A lush garden party, a boozy food festival, and a country music extravaganza are among this weekend’s top events in Austin. Settle in for five days of New French Cinema Week or indulge at the Austin Food & Wine Festival. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, April 26
UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum presents Garden Party
The most fabulous garden party in Austin returns for another year of fine wine, delicious eats, and live music. Guests will enjoy a lush affair under the stars while sampling hors d'oeuvres from the city’s top restaurants including Bullfight, Juniper, Komé Sushi Kitchen, Olive & June, and more. Evening highlights include a silent auction and tunes a performance by Nash Hernandez Orchestra.
Austin Film Society presents New French Cinema Week
AFS Cinema celebrates New French Cinema Week with five days of award-winning films. Festival highlights include a chic opening night party for AFS members and hip musical events. Screenings and intimate conversations with French filmmakers ensure this fest will tickle every Francophile's fancy.
Friday, April 27
Lewis Black: The Joke’s On Us Tour
Funnyman Lewis Black brings his unique style of humor and social commentary to ACL Live at the Moody Theater. Laugh along as Lewis discusses current events and buzzworthy topics delivered with his signature “pissed-off optimism.” His show will leave you thinking (and belly-laughing). Select tickets still available.
Saturday, April 28
Austin Food & Wine Festival
Eat, drink, and be merry with local foodies at the Austin Wine & Food Festival. Nosh on delectable bites created by chefs from Texas and beyond. The two-day culinary experience features cooking demonstrations, meet-and-greets, and countless tastings. For tickets and event listings, visit the festival website.
Eric Church in concert with Elle King and The Texas Gentlemen
Country music star Eric Church is headed to the Austin360 Amphitheater for a night of rockin’ melodies and memorable hits. Church’s career boasts five studio albums and top songs including “Round Here Buzz” and “Record Year” from his 2015 work, Mr. Misunderstood. Elle King and The Texas Gentlemen join Church in concert.