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for Wed., Oct. 23
  • Texas Craft Brewers Festival

    Don't miss the state's largest celebration of independent Texas craft beer ever. The Texas Craft Brewers Festival returns, featuring 79 Texas craft breweries and approximately 200 handcrafted beers available for sampling. Plus, returning for the third year is the festival's opening night event "Partners in Craft." Held on Friday, September 27, the intimate evening event features a unique lineup of Texas collaboration beers, live music, local food vendors, artisans curated by Austin Flea, and a beautiful view of sunset on Lady Bird Lake.
    Sat. Sept. 28, 2pm-6:30pm  
    Fiesta Gardens
  • Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference

    Check out over 150 films across 7 venues during the Austin Film Festival including Hirokazu Koreeda's The Truth which tells the story a reunion between mother and daughter which quickly turns to confrontation: truths are told, accounts settled, loves and resentments confessed. Use promo code CHRONFP for $10 off Film Passes!
    Oct. 24-Oct. 31  
    Downtown Austin
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    The Umlauf: Michael Ray Charles

    Yeah, no, this is a monumental showing of work – including a series of paintings commissioned for the exhibition – by one of the best, most provocative artists working on this planet. The former Austinite (he taught at UT for 20 years) Michael Ray Charles "is known for art that investigates the legacy of historic racial stereotypes of African Americans. Since the 1990s, he's created complex, layered paintings that challenge stereotypes, power dynamics, and social and cultural hierarchies." Ah, words can't even – but our Arts Editor Robert Faires offers a fine preview right here.
    Through Jan. 3  
  • Arts


    BuzzKill at the Buzz Mill

    Looking for a regular Wednesday night stand-up showcase? Carlton Wilcoxson and Angelina Martin are the new hosts of Buzzkill at the Buzz Mill, and they're fixing to show you a laughing good time.
    Wednesdays, 9pm. Free.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Guzu Gallery: History of Horror

    Somebody get that Pyewacket fresh kibble! A veritable coven of 28 talented artists usher in the season of the witch with a terrifying new art show as that robust and graphics-forward gallery next to Austin Books & Comics pays respects to the spirits of yesteryear and the recent past – with more than 35 new works inspired by icons from the last 100 years of the horror genre. Bonus: The dark ambient electronics of Brandon Lynch will imbue the opening reception with foreboding textures and tones. And no one – no one – will say the word "spooktacular."
    Reception: Fri., Sept. 27, 7-10pm
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Modern Rocks: But I Remember When We Were Young

    Manchester-born Kevin Cummins has an international reputation as one of the world’s leading photographers and is famed for his portraits of musicians, including Joy Division, New Order, David Bowie, Nick Cave, Mick Jagger, Patti Smith, and Oasis. This weekend, Modern Rocks Gallery (now in its fifth year) launches the photographer’s first retrospective show in the United States, featuring his most iconic images.
    Reception: Sat., Sept. 28, 7-10pm. Free, but RSVP.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Night of the Living Dead (1968)

    Alamo Drafthouse of Torment: Try with all your might but Romero's granddaddy of the modern flesh-eating zombie movies gets under your skin. Bring your own chairs; food and beverages for sale on site.
    Wed., Oct. 23, 7:30  
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Texas Conference for Women

    The Texas Conference for Women – the state's largest professional development conference – celebrates its 20th anniversary with special keynotes from USWNT's co-captain and equality advocate Megan Rapinoe; award-winning actress, producer, director, and activist Tracee Ellis Ross, Morgan Stanley Executive Carla Harris, and way more with the goal of promoting diversity and inclusion for women of color and queer women.


    Tickets to the main conference (Oct. 24) are sold out, but tickets for opening night are still available and provides a "taste" of what the main conference is like in condensed timeframe and lower price. It's also possible to purchase Conference Day Livestream ($50) to watch the keynotes and your choice of two breakout sessions. See site for details.

    Wed., Oct. 23, 5-9pm; Thu., Oct. 24, 7am-5pm. $40-50.  
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