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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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    Austin Bold FC

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