Festival season is bringing nonstop activities into the city — and onto our list of the best things to do this weekend. Enjoy the delicious flavors of Hot Luck Fest or laugh it up during the inaugural People of Color Comedy Festival. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, May 23
Hot Luck Fest
Food and music collide for a Texas-sized festival fit for Austin. Co-founded by Aaron Franklin, Hot Luck is a four-day mashup that showcases world-class culinary talent, live music performances, and a feast of curated flavors that highlight the diverse cooking community of the Lone Star State. Attendees can enjoy a la carte, picnic-style bites, open-pit demonstrations, musical performances, and plenty of party vibes. Visit the festival website for a full schedule of events.
Friday, May 24
Thompson + Hanson Garden House presents Spring Market Day
Celebrate the season in full bloom with the family at Kerbey Lane Village. Spring Market Day guests can explore a variety of vendors specializing in sweet treats, savory bites, fresh flowers, and other unique goods while enjoying live acoustic music by Dave the Band. Market Day partners include Two Hives Honey, Green Hen Farm, Earl Grey Floral, Tiny Boxwoods | Milk + Cookies, and others. Admission is free.
Blackbear in concert
Hip-hop artist Blackbear comes to Austin in support of his new album, Anonymous. Since releasing his first EP in 2008, the singer-songwriter and producer has worked with countless big names in music, including Justin Bieber, G-Eazy, and Billie Eilish. Select tickets to the ACL Live show are still available.
Lucky Chaos Productions presents People of Color Comedy Festival
A diverse roster of comedians bring fresh — and funny — perspectives to AISD Performing Arts Center. The People of Color Comedy Festival is a two-day event featuring improv, storytelling, and stand-up performances. Festival highlights include ¡ESCÁNDALO!, an improvised bilingual Spanish-English telenovela, and Sugar Water Purple, Austin’s first and only all-black male improv troupe. For tickets, visit the festival website.
Sunday, May 26
Circle Brewing Co. presents Pints & Poses
Deep breathing and ice cold brews come together at Circle Brewing Co. as part of the ongoing Pints & Poses yoga series. Attendees will experience an hour-long detoxifying Hatha yoga class lead by a certified instructor and finish the morning in the Tasting Room with a freshly tapped pint. Tickets include a reserved space for yoga and one pour following the flow. Guests are encouraged to bring their own mat.