Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top 7 things to do in Austin this Memorial Day weekend

Here are the top 7 things to do in Austin this Memorial Day weekend

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Hot Luck Festival returns with more music, May 24-27. Photo by Jackie Lee Young
May Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
The final installment of Austin Film Society Doc Nights is hosted at AFS Cinema this Sunday.   Photo courtesy of Austin Film Society
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See Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul Friday at the Paramount Theatre. Photo by Jo Lopez
Hot Luck musical act
May Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
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Enjoy the extended holiday weekend with these top Austin events. Revisit classic flicks at the Paramount Theatre or pop a bottle in celebration of Craftsman’s third anniversary. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.

Thursday, May 24

Texas Whiskey Festival presents Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Texas Whiskey Festival’s special event at The Range includes secure shooting, mingling with the Black Feather Whiskey team, and a sampling of Habana Cowboy’s finest tobacco. Musical talent Graham Wilkinson will perform live. (Note: Guests will not be permitted to touch firearms after drinking.)

Hot Luck Festival
The anticipated festival from Aaron Franklin, James Moody, and Feast Portland's Mike Thelin returns with revamped programming for its second year. Check out our detailed guide to the can't-miss food and music festival, running through May 27.

Paramount Theatre presents Summer Classic Film Series
This marks the first weekend of the annual summer series. The Paramount Theatre will kick things off with a May 24 showing of Casablanca; more special screenings — and double features — will follow throughout the holiday weekend. The series runs through September 1.

Friday, May 25

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul in concert
Rock 'n' roll great Little Steven and his band the Disciples of Soul, known for hit songs like “Under the Gun” and “Bitter Fruit,” are on tour in support of Soulfire, their first studio album in more than 15 years. Select tickets for this Paramount Theatre performance are still available.

Saturday, May 26

Craftsman presents 3 Year Anniversary Oyster Shuck and Prosecco Party
Pop a bottle of prosecco and feast on fresh East Coast oysters in honor of Craftsman’s third anniversary. Guests can snack on oysters shucked onsite by chef Shane Stark of Alley Cat and Mongers Market + Kitchen while enjoying drink specials all day long. Austin cover band Chandler and the Bings will perform. Admission is free.

Sunday, May 27

Eastside Pop Up presents Spring Fling
Eastside Pop Up hosts its Spring Fling at Gourmands Neighborhood Pub. The pop-up market features a curated selection of local vendors and bites and sips provided by Gourmands. This event is free and open to the public. Pets are welcome.

Austin Film Society presents Doc Nights
Catch the final installment of Austin Film Society Doc Nights at AFS Cinema. Settle in for a screening of Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the 2017 film directed by Sara Driver.