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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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    Sacred Springs Powwow

    Native drums, dancers, music, food, arts & crafts, performances, lectures, film screenings, and more are featured at the largest two-day Native American cultural celebration in Texas.
    Sat.-Sun., Oct. 19-20. One-day pass, $7-8; weekend pass, $12.50; ages 12 & under, free.  
    • Arts

      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. What kind of life is that? There's more to the story than you might expect.
      Reception: Fri., Oct. 18, 7-10pm
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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+.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Hump! Film Fest

      A traveling festival that celebrates sexuality of all kinds, and curated by syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage, this is porn for the people, made by the people.
      Fri.-Sat., Oct. 18-19  
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      Community

      10th Annual “A Night of Pink”

      BT2’s (10th!) annual breast cancer fundraiser is dedicated to CUC’s Maggie Lea. Come out, wear pink!
      Sat., Oct. 19, 9pm-12mid  
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      Events

      AIA Austin Homes Tour

      Tour 12 homes that showcase collaboration between homeowner and architect in the overall design and creative use of materials.
      Sat.-Sun., Oct. 19-20, 10am-6pm. $45-75.  
      Various locations
    • Music

      Austin String Band Festival

      Steam Machine, Lone Piñon, Jesse Leger & Bosco Stomp, Big City Fever, Stovetop Rangers, and much more.
      Fri.-Sun., Oct. 18-20  
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      Events

      Camp Contemporary

      Camp Contemporary transforms Laguna Gloria’s lush 14 acres into an elevated evening camp for adults with artist-led workshops, live music, late-night festivities, and so much more. Proceeds benefit the Contemporary Austin’s Education Fund.
      Sat., Oct. 19, 6-10pm. Members, $175; nonmembers, $200.  
    • Community

      Sports

      Crank’nStein

      Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins of all climbing skill levels are invited to compete for prizes for the top three. Plus beer, free tattoos (yes, real tattoos), a costume contest, and a dance party.
      Sat., Oct. 19, 1:30-11pm. Members, $18-20; nonmembers, $35.  
    • Music

      Danny Brown, Ashnikko, Zelooperz [garage]

      Peculiar-voiced, witty independent Daniel Sewell of Detroit went into debt after spending $70,000 clearing samples for 2016’s Atrocity Exhibition, but he’s back with fifth studio album uknowhatimsayin¿. Dropped Oct. 4 and executive produced by ATCQ’s Q-Tip, it loosely previewed last year on streaming site Twitch and features a much calmer MC.
      Sat., Oct. 19, 9pm  
    • Arts

      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
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Day of Action: Get Out the Vote

      Join the Blue Action Dems for a weekend effort to reach Democratic voters in the Travis County area regarding the Nov. 5 election. Location at sign up.
      Oct. 19-20. Sat., 9:30am-12:30pm; Sun., 1-4pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Dismember the Alamo

      The American Genre Film Archive celebrates 10 years with a mystery horror movie marathon, which includes a world premiere restoration.
      Sat., Oct. 19, 3:00  
    • Music

      Fastball (album release), Deep Blue Something

      For seventh LP The Help Machine, Fastball enlisted producer Steve Berlin, who Tony “The Way” Scalzo admired via the multi-instrumentalist’s involvement with Los Lobos and the Blasters. “He helped us do things we never would have thought of ourselves and rammed it through in a short time,” reports the singer and stringer. Re-formed Denton hitmakers Deep Blue Something open.
      Sat., Oct. 19, 8pm  
    • Arts

      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
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      Fold In, Fold Out

      Density512 presents new music, recorded live during this concert, by UT graduates Nicholas Perry Clark, Akshaya Avril Tucker, and Russell Podgorsek. Audience questions and formal interviews will examine the ways composers work with material and form in the modern era. Wine and hors d’ouevres included with admission.
      Sat., Oct. 19, 8pm. $20-30.  
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      Community

      Frida Friday ATX Presents: Self-Care Saturday

      These babes are joining up with AIDS Services of Austin, Waterloo Greenway, and La Q for a day of music and drag, plus a marketplace with artisans and makers. Music from DJ Chorizo Funk; performances by Amber Nicole Davenport, Kelly Kline, Diamond Dior, and Haute Garbage.
      Sat., Oct. 19, 6-10pm. Free.  
    • Arts

      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).
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Hang

      This new play by debbie tucker green is the inaugural production for Horizon Line Theatre. Directed by Chuck Ney, it's a provocative and darkly humorous show that focuses on the aftermath of one woman’s violent attack and how it has destroyed her life and her family, and it stars Nadine Mozon, Barbara Chisholm, and (yes, Chronicle Arts Editor) Robert Faires.
      Through Oct. 19. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Extra show: Wed., Oct. 16, 8pm. $20-25.  
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Harvest Moon Festival: Moondance!

      Dance on into the wee hours with New York’s Morabito. Austin’s Mouthfeel and Dr. Beard open the night and warm up the dance floor to help raise money for Equality Texas and the Hill Country Ride for AIDS.
      Sat., Oct. 19, 8pm. $20-30.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Independent Video Store Day

      Free beer! Raffles! A VHS tape swap! Special sale prices! Seriously, this 30-plus-year-old, family-owned independent video store is an Austin institution when it comes to purveying foreign, cult, and classic films, and today's the perfect day to celebrate it. Plus, a free outdoor film screening after dark!
      Sat., Oct. 19, 12:00. Free.  
      Vulcan Video, 4411 Russell
    • Music

      Maggie Rogers, Jacob Banks

      Maryland native Maggie Rogers made her Austin City Limits debut in June. The cathartic performance pulled from debut LP Heard It in a Past Life, an honest account of viral stardom via dance-pop punches. Touches of folktronica hark to the banjoist’s years before a takeoff video with Pharrell Williams, who endorsed Rogers’ idiosyncratic “Alaska” during her senior year at NYU.
      Sat., Oct. 19, 8pm  
    • Music

      Maxo Kream, Q Da Fool, Slayter

      Houston’s Emekwanem Biosah Jr. cemented his place among H-Town heavyweights with July’s major label debut, Brandon Banks. The 29-year-old rapper of Nigerian descent makes the inner workings of trap life sound smooth. After all, he did manage to outlive a 2016 arrest for an “organized crime” charge and mocks failing district attorneys (“Pray 2 the Dope”).
      Sat., Oct. 19, 8pm  
    • Community

      Events

      North Loop Fall Block Party

      Sidewalk sales across 10 blocks of locally owned businesses. Plus, the Bloody Rose Boutique Black Market featuring local horror, punk, and dark artists; food specials at Possum Park; and more.
      Sat., Oct. 19, 10am-9pm. Free.  
      North Loop Blvd. from Chesterfield to Airport
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      Praising the Beloved: The Song of Songs

      The Song of Songs or Song of Solomon from the Hebrew Bible provided the texts for many of the most polished, sensual, and beautiful compositions by the master composers of the Renaissance and early Baroque. Experience the sublime beauty of those works as Daniel Johnson and the Texas Early Music Project bring them to full aural life right here in the present.
      Oct. 19-20. Fri., 7:30pm (St. John's United Methodist Church, 2140 Allandale); Sun., 3pm (St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa). $5-30.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Rock Opera: 20th Anniversary Screening & Reunion (1999)

      Special Guests: KUTX Presents: Locally filmed micro-budget feature tells a picaresque story about a punk guitarist who is trying to sell enough pot to finance a low-rent tour for his band. Q&A with director Bob Ray and some of the cast and crew, including Jerry Don Clark, Barna Kantor, and Kurtis D. Machler.
      Sat., Oct. 19, 4:00  
    • Music

      Rodney Crowell, Lisa Morales

      Of all the phases of Rodney Crowell’s career – from Emmylou Harris’ young Hot Band guitarist to chart-topping country song slinger and Grammy-winning Americana statesman – none fit better than this decade’s return to his Lone Star roots. The Houston songwriter’s summer release Texas dishes duets in ode to the state. Southwestern chanteuse Lisa Morales opens.
      Sat., Oct. 19, 8pm  
    • Community

      Events

      Round Rock Diwali Festival

      Celebrate Diwali – the Festival of Lights – with kids' arts & crafts, a fashion show, Bollywood dance lessons, and works of Rangoli art.
      Sat., Oct. 19, 3-10pm. Free.
      Centennial Plaza, Round Rock
    • Arts

      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.  
    • Community

      Sports

      Texas Roller Derby Championship

      The undefeated Holy Rollers will battle it out against the Rhinestone Cowgirls to determine this season's champion.
      Sat., Oct. 19, 6-9pm. $20; ages 12 & under, free.  

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