Comedic performances, theatrical experiences, and playtime with puppies top our list of best things to do this weekend. Hang out with your new furry friends at the 11th annual Puppy Bowl or experience the magic of the sea (in the middle of landlocked Texas) at Cirque Italia Aquatic Spectacular. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, February 1
Texas Performing Arts presents Ezralow Dance: Open
Award-winning artist Daniel Ezralow’s brings his dance troupe to Austin for the first time since 1990. The nine-member ensemble is known worldwide for its unique combination of physical expression and articulated movement. Enjoy a hybrid experience of contemporary dance, video projections, and humor for one night only.
Friday, February 2
Cirque Italia Aquatic Spectacular
Watch dazzling feats as acrobats take to the air (and water) with aerial tricks, hand balancing, and contortion acts performed on a stage with a 35,000-gallon tank. Hosted at Barton Creek Square, performances run through February 11.
The Long Center of the Performing Arts presents An Evening with Michael Pollan
One of the most revolutionary food journalists of our time, Michael Pollan comes to the Long Center stage to discuss how we eat, why we eat it, and how humans engage with the natural world. Expect a thoughtful discussion as well as readings from his influential books including The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food. Select tickets still available.
Trevor Noah in concert
Comedian and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah showcases his standup talents at Bass Concert Hall. Known for his witty social commentary and poignant humor, Noah is certain to put on an unforgettable show. Performances through February 3. Select tickets still available.
Saturday, February 3
Austin Humane Society presents 11th Annual Puppy Bowl
Get in the game with the furriest members of your family at the 11th Annual Puppy Bowl. The family-friendly tailgate features football-themed festivities, children’s activities, and local vendors. Guests will also have the opportunity to adopt a puppy (or just stock up on free snuggles). Admission is free for both two- and four-legged animals.