Unexpected events popping in, out of Austin

Amarachi Ngwakwe

Like an unexpected monster in a haunted house, a series of events will be popping up around Austin during the month of October. 

The Daily Texan has compiled a list of shows and events to help students take advantage of these seasonal opportunities before they’re gone.

Popup Art Show

Modern and abstract art fans can view the work of seven local artists at the upcoming Lather Salon Pop Up Series show on Oct. 19. Curated by
Austin-based artist Bobby Whitley, the hair salon is transformed into a pop up art gallery for a night, showcasing the work of artists including Catherine Allen and Micayla Garza. The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m at Lather Salon.

The Freshman Tour Pop Up & Concert: Doordash, Cup Noodles, Visible, Fuse TV

The Freshman Tour is visiting 30 campuses nationwide, and will make its way to UT on Oct. 23 for a pop-up shop and concert at Spider House from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attendees can enjoy free entry to the event, which will feature free food and “Swag bags” for students, freshmen and upperclassmen alike. Prizes and free activation codes will be available from popular companies such as Cup Noodles, Doordash, Visible, StudentUniverse, Getaround and Fuse. Attendees are also eligible to win a spring break vacation from the Freshman Tour company, Doordash every day for a semester, an iPhone and one lucky ticket holder will get their tuition paid.

After the pop-ups pop out, the electronic music duo Zaena x Jason Maek will take the stage from 7:30 p.m to 9 p.m to perform songs from their
latest album before it’s released.

Pup & Plant Halloween Costume Party Photo Pop Up

Animal-loving husband and wife duo Mumford Pet Photos have partnered with succulent shop Succulent Native to host a Halloween costume party and photo shoot mash-up at the shop on Oct. 27, from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

The indoor photo shoot taken under studio lights includes a custom backdrop decked out in Halloween props and decorations. Pet owners can join the photo shoot with their animals, and each costumed dog will receive a free bandana at the event. After a few days, the photos will be delivered via email to share with friends and family.  

ATX Fail Club presents Failed It! Cake Pop Edition

For those looking to make Halloween a little bit sweeter, ATX Fail Club is hosting a dessert craft night on Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at CRAFT on East Cesar Chavez Street. Inspired by the Netflix show “Nailed It!” where amateur home bakers attempt to recreate edible masterpieces, attendees can look to satisfy their holiday sweet tooth at this event. 

Admission to the event is $38 and includes sparkling drinks and different flavored cake pops, including pumpkin spice, chocolate and vanilla. Guests can also take advantage of the variety of sweet supplies and packages to dip and decorate the ghoulish treats and safely transport the masterpiece home.