March on the Texas State Capitol, expand your culinary horizons, or fall into the fringe during the top things to do in Austin this weekend. Enjoy the first few days of FronteraFest or be on the front lines at the Austin Women’s March. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, January 17
Stella Public House presents Real Ale Brewing Beer Dinner
Enjoy an exclusive beer pairing dinner featuring Real Ale Brewing at Stella Public House. Your seat at the table includes an exquisite five course menu showcasing seasonal flavors and inspired by the award-winning brewery. A select number of tickets for the feast are still available.
Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks presents 26th Annual FronteraFest
Iconic Austin arts organizations Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks team up to host the 26th Annual FronteraFest. The month-long festival features separate events showcasing artists, actors, musicians, and poets at venues across the city. To learn more about the fringe festival and to view a full schedule of events, visit the FronteraFest website.
Friday, January 18
Austin Music Foundation and KUTX present The NEXT
See and hear the next generation of top Austin musicians before they make it big at Antone’s. This artist showcase features live performances by the Austin Music Foundation’s current program participants: Aaron Stephens, Alesia Lani, Kaalu & the Electric Joint, Otis Wilkins, Shy Beast Superfónicos, and Western Youth. Upgrade to a VIP ticket and enjoy a pre-show happy hour, drink tickets, and a swag bag of local music goodies.
Saturday, January 19
Austin Women’s March
The Austin Women’s March makes moves at the Texas State Capitol. Two years after the historic women's marches across the U.S., the event returns and invites women, men, and children of all ages to join in the fight for equal rights in Texas. This event is free and open to the public. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged.
George Lopez: The Wall World Tour
Funnyman George Lopez returns to Austin, performing brand-new material at Bass Concert Hall. Best known for his eponymous mid-2000s sitcom, Lopez has established himself as one of the greatest comedians of our time. Tickets are still available.