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  • 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
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    Arts & Culture

    Forbidden Fruit’s 40th Anniversary Party

    Celebrate the local institution’s incredible legacy of keeping Austin kinky for 40 years with libations, risqué giveaways, a new erotic art gallery, and more naughty fun.
    Sat., Oct. 23, noon-6pm. Free.  
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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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      2021 Texas Book Festival

      A bibliophile's dream come true, the Texas Book Festival is now a hybrid nine-day event, with plenty of virtual programming and two days of in-person activities. Oct. 23-24 includes children's programming and the Texas Teen Book Festival; Oct. 25-31 features adult fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and cooking. Visit Symphony Square Oct. 30 for Lit Crawl and children's picture book authors, and find adult programming Oct. 31 at Central Library. Get more details online, and go wild – it's all free!
      Oct. 23-31. Free.  
      Online and at Symphony Square (1111 Red River) and Central Library (710 W. Cesar Chavez)
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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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      Classical Music

      ASO: Back To The Future

      Now fans old and new can experience the thrill of Back to the Future on a big high-definition screen with the Austin Symphony Orchestra performing Alan Silvestri’s musical score – live and in synch with the movie. Bonus: 20 minutes of new music added by that award-winning Silvestri to the film's score especially for these unique live orchestra shows.
      Sat., Oct. 23, 8pm  
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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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      Visual Arts

      Dear Diary: Solarium

      Here's the reception for this new show at one of the city's best coffeeshops, a show that's gathered botanically themed works from nine artists into a garden of art – more than 30 pieces, including everything from moss balls to punch-needle pillows. Bonus: There'll be a special menu of flower-inspired, plant-based food and drinks available for purchase.
      Sat., Oct. 23, 6-9pm
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      Dog Beard & Mustache Competition

      It'll surely be a hilariously good time as prizes are awarded for best dog/human look-alike, sweetest stache, and gnarliest beard. If your pupper isn't naturally blessed with such features, see the craft table for accessories. Booths will showcase nonprofits and vendors, and funds will be raised for Bully Ranch.
      Sat., Oct. 23, 2pm  
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      Ethan Azarian (album release)

      Ethan Azarian is an Austin icon and iconoclast. His music, like his artwork, fills with a sense of wonder and possibility, raw and vulnerable, but beautifully surreal. As leader of the Orange Mothers in the 1990s, Azarian’s pop style could be joyous and provoking, and his subsequent solo work unfolds with a lo-fi pop and folk reveling in lyrics both bizarre and poignant.: Azarian’s latest LP, On the Fringe, spins a journey both reflective and cosmically adventurous. Marked with Azarian’s familiarly quirky lyrical visions and offbeat winding melodies, the album celebrates his outsider artistic style while also marking one the best recordings of his career.: “I feel like I’ve always been on the fringe, and that’s not like ‘poor Ethan.’ I’m thankful,” Azarian notes. “I’m still playing music and it’s a real therapy for me. It’s good for me and I know I need to make a noise. But also the fringe is the idea of the planet as a whole, that we’re out here on the fringe. We’re not the center. I’m on the fringe, but we’re all on the fringe.”: Will Courtney’s production fills the album with a much more lush pop sound behind Azarian’s nasal croon and the atmospheric support from longtime collaborators Lindsey Verrill and Jeff Johnston of Little Mazarn, who open his outdoor house show Saturday night at the Wyldwood in South Austin.: “I’m right where I should be,” Azarian adds. “Because I’m older now, and I’ve spent so much time doing both, I feel accomplished and pretty happy about what I’m doing musically and artistically. And that’s pretty awesome.”
      Sat., Oct. 23, 5pm
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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  
    • Music

      Fuckemos, Sabbath Crow, Dirty Charley Band

      I’ve been holding out on using the popular pandemic phrase “life returning to normal” until Las Cazuelas reopens their salsa bar and Fuckemos play a show. While I still can’t ladle nine kinds of hot sauce on my tacos, mouths water over the return of Austin’s sludge punk miscreants. Spawned in 1992 when Russell Porter puked into the cultural petri-dish of punk, noise rock, and metal, Fuckemos took not-giving-a-fuck to new heights with their aburd lyrics, depraved vibes, and pitchshifted vocal belch. Prom punk offering “Do You Wanna Dance?” and fist-pumper “Ed the Creep” remain sing-alongs for twisted locals three decades on. The gravestone stompin’ hard rock of Sabbath Crow and delinquent country drinking songs of Dirty Charley Band set the stage.
      Sat., Oct. 23, 9pm
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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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      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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      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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      Books

      Kind, But Kind of Weird: Book Launch Party

      Joey Held’s debut short story collection Kind, But Kind of Weird "dissects the relationships among the awkward and the offbeat, the coworkers and the cohabitants, the people waiting in the longest bathroom line at parties, and the passive-aggressive passersby." You probably want to meet this guy, right? Have him autograph your copy? Cool.
      Sat., Oct. 23, 1pm
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      Theatre

      Minx + Muse: The Austin Séance

      Your ghost guides Albert Lucio and Jake Cordero of Austin Séance pay a visit to Austin's favorite outpost of erotic and elegant witchery, to present their modern recreations of old-time séances.
      Sat., Oct. 23, 6:30 & 9:30pm. $40.  
      605 W. 37th
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      Arts & Culture

      OUTlaw Pride Fest

      Giddy up for Austin’s first-ever queer country music festival featuring the legendary “Grandfather of Gay Country,” Patrick Haggerty, and his band Lavender Country, plus performances by Jaime Wyatt, Adeem the Artist, Buffalo Gals, Devin Jake, and more queer country crooners.
      Sat., Oct. 23, 3pm-12mid. $15 suggested donation.  
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      OUTlaw Pride Fest

      Hard fought expanded inclusiveness in country and Americana music have opened the genres to new artists and audiences. Austin’s first annual queer country music fest now celebrates the rich history and vibrant future of LGBTQIA songwriters. Lavender Country paved the way in the Seventies for today’s OUTlaws, including the torching power of Jaime Wyatt’s Neon Cross and poignant East Tennessee crooner Adeem the Artist’s Cast-Iron Pansexual. Buffalo Gals and Devin Jake bring the local Appalachian-hitched twang while Julie Nolen kicks Texas-hardened “Piss and Vinegar.” Emily Herring, Alden Hedges, Jett Holden, and duo Hardened & Tempered round out the benefit for Out Youth.
      Sat., Oct. 23, 3pm
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Paws on Fourth Pup Night

      Oilcan’s goes to the pups, handlers, and queers. Expect a kinky time, drink specials, and a pup play area.
      Sat., Oct. 23, 9:30pm. No cover.  
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      Dance

      Performa/Dance: Bluegrass Junction

      Performa/Dance and the Greenlawn Rangers Bluegrass Band take you on an Americana journey of story told through dance, transporting you to "a time when live music and dance was a typical form of communal entertainment." And it all happens smack dab in the middle of the living history museum of Pioneer Farms.
      Sat., Oct. 23, 8:30pm. $20-25.  
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Pup Play and Kink 101

      Watts Your Safeword podcast hosts Mr. Kristofer and Pup Amp break down the basics and talk about their experience with pup play as a queer kink couple.
      Sat., Oct. 23, 3-5pm. $20.  
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      Theatre

      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.  
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      Scholztoberfest

      Historic Scholz Garten is celebrating 155 years as Texas' longest-running bar, restaurant, and live music venue with a day packed full of German food, cold beer, music, and dancing. You've gotta get a pretzel!
      Sat., Oct. 23, noon-9pm. Free.  
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      Events

      Texas Hemp Harvest Festival

      Sweet Sensi presents a fun, family-friendly day produced by farmers, processors, manufacturers, and retailers to celebrate the hemp harvest with Texas. There'll be loads of live music on two stages, guest speakers, food trucks, adult and kid beverages, vendors, and games. Plus, enter to win a raffle prize box, with proceeds going to nonprofits Pride for America and Texas NORML.
      Sat., Oct. 23, 10am-11pm  
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      Comedy

      The Final Girl

      The Final Girl is an improvised horror film, performed live, designed to frighten and panic, cause dread and alarm, to invoke your worst fears and your biggest laughs, with a talented cast of improvisers using classic horror tropes to bring you chills, thrills, and lots of camp.
      Through Oct. 30. Saturdays, 7pm. $15-20.  
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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

      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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