Upcoming Events

October 2018

October 25, 2018 | 6:00PM

“Round Midnight” Screening and Book Signing

Harry Ransom Center

Maxine Gordon introduces the film "Round Midnight” (1986), starring her late husband, jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon, who received an Oscar nomination for his performance. Gordon plays Dale Turner, a tenor saxophone player who leaves the U.S. for Paris in the 1950s. Directed by Bertrand Tavernier (runtime: 131 min., Rated R). Maxine Gordon will sign copies of her book, “Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon.”

October 27, 2018 | 10am

Murder, Mayhem and Misadventure Walking Tour at Oakwood Cemetery

Save Austins Cemeteries

Date Changed to 10/27 due to rain! Please join us for the 12th annual Murder, Mayhem & Misadventure Walking Tour at Historic Oakwood Cemetery, Austin's historic "outdoor museum" founded in 1839.  The free tours cover the chilling, untimely deaths of residents of Oakwood portrayed by actors at their grave sites. The 45-minute tours highlight historical (not scary) events from the 1800s and start every 15-20 minutes between 10 am-3: Kids under adult supervision are welcome, but please leave your pets at home and wear closed-toed shoes. The tours are sponsored by Save Austin's Cemeteries so donations are welcome to support gravestone cleaning and restoration projects of 1800s monuments. For more info, visit mmmtour.sachome.org, call or text 512-917-1666, email us at info@sachome.org, or find us on Facebook @SaveAustinsCemeteries or Instagram.com/save.atx.cemeteries/