A Halloween dance party, is it, burning down the house right in the sclerotic heart of Downtown Austin? Fuck, yes – and everyone's invited (especially if you're dressed as Death), and it takes place in the most spot-on morbidly positive celebration of mortality in the city: Co-Lab's current "Good Mourning Tis of Thee" exhibition.
Tito’s is partnering with Baker Street Pub for an event that benefits Sato Project, an org dedicated to rescuing abandoned and abused dogs from Puerto Rico. There will be pets in costume, a dog food truck from Poochie Trends Pet Boutique and Bakery, and trick-or-treat bags filled with locally baked treats for all the dogs.
Texas has executed 544 people since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976 – six of those happened this year. This rally will feature special guests Bill Pelke, Terri Steinberg, and David Kaczynski to share their stories of loss and surviving death row.
If your kids need help getting in the Halloween frame of mind, hopefully the carnival rides and virtual reality/augmented reality educational games will help get their spooky spirit revved up. A VIP reception will follow with guest speaker Mayor Steve Adler, live music, open bar, and hor d'oeuvres.
It started as a way to raise money to bring a doctor to the community and became known for the largest biergarten under one tent in Texas, chili and barbecue cook-offs, hairy leg contests, and a roaring good time.
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.
Austin's most terrifying have joined forces to create one hell of a Halloween party especially for horror fans. This year's theme: demons. They've got DJ Dren Pasht with performances by burlesquers Ruby Lamb and Gemmi Galactic plus a costume contest, games, and general demonic Halloween fun.
Sat., Oct. 28, 9pm-2am. $5 (21 and over), $7 (18-20).
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.
This historic walking tour will regale you with true tales of Austinites laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery. Costumed actors at the grave sights will re-enact untimely deaths and murders throughout the course of the 45-minute tour. Sometimes the scariest stories are the ones that are true.
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).
The Bethany Chancel Choir will be joined by the Concordia University Choir, the Concordia High School Choir, the Redeemer Lutheran Church Choir, and others for a mass singing of great Lutheran hymns and songs by Lutheran composers.
Titillating or terrifying? Join these bombshells for a night of jaw-dropping, eye-popping, trick-or-treat entertainment. They ask you to come dressed to delight or dressed to fright, and remember there are two shows for double the viewing pleasure: 7pm and 10pm.
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.