International nonprofit organization of female culinary professionals Les Dames d’Escoffier present the Third Annual Austin Food Fight, a charity auction offering food, vacations and food and wine events for auction, with the profits going to local culinary scholarships and farm-to-plate initiatives.
WHAT: Murder, Mayhem and Misadventure Walking Tour
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 29 Tours begin every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Oakwood Cemetery
1601 Navasota Street
This Halloween a walking tour of Austin’s cemeteries will introduce participants to the lives and deaths of Austin’s early citizens, with research accumulated from historical newspapers and sexton records. The tours will be presented by Save Austin’s Cemeteries.
WHAT: Soundspace: Music and Dance
WHEN: Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. MLK Jr. Boulevard
ADMISSION: Included in museum admission; free to UT staff, faculty and students
At the Blanton Museum of Art, the mobile concert Soundspace will be traveling to various spaces. Featuring a variety of musical and dance genres, each performance will feature one dancer and one musician specially attuned to the acoustics of their space.
Last Act Theatre Company is debuting its production of Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, “Titus Andronicus,” on Thursday night, just in time for Halloween.
Mr. Johnny Depp himself will grace Austin with his presence this weekend for the Austin Film Festival. Here to receive an award for his extraordinary contribution to the industry, the actor will also introduce and answer questions about his latest film, “The Rum Diary,” at the Paramount Theatre on Friday.
WHAT: Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival
WHEN: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Auditorium Shores
Fall has finally arrived to Austin, and the weather could not be anymore beautiful for a picnic. This Saturday, more than 40 local trailer food vendors are selling their tasty samples for $3 each at the Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival at Auditorium Shores. Lounge out with friends and family, while enjoying live music, cook-offs and great food.
The four-piece Austin-based group White Denim brings its melodic, lo-fi sound to the Stubb’s stage with Manchester Orchestra, The Dear Hunter and Little Hunter.
Pulitzer-winning writer Jennifer Egan will be reading and discussing her award-winning novel “A Visit from the Goon Squad” tonight. The coming of age novel received critical reception for its innovative delve into growing up and unconventional short story-like structure.
WHAT: The Michener Center for Writers presents Jennifer Egan
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 13 from
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: ACE building, auditorium 2.302
To celebrate the debut of its latest exhibition, “El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You About Africa,” this month’s B Scene is ’70s funk and soul-inspired. A Ghana-born artist who grew up in Nigeria, El Anatsui’s sculptural and wall arts are heavily influenced and inspired by the West African region he grew up in. There will be performances from Hard Proof (members of Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears) and Black Red Black and gallery tours.
WHAT: B Scene: Afrobeat
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Blanton Museum
ADMISSION: $5 for members, $12 for public
On tour for his latest novel, “Freedom,” award-winning American author Jonathan Franzen will speak about the best seller at Bass Concert Hall on Friday. Praised from its strong portrayal and criticism on modern social structure and norms, Franzen’s sophmore novel “The Corrections” won the National Book Award and was translated into 35 languages.
WHAT: Jonathan Franzen
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Bass Concert Hall
ADMISSION: Tickets start at $10