OCT. 30—In support of Movember, a November tradition in which men grow a mustache throughout the month, TOMS Shoes celebrates by hosting a free event at its Austin location, 1401 S. Congress Ave., that allows men to start the month clean shaven. In addition, the event includes free whiskey drinks and an acoustic performance from Austin-based band White Denim. www.toms.com
OCT. 30—The City Theatre continues to host the production "Farce Of Nature," a Southern-inspired comedy that follows the Wilburn family of Arkansas. The show runs on select dates through Nov. 16. 8 p.m. (Thu.–Sat.), 5:30 p.m. (Sun.). $10 (Thu. only), $15 (general), $20–$25 (front/second row reserved); group/student discounts available. 512-524-2870. www.citytheatreaustin.org.
OCT. 31—Local artists create and then hide Austin-themed pieces of work at notable locations throughout the city, and scavengers can find clues to their whereabouts under the hashtag #ATXFreeArtFriday. SprATX hosts the final of three citywide art searches. Follow the hashtag and the group's Instagram for more information the day of the event. All day. Times vary. Locations vary.
OCT. 31—Dia de Los Muertos Texas Fireworks, a five-year Halloween tradition, returns in celebration of Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday for remembering and honoring those who have died. Money raised at this year's event benefits Austin-based charities Capital Area Food Bank, House the Homeless and Austin Harm Reduction. 9:30 p.m. Free. Kreig Baseball Fields, 517 S. Pleasant Valley Road. www.planetktexasfireworks.com
OCT. 31–NOV. 2—Circuit of The Americas hosts the 2014 United States Grand Prix, the American leg of the Federation International de L'Automobile Formula 1 World Championship. Team Mercedes heads into the event as the front-runner. 2 p.m. $139 (bleacher seating), $249 (general admission). Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd. 512-301-6600. www.circuitoftheamericas.com, www.formula1.com
Complementing this year's Formula 1 activity is the 2014 Fan Fest in downtown Austin featuring musical acts Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, De La Soul and Texas Tornados, among others. 5 p.m.–midnight (Fri.), 2–11:45 p.m. (Sat.), noon–5 p.m. (Sun.). Free. Downtown Austin (various locations). www.circuitoftheamericas.com/cotafanfest
NOV. 1—Artist Ellen Heck holds an opening reception for her solo show, 'Connections,' a study of identity that features large-scale abstract works, intimate portraits and interactive projects such as a 9-foot-tall artist book, a connecting card game and more. The exhibit runs through Nov. 29. 6–8 p.m. Free. Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W. Sixth St. 512-472-7428. www.wallyworkmangallery.com
NOV. 1—The fifth annual Austin Tequila Fest is hosted at Casa Chapala's new location on Research Boulevard and includes tequila, mezcal and sotol tastings. The Day of the Dead–themed event includes a VIP lounge and an after-party with music by DJ Mamaloni. Proceeds from the event benefit Austin Pets Alive. A discount is offered for purchasing tickets on the website. 5:30–midnight. $40 and up. Casa Chapala, 9041 Research Blvd., Ste. 100. 512-459-4242. www.casachapala.com