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    Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

    Bethany Lutheran Pumpkin Patch

    Purchase a pumpkin and then hang out for the storytelling, coloring area, food trucks, peddling tractor course, and more.
    Through Tue., Oct. 31. Free.
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Something for Nothing Theater stages Shakespeare's comedy classic under starlight in Ramsey Park, with directors Allison Dillon and Rosalind Faires presenting a version in which Benedick and Beatrice are both played as women. Prithee bring a blanket or chair, pack a picnic, and invite some friends along to this out-of-doors romance.
    Oct. 19-Nov. 5. Thu.-Sun., 7:30pm. Free – gratis – yours for a smile.  
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    Visual Arts

    The Contemporary Austin: John Bock + Wangechi Mutu

    Bock's Dead + Juicy exhibition centers around a newly commissioned film that was shot in and around Austin, blending classic Westerns and dark comedy with spooky thriller and horror aesthetics. Mutu offers a new, site-specific edition of Throw, 2017, a painting created by the artist throwing black paper pulp against the wall, resulting in an abstract composition that dries, hardens, and then degrades over time.
    Through Jan. 14
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    The Gay Place

    Austin Pride Friday Night Concert

    Pride's festival might have been pulled apart from its parade, but that just makes this fest bigger, better, and extra queer! Kick off the weekend festivities with a concert in the park. Betty Who, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Jaimie Wilson, and Sabrina Johnston perform.
    Fri., Oct. 20, 6-10pm. $10 Fri. night only.  
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    Sports

    Central U.S. Knife and Tomahawk Championship

    The International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame based in Austin (who knew?) invites the whole family to see the worlds best tossers of sharpened metal go face to face. Not literally; that would be dangerous.
    Free.
    South Austin Karate, 10203 Old Manchaca Rd.
  • Arts

    Dance

    Chaddick Dance Theater: Fall Dance Festival

    The excellent company is set to wow the crowds at this three-day fest, along with performances by Ellen Bartel, Stacy Lizette & Tekatek, D'Lonte Lawson, Anuradha Naimpally, and Cameron Oefinger. Bonus: Film by Yelena Laningham.
    Oct. 20-22. Fri.-Sun., 8pm. $15-25.  
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    Visual Arts

    Co-Lab Projects: Good Mourning Tis of Thee

    Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Sean Gaulager have curated up a conceptual group show that addresses grief, loss, death, architecture, and urban development, wrangling more than 65 artists and performers from Texas, New York, Detroit, and Seattle. "The show is especially relevant as the building is slated for subsequent demolition to make room for a planned development on the site."
    Through Nov. 2
    721 Congress
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    Sports

    Formula One U.S. Grand Prix

    Remember when F1 smashed into Austin in 2012, and all the maneuvering to put the U.S. Grand Prix at the end of the season, away from the hottest months? Pleasant temps and blue skies is hardly the bleak depths of winter, but it’s ideal conditions for possibly the most challenging race since the sport returned to American shores. It’s not a Grand Prix without music, and this time COTA is going with a one-two punch of Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder. So if fast cars or sexy backs are your thing, this weekend has got you covered.
    Fri.-Sun., Oct. 20-22  
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    Events

    Gem Capers

    Gem and mineral show featuring more than 30 vendors, demos, a silent auction, prizes, and more. This year’s theme is geodes.
    Fri.-Sun., Oct. 20-22. $8 (adults), $7 (seniors), $2 (ages 13-18), free (12 & under).
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    grayDUCK Gallery: Believe Me

    Billi London-Gray makes events, performances, videos, photographs, drawings, prints, poetry, sculptures, sound compositions, and installations to question established systems and examine power dynamics. Daniel Bernard Gray's work examines the basis of conflict as the difference between people’s definitions of truth and reality. Their individual and collaborative works have been shown throughout the U.S. and internationally.
    Through Oct. 29
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    Sports

    Texas Stars

    The Stars are off to a solid 3-1 start as they host the San Antonio Rampage:
    Fri., Oct. 20, 7:30pm; Sat., Oct. 21, 7pm. $13-58.  
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