Toast to a weekend well spent during the five best things to do in Austin. Celebrate the Lone Star State at The Driskill on Texas Independence Day or have the most epic Sunday Funday ever during ATX BrunchFest. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, February 28
Four Seasons Hotel Austin presents Art of Bartending
Cocktails get the artisanal treatment at Four Seasons Austin. Guests can sip spirits crafted by expert trio Jacopo Rosito and Valentino Longo of Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar, and Four Seasons' head bartender, Sarah Rahl. Drink specialties include elevated highball cocktails and other signature beverages available for the tasting.
TexARTS presents Xanadu
Broadway hit musical Xanadu hits the TexARTS Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. Based on the cult film starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, the stage production tells the story of a strange visitor to Earth who inspires an artist to open a roller disco. High-energy dance numbers and vibrant costumes make this an experience for all ages. Performances through March 3.
Dave Mason and Steve Cropper in concert
Rock and roll legends Dave Mason and Steve Cropper come to Austin in support of their first-ever co-headlining concert. The Paramount Theatre show will include a selection of each artist’s timeless hits including “Feelin’ Alright,” “In the Midnight Hour,” and “Knock on Wood.” Select tickets are still available.
Saturday, March 2
The Driskill presents Texas Independence Day
Iconic Austin hotel The Driskill hosts quite possibly the most Texan party of all time in celebration of the state’s Independence Day. Highlights include Texas beer and cocktails, live music performed by local talent, Texas-shaped pecan waffles, whiskey tastings, a Texas photo station — and tons of Lone Star State pride. Admission is free.
Sunday, March 3
The ATX BrunchFest
Sunday Funday takes on a new level at Palm Door Sixth. Hungry attendees can eat their fill from a stacked menu offering the best brunch bites in the city. Featured eats include breakfast tacos, chicken and waffles, breakfast pizza, huevos rancheros tostadas, and more. In addition to all the fantastic flavors, the festival showcases some of the top restaurants that specialize brunch, including Bougie’s Donuts & Coffee, Cane Rosso, Mia Italian Tapas & Bar, and Woko Loco. Live music by The Treehouse Sessions sets the mood for the perfect brunch experience. For tickets, visit the festival website.