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All Events for Sat., Oct. 28
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  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Austin Film Festival

    Dubbed "the writer's film festival," AFF brings an assortment of creatives and world premieres to town. Hobnob with acclaimed screenwriters and try to get your spec screenplay into the hands of studio executives. Festival passes cost $50 or $12 per ticket, and are available online or at the venues.
    Oct. 26-Nov. 2  
    Various locations
  • Community

    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.
  • Community

    Civics 101

    Early Voting Starts

    During early voting (and on Election Day) you can vote at any polling location with a "Vote Here" sign.
    Oct. 23-Nov. 3  
    Travis County
  • 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.  
  • Arts

    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
  • Arts

    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
  • Community

    Civics 101

    CodeNEXT Spanish Open House Southeast Austin

    City staff responsible for the land use code overhaul will discuss CN draft two with residents. Come with questions and feedback. This meeting is available in Spanish.
    Sat., Oct. 28, 10am-noon  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Davis Gallery: The Afterlife of Artifacts

    We could probably just mention that this exhibition (featuring a quintet of assemblage artists) contains work by Steve Brudniak and watch the smarter crowds gather for some deep gawking … but we wouldn't want to diss the talented likes of Barbara Irwin, John Sager, Larry Seaman, and Steve Wiman – whose complex three-dimensional creations are also well worthy of your time.
    Through Nov. 25
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Dimension Gallery: Mimicry

    "Blacksmiths are typically excluded from the art world by those who believe we are all farriers or bladesmiths from a long-ago past," begins the statement heralding this new exhibition.

    Well, we add, anyone who, after they've seen this show, still believes that? That's the kind of person we refer to, technically, as a fucking idiot.

    This "Mimicry" at Dimension Gallery is a show of stunning new pieces by Colby Brinkman, a founder of the Austin Metal Authority, who works in iron the way other artists might work in wood or clay, and whose finely wrought creations are often inspired by the gorgeous and creepy anatomies of arthropods.

    Yes, it's: Recommended.

    Through Nov. 4
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Rude Fusion: Bear Eats Bear

    Rude Mechs and groundswell theatre company present Lydia Blaisdell's retro-future audio adventure that invites theatre fans, audiophiles, and hikers to join the Rebellion and discover the fabled Archive of The Before Time in a feral, apocalyptic American wilderness. Directed by Katie Van Winkle, with performances by Martinique Duchene-Phillips, Katie Dahm, and Megan Tabaque, and featuring a panoply of local voice talents on cassette tape. It's "a hike, a collage, a satire, a desperate plea, and a memorial for the world’s transient and fierce beauty," says the director.
    Oct. 21-Nov. 12. Sat.-Sun., 3 & 5pm. $10-25.  
    Location revealed with ticket purchase.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    SouthPop: Elbow Grease

    The new exhibition here features the art of Jon Narum, Nicholas Russell, and Sam Yeates, three artists who've been involved in the Austin music scene since the early 1970s. And the opening reception's got beer, wine, and live music by John Inmon.
    Reception: Sun., Oct. 22, 2-6pm. $5.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Stephen L. Clark Gallery: Libros

    This new Lance Letscher exhibition celebrates the opening of Austin's new Central Library.
    Through Nov. 11
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Texas Biennial

    The central feature of this Big Medium event is a group survey exhibition curated from a statewide open call: All artists living and working in the state, as well as those within 10 miles of any border, were eligible to enter, with the final lineup for display decided by Leslie Moody Castro. Read all about it right here!
    Through Nov. 11
    211 E Alpine.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Last Metro (1980)

    Catherine Deneuve: A Jewish man in Nazi-occupied Paris hides in the theatre he and his wife run in this Truffaut classic.
    Sat., Oct. 28, 4:30  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Through the Repellent Fence (2017)

    Texas Filmmakers: Austin-based Sam Wainwright Douglas’ new film is the sort of art documentary that there ought to be more of – not a hagiographic retrospective of some well-collected celebrity, but a vital record of a new project, from emerging artists, in the process of creation. Director will be in attendance.
    Sat., Oct. 28, 2:00  
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