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  • 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
  • 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
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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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    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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    Sports

    Austin Bold FC

    Vs. Charlotte Independence.
    Sat., Oct. 30, 8pm  
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    Classical Music

    Austin Classical Guitar: Stay, My Beloved

    Guitar virtuoso An Tran has an "innate musicality and deep connection to the traditional music of his native Vietnam that will transport the audience to another place and time."
    Oct. 30-31. Sat., 4:30 & 8pm; Sun., 4:30pm. $25-75.  
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    Dance

    Ballet Hispánico: Noche de Oro

    This showcase celebrates generations of renowned Latinx choreographers through these works: Arabesque, with choreography by Vicente Nebrada and music by Enrique Granados; Tiburones, with choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and music by Pérez Prado, Dizzy Gillespie, and the Funky Lowlives; and 18+1, featuring choreography by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano and music by Pérez Prado.
    Sat., Oct. 30, 7:30pm. $25 and up.  
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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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    Exhumed, Creeping Death, Bewitcher, Enforced

    Finally! A pit not ulcerating your stomach, but rather one throwing elbows and knees. Last week, Bay Area gore metal butchers Exhumed dropped new Relapse Records EP Worming, four slabs in 11 minutes of molten puss vocals, table saw guitars, and ADHD death tempos. Laying a sonic tarp as direct support, Denton muerte merchants Creeping Death debut their own new extended play, The Edge of Existence, a half-dozen hefty OGDM tracks in a meaty 25 minutes. Blackened speeders Bewitcher from Portland and crossover/thrash Virginians Enforced double the huffing quotient with brand new LPs.
    Sat., Oct. 30, 8pm
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    Food Events

    Field Guide Festival

    Yes, Friday’s incredible feast at Rain Lily Farm is already sold out, which is why we're telling you in advance about Saturday (the 30th)’s celebration at Fiesta Gardens (beginning with a dawn’s-early-light Comedor Run Club journey, if you wish) that will bring a Revival Brunch prepared by Jon Oh (The Well), Christina Currier (Comedor), Jules Stoddart (Olamaie), Joe & Kasey Diffie (Joe’s Organics), Tara Chapman (Two Hives Honey), and Ben McConnell (Bouldin Food Forest) – and how it’ll be accompanied by juices, wine, and other drink pairings. And then, following those sumptuous Revival noms, you’ll continue your wandering way among the festive booths arrayed around Fiesta Gardens, grazing through many dishes, all presented as a collaboration between pairs of chef-and-farmer partners. Ah, this'll be a delightful daylong extravaganza of locavore eating and learning!
    Sat., Oct. 30. $125-300 (but the onsite Farmers Market is FREE to attend).  
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    French Legation Community Grand Reopening

    Experience over 180 years of history through one of Austin’s oldest wood-frame structures. Learn about the French influence during the early Republic era, the involvement of the Catholic Church, and the Roberston family who called the Legation home for almost a century. Enjoy activities throughout the day and purchase gifts or enjoy a beverage at the soon-to-be-opening Cafe Legation.
    Sat., Oct. 30, 11am-5pm. Free.  
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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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    Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

    Howl-oween With Love-A-Bull

    October being Pitbull Awareness Month, plus nonprofit Love-A-Bull celebrating their 13th anniversary, it's the perfect time for a pittie party with a dog costume contest, prizes, and plenty of delish brews.
    Sat., Oct. 30, 1-3pm. $5.  
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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

    Levitation w/ Arooj Aftab

    Pakistani vocalist, composer, and producer Arooj Aftab transcends genre, pulling centuries-old ghazals into the modern age with her innovative collaborations and velvety voice. The 36-year-old’s April effort Vulture Prince harnesses the power of ancient South Asian music and poetry meant to pull one toward God, though she forgoes traditional instrumentation in favor of minimalist orchestral arrangements, which concentrates the power of her singing – interweaving feelings of solace and longing. Join Aftab on an emotional journey as she performs with bassist Shahzad Ismaily and Harvard professor/pianist Vijay Iyer.
    Sat., Oct. 30, 7pm
  • Arts

    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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    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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    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.  
  • Music

    ST 37, The Gary, Plastique, Pfisters

    Like a blade of grass sprouting through the sidewalk, Reagan-era ATX post-punk on Red River signals life after pandemic death. Flexing new full-length Over and Over and Over Again, ST 37 discharges the opening title-track-come-CBGB-firestarter, floats 14-minute meteor-impact cloud “Observing Dust,” and mic drops intergalactic glaze on “Flea Udder.” Of direct support the Gary, wrote the Chronicle in March of EP Fallow: “Dormant since 2014, the Austin hydroelectric trio generates a hard, flat, Eighties post-punk sound, a tangle and tumble of singer/bassist Dave Norwood, axeman Trey Pool, and new Anthony Castaneda.” Plastique and Pfisters pile on.
    Sat., Oct. 30, 10pm
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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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    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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    Dance

    Ventana Ballet: UNDEAD

    Welcome to the haunted house of dances, wherein 13 professional theater and dance artists will engage the audience in an evening of classic Halloween creatures, suspense, comedy, and (of course) ballet. Ventana's own AJ Garcia-Rameau choreographed and directed this kinetic spectacle in which "horrifying hipsters, exiled ex-wives, and slapstick sidekicks are just a few of the spooky characters rounding out the company’s immersive reimagining of the classic ballet Dracula." And this year you will help decide the fate of those poor, unfortunate souls, right there in the Spider House Ballroom.
    Sat.-Sun., Oct. 30-31, 7 & 9pm. $25-35.  
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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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