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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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    Austin Design Week

    Celebrate Austin design through this (third annual) week of 100 free workshops, talks, studio tours, and events as the city celebrates its creative community.
    Nov. 5-9. Free, but RSVP.  
    Various locations
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    Austin, Meet Adyen

    Welcome Adyen, the payments platform that top tech brands use, to the neighborhood with a networking happy hour.
    Thu., Nov. 8, 6-8pm. Free.  
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    Beat the Odds Benefit Concert

    TV on the Radio performs to benefit Breakthrough Central Texas, an organization committed to helping kids be the first in their families to go to college.
    Thu., Nov. 8. $35 (VIP & sponsorships available).  
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    BRAVE Community Conversation on Mental Health

    Mental health experts and community champions serve as panelists to share information, tools, and experiences in this conversation about mental health and its impact on a personal, family, and community level.
    Thu., Nov. 8, 6:30-8:30pm. Free.
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    Changing the Story Gala

    Join the African American Youth Harvest Foundation to celebrate "resilience and determination to triumph over adversity" and help them in their mission to serve disadvantaged youth.
    Thu., Nov. 8, 5:30-10pm. $100.  
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    E.A.S.T.side Pop-Up Nights

    A night of drinking, dancing, and shopping under the Texas sky. Stay late and dance the night away with ulovei inside the Volstead.
    Thu., Nov. 8, 8pm. Free.
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    Finding Your Authentic Voice

    Featuring Dena Jansen, founder of Dena Speaks, in conversation about finding, honing in, and using your authentic voice to experience a more genuine connection to yourself and in relationship with others.
    Thu., Nov. 8, 4:30-6:30pm. $25.
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    Freedom Gala

    Join the Sanctuary Project for live music, dinner, drinks, dancing, and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit survivors of trafficking, violence, and addiction right here in Central Texas.
    Thu., Nov. 8, 7pm. $40.  
    Gather Venue Monroe, 411 W. Monroe
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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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    Help Clifford Help Kids

    The Jimmie Vaughan Trio – with Mike Flanigin, Jai Malano, and Soul Man Sam, among other greats – perform at this benefit show for American YouthWorks, a nonprofit bringing education, services, and job skills training to underserved communities.
    Thu., Nov. 8, 8pm. $25-50.  
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    Hoe Technology Will Transform Transportation & Mobility

    Presented by the Austin Forum on Technology & Society. Speakers include Karla Taylor & Jason JonMichael (City of Austin), Kathleen Baireuther (Ford), Barry Einsig (CAVita), Gregg Hansen (Maven), & Alex Sabatier (NVIDIA).
    Thu., Nov. 8, 5:45pm. 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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    Lumber Society: Water Purification

    Explore the basics of locating, collecting, and purifying wilderness water. Led by camp master Chris Hyde.
    Thu., Nov. 8, 6-8pm. $15.  
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    Maneras Misteriosas y Rituales de Mezcales

    Del Maguey will showcase some of their more unusual mezcals paired with fruits, nuts, and chocolate. Special performances from Tasche & the Angels and tarot card readings throughout the evening.
    Thu., Nov. 8, 8pm. Free.
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    Open House by Facebook Marketplace

    This is not your average pop-up. You'll be shopping in an actual house filled with items from Facebook's Marketplace. Proceeds benefit Foundation Communities, a local org providing affordable housing to families, veterans, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.
    Thu.-Sat., Nov. 8-10. Free.  
    1908 Garden
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    REVEAL Photo Exhibit

    The Heart Gallery of Central Texas, a program of Partnerships for Children, presents this special event meant to showcase children available for adoption, as captured by local photographers, in order to draw awareness to the foster care system.
    Thu., Nov. 8, 6:30pm. Free.  
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    The Austin Chronicle's "Best of Austin" Party

    The votes have been tallied and the results have been published; so now it's party time! Come celebrate the cream of the crop: We'll have readings by Mortified Austin, music from DJ GirlFriend, Superfónicos, and the Vaper Caves, plus lots of yummy bites and tarot card readings.
    Thu., Nov. 8, 6-9pm. $10-15.  
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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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