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for Thu., Oct. 19
  • 43rd Annual Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

    Enjoy 5 stages of live music- Oompah at its Best, All Weekend, kids area, artisans, food concessionaires, cold beverages, stein hoisting, family lederhosen and dirndl, waltz and polka contests! Family festive fun, all weekend!
    Oct. 6-8  
  • Community

    Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

    Bat City Scaregrounds

    A fully immersive, multi-acre entertainment complex dedicated to all things Halloween, with three highly detailed haunted houses, live music, Vegas-style performances, seasonal food, and a dark market with 10 vendors.
    Sept. 29-Oct. 31. Open select Thu.-Sun. evenings and Halloween  
    Bat City Scaregrounds, 14101 South Turnersville Rd., Buda
  • Arts


    Chronicles of an Indigenous Offspring

    Inspired by James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son and Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me, Zell Miller III uses hip-hop culture, jazz aesthetics movement, and spoken word to weave an authentic tapestry offering a picture of what it means to be a person of color in this Southern city. This new show is "a therapeutic exhale that documents growing up Black in Austin, Texas," and "a love letter to cultural landmarks that have been erased from the city's consciousness, Chronicles also exposes the city's dark past. Famed photographer Ivan Millers's black-and-white images create a striking visual environment, and Miller's longtime musical collaborator Thomas "Hitman" Wheeler on percussion creates a funky sonic landscape.
    Oct. 12-Nov. 4. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $21-28 (pay what you can, Thursdays).  
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    Dance Carousel

    Founded in 2004 by Ellen Bartel, Dance Carousel – 40 dances in 40 minutes – is being re-introduced into the community after an 11-year hiatus. Two different programs will each showcase the work of ten different choreographers; each choreographer will create four one-minute dances that will be shown in a round, amounting to 40 minutes of dance. See website for details.
    Wed.-Sat., Oct. 18-21, 8pm
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    Emily Mann, Robert Schenkkan, and the Future of Theatre

    Here's an evening with award-winning playwrights Emily Mann and Robert Schenkkan, in celebration of their archives' arrival at the Harry Ransom Center. This intimate discussion will delve into their storied careers, the evolving landscape of American theatre, and the creative challenges and opportunities in the wake of COVID-19 closures.
    Thu., Oct. 19, 5pm. Free.  
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    Visual Arts

    Link & Pin Gallery: Chroma + Lux

    The name of this show derives from "chroma," from the Greek "khrōma" meaning color, and "lux," from Latin, meaning "light." Now artists Larry Akers and Janet Brooks bring the two together in an exciting intersection of styles, methods, and materials.
    Opening reception: Thu., Oct. 5, 6-8pm
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    Visual Arts

    Narrated Memories: Artworks by ACC Alumni

    This show features the work of three exceptional ACC alumni – no less than Laurie Frick, Heather Parrish, and Michael Villarreal – who reference the collecting and rebuilding of memories in their work, taking fragments of information from data sets, historical sources, or personal memory and assembling the ideas into new artistic forms.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Panic at the Paramount

    If you’re looking for 100% pure Halloween vibes, the Paramount is the place to be this spooky season. This year’s all-killer no-filler film lineup includes genre legends like Friday the 13th and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, instant classics Pearl and X, family fave Hocus Pocus, and more, all on the big screen in the historic theatre.
    Oct. 13-15, 19 & 23  
  • Arts


    State History Museum: Murders and Moontowers

    Join the crowd in the Texas Spirit Theater for this Halloween edition of the murder mystery musical comedy based on true events in 1880s Austin, Texas.
    Thu., Oct. 19, 5pm. $9-13.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Wally Workman Gallery: Continuum

    The painter Sarah Ferguson's new exhibition is an artistic journey delving into the profound connection between life, death, and the mysteries beyond. Through a harmonious interplay of finespun colors, shifting planes, and symbolic use of gold, her intention is to inspire viewers to delve into the enigmatic realms of existence and contemplate the patterns and milestones that govern our collective journey.
    Opening reception: Sat., Oct. 7, 6-8pm
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    Visual Arts

    Women & Their Work: Eye Moon Cocoon

    Virginia L. Montgomery's new solo exhibition is a surrealist thought-experiment about the philosophical praxis of atomic healing, featuring new video art, sound art, performance photographs, and sculptural objects that interweave psychoanalytic, mythological, and scientific textures.
    Opening reception: Sat., Oct. 7, 7-9 pm
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