This weekend in Austin will be one for the books. With tons of live music, parties and shows on the itinerary, you have a full agenda to look forward to. For a full list of events and additional information, check out our events calendar.
Shakespeare at Winedale
English majors, rejoice! It's opening weekend for Shakespeare at Winedale, a University of Texas program that unites actors and fans at the Winedale complex in Round Top, Texas. The 2015 Summer Class will perform shows such as Twelfth Night, Henry V, Pericles and John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi for a cool $10.
Thursday, July 16 at 7 pm; Friday, July 17 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Iron & Wine Annual Midwives Benefit
Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) returns to the Paramount Theatre for a night of sweet sounds during his annual concert benefit for the Midwives Alliance of North America. Tickets range from $25-$50.
Friday, July 17 at 7 pm
Austin Variety Show's Sixth Anniversary Bash
Celebrate the sixth anniversary of this fun show at the Google Fiber Space in downtown Austin. Guests will enjoy live local music, comedy, burlesque, a game show and complimentary food and beverages from Austin establishments. Tickets are just $20.
Friday, July 17 at 8 pm
Love Your Rescue Pet Day
Love Your Rescue Pet Day is an annual day of giving where local businesses support Austin Pets Alive! by donating a portion of the day's sales to the organization. This means you can support APA! simply by making a purchase at participating locations. Visit the APA! website for the full list of retailers.
Saturday, July 18 at 6 am
City-Wide Garage Sale
An Austin tradition since 1977, the City-Wide Garage Sale is a market packed with antiques, collectibles and vintage items. Bring the whole family for a weekend of thrifty treasure hunting. Tickets are $6 for adults, but admission is free for children under 12.
Saturday, July 18 at 10 am and Sunday, July 19 at 11 am
Driving Recovery: A Rally and Concert for the Wimberley Community
Head to Wimberley Market Days for a fundraising event benefiting the Central Texas community. There will be live music, barbecue, a classic car show, tons of kid-friendly activities and an awesome raffle. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is suggested.
Saturday, July 18 at 10 am
Epoch Coffee presents a Ritual Roasters Welcome Party
Swing by Epoch Coffee Circa 13 on Anderson Lane and welcome the newest craft coffee brand, Ritual Coffee Roasters, to this Austin locale. This free java jam will feature coffee demonstrations, food, drinks, music, live screen printing and more.
Saturday, July 18 at 6 pm
Spider House Ballroom presents Spider Hitched! Love and Marriage Equality for All
Love is still winning! On Saturday, bring your special someone down to this Austin favorite and get hitched. Spider House will cover all the wedding details, just make sure you and your honey are picture-ready. In true wedding fashion, an epic reception will follow. Admission is free.
Saturday, July 18 at 7 pm
Lowbrow at The Highball presents Circus POP!
Come one, come all to an evening of circus-themed entertainment at The Highball. Enjoy a night of sensational, glittering, cirque-nouveau spectacles featuring contortionists, jugglers, belly dancers and more. Tickets start at $15.
Saturday, July 18 at 8 pm
The Hideout Theatre presents Happily Ever After: An Improvised Disney Musical
Get ready for a little Disney-inspired magic at this improvised show that is perfect for all ages. The production will mix Disney classics like Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid and newer favorites like Frozen and Tangled for an enchanting evening of music and nostalgia. Get your $12 tickets here.
Saturday, July 18 at 8 pm