Lite + Brite: 54 Devilish Austin Events 10/26

Hello, what’s up, and welcome to the Lite + Brite newsletter.

For the second week in a row, we have listed what is arguably “too many” events, but SO WHAT. It is Halloween and we’re doing our best. Every Halloween option is listed in our spreadsheet, to which we’ve added a bunch of new events since last week.

Kick off your Halloweek with us tonight at No Lights No Lycra, our dance party under the shroud of darkness. Brian Blackout and guest DJ Phil Does It will chill your blood and shake your bones with 90 minutes of devilish dance ditties.

Halloween is great for so many reasons, one of them being opportunities for wordplay. Here in ATX you can celebrate Hole-o-ween (Halloween but it’s at Hole in the Wall); Yeehawloween (Halloween but make it country); or Howl-o-ween (Halloween but for dogs). As far as we’re aware nobody is hosting a Hail-o-ween (Halloween but it’s hailing), nor a Halloweiner (Halloween but you eat hot dogs), nor a Hil-o-ween (Halloween but everyone dresses up like Hilary Duff). If you hear of anyone organizing such events, please let us know and we’ll add them to the spreadsheet!

Halloween isn’t the only reason why this week’s newsletter is jam-packed. You’ve also got opportunities to celebrate Day of the Dead with a parade, music, vendors, ofrendas, and pet ofrendas. Annual heavy-hitters the Austin Film Festival, the Roots and Wings Festival, and AfroTech are bringing a week’s worth of events all across the city. Multiple films are getting the live score treatment. AND THERE ARE CREEPY DOLLS. (Not to be confused with creepy paper.)

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Let’s do fun stuff!

—Leila + Brian


It’s Halloweek and our dance party in nearly utter darkness, No Lights No Lycra, seems suddenly like the most thematically creepy thing to do. We’ll be dancing in the dark tonight at West China Tea House with the combined forces of Brian Blackout, DJ Phildoesit, + his many PA speakers of darkness. Expect lots of spooky tunes to mark the occasion. Wondering what sort of music you might hear? Listen to a live recording of our last edition here or scroll to the bottom of this newsletter for a track listing.

In honor of the holiday, No Humans Allowed played an our of synthpop + darkwave songs about ghosts, shadows, flaming churches, the devil’s dancers, children of the night, and more. Listen to Spectral Processing Unit in the Kpiss archives. NHA broadcasts live every Wednesday at 6pm CT on

What is No Lights No Lycra?
Austin’s twice-monthly, judgment-free, substance-free, high-impact dance thing in the dark. It’s a DJ night that’s not at the club, a workout that’s not at the gym, a personal meditation that’s anything but silent. It’s produced by us, your kindly L+B overlords, and usually one or the other of us is on the hook for DJ duties. Read more about us in the Austin Chronicle. You can listen the kind of music we play over on Brian’s Mixcloud.


Friday 10/27

  • Art Island Presents: Shadow Hollow at dadaLab
    “Multi-sensory warehouse art party” w/secret spots, performers, live synth music + killer DJs
  • L’Inferno at Meanwhile Brewing
    Watch a 1910s horror film w/re-envisioned live music soundtrack
  • Death, Drags, and Dropkicks at Highland Lounge
    “Pro wrestling + drag performances, with a side of Halloween horror”
  • 10th Anniversary Night Bazaar at the Asian American Resource Center
    Celebrate Austin’s Asian-American community w/nighttime food + vendors
  • Grave Rave at 1202 Salina St.
    Raves are usually in abandoned warehouses, but aren’t usually haunted by the spirits of the dead
  • Boner Rodeo: A Haunted Hoedown at Come and Take It
    “XXXtreme erotic variety show” gets haunted by some filthy spirits + very good performer names
  • Yeehawloween at Cheer Up Charlie’s
    Austin’s queer country night celebrates w/local celebs, “goth gone country” costume contest
  • Games Y’all October Meetup at the Museum of Human Achievement
    Play + discuss indie games under development + meet the team
  • Ventana Ballet Presents: Undead at Factory on 5th
    Watch some zombified ballet performers before their rigor mortis sets in
  • Malum Malus: Samhain Burlesque at the Vortex
    Samhain-themed “occult-based burlesque performance art”
  • Austin Film Festival at various Austin venues
    Our city’s dedicated festival for moving pictures + those who write them

Saturday 10/28

Sunday 10/29

  • The Very ‘Rary at Laguna Gloria
    “Experiences that play on illusion” w/aerialists, live music, + puppets
  • Rolling Sculpture Car Show at the Hill Country Galleria
    This is much better than uprooting statuary and rolling it down the street
  • Strawfest at UMLAUF
    Kid-friendly activities including costume parade, bird of prey show, + spiderweb maze
  • Fall Fitness Festival at Pease Park
    Free outdoor fitness classes for kids + adults all day long
  • Goat Costume Party and Goat Pumpkin Painting at Suds Monkey
    Goats will pose in costume for photos, or hang while you paint pumpkins
  • Texas Clay Festival in Gruene, TX
    A celebration of pottery + clay artists throughout Texas
  • Austin Film Festival at various Austin venues
    Our city’s dedicated festival for moving pictures + those who write them

Monday 10/30

Tuesday 10/31

  • L’Inferno, A Halloween Party at Springdale Station
    Watch a 1910s horror film w/re-envisioned live music soundtrack, fire dancers + performers
  • Sister Fisters at Cheer Up Charlie’s
    Live music, DJs, + costumed dancefloor
  • Halloween Dodgeball Tournament at 757 Shady Lane
    Not everything needs to be haunted by spirits, it can be some folks in costumes playing dodgeball
  • Jane of the Dead at ColdTowne
    Improv performers tackle Jane Austin’s literary works + zombies/walkers/infected
  • Hole-o-ween at Hole in the Wall
    Costume contest, live painting, art show, + live heavy metal of various sorts
  • The Surrealist Ball at Devil May Care
    Dali-inspired ball w/DJ, cocktails, fancy costume-centric dress code
  • Dungeons and Drag at Oilcan Harry’s
    We expect what it says on the tin: drag + DnD fantasy fun times
  • Austin Film Festival at various Austin venues
    Our city’s dedicated festival for moving pictures + those who write them

Wednesday 11/1

  • Día de los Muertos at Moody Amphitheater
    Celebrate Día de los Muertos w/traditional dance, DJ, mariachis, + food
  • AfroTech ATX Block PARTy at RichesArt Gallery
    Live music, gallery, + art battles in celebration of Afrofuturism
  • Austin Film Festival at various Austin venues
    Our city’s dedicated festival for moving pictures + those who write them

Thursday 11/2

No Humans Allowed 168
Spectral Processing Unit

Better treat your digital helpers right or this could be you! Treat them to some No Humans Allowed tonight. Vampires + zombies are scary, but what about the icy cold grip of robots seeking retribution for their digital servitude? Let’s delve deep into the spooky this week with eerie synthpop, darkwave + more.

Stream Spectral Processing Unit

The Horse He’s Sick – Terminal Rebound
Secret Wife – Danse avec Moi
Fabio Frizzi & Giorgio Tucci – Zombie (Crackboy Reworking)
Michael Cretu – Shadows over My Head (Basso Edit)
The Golden Filter – Freyja’s Ghost
Kevin Irving – Children of the Night
Mysterious Art – Das Omen
Manhattan Transfer – Twilight Zone (RFX Edit)
Oppenheimer Analysis – The Devil’s Dancers
Black Light Smoke – Ghosts
Visage – In the Year 2525
Sheep on Drugs – Flaming Church
The Bollock Brothers – Drac’s Back (RFX Edit)
Louis de Tomaso – The Visitor

No Humans Allowed is Brian Blackout’s award-winning, dodgy European news coverage receiving, weekly robots-themed radio show on internet station Machine vibes 4 machines. Songs for robots, androids, mandroids, cyborgs, AIs, cylons, skinjobs, roombas, wifi routers, smart devices, anything colored Bondi blue, and virtual assistants. Humans not required. Broadcasts live every Wednesday at 6pm CT on, with over 150 episodes now streamable in the archives on topics like and Beach SimulationsRoomba dance partiesundersea adventures + Cyber Texas.

No Lights No Lycra ATX 156
w/Brian Blackout

Recorded live in the dark at West China Tea House on October 12, 2023.

Listen to No Lights No Lycra 156

The Preatures – Is This How You Feel? (Classixx Remix)
Ten Fé – Twist Your Arm (Lindstrøm & Print Thomas Remix)
Justin Timberlake – Love Sex Magic (demo)
Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death (Soulwax Remix)
Carly Simon – Tranquillo (Young Pulse Rework)
Eddie Kendricks – Goin’ up in Smoke (Super Value Edit)
Donna Summer – On the Radio
Kelis – Bossy (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix)
Cassie – Me & U (Eli Escobar Remix)
Waffles – 007A
C+C Music Factory – Just a Touch of Love
Haddaway – What Is Love
The System – You’re in My System (Kerri Chandler Remix)
Mylo – In My Arms
Tatsuro Yamashita – Silent Screamer (Max Mason & Nayla Rework)
Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)
Kate Bush – Suspended in Gaffa
Japanese Breakfast – Be Sweet
!!! – One Girl / One Boy
Talking Heads – This Must Be the Place (Psychemagik Naive Edit)
Home – All at Once


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Recent weeks brought us to a Round Rock parking lot to observe a flock of Purple Martins; the Mesmerize workshop to help build out their Creek Show creation; and the Eureka Room for a closing party. Follow Lite + Brite on Instagram to keep up with our adventures. And come chat with us and the rest of the L+B community on our Discord server!


How do we choose which events to feature?

Honestly, it’s pretty random. We might include anything in Austin that we, personally, would conceivably want to go to, generally excluding normal concerts, comedy shows, and movie showtimes because there are many other good resources for finding those. (We especially recommend Showlist for live music, The Darker Side of Austin for goth and metal stuff, and the 60+ Weirdest Things in Austin for exactly what it sounds like). This list is by no means exhaustive; it’s just stuff that caught our eye this week. If you have an event that you want us to consider including, send it over.

Who are we?

We make this newsletter. We put on No Lights No Lycra every second and fourth Thursday of the month. We do some other stuff here and there. We love going out to creative events in Austin, and we want you to join us. Visit us at, and support us on Patreon if you like what we do.