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for Sun., Oct. 24
  • 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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    Sandy Carson: Pretty Much Book Release

    The acclaimed photographer Sandy Carson traveled on foot and by bike to capture Austin in all of its uncertainty throughout 2020; this night he will reveal the book compiled from those vivid images, Carson will be joined by fellow artist Tim Kerr (who's presenting his on new photo/art book called Self Taught), and there'll be a performance by Kerr's band, Up Around the Sun.
    Sun., Oct. 24, 5-7pm
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      Sports

      Austin FC

      Vs. Houston.
      Sun., Oct. 24, 3pm  
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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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      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 Pulling for Pets: Haul-oween

      Teams of animal-loving ghouls and goblins gather to pull Emancipet's mobile clinic over 20 feet in the fastest time. Awards will go out to best costumes and top fundraisers as well. Plus: drag queen performances, warm-up games by Austin Yard Games, music by Boyfriend ATX, crafts for kiddos, and more, then an afterparty at Ani's Day & Night with more Halloween fun.
      Register a pull team by Oct. 18; free event is Sun., Oct. 24, 11am  
    • 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
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      Emancipet's Party for Pets

      The official afterparty of Pulling for Pets will feature Lucky Dog tarot, a pet costume contest, drinks and treats, tunes from Boyfriend ATX, and a special surprise from Extragrams, all to raise some funds for affordable vet care.
      Sun., Oct. 24, 1:30-3:30pm  
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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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      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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      Jo's Coffee Fourth Annual Ugly Dog Contest

      Things are about to get ugly in an adorable way. Submit pics online of your adorabugly doggo, and voting takes place all week at Jo's Coffee Downtown and on Red River. See the finalists strut their stuff on Sunday at 12:30, and winners will be announced at 1pm. Submission and voting fees go to the Austin Humane Society.
      Voting: Oct. 24-30; finalist face-off: Oct. 31, 12:30pm. $10.  
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      Dance

      Outside Dance Class: THRILLER!

      Of course Ballet Austin always has a wide array of dance classes available, but this one's perfect for Halloween, isn't it? If you've always wanted to learn the famous moves from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" – or if you already know the dance and just want to polish your moves – now's the time to pull out your zombie-wear and dance it out with the rest of the living dead.
      Sun., Oct. 24, 11am-12:30pm. $28.  
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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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      Arts & Culture

      Spooks & Stilettos

      Doc's Drag-In Theatre Presents: Nadine Hughes hosts a spooky drag show and costume contest just in time for Halloween. After the show, watch back-to-back screenings of Hocus Pocus and Death Becomes Her.
      Sun., Oct. 24, 7:30-11pm. $20.  
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      Visual Arts

      Straw Fest at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden

      Put on your Halloween costume and join the revelers for a free family day of trick or treating, fall crafts, lawn games, pumpkin carving, a costume parade, candy, and more.
      Sun., Oct. 24, 11am-4pm  
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      Arts & Culture

      The Little Gay Shop of Horrors

      Get in the spirit and trick or treat yo'self to something fun from the 30+ local vendors and makers, plus drag performances, crafts for kids, and free coffee from Stay While Coffee and Oatly.
      Sun., Oct. 24, 11am-4pm. Free.  
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      Violet Crown Oktoberfest

      Violet Crown Community Works takes the kegs and lederhosen to the park this year, with lots of live polka music, sausage wraps, free beer, activities, and a ribbon-cutting with Council Member Leslie Pool unveiling the new playscape funded by past Oktoberfests.
      Sun., Oct. 24, 2-6pm. Free.  
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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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      Sports

      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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      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
      Sun., Oct. 24, 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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      All Rhythms

      Sun., Oct. 24, 8pm
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      Andrea Magee Band

      Sun., Oct. 24, 5pm
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      Ange K Band

      Sun., Oct. 24, 6pm
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Aparajito (1957)

      World Cinema Classics: The second installment of the Apu trilogy, all of which screen in a marathon Oct. 24.
      Sun., Oct. 24, 4:45pm  

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