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  • Hogeye Festival

    Come out to The 34th annual Hogeye festival held in historic downtown Elgin. The event is free and there will be live music, BBQ cook-off, carnival rides, kids activities, vendors, delicious food, shopping, and so much more. Fun for everyone!
    Sat. Oct. 23  
    Downtown Elgin
  • Lone Star Nursery Travelling Plant Show

    Step right up & get your garden questions answered! Lone Star Nursery is an organic grower that delivers to your door. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to shop with them in person. Dozens of prizes given away, at this eclectic plant sale. Fall annuals, perennials, medicinals, houseplants, succulents & more! Food & beverages + live entertainment for the whole family!
    Sat. Oct. 23, 12pm-4pm  
    Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co.
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    Día de los Muertos With ESB-MACC

    The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center's programming is mostly virtual this year, and it's time to begin preparations. To participate, you can register for a free sugar skull kit and watch instructional videos on creating them and other crafts, submit photos or videos of your ofrenda, enter the Catrina/calavera contest, visit the outdoor art installation, and more, all leading up to the digital program packed with performances and presentations.
    Sugar skull kit pickup: Oct. 26-30; digital program: Nov. 1-2  
    ESB-MACC and online
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    Final Call for RENT: Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants

    This program through the city of Austin provides full rent payment for income-eligible renters financially impacted by COVID-19. Get all the details on their FAQ and apply online.
    Applications due Tue., Dec. 8, noon  
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    Scare for a Cure

    Scare for a Cure is raising funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with a fun Halloween challenge. Participate by uploading photos of your spooky decor, and they'll make you a donation page that you can share with your fans, with the option of adding your location to the map. Everyone's welcome to visit the displays (virtually or IRL) and contribute to your faves.: Read more here.
    Through Nov. 9  
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    Shock the Vote ATX Online Auction

    Shock the Vote ATX is all about community engagement, with 80 cents of every dollar of profit going directly to featured local nonprofit orgs. And this auction is a chance to score some very cool items including an abundant selection of art by Tim Doyle, Devin Lawson, and others; autographed albums; a priceless Robert Plant signed and framed print – and so much more. You don't want to miss this one!
    Through Nov. 8, 8pm  
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    WIFT Hunt ATX

    You probably know about some of the local filming locations for Dazed and Confused, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Grindhouse, Friday Night Lights, and Office Space, but Women in Film & Television Austin is challenging you to visit them all. They've put together a handy map so you can hunt them all down, and to enter their scavenger hunt contest, post a selfie using #WIFTHuntATX and tag WIFT, or send it via email. You can also visit locations that aren't on the map if you're in the know. There are tons of cool prizes from local vendors, and all participants get a discount at the Gas Station in Bastrop. Get to hunting today; there are so many locations to visit!
    Through Nov. 12  
    Various locations; submit entries online
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    APH Recommendations for Safe Holidays

    Austin Public Health has published recommendations for celebrating Halloween and Día de los Muertos safely during the pandemic, encouraging families to make new traditions this year and be mindful of the risk level of holiday activities. Low-risk ideas like a candy hunt at home or virtual celebration are advised, and you can get more inspiration and advice on what to avoid with their helpful infographics online.
    Ongoing  
    Citywide
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    ATXelerator 2021 Application

    The ATXelerator aims to provide aspiring public officials with an experiential education on how Austin city government functions. This year's program will incorporate a hybrid learning model offering socially distanced, in-person activities as well as having all activities be available virtually.
    Deadline: Dec. 7. Application, free; tuition (if admitted), $195.  
    Online
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    Austin Scavenger Hunt

    Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
    Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
    Online and at home
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    Blue Action Democrats SWATX Meeting

    Join the Blue Action Dems (SW Austin) for monthly meetings. This month's meeting will cover the latest info on voting by mail and Austin ISD Board of Trustees candidates on the ballot this November.
    First Sundays, 2-4pm  
    Online
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    City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

    Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
     
    Online
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    Día de los Muertos 2020

    Day of the Dead is a time to celebrate those who have passed away. The varying layered traditions associated with the holiday, which originated in ancient Mexico, include altar making and imagery of calaveras (skeletons) in reverence for our ancestors and loved ones. ESB-MACC's virtual celebration offers a collective digital experience of this important holiday with livestreamed performances, presentations, and programs.
    Sun.-Mon., Nov. 1-2. Free.  
    Online
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    Día de los Muertos Goes Virtual

    Usually a street festival, this year you can go online to learn how to make an altar, shop for art, and see art exhibits.
    Through Nov. 13. Free.  
    Online from Corpus Christi
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    DC Law Veterans Day Fundraiser

    Through Veterans Day, DC Law is raising funds and matching donations up to $5,000 to Service Dogs Inc., which supports wounded veterans through partnerships with custom-trained service dogs.
    Through Nov. 11  
    Donate online
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    DIY Orienteering Course

    The Austin Orienteering Club kicks off the 2020/2021 season with a DIY orienteering course at one of their favorite venues: Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. Sign up to get the map and enjoy orienteering at your leisure.
    Through Nov. 8. $10-16.  
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    Eagle Nest Webcam

    The eagle cam is back after being dark for nearly two years, and the pair of eagles are building their nest in preparation of the eggs sometime in December or January. Watch their progress from home.
    Through early spring. Free.  
    Online via JBS Wetland Center, Seagoville
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    Frida Friday ATX October Virtual Holiday Market

    Shop from a virtual market full of independent BIPOC artists and community creatives, and meet featured vendors all week through the @fridafridayatx Instagram and Facebook pages. Special sessions from DJs Chorizo Funk, Diggy Dutch, and Karla KickIt round out the FF experience.
    Oct. 23-Nov. 2  
    Online
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    Halloween With EVO Entertainment

    Guests can visit the pumpkin patch each weekend and enjoy the outdoor bar, full menu, movie screenings, and live music, and enter the Great Halloween Giveaway for a chance to win a private screening at any EVO location.
    Fri.-Sun., Oct. 23-25 & Oct. 30-Nov. 1
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    Happy Fall Y'all

    Fall is beautiful in Texas, and Natural Bridge Caverns offers a gorgeous outdoor setting to enjoy the season, with daily attractions and special weekend events from live music to animal shows. Check out the Trail of Treats the last two weekends of October, which features special Halloween events for little ones.
    Weekends through Nov. 1  
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    Lend a Hand ATX

    Lend a Hand ATX, created by Austin Tech Alliance, is a platform to help skilled tech volunteers and those in need make critical community connections during the COVID-19 crisis. Create an account, make an offer or request, and find a match!
    April 24-Dec. 15  
    Online
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    Mesmerize Halloween

    Mesmerize offers "a safe way to celebrate spooky season" with extremely limited capacity in the gallery. Arrive in costume to be entered into the costume contest, enter the photo contest, see a brand-new installation, hear some eerie tunes, and sip some special bevvies.
    Oct. 28-Nov. 1. $25.  
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    Music School Virtual Open House

    Learn all about Orpheus Academy of Music with a free lesson, meeting with the director, and more.
    Sun., Nov. 1, 2-4pm. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    Pioneer Pumpkin Patch

    The photogenic Pumpkin Patch in the center of Pioneer Farms' historic village square offers a wide selection of pumpkins to chose from at great prices, and proceeds benefit their unique historical programming. Hay bales, scarecrows, and benches offer opportunities for family photo ops, and shoppers can buy pumpkins without paying museum admission. Sponsored by Precision Camera.
    Through Nov. 1. Thu.-Sun., 10am-4pm. Free.  
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    Project Connect Virtual Open House

    The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan.
    Online
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    Run for the Water

    This event benefits the Gazelle Foundation, an Austin-based nonprofit improving the lives of citizens of Burundi, Africa, through the building of water systems. Run, walk, or ride a route you choose and submit your time to get a T-shirt and goodie bag by mail.
    Through Sun., Nov. 8. $45.  
    Virtual
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    South Texas Book Festival Virtually

    This year’s online edition of the award-winning festival features Texas Poet Laureate Emmy Perez and other regional and national authors talking about their works and more.
    Thu.-Sun., Oct. 29-Nov. 1. Free.  
    Online from McAllen
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    Suffrage Now: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition

    Contemporary Texas women photographers share photos commenting on the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
    Aug. 6-Jan. 31  
    Online
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    Texas Renaissance Festival

    Wear your face covering to win prizes while watching the jousting, playing games, and buying food from Merry Olde England.
    Sat., Oct. 3-Sun., Nov. 29  
    Todd Mission
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    Texas Standard Store Opening

    The first retail store of the Texas menswear brand is now open, and gives back 10% of profits to Texas charities as part of its Ten for Texas initiative.
    Ongoing  
    4401 Guadalupe
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    The Escape Game Remote Adventures

    Play the Escape Game’s newest game, "Ruins: Forbidden Treasure," from anywhere in the world using Zoom. Control an avatar wearing a live feed camera, search 360° images of the room, and use items in your online dashboard to progress through the game. An expert game guide will be there to help along the way, just like the typical escape room. Assemble a team of friends, family, or co-workers, and see if you can escape within an hour!
    May 5-Dec. 20. $25/person.  
    Online
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    Tour the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s online exhibitions or take a virtual tour of Renzi, Bayou Bend, or the museum.
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    Trail of Treats

    Choose from a variety of activities including live music, a Happy Tails Entertainment petting zoo, trick-or-treating, and a mini hay maze, and get free admission to the AMaze’N Ranch Round-Up when you wear a family-friendly costume to the park.
    Oct. 24-25 and Oct. 31-Nov. 1  
    Natural Bridge Caverns, 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd., San Antonio
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    Twilight on the Trail Gala

    The Trail Foundation largest fundraiser of the year will take place in three separate sessions on the Four Seasons lawn with socially distanced tables and guests will be required to wear masks while not seated. There's also another option for Austin supporters to have food and drinks delivered the same evening.
    Sun., Nov. 1, 3-4, 4:30-5:30, or 6-7pm. $500+.  
    Online
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    Kids

    Virtual Music Lessons

    YMCA of Austin is partnering with Beyond the Grade to offer virtual music classes, so kids can learn from musicians in the community with custom lessons ranging from classical instruction to audio engineering and digital music programming.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Virtual Viva la Vida Fest

    Mexic-Arte Museum is taking their annual festival & parade to the digital street, with performances, ofrendas, and a virtual exhibit available online, as well as activity guides, recipes, and merchandise including Viva la Vida embroidered face masks.
    Sat., Oct. 31-Mon., Nov. 2, 5-6:30pm  
Ongoing
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    Austin FC Season Membership Deposits

    Austin's Major League Soccer team, Austin FC, is officially taking deposits for 2021 season memberships. Your deposit will reserve your spot in line, which means the earlier you purchase your membership, the earlier you're eligible to select your seats for the season.
    Ongoing. $50.  

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