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  • Hit the Road: Film Screening + After Party

    Join Indie Meme for the Texas Premiere of Hit the Road. Half ordinary road-trip and half surreal mystery, Hit the Road is a bold exploration of home, family, and the modern experience of displacement. In Persian w/ English subtitles. $15 tickets. Private After-Party for Members.
    Sun. Dec. 12, 6pm  
    AFS Cinema
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    Anatomy of an Indian War Lecture & Booksigning

    James L. Haley is the author of The Buffalo War, long regarded as the definitive history of the last war of the Comanche, Kiowa, and Cheyenne natives to keep control of the South Plains. Haley presents rare photos with the lecture and will sign books before and after.
    Sun., Nov. 7, 2:30pm. $10.  
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    Austin Anthem Watch Party

    Join the Austin FC supporters group to take in the last game of the season, vs. Portland Timbers.
    Sun., Nov. 7, 5pm  
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    Eastside Pop Up: W.E.S.T. Edition

    Keep it local with a curated market of artisans, makers, and vintage collectors, plus libations, bites, and brews from Better Half and Hold Out Brewery.
    Sun., Nov. 7, 10am-4pm. Free.  
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    Goodblend CannaBus™ Tour Across Texas

    Hop on the first-of-its-kind mobile cannabis dispensary and educational experience to learn about the state’s medical cannabis program and get a simple, streamlined experience for prospective patients who need a medical cannabis prescription.
    Sun., Nov. 7, 10am-3pm. Free.  
    2208 S. Lamar
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    H-E-B Free First Sunday

    Enjoy free admission and explore the story of Texas told through three floors of exhibitions.
    First Sunday of every month, 10am-5pm  
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    Scottish Highland Games

    Two days of games officially sanctioned by the Scottish Masters Athletics International, featuring stone and weight throws, caber toss, and light and heavy hammer throws, all straight from the pages of Scottish history.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 6-7. Free with admission.  
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    SVRA SpeedTour

    See vintage race cars compete on the track and get up-close access to the vehicles and their drivers.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 5-7  
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    Vintage Village

    A variety of pop-up vendors will offer vintage and retro threads, jewels from times past, and adornments for your abode, and stellar vinyl DJs take it old school, bringing the good vibrations. Get spiffed up in your favorite vintage garb from the era you should have been born in. Get some funky photos or enter the "best dressed" contest for a chance to win gift cards, and shop hand-selected vinyl from Waterloo Records’ discerning staff.
    First Sundays, 4-10pm  
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    Wurstfest

    The annual salute to sausage means plenty of oompah music, beer, and fun.
    Through Nov. 14. $20 at gate.  
    New Braunfels
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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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    ASCI Passport to the World Festival

    A virtual event to celebrate our international community in Austin and offer insights into the culture of our sister cities through music, dance, and friendship.
    Sun., Nov. 7, 1-2:30pm. Free.  
    Online
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    Austin Empty Bowl Project

    The 25th annual event is largely virtual, meaning two weeks to make an impact for those experiencing hunger. Go online to shop the store, bid on the silent auction, or make a donation to benefit Central Texas Food Bank and Meals on Wheels Central Texas. Those who buy bowls can pick them up at a drive-through Nov. 21 at CTFB.
    Through Nov. 20  
    Online; pick up bowls at Central Texas Food Bank, 6500 Metropolis
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    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.  
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    Barton Creek Farmers Market

    A great selection of local farmers bringing fabulous pastured meats, eggs, dairy, vegetables, and fruits, plus prepared-food vendors, artisans, bakers, and of course, live music.
    Sundays, 9am-1pm. Free.  
    4805 Hwy. 290 W., Sunset Valley (Kohl's parking lot)
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    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.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    Gazelle Foundation Run for the Water

    This race through Downtown Austin benefits the Gazelle Foundation, dedicated to providing clean water to the people of Burundi. Each registration equals clean water for one person for life, which provides a path out of poverty, bringing access to better health, stronger communities, jobs, education, and most of all: hope.
    Sun., Nov. 7, 7-10:30am. $10-65.  
    Begins at Cesar Chavez & Lamar
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    Georgetown Field of Honor

    The Field of Honor is a breathtaking display of 1,500 American flags honoring military and first responders. Georgetown's Rotary Club has a host of Veterans Day events all week, beginning with the Nathan Chapman Honor Walk Nov. 6, continuing with the opening ceremony for the Field of Honor Nov. 7, then a ceremony on Nov. 11 and a barbecue Nov. 13.
    Through Nov. 14  
    San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St., Georgetown
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    Grounded by Fareground: Free Yoga

    Free yoga with mats, towels, and water provided every Sunday, enhanced by a sound bath every other week.
    Sundays. Through Dec. 12. Free.  
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    Hypno-Energy & Sound Healing

    A Zen, joyful, and relaxing class with varying focus topics each week.
    Sundays, 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  
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    Kids

    Kids' Chess Open Play

    Learn the basics and meet other young chess fans for a few games. Ages 17 and under, all skill levels welcome.
    Sundays, 1:30pm  
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    KidsFest

    Action-packed, kid-focused fun for the whole family with games, arts & crafts, food, and music.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 6-7. $7 at the door.  
    New Braunfels
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    Los Verdes Austin FC Away Travel

    Austin FC supporters Los Verdes have limited tickets available for some upcoming away games. Email them if you're interested in traveling to support the team.
    Sat., Aug. 7  
    Various locations
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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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    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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    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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    Rock & Roll Playhouse

    Bring the brood to hear music of the Beatles for kids and more.
    Sun., Nov. 7, 11am. $12.  
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    Settlement Club Garage Sale

    Shop tens of thousands of unique items at bargain prices, with proceeds supporting youth in foster care.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 5-7  
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    Shop the Block

    An entire block of local vendors and live music.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 6-7, noon-4pm  
    Sixth & Congress, Downtown
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    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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    Sunday Satsang Meditation

    Commune with others and sit in silence to absorb the rich words of wisdom from teachers around the world.
    Sundays, 11am. $22.  
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    Sunday Tarot

    Join Carly for a 15-minute reading with the deck of your choice.
    Sundays, 6-8pm  
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    Texas Renaissance Festival

    Look for themed weekends throughout the festival’s eight-week run as the party includes new shows and games.
    Sat. & Sun., through Nov. 28  
    Todd Mission
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    Texas State Volleyball

    Vs. Little Rock. Fri., Nov. 5, 6pm. Vs. Arkansas State. Sun., Nov. 7, 11am  
    Strahan Arena at the University Events Center, 106 Charles Austin Dr., San Marcos
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    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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    Vino Vinyasa

    Learn about wines through creative yoga poses, then taste a couple of wines.
    Sun., Nov. 7. $30.  
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    Virtual APL Book Clubs

    Austin Public Library has a variety of virtual book clubs covering all ages and interests, like a mother/daughter club, tween fantasy, true crime, classics, and more. Check out their website or Eventbrite for details and crack those books!
    Ongoing  
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    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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    Weaving Workshop

    Learn the ancient art of handweaving from local textile artist Zanny Cox. Learn about the historical and cultural significance of handweaving and create your own tapestry, with all tools and supplies provided.
    Sun., Nov. 7, 1-4pm  
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    Zilker Park Vision Plan Pop-up: District 6

    Speak with the project team behind the restoration and future development of Austin’s beloved park and learn more about potential design scenarios.
    Sun., Nov. 7, noon-3pm  
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