October Events: What a ‘Boo’-tiful Month!

October 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

October 8-10, 2010
Austin City Limits Music Festival
The 5th Annual Austin City Limits Music Festival will showcase the music of Austin as well as other regional and national acts on 6 stages for three days in Zilker Park.

October 8, 7 pm
Movies in the Park
Elizabeth Milburn Park, Cedar Park

October 8-10, 2010
23rd Annual Gruene Music & Wine Fest
The Gruene Music & Wine Fest is held each year in Gruene Historic District, in New Braunfels, Texas. Gruene is located in the Texas Hill Country, 30 minutes north of San Antonio, and 45 minutes south of Austin, on IH-35. The Gruene Music & Wine Fest began in 1987 with the purpose of promoting Texas and Americana music in a fun and relaxed setting while raising funds for the United Way of Comal County. Over the years, it has become a three day celebration not only of Texas and Americana music, but also a celebration of Texas Wine Month.

October 8-10, 2010
Curious George Live
Starring in his own original live musical stage production and – for the first time – touring arena and theater stages throughout the country, Curious George is on a mission to help Chef Pisghetti win a world-famous meatball competition. This adventure takes him to Rome and The Golden Meatball Contest. With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled, entertaining story with lots of music and dance that the whole family will enjoy.

October 8-10, 2010
Texas Mesquite Art Festival
Marktplatz DT, Fredericksburg

Saturday, October 9, 2010
Rainwater Revival
A celebration of rainwater collection, conservation and common sense. The event will include presentations from professionals and end users on rainwater harvesting, tours of systems that are in use, exhibits, vendors, musicians and food/drink. All this will be in a festival like atmosphere in Dripping Springs, Texas at the Roger Hanks Park. A big part of our goal is to further educate and promote rainwater collection in the State of Texas.

Saturday, October 9, 2010
Outlaw Trail 100 Cycling Tour
The Outlaw Trail 100 bike tour features 10, 25, 40, 50, 63 and 100 mile loop courses on county roads through historic Williamson County. Outlaw Trail isn’t competitive; it is an opportunity to join cyclists from across Texas for a ride across Williamson County. There are 9 rest stops set up along the trail for cyclists to grab some snacks or a drink. Riders can ride at their own pace and rely on support from sag wagons and rest stops throughout their ride.

October 14-17, 2010
Kyle Fair and Music
Gregg Clarke Park, Kyle

October 14, 6 – 9 pm
La Dolce Vita – Food and Wine Festival

October 15-17, 2010
Austin Record Convention
Crockett Center
10601 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin

October 16, beginning at 10:00 am
Costumed Pet Parade
110 Old Kyle Road, Wimberley

October 16, 8am
Williamson County GREAT STRIDES 5k Walk
Cedar Park

Sunday, October 17, 2010
11th Annual IBM Uptown Classic
The Uptown Classic has averaged over 2,000 runners the last 5 years. The route will again go through The Domain Shopping Center and the scenic IBM campus, passing IBM Tivoli Systems, Austin’s first LEED certified building. We are the only 10K in the Austin Distance Challenge and are expecting more than 3000 participants.

Sunday, October 17, 2010
My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m Still in Therapy
Join Steve Solomon for the hilarious second chapter of his smash hit comedy inspired by his comical family and all the people in his life whose sole purpose is to drive him into therapy. Returning with the brand new sequel to his show My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m in Therapy, you don’t have to be Jewish or Italian to laugh til your sides ache. The first show, in which Solomon portrayed a bewildering array of his wacky family and friends, was a hit Off-Broadway and across North America. My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m Still in Therapy features more hilarious tales from Solomon’s chaotic life. “Steve Solomon is Alan King, Billy Crystal, a smidgen of Don Rickles and George Carlin all thrown in.” Variety Magazine. One World Theatre.

October 21-28, 2010
Austin Film Festival
Every October since 1994, Austin Film Festival has gathered industry professionals, aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters and film lovers for a week of interactive conference panels, film screenings, parties and networking. The first festival of its kind, the AFF & Conference creates an intimate and casual setting for attendees and panelists to discuss their craft. After a day of panels, Festival attendees and panelists alike head to film premieres, networking parties and the legendary Driskill Bar to discuss screenwriting and filmmaking.

Friday, October 22, 2010
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Texas Performing Arts presents an exquisite evening of Mozart performed by the incomparable Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra with renowned pianist Jonathan Biss. During the past 50 years, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields has become one of the world s most in-demand chamber orchestras. Known for its superlative performances and award-winning recordings (over 500), the Academy maintains a busy international concert schedule. Alongside its performances with Sir Neville Marriner, Artistic Director Kenneth Sillito collaborates with some of today s most thrilling musicians, including Murray Perahia, Joshua Bell, Julia Fischer, Julian Rachlin, Janine Jansen, and Anthony Marwood. Bass Concert Hall.

October 23-24, 2010
Annual Texas Clay Festival
The 16th annual Texas Clay Festival will be held in the Gruene Historical District of New Braunfels on October 25 & 26 2008. Featuring the work of over 60 Texas potters and clay artists, the festival offers the opportunity to view and purchase a wide variety of pottery, from traditional to sculptural by the top clay artist in the state. Take this unique opportunity to watch and learn as demonstrations are held in four tents throughout both days. From forming on the potter’s wheel to hand-building to raku firing, there is something for everyone.

Sunday, October 24, 2010
Arthouse Austin Public Reopening
Noon to 8:00 pm. Arthouse holds the Public Reopening of the renovated and expanded Jones Center, located in downtown Austin. The day features family activities and engaging public programs designed around the new building and the exciting inaugural exhibitions. This event is no-charge and open to the public.

Monday, October 25, 2010
Luciana Souza Trio
Grammy winner Luciana Souza is one of jazz s leading singers and interpreters. As a performer, she transcends traditional boundaries around musical styles, possessing a solid understanding and proficiency in jazz, world music, and new music. Her delivery brings emotional clarity and honesty to her vast repertoire. Souza has performed and recorded with greats like Paul Simon and Herbie Hancock, and boasts a complete discography of more than 50 records as a side singer. Four of Souza s eight acclaimed solo releases were nominated for Grammy Awards. Hogg Memorial Auditorium.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Cyro Baptista
Texas Performing Arts is proud to present Cyro Baptista performing his classical program, Villa-Lobos/Vira-Loucos, an evening focused on Baptista’s 1997 solo debut album of the same name. In this acclaimed collection, Cyro interprets and deconstructs a number of themes by the early twentieth-century classical Brazilian composer Hector Villa-Lobos. The recording is considered a true testament to Baptista s mastery of music and the live experience beckons to you on a musical journey that is dynamic, virtuosic, grooving, and absolutely unique in sound and vision. Hogg Memorial Auditorium.

October 28-29, 2010
MOMIX: Botanica
In this highly anticipated Austin appearance, revolutionary dance company MOMIX brings its breathtaking fantasy piece Botanica to the Bass Concert Hall stage for two incredible evenings. Legendary choreographer Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props, and pure talent to create an unforgettable multimedia experience. Bass Concert Hall.

October 30-31, 2010
Tour de Gruene Bicycle Classic
The history, charm, and ambiance of the unique town of Gruene, between Austin and San Antonio, provide the perfect setting for our bicycle classic events that meander along the tree lined banks of the Guadalupe River and the enchanting limestone cliffs of the Balcones Fault. Step back in time as you bask in the warm Texas sunshine all while riding through the heart of Texas – then shop, dance, wine and dine in the town that has gently been resisting change since 1872.

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