Magical music moments and foodie festivals top this list of the hottest things to do in Austin this weekend. Eat your fill at Live Fire or catch Broadway hit musical Fiddler on the Roof for one weekend only. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, April 4
Austin Food & Wine Alliance presents Live Fire
Culinary greats from across the state meet up to celebrate and serve Texas beef cooked over a live fire at Camp Mabry. In addition to savory meats, the foodie festival will feature bubbles by Washington State Wine and live entertainment by Conjunto Los Pinkys. Additional beverages include Las Perlas Mezcaleria's Illegal Mezcal Bar and the 2018 Official Drink of Austin, the Town Lake Yacht Club by Juniper. For tickets and more information, visit the Live Fire website.
Broadway in Austin presents Fiddler on the Roof
Beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof is reimagined on the Bass Concert Hall stage. The heartwarming story features stunning dance performances choreographed by Hofesh Shechter and classic tunes, including “Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were a Rich Man,” and more. Performances through April 7.
Friday, April 5
BookPeople presents Laurie Halse Anderson: SHOUT
Author Laurie Halse Anderson makes a stop at Central Presbyterian Church in support of her new book, SHOUT. The New York Times best-selling writer sits down for an intimate discussion moderated by former state Sen. Wendy Davis. Known for her advocacy of sexual assault survivors, Anderson is widely respected for her direct, open, and authentic storytelling. This event is for an audience ages 13 and older. Select tickets are still available.
Saturday, April 6
Texas Veg Foundation presents Texas VegFest
Herbivores across the Lone Star State are invited to Fiesta Gardens for a day of meat-free fun, food, and festivities. Texas VegFest will feature educational lectures, cooking demos, live music, kid’s activities, and more. A wide selection of vegetarian eats will also be available for guests to enjoy. Admission is free.
Jenny Lewis in concert
Celebrated musician Jenny Lewis performs as a solo artist at ACL Live at the Moody Theater for the first time. Once the dynamic frontwoman of indie rock band Rilo Kiley, Lewis has branched out on her own and gained an even bigger fanbase. She comes to Austin in support of her new album, On the Line. Select balcony seats are still available.