October PlanAhead: Your Austin events calendar

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All month long

Barton Creek Farmers Market | Saturdays | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Back of Barton Creek Mall | Shop for veggies from local farmers like Richardson Farms + Big Brazos Sustainable Farm.

Barton Creek Farmers Market | Sundays | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Kohl’s parking lot, 4805 Hwy. 290 W, Sunset Valley | Fill your bag with goodies from local farmers + artisans.  

SFC Farmers Market | Saturdays, year-round | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Toney Burger Center, 3200 Jones Rd. | This Sunset Valley market features 35 vendors, live music, and free parking. 

SFC Farmers Market | Saturdays, year-round | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Republic Square | This downtown market features 75 vendors, live music on the plaza, and cafe seating. 

Texas Farmers Market at Lakeline | Saturdays | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Lakeline Mall | Pickup fresh produce + dairy at this market.

Texas Farmers Market at Mueller | Sundays | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | 2006 Philomena St. | This popular market offers fresh vegetables + artisan foods from local vendors and farmers.

HOPE Farmers Market | Sundays | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | 412 Comal St. | This East Austin market includes produce, brunch, art, and live music. 

Lone Star Farmers’ Market | Sundays | 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria | Browse + shop 40+ booths with local produce and artisan foods.

SoCo Select Farmers & Makers Market | Fridays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m.-6 p.m. | 1511 S. Congress Ave. | Shop local food, goodies, and vintage gear. 

Oct.18-Oct.24

Monday, Oct. 18

Office Hours with Mission Capital | Mon., Oct. 18 | 1-3 p.m. | Free | Join this virtual event to work with others in breakout rooms + discuss topics such as leadership, strategic planning, and employee engagement. 

Tennis with special guest Airpark | Mon., Oct. 18 | 7-11 p.m. | Stubb’s Austin | $24.50+ | Kick off the week with this show — doors open at 7 p.m. 🎶

Books & Bubbly | Mon., Oct. 18 | 7-8:30 p.m. | The Specific Chiropractic Centers, 4106 Marathon Blvd. |  Discuss the book “This Will All Be Over Soon” by Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong.

Improv 101  | Mon., Oct. 18 | 7-10p.m. | ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Rd. | $225 | Join this class to learn the fundamentals of improvisation.  

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Late At The Lake | Tues., Oct. 19 | 8-11 p.m. | Mozart’s Coffee Roasters | Free | Vibe out to this live music variety show + RSVP to enjoy 20% off your in-cafe purchase.

Chair Yoga | Tues., Oct. 19 | 3-4 p.m. | Free, donations accepted | Find healing during this online adaptive yoga class tailored for people at all levels of abilities — make sure to grab a chair without armrests.  

Bike Night | Tues., Oct. 19 | 6-11:45 p.m. | Barton Springs Saloon | All bikes are welcome + check out drink specials and bites from Tilford’s Wood Fired Pizza. 🏍️

Cooking with Chef Alex | Tues., Oct. 19 | 5:45 p.m. | Join this Facebook live event to cook classic beef stroganoff with Chef Alex — remember to get the ingredients in advance. 

Mean Girl’s Trivia | Tues., Oct. 19 | 7 p.m. | Little Woodrow’s Tech Ridge | Sign up for trivia at 6:30 p.m. and get ready to put your mean girl knowledge to the test. 💋

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Wine Wednesday | Wed., Oct. 20 | 12-11 p.m. | Wanderlust Wine Co., 610 N. I-35 | Pour into this sweet deal: 50% off all wines on tap. 🍷

Austin Motel Presents: Full Moon Swims | Wed., Oct. 20 | 5-10 p.m. | Austin Motel |  $15 | Swim under the Austin moonlight + sip on Moontowner Spritz from the legendary pool’s bar. 

Cosmic Bike Night | Wed., Oct. 20 | 7-10 p.m. | Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden | All bikes are welcome and enjoy local draft beer and bites from food trucks in the beer garden. 

Full Moon Chakra Bowls | Wed., Oct. 20 | 5:30-6:45 p.m. | Singing Bowl Lady, 4210 Spicewood Spring Rd., Ste. 201 | $35 | Be “bowled” at this full moon chakra balancing sound bath. ⭐ 

Austin Film Festival | Wed., Oct. 20-Thurs., Oct. 28 | Times vary | Various locations | Free+ | View nationally and locally acclaimed films and attend panels on the craft at Austin’s 28th annual Film Festival.

Thursday, Oct. 21

Future of Communication Ideation Workshop | Thurs., Oct. 21 | 4-5 p.m. | Free | Brainstorm creative solutions to improving the Instagram app. 💡   

Beth Lee and the Breakups & Bigfoot and the Gregs | Thurs., Oct. 21 | 7-9 p.m. | Meanwhile Brewing Company | Free | Jam out to blues and rock on the outdoor stage.

SAFE & Sound Benefit Concert | Thurs., Oct. 21 | 6:30-11 p.m. | The Far Out Lounge and Stage | $25+ | This benefit concert will feature local artists like Tameca Jones and Drew Davis — funds will support The SAFE Alliance.

Friday, Oct. 22

Los Lobos at Antone’s – Night Two | Fri., Oct. 22 | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | Antone’s | $50 | Come out to listen to this band + stay for the beer-steamed “Cliffy Dog” hotdogs.

Murder!: An Improvised Whodunnit | Fri., Oct. 22 | 8-9 p.m. | Fallout Theater | $15 | There’s been a murder, now it’s time to solve it at this comedy show. 🔎  

Saturday, Oct. 23

Puptopia Festival Austin | Sat., Oct. 23 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Mueller Lake Park | $30 | Bring your pup out to relax in the K9 lounge + watch a ball pit-jumping show. 🐶

Mo Lowda & The Humble | Sat., Oct. 23 | 9-11:59 p.m. | Antone’s | $17.50+ | Check out this indie rock band + special guest The Mammoth and Dizzy Dames.

Transformational Real Estate Boot Camp | Sat., Oct. 23-Sun., Oct. 24 | 5 p.m. | Learn tips from real estate investors and rental experts.  

2021 Texas Book Festival | Sat., Oct. 23-Sun., Oct. 31 | Times vary | Virtual + Austin Central Library & Symphony Square | Free | Read all about it at this local festival for book enthusiasts with virtual sessions and in-person events. 📚

Sunday, Oct. 24

Lone Star Farmers Market | Sun., Oct. 24 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria | Head to the Central Plaza lawn to shop 40+ local vendors and enjoy live music

Mt. Joy with Briston Maroney | Sun., Oct. 24 | 7-10:30 p.m. | Stubb’s Austin | $40+ | Listen to Mt. Joy’s fall tour at the Waller Creek Amphitheater.

Bat City Cidercade Monthly Tournament | Sun., Oct. 24 | 3:30-8 p.m. | Cidercade Austin | $10 cash tourney registration free | Come for this tourney and stay for the door prizes — check-in at 3:15 p.m.

TLLC Trunk or Treat | Sun., Oct. 24 | 4 p.m. | Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, 9508 Great Hills Trl. | Free | Church members + volunteers will decorate trunks with a Halloween theme +  hand out treats to the kids. 

Oct.25-Oct.31

Monday, Oct. 25

Improv 101 | Mon., Oct. 25 | 7-10p.m. | ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Rd. | $225 | Join this class to learn the fundamentals of improvisation.   

Isaiah Rashad | Mon., Oct. 25 | 8 p.m. | Emo’s Austin | $45 | Listen to this Tennessee-based rapper perform on his tour promoting his newest album.

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Zooming with Caffeine | Tues., Oct. 26 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Free | Join this online drop-in networking meeting including games + breakout sessions. 

Deer Fellow | Tues., Oct. 26 | 7-9 p.m. | Meanwhile Brewing Company | Free | Head to the outdoor stage to listen to music by Indie folk + chamber pop duo Deer Fellow. 

ILEA Presents: Hocus Pocus Movie Night | Tues., Oct. 26 | 6-9 p.m. | Fair Market | $15+ | Watch this classic Halloween movie and get bites from 2 food trucks. 🪄 

Annual Adult Night Halloween Party | Tues., Oct. 26 | 7-11 p.m. | Playland Skate Center | Join in on this spooky fun night by entering the Halloween costume — cash prizes offered. 

Late At The Lake | Tues., Oct. 26 | 8-11 a.m. | Mozart’s Coffee Roasters | Free | Check out Mozart’s Tuesday night live music variety show on Lake Austin.

MasterChef Live! | Tues., Oct. 26 | 7-10 p.m. | Long Center | $29+ | This family-friendly show will feature cooking demonstrations + food challenges. 🍽️

Franc Moody with Reva Devito | Tues., Oct. 26 | 8-11 p.m. | Antone’s Nightclub | $20+ | Get ready for this show — doors open at 7 p.m. 

Comedy Show at Bakers Street Pub | Tues., Oct. 26 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Baker Street Pub & Grill – South Austin | Free | Enjoy this show featuring local comedians. 😂

Austin After Dark Film Festival | Tues., Oct. 26 | 5-10 p.m. | Austin Film Society Cinema, 6406 N. IH-35, Suit 3100 | $25 | Watch a live screening of some spooky independent short films competing for awards in dark drama, science fiction and more.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

Wine Wednesday | Wed., Oct. 27 | 12-11 p.m. | Wanderlust Wine Co., 610 N. I-35 | Pour into this sweet deal: 50% off all wines on tap. 🍷

The Sword | Wed., Oct. 27 | 6 p.m. | Empire Control Room & Garage | $25 | This show includes Nothing, Starcrawler, Frankie Rose, Here Lies Man, and Enumclaw.

Julien Baker |  Wed., Oct. 27 | 7-11 p.m. | Stubb’s Austin | $22 | Along with Julia Baker, catch DEHD and Katie Malco at this show.

Thursday, Oct. 28

Ladies Night | Thurs., Oct. 21 | 6 p.m. | District Kitchen + Cocktails | This will be a night of fellowship and cocktails hosted by Bethany Lutheran Church.   

​​The Floating Flamingo Boat Cruise on Lake Austin | Thurs., Oct. 28 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Loop 360 Boat Ramp | $5 cash parking fee | This boat cruise includes prizes, food, drinks, and tunes from a DJ — wear pink for extra swag. 🛥️ 

Paintin For Fun | Thurs., Oct. 28 | 7-10 p.m. | 3511 E. 7th St. | $40 | Attend this art class and paint using acrylics — no painting experience required. 🎨

Diplo | Thurs., Oct. 28 | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | The Concourse Project | $70+ | Diplo will be joined by Elderbrook, Amtrac, and Zen Freeman during this cool concert. 

Friday, Oct. 29

Rogue Invitational at Dell Diamond | Fri., Oct. 29 | 2 p.m. | Dell Diamond | $45 | This 3-day  CrossFit competition will feature various sports + the inaugural Strongman competition.  

Pumpkin Nights | Fri., Oct. 29-Sun., Oct. 31 | 6-11 p.m. | Pioneer Farms | $16+ | It’s the last weekend to enjoy the pumpkin passage, monster mash, neon reef, and The Forbidden City. 

Halloween Party ‘Glow’ Rave Costume | Fri., Oct. 29 | 8 p.m.-5 a.m. | $30 | This Halloween party includes a costume contest, social icebreakers, and live music. 

Trick or Drink: Austin Halloween Bar Crawl | Fri., Oct. 29-Mon.,Nov. 1 | 6 p.m.-12 a.m. | $15+ | Get spooky during this 3-day event, which features drink specials from some of the best bars in town. 🍻

Saturday, Oct. 30 

Rogue Invitational at Dell Diamond | Sat, Oct. 30 | 2 p.m. | Dell Diamond | $45 | This CrossFit competition will feature various sports + the inaugural Strongman competition. 

Haunted W Hotel Austin Halloween Costume Party | Sat., Oct. 30 | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | W Austin | $35 | Get ready for a night of cocktails and fun at this costume ball.  

The 4th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl | Sat., Oct. 30 | 4-12 a.m. | Parlor & Yard | $15+ | Tap into the spooky season at the bar crawl — includes 2 complimentary drinks + an exclusive “crawl map.” 🍻

Austin Halloween Party | Sat., Oct. 30 | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | The Venue ATX | $20+ | Get your coolest costume out for this huge spooktacular party. 

Tinlicker at The Concourse Project | Sat., Oct. 30 | 10 p.m.-2 a.m. | The Concourse Project | $20+ | Vibe out to this Dutch electronic music group from the Netherlands.   

5k Fun Run/Walk + Fall Fest | Sat., Oct. 30 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Circle Brewing Company | $30 | Run, walk, or jog to the finish line where beer will be waiting for you. 👟 

Viva la Vida Fest 2021 | Sat. Oct. 30 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Virtual + Mexic-Arte Museum | $7 | Learn Day of the Dead recipes and watch a parade online or check out this year’s exhibition in person.

Sunday, Oct. 31

Rogue Invitational at Dell Diamond | Sat, Oct. 31 | 2 p.m. | Dell Diamond | $45 | This CrossFit competition features various sports + the inaugural Strongman competition.

Halloween Party at Anderson Mill Pub | Sun., Oct. 31 | 4 p.m. | Anderson Mill Pub | Sons of Ra will be performing — costumes encouraged. 

​​Spooky Silent Disco Party | Sun., Oct. 31 | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | The Belmont | $10+ | Put on headphones with your glow in the dark gear and get ready to dance it out to 3 DJs spinning tunes at the party. 🎧 

Gorgon City + Vintage Culture + PAX | Sun., Oct. 31 | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | The Concourse Project | $35+ | Party to electronic music all night. 

Howl and Roll | Sun., Oct. 31 | 7 p.m. | Bartholomew’s Roller Derby Track | Roll into this Halloween costume skate party — candy and scares provided.

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat 2021 | Sun., Oct. 31 | 6-8 p.m. | Katherine Fleischer Park | Free | Car trunks + truck beds will be filled with candy and goodies for the community. 🍭