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  • A Very Merry Christmas

    Join Wonders in the Dark for a very special celebration of the Holiday season, with music performances from Tu, Luke Bellet, and others. Bring your friends and enjoy music, drinks, hot chocolate from Creature Coffee, and a night of Christmas joy.
    Sat. Dec. 11, 7pm-11pm  
    Peached Social House
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    Civic Events

    November 2021 General and Special Elections Early Voting

    Make a plan to get to the polls and find a polling site online or by calling 512/238-VOTE (8683). Learn about the local propositions on the ballot on the Chronicle’s elections page.
    Anywhere you see a "Vote Here/Aquí" sign
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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)
  • Arts


    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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    Andrew Dice Clay

    Say, pal – wanna see a comedy legend? Bonus: Eleanor Kerrigan opens.
    Wed., Oct. 27, 8-10:30pm. $65.  
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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.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Fanny: The Right to Rock With Q&A (2021)

    Sound Unseen: This doc chronicles the history and present of groundbreaking all-female rock band Fanny, which originated in the Sixties. Filmmaker Lisa Donato will moderate a Q&A with guitarist Patti Quatro following the screening.
    Wed., Oct. 27, 7:30pm. $10-13.  
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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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    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.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    SAGE Studio: Strange Journey

    This group show, exploring "the spooky and weird," features Austin-based artists Ethan Walton and Rick Fleming, Kevin Babine (Maine), Michael Pellew (New York), and Aaron Cummingham (Oregon).
    Through Nov. 5
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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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