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Halloween and Dia de los Muertos for Thu., Oct. 28
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    Halloween With the Queens & Elvira Tribute Party

    Honor the queen of scream with a screening of Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, a drag performance from Extragrams!, and live music from Caleb De Casper. Funds go to Austin Pets Alive!
    Thu., Oct. 28, 7pm. $10.  
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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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      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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      The Jigglewatts Burlesque: The Bewitching Hour

      Light the jack-o-lantern and settle into your couch for a spooky and seductive virtual burlesque and variety show. Special guest Lady Lola Lestrange, drag star Gothess Jasmine, a devilish recipe from Taylor C. Baker, and musical guest star Caleb de Casper cast a spine-tingling spell.
      Thu., Oct. 28, 9pm. $10-50.  
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      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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      A Quiet Place & Silent Disco

      Get into the spooky spirit on the Wet Deck at the W, as three DJs spin for the silent disco and A Quiet Place screens.
      Thu., Oct. 28, 7-10pm. $20.  
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      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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      Cosmic Halloween

      DJ Mel hosts a pumpkin patch, dog/owner costume contest, Lucky Dog Tarot card reading, and the release of a Shakey Graves beer collab with Roughhouse Brewing.
      Thu., Oct. 28, 4-8pm
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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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      Halloween by Design Online Challenge

      Submit photos of your best Halloween decor for the chance to win prizes and raise funds for HBD’s beneficiaries, the Shade Project and To Cure a Rose Foundation.
      Oct. 1-31. $10 donation to enter; $1 to vote.  
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      Phantom Fest

      Austin's first Halloween fest celebrates all things spooky with a goal of raising $10,000 for Austin Pets Alive! Get all the details on costume contests, movie parties, and more on their website or Facebook page.
      Oct. 15-31  
      Various locations
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Play Dead

      Come play with some of your favorite alternative drag and ballroom performers with performances by Dragula winner Vander Von Odd; Legendary’s Calypso Jeté Balmain; Dragula stars Dollya Black and Evah Destruction; Hunsen Abequeer; and Austin’s very own Jack Rabid, Riotgirl, and Gothess Jasmine.
      Thu., Oct. 28, 9pm. $25-35.  
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      Psychedelic Séance Halloween

      "Trippy treats, smell my feet" begins Native's invitation to all things Halloweeny and Levitationy this week. They promise tons of spoopy fun and invite all to "Show up, show out, and get down."
      Oct. 27-31, 8pm-2am. Free-$20.  
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      Pumpkin Nights

      A half-mile walking trail lined with displays dedicated to the glorious gourd, including giant jack-o'-lanterns, the world’s largest pumpkin guitar, a flying 40-foot handmade dragon, a life-size pumpkin pirate ship, and more fantastic surprises built by artists using over 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins.
      Through Oct. 31; closed Tuesdays  
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      Pumpkin Patch

      Pumpkins? Pickle ball? Putt-putt? Dreamland offers all things Halloween, all things fun. Buy a pumpkin and get 50% off mini golf. Stay tuned for news about more spooky games, food, and drinks.
      Oct. 1-31  
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      Scare for a Cure: Lockdown

      This terrifying interactive haunted house at the J. Lorraine Ghost Town comes with a special bonus: It's raising funds for the Breast Cancer Resource Center and Manor ISD. Called "Lockdown" because it takes place in a futuristic prison setting, it's also so interactive you'll emerge covered in goo and guts, so be ready to get messy!
      Sat., Oct. 9; Fri.-Sat., Oct. 15-16; Thu.-Sat., Oct. 21-23 & 28-30  

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