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    Litera

    Texas Book Festival

    This here? Just one of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, that's all. With more than 250 nationally and critically recognized authors, venues (including the State Capitol) all over town, around 80 exhibitors hawking their bookish wares, live music, local food trucks, family activities, and countless opportunities to meet authors and fellow bibliophiles.
    Nov. 4-5. Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Free.  
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    Art In Public Places: Launchpad

    Have you always wanted to create a work of public art for Austin but weren't sure how to get started? LaunchPAD is a new program that pairs emerging through mid-career public artists with those already established in the field to work together on artwork for the City of Austin. Through the partnership, you'll work on everything from materials research and fabrication to public outreach, while providing a service doing what you love. Also, $15,000 for your work on the project. See website for details.
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    Comedy

    It's … Hideoutrageous!

    There's a stage upstairs, there's a stage downstairs, there's coffee all over the place and all sorts of shows here. This Thursday brings you the Threefer and Free Fringe of improv, and you can check out that award-winning Parallelogramophonograph – now with The Glamping Trip – and the fancy-ass Big Bash on Friday; and the sweet, campy horrorshow tropes of Death by Musical on Saturdays, right after the student-driven Maestro RAW, and right before the extemporaneous donnybrook of the original magister-marbled Maestro. See website for more.
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    Open Mics

    Austin Poetry Slam Tuesdays, 8pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 480-9562. Ruta Maya Poetry Tuesdays, 6-9pm. 1209 S. First. Spoken & Heard Sundays, 7-10pm. Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport #725, 454-5425.
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    Comedy

    Stone Cold Comedy

    Check out what's happening in this right-next-to-that-funky-video-store hotbed of comedy. Thursdays showcase longtime house improv troupe, the rightfully celebrated Frank Mills – and, afterward, you know nothing swings quite like the sketch of that Pendulum do. And then there's the laughalicious ladies of Loverboy going all Kiss and Tell on Fridays; the Movie Riot continuing to unreel its filmic lunacy that same night; and don't miss The Church of Man on Saturday, uncovering a contentious coven of men's rights activism, right before the doc-skewering Reel Lives. And then, Midnight Society! Oh, and Sunday's Stool Pigeon! See website for more.
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