- National Fossil Day – Wednesday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m to 4:15 p.m. Explore ancient Austin with FREE admission to the Texas Memorial Museum. View schedule of special activities here. Texas Memorial Museum, 2400 Trinity St, Austin.
- Poetry on the Plaza – Wednesday, October 14 at Noon. Claire Redcliffe from the touring Shakespeare company Actors from the London Stage will present a dramatic reading of Perchance to Dream, an exploration of sleep and dreaming in poetry. Light refreshments will be served. FREE! Harry Ransom Center, 300 W 21st St, Austin.
- Texas Radio Live – Wednesday, October 14 from 6-8:00 p.m. Texas Radio Live brings you the very best Texas music with performances from Texas musicians. This week, Dawn & Hawkes and Gary Graves perform. FREE but donations to support the KDRP Radio Mission are appreciated. Read about Catherine’s experience here. Guero’s Oak Garden, 1412 S Congress Ave, Austin.
- Community Halloween Carnival and Haunted House – Thursday, October 15 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Trick or treat! Join the fun at the annual Metz Halloween Carnival. There will be FREE music, door prizes, and a costume contest (ages 0-12). Games will be 25¢ per ticket. Haunted house costs $1.00. Metz Rec Center, 2407 Canterbury St, Austin.
- Sunset Music Series – Thursday, October 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Family-friendly outdoor event featuring live music by Latasha Lee & The BlackTies, food trucks on site, plus kid friendly activities. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. FREE! AISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd, Austin.
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