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Austin Saturday, September 30 Events

Old Pecan Street Fall Festival
Musicians, food vendors, artists and craftspeople turn Sixth Street, originally named Pecan Street, into a lively street fair. Location: East Sixth Street. Call 512-443-6179 for more info. Event ID: 10/1

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.

Parade
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

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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