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  • Carina Magyar

    One of the funniest women in Austin comedy? Check. Seemingly tireless mover and shaker of the entertainment scene? Check. Wrote last issue's cover story about Chris Cubas? Check. How could anyone miss this show, we wonder, especially since it's hosted by John Busemanand Ralph Hardesty and Kerri Lendo are opening? Recommendation: Be there or, you know, probably spend the rest of your life with a deep sense of regret corroding every waking thought. Fri., Oct. 28, 9 & 11pm, $10

    Velveeta Room, 521 E. Sixth, 512/766-8358

  • GoGames360

    This three-day family friendly spectacle bills itself as the first video/tactile/physical gaming event and there's so many ways to play for both kids and adults including zombie karaoke, board/video/physical games, video game-to-life MineCraft, Overwatch and Pokémon tourneys, a BMX course, and more! See website for full details. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 28-30, $10-25

    Mylos Obstacle & Fitness, 5415 McKinney Falls Pkwy.

  • Austin Beer Week

    More like a week and a half. Tap takeovers, pairing dinners, and other events celebrate Central Texas' thriving craft beer scene. Full schedule online. Oct. 28 - Nov. 6

    Various locations

  • Halloween Hootenanny

    Get the kids dressed up and to the Thinkery for some spooky science, freaky foods, and spooky sounds. Fri., Oct. 28, 6pm, $15 ($13, kids)

    Thinkery, 1830 Simond, 512/469-6200

  • Lick's Ladies of the '80s Birthday Bash

    Lick celebrates five years of ice cream with this ladies of the '80s party. GP's very own Sarah Marloff and Chron Food Editor Brandon Watson judge the costume contest. Funds go to Hill County Ride for AIDS, and there's free scoops all night long. Fri., Oct. 28, 9pm, $10

    Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562

  • AFS: Hello, Goodbye: Touki Bouki

    Often cited as Africa's first avant-garde film, Touki Bouki tells the story of two young and disaffected Senegalese who work several illegal cons to raise the money to travel to Paris.

    7PM, AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville

  • AFS: Hello, Goodbye: Stroszek

    Herzog's "found" hero, the grown naif Bruno S., teams with Mattes as they travel from Germany to Wisconsin to begin a new life. They live in a trailer in the barren wilderness, eke out a living, and suffer disappointments. It is one of Herzog's most heartfelt dramas.

    9:30PM, AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville

    • Houdini Speaks to the Living

      The Hidden Room's redoubtable Beth Burns has teamed up with NYC-based magician Patrick Terry to create this drama surrounding the initially friendly but ultimately contentious relationship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and The Escape Artist Formerly Known as Erik Weisz. (Note: Don't be a sap; that's Houdini.) The show's based on actual conversations and correspondences of the two, as gleaned from the rich archives of the Harry Ransom Center, with that Terry playing history's premiere escapologist and Austin's own Robert Matney as Sir Arthur. Magicians rejoice! Spiritualists beware! Citizen, check out this review by Robert Faires! Through Oct. 30. Wed.-Sun., 8pm, $15-25

      York Rite Masonic Hall, 311 W. Seventh.

    • SouthPop: From Steam to Extreme

      Austin's prime storehouse of local cultural history unwraps the tarpaulin on this new exhibition, chronicling the funk-infused days and nights of one of Austin’s most long-lived and prolific bandsExtreme Heat, formerly Steam Heat – via an array of posters, photos, and interviews. Through Dec. 15

      South Austin Popular Culture Center, 1516-B S. Lamar, 512/440-8318

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