    Tops, Tiberius B [outside]

    Fri., Oct. 22, 8pm
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    Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

    Viva la Vida Fest

    Check out a multitude of online offerings to celebrate Day of the Dead, including recipes, virtual exhibits, activity guides, and more. In-person events include parade art displays, an augmented ofrenda mural, a store, free papel picado art kits for kids, and free pan de muerto while supplies last.
    Virtual launch: Oct. 22; in-person event: Oct. 30, 10am-5pm  
    Virtual and at Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress
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    Theatre

    Vortex Reading Series: MacDuff by Alex Garza

    Following the events that take place in Shakespeare's Scottish play, the character of Macduff has exiled himself, overcome with grief and bordering on madness. This dark, experimental work by Alex Garza uses story and song to reveal a man tortured by his own demons. Livestreamed!
    Fri., Oct. 22, 7pm. Free.  
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    Sports

    Yoga on the Lawn

    Start your Friday off right with a peaceful yoga session on the beautiful museum grounds.
    Fridays, 9-10am  
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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
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    "Superpower Dogs" (2021)

    Laser IMAX 2D
    Fri., Oct. 22, 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
  • Arts

    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.
  • Music

  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Army of Darkness (1993)

    Fri., Oct. 22, 9:45pm  
  • Arts

    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

    Art on the Bend

    Here's an array of original works for sale by local artists, the Riverbend campus adorned with creations by painters, metal workers, jewelry designers, photographers, and all kinds of makers.
    Oct. 22-23. Fri., 6-10pm; Sat., 9am-1pm. $25-35.  
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    Visual Arts

    ArtUs Co Gallery: BINARY

    This is a solo exhibition by Alexis Hunter, exploring the liminal space between cultures via a combination of 2-D and 3-D works that provide an intimate look into the insecurities of an outsider.
    Closing reception: Fri., Oct. 22, 5:30-7pm
    10000 Research #118
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    Visual Arts

    Atelier Dojo: Remote Studios

    The local powerhouse of figurative painting, the art school that's the smart school for artists of all kinds, they've got a painting-along-at-home series going to help you keep your skills honed in these socially restrictive times, featuring live costumed models posing on camera and a thriving community of creatives rendering that lovely human biotecture from their separate studios. "Join us for a three-hour costumed-model drawing session. Use any supplies you wish, listen to music, share your work, chat with others. It’s a great way to stay connected with your art community!"
    Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30pm; Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm; Saturdays, 9:30-12:30pm. $5.  

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