Event Roundup

Here are the top 11 things to do in Austin this weekend

Here are the top 11 things to do in Austin this weekend

Scholz Garden
Celebrate German beer at Scholz Garden during Maifest. Scholz Garden/Facebook
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Television icon Jay Leno will be performing at the Long Center. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Bring your favorite dish to the International Potluck at Alta's Cafe. Photo by Jett Butler
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Catch live music and a game at Reckless Kelly's Celebrity Softball Jam. Reckless Kelly's Celebrity Softball Jam/Facebook
Scholz Garden
News, Shelby, Alley gala, May 2015 Jay Leno
Alta's Cafe exterior
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From premieres to stand-up comedy, this event roundup focuses on the best indoor events of the weekend (with a few outdoor festivities sprinkled in). Visit our calendar for even more weekend happenings.

ZACH Theatre presents Mothers and Sons
Opening this weekend at ZACH Theatre is a touching new play about a woman who visits her late son's partner. If you can't catch it now, don't worry — the show runs through June 21. Tickets range from $25-$73.
Thursday, May 28 through Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, May 31 at 2:30 pm

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox in concert
See this Internet sensation live at the Paramount Theatre for one night only. This collective got big on YouTube by performing old-school renditions of catchy pop songs (think "Shake It Off" done in the Motown style). Tickets are $33-$38.
Friday, May 29 at 8 pm

Austin Symphony Orchestra presents Carmina Burana
The most epic song ever? You probably think of "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana, even if you don't recognize the name. Witness the composition in the flesh courtesy of more than 150 musicians with Austin Symphony Orchestra at the Long Center. Tickets start at just $12.
Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 at 8 pm

The Institution Theater presents Fragile Rock
Fans of Fraggle Rock (or puppets in general) will enjoy Fragile Rock at the Institution Theater, a comical tale of an emo puppet band struggling in Austin. Tickets are just $10.
Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 at 8 pm

Hotel San Jose Pop-up Shop
You're invited to a free pop-up shop in the lovely Hotel San Jose courtyard. Sip Bellinis while you shop local vendors like Yardfibers, Hey Murphy, Foxwares and more.
Saturday, May 30 at noon

Don't Drop the Ball ATX
The Austin Animal Center's free event will include adoptable pets as well as booths from local organizations that provide free and low-cost pet services. 
Saturday, May 30 at 2 pm

Austin Saengerrunde presents Maifest
You're invited to celebrate your hoppy German heritage at Maifest, the third Annual Texas German Bier Festival. Sip on cold brews while you listen to live music from Brave Combo and Czech Melody Master on the rooftop of Scholz Garden. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
​Saturday, May 30 at 3 pm

Huapango Sin Fronteras Festival
Hear the best of huapango music in this special showcase from Texas Folklife at Plaza de Toros R3 — the only one of its kind in the U.S. Tickets are just $30. Follow the festival on Facebook for rainy day updates.
Saturday, May 30 at 2 pm

Reckless Kelly's Celebrity Softball Jam
Reckless Kelly's Celebrity Softball Jam benefits area children's leagues. Enjoy celebrity softball and live music from Jack Ingram, Kevin Fowler, Whiskey Myers, William Clark Green and many more at the Dell Diamond for just $10. Check out Facebook for rainy day updates.
Sunday, May 31 at 1 pm

3rd Annual International Potluck
Bring your favorite dish to the International Potluck and explore taste from across the globe, all made by Austin neighbors. This free event is hosted by Alta's Cafe.
Sunday, May 31 at 5 pm

Jay Leno at the Long Center
What else is there to say about Jay Leno? The late night television star and comedy icon performs in his favorite Texas city on Sunday. Tickets start at $49. Check out our exclusive chat with Leno here.
Sunday, May 31 at 7 pm