Weekend Itinerary- Oct. 30-Nov. 5

The Weekend Itinerary is here! For the week of Oct. 30-Oct. 5, Citygram recommends:


October 30

Closing Night of Austin Film Festival

Film pass/ $65

Thursday is the final day of Austin Film Festival and it’s closing with a screening of Rosewater, an American drama that is written and directed by Jon Stewart that was an offical selection of the Telluride Film Festival. The film is based on Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy’s memoir, “Then They Came for Me,” the story of Canadian-Iranian journalist Bahari’s detainment and imprisonment in Iran. The film begins at 8:30pm; film pass required for entry.


October 30

Cider Summit

FREE tastings

It’s kind of all about the beer this week in Austin, but on Thursday at 6pm at drink.well. you’ll be able to meet the cider makers (Wes Mikel of Argus Cidery and Nick Doughty of Texas Keeper Cider) and enjoy complimentary tastings of released and soon-to-be-released ciders from these two makers. Argus Cider and Texas Keeper bottles and pints will be on special, and they folks at drink.well. will also have suggested food pairings to go with these tasty ciders.


October 31

Hallopalooza at Benji’s Cantina

$40

Benji’s Cantina is throwing a Halloween bash complete with a fajita buffet, costume contest, live DJ acts (announcement to come soon) and face painting. Party in style on their beautiful West 6th St. rooftop and enjoy the full bar (two Deep Eddy cocktails included with your ticket) and all you can eat buffet while you get rowdy, Halloween style. Buy your tickets here before they sell out!


October 31

Gourdough’s Creepy Halloween Carnival

FREE admission

In celebration of its second anniversary and Halloween, Gourdough’s is hosting a “Creepy Halloween Carnival” perfectly themed for all you freaks out there. Staff will be in character as freaky circus performers while you play carnival games, take selfies in the freak show photo booth, sing karaoke, drink in the biergarten, compete for the title of best costume, and of course eat some incredibly delicious Gourdough’s doughnuts for dessert. All ages are welcome from 7-9pm, but after 9:00 the event will be 21 and over.


October 31

Craft Pride Halloween Costume Party and Pumpkin Beer Tappings

FREE admission

Can’t get enough pumpkin beer? Then don’t miss Craft Pride’s Halloween costume party this Friday, where you’ll have your pick of five or more pumpkin beers on tap, all from right here in Texas, in celebration of Austin Beer Week. Show up in costume or don’t, but there’s no admission fee for this one, and you’ll have live music by the Bus Stop Stallions starting at 7pm.


October 31

The Ultimate Halloween House Party at Spiderhouse Ballroom

FREE

Spiderhouse Ballroom will host a rad dance party from 9pm-1:30am on Halloween, with performances by Dead Right, Union Specific, Hollis Webb and Four Fights Per Pint, while DJ Might Fly spins 90’s, dance and hip hop music on the patio. The costume contest begins at midnight, with prizes totaling $500! With plenty of drink specials, beers on tap and no cover charge, this is the place to party on Halloween without spending a ton.


October 31-Nov. 2

Fan Fest

FREE

Celebrate Austin’s Formula 1 Grand Prix downtown this weekend with free performances by dozens of artists. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, De La Soul, Black Joe Lewis, Dirty Heads, Whiskey Shivers, Heartless Bastards and Grupo Fantasma are just some of the amazing shows you’ll be able to catch throughout the weekend. The weekend is packed with tons of activities for adults and kids alike. Check out big wheel drift racing, karoake, the photo booth, costume contest, mechanical bull and other Halloween activities such as a haunted graveyard and pumpkin carving. The music starts at 6:45pm on Friday, with the last acts taking the stage around 10:45 each night. Most of the action will take place in and around Republic Square Park. Click  here or the map, or view the full schedule here.


October 31-Nov. 2

Formula One USGP

Listed as a Bucket List experience by Forbes, America’s only Formula One racing event still has tickets available. Last year, 250,325 guests filled Circuit of The Americas making it one of the highest attended F1 Grand Prix races of the 2013 season. In addition to the Formula One USGP, race enthusiasts can also catch The Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, and the pre-race Drivers Parade – where the world’s best drivers take a lap in your favorite classic cars. For more info and tickets, click here.


Nov. 2

FELIZ

FREE

Ringing in its third year, FELIZ is your chance to start the Christmas shopping season. Choose from handmade crafts from a careful selection of independent designers, makers, and artists for a one-day sale from 10am -6pm this Sunday at the Palm Door. Meet artisans from around the country, as well as several local vendors that keep our arts landscape so inspired.


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