Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

Austin Samba presents The Big Easy
Celebrate the culture of Brazil at the Zach Theatre this Saturday. Photo courtesy of Austin Samba
The Book of Mormon national tour 2016
Outrageously funny The Book of Mormon returns to Austin. Photo by Joan Marcus
2018 MotoGP™ Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas
It's high-speed action all weekend at the Circuit of the Americas. Photo courtesy of Circuit of the Americas
Austin Samba presents The Big Easy
The Book of Mormon national tour 2016
2018 MotoGP™ Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas

Austin's weather is finally warming up just in time for a weekend packed with hot events. Get your laughs on at the Moontower Comedy Festival or raise a glass of homegrown vino at the Texas Wine Revolution Festival. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.

Thursday, April 19

Paramount Theatre presents Moontower Comedy Festival
Austin's homegrown comedy fest is back with four days of shows at the Paramount Theatre, Stateside at the Paramount, and various venues across town. Enjoy a range of stand-up, sketch, and musical comedy performances by both established and up-and-coming talent. The hilarious lineup includes Tiffany Haddish, Judah Friedlander, Tig Notaro, Mike Birbiglia, and more. For a full schedule, go to the festival website.

Broadway in Austin presents The Book of Mormon
Outrageously funny, Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon returns to Austin for a series of performances at Bass Concert Hall. Settle in for this adults-only story about the misadventures of a pair of dysfunctional missionaries sent to Africa to share the "good word." Opening night tickets still available. Performances through April 22.

Friday, April 20

MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas
Motorsports meets high-speed action at the Circuit of the Americas. The nation’s only MotoGP grand prix weekend is back for its sixth successive year. Enjoy three days packed with races on the track, entertainment off the track, and more. Events through April 22.

Saturday, April 21

Austin Samba presents A Night in Rio
Celebrate the culture of Brazil during this festival at the Zach Theatre. More than 80 Samba performers will keep the beat going all night long decked out in incredible costumes designed to amaze. Bring your dancing shoes and spend the evening in Rio de Janeiro (without ever leaving Austin.)

Sunday, April 22

Texas Wine Revolution Festival
Texas wineries, winemakers, and wine lovers gather for the third annual Texas Wine Revolution Festival at Horseshoe Bay Resort. This indulgent evening features education seminars, 40-plus tastings, a silent auction, and a chance to mix and mingle with the makers. Enjoy the best vinos from the Lone Star State al fresco with a picnic blanket alongside the picturesque Hill Country.