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ACL Fest: Weekend 1

Friday, Oct 3 - Sunday, Oct 5
Zilker Park

ACL Fest is upon us. Single-day passes are sold out, but VIP and Platinum three-day passes are still available. And even better - you still have two hours left to enter to win passes on our contest page! Headliners include Outkast, Beck, Pearl Jam, Eminem, and many, many more. Check out the full lineup here!


Thursday 10/2

Wizard World Austin Comic Con
Thursday, Oct 2 - Saturday, Oct 4
Austin Convention Center, Wizard World’s Comic Cons are family-friendly, multi-genre entertainment conventions that celebrate comics, pop culture, celebrities, film, TV, animation, gaming, original art, horror, wrestling, and more. Meet Norman Reedus, WWE Diva Paige, Manu Bennett, Michael Rooker, and Sean Astin, just to name a few.
Ty Dollar $ign
Thursday, Oct 2
Empire Control Room & Garage, Wiz Khalifa-sponsored MC and Chicago rising star. Doors at 8pm.

Friday 10/3

Shonen Knife with Sweet Talk & Wildfires
Friday, Oct 3
Red 7, This Japanese trio has made major fans worldwide with their Ramones-meets-Beatles brand of sticky-sweet punk-pop. Shonen Knife originally formed during December 1981 in their hometown of Osaka, Japan. Doors at 9pm.

Saturday 10/4

Ditch the Fest Fest
Saturday, Oct 4 - Thursday, Sep 11
Empire Control Room & Garage, An alternative two-weekend celebration hosted by the Raw Paw collective. They're all about the visual arts, so you know this wild combo of an event fits your Saturday. There are 24 bands lined up each day, including Tele Novella, Hikes, BLXPLTN, Holiday Mountain, Magna Carda, Sip Sip, and Marmalakes. 2pm-2am. $5.

Sunday 10/5

Slow Session: Chocosutra
Sunday, Oct 5
Gallery Black Lagoon, Join Slow Food Austin for a special session with Richard Kreuzburg, the man behind the magical healing chocolate creations of Chocosutra. Come sample some chocolate and hear Richard speak about flavor profiles and the aromatics chosen for each of his chocolates. 2-4pm. Free with RSVP.

Saturday 10/11

Sacred Springs Powwow
Saturday, Oct 11
Meadows Center, Experience this Native American festival on the shores of San Marcos' Sacred Springs. Native drum groups, traditional dancers and singers, and an arts & crafts market. Adults $3 or two cans for the Food Bank, all others are free. 10am-6pm.

Thursday 10/16

La Dolce Vita Food & Wine Festival
Thursday, Oct 16
Laguna Gloria, La Dolce Vita returns to Laguna Gloria on Oct. 16 with art, music, and tastings from some of the most talked about chefs in Central Texas. All proceeds support The Contemporary Austin's museum education programs, serving thousands of children and adults each year. Enter our contest for a chance to win a pair of tickets!
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