Upcoming Events

October 2017

October 24, 2017 | 6 PM

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Playwright Lynn Nottage to Speak

Harry Ransom Center

Over the past 25 years, Lynn Nottage's plays—Crumbs from the Table of JoyIntimate Apparel, and the Pulitzer Prize–winning dramas Ruined and Sweat—have established her as one of the most original and incisive voices in theatre. Join Nottage as she offers insight into her creative process and reflects on the current state of the American theatre. Co-sponsored by the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Will take place at Jessen Auditorium. Members of the Harry Ransom Center receive priority entry at this program. Doors open at 5:20 p.m. for members and at 5:30 p.m. for the general public. Members must present their membership cards for priority entry; one seat per membership card. Members arriving after 5:30 p.m. will join the general queue.

October 24, 2017 | 6 PM

Type Hike: Designers’ Talk and Roundtable

Visual Arts Center

In conjunction with the Courtyard Gallery exhibition Type Hike — featuring posters that celebrate and support the national parks and outdoors — eight Austin-based designers from the project come together to discuss their experiences working in Texas as well as their reflections on Type Hike and the importance of doing pro-bono design work for causes they believe in. Designers include John Coleman, Lauren Dickens, Jolie Durand, James Walker, Simon Walker, Steve Wolf and Keith Young.

October 28, 2017 | 10am

Murder, Mayhem and Misadventure Walking Tour at Oakwood Cemetery

Save Austins Cemeteries

Please join us for the 11th annual Murder, Mayhem & Misadventure Walking Tour at Historic Oakwood Cemetery, an "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 1870s-1930s 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 questions, call or text 512-917-1666, email us at info@sachome.org, or find us online at www.sachome.org or on Facebook @SaveAustinsCemeteries