A magical theater production, an iconic fringe festival, and Banger's first foodie event of the year top the best things to do in Austin this weekend. Rediscover Neverland at the Bass Concert Hall or rock out with singer-songwriter Aimee Mann in concert at the Paramount Theatre. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, January 18
ScriptWorks & Hyde Park Theatre presents 25th Annual FronteraFest
Austin’s longest-running fringe festival returns in celebration of its 25th year. Enjoy appearances by artists, actors, musicians, poets, and performers of all types and talents at Hyde Park Theatre. For a full list of events, visit the festival website.
Broadway in Austin presents Finding Neverland
The magical world of Peter Pan comes to life on the Bass Concert Hall stage this weekend only. Rediscover the enchanting story of the boy who never grows up alongside the whole family. Performances through January 21. (And check out our preview here.)
Aimee Mann in concert with Jonathan Coulton
American singer-songwriter Aimee Mann comes to Austin in support of her 2017 album, Mental Illness. The performer will be joined by opening act Jonathan Coulton. Groove to new hits like “Goose Snow Cone” and “Patient Zero" on the Paramount Theatre stage. Tickets available here.
Friday, January 19
MASS Gallery presents “Proxemics” opening reception
Six artists take on bodies, selves, and others at the “Proxemics” exhibition. Guests to the MASS Gallery will be compelled to examine how the body is critiqued, claimed, presented, and perceived through thought-provoking artwork. The show is on display through February 24.
Saturday, January 20
Banger’s Sausage & Beer Garden presents Banger’s Barrel Bonanza Smokeout 2.0
Join fellow foodies for a boozy afternoon at the first Smokeout Saturday held in conjunction with the Second Annual Barrel Bonanza. Attendees to this Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden event can feast on a menu featuring a whole hog smoked on-site, baked beans, southern greens, coleslaw, and flavorful barbecue sauce made with Founders CBS. Guests can also enjoy a broad, barrel-aged beer lineup and live music performances all day.