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  • Roots & Wings Festival

    Celebrating trees, pollinators, and all creatures! Come in costume or visit the costume creation station and fill the Enchanted Grove with fairies, butterflies, and bugs. Costume Parade and butterfly release at 1:30. Young, young at heart, and furry family are all welcome.
    Sat.,Oct. 27, 9am-2pm
    Zilker Botanical Garden
  • Formula 1 Pirelli 2018 U.S. Grand Prix

    Experience the biggest motorsport and music event of the year when F1 speeds into Austin with headlining concert performances by Bruno Mars and Britney Spears. With entertainment on and off the track all weekend, there's never a shortage of festival fun for the whole family to enjoy!
    Fri.-Sun., Oct. 19-21  
    Circuit of the Americas
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  • Music

    Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Sen Morimoto

    Teaming Chicago-area jazz-rap multi-instrumentalists/vocalists Nnamdi Ogbonnaya and Sen Morimoto only makes sense. Rapper, drummer, bassist, Ogbonnaya is in no less than three bands. Kyoto-born, Morimoto raps, plays drums and keys, and also released an introspective and compelling full-length in 2018, Cannonball! The duo dropped the easy, breezy “It Takes Time” off a mixtape from youth-based nonprofit Young Chicago Artists.
    Tue., Oct. 16, 9pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Blanton Museum: Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design

      This new exhibition, organized by the Vitra Design Museum and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, presents the work of more than 120 artists and designers, displaying sculpture, prints, fashion, furniture, film, photography, apps, maps, digital comics, and more to show how African design generates innovative design approaches and solutions with worldwide relevance.
      Through Jan. 6  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Hoover's Cooking: 20th Anniversary

      Listening to the man, his warm Texas timbre flowing like aural bourbon into your auditory goblets, you'd think, "This fellow could've had a fine career doing voiceover narration," y'know? How lucky for Austin that Hoover Alexander chose cooking instead, his neighborhood joint anchoring Manor Road since back in the day, his skilled crew dishing up the most deeply flavorful down-home cuisine this side of Heaven's Own Soulfood Diner. Now come on out – to the Sterling Event Center, mind you – and celebrate two decades of Hoover's Cooking, with live music from Arctic Blues and plenty to drink among the barbecue and tacos and pies and more. Bonus: Proceeds will benefit Six Square and Urban Roots.
      Tue., Oct. 16, 6-10pm. $20.  
    • Community

      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 is an on-site tavern in case you need some liquid courage in order to face the ghoulies.
      Through Nov. 10. $20 and up.  
    • Austin Film Festival
    • Music

    • Music

      Kikagaku Moyo, Hidden Ritual

      Never forget the sheer beauty of peak summit psych rock. Tokyo dream weavers Kikagaku Moyo conjure a dazzling Utopia both musically and conceptually on fourth album Masana Temples. Intimate Japanese vocals, silky guitar webs, exotic accents, and big-room atmospherics pop as fuzzy and bright as a rainbow for the 2014 Austin Psych Fest alums, who plot a timeless journey through a universe entirely of their own making.: Austin Chronicle: Opener “Entrance” feels very Beatlesque. What’s the significance of beginning the album with this piece?: Kikagaku Moyo: It’s an intro solo sitar jam, which we have never had on an album before. It’s an entrance of a coming journey.: AC: “Dripping Sun” – what’s the importance of the wah pedal to modern rock?: KM: Don’t you like the wah sounds? You can make the sound erotic or psychedelic with wah.: AC: “Nazo Nazo” seems so – what they used to call Sixties UK folk – pastoral. What are the influences on this track?: KM: We definitely have been influenced by UK folk, but for this song in particular, we wanted to make a song that was pastoral and nostalgic to us like Japanese folklore songs.: AC: “Fluffy Kosmisch” reminds me very much of Can. Fans?: KM: Yes, we love Can. Jaki and Michael Karoli are our favorites. Of course Irmin and Holger, too.: AC: “Nana” is my favorite: addictive bassline with perfect percussion and a beautiful vocal. What can you tell me about this song and recording?: KM: We wrote this song when we had time in Melbourne in King Gizz[ard]’s studio, so we definitely have some OZ vibes in that song, and Bruno Pernadas, who produced the record, gave us [a] different approach rather [than] being super tight and precise.
      Tue., Oct. 16, 9pm  
    • Music

    • Music

      Richie Ramone, The Guillotines, Dharma Kings, The Butts

      Richard Reinhardt, 61, drummer on jewels Too Tough to Die and Animal Boy.
      Tue., Oct. 16, 7pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      The Big Quiet in Austin

      It's known for bringing thousands of people together to meditate at iconic locations like Madison Square Garden, the top of the World Trade Center, and the American Museum of Natural History, and now this mass meditation event – resonant with live (and, we reckon, soothing) music – is on tour and stopping in the ATX.
      Tue., Oct. 16, 6:45pm. $30.  
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Walker Lukens' Election Confession

      Four nights of candidate confessionals with musician Walker Lukens. Mon., Oct. 15, features Chari Kelly at noon, and Julie Oliver at 6pm. Tue., Oct. 16, features Joi Chevalier at noon, and Sheryl Cole at 6pm. Wed., Oct. 17, features Judge Gisela Triana at noon, and Vikki Goodwin at 6pm. Thursday guests TBA.
      Mon.-Thu., Oct. 15-18; noon & 6pm  
    • Music

      We Were Promised Jetpacks, Hurry Up

      Scottish post-punks claim The More I Sleep the Less I Dream.
      Tue., Oct. 16, 6:30pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Yard Dog: The Party's Just Getting Started

      Party's just getting started, yeah, and is that Bob Schneider music they're playing? Maybe. But maybe it's also some of this, excuse me, fucking righteousvisual work that the man's been up to recently. We fairly raved about his monochrome etchings, back in the day; this new full-color painting/collage thing Schneider's doing is at least as impressive – and more vibrant across the spectrum of light. Been to Yard Dog lately? Here's you a good excuse.
      Through Oct. 21
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    • Film

      Special Screenings

      "Flight of the Butterflies" (2012)

      The life cycle of a monarch butterfly and its long-distance migration from Canada to Central Mexico is captured in this 3-D nature documentary that also focuses on the decades of fieldwork conducted by Canadian scientist Fred Urquhart.
      Tue., Oct. 16, 12:00  
    • Music

    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      AARC: Storied and Pop Japan

      Two new art shows at the Asian American Resource Center. First, there's STORIED, in which Katherine Leung reflects the Tuvan culture in her Faces of Central Texas series, incorporating the folklore of golden light gods; and JU Salvant draws upon the personal history of a young girl’s journey from Vietnam to America for the visual story, Red Sky in the Morning. And then there's POP JAPAN, curated by Guzu Gallery's own Vincent X. Torres, presenting an array of notable characters from Japanese television, film, anime, and manga.
    • Arts

      Dance

      ACC Dance Classes

      The Dance Department of Austin Community College offers classes in modern, jazz, ballet, and improvisation techniques, with student work produced twice a year in the Choreographers' Showcase. Teachers include Ellen Bartel, Jessica Cox, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Roxanne Gage, Darla Johnson, Sunny Shen, Catherine Solaas and Melissa Watt. Note: Classes can be taken for credit and applied toward your degree.
      Prices vary, scholarships available.  
    • Music

    • Music

      Alice Spencer

      Tue., Oct. 16, 7:30pm
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Amazon Adventure (2017)

      Laser IMAX 3D: Track the 11-year journey of 1850s explorer Henry Bates.
      Tue., Oct. 16, 10:00am  
    • Music

      Anthony Garcia

      Tue., Oct. 16, 6pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Art on 5th: Dave Lowell

      This native Austinite specializes in graphics that are deconstructed into patterns of light and shadow and then sprayed through layers of intricately hand-cut stencils onto canvas or found objects. Stop in at Art on 5th and see what he's worked up now.
      Through Nov. 9. Free, but RSVP.  
    • Community

      Events

      Astronomy on Tap #49

      This month's discussion will focus on exoplanets and star formations.
      Tue., Oct. 16, 7:30pm. Free.
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Atelier 1205: Uncanny Nocturnes

      In which 11-year-old artist Beck Seitsinger debuts his art in a gallery setting, joined by grown-up Austin artists B. Shawn Cox, Richard Ashby, and Scott Rolfe, all rendering a colorful exploration of the night.
      Through Nov. 11
    • Community

      Sports

      Austin Bold FC

      The city's newly minted United Soccer League team will be hosting games at COTA starting in March 2019. Season passes are now available.
      $189 for 20-game season pass.  
    • Arts

      Dance

      Austin Dance Festival: Call for Artists

      The Austin Dance Festival is a modern dance festival (coming in April 2019) that produces professional showcases, a youth concert, master classes, artist interviews, pop-up community dances, and a dance-on-film screening. Artists working in the fields of modern dance, postmodern dance, and contemporary dance are invited to apply for the professional showcases. Youth companies may apply for the Youth Edition Concert. The festival is also accepting submissions to “Dance on Film.” See the website for guidelines and applications.
    • Qmmunity

      Community

      Austin Naked Yoga for Gay Men

      A hatha meeting flow yoga class for all levels. Despite the name, all are welcome. For a longer reader see our coverage.
      Saturdays, 10:30-11:45am and Tuesdays, 8-9:15pm. Through Nov. 21. $10 and up.
      ToddPilates & Barre, 9029 Research #200
    • Community

      Out of Town

      Ayomi Yoshida Exhibition

      The Japanese artist makes her Texas debut with a large-scale multimedia exhibition that evokes a pool with flowers falling into it that complements the center’s water garden.
      Tue.-Sun., through Jan. 13. Free.
      Asia Society Texas Center, Houston
    • Community

      Out of Town

      “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit”

      Seventy years after the luxury liner sank in the Atlantic more than 150 items from the wreck were brought up from the ocean floor and brought together for this fascinating show. Timed tickets are required.
      June 2-Jan. 5
      Mayborn Museum, Waco
    • Community

      Out of Town

      Beachtoberfest

      Fall is the perfect time to visit the Texas beach, and Port A is serving up a full schedule of events to keep visitors well fed and entertained.
      Sept. 20-Oct. 28
      Port Aransas
    • Community

      Events

      Bethany Lutheran Pumpkin Patch

      Tis the season to take a stroll through the pumpkin patch. Leave time to explore the photo ops, storytelling sessions, and activity stations.
      Daily, Oct. 12-31. Free.

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