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  • Open Enrollment for 2019 Marketplace Coverage

    Open Enrollment ends Dec. 15 - don't delay. There are new rates and plans, and financial assistance is available. This is the ONLY time of year most people can enroll or make changes to their health plan. Call 2-1-1 to find free, in-person enrollment assistance near you.
    Nov. 1-Dec. 15
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    District 1 and Mayoral Candidate Debate on Student Issues

    Still undecided? The candidates for mayor and D1 discuss topics presented by local college students.
    Mon., Oct. 29, 6:30-9pm  
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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.  
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      Visual Arts

      Prizer Arts & Letters: I Will Vote

      John Fiege’s photography, film, and art project illuminating young Texas voters and activists in the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections is on display at this excellent Eastside gallery, featuring a series of black-and-white portraits, video collage, and excerpts of interviews. Recommended, especially for anyone who gives a damn.
      Reception: Sat., Oct. 27, 6-9pm. Get the Vote Out Party: Thu., Nov. 1, 6-9pm
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      Queer Issues in Immigration CLE

      The Austin LGBT(Q) Bar Association and the Civil Rights and Immigration Section of the Austin Bar Association host UT professor Barbara Hines, Hansen & Taylor partner Stephanie Taylor, Litigation associate at Baker Botts LLP Maddy Dwertman to discuss the relationship between immigration laws and the LGBTQ community, and the evolution of these policies.
      Mon., Oct. 29, 11:30am-1pm. $25 LGBT Bar Association & Civil Rights and Immigration Sections ; $30 for non-members.  
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      Sports

      Austin Bold FC

      The city's newly minted United Soccer League team will be hosting games at COTA starting in March 2019. Season passes are now available.
      $189 for 20-game season pass.  
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      Theatre

      Austin Séance: Halloween Series

      A. Lucio and J. Dyer bring the séance experience to skeptics and believers alike, with each sitting held in the intimate Pony Shed located in the Vortex courtyard.
      Oct. 25-31. Thu.-Mon., 7 & 9pm; Mon.-Tue., 9pm. $16.
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      Out of Town

      “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit”

      Seventy years after the luxury liner sank in the Atlantic more than 150 items from the wreck were brought up from the ocean floor and brought together for this fascinating show. Timed tickets are required.
      June 2-Jan. 5
      Mayborn Museum, Waco
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      Bethany Lutheran Pumpkin Patch

      Tis the season to take a stroll through the pumpkin patch. Leave time to explore the photo ops, storytelling sessions, and activity stations.
      Daily, Oct. 12-31. Free.
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      Bikin' Betties Social Ride

      Social Cycling Austin presents Bikin' Betties, a weekly, beginner-friendly, all-ladies bike ride that ends with drink specials and fun activities (karaoke, mini-golf, outdoor movies, etc.) Along the way, bond with other two-wheelin' ladies. Join the Facebook group for ride details.
      Mondays, 8pm
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      City Office Closures

      Commercial plan reviews, residential plan reviews, and building inspections will not be performed from Monday through Wednesday, due to mandatory training.
      Mon.-Wed., Oct. 29-31  
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      Nightlife & Parties

      CupCake Bar Trivia

      Get schooled by Professor CupCake, leading Austin's gayest trivia game while Bobby Cook slings cheap drinks your way.
      Mondays, 7-9pm  
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      Early Voting

      Cast your ballot for the 2018 midterm elections early! Sites throughout the City and County will open polling places for early voting. Need help deciding who to vote for and learning the issues? Check out austinchronicle.com/elections for our ongoing coverage.
      Mon., Oct. 22 - Fri., Nov. 2; 7am-7pm  
      Anywhere you see "Vote Here"
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      Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm

      Get down to the farm for deals on pumpkins & gourds, free hayrides, a corn maze, scarecrow stuffing, and more.
      Sept. 22-Nov. 4. Free.
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      Geeks in Boots Gala

      After dinner & drinks, there will be live music and dancing. Proceeds benefit the E3 Alliance, an education collaborative working toward economic prosperity.
      Mon., Oct. 29, 7-9pm. $200.
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      Holiday Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Banks

      US Storage Centers has partnered with Move for Hunger to be a designated drop-off point in the community. Until the end of December, they will be collecting food items to donate to local food banks.
      Oct. 26-Dec. 28. Free.
      201 W. Stassney
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      Out of Town

      Inside Out

      The evolution of women’s undergarments is exposed in the groundbreaking exhibit that explores what’s under the fashions of the day.
      Sept. 20, 2018-Jan. 20, 2019
      San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo
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      Sports

      More Than a Game Party and Golf Tournament

      This two-day event is the largest fundraiser for the First Tee of Greater Austin. It starts on Sunday night with food, drinks, and a live auction. But don't get too carried away because the Captain's Cup golf tourney is on Monday morning.
      Sun.-Mon., Oct. 28-29  
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      Neighborhood Fishing

      The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is stocking 17 locations in 16 cities, including Austin, with channel catfish throughout the summer.
      Through November. Free with fishing license.
      Various locations
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      Pedestrian Advisory Council Meeting

      See agenda for details.
      Mon., Oct. 29, 6pm  
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      People For Bikes Community Survey

      Share your biking-in-the-city experiences with Austin leaders for a chance to win neat prizes while helping to improve local condition.
      Through Nov. 16  
      Online
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      Queerdalini: A Queer Yoga Experience

      A sweet and queer Kundalini-centric yoga class led by Gigi Grinstad and Haley Love. Designed for all genders, sizes, and levels.
      Mondays, 7:30-9pm. $10-15.  
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      Visual Arts

      Saddle Up: Texas Ranching Tradition

      This exhibition, produced by Joe Vitone and Lori Najvar, honors hardworking ranch families from Jeff Davis and Lavaca Counties, as they wrangle livestock, battle weather, and study markets to stay on the rugged landscape they love.
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      Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park

      Romp around some spooky woods at one of the largest Halloween attractions in the state. Sitting on 20 acres, the campus includes four haunted houses, along with a cafe, beers on tap, space for live music, vendors, fortune tellers, a witches' bonfire, and more.
      Weekends, Sept. 15-Nov. 2  
      149 Split Rail Ln., Smithville
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      Sports

      Texas State Women's Golf

      Jim West Challenge.
      Sun.-Mon., Oct. 28-29  
      Kissing Tree Golf Club, San Marcos
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      The Boozery: Haunted Bar Takeover

      It's prime spoopy time at the bungalow bar with a pop-up haunted house and drink specials named after local ghosts.
      Oct. 17-31
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      VOLUME

      In an effort to preserve women's histories in Texas, #bossbabesATX and Chulita Vinyl Club will accept donations of vinyl, zines, and prints from the community. Drop off items at any upcoming #bossbabesATX event between now and Nov. 15. You can also schedule a drop-off by emailing thebabes@bossbabes.org.
      Through Nov. 15. Free.
      605 N. Edward Gary St., San Marcos
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      Voter Drive

      The nonpartisan League of Women Voters is hustling to get the vote out. Grab a copy of their free voter's guide now through election day, or find a copy in our Oct. 26 issue!
      Through Tue., Nov. 6  
      Online
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      Workout! With Erica Nix

      Make exercise fun again. Dance, cardio and strength training workouts inspired by Richard Simmons, Jane Fonda, Big Freedia, and voguing.
      Mon. and Fri., 6:10-7:10pm. $15.
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      World Stroke Day

      Free health screenings, door prizes, live entertainment, guest speakers, healthy living vendors, and the latest information on stroke prevention and recovery.
      Mon., Oct. 29, 4-6pm. Free.  
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      Yoga

      Full Moon Yoga

      Charles MacInerney teaches classes all over town but also offers private instruction and hosts retreats. Once a month for 18 years, he has also hosted Full Moon Yoga – a free outdoor yoga class. Go online for location and time details.

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