FALL ARTS CALENDAR

  • SEPTEMBER

  • OCTOBER

  • NOVEMBER

  • Topfer Theatre opening/'Ragtime'

    Topfer Theatre opening/'Ragtime'

    Oct. 16-Nov. 18.
    Fourteen years is quite a while to wait for a show to open in your hometown, but that's how long it's been ... more

    Zach's Topfer Theatre
    202 S. Lamar, 476-0541

    www.zachtheatre.org

    Halloween/Dia de los Muertos

    Oct. 31-Nov. 2.
    We figure you're already familiar with the concept of Halloween, but we got inspired and wrote this little haiku for you:
    Sixth Street partying.
    Start planning your costume now.
    Dibs on slutty Smurf.

    Leonard Cohen

    Wed.-Thu., Oct. 31-Nov. 1.

    Bass Concert Hall
    2350 Robert Dedman Dr., UT campus, 512/471-1444

    www.utpac.org

    Shaolin Warriors

    Shaolin Warriors

    Thanks to Kung Fu Panda, another generation has discovered the ancient martial art form practiced by Western-friendly artists Bruce Lee and Jackie ... more

    Long Center for the Performing Arts
    701 W. Riverside, 512/457-5100

    www.thelongcenter.org

    Butler School of Music: Cameron Carpenter

    Pipe organ rock star – an apparent oxymoron if ever there was one, right? Not when Cameron Carpenter's at the keys. This ... more

    Bates Recital Hall
    27 E. Campus Dr., 512/471-1444

    www.music.utexas.edu

    Fun Fun Fun Fest

    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-4.
    See "Fall On Me" and take a trip through FFFFs past and present with Austin Powell.

    Auditorium Shores
    920 W. Riverside

    www.funfunfunfest.com

    Wurstfest

    Wurstfest

    Nov. 2-11.
    Break out the lederhosen for the best of the wurst. This is a festival that elevates polka music, sausage, and beer to ... more

    New Braunfels
    800/221-4369

    www.wurstfest.com

    Austin Celtic Festival

    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 3-4. $20, advance two-day pass; $12, day pass.
    Put on your plaid and spend a weekend surrounded by the sounds, tastes, and sights or Ireland and Scotland highlighted by the ... more

    Fiesta Gardens
    2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318

    www.austincelticfestival.com

    Regina Spektor

    Bass Concert Hall
    2350 Robert Dedman Dr., UT campus, 512/471-1444

    www.utpac.org

    Pride and Prejudice

    Nov. 7-25.
    Careful readers will note my established love of Pride and Prejudice, in all its forms. The empire-waist dresses, the irresistible heroine, the ... more

    Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center
    701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664

    www.austinshakespeare.org

    Eddie Vedder

    Nov. 9-11.

    Bass Concert Hall
    2350 Robert Dedman Dr., UT campus, 512/471-1444

    www.utpac.org

    East Austin Studio Tour

    East Austin Studio Tour

    Nov. 10-18.
    For more, see "East Austin Studio Tour" in the Arts section.

    www.eastaustinstudiotour.com

    Best of Texas Music

    with Willie Nelson, Asleep at the wheel, Pat Green, Jerry Jeff Walker, Del Castillo, Quebe Sisters, Ruthie Foster, Cindy Cashdollar

    ACL Live at the Moody Theater
    310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 512/225-7999

    www.acl-live.com

    Edgar Winter

    One World Theatre
    7701 Bee Caves Rd., 512/330-9500

    www.oneworldtheatre.org

    Formula 1

    Formula 1

    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 16-18.
    The international racing event is gearing up to out-clusterfuck even South by Southwest with 300,000 expected visitors to our town. So, you ... more

    473-2625

    www.formulafest.com

    Texas Performing Arts: The Scarlet Letter

    Nov. 16-Dec. 7.
    Sarah Saltwick has been one of Austin's brightest rising young playwrights for a few years now, and – if workshop productions, FronteraFest ... more

    B. Iden Payne Theatre

    www.texasperformingarts.org

    King Ranch Annual Ranch Hand Breakfast

    King Ranch Annual Ranch Hand Breakfast

    See this week's "Day Trips" column for more on this event.

    Hwy. 141 W.
    Kingsville

    www.king-ranch.com

    Ray Price

    One World Theatre
    7701 Bee Caves Rd., 512/330-9500

    www.oneworldtheatre.org

    Ilimaq

    Last year Texas Performing Arts embarked on its Star Trek-like three-year mission to explore strange new worlds of classical music, to seek ... more

    McCullough Theatre
    UT campus, 23rd & East Campus Drive, 512/471-1444

    www.texasperformingarts.org

    Beyond the Score: The Rite of Spring

    Beyond the Score: The Rite of Spring

    Fri.-Sat., Nov. 30-Dec. 1.
    Next spring marks the 100th anniversary of the riotous premiere of the Nijinsky-Stravinsky ballet Le Sacre du Printemps, during which arguments in ... more

    Long Center for the Performing Arts
    701 W. Riverside, 512/457-5100

    www.austinsymphony.org

    La Follia: Ancient Voices With Sara Hessel

    $10-20.
    I'm a theatre writer. I know little about early music or Baroque choral compositions – but I can tell you what I ... more

    First Presbyterian Church
    8001 Mesa, 512/345-8866

    www.lafollia.org