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September 2019

WAR REMAINS: DAN CARLIN PRESENTS AN IMMERSIVE MEMORY

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - October 20 @ 9:00 pm
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War Remains, 500 East 5th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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$40

“War Remains” is a category-defining experience from MWM Immersive that uses virtual reality to give audiences a taste of one of the most extreme battlefields in history – The Western Front of the First World War. As educational as it is exhilarating, the experience blends Dan Carlin’s classic narrative style with moments of unfettered combat to bring viewers closer to history than ever before. Physical and virtual elements combine to create a visceral, realistic simulation far more immersive than a…

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October 2019

Austin Veterans Arts Festival 2019

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Atlas Maior at Whisler’s

October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Whisler’s, 1816 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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Free

Sometimes where you are is not where you think you are… Join us in welcoming Austin-based Atlas Maior for an unforgettable night.

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The Black Vault

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Institution Theater, 3708 Woodbury Dr
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$15

The Black Vault is a fully improvised show that spins horror tales in the style of H.P. Lovecraft, the writer best known for his "Cthulhu Mythos". The show's stories incorporate many of Lovecraft's themes: ancient unspeakable terror, impossible twisted dreamscapes, unseen forces from beyond the stars that infect our minds, and the real horrors that humanity inflicts upon itself. Originally staged in the autumn of 2012, our new production of The Black Vault will focus on stories telling tales of…

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Luis Banuelos at Whisler’s

October 18 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Whisler’s, 1816 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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Free

Join us for a drink and the enticing melodies of flamenco guitarist Luis Banuelos. The West Coast native brings a smooth but electric energy to the Austin music scene with years of experience in fusion flamenco. Banuelos will be performing in Whisler's Mezcaleria Tobola every Friday and Saturday night.

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Jungalbook

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

ZACH Theatre, 202 South Lamar Austin
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$19

Adventure waits in a jungle where danger lurks in every tree and only the brave dare enter! This energetic and creative version of the classic tale ignites imagination and propels the audience through a world ruled by the wild. When her parents are killed by Sherakhan, the young Humancub is raised by wolves, under the protection of her friends Bagheera and Baloo. In this tale of loyalty and betrayal, the Humancub must find the courage to face this challenge and…

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Rock Step Relevators

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research Boulevard
Austin, TX 78758 United States
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The Austin Traditional Jazz Society will feature the Rock Step Relevators on Sunday, October 20 from 1 to 3:45 pm at Cap City Comedy Club.  Rock Step began life in 2012 as the Thrift Set Orchestra, and quickly became a favorite of Austin jazz fans and swing dancers.  The band’s founder, reed player Jonathan Doyle, left Austin for Washington State, and maintains the Thrift Set name for national appearances.  The core of the band has remained in Austin and plays…

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Feral Four at Whisler’s

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Whisler’s, 1816 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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Free

Join us for some Tex-Mex twang! The Feral Four covers a blend of your favorite, traditional country artists, such as George Jones, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Johnny Paycheck, Hank Williams, and many others. The band mixes the set list with original songs of country, conjunto, rock-a-billy and blues.

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2019 Swan Songs Serenade featuring Marcia Ball

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Four Seasons, Austin, 98 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, 78701
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$150

Austin-based, music nonprofit Swan Songs announces the 2019 Swan Songs Serenade to take place Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at The Four Seasons located at 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, Texas 78701. This event will take place from 6 - 10 p.m. and is the nonprofit’s annual signature fundraiser featuring a seated dinner, a live and silent auction, VIP sponsor reception and this year, a live performance by American blues singer and pianist and Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2018…

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Southwestern University Presents Inversion Ensemble

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Southwestern University Alma Thomas Theater, E. Rutersville Rd
Georgetown, 78626
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$12 – $14

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts is proud to announce Inversion Ensemble’s concert in the Alma Thomas Theater as part of the 2019-2020 Sarofim Music Series. Austin’s Inversion Ensemble is a choral collective of composers and singers formed to give voice to innovative choral works and to encourage the creation of new music. Since its inception in 2017, the ensemble’s composers have contributed so many new pieces to its imaginative program themes that its first three seasons included 49 world…

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German Swap Meet

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Krause’s Cafe & Biergarten, 148
New Braunfels, 78130 United States
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Free

Need Dirndl, Lederhosen, Steins, Jaeger Hut (hunting caps) or costumes for the upcoming Oktoberfest season? Have extra dirndl or lederhosen laying around? Bring your dirndl, lederhosen, Jaeger Hut, Overcoats, Costumes or Steins to Krause’s on October 23rd for our second swap meet! Set up your items in the pavilion biergarten as early as 4pm. Our Polka band will start at 6pm and play until 9pm. This is a free event and as with all of our German Polka Wednesdays, very…

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Grupo Massa at Whisler’s

October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Whisler’s, 1816 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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Free

Grab a drink and let the worldly sounds of Grupo Massa take you on a journey! With members hailing from Texas, Germany, and Brazil, this group uses a melange of instrumentation and their varying backgrounds to create a unique, vibrant sound of world music. Grupo Massa was awarded Best World Music Band at the 2019 Austin Music Awards.

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Waterloo Greenway Hosts Dance Waterloo’s VITAL Showcase

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Free

Waterloo Greenway Conservancy, formerly known as Waller Creek Conservancy, will host Dance Waterloo’s upcoming VITAL showcase. The set of performances encourages new audiences to discover and experience dance in unconventional, forgotten, or overlooked public spaces within the city of Austin. The public is invited to act as both an observer and participant through a series of free dance performances inspired by Waterloo Greenway’s revitalization of Symphony Square, Waller Creek, and the surrounding urban greenspace.

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APL After Dark: Spooky Scary

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Austin Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, 78701
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$7

Join us in celebrating (and exploring) the mystical, the esoteric, the unusual, and the spooky at our next APL After Dark! It's a quarterly, themed Friday night where adults can learn and play. Explore Mysterious Planchette's antique (and unique!) collection of ouija boards and seance tools, and meet the man behind the collection. Learn about the art and mystery of Tarot with Typewriter Tarot. Learn about paranormal investigation and local hauntings with folks from The Night Owl Podcast, Austin's best…

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Texas Book Festival 2019

October 26
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One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 am

Downtown Austin Austin, TX 78701 United States + Google Map
Free

The 24th annual Texas Book Festival, one of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, will be held October 26-27, 2019. The Festival runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Texas Book Festival Weekend is free and open to the public and takes place in Austin, Texas, at the State Capitol and surrounding grounds.   The 2019 TBF lineup will feature more than 250 celebrated and…

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John Grisham presents “The Guardians” with Texas Book Festival

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Austin, 901 Trinity St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$35

Texas Book Festival is proud to host John Grisham as he presents his new novel, The Guardians, on Saturday, October 26th at 10 a.m.    Book tickets for the New York Times #1 bestselling author are now available via the Texas Book Festival website. Each book ticket includes one pre-signed copy of the book and admits one person. Book tickets are required to attend this event. Grisham is the author of thirty-three novels, including The Pelican Brief, A Time to…

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Art on the Porch: Community Engagement Day at the DAC

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Free

Enjoy free music and food, try art activities, join in on fun and games, and tell us what you think about the arts in Austin on the porch of the Dougherty Arts Center. The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. For assistance please contact (512) 974-3914 or Relay Texas 7-1-1.

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THE CATHEDRAL LAUNCH PARTY WITH ATXGALS

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Cathedral, 2403 E. 16th St.
Austin, 78702
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$45

Come celebrate the opening of The Cathedral, a gorgeous East Austin 1930's refurbished church that is now home to atxGALS, other local artists, creatives and entrepreneurs. The event will kick off at 6pm and will feature art from over 10 atxGALS artists, live DJ and music performances, open bar with specialty cocktails and local beer. Dress to impress! Dia de los Muertos attire encouraged. Bar sponsored by Tito's, Dulce Vida Tequila, and Austin Eastciders. Ages 21+.

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Haunted on the Hill

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hill Country Indoor, 13875 Bee Cave Parkway
Bee Cave, 78738
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$7 – $10

On Saturday, October 26th, Hill Country Indoor is organizing the first annual Haunted on the Hill event. All ages are welcome to this ghoulishly good time! The event will begin at 6pm with a mile(ish) long Monster Dash fun run so wear your costume and get ready to work for your scares! After the Monster Dash, trick your way through the Hidden Haunted House, beginning with a kid-friendly section and winding through a PG-13 scare factor maze (teenagers and up…

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5th Annual UMLAUF Straw Fest

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E Lee Rd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Free

Straw Fest is a free fall festival hosted by the UMLAUF every year on the final Sunday in October. Stop by to enjoy pumpkin carving, a petting zoo, a fall fashion show, and plenty of other fall activities for the whole family. ​ ​ EVENT SCHEDULE ​ Lineup: (Timing and Schedule subject to change) 12pm River City Pops 1pm DANZA, Center for the Arts 2pm Family and Pet Fashion Show 3pm Joe McDermott Activity Vendors: Fannie’s Farm Friends Austin Balloon Designs Facepainting by…

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Dead Random at Whisler’s

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Whisler’s, 1816 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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Free

Join us for some country rockin' rhythm and blues with Austin's own Dead Random. This alternative outlaw country group's style draws from authentic country of the 70's, as well as rockabilly, honky tonk, blues, and a touch of rock and roll. Their most recent release, If These Boots Could Sing, features six unique storytelling tracks.

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Dracula Show + Vamps and Vixens Masquerade

October 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Rd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Exquisite and provocative, Steven Dietz’s new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a chilling fantasy with a surprising twist — a bold heroine who dares to defy the ruler of the night. Mina, the object of Dracula’s desire, is in charge and with steadfast courage sleuths to uncover the mystery. Come early and experience the Victorian goth lobby, complete with Tarot Readers and Ghost Story-Tellers, before the on-stage tricks and spooks. A vampire bite awaits the first 20 people in the…

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April 2024

FULL Eclipse Watch Party at The Highball

April 8, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Highball Austin, 1120 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704 United States

A partial eclipse is... fine. But Austin is right in the path of a FULL eclipse in 2024! Join hosts John W. Smith (Geeks Who Drink, The Adventures of Cake Boy) and James Pound (Geeks Who Drink, PoundTown with James Pound) for games, drink specials. and inter-dimensional music. Free eclipse glasses for the first 100 attendees. We've got almost seven years to plan, so you know this party's gonna be awesome and well worth venturing out of your bunkers. Sorry,…

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