It might be fall, but it’s still hot in Texas. Cool off this weekend with more beer than you can drink or more screen writers than you can meet. Chow down on Texas BBQ or cheer up with Tejas traditions.

 

Drinker

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BeerFeast 2016

Saturday, October 15th
Flying Saucer

Toast to potables at the 9th annual beer tasting festival. Austin’s drought emporium will feature over 50 breweries and 80 craft beers. Savor limited-release selections, sample 12 beers and take home a special BeerFeast tasting glass. Refuel with tasty local favorites from food trucks on site. Tickets start at $35

 

Foodie

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Gettin’ Sauced

Sunday, October 16th
Shady Springs Party Barn

Prepare to drool at the 6th annual BBQ sauce contest and festival. Feast on BBQ from 12  Texas vendors including Louie Mueller Barbecue and Black’s Barbecue. Wash it down with beer from six Texas breweries. Jam out with live music from Big State and The Shady Rest Band. Vote for your favorite sauce and enter door prizes. Tickets start at $40.

 

Movie Buff

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Austin Film Festival

October 13th – 20th
Downtown Venues

Explore the joys of cinema at the 23rd annual screen writer’s conference. The 8-day event features film screeningspanels and parties that showcase professional and amateur screenplays. The long list of celebrity panelists attending this year include Paul FeigKent AltermanBurnie BurnsWendy Calhoun and more. Passes start at $75

 

New Austinite

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Dia de los Muertos Festival

Saturday, October 15th
Fiesta Gardens

Easter Seals Central Texas presents the annual Day of the Dead celebration. The entire family can experience Mexican traditions including a parade, dancing and decorating sugar skulls. Music fans will enjoy the artist lineup that includes Ozomatli and the heavy metal band, Metalachi. Proceeds will benefit those suffering from disabilities in the area. Support a great cause and honor your loved ones. Tickets start at $30.

 

 

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