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  • Learn Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety and Depression

    Interested in exploring a different way of being and living in the world instead of your head? Join the innovative class at MBCT Austin to learn how to be mindful in your daily life and respond to your feelings rather than react to them. You'll learn a unique approach to mindfulness meditation, a practice which has been scientifically proven to change brain chemistry and neuronal structure permanently for the better. The course includes eight (8) classes from 7:00-9:00p.m. on Wednesdays and a half day Saturday retreat. Next course begins April 24th.
    Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm  
    Office of Michele Hauser, M.D.
  • Pinballz Lake Creek Grand Reopening

    Pinballz is celebrating the grand reopening of their Lake Creek location to celebrate their massive expansion! New features are the world's first four-person VR arena, North Austin’s largest LED laser tag arena, go karts, bumper cars, and so much more! There will be hourly game card giveaways and numerous competitions throughout the day!
    Sat. Apr. 27, 11am-7pm  
    Pinballz Arcade Lake Creek
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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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    Theatre

    Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

    Penfold Theatre and Doctuh Mistuh Productions reprise their version of Jonathan Christenson's "wildly theatrical musical play that combines haunting music, poetic storytelling, and stunning stagecraft to tell the life story of Edgar Allan Poe." Say, did people actually enjoy this thing the last time it was presented? Oh, we daresay.
    Through Nov. 10. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $15-30.
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    Special Screenings

    Silent Films Out Loud

    Halloween Edition: Two horror classics – 1910’s Frankenstein and 1928’s The Fall of the House of Usher – along with the lightly frightful Buster Keaton short "Haunted House" will come alive thanks to new scores from Austin-based composers Jackie Myers, Bob Hoffnar, Dave Biller, and Jean Hasse.
    Thu., Nov. 1, 7:00  
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    AURA Townhall With Randy Clarke

    AURA members are invited to an evening with the new president and CEO of Capital Metro to hear more about his plans for the city's transit system.
    Thu., Nov. 1, 6:30-8pm  
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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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    Austin Senior Games

    The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Aging Is Cool are bringing together active, older adults (ages 50+) to compete in around the world basketball, bocce, cycling, golf, horseshoes, and more.
    Thu.-Sat., Nov. 1-3  
    Various locations
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    Out of Town

    Ayomi Yoshida Exhibition

    The Japanese artist makes her Texas debut with a large-scale multimedia exhibition that evokes a pool with flowers falling into it that complements the center’s water garden.
    Tue.-Sun., through Jan. 13. Free.
    Asia Society Texas Center, Houston
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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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    Beauty of Life

    This benefit for Hospice Austin features keynote speaker Molly Carroll. You'll also have brunch, a chance to network, a silent auction, and time to shop local vendors.
    Thu., Nov. 1, 9:30am-noon. $175 and up.  
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    Special Screenings

    Cartel Land (2015)

    Controversy & Conversation: Vigilante groups on both sides of the border fight the Mexican cartels in this harrowing doc.
    Thu., Nov. 1, 6:30. Free.  
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    Chari Kelly Fundraiser With Rep. Lloyd Doggett

    A fundraising dinner for Chari Kelly, Democratic nominee for Justice in Place 3 on the Third Court of Appeals.
    Thu., Nov. 1, 5-7pm. $50+ suggested donation.  
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    City Council Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Thu., Nov. 1, 10am  
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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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    Do512 & Hotel Vegas Present: Día de los Muertos

    with food specials, face-painting, mariachi music, and an Eastside Pop-up Market.
    Thu.-Sat., Nov. 1-3. Free.
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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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    El Buen Samaritano Mobile Food Pantry

    A mobile food pantry providing emergency food assistance to families with financial limitations. Fresh produce, cooking help, and nutrition education available. No appointment is necessary.
    First and third Thursdays, 9am-noon.
    Del Valle Community Center, 3518 FM 973, Del Valle
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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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    First Thursday

    Music, food, and shopping.
    Free.
    South Congress
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    Ghost Walk Austin

    Meet Downtown and take a tour of Austin's most ghoulish places while hearing tales of murder, mystery, and unrequited love.
    Thursdays-Saturdays (and some Wednesdays), 8pm. $20, adults; $10, kids 10 and under.  
    242 W. Second
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    Health & Wellness Lecture Series

    This monthly series at the Downtown library focuses on a different theme each session: from nutrition to chronic pain to cedar fever. The featured speaker at each is Chris Goddin, an acupuncturist and integrative medicine specialist.
    First Thursdays, 7pm. Free.
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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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    Kim Olson With Evan Smith

    Agriculture Commissioner hopeful Kim Olson sits down with Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith to talk public service and policy. Attend live or watch online.
    Thu., Nov. 1, 7:30-9am. Free.  
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    Kwame Anthony Appiah's Keynote Lecture: "Social Identities and the Good Life"

    Appiah, a professor of philosophy and law at New York University, will share experiences from writing "The Ethicist" column in The New York Times along with central ideas from his recent book, The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity.
    Thu., Nov. 1, 4-6:30pm. Free.  
    UT's Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium, 2313 Red River
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    Out of Town

    Lost River Film Festival

    Combining new short films and features, the festival also offers workshops, interactive events, parties, and concerts.
    Thu.-Sun., Nov. 1-4
    San Marcos
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    Minority- and Women-Owned Business Certification

    Business owners interested in government contracts are invited to learn more about the certifications available to small minority- and women-owned businesses.
    Thu., Nov. 1, 10am-noon. Free.  
    Small & Minority Business Resources, 4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd.
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    Sports

    Morning Walk Austin

    Meet at Jo's for a cuppa coffee, then take a stroll through Downtown Austin with an ATX tour guide.
    Ongoing. Wed.-Sat., 10-11:30am. $10-20.
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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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    NFBPA Central Texas Chapter's Regional Leadership Summit 2018

    The Central Texas Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators hosts two days of workshops, forums, panel discussions, and keynote speeches to address today's complex issues of race. Attendees will leave with tools and strategies to effectively manage these issues and produce positive outcomes.
    Thu.-Fri., Nov. 1-2, 7am-7pm. $130-210.  
    Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, 4140 Governors Row
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    Open Enrollment Health Insurance Help – North

    It's that time of the the year, again. Don’t miss your chance to switch your health insurance plans or get covered via the Marketplace with support from Foundation Communities. (Seriously, they're the best!) For more info visit the website or call 211.
    Nov. 1-Dec. 15: Mon.-Thu., 9am-7pm; Fri.-Sat., 9am-4pm; Sun. 1-5pm. Free.
    Community Financial Center North, 5900 Airport Blvd.
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    Open Enrollment Health Insurance Help – South

    It's that time of the the year, again. Don’t miss your chance to switch your health insurance plans or get covered via the Marketplace with support from Foundation Communities. (Seriously, they're the best!) For more info visit the website or call 211.
    Nov. 1-Dec. 15: Mon.-Wed., 10am-7pm; Thu., 10am-4pm; Fri.-Sat., 9am-1pm. Free.
    Community Financial Center – South, 2600 W. Stassney
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    Past, Present, Pease: Celebrating 10 Years of Pease Park Conservancy

    Guests will enjoy cocktails, a family-style dinner from the Peached Tortilla, live music from Jonathan Terrell, and a live auction in Pease Park’s Big Field.
    Thu., Nov. 1, 6-9pm. $250.  
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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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    Out of Town

    Rockport Film Festival

    Movie lovers will experience a program of independently produced shorts, documentaries, and features.
    Thu.-Sat., Nov. 1-3
    Rockport
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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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    Theatre

    Shakespeare in the Dark: Macbeth

    The Filigree Theatre presents the blood-drenched Scottish play as an immersive horror show performed entirely in the dark in the Driskill Hotel. If this works well, it'll be mostly due to the power of Shakespeare's words – as abetted, of course, by the company. If this works well, it'll be an intensely creepy and enjoyable experience. We're figuring yes.
    Oct. 31-Nov. 4. Wed.-Fri., 8pm; Sat.-Sun., 2 & 8pm. $15-20.  
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    Signature Chefs Auction

    Twenty local chefs will showcase their creations. There's also cocktails, auction items, and other entertainment. Proceeds benefit March of Dimes.
    Thu., Nov. 1, 6:30-9pm. $350; sponsorships available.
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    Sports

    St. Edward's Volleyball

    Vs. Texas A&M International: Thu., Nov. 1, 7pm. Vs. St. Mary's: Sat., Nov. 3, noon  
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    The Rewind

    Old-school, vinyl turntable mix show fundraising event every Thursday night on the Terrace 59 Rooftop.
    Through Dec. 27. Thursdays, 10pm. Free.
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    Thursday Night Social Ride

    Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three.
    Thursdays, 7pm
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    Nightlife & Parties

    UnBEARable: Halloween Hangovers

    Join Bulimianne and Chique for an October send-off to remember with Miss Anne Thrope, Sylvia Hatchett-Purchase, and Sheiman Marcus.
    Thu., Nov. 1, 10:30pm-1:30am  
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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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    Kids

    Wake Up, Brother Bear!

    Watch Brother Bear and Sister Bear experience a full year of glorious seasons: see a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase an elusive fish, and skate on an icy pond. Children are invited to join the action to help create magical moments. (Geared toward ages 6 and under.)
    Through April 21. Tue. & Thu., 10am & noon; Sun., 2pm. $10 and up.  
    ZACH North, 12129 RR 620 N. #10
Ongoing
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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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