Upcoming Events

October 2018

October 11, 2018 | 7:00PM

Screening: The Films of Ed Ruscha

Harry Ransom Center

A rare opportunity to see a trio of iconic artist Ed Ruscha's classic films. Salad meets seduction in Premium (1971, 24 minutes), starring artist Larry Bell and model Léon Bing; an auto mechanic spends a very strange day working on a Ford Mustang in Miracle (1975, 28 minutes), with artist Jim Ganzer and actress Michelle Phillips; and musician Mason Williams reads artist's books by Ed Ruscha in the deadpan film The Books of Ed Ruscha (1969; 2012, 38 minutes). Line forms upon arrival of the first patron, and doors open 30 minutes in advance.

October 17, 2018 | 9:00 am

National Fossil Day

Texas Memorial Museum

National Fossil Day ™ is a nationwide celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values. Texas Memorial Museum will offer free activities with paid admission!  Details on our website.  Come explore Austin's ancient history!      

October 17, 2018 | 5:30 pm

Drinking About Museums–October Happy Hour


Join us for Austin Museum Partnership's October Happy Hour. New location! We are moving Happy Hour around, and are trying Batch on Manor Road. The AMP's monthly #DrinkingAboutMuseums Happy Hour is a low-key networking opportunity for museum professionals to meet and collaborate. -Come talk shop, and hear about upcoming exhibits and programs at other local museums. -Catch up on the up-and-coming trends and issues in the museum world. -Troubleshoot with others and ask for advice. -Learn about job opportunities, or discuss partnership ideas. #atxmuseums

October 20, 2018 | 10am

Murder, Mayhem and Misadventure Walking Tour at Oakwood Cemetery

Save Austins Cemeteries

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/