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    AFF: Film & Food Fundraising Party

    This bright night from the Austin Film Festival brings together filmmakers, celebrities, and foodies from Austin and around the country to celebrate the craft of filmmaking, screenwriting, and culinary arts. The party's hosted by that bon vivant Ed Solomon right there at the Driskill and features cocktails and inventive cuisine from the likes of Capital Grille, Foreign & Domestic, Intero, Ranch 616, Lick Honest Ice Creams, Sala & Betty, Perry's Steakhouse, Vespaio, and more. It's a fancy party, we daresay – fancy and almost overwhelmingly delicious, with proceeds going to benefit AFF's Young Filmmakers Program.
    Wed., Oct. 23, 7-10pm. $110.  
  • Arts


    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.  
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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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    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.
  • Community

    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
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Free Film: 35MM USA

    That conceptual photography project – the one that distributes and processes 35mm film across the country for free – arrives in Austin. Pick up a free roll of their 35mm film, photograph what America means to you, and return your film for free processing inside their Airstream trailer.
    Reception: Wed., Oct. 23, 6:30-9:30pm
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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 are outdoor horror screenings for those who enjoy their spine tingling in fear.
    Oct. 3-6, 9-31; Nov. 1-2. $20+.  
  • 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.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Urban Roots: Seed to Harvest Kickoff

    Get yourself an introduction to Urban Roots' Seed to Harvest program, a preview of the fall farmers' market vegetables for sale, and a plethora of tasty bites from Comedor, Austin Secret Kitchen, and Nada Moo – with beverages by Tito’s Vodka, Duchman Family Winery, Hops & Grain Brewing, Soup Peddler, and Rambler Sparkling Water, while DJ Winnah Daniels provides some beat-forward turntablism for all to enjoy.
    Wed., Oct. 23. $35.  
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