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  • 2019 Formula 1 Emirates United States Grand Prix

    The pinnacle of motorsports returns to Circuit of the Americas for a weekend-long celebration of speed and sound on November 1-3, 2019. Watch as the world’s best drivers take on COTA’s hairpin turns at the Formula 1 Emirates United States Grand Prix and experience electrifying performances from P!NK, Imagine Dragons and Kool & the Gang.
    Nov. 1-3, 2019  
    Circuit of the Americas
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  • Arts

    Dance

    Dance Waterloo: Vital

    The public is invited to act as both observer and participant through a series of free dance performances by Dance Waterloo, inspired by Waterloo Greenway’s revitalization of Symphony Square, Waller Creek, and the surrounding urban greenspace.
    Thu.-Sun., Oct. 24-27, 7:30pm. Free.  
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      Visual Arts

      Atelier 1205: Carry the Remainder

      This showcase features the mixed-media work of Laura Caffrey – who finds beauty in the intentionally discarded and the inadvertently abandoned, the crumpled and cracked, and the back sides of things – and the digital collage work of Dave McClinton – who combines his love of photography, art, and graphic design to create works that speak powerfully to the viewer. Oh, and here's our review of a recent McClinton show.
      Through Nov. 8
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Austin Film Festival

      The eight-day film festival focuses on industry creatives more than celebrity red carpet fodder. Festival pass costs range from $65 to $650 for the all-powerful Producers Badge, and are available online or at the venues (get $10 off Film Passes with promo code CHRONFP). Highlights include Terrence Malick’s latest film, A Hidden Life; Hirokazu Koreeda's The Truth; and a screening of the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend documentary feature with series creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna in attendance.
      Oct. 24-Oct. 31  
      Various locations
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      Visual Arts

      Big Medium: Happiness Is a Journey

      This exhibition chronicles the daily life and art of Bear Lopez, East Austin resident of 60 years, a steadfast witness to the transformation and gentrification of our city's sunrise side. Artists Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan met Bear at the Austin American-Statesman’s printing warehouse where Lopez has been working for more than 20 years without a single day off, delivering papers.
      Reception: Fri., Oct. 18, 7-10pm
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      Civic Events

      Early Voting

      Cast your vote for Propositions A and B, two city-based citizen initiatives placed on the ballot by local petition drives; one Travis County prop regarding the Hotel Occupancy Tax; and 10 state constitutional amendments. For more info and our endorsements, visit austinchronicle.com/elections.
      Oct. 21-Nov. 1. Mon.-Sat., 7am-7pm; Sun., noon-6pm  
      Wherever you see a “Vote Here/Aquí” sign
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      Events

      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 are outdoor horror screenings for those who enjoy their spine tingling in fear.
      Oct. 3-6, 9-31; Nov. 1-2. $20+.  
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      Theatre

      BedPost Confessions: Fly as I Dare

      Stories shared here explore themes of sexuality, gender identity, dating, marriage, masturbation, break-ups, health, and more. This month's featured performers are Chola Magnolia, Nikki DaVaughn, sex therapist Adam Maurer, and the ladies of Rapt Aerial Dance: Tolly Moseley, Kari Burke, and Angela Kaylor. With your hosts, Miranda Wylie and Sadie Smythe, and music by Eddie Campos Chorizo Funk.
      Wed.-Fri., Oct. 23-25, 8pm. $30.  
    • Music

      Berkshire Hounds, Mean Jolene, Otis the Destroyer, The Oysters, Annabelle Chairlegs

      Heaped acclaim in this rag (“The city’s best young rock & roll band”), Berkshire Hounds unceremoniously disbanded in 2015 with Jim Campo forming Magic Rockers of Texas and Spencer Garland launching PR Newman. Back with stellar single “Don’t Doubt the Team,” the Hounds reunite with Mean Jolene, Otis the Destroyer, the Oysters, and Annabelle Chairlegs opening.
      Thu., Oct. 24, 9pm  
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      Visual Arts

      Davis Gallery: Lone Star Wild

      Davis Gallery joins with Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center and Travis Audubon Society to present this exhibition focused on the natural world. Featuring work of surpassing beauty by Margie Crisp, David Everett, Billy Hassell, and William B. Montgomery, it's a survey of respect for the Lone Star state's natural brilliance – as seen through four distinct lenses.
      Reception: Sat., Oct. 19, 7-9pm
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      Visual Arts

      Flatbed Press: Vitam Corporis: The Body in Print

      All hail! All hail the first exhibition in the brand new Flatbed HQ! Artists have long celebrated the human body in many ways. Visit this beloved gallery, now reborn in a fine new space, to continue the celebration of our own glorious vessels – featuring works by James Surls, Bob Schneider, Alice Leora Briggs, Robert Levers, Mary McCleary, Peter Nickel, and more.
      Reception: Fri., Oct. 18, 5-8pm
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      Theatre

      Ghost Quartet

      Penfold Theatre brings a bounty of ghostly elegance to your Halloweening season, as Liz Fisher directs Dave Malloy's happily haunted musical about love, death, and whisky. Listen in as four friends drink and spin yarns about two fairy-tale sisters, a tree house astronomer and a lazy evil bear, a subway tragedy, and the ghost of Thelonious Monk, the disparate narrative threads interweaving into a centuries-long tale of encounters with the otherworldly. (Note: The final two performances will be at the Driskill Hotel, with pre-show entertainment beginning at 7:30pm. Oct. 31: Ghost stories told by paranormal expert Nathan Jerkins. Nov. 1: Round Rock Ballet Folklórico share traditional Día de los Muertos dances and discuss the importance of the holiday.)
      Through Nov. 1. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $16-31 ($45, for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 shows).
    • Music

      Grün Wasser, Lou Rebecca, Thousand Foot Whale Claw, Bridle, Immortalist, Private Service, Michael C. Sharp, Funny Games, DJ Troller, Disco Vandals [inside]

      Chicago techno duo top Holodeck bill with Lou Rebecca, Thousand Foot Whale Claw, Michael C. Sharp, DJ Troller.
      Thu., Oct. 24, 8pm  
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      Theatre

      It Is Magic

      In this new Mickle Maher show, at a community theatre audition for a new adaptation of The Three Little Pigs intended for adult audiences, "two sisters set out to search for an actor to play the role of the Wolf. As they struggle to cast the right actor, they're quickly confronted with the darkness inside the audition room – and themselves." A set-up like that is compelling enough; knowing it's scripted by the man who brought us There Is a Happiness That Morning Is and The Strangerer and so many other hefty shards of hilarious and cutting brilliance that, well, hell – we like good theatre, what can we say? And this one's directed by Mark Pickell for Capital T and features Jill Blackwood, Kathy Catmull, John Christopher, Robert Pierson, and Rebecca Robinson.
      Thu.-Sat., Oct. 24-Nov. 23, 8pm. $20-30.  
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      Theatre

      SVT: Three Headed Festival

      Salvage Vanguard Theatre roars back to the foreground of Austin's stagework scene with this second annual showcase of works and workshops curated by Kate Taylor. Examine the power of curses, the stranglehold of categorization, and the courage to overcome in two weekends of solo performances featuring dancer and choreographer Kelsey Oliver, actor and visual artist Kriston Woodreaux, and actor and activist Crystal Bird Caviel. Also: a pre-show interactive exhibit by Alyssa Dillard, a movement class led by Oliver, and that grotesquely gorgeous (and vice versa) Rogue at Rogge Monsters’ Ball. Ah, there's so much to see and do, we reckon that a full-festival pass is the best way to go. See website for details!
      Oct. 17-27. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2, 5, & 8pm; Sun., 5 & 8pm. Extra show: Sat., Oct. 26, 10:30am & 10pm. $5-25.  
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      Taylor McFerrin, Collin Shook Trio

      On 2014’s Early Riser from Flying Lotus imprint Brainfeeder Records, Taylor McFerrin swirls jazz experimentation, soulful singing, and funk bounce. Unlike his guest-heavy debut that included Thundercat and Hiatus Kaiyote’s Nai Palm, the L.A. producer’s sophomore album Love’s Last Chance sets him apart from merely being Bobby McFerrin’s kid and stakes a warm alto floating through spacey and lush textures.
      Thu., Oct. 24, 8pm  
    • 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 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.

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      Tickets to the main conference (Oct. 24) are sold out, but tickets for opening night are still available and provide a “taste” of what the main conference is like in a condensed timeframe and at a lower price. It’s also possible to purchase conference day livestream tickets ($50) to watch the keynotes and your choice of two breakout sessions. See website for details.

      Oct. 23-24. Wed., 5-9pm; Thu., 8:15am-4pm. $40-50.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Host (2006)

      This manic monster party from South Korea cleverly updates the Japanese monster-movie genre while offering a witty and sweet look at what's left of the nuclear family.
      Thu., Oct. 24, 9:30  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Theorist Fest: Finding Fisterra

      Theorist Fest, a four-day weekend of creative wonderment, features 85 multidisciplinary artists from across the United States – and Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, England, South Korea, and India – performing all over the heart of Downtown Austin (but mostly centered at the MACC). Listen: In collaboration with Jennifer Chenoweth's Fisterra project, XYZ Atlas interviewed more than 200,000 people about why they feel a sense of belonging to a place. Now witness the myriad answers, as vividly and kinetically evoked by the likes of Maleek Washington, Manuel Vignoulle, Compañia Sunny Savoy, Daniel Martinez, Vivian Olviedo, Alberto Hiromoto, Group Acorde, and so many others. Aye, there will be informative panels and installations, too – this is a many-splendored explosion of arts from your Theorist friends, and highly recommended.
      Oct. 24-27. Prices vary; $100 for full-festival pass.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Wrinkles the Clown (2019)

      There's no clown creepier or more invasive than Wrinkles the Clown, a real-life clown that terrorizes kids for money.
      Thu., Oct. 24, 9:45  
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      Visual Arts

      Yard Dog: Backstage in Honky Tonk Hell + A Scrap of Paper

      That Welsh rocker Jon Langford and the Belgian artist Jo Clauwaert share a double bill of visual exhibitions at this South Congress bastion of folk art, bringing a bifocal look at contemporary culture via painted portraits and more.
      Reception: Fri., Oct. 18, 7-9pm
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