Halloween is around the corner and if you don't already have plans we got you covered. Here are 10 events of what's hot and happening around town this weekend.Esther's Follies Halloween Hootenany Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 8 & 10pm. 525 E. Sixth It's all the laughs you'd expect from Esther's Follies with a Halloween twist. Enjoy twisted satire like Baracky Horror Picture Show and Trump vs. Hill and Bill. 3. Wizard World Comic Con Fri.-Sat., Oct. 30-31. $45-320. 500 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin Get into the sci-fi and superhero spirit this Halloween at Wizard World Comic Con. Join the creators and artists behind some of the greatest comics in the industry (John Beatty, Danny Fingeroth, Doug Hazelwood, Sean McKeever, + many more). Get your meet and greet on with stars like: Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, Avatar: The Last Airbender), Kimberly J. Brown (Halloweentown), Lucas Till (X-Men), and the one and only Mike Tyson. 4. Viva la Vida Festival Sat., Oct. 31, noon-8pm. Free. Northwest corner of Fourth & Congress Before celebrating the dead, celebrate life at Austin's largest and longest-running Day of the Dead festival. Enjoy a festive parade and costume contest. Keep things lively with music by Latino artists that's sure to 'make your hips not lie.' A portion of proceeds benefit Mexic-Arte Museum’s educational programs. 5. Zombie Ball Oct. 31, 7:30pm. $39.50-59.50. ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin If your Halloween plans include dancing, the Zombie Ball is for you. Join DJs from Mix 94.7, R&B’s 96.3, an opening act by Golden Dawn Arkestra, and best of all, the first female rap crew, Salt-N-Pepa. Push it real good this Halloween as this will be a night to “Shake Your Thang.” 6. Oxblood Masquerade Sat.-Sun., Oct. 31-Nov. 1. $40 BYOB. The Ball Farm, 119 Redbird Lane, Dale, TX Camping on Halloween? Oxblood Masquerade is an alternative to the average Halloween party. Take advantage of the free camping, art installations, live painting, and roughly 12 consecutive hours of live music from Whiskey Shivers, Leopold & His Fiction, and many others. 7. House of Torment Through Nov. 7, 7:30-11pm (go online for a complete schedule). $25-30 ($35, fast pass; $45, skip the line). Highland Mall, 6001 Airport, Austin If you're looking for a haunted house, look no further than the House of Torment. Ranked by Yahoo as one of 13 scariest haunted attractions in the country, you'll definitely get thrills you may or may not be expecting. 8. Costume Party with Jason Segel - Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic Sat. Oct. 31, 3pm. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78703-5413 Gather the kids and put on your Halloween best for a costume contest and listening party with actor and bestselling children's author Jason Segel as he gives a free reading of his new sequel, Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic. 9. Fall-o-Ween Fest Oct. 31, 6:30-9pm. Free. Central City Austin, 1006 W Koenig Join the community wide kid-friendly Halloween Festival. Enjoy bounce houses, a photo booth, games, popcorn, cotton candy, and TONS of candy. Central City Austin will also be taking diaper donations of all sizes for the Austin Shelter For Women and Children. 10. Owl-oh-ween Sat., Oct. 31, 10am-2pm. Free. Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR 114, Burnet If you're looking for something adventurous to do with your little ones during the day , Owl-oh-ween is a great way to let them burn off the pre trick-or-treating anxiousness. Activities include: a nature scavenger hunt, bird nest building, cool facts about bug and reptile about camouflage, the real buzz on honey bees, and a guided hike around the lake.
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