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October 2019

Austin Pottery Festival

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Free

Celebrate National Clay Week at the Dougherty Arts Center’s Austin Pottery Festival! View demonstrations by local ceramic artists throughout the day and participate in interactive clay projects. Take a tour of the Dougherty’s clay studio and find out what community clay is all about!

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Outdoor Voices The Exercise Dress Tour – Austin

October 9 @ 5:30 pm
Gregory Gymnasium, 2101 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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Free

On Oct. 9th, Outdoor Voices is heading to our home base of Austin for our next stop on The Exercise Dress Tour and we'd love for you to come move, groove, and shake your stuff with us. We'll do a free and larger-than-life Zumba dance class together to celebrate the spirit of The Exercise Dress. Yes, you CAN do anything in THIS Dress!

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LITTLE TEXANS: BIG, BIGGER, BIGGEST

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free with Museum Admission

Bring your young Texans (ages 2-5) for an interactive experience on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10am. Drop-in for this monthly hands-on program incorporating movement, play and tactile learning into engaging experiences where younger children (ages 2-5) can discover something new alongside their caregivers. Program is FREE for members or with exhibit admission.

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Squeeze The Day with Kendra Scott

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kendra Scott Flagship Store, 1701 South Congress Street
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Free to Attend

Join us as we spread awareness about breast self-exams and early detection! In partnership with Ascension Seton Medical Center, the Kendra Scott flagship store on South Congress will host onsite education around self-checks and breast cancer by Ascension Nurses followed by an informative panel on breast cancer education. RSVP and for more information visit https://squeezethedaykendrascott.splashthat.com Date: Thursday, October 10 Time: 1pm-8pm, Speaker panel 6:30-7:30pm Address: 1701 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 Throughout the month of October, 20% of sales from…

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Canine Classmates Celebrating Reading Intervention

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Krause’s Cafe & Biergarten, 148
New Braunfels, 78130 United States
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$40

Join Krause’s Cafe for a fundraiser in support of Canine Classmates! The mission of Canine Classmates is to encourage and improve literacy and socialization skills for struggling and at-risk Pre-K through 5th grade students through pairing mentors and trained service dogs in a one-on-one program that is positive, nurturing and motivational. Get your tickets now for German food and great music by Greatful Geezers to support Canine Classmates!

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Intermediate Quickbooks Desktop

$75

This course is a more advanced look at how to use QuickBooks Pro to best meet your business' accounting needs. This course covers these advanced topics: sales tax, payroll setup and processing, billable expenses, time tracking, budgets, estimates, sales orders and year end closing procedures using QuickBooks Pro accounting software. QuickBooks Pro is one of the most cost effective and best supported small business accounting software application on the market today. This class will teach you how to use the…

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Wahl Offering Free Facial Hair Trims at Republic Square

October 11 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St.
Austin, 78701
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Free

Austin is the No. 7 ‘Most Facial Hair Friendly City in America.’ To celebrate, men’s grooming leader Wahl will park its 30-foot mobile barbershop at Republic Square on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Master Barbers will be on hand offering FREE facial hair trims while seeking out the guy with the best scruff to represent the city as Wahl Man of Austin. That guy will win $500 and go on to compete for the ultimate…

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FUMC Killeen Pumpkin Patch

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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1-7 Sunday to Friday, 10-7 Saturday
Austin, TX United States + Google Map
Free

The First United Methodist Church of Killeen will host its annual community pumpkin patch this month, taking place at the church’s location off of Elms Rd. in Killeen.   FUMC Killeen is proud to bring their pumpkin patch to Killeen for the 11th year in a row, featuring daily hay rides, food, picture opportunities, bounce houses, and other family-friendly activities. Over 6 thousand pumpkins will arrive in a semi-trailer on October 9, and pumpkins of every shape, color, and size…

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Snake City’s Simon & Siouxsie 2019 US Tour

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary, 10808 Rawhide Trl
Austin, 78736 United States
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$7 – $18

Meet Nat Geo Wild's Simon & Siouxsie of Snake City in person at the Austin Zoo! Limited tickets available so order today and make your plans. We hope to see you there! * Meet Simon & Siouxsie * Photographs * Signatures * Simon & Siouxsie Merchandise on sale at event A separate ticket is required for entry into the Austin Zoo. Click here for Zoo pricing. Shop online at SimonAndSiouxsie.store now for your Simon & Siouxsie merchandise. Also, when you order your event…

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Juliet x Equinox: Barre/Pilates Fusion Class

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Juliet Italian Kitchen, 1500 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, 78704
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$10

Kick-off your festival weekend (or recover from ACL the night before) with a quick morning sweat-sesh with Juliet Italian Kitchen and Equinox Austin! This class is a fusion of two Equinox class favorites, 25-minutes of barre by Nikki Jensen followed by 25-minutes of Pilates by Melissa Gatto. Each attendee will get two drink tickets for bloody marys or mimosas from Juliet’s special ACL-edition happy hour afterward! Bibi Beverages will also be providing all-natural Alcohol recovery and preventative hangover shots. Space…

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Snake City in Austin

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary, 10808 Rawhide Trl
Austin, 78736 United States
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$7 – $18

Meet Nat Geo Wild's Snake City couple, Simon & Siouxsie, in person this October! Fun for the entire family! Photographs Autographs Get to know the Snake City duo One-day only event and tickets are going fast!

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Austin Babywearing Community Fair

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Richard’s Episcopal Church’s Parish Hall, 1420 E Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock, 78664
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Free

Austin Babywearing is hosting a Community Fair celebrating International Babywearing Week on October 12, 2019. This family friendly event is from 11 am to 4 pm at St. Richard's Episcopal Church’s Parish Hall, 1420 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664. Visit with many local organizations, play games, and participate in the silent auction full of family prizes. Babywearing Educators will be available for free fit checks on personal carriers and attendees will be able to try on carriers…

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Pfloating Pumpkin Patch

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gilleland Creek Pool, 700 Railroad Ave.
Pflugerville, 78660 United States
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$1 – $10

Saturday, October 12 will be the Pfloating Pumpkin Patch at Gilleland Creek Pool. Swim to pick out your pfavorite pumpkin, decorate it and take it home! There will also be pfamily pfriendly games and treats. The pfall pfun starts at 11 am.

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Juliet & Nine Banded Whiskey ACL Pre-Parties

October 12 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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This event is happening Friday Oct 4, from 11:30-3pm. It is also happening Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11:30-3pm. It is also happening from 11:30-3pm on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12.
Juliet Italian Kitchen, 1500 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, 78704
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Free

The ACL Music Festival is fast-approaching, and this year Juliet wants to celebrate our neighbors at Zilker with a party of our own.   Join us, along with Nine Banded Whiskey, for some pre-ACL festivities including live music, hair braiding, henna tattoos, jewelry, specialty whiskey cocktails and more! This event will take place 11:30am-3pm on Fridays, Oct. 4 and 11, as well as on Saturdays, Oct. 5 and 12.   Raindrop Lane Designs Dry Society Hydrelief Nisha Henna Arts +…

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World War II Pacific Combat Zone

October 13 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2019 at 10:30 am

The National Museum of the Pacific War, 311 East Austin Street
Fredericksburg, 78624
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$2 – $10

The World War II Living History Program at the National Museum of the Pacific War is an immersive, live show in which re-enactors move in to capture fortified positions from Japanese defenders on an unidentified island in the Pacific employing tanks, explosives and even a flamethrower. The program runs approximately one hour.    The WWII Pacific Combat Program includes not only the sights and sounds of live combat, but the personal stories of the men and women who fought in…

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craftHER MARKET Fall ‘19

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

Fair Market, 100 E 5th St
Austin, 78702
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Free

This fall on October 12 and 13, #bossbabesATX's craftHER Market returns bigger and better than ever.   Over the last three years, the smash-hit pop-up market, which showcases the talent of women and nonbinary makers and artisans in Texas, has seen over 600 makers, 15,000+ attendees and 1,800+ applications. And this fall, the market will expand across two full days for the first time ever to exhibit a diverse lineup of over 160 different makers. Both days of the Fall ’19 market will…

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Stories to Tell

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until February 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until February 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 2, 2020

Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe Streets
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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Free

The Harry Ransom Center houses some of the world's most significant collections relating to literature, art, photography, film, and the performing arts. More than 42 million manuscripts, 5 million photographs, 1 million rare books, and 100,000 artworks document our cultural history and the creative process. Many stories can be told through the Center's collections. “Stories to Tell” is a rotating exhibition conveying stories of inspiration, innovation, collaboration, and frustration often associated with the creative work of leading writers and artists.…

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Orpheus Academy of Music Piano, Voice, and Flute Faculty Concert

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, 4700 Grover Ave
Austin, TX 78756 United States
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Free

Come join the outstanding members of the Orpheus Academy of Music Piano, Voice, and Flute faculty for a recital of songs that tell a story from your favorite literature, movies, and musicals.  Back by popular demand, we’ll have a storyteller to act out each story in between musical numbers. Perfect for families with children of all ages. Admission is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted for the Javier Niño Memorial Scholarship Fund. Refreshments will be…

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Let’s Roam’s Austin Scavenger Hunt: Austin Ghost Hunt

October 14
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2019

Austin, TX United States + Google Map
$11

A tour of the haunted sites in downtown Austin including pubs, hotels, and mansion that will make you never want to leave home! Download the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app and start exploring today! Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy. Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to experience the city like you never have before. Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to…

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Landmarks Video: October 2019

October 14 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2019

ART building, 2301 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, 78712
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Free

Landmarks Video presents Ja’Tovia Gary's An Ecstatic Experience, 2015. The work will be on public view daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the ART building atrium, located on the corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. Videos are accessible to all and free to view. For more information: https://landmarks.utexas.edu/landmarks-video

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Charles White: Celebrating the Gordon Gift

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2019

Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Included with admission

One of two exhibitions on acclaimed American artist Charles White at UT this fall, Charles White: Celebrating the Gordon Gift features drawings, color lithographs, album covers, and more by Charles White as well as works by those in his circle. Born in 1918 in Chicago, White dedicated his life and artistic practice to creating a visual archive of the Black experience in the United States. Fighting against widely circulating racist and grotesque representations of Black people, White created images of African Americans endowed…

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Bethany’s Pumpkin Patch

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2019

Bethany Lutheran Church, 3701 W Slaughter Ln
Austin, TX 78749 United States
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Free admission to patch

Bethany Pumpkin Patch is back! We will be open October 11 through October 31 (if there are enough pumpkins left) from 10am to 7pm (Monday – Saturday) and 9am to 6pm (Sunday).  Come and purchase a pumpkin for a great cause! We will have a massive inventory with various sizes of pumpkins! We will have fun picture opportunities and other items for the families. Free admission to the patch. School field trips available by reservation in advance. For inquiries, please…

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Joiri Minaya: Labadee

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2019

Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Joiri Minaya’s video Labadee explores the social and economic dynamics at play in Labadee, Haiti, on a private beach leased to Royal Caribbean cruise lines until 2050. Connecting the Caribbean tourism industry with the legacy of invasion and colonization, the video begins with passages from Christopher Columbus’s diary recounting his arrival in the New World that transition seamlessly into a description of a contemporary visit to Labadee. There, a wall separates the tourists from the locals; the only Haitians allowed on the beach…

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Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery Exhibition “Tom Morin: 25”

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until November 12, 2019

Southwestern University Sarofim Art Gallery, E. Rutersville Rd.
Georgetown, 78626
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Free

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts presents an exhibition of photographs by alumnus Tom Morin ’94 in the Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery on the Southwestern University campus.   Tom Morin: 25 is a chronological review of the artist’s work from a mid-career perspective, focusing on three of his photographic series created in the twenty-five years between 1992 and 2017: Metaphor, Remnants, and Service.  In the exhibition catalog, Dr. Therese Mulligan describes the Metaphor series as “the importance…of pictorial representation in which the thing seen is symbolic or…

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Austin Veterans Arts Festival 2019

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until October 16, 2019

AISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd
Austin, TX 78723 United States
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Free

A local veterans arts festival, AVA Fest, will be kicking off from October 12 to November 16 in Austin. The festival was created to help raise awareness of veterans suicide and the power of healing through art therapy. Run by a team of veterans, the festival includes events such as art exhibits, musical performances, theater productions, comedy shows, a writer’s conference, a health and wellness conference, and more. AVA Fest encourages the Austin community, including veterans and their families, to…

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