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  • 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
  • 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
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    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.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    The Play That Goes Wrong

    "Broadway’s funniest and longest running," they tell us of this play-about-a-play. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, in which things go from bad to disastrous – with an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). This hilarious spectacle at the Bass has a professional cast touring from Broadway – because, yup, it takes mighty big skills to pretend to fuck things up this badly.
    Oct. 23-28. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 7pm. $25 and up.  
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    Bumble Bizz: Mindfulness Matters

    The theme is "Mindfulness in the Workplace." There will be presentations from the Kindness Campaign and Live a Great Story, along with yoga and healthy snacks. It's free, but you gotta download the Bumble app.
    Tue., Oct. 23, 5:30-8:30pm. Free.  
    Relay Coworking, 1023 Springdale Rd
  • Food

    Food Events

    Easy Tiger: Shacksbury Harvest Party

    Only thing better than a big ol' Easy Tiger pretzel is a big ol' Easy Tiger pretzel washed down with some excellent cider, right? Answer: No. Because, see, this week the Tiger has flown in a batch of wild apples from Vermont and will be dishing up fresh Tarte Normande (apple tart with cream filling) to accompany a four-cider flight of craft brews from Shacksbury. OMG, catch you next time, pretzels – this E.T. Tuesday is all about the tarts.
    Tue., Oct. 23, 5pm-12mid  
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    Golden Door Gala

    This is the biggest fundraiser for the Anti-Defamation League. There will be a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and dessert, and a keynote from Christian Picciolini.
    Tue., Oct. 23, 6-10pm  
  • 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.
    Tue., Oct. 23, 6:00  
  • Arts

    Books

    Hotel Ella Salon: Thursday Night Lights

    In which author Michael Hurd discusses the untold story of African-American high school football. Note: Hurd also presents his newest volume at BookPeople on the Saturday before this gig.
    Tue., Oct. 23, 6-8pm. Free.  
  • Music

    Maggie Rogers, Mallrat

    A post-viral breakout via Pharrell-approved hit “Alaska,” NYU grad Maggie Rogers shaped a folk-influenced dance pop EP with natural sounds and refreshingly organic electronics. The rural Maryland songwriter/producer now previews a 2019 album with undeniable synth cut “Light On,” reflecting earnestly on her atmospheric rise. As Mallrat, Australian songwriter Grace Shaw, 20, delivers slick electro-pop with a hip-hop edge on In the Sky.
    Tue., Oct. 23, 7pm  
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    Reverend Horton Heat, Junior Brown

    As Dallas psychobilly king Jim Heath prepares the forthcoming Whole New Life for November 30, he begins his yearly six-night “revidency” at SoCo’s venerable house of roots. Chock-full of special guests and hand-picked openers, the Rev.’s joined by Junior Brown the first two nights, Flaco Jiménez on Thursday. Opening: Whitney Rose (Tue.), Scott H. Biram (Wed.), and Joe “King” Carrasco (Thu.). Time to testify!
    Tue., Oct. 23, 11:30pm  
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    Street Sects, Exhalants, Burnt Skull

    Behind brilliant 2016 debut End Position, Street Sects broke into industrial and hardcore circles nationally before many Austinites experienced their seizure-inducing concerts. Shaun Ringsmuth continues expanding a craftily composed melee of drum machine beats, black noise bursts, and B-movie samples on The Kicking Mule, while singer Leo Ashline’s gone extra cathartic. Noise punk marauders Exhalants and harsh art duo Burnt Skull maximize terror.
    Tue., Oct. 23, 9pm  
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    The Lemon Twigs, Jungle Green

    Brian and Michael D’Addario put Greta Van Fleet to shame.
    Tue., Oct. 23, 8pm  
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