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  • 42nd Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

    Oktoberfest, the family-oriented German, is poised to again attract lots of folks for its 42nd anniversary at the Polka Capital of Texas! The oom-pah-pah echo of 41 previous years will carry over in the hearts and minds of people who have made Oktoberfest an annual tradition. Enjoy Bratwurst, legendary potato
    Sept. 30-Oct. 2  
    Fredericksburg Marketplace
  • Austin Eastciders Cherry Lime Cider Release Party

    🍒💥Join Austin Eastciders for their Cherry Lime Release Party! First taste of Austin Eastciders' Cherry Lime Cider, Live Music, Cherry Lime Frozen Slushies, & More!
    Sat. Oct 1, 1pm  
    Austin Eastciders: The Collaboratory
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  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    ACC Art Galleries: Quotations from Daily Life

    This exhibition brings together the work of seven ACC Studio Art faculty members – Jill Bedgood, Jonas Criscoe, Melanie Hickerson, Brian Johnson, Haydeé Victoria Suescum, David Thornberry, and Gary Webernick – who work in a range of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, assemblage art, and sculpture.
    Through Oct. 27  
  • Qmmunity

    Arts & Culture

    Angelina Martin

    Local queer comedy powerhouse and Buzzkill badass Angelina Martin has her first headline weekend with several funny honeys opening for her – including Carlton Wilcoxson, Yola Lu, Tyler Groce, Irielle Wesley, and Andrew Wagner.
    Sept. 23-24. Fri., 8pm; Sat., 8 & 10pm. $10.  
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    Visual Arts

    Ao5 Gallery: Gabe Leonard Live Painting

    Gabe Leonard? Yeah, that painter with the downright cinematic style? He's back at Ao5 for this one night only. Reckon you'll want to RSVP to have your name entered for a chance to be painted. Reckon you'll be glad that the evening's refreshments are courtesy of Desert Door Texas Sotol.
    Fri., Sept. 23, 6-9pm. Free.  
  • Music

    Ash Lauryn, Brett Johnson, Shani

    Current lineups and, frankly, dance floor representation may belie the fact that when house and techno first got off the ground in America, Black (and queer) communities in Chicago and Detroit were the ones making it happen. Expect Atlanta-based, Detroit-native journalist, DJ, and producer Ash Lauryn to lay down an impossibly smooth deep house set at Club Eternal on Friday at an intimate party with the heads until the wee hours. Lauryn’s Underground & Black blog and NTS Radio show platform Black artists too often unseen on dance floors so white. Underground hero DJ Shani, local Shared Frequencies Radio resident Lupie, and Might Be Magic co-host/bona fide legend Brett Johnson join.
    Fri., Sept. 23, 10pm  
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    ASO Season Opener: Virtuosity

    The Austin Symphony Orchestra opens its newest season with this Masterworks series performance that features Benedetto Lupo (piano) dazzling in a program of Estacio's Wondrous Light, Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36. Conducted with style and verve, as ever, by Peter Bay.
    Fri.-Sat., Sept. 23-24, 8pm. $20-100.  
  • Arts

    Dance

    Blue Lapis Light: Belonging

    Ah, here's a kinetic spectacle that you'll never forget. This is Blue Lapis Light's site-specific dance that features aerialists dancing on the parking garage windows above True Food Kitchen and on the Seaholm Power Plant stacks, along with ground-based dancers performing on the Plaza. Digital media accompanies the performance, evoking the beauty of our planet and how our actions affect the environment.
    Through Sept. 24. Thu.-Sat., 8:15pm. $25-60.  
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    Visual Arts

    Butridge Gallery

    The Bliss of Solitude Saul Jerome E. San Juan presents his plein-air paintings, featuring new watercolors painted in Wimberley and the Big Bend region of West Texas in July 2022. Fragments of the Landscape Tiffany Heng Hui Lee utilizes shape, color, and texture to create mixed-media collages, paintings, and sculptures to capture segments of the natural landscape. Nature in Vogue Inspired by runways, stores, and fashion magazines, Neena Buxani’s vibrant paintings of flora and fauna highlight the glamour of the natural world.
    Artist talks: Wed., Oct. 5, 7pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Clerks and Clerks II

    Catch a double feature of the low-budget 1994 cult classic and its 2006 follow-up to get up to speed before Clerks III.
    Fri., Sept. 23, 8:15pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Fantastic Fest

    Badges are now available for the ultimate genre film festival, with options for those who want to enjoy it from the couch all the way to "Cult Member," with eight days of film, parties, super-secret special events, and more. A few features from last year's fest were Lamb, The Black Phone, and V/H/S/94.
    Sept. 22-29  
  • Music

    Itchy-o, Thor & Friends

    There are no members of itchy-O. There is only itchy-O. There is no leader of itchy-O. There is only itchy-O. Denver’s 57-strong masked nightmare front-line electro taiko mariachi neo-tribal collective does not perform music, it creates ritual. Two months after completing a tetrapolar purification ceremony at the Fillmore Auditorium, the quasi-official house band for the Fantastic Fest film festival returns after a five-year hiatus for its latest Austin invocations: one for the festival faithful (badge required), then a sky-carving night at the Far Out Lounge.
    Fri., Sept. 23, 8:30pm  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Lydia Street Gallery: SUM of the Parts

    Valerie Fowler, that acclaimed painter of natural phantasmagoria, returns with a new show. Says the artist: "I began this body of work feeling scattered, a little spent and rudderless, then walloped by unrelenting heat, the worst in my memory, and I’m a lifelong Texan… Beyond the walls of my studio, fires and floods were happening seemingly everywhere, and the Arctic ice cap was melting four times faster than scientists had previously understood. I felt exhausted from the challenge to maintain hope. I decided to just keep at the work, following curiosity, making pieces that reflected my scattered consciousness." Suggestion: Give your eyes a glimpse of the wild sublime and soak in the glory of what Fowler's brushes and pigments so vividly capture.
    Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 23, 6-9pm. Free.
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Manifest Minifest Short Play Festival

    Strengthening their mission to showcase new and diverse works, New Manifest Theatre Company presents the fourth annual Manifest Minifest short play festival, featuring staged readings of originals plays by Raul Garza, Ava Love Hanna, Baylee Shlichtman, and Kris Thompson – and talkback discussions with the playwrights following each performance.
    Thu.-Sat., Sept. 22-24, 8pm. $5.
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    Visual Arts

    Northern-Southern Gallery: Outer Middle

    Brad Tucker has made some amazing new works: cheerfully complex, savvy, funny, reflective, and beautiful. Transmountain's design work is Italo-modern by way of El Paso, embedding critical reflections into luxurious forms, using material as grammar. Together, this pairing soars.
    Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 23, 2-6pm
  • Community

    Events

    Paws & Pours for AHS

    If you'll be out and about in October and you love animals, here's a chance to maximize your fun and support Austin Humane Society. Simply buy a passport and all month you'll get free glasses of wine, free flights, and other paw-some specials at more than two dozen spots, along with a beverage and koozie from Mighty Swell. Buy online or at a kickoff party at Hank's (5811 Berkman, Oct. 4, 4-6pm); Easy Tiger (1501 E. Seventh, Oct. 5, 5-7pm); or Jo's Coffee (1000 E. 41st, Oct. 7, 9-11am).
    Oct. 1-31. Passes available after Sept. 22. $40.  
    Multiple locations
  • Music

    Peso Peso, Quin NFN, GMSE King Savage, Wactron, KHop, Jurhykeem, Ms Gold, Moneymade Nero, Sloan God, TWE Jay, Konvrse, Big Foreign, Impala Boy Spank, Flawless & Wild Boi James, Lilzacthedj

    No-nonsense Eastside rhymer Quin NFN performs on a co-headline bill with Galveston’s Peso Peso. Supporting acts include Wacotron, GMSE King Savage, and Ms Gold.
    Fri., Sept. 23, 9pm  
  • Community

    Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

    Pumpkin Nights

    Venture along a half-mile walking path, where you’ll discover the Forbidden City, a Pirate’s Cove, and more fantastical lands built using over 5,000 hand-carved real and artificial pumpkins. The celebration continues with entertainment and games in the Village festival area.
    Sept. 22-Oct. 30. Mon., Wed. & Thu., 6-11pm; Fri.-Sun., 6-11:30pm. $14-26; kids under 3, free.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Shining City

    Longtime Austin theatre company Different Stages opens a new season with this complexly haunting play by Conor McPherson, in which a man is visited by the ghost of his dead wife. Directed by Norman Blumensaadt, with performances by Rick Felkins, Sam Grimes, Weston Smith, and Adrienne Gilg.
    Through Oct. 9. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $25 and up.  
  • Community

    Events

    Texas Tribune Festival

    A multiday celebration of big, bold ideas about politics, public policy, and news – all taking place just steps away from the Texas Capitol. Speakers and panelists include political candidates and officeholders, journalists, and nonprofit leaders, from local officials to nationally known names.
    Sept. 22-24. $269.  
    Downtown Austin
  • Arts

    Theatre

    The Virgin Trial

    Playwright Kate Hennig explores the contemporary themes of victim shaming, sexual consent, and the extraordinary ability of girls becoming women as she reimagines the scandalous and little-known story of fifteen-year-old Elizabeth the First before she was Queen. Directed by Michael Cooper for the Alchemy Theatre.
    Through Sept. 24. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $25 and up.  
    130 N. Pedernales St. #318
  • Arts

    Dance

    Ventana Ballet: Night Birds

    The Cathedral and Ventana Ballet flock together again for the immersive presentation of this avian-themed program featuring six dancers, three cellists, and vibrant art from the atxGALS collective. Bonus: a complimentary bar experience that offers bird-themed cocktails.
    Thu.-Fri., Sept. 22-23, 6 & 9pm. $45-250.
  • Music

    Wannabes, Living Pins, Wammo & Friends

    Until the world will bestows Nineties Austin with the same cultural cache as the Seventies outlaw country and Eighties guitar-slinger eras (and not just because it spawned Spoon), don’t expect Wammo to let his birthday pass quietly. The veteran ATX poet/rocker/weirdo blows out candles at Electric Lounge sub ABGB with scene kings Wannabes in their original early Nineties incarnation, modern psychsters the Living Pins (Carrie Clark of Sixteen Deluxe and Pam Peltz), Glass Eye’s Kathy McCarty, former fellow Asylum Street Spanker Guy Forsyth, longtime Wammo pal Bruce Salmon, and, of course, the man himself, with whatever gang of wackjobs and ne’er-do-wells he rounds up as sidekicks.
    Fri., Sept. 23, 7pm
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  • Community

    Out of Town

    "Tangible/Nothing"

    In the first reinstallation of the collection galleries since it opened in 2019, Ruby City will present an exhibit of artwork from the Linda Pace collection by national and international artists.
    Through July 30, 2023  
    Ruby City, San Antonio
  • Community

    Events

    "Texas Governors and Their Times, 1846-1946"

    This exhibit showcases materials from the State Archives documenting the official work and daily business of the state’s chief executive spanning 100 years. Can't visit in person? It's available to explore online.
    Sept. 19, 2022-May 15, 2023. Free.
  • Community

    Events

    "Under the Tent" Music Series

    A night of soulful music from Wendy Colonna under an authentic Bedouin tent on the lush and meditative grounds of ResonateATX.
    Fri., Sept. 23, 7-10pm. $30-40.  
    ResonateATX, 6516 Shirley
  • Music

  • Music

    Abe the Ambassador

    Fourth Friday of every month, 6pm
  • Music

    Abram Shook

    Fri., Sept. 23, 9:30pm
  • Community

    Events

    ACL Festival Load-In Closures

    With the behemoth of a festival just around the corner, residents can expect road closures and verious lot closures around Zilker as the fest (Oct. 7-9 & 14-16) sets up and breaks down. In addition, the park will be closed for other uses beginning Sept. 26. The city has a handy map and schedule of all the details online for those who want to prepare.
    Sept. 19-Oct. 21  
    Zilker Park and surrounding area
  • Music

    Adam Johnson

    Fri., Sept. 23, 6:30pm
  • Music

    Adam Johnson

    Fri., Sept. 23, 6:30pm

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