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  • HONK!TX 2019 Festival of Community Street Bands

    HONK!TX is a free three-day festival that features over 30 street and brass bands from around the country, performing in public spaces around Austin, Texas. This family-friendly event will take place in Mueller Lake Park, Friday evening March 29th; Adam Hemphill Park all day Saturday, March 30th; and will conclude with a concert in Pan Am Park Sunday afternoon March 31st.
    Mueller Lake Park
  • National Taco Championships: Austin

    Journey through a Taco-Tastic event of epic portions featuring 35+ Taco Makers battling it out for the $10,000 prize fund. Eat your way through $3 tacos around the festival, live music, Lucha Libre wrestling, Hot Chili Pepper Eating contest, Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, Day of the Dead Wedding, a boutique Tequila Expo with 100+ tequilas to sample, VIP experiences, and more!
    Sat. Mar. 30, 11am-6pm  
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Community


    House of Torment

    Step into your worst nightmare at this fright farm in North Austin. Known for its high production values and immersive scare tactics, this is one up from watching horror movies all month. New this year is an on-site tavern in case you need some liquid courage in order to face the ghoulies.
    Through Nov. 10. $20 and up.  
  • Community


    UT Soccer

    Vs. Kansas: Fri., Oct. 19, 7pm. Vs. Kansas State: Sun., Oct. 21, 1pm. $5-8.  
  • Music

    Alex Skolnick Trio

    Blazing legend in California thrashers Testament, guitarist Alex Skolnick relaxes with jazz fusion. Conundrum, his sixth LP with bassist Nathan Peck and drummer Matt Zebroski, falls within the John Scofield/Mike Stern spectrum. Expect new album originals and classic rock/metal covers given a swinging spin.
    Sun., Oct. 21, 7pm  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Austin Fermentation Festival

    This is a free educational event celebrating all things fermented in Central Texas. Featuring 13 workshops focused on fermented foods and beverages; local chefs and vendors with wine, beer, cider, and other drinks; and – this is Austin, after all – some live music, too. Right there in the big library Downtown and (the music, we reckon) on its nearby lawn.
    Sun., Oct. 21, 11am-4pm. Free.  
  • Music

    Blind Boys of Alabama

    20th century spirituals.
    Sun., Oct. 21, 7pm  
  • Community


    CraftHER Market Fall ‘18

    A biannual pop-up space curated to amplify the talent and artistry of self-identifying women craft artisans and makers.
    Sun., Oct. 21, 11am-5pm  
  • Music

    Denzel Curry, City Morgue

    Every so-called SoundCloud rap success story boasts great hair, boundless energy, and stupid hooks for days, but Denzel Curry remains the clear-headed one with a distinct and substantial flow. The 23-year-old Raider Klan affiliate, exploding out of South Florida ahead of Smokepurpp and XXXTentacion, is on fire lately. Last year’s EP 13 built upon the aggressive trap of sophomore LP Imperial, while July’s Ta13oo arrived as Curry’s emotional apex.
    Sun., Oct. 21, 7pm  
  • Music

    Formula 1 w/ Britney Spears

    For the sixth time, COTA hosts Formula 1, featuring Super Bowl-style performances by mega pop stars Bruno Mars and Britney Spears. Fresh off her international Piece of Me Tour, the Las Vegas mother of “the next Bieber” has been nominated for this year’s People’s Choice Concert Tour award.
    Sun., Oct. 21  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Hausu (House) (1977)

    Signature Program: This 1977 Japanese film is a surreal, indefinable piece of horror/comedy, a must-see film for lovers of the inscrutable, the grotesque, the funky, and the eccentric.
    Sun., Oct. 21, 12:30  
  • Food


    Libation Bible School

    This here's an occasional Sunday afternoon educational drinking experience, an informative series hosted by cocktail maven (and Drink.Well owner) Jessica Sanders and a captivating roster of guest speakers. Not drunk history, but drink history: Learn about the tipple before you topple! With classes on American whiskey (Sept. 16), and agave-based spirits (Oct. 21). Note: Every class includes two cocktails and a guided spirits flight.
    $25 per class.  
  • Music

    Loudon Wainwright III

    Has the M*A*S*H star ever performed “Suicide is Painless”?
    Sun., Oct. 21  
  • Qmmunity

    Arts & Culture

    Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass Signing

    Celebrate the release of Lilah Sturges' latest graphic novel with the lady herself, tricks, treats, and more – oh my!
    Sun., Oct. 21, 2-3pm  
  • Arts


    Merlin Works: Improv at ZACH

    The latest graduation showcase from this acclaimed improv school also features those Known Wizards, rocking the stage all extemporaneous, and the doubly dangerous duo (pictured here, beer-moistened, in seeming innocence) of Kevlar: We're Bulletproof.
    Sun., Oct. 21, 8pm. $10.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    North by Northwest: Oktoberfest

    You know what'd be good right about now, fellow workaday toiler? A weekend full of beer, brats, and bands. That's craft beer and bratwursts and live bands, of course. And, lucky us, it's all happening at this festival of Germanically inflected cuisine and frivolity, during which there's also a stein hoisting contest, a brat eating contest, and – pardon us while we squeeeee – a canine costume contest! With a separate wiener-dog category! October, you're getting better every minute.
    Oct. 20-21. Sat., noon-9pm; Sun., 11am-7pm. $2 and up.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers, Part I

    Newly Restored: Four silent-era shorts selected by and discussed with UT's Dr. Donna Kornhaber.
    Sun., Oct. 21, 6:30  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    SouthPop Membership Drive

    Years past, they've been all about the fancy dinners and so on, but here, in 2018, the South Austin Popular Culture Center has decided to call in the faithful with "a big ole party and concert at Antone’s." It's a rockin' night of live music, raffles, silent auction, armadillo races, frito pies, and homemade SouthPop Tarts. With those Uranium Savages, Extreme Heat, and the SouthPop All-Stars. And how about Bill Kirchen, Joe King Carrasco, Rosie Flores, and Jesse Sublett bringing the music, too? Gotcha covered, citizen, see ya there!
    Sun., Oct. 21, 4-8pm. $20.  
  • Community


    Sunday Bloody Sunday Halloween Party

    Grab a free BM and a tamale, peruse the costumes for sale, and get ready to do the Time Warp – there will be a screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show and spooky tunes from DJ Dead or Alive.
    Sun., Oct. 21, 3-7pm. Free.  
    VINYL Beauty Bar, 2823 E. MLK
  • Arts


    Theorist Festival

    Dance, dance, and dance. And live music and films and more dance. And of course that's live music for dancing to, and films about dancing. And dance workshops and master classes, as well, because this is the latest edition of the annual Theorist Festival from that Amy Morrow and her restless cadre of kinetic savants – this time, 44 artists from across the U.S., México, Canada, India, and the Middle East – galvanizing the Zilker Hillside Theatre and other venues for four days and nights in the wake of ACL. See website for details, yes – and be prepared to move yourself around.
    Thu.-Sun., Oct. 18-21. Prices vary ($250 for an all-festival pass).  
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