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for Fri., Oct. 20
  • 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  
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    Classical Music

    ASO: Happy Birthday, by George!

    The Austin Symphony Orchestra celebrates the legacy of American composer George Gershwin in this concert featuring his "Concerto in F" performed by Yifei Xu, and opening the evening with his "Lullaby." The program will also feature Ottorino Respighi's "Fountains of Rome" and "Pines of Rome." Peter Bay conducts.
    Fri.-Sat., Oct. 20-21, 8pm. $24 and up.  
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    Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

    Bat City Scaregrounds

    A fully immersive, multi-acre entertainment complex dedicated to all things Halloween, with three highly detailed haunted houses, live music, Vegas-style performances, seasonal food, and a dark market with 10 vendors.
    Sept. 29-Oct. 31. Open select Thu.-Sun. evenings and Halloween  
    Bat City Scaregrounds, 14101 South Turnersville Rd., Buda
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    Visual Arts

    Beginnings: Stories in Fused Glass

    This is a group show of fused glass by Texas artists, hosted by Helios Fused Glass Studio and curated by Kari Minnick, Malina Cipleu, and Kristine Shafer.
    Opening reception: Sat., Oct. 7, 2-5pm
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    Butridge Gallery: Boxed In

    Jacob Guzman depicts people of color and aspects of daily inner-city working-class struggles, inspired by his personal experiences and resistance to stereotypes and comparisons,
    Oct. 6-Nov. 4  
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    Chronicles of an Indigenous Offspring

    Inspired by James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son and Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me, Zell Miller III uses hip-hop culture, jazz aesthetics movement, and spoken word to weave an authentic tapestry offering a picture of what it means to be a person of color in this Southern city. This new show is "a therapeutic exhale that documents growing up Black in Austin, Texas," and "a love letter to cultural landmarks that have been erased from the city's consciousness, Chronicles also exposes the city's dark past. Famed photographer Ivan Millers's black-and-white images create a striking visual environment, and Miller's longtime musical collaborator Thomas "Hitman" Wheeler on percussion creates a funky sonic landscape.
    Oct. 12-Nov. 4. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $21-28 (pay what you can, Thursdays).  
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    Dance Carousel

    Founded in 2004 by Ellen Bartel, Dance Carousel – 40 dances in 40 minutes – is being re-introduced into the community after an 11-year hiatus. Two different programs will each showcase the work of ten different choreographers; each choreographer will create four one-minute dances that will be shown in a round, amounting to 40 minutes of dance. See website for details.
    Wed.-Sat., Oct. 18-21, 8pm
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    Formula 1 Lenovo United States Grand Prix

    The pinnacle of motorsports returns for a weekendlong celebration of speed and sound, with can't-miss racing action, amusement rides, culinary experiences, and more, including performances from the Killers and Queen & Adam Lambert.
    Fri.-Sun., Oct. 20-22  
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    Gem Capers

    Austin Gem & Mineral Society hosts a gem and mineral show featuring dozens of vendors, exhibits, demos, and door prizes, with this year's theme being "Minerals of India."
    Fri.-Sun., Oct. 20-22  
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    Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

    Lila Downs Día de los Muertos

    Celebrate with one of Mexico’s greatest singers, Lila Downs. Attendees are invited to come dressed in imaginative costumes and makeup, to bring remembrances of their loved ones, and share in an evening filled with emotions of love, loss, reconnection, and joy.
    Fri., Oct. 20, 8pm. $10+.  
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    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
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    Wally Workman Gallery: Continuum

    The painter Sarah Ferguson's new exhibition is an artistic journey delving into the profound connection between life, death, and the mysteries beyond. Through a harmonious interplay of finespun colors, shifting planes, and symbolic use of gold, her intention is to inspire viewers to delve into the enigmatic realms of existence and contemplate the patterns and milestones that govern our collective journey.
    Opening reception: Sat., Oct. 7, 6-8pm
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    Visual Arts

    Women & Their Work: Eye Moon Cocoon

    Virginia L. Montgomery's new solo exhibition is a surrealist thought-experiment about the philosophical praxis of atomic healing, featuring new video art, sound art, performance photographs, and sculptural objects that interweave psychoanalytic, mythological, and scientific textures.
    Opening reception: Sat., Oct. 7, 7-9 pm
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