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.
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.
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.
Kick-off party for the weeklong challenge where participants will spend a portion of their day in a wheelchair navigating normal routines to raise money for the Canine Companions for Independence and the YMCA of Austin’s Camp Cypress.
The CHA – covering clinical health, health behaviors, social and economic factors, and environmental factors that impact the health status of community residents – is seeking public input. Available now through Oct. 27, please offer your insight via the website, email (above) or calling.
Walk along the shadowy trails of Pioneer Farms where evil is sure to lurk … and some history too. Three trails with varying levels of scares await. Hiding among the buildings will be storytellers, pumpkins, food, and ne'er-do-wells for kids and adults alike.
With all the bragging, it was bound to happen. Houston challenges Austin barbecue joints to the ultimate taste-off. Tickets are going fast and when they're gone there won’t be any more until next year.
Named the No. 1 haunted house in America by Hauntworld Magazine (a trusted publication in haunting circles). HoT celebrates their 15th year of scaring the bejesus out of you with a dark carnival theme, fire shows, “Escape the Room” games, and more gore. Not recommended for kids under 12.
See website for calendar and hours of operation. $20-33.
Follow the evolution of the gaming industry from the Seventies to the present day with a focus on the local scene from Richard Garriott's Ultima series to John Romero's Doom to the developers making waves on today's gaming platforms.
Daily through March 18, 2018. Museum admission: $13 ($9, kids).
Are you ready for a blood bath? The platter princesses return with their Halloween show and special guest Vander Von Odd. It's gonna get scary, with DJ Daddie Dearest and opening set by Future Blondes.
Prepare for the fierce return of Austin International Drag Fest! Spend daylight hours at Drag Village with showcases, a Drag Market, workshops, podcasts, glamour lounge, and more. Head to Red River when night falls for showcases of the world's greatest drag stars. All ages welcome, night shows are 18 and up.
Charles MacInerney teaches classes all over town but also offers private instruction and hosts retreats. Once a month for 18 years, he has also hosted Full Moon Yoga – a free outdoor yoga class. Go online for location and time details.