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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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    Art From the Streets Show & Sale

    Homeless and at-risk artists create at Art From the Streets' open studio four days a week, culminating in thousands of artworks to display and sell at this show, with many artists in attendance and 95% of sales going directly to the artists.
    Fri., Oct. 29, 6-9pm; Sat., Oct. 30, 10am-6pm. $5 suggested donation.  
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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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      Comedy

      Altercation Comedy Festival

      Heyyyy! The fifth annual Altercation Comedy Festival, that raucous vehicle of touring hilarity curated by the one and only JT Habersaat, returns to Austin with four nights (and a brunch) featuring more than 75 of our nation's "most original comedic voices." Eddie Pepitone! Kristen Becker! Samantha Ruddy! Louis Katz! Mo Alexander! The Beaumonts! Derek Sheen! Dante Powell! Mishka Shubaly! Brandie Posey! And – oh, you know: Much, much more.
      Wed.-Sat., Oct. 27-30  
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      Food Events

      Devil May Care: Surrealist Ball

      First, we'll risk assuming that you already know what a powerhouse of excellent Mediterranean food and posh partying this Devil May Care place on West Sixth is.Then, we'll tell you that you're invited to "explore your deepest desires" with a lavish evening that'll be both wildly bizarre and seductively pleasurable: The Surrealist Ball, inspired by the infamous 1972 Rothschild’s event of the same name, at which creativity, madness, and over-indulgence are strongly encouraged."The evening will unfold with an experiential feast of decadent platters and libations available for purchase, that will thrill the senses with exotic selections from Les Diners de Gala, a cookbook curated by Salvador Dalí himself." Note: Come dressed to kill in black tie, long dresses, and surrealist heads.
      Oct. 28-31. Thu.-Sat., seatings at 6 & 9:30pm; Sun., 7pm. $40.  
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Fuego ATX

      Bring in the Halloqueer weekend with Austin’s fave QTBIPOC dance party and performance night. Featuring music by Chorizo Funk, SUPERMCN4STY, and Elosi, plus performances from Gothess Jasmine, Hermajestie, and Louisianna Purchase. Shop Frida Friday’s v cute and spooky vendor market from 8pm-12mid.
      Fri., Oct. 29, 8pm-2am. $5-10.  
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      Halloween at the Museum of Ice Cream

      The Museum's twelve magical installations in the Domain – so close to Fleming's Steakhouse, mmmmm – have already been drawing the Insta-crowd with their bright novelties and sets. And now they're transformed into a haunted town resplendent with spooktacular ice cream treats for all to enjoy. And yes, scary citizen, you're encouraged to come in costume.
      Thu.-Sun., Oct. 28-31, 10am-9:30pm. $49 and up.  
      11506 Century Oaks #128
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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.  
    • Music

      Le Gargoyle, Eerie Family

      A brief drive yields season-appropriate audio gold in Le Gargoyle’s pastiche of synth-pop and throwback horror score, opened by goth-pop/garage rock duo Eerie Family.
      Fri., Oct. 29, 8pm
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      Levitation w/ the Black Angels, Kikagaku Moyo, A Place to Bury Strangers, Ringo Deathstarr, Ami Dang

      If a Levitation set is toplined by festival founders the Black Angels, the lineup features like-minded acts that recall the spirit of the original Austin Psych Fest. With longtime stalwarts Elephant Stone absent, Baltimore sitarist and composer Ami Dang steps into the Indian/North American vacancy with her meditative, electronica-tinged version of acid ambiance. Perennial ATX power trio Ringo Deathstarr brings the noise with their aggressive, Detroit-style attack on British shoegaze via last year’s self-titled bruiser. New York’s A Place to Bury Strangers tends to blow up any stage it strides, and since its noise rocking gothic New Wave is in top gear on new EP Hologram, this year should be no different. Beloved Tokyo quintet Kikagaku Moyo played the festival at the last edition two years ago, but since it doesn’t tour the States much – therefore any chance to see the band’s folky, sitar-laced trance rock should be taken. Austin’s finest psych rockers finish off their own party with what’s likely to be a retrospective set – after all, the band hasn’t released any new music since 2017, and its latest album Live at Levitation recaps its history of festival performances anyway. As eclectic as Levitation has gotten over the past decade, the Angels bill counts as meat-and-potatoes, but it’s also a reminder of the music on which this festival was built.
      Fri., Oct. 29, 5:30pm
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      Theatre

      Love Letters

      This is a staged reading of A.R. Gurney's Pulitzer-nominated examination of missed opportunities and the deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends. Jeff Hinkle directs The Stage Austin's production, with a revolving cast of Austin talent.
      Through Nov. 13. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-35.  
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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
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      Arts & Culture

      Sober Spooktacular Dance & Costume Party

      Celebrate Halloween in a queer- and sober-friendly environment – including a costume contest and zero-proof cocktails – with local LGBTQIA coalition Embrace Austin.
      Fri., Oct. 29, 7-11:45pm. $5 suggested donation.  
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      Speak No More: Golden Age

      Austin's La Fenice and Golden: Silent Improvised Stories will show you what happened on that terrible night at the Neill Cochran House 100 years ago. "In this site-specific show, release your inner voyeur and roam the rooms of Neill Cochran alongside the echoes of its inhabitants." Spooky af? Yes, but especially spooky fun.
      Fri.-Sat., Nov. 19-20, 8pm. $20.  
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      Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

      Spooktacular

      Put on your favorite costume and join the Bullock Museum and Girlstart for their annual Halloween celebration with hands-on STEM fun for the whole family and a chance to explore the museum's exhibits after hours.
      Fri., Oct. 29, 5-8pm  
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      Theatre

      The Austin Séance at the Vortex

      Your ghost guides Albert Lucio and Jake Cordero of Austin Séance are in brief residence at the Vortex to present their modern recreations of old-time séances.
      Oct. 28-31. Thu. & Sun., 6:45pm; Fri.-Sat., 6:45 & 9pm. $30.
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      Visual Arts

      The Cathedral: October Open House

      Shop art, dance to tunes, enjoy complimentary margaritas, and support the local scene as the Cathedral features artist Amanda Witucki with the Paper Committee in a unique setting with more than 200+ original works by Austin's emerging women artists.
      Fri., Oct. 29, 6:30-9pm. $15.  
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Tits or Treats Burlesque Show

      The Bat City Bombshells present a naughty night of ghoulishly good burlesque featuring performances by Holli Lolli, Violet Sky, Sherry Bomb, Mistress Moon, Katetastrophe, Anastasia Arsenic, Folly Parton, Roc Gaude, Mr. Gorgeous George, Jack Potts, Marcia Melons, and Lolita Fire. Special guest Jinxy Deviate thrills and chills as tonight’s host.
      Fri., Oct. 29, 8-11:30pm. $20-160.  
    • Music

      Video Age, Shy Boys, Hey Cowboy [inside]

      Kicking off in Texas, NOLA pop perfectionists Video Age tour the romantic optimism of 2020 Pleasure Line, Ross Farbe and Ray Micarelli’s swoony synth exploration of Eighties art rock and R&B influences. The effort, on indie outlet Winspear, streamlined electronic jitters off sophomore Pop Therapy with bandmates Nick Corson and Duncan Troast (who recently put out an excellent debut as the Convenience). Also toting a playful third full-length, Talk Loud, KC quintet Shy Boys swirls highlighter-bright doo-wop harmonies with sinister themes via Polyvinyl Records. Sample “Trash” to imagine the Beach Boys on a haunted carnival ride.
      Fri., Oct. 29, 10pm
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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 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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