Jennifer Lee discusses her film about the the significance of the second wave of the women’s liberation movement. 7-9pm. Free.
BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785
Women’s rights activist Zawadi Nikuze discusses her work supporting women. 6pm. Free.
Local agencies will present information on programs and services available in Austin. 10am-noon. Free.
The APD answers your questions about keeping the community safe. 1:30-3pm. Free.
Meet at the south steps to call on Congress to pass meaningful immigration reform. 3pm. Free.
Call to make a reservation and increase your chances of catching breast cancer early. Saturdays through Oct. 26, 8am-3pm. Free.
Travis County Sheriff's Office hosts a conversation about institutional racism and what can be done to move on. 9-11:30am.
Local and visiting high school marching bands compete for one of two prizes: Best Musical Performance and Best General Effect. Sadly, there's no award for sweetest epaulet. 10am-8pm. $8 ($5, children/seniors/students/military).
The Austin Public Library hosts a voter registration drive. Check online for participating locations. Free.
AISD hosts a conference to encourage community sustainability. 11:30am-3pm. $10.
Small Middle School, 4801 Monterey Oaks
Sure, the live music, pumpkin painting, farm animals, and 2,000 square foot jumping pillow are cool, but we're really just in it for the 5 acre, Willie Nelson-themed corn maze. We're not sure what that entails, but if we're not high by the end we're asking for our money back. Saturdays & Sundays through Nov. 10, 10am. $10 ($7, kids).
Kids bands and other entertainment get the kids occupied, but when 11am rolls around, it's time to show your breastfeeding pride as the crowd aims to break the record for most babies latched on. 10am-noon. Free.
Haunted Houses in town (and possibly in the world) don't get any bigger or badder than this. House of Torment gives you the option of three houses of horror. There should be enough zombies, pirates, reapers, clones, and tortured souls to keep the adrenaline pumping and the vocal chords screaming. Through Nov. 2, 7:30-11pm (longer on the weekend). $25-35.
Highland Mall, 6001 Airport, 512/407-9449
Lo-Burn: It's not just a digestive condition. It's a shopping district on the "lower" portion of Burnet. Today they'll have lots of specials and entertainment to show people that South Congress doesn't have to have all the fun. 8am-7pm.
Get some body/soul nourishment without depleting your wallet. First Saturdays of the month, 10:20am. Free.
Here a talk from historical and architectural experts before embarking on a quick jaunt to see the Mid-century creations of John Saunders Chase. 1-4:30pm. $5 suggested donation.
The Austin Scale Modelers Society prove that smaller versions of things are better (puppies vs. dogs; laptops vs. desktops). Come out and see all of their little creations and find out who will get the top award. There are crafts for the kids and model kits for purchase. 9am-5:30pm. $5 (free, kids).
Not only will it have "the best selection of native plants in Central Texas," but also workshops, guided tours, and children's activities. Bring your wagon for that green bounty you'll no doubt be lugging home. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 5-6, 9am-5pm. $9.
Learn more about the new organization providing resources, referrals, and education to women and girls in Central Texas 2pm. Free.
offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.
This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your
neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org
to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.