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    Día de los Muertos Celebration

    Austin's QPOC communities are invited to help allgo build a community altar – please bring something to add – in honor of Día de los Muertos. Art and performance by G'beda, Jeremy Wood, and Semente Amanda.
    Fri., Nov. 2, 6:30-8:30pm  
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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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      Comedy

      Immigrants, the Musical: No Place Like Home

      This is a Hamilton-inspired show in which, each week, a new monologist tells of their experience in coming from Mexico, from Russia, from Vietnam, from El Salvador, and more. Then the cast, directed by Lahari Dunn and Asaf Ronen, expands these stories into "fully improvised musicals, giving life to the emotion, the journey, and the laughs and hardships along the way." Note: The Chronicle's Robert Faires recently took in a show, and here's his reaction. Featured this final week: Marcia Sanchez from Mexico.
      Through Dec. 21. Fridays, 8pm. $10-12.  
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      Last Day of Early Voting

      You heard it here, kids. Make your voice heard today at the ballot box. Open 'til 7pm.
      Fri., Nov. 2, 7am-7pm  
      Anywhere you see "Vote Here"
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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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      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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      Sports

      Austin SpeedFest

      Get an up-close look at the cars before they race around the track; plus vendors and food on-site.
      Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-4  
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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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      Nightlife & Parties

      Crave: Friday Night Drag Show

      Maeve Haven gets her host on with CupCake, Grandma Steven, and Scarlett Kiss. These bbs are taking the stage at 10pm and offer an encore at midnight.
      Fridays, 10pm  
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      Design Matters

      The annual fundraiser for the Austin Community Design and Development Center is a panel discussion followed by a community celebration reception sponsored by Austin Energy Green Building.
      Fri., Nov. 2, 3-6:30pm. $25 suggested donation.
      Refinery, 612 Brazos
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      Dia de los Muertos at the ESB-MACC

      This two-day event includes an altar exhibition, live music, and dance performances, and an afternoon of activities for the whole family that includes piñatas, sugar skull decoration, face-painting, and more.
      Fri.-Sat., Nov. 2-3. Free.  
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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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      Civic Events

      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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      Out of Town

      Fall Festival of Roses

      The nursery grounds will be blooming with heirloom roses, featured speakers, planting tips, and tours.
      Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-4
      Antique Rose Emporium, Independence
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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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      Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

      Fandango de los Muertos

      ProyectoTEATRO invites you to be part of a mystical evening in the candle-lit San José Cemetery, where the entire community will take part in the authentic traditions of the Day of the Dead.
      Fri., Nov. 2, 10am-11pm. Free.
      San Jose Cemetery, 718 Montopolis
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      Fast Eddie's 20th Anniversary Celebrations

      Each month Fast Eddie's will feature a different theme, drink specials, and raffle prizes, leading up to the mother of all giveaways – a brand-new Chevy Camaro in the color of your choice. Ooooo eeeee!
      First Fridays through February 2019
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      Fast Eddie's Burlesque Night + 20th Anniversary Party

      Fri., Nov. 2, 8pm. Free.
      Fast Eddie's, 13945 Hwy. 183 N. Ste. 122-D
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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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      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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      Italo Disco

      Italian drink specials get you in the mood for dancing along with the live DJ.
      First Friday of every month, 7-11pm. Free.
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      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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      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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      Out of Town

      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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      Civic Events

      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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      Nightly Spirits Ghost Tours

      The two-and-a-half-hour tours begin at the upstairs bar of the paranormal-laden Buffalo Billiards and visit three more ghostly pubs: Russian House, the Gatsby, and Waller Creek.
      Fridays & Saturdays, 8:30pm (plus Halloween night, 7:30pm). $25.  
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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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      Party at the Polls

      On the last day of Early Voting, the Texas Youth Power Alliance – made up of Texas Rising, Youth Rise Texas, Jolt Texas and MOVE Texas – are throwing a party to get low-propensity voters to the polls! Expect live music, speakers, face painting and more. Plus, shuttles will be on site to take folks to nearby polling places.
      Fri., Nov. 2, 5-8:30pm
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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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      Arts & Culture

      Pink Elephant Radio

      Join Japan and YellaStud – creators of Austin's Pink Elephant Hip-Hop Fest for LGBTQ rappers, emcees, hip-hop artists, and more – for their new weekly radio show. Featuring loads of queer music and artists, and a few allies. Royalties Radio can be downloaded for iPhone and Android. See what they have to say about here.
      Fridays, 7-9pm. Through Nov. 30
      Download Royalties Radio app
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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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      Shiny and New Party: Womxn in Music ATX ReLaunch Celebration

      The celebration includes performances from Van Mary and Christelle Miller. Complimentary drinks will be provided by Nine Banded Whiskey and Cathead Vodka.
      Fri., Nov. 2, 8:30pm. $6, presale; $8 at the door.
      1205 E. Cesar Chavez
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      Sing Out for Safety: A Benefit Concert

      Featuring local musicians and drinks, snacks, awards, and more. Proceeds benefit Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project, a nonprofit providing free legal services for immigrant survivors of abuse in underserved areas of Texas.
      Fri., Nov. 2, 6-10pm. $15.  
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      Subaru Sapling Giveaway

      All trees come with instructions for planting and care.
      Fri., Nov. 2, 8am-5pm. Free.
      Austin Subaru, 8100 Burnet Rd
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      Sports

      Texas State Softball

      Vs. Temple College: Thu., Nov. 8, 5:30pm  
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      The Art of Giving Gala

      This fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area kicks off with a cocktail hour, followed by a dinner program and afterparty into the wee hours.
      Fri., Nov. 2, 6pm. $350.  
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      Out of Town

      The Promise

      Begun in 1989, this outdoor musical tells the story of Jesus Christ with a cast of hundreds, live animals, and amazing special effects.
      Fri. & Sat., Aug. 24-Nov. 3
      Glen Rose
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      Out of Town

      The Twist Off

      The Twist Off is not just a racing event; but a full weekend of music, camping, and moto-frivolity.
      Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-4. spectator $20 / sprinter $30.
      Little River Dragway, 13550 Texas 95, Holland
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      Kids

      Tortoise and Hare

      A new spin on the old fable with modern music, written by Allen Robertson and Damon Brown.
      Sept. 8-Jan. 27. $18-24.  
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      Travis County History Day

      Exhibits, food, music, giveaways, and more. County Judge Sarah Eckhardt and the Briscoe Center's Ben Wright will be on hand for special presentations.
      Fri., Nov. 2, 10am-noon. Free.  
      Commissioners Courtroom, 700 Lavaca
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      Out of Town

      UtopiaFest

      The outdoor music festival has moved for its 10th anniversary show to the hills outside Burnet with Patty Griffith, Lucas Nelson, and many more.
      Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-4
      Reveille Peak Ranch, Burnet
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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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      Wood Reclamation

      In need of a large log for an art project or milling? Parks and Rec's Urban Forestry Unit will provide, rain or shine.
      Fri., Nov. 2, 9am-3pm. Free.  
      PARD Reclamation Yard, 2405 Stratford
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      Out of Town

      Wurstfest

      The annual salute to sausages and all things Bavarian hosts a revolving list of bands and food.
      Fri.-Sun. Nov. 2-11
      New Braunfels
    Ongoing
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      Downtown Ghost Tours

      offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life.
      Fri.-Sat., 8pm
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      Emancipet Free Days

      This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org to find out.
      Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). 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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