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  • 43rd Annual Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

    Enjoy 5 stages of live music- Oompah at its Best, All Weekend, kids area, artisans, food concessionaires, cold beverages, stein hoisting, family lederhosen and dirndl, waltz and polka contests! Family festive fun, all weekend!
    Oct. 6-8  
  • Music

    Balmorhea, Joseph Shabason

    If you missed Balmorhea’s sold-out performance at the Paramount in December 2021, here’s a rare second chance. The band – now split between Austin and L.A. – returns in support of this year’s splendid Pendant World (Deutsche Grammophon). While lineups and themes have evolved considerably since Balmorhea first emerged locally in 2007, the core has always revolved around the intimacy of multi-instrumentalists Rob Lowe and Michael A. Muller, who weave beautiful instrumental suites that can soundtrack just about any occasion. The duo’s eighth studio LP may be more somber and sophisticated, but Balmorhea remains as compelling as ever. Toronto saxophonist Joseph Shabason opens.
    Thu., Oct. 5, 8pm  
  • Community


    Buddy Walk

    The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas aims to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome and promote inclusion, acceptance, and advocacy with a fun-filled day including the Buddy Walk, mini-golf, pedal boat rides, a helicopter touchdown, swimming pool, yard games, arts & crafts, a petting zoo, and a dance party with DJ Mel.
    Thu., Oct. 5, noon-4pm. $21.
    Reunion Ranch, 850 CR 255, Georgetown
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Butridge Gallery: Access

    Witness, for your delight, Neal Flynn’s exhibition of mostly new assemblage, collage, and site-specific intervention exploring ideas relating to nostalgia, loss, violence, ownership, and modern Western culture.
    Through Nov. 25  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

    Scarah's Scream Theatre: Scarah Damsel of the Doomed hosts a screening of this weird and wild installment that veered off the Michael Myers path for a sci-fi/witchcraft mash-up that was critically panned but gained a cult following.
    Thu., Oct. 5, 8pm  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Link & Pin Gallery: Chroma + Lux

    The name of this show derives from chroma, from the Greek khrōma meaning color, and lux, from Latin, meaning light. Now artists Larry Akers and Janet Brooks bring the two together in an exciting intersection of styles, methods, and materials.
    Opening reception: Thu., Oct. 5, 6-8pm
  • Food

    Food Events

    Mission Burger Co.: Grand Opening & Free Vegan Burgers

    The plant-forward powerhouse called Mission Burger Co. is opening their second location in a year – at Eastside hotspot Zeds Real Fruit Ice Cream. You know that these guys garnered an Austin Chronicle “Best of Austin” nomination in the “Best Veggie Burger” category, right? Now they'll be giving away free vegan burgers to the first 100 customers on this opening day for store No. 2!
    Thu., Oct. 5, 4-11pm
    1814 Harvey
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Narrated Memories: Artworks by ACC Alumni

    This show features the work of three exceptional ACC alumni – no less than Laurie Frick, Heather Parrish, and Michael Villarreal – who reference the collecting and rebuilding of memories in their work, taking fragments of information from data sets, historical sources, or personal memory and assembling the ideas into new artistic forms.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Ney Museum: A Night of Process

    During this special after-hours event, attendees will learn how Ney executed her sculptures through a live demo with artist Erin Cunningham and hands-on activities to mold your own body part.
    Thu., Oct. 5, 6:30pm. Free.
  • Arts


    Six: The Musical

    From Tudor queens to pop icons, the six wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix 500 years of historical heartbreak into a euphoric celebration of 21st-century girl power.
    Oct. 3-8. Tue.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 6:30pm. $40 and up.  
  • Community

    Out of Town

    State Fair of Texas

    There’s nothing like the excitement of one of the largest fairs in the country with inventive fried foods, great music, a thrilling midway, and interesting displays.
    Fri., Sept. 29-Sun., Oct. 22
  • Arts


    The Norwegians

    Oh, uff da, this one's a real hoot! Do yourself a favor and head on out to see C. Denby Swanson's delightfully dark comedy about women scorned in Minnesota and the really, really nice gangsters – Norwegian hit men – they hire to whack their ex-boyfriends. Directed by Lara Toner Haddock for Austin Playhouse, and starring Sarah Zeringue, Ben Wolfe, Sarah Fleming Walker, and Lowell Bartholomee.
    Through Oct. 15. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., Sept. 24 & Oct. 15, 2pm; Oct. 1 & 8, 5pm. $18-36.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    The Umlauf: Starlight Soirée

    Help support Austin's Umlauf Sculpture Garden by enjoying an al fresco dining experience with a tasting menu of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from more than 15 local restaurants. Also, beer and wine and bubbles, live music from Plush, prize giveaways, and more.
    Thu., Oct. 5, 6-9pm. $125-175.  
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