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Austin Weekend Guide: October 31 – November 2, 2014

Happy Halloween (weekend) Austin! With plenty of tricks and treats around every corner in our “weird” city, you are most likely to find someway to spend the weekend. Whether it’s rocking out with zombies, laughing at the movies or heading out to COTA for some Formula 1, we hope you have a fun and safe Halloween. Here are three events that last all weekend long.

(Photo Credit: Circuit of the Americas)

(Photo Credit: Circuit of the Americas)

How the West Was Formula 1

Last year, 250,325 guests ventured to Austin and filled the Circuit of The Americas (COTA). This year it is sure to be bigger than ever. Apart from the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, there will also be The Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli, the longest standing single-mark championship series. And on Sunday, guests can “watch the world’s best drivers take a lap” in classic cars during the pre-race Drivers Parade.

WHEN: Times vary. Please click here to see schedule.

WHERE:
Circuit of The Americas
9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd
Austin, TX 78617

TICKETS: Starting at $299. Please click here to purchase.

(Photo Credit: Examiner)

(Photo Credit: Examiner)

House of Torment

In its “12th season of terror,” House of Torment is back and ready to make you and your friends scream. With “terrifying creatures, dancers and entertainers that interact with you,” to the special effects and stunts, it attracts tens of thousands fans each year. It has even been named “One of America’s Scariest Haunted Attractions” by the Travel Channel. The Wall Street Journal also called it “20,000 feet of terror.”

There are three attractions this year. They include “Blackthorne District Realms Collide,” “Cursed: The Coven,” and “Slaughterhouse: The Feeding.”

WHEN: 7 p.m. to midnight

WHERE:
Highland Mall
523 E. Highland Mall Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752

TICKETS: $24.99 to $28.99 Please click here to purchase tickets.

(Photo Credit: Long Center)

(Photo Credit: Long Center)

 

Tapestry Dance Company presents Soul/Sole Connections

“All of us have our unique connection to the world, to our spirit and through our soul – rhythm is the thread that makes the connections for all of us.” As the Tapestry Dance Company opens their 26th Season,  they will celebrate some of the best tap artists from around the world. Created by Artistic Director Acia Gray, Soul/Sole Connections will showcase that journey through the diverse language of the multi-form tap dance.

WHEN:

Friday at 8 p.m.
Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 and 8 p.m.

WHERE:
Long Center
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704

TICKETS:  $19. Please click here to purchase tickets.

Happy Halloween!

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