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    Formula One U.S. Grand Prix

    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.
    Fri.-Sun., Oct. 20-22  
    • 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.
    • Food

      Food Events


      Books, brews, and Oktoberfest equals Booktoberfest, featuring live music from Micah Wagner, book and beer-themed games, a dog costume contest, and Black Forest pretzels. Donate gently used children's books for a discount to this family-friendly event benefiting early literacy in Central Texas.
      Sun., Oct. 22, noon-4pm. Free.  
      Live Oak Brewing Company, 1615 Crozier, Del Valle
    • Arts


      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.
      Through Nov. 5. Thu.-Sun., 7:30pm. Free – gratis – yours for a smile.  
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Beto O'Rourke Town Hall

      Beto O'Rourke is running for senator. Ask him questions and hear what he's doing to improve Texas.
      Sun., Oct. 22, 1-2:30pm  
      Burdine Hall (UT campus), 2505 University Ave.
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      Central U.S. Knife and Tomahawk Championship

      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.
      Fri.-Sun., Oct. 20-22. Free.
      South Austin Karate, 10203 Old Manchaca Rd.
    • Arts


      Chaddick Dance Theater: Fall Dance Festival

      The excellent company is set to wow the crowds at this three-day fest, along with performances by Ellen Bartel, Stacy Lizette & Tekatek, D'Lonte Lawson, Anuradha Naimpally, and Cameron Oefinger. Bonus: Film by Yelena Laningham.
      Oct. 20-22. Fri.-Sun., 8pm. $15-25.  
    • Community


      City Wide Garage Sale

      It's like a hundred garage sales in one. Maybe not quite as cheap.
      Sat.-Sun., Oct. 21-22. $7 (12 and under free).
    • 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. 25
      721 Congress.
    • Food

      Food Events

      CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees) Benefit

      Two evenings of music, food & drink benefiting CORE (Children Of Restaurant Employees) support in Houston after Hurricane Harvey. There will be a silent auction and a special event menu with 30% of food sales and $2 per drink donated to CORE.
      Sat.-Sun., Oct. 21-22
      Sat.: Opal Divine's Austin Grill, 2200 S. I-35; Sun.: Opal Divine's Marina, 12709 N. MoPac
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Don't Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker (2017)

      Doc on the seminal and much beloved punk band.
      Sun., Oct. 22, 10:00  
    • Music

      Elvis Costello

      Sun., Oct. 22, 7:30pm  
    • Community


      Gem Capers

      Gem and mineral show featuring more than 30 vendors, demos, a silent auction, prizes, and more. This year’s theme is geodes.
      Fri.-Sun., Oct. 20-22. $8 (adults), $7 (seniors), $2 (ages 13-18), free (12 & under).
    • Community


      Groundwork Music Project Fall Family FUNraiser

      Tameca Jones, Jon Dee Graham, Walker Lukens, and the Groundwork Music Orchestra play this all-ages show with face painting, balloon animals, and a silent auction to raise money for affordable music lessons in Austin preschools and elementary schools.
      Sun., Oct. 22, 3pm. $5.
    • The Gay Place


      Lesbian Wedding: Goth Lez

      It's back and broody. Come in black, dance to DJs Jenny Hoyston, Boi Orbison, and Double Trouble, catch a special performance by Mama Duke, eat cake, and sing yer heart out with Lizzy Caroloke.
      Sun., Oct. 22, 3-10pm. Free.  
    • Music


      Ul de Rico’s The Rainbow Goblins (1978), concerning seven beasties siphoning color from Mother Nature, parallels Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are: a dark story darkly illustrated into a children’s classic. Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde, and Tim Alexander drain it for Primus’ first studio LP with 1995’s lineup: The Desaturating Seven. Weird funk progenitor Frank Zappa would adore it.
      Sun., Oct. 22, 8pm  
    • Arts


      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. And right here is what our reviewer says.
      Through Nov. 12. Sat.-Sun., 3 & 5pm. $10-25.  
      Location revealed with ticket purchase.
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

      Buster Keaton's Golden Era: Keaton plays an accident-prone college student trying to prove his manhood to his dad. The climax has some of Keaton's best stuntwork – including the famous image of the house collapsing down around him.
      Sun., Oct. 22, 12:00  
    • Music

    • 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.
      Sun., Oct. 22, 5:00  
    • Music

      Tommy Howard

      Tommy Howard had big shoes to fill in Elias Haslanger’s Church on Monday. Not to be overshadowed by predecessor Jake Langley, the local jazz guitarist steps out on his own with solo debut Storybook, a trio affair with COM bassist Daniel Durham and drummer Brandon Guerra. All Howard originals fill the bill.
      Sun., Oct. 22, 9:30pm
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