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

Chris Rock
Chris Rock performs at Bass Concert Hall Sunday and Monday. Chris Rock/Facebook
Ballet Austin presents <i>ALICE (in wonderland)</i>
Don't miss the three-day run of Ballet Austin's ALICE (in wonderland). Photo by media4artists | Theo Kossenas
Austin City Limits Festival 2016 Weekend Two Local Natives
Enjoy live music and craft beer at Index Fest. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Chris Rock
Ballet Austin presents <i>ALICE (in wonderland)</i>
Austin City Limits Festival 2016 Weekend Two Local Natives

This weekend is full of big-name performances. Celebrate Barton Springs' birthday or catch Chris Rock in concert. For a full list of happenings, visit our events calendar.

Friday, May 12

Ballet Austin presents ALICE (in wonderland)
Take a magical ride through a land of dreams and wonder at the Long Center. ALICE (in wonderland) is a unique interpretation of the classic tale with an original score. Performances run through Sunday.

Saturday, May 13

Barton Springs Conservancy presents 70th Birthday Splash: Parade and Plunge 
Celebrate Austin's most beloved swimming hole with family-friendly festivities at Barton Springs Pool. A free parade begins at the southern entrance with a slice of birthday cake and ends with a dip in the cool pool.

Index Fest
Beer, music, and food collide in the parking lot of the Austin American-Statesman. Formerly Untapped, Index Fest features tons of craft beers paired with live performances by Local Natives, Frenship, and more.

Sunday, May 14

Brian Wilson: Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour
Brian Wilson will perform the iconic 1966 Beach Boys album in its entirety at ACL Live. Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin will also take the stage for a can't-miss evening of music. Saturday's show is sold out, but a few tickets for Sunday are still available.

Chris Rock: Total Blackout
The legendary Chris Rock is coming to Bass Concert Hall as part of his brand-new Total Blackout tour — the first time he's toured in almost a decade. Tickets to the Sunday and Monday performances are going fast, so act now.