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    Cars & Coffee Austin

    Fam- and dog-friendly event where attendees can enjoy coffee and concessions while browsing cool cars. Portion of proceeds benefit Friends of Austin Animal Shelter.
    Sun., Oct. 20, 8am. Free to attend; $5 to enter car show.  
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    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.
    Sat., Oct. 19, 9am; Sun., Oct. 20, 1pm  
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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).
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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+.  
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    Arts & Culture

    Spill the Tea With the Beckies

    We love Fluff, we love drag, and we love Maeve Haven and Alysha Pretty. So come for their comedy, stay for the scones, quiches, and sweet treats – $3 from every carafe goes to Out Youth, too!
    Sun., Oct. 20, 1-4pm. $17.  
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    Food Events

    Star Bar: Hail Mary

    It’s been voted one of the top ten Bloody Marys in America, and now Star Bar’s Hail Mary is back on the third Sunday of each month. The heaping cocktail is a collab with on-site food trailer Schaller’s Stube and features one of three main toppings – classic bratwurst, German soft pretzel, or “Horndog” – plus mini sausages, cheese, powdered donuts, chocolate donuts, peppers, pickles, tomatoes, and olives. You know what that is? That’s a meal in a glass, tell you what. This gig is usually sold out like whoa, though, so better make DM reservations via Star Bar’s Facebook or Instagram ASAP.
    Sun., Sept. 20, 11am-2pm. $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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    The Butcher's Ball

    Rockin' Star Ranch out near Brenham – perfect for a daytrip – is once again the site for this fourth annual culinary event that features more than 50 chefs, butchers, farmers, ranchers, educators, bartenders, and other leaders in the Texas food industry. (Bramwell Tripp from Loro and Foreign & Domestic's Sarah Heard & Nathan Lemley are just three of the Austin-based chefs.) There'll be so much going on at this carnivore-centric celebration – the Golden Cleaver competition, a public vote for the “best bite” of the day, the Open Fire Farm & Ranch Showcase, top chef cooking demonstrations, butchery demonstrations from two of the state’s top butchers (Central Texas Meat Collective's Julia Poplawsky and Jack Matusek of Raw Republic Meats), panel discussions, even kids’ activities – that you might forget for a tiny second you're surrounded by Texas ranchland. But live music will bring you back to the beautiful environs and you'll sip your expertly made cocktail and think, "Yes, this is exactly where I want to be." And, bonus, this all goes to benefit the Houston-based nonprofit Urban Harvest.
    Sun., Oct. 20, 11am-5pm. $100-250 ($30, ages 12 and younger).  
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    Theatre

    The Duchess of Malfi

    Beth Burns and her Hidden Room cohortRyan Crowder, Liz Beckham, Brock England, Judd Farris, Valoneecia Tolbert, Robert Matney, and other fierce talents – return with John Webster’s true-crime masterpiece of power, corruption, fate, and forbidden love, doing this classic revenge tragedy up right with period playing practices, live music, 1614-style garments, and proper makeup techniques. Note: After its Austin run, Hidden Room will take the show to Shakespeare’s Globe Wanamaker Playhouse in London. And here's our full review of the show!
    Through Oct. 20. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $17-35.  
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