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We are living in the golden age of cider, and Austin Cider Week is kicking off tonight! That’s right, a week of cider! Come party in the LINC Beer Garden and raise a glass to five fantastic local cider brewers.

Available For Cider Week:
Argus Cidery– Winter’s Blend (6.9%)
Austin Eastciders– Brut Super Dry (5%)
Fairweathercider– Purple Stuff (6.9%)
Moontower Cider Company– Wild Blend
Texas Keeper Cider– Heirloom (7.9%)

When: Tuesday, November 12th

Time: 5–8 p.m.

Location:
6406 N I-35 #1100

Austin, Texas

Before season 4 hits, it’s time to test your knowledge of Rick and Morty. It’s trivia time, y’all! The game is all ages and free to play. There will be a cap of 30 teams of 1-6 players and it’s first come, first served. Obviously, the prizes will be amazing. Registration opens at 6:30 and happy hour lasts until  7. The quiz starts at 8 sharp!

When: Monday, November 11th

Time: 8–10 p.m.

Location:
The Local Post Pub
7113 Burnet Rd.
Austin, Texas 78757

The 23rd Austin Celtic Festival his here! It’s music, dance, highland games, food, drink, and fun for the whole family.

Come check out multi-stage and programming of all things Celtic out at the beautiful Pioneer Farms in North Austin. This is one of the few remaining festivals dedicated to authentic Celtic traditions. No tickets sales at the gate! Get yours here.

When: Sunday, November 3rd

Time: noon–7 p.m.

Location:
Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms
10621 Pioneer Farms Dr.
Austin, Texas 78754

Today let’s remember our loved ones with respect, honor, and joy. Come out to enjoy free activities, food, live music, and dancing for the entire family—it’s a Dia de los Meurtos celebration!

There will be lots of performances, food trucks, face painting, sugar skull decorating, piñatas, and much much more. This one gets bigger and better every year.

It’s going to be a popular event, so take a ride share if possible. If  you drive you can park your car for free at Sanchez School Park or Martin Middle School, and take the free shuttle to the ESB-MACC. Capmetro Route 17 stops a few blocks away at the Austin Convention Center.

Come in your Day of the Dead attire!

When: Saturday, November 2nd

Time: 3–8 p.m.

Location:
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River St.
Austin, Texas 78701

You are never too old to trick or treat, especially when the treats are limited-edition craft cocktails! Head down to SoCo this afternoon for spooky specials and wicked sweets. Each drink comes in a limited edition vessel—collect them all or spells befall. Get there early because when they run out of these treats, they really run out.

Participating venues include: Jo’s Hot Coffee Good Food, Perla’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, Joann’s Fine Foods, Hotel San José and June’s All Day.

When: Thursday, October 31st

Time: 4:00 p.m. until they are gone!

 

Tonight the Long Center and Alamo Drafthouse are hosting an in-person conversation with Kathy Najimy, star of the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus! There will also be a screening of the movie and a Witchy Halloween Costume Contest. Get into the Halloween spirit by bringing the Sanderson sisters back to life one more time!

Najimy will be telling behind-the-scenes stories and answering your questions.

Purchase your tickets here.

When: Tuesday, October 29th

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location:
Long Center
701 W Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704

The pet costume contests in Austin are plentiful, so you must have an entire of closet of little costumes by now, right? Dress up your little buddy and head down to Nickel City for a pet costume contest with great prizes. You can also drink for a great cause—Austin Pets Alive!

Guest bartender Jordan Dewing will be pouring Still Austin Whiskey Co. drinks.

When: Monday, October 28th

Time: 5–7:30 p.m.

Location:
Nickel City
1133 East 11th
Austin, Texas 78702

Now. in its 36th year, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva La Vida Festival & Parade is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos festival. The festival features a Grand Procession, the Education Pavilion with hands-on art activities and artist demos, and a celebration with traditional foods, local artist and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, and live music and performances throughout the day. The parade lasts from noon until 1 p.m. and kicks off 4th Street between Colorado and Brazos.

Don’t miss this gorgeous spectacle and awesome family activity.

When: Saturday, October 26th

Time: noon–6 p.m.

Location:
Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Everyone thinks there dog is the best, but you might just be right about that! Here’s a chance to show off your outstanding pup to your fellow Austinites.

If you and your dog look alike, if you to dress them up in costumes, or if they have a very unique lewk,  then you guys qualify for this big contest at Jo’s! Their 2nd annual Ugly Dog Contest will be a ton of fun for a really good cause. Each winner will win big prizes and, better yet, all funds raised will go to help rescue animals.

There are five categories: Ugly Dog (read: CUTEST), Doppelgänger, Best Costume, Finest Facial Fur, and Prettiest Pooch. And a bonus Best in Show competition!

To enter, purchase your $10 entry fee (1 per dog) and 100% of the proceeds go to Austin Humane Society! They will also have VIP tickets that get you a swag bag, one drink ticket, and one entry into one of the five contests.

If you just want to cheer on the contestants, that’s cool too! There will be drink and food specials, animal vendors, and an adoption event hosted by AHS.

When: Sunday, October 27th

Time: noon–4 p.m.

Location:
Jo’s Coffee
242 West 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701

If you’ve heard of ​atxGALS​, you’ll know that throwing art parties isn’t a new thing for them. Their love for bringing art and the community together was only the beginning when they started throwing art pop-up parties almost 3 years ago. Now with over 17 successful events under their belt and $25,000 donated to local nonprofit organizations, the atxGALS found a home of their own, ​The Cathedral​, built to expand the opportunities for their artists and continue giving back to the local community. The GALS are ready to welcome the community, once again, with open arms, open bar, 10+ art displays, tacos, and tons of music – all benefitting ​Girls Empowerment Network (GEN)​ – for their Launch Party on October 26th, from 6pm – 11pm at The Cathedral, located on the funky Eastside of Austin at 2403 E 16th St.

With all that being said, here are the Top 5 reasons you should check out The Cathedral’s Launch Party and come celebrate life for Dia De Los Muertos on October 26th:

1. The look on your face when you see the space

This gorgeous 1930’s church with 14 ft windows, original floors and ceilings, and beautiful contemporary fixtures that elevate the space to an ethereal level will leave you in absolute awe. See how the space will be transformed to a Dia De Los Muertos themed celebration, with rich color flooded art exhibits from 10 different female artists, music echoing through the sanctuary, and open bar and tacos available to all.

2. If you haven’t been to ​atxGALS​ art party, now is your chance!

Whether you are new to the Austin art scene or an art fanatic, atxGALS has managed to curate the coolest art exhibits around Austin by offering a unique way to experience top-notch art. They are known for hosting art exhibits in non-traditional gallery settings like TOM’S on SOCO, Native Hostel, South Congress Hotel, and Wanderlust Yoga Studios. They feel that “galleries can be stuffy and intimidating for people, even to some artists. We try to create an atmosphere that is fun and comfortable for everyone to simply come out to have a good time while also supporting a good cause.” On top of that, the level of talent is no joke, and it’s all local! You’ll get to see a beautiful curation of art exhibits from 10 emerging women artists, each fun and unique.

3. Learn about the history and beauty behind the Dia De Los Muertos holiday

Choosing Dia De Los Muertos as the Launch Party’s theme was a no brainer for Co-Founder & CEO Monica Ceniceros, who was born in Monterey, Mexico and loves the beauty of the holiday. Her vision to educate party go-ers on the history of the holiday will be seen through altars set up with the purpose of remembering artists & people who have inspired The Cathedral & atxGALS artists to pursue their art. The day is not for sadness, as passing on is seen as a natural part of the human cycle, it is meant to remember the joys of the lives of friends, family, and notable mentors who have passed, and help support their spiritual journey. It is a day of celebrating loved ones who awake and celebrate with them, so come dressed in your best festive fit and you’ll get to see how the event will embody the spirit and beauty of the holiday.

4. All inclusive ticket, baby!

With your ticket you’ll get to experience all the fun of the evening. Kick off the night by grabbing a bev from the open bar sponsored by Tito’s Vodka, Dulce Vida Tequila, and Austin Eastciders, dance to the live music performances and beats provided by DJ Diggy Dutch, tackle the taco bar because who in Austin doesn’t love a good taco, and walk through the art exhibits curated specifically for the event, from 10 of Austin’s top emerging women artists. All artists will be present and available to chat with about artistic process, vision, and more.

5. Support Girls, Women, and Artists!

By attending this celebration, you are supporting local arts and Organizations. Artists keep 100% of art sales, which is uncommon in most gallery settings, and proceeds from the event will benefit ​Girls Empowerment Network (GEN)​ – an incredible organization with a mission to ignite the power in girls by teaching them the skills to thrive and believe in their ability to be unstoppable. Now that’s what I’m talking about!

Join the atxGALS & The Cathedral in their invigorating celebration of life and make some magic! You can purchase your all-inclusive ticket through this link — https://thecathedralatx.com/pages/upcoming-events

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