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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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    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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    Settlement Home Charity Garage & Estate Sale

    It's the largest garage & estate sale in Texas, and there is something for everyone. Shop for vintage items, jewelry, vinyl records, antiques, furniture, art, rugs, clothing, books, electronics, sporting goods, holiday decorations, and more. All proceeds benefit the Settlement Home for Children, a nonprofit that serves children in foster care.
    Thu.-Sun., Nov. 1-4  
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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