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    "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
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    12th Annual FAVE Awards

    A networking mixer with Austin Young Chamber to highlight and celebrate businesses committed to supporting their customers, employees, and our community through resiliency, adaptability, and innovation.
    Thu., Nov. 4, 6:30-9pm. $65-85.  
    Skybox, 501 W. Sixth, 4th floor
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    Kids

    Anime Drawing Class

    Got a youngster who loves anime? In this class, the instructor will prepare a drawing then break down the steps and techniques so students can learn to draw their own. Email info@indigoplay.com with your child's name and age to sign up; recommended for ages 7-10.
    Thursdays, 5:30pm  
    Indigo Play, 13530 Research #102
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    Sports

    Austin FC Pub Club

    If you can't be at the game, the next best thing is watching it at one of Austin FC's bar partners. Check out the list to find one near you.
    Ongoing  
    Various locations
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    Austin Scavenger Hunt

    Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
    Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
    Online and at home
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    Austin Veteran Arts Festival

    A completely virtual event this year on their ROKU channel: Veteran’s Arts & Wellness Network. The two-hour opening special (Oct. 16, 6pm) will preview this year's featured veteran art, and daily exhibitions include bands, comedians, plays, fine arts, and much more, running through Nov. 14.
    Oct. 16-Nov. 14. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

    Bat City Scaregrounds

    This fully immersive, 15-acre entertainment complex dedicated to all things Halloween and horror offers not only three terrifying haunted houses, but also Vegas-style stage performances, live music, festive concessions, and more.
    Weekends, Oct. 1-Nov. 6. $25-45.  
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    BSC Reopening Business Safely Global Forum

    Business is not as usual. This is a safe place to talk about business concerns, share ideas, and hear from weekly business expert guests.
    Thursdays, 12-1pm. Through Dec. 16. Free.  
    Online
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    Civic Events

    City Council Meeting

    One resolution to watch relates to the: city’s agreement with Austin Pets Alive! and also directs the city manager to negotiate certain terms: for the operation of APA!’s Town Lake Animal Center.
    Thu., Nov. 4, 10am  
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    Civic Events

    City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

    Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
     
    Online
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    Coffee & Voter Registration

    Get registered to vote while enjoying a cup of coffee from the Texas Rising team.
    Thu., Nov. 4, 8am-1pm  
    504 W. 24th
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    Dance Party & Bazaar

    Fab live music and Left Side Vintage Market slinging their wares.
    Thursdays through Nov. 18, 7pm. Free.  
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    Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

    Day of the Dead at MACC

    The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is the hub for Austin's Day of the Dead. Pick up a free sugar skull kit on Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-4pm, starting Oct. 8 (while supplies last). Create an altar or submit photos/mementos for MACC's altar by Oct. 25. Displays will be on view through Nov. 7.
    Oct.8-Nov. 7  
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    Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

    Día de los Muertos Para Todos Music Festival

    Benefiting Easterseals Central Texas, the lineup of multi-cultural acts will appeal to all.
    Thu., Nov. 4, 6-8pm. $10 GA; $5, students.  
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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Whataburger

    Blood and platelet donors get a voucher for a free burg from Whataburger while supplies last. Appointments required; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Nov. 15  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    ECF Wellness and Safety Series

    Elite Community Foundation offers a series of free workshops on topics including hypertension, coping with grief, yoga, and personal safety. Narcan training sessions (Oct. 28 & Nov. 4) include Narcan kits, which can be used in an opioid overdose emergency.
    Select Tuesdays & Thursdays through Dec. 2. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    Escape the Box

    Take a journey through time exploring the hidden clues of Austin with Escape the Box, an outdoor guided tour, scavenger hunt, and escape game all in one! It entertains groups of 2-6 at $75 per group. The box features a number of puzzles and clues that can all be found in wonderful Austin neighborhoods along with discounts to participating businesses.
    Ongoing; see website for scheduled pickup times. $75.  
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    Esquina Tango Outdoor Classes

    Esquina Tango has a full calendar of socially distanced, donation-based outdoor classes like samba, salsa aerobics, and of course, tango. Check out the full calendar online.
    Ongoing  
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    Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

    In partnership with UT's School of Nursing and Dell Medical School, the YMCA of Austin hosts a vaccination clinic administered by the VAMOS UT Nursing & Medical School team. First and second doses of Pfizer vaccine will be administered to anyone over the age of 12. Minor children must have a guardian present. Booster doses will be administered to eligible members of the community who received their second dose at least six months ago and are 65 or older; 18 or older AND at high risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms; or in high-risk occupational exposure fields. Call for details.
    Thu., Nov. 4, 5-8pm. Free.  
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    Kids

    Homeschool Afternoon

    Reading aloud is a great way to develop literacy, so the Austin Public Library presents a virtual storytime to read high-interest chapter books, with a special welcome for home-schooled kiddos.
    Thursdays, 2pm  
    Online
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    Immersive Guided Meditation Series

    A cinematic and immersive guided meditation series to activate more alignment, gratitude, peace and radiant inspiration in all aspects of your life
    Thursdays, 6pm. $22.  
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    Keep Austin Rooted

    Gifting a tree through Treefolks is a fun way to surprise a friend or family member with a present that could last a lifetime, while beautifying and benefiting the community. Donors can opt for preset donation tiers of $30 (10 trees), $75 (25 trees), $150 (50 trees), or an amount of their choice.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Magic Hour With Nicole Cardoza

    An intimate evening of magic, mentalism, and mystery reflecting on the rich history of Black magicians and celebrating the magic that lives in us all.
    Thursdays, Nov. 4-18, 7pm. $35.  
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    Men's Group

    Join a group of healthy, ambitious, accountable, and sovereign men working toward healing the inner self.
    Thursdays, 7pm. $22.  
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    NFL at the Cavalier

    The Cavalier is your fave non-sports bar to watch sports. There's plenty of TVs, it's dog-friendly, parking is free, and there's $5 frozens and burgs during the game.
    Thursdays & Sundays. Free.  
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    Out of Town

    No Stone Unturned: A Lifetime of Archaeology

    Ben McReynolds has donated his extensive and unique collection to the museum. It will be on view for a year along with the permanent collection that includes artifacts from La Belle, the French ship discovered in Matagorda Bay; the story of ranching on the coast; and more than 13,000 years of Texas history.
    April 23, 2021-April 30, 2022. Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm  
    Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria
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    Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

    Have you wanted to learn about blacksmithing, archery, candlemaking, or knitting? The historic Pioneer Farms offers courses in all these and more. Check the calendar and sign up today to learn a fun new skill.
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    Civic Events

    Project Connect Virtual Open House

    The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan.
    Online
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    Pumpkins for Pigs

    Those pretty pumpkins that make such lovely fall displays can be repurposed as food for the porcine residents of Central Texas Pig Rescue. Donate your intact, undecorated gourds at various locations, and text 512/850-6825 if you have a big haul to give (30+).
    Ongoing  
    16903 Sabertooth Dr., Round Rock; Rebel Cheese, 2200 Aldrich; Zucchini Kill Bakery, 701 E. 53rd; River City Wellness; 8708 S. Congress
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    Revealed: An Illustrated Bible

    View 23 prints from the collection Revealed: A Storybook for Grown–Ups from Christians in the Visual Arts.
    Through Nov. 18. Free.  
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    Roots & Wings Festival

    Celebrate Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation day with a week of fun nature-based activities.
    Oct. 24-Nov. 6  
    Citywide
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    See the Z9 at Precision Camera

    Enjoy free food, raffles, and an intro to the new Nikon Z9 camera.
    Thu., Nov. 4, 6pm. Free.  
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    Spa Kalahari Open House

    An evening of relaxation with hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and two mini services (10 minutes each), plus vendors, raffle drawings, live music, and more. Call for reservations.
    Thu., Nov. 4, 5-8pm. $50.  
    Spa Kalahari, 300 Kalahari Blvd., Round Rock
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    Sports

    Stronger Austin Virtual Classes

    Stronger Austin offers a wide variety of free virtual fitness classes, from cardio to Zumba, and you're bound to find one that fits your schedule amongst their daily offerings.
    Ongoing. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    Support Group for Military Women

    Join in on Zoom for free support for women who are currently active duty or veterans. Call or email to register.
    Tuesdays, 10-11am; Thursdays, 6-7pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Tarot Readings With Hibiscus Eye Tarot

    Get some insight with an outdoor reading.
    Thursdays. $10-30.  
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    Out of Town

    Terlingua Chili Championships

    Dueling chili cook-offs turn the Big Bend ghost town into a metropolis of fun and debauchery when the CASI International Chili Championship and the Tolbert Original Terlingua Championship Chili Cook-off come to town.
    Wed.-Sat., Nov. 3-6  
    Terlingua
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    Sports

    Texas State Men's Basketball

    Exhibition vs. St. Mary's (Texas).
    Thu., Nov. 4, 7pm  
    Strahan Arena at the University Events Center, 106 Charles Austin Dr., San Marcos
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    Visual Arts

    The Bullock Museum: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

    This powerful show, a traveling exhibition organized by the New-York Historical Society, explores the transformative years after the Civil War and the rise of Jim Crow, centering on stories of African Americans who pursued the ideals of Reconstruction and persevered in the face of a developing legal system promoting racial inequality.
    Through Nov. 28
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    Sports

    Thursday Night Social Ride

    Meet with Social Cycling Austin for a fun 10-mile ride to Hole in the Wall on the Drag.
    Thu., Nov. 4, 7:30pm  
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    Out of Town

    Tour the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s online exhibitions or take a virtual tour of Renzi, Bayou Bend, or the museum.
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    Trivia With Get It Gals

    "Best of Austin" winners Get It Gals are back with tons of trivia nights planned for y'all, with several based on TV programs you may have binged over the last year for some reason. Stay tuned on their socials because they are all over the place.
    Various locations
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    Tuna Night

    Lamplight Vintage and a Polaroid photo booth will be on-site to complement the live music and tunes from KVRX DJs, hosted by Lydia Fortuna and the Tuna gang.
    Thu., Nov. 4, 7pm. $10 presale, $12 at door.  
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    Sports

    University of Texas Soccer

    Big 12 soccer championship semifinal vs. West Virginia.
    Thu., Nov. 4, 7pm  
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    Sports

    University of Texas Women's Basketball

    Vs. Oklahoma Baptist (exhibition).
    Thu., Nov. 4, 7pm  
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    Kids

    Virtual Book Clubs

    With Austin being in Stage 5 of the COVID-19 guidelines, it's a great time to hit the books and connect online. Austin Public Library has a variety of virtual book clubs and storytimes covering all ages and interests, and a library card provides access to electronic and hard copies of all kinds of materials.
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    Sports

    Virtual Livestreamed Workouts

    Check the schedule for a huge selection of livestreamed workouts and ballet classes taught by Ballet Austin instructors.
    Ongoing. Up to $12.50 per class.  
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    Volunteer Days at ACR

    Organized types will have fun volunteering to help Austin Creative Reuse sort through donated items, roll fabric, and detangle yarn. Registration required.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays  
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    Civic Events

    YMCA Early Learning Readiness Program

    A free community program for qualifying low-income families that focuses on preparing children ages 2-4 for school, while providing their caregivers with the tools to facilitate their child’s development. Classes are offered twice a week in English and Spanish and last one hour.
    English: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am. Spanish: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am.. Free.  
    Online
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    YosoYasi Studio Sessions Part 2

    Peek inside working artist group Yoso Collective's creative process, with a performance of songs of new EP YosoYasi.
    Thu., Nov. 4, 8pm. Free.  
Ongoing

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