'Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation' Discussion

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

A Conversation about Women in the Congo

Women’s rights activist Zawadi Nikuze discusses her work supporting women. 6pm. Free.

MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 512/407-6925

Affordable Housing Fair

Local agencies will present information on programs and services available in Austin. 10am-noon. Free.

Montopolis Recreation Center, 1200 Montopolis, 512/428-6990

APD Town Hall

The APD answers your questions about keeping the community safe. 1:30-3pm. Free.

Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave, 512/854-9172

Austin Rally on National Day of Dignity and Respect for Immigrants

Meet at the south steps to call on Congress to pass meaningful immigration reform. 3pm. Free.

Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400

Breast Cancer Screening

Call to make a reservation and increase your chances of catching breast cancer early. Saturdays through Oct. 26, 8am-3pm. Free.

Seton Medical Center, 1201 W. 38th, 512/324-3375

Building Bridges: Brick by Brick

Travis County Sheriff's Office hosts a conversation about institutional racism and what can be done to move on. 9-11:30am.

St. James' Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd., 512/926-6339


Capital City Marching Festival

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).

Toney Burger Activity Center, 3200 Jones, 512/414-2096

Check Out the Vote

The Austin Public Library hosts a voter registration drive. Check online for participating locations. Free.

Various Locations

Environmental Stewardship Conference

AISD hosts a conference to encourage community sustainability. 11:30am-3pm. $10.

Small Middle School, 4801 Monterey Oaks

Fall Festival & Corn Maze

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).

Barton Hill Farms, 1115 FM 969, Bastrop

Family Fun Fest

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.

Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/494-0800

House of Torment

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 Fun-for-All!

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.

Meditation Workshop for Spiritual Awareness

Get some body/soul nourishment without depleting your wallet. First Saturdays of the month, 10:20am. Free.

Old Quarry Branch Library, 7051 Village Center Dr., 512/814-7802

MidTexMod Tour Day

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.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926

Scale Model Show

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).

Norris Conference Centers, 2525 W. Anderson, 512/554-9595

Wildflower Center Fall Plant Sale

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.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 512/232-0100

Women's Community Center Town Hall

Learn more about the new organization providing resources, referrals, and education to women and girls in Central Texas 2pm. Free.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512/472-4809


Downtown Ghost Tours

offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.


Emancipet Free Days

This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.


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