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Gruene Music & Wine Fest
This Americana event features the best in live Texas music and Texas food and wines at Gruene Hall and The Grapevine in Historic Gruene Texas. Come celebrate with vintner and music events, wine & food samplings, the Great Guitar Auction and a very special Sunday Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist. Location: Gruene Historic District. Call 830-629-5077 for more info. Event ID: 10/8

St. Elias Mediterranean Festival
Mark your calendar now for one of Austin’s most beloved, delicious, and fun-filled festivals. Look forward to highlights such as music and dancing by two authentic Mediterranean bands, Zein Al-Jundi and her Middle Eastern Ensemble and Ikon, a Greek Band playing the songs of Zorba the Greek Enjoy the renowned cuisine foods of Lebanon, Palestine, Greece, and Eritea like Gyros, Kibbee, Rolled Grape Leaves, Baklava, and Spanokopeta. Location: St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church grounds, 408 E. 11th St. Call 512-476-2314 for more info. Event ID: 10/7.

The Rocky Horror Show
Dr. Frank N. Furter, the sweet transvestite whose spike heels ignite the party nightly with hilarious abandon, seizes center stage in ZACH's production that was named the Best Musical in Austin. Location: Zachary Scott Theater. Event ID: 11/5.

This performance takes place on the concrete columns and over the edges of the floors of the five-story structure. The dancers and climbers ascend and descend through the use of ropes, cloth, bungee cords, and other aerial techniques to reach heights of up to 80 feet. Location: Intel Building, 400 W. San Antonio. Call 512-736-9700 for more info.

Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival
The Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival is the oldest and largest GLBT film festival in the Southwest and continues its mission to cultivate community through cinema by exhibiting high-quality films that enlighten, educate and entertain. Event ID: 10/7.

This Tony Award winning musical is based on the real life story of Leo Frank- the man wrongfully accused of the 1913 murder of 13 year-old Mary Phagan in Atlanta, Georgia. This astonishing story of injustice, culture-clash, love and politics gave rise to both the Jewish Anti-Defamation League, and the modern day Ku Klux Klan. Location: Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward's University. Call 512-448-8484 for more info. Event ID: 10/8

Animal Secrets
Where does a chipmunk sleep? What does an eagle feel its young? Kids can answer these questions and more by exploring the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. Children and adults use imaginative role-play and hands-on activities to explore in the five naturalistic environments. Location: Austin Children's Museum. Call 512-472-2499 for more info. Event ID: 1/6/07

Luca Cambiaso
Luca Cambiaso is known as the first great "modern" artist in Genoa. His works inspired innovation and influence throughout Italy in the early 18th century. This is the first exhibition of Cambiaso's work in 50 years and the first presentation ever outside of Italy’s coastal Liguria area. Location: Blanton Museum of Art. Call 512-471-7324 for more details. Event ID: 1/14/07

Power to the People: The Electrification of Rural Texas
Walk into a world before television, computers, the i-pod, even refrigerators and running water. The exhibit, Power to the People: The Electrification of Rural Texas, is a unique story of one of the most dramatic events in Texas history. Rural Texas in the 1930s was still in the dark as electric lines hadn’t penetrated the beautiful, but rugged Texas Hill Country. Location: LBJ Library and Museum. Open Daily 9-5 (except Christmas) Free Admission. id:5.2.07

Big Bugs
David Rogers’ Big Bugs exhibit includes eight enormous sculptures of insects—a 1,200-pound praying mantis, a 7-foot assassin bug and the biggest spider you will ever see. Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Call 512-292-4200 for more info.

Bat Watching
The 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that live beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge take flight in a mass exodus each night at dusk. Located at Congress Ave. & Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78704.

Norman Mailer Takes On America
Drawing on the recently acquired Norman Mailer archive, the exhibition sets the career of Norman Mailer in this cultural context and trace the central role he has played in our awareness and understanding of what Morris Dickstein calls the "shocks of history, politics, and contemporary life" that reshaped the last half of the twentieth century and continue to unsettle the twenty-first. Location: Harry Ransom Center. Call 512-471-8944 for more info. Event ID: 12/31.

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