From a bug-eating festival to the theatrical debut of Tito's Vodka maker, things might get a little weird in Austin this weekend. Whether you take the X Games or Ballet Under the Stars route, these are the weekend's five can't-miss events. For a full list of happenings, visit our events calendar.
X Games Austin 2016
X Games returns to Austin for its third and final year, and we have all the thrilling details on the last leg of this high-flying, extreme sports competition. When the athletes aren’t catching air at Circuit of The Americas, listen to big music names like G-Eazy, Logic, Blink-182, and All Time Low on the Austin360 Amphitheater stage. General admission tickets are still up for grabs.
This Side of the Dirt
Tito Beveridge, of local favorite Tito’s Handmade Vodka, brings his new production of Texas-sized proportions to the Dougherty Arts Center. This Side of the Dirt is a family drama steeped in satire and humor. Opening night is Thursday; enjoy theater by Texans for Texans.
Austin Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble presents Ballet Under the Stars
Emerging talents in the dance world perform at Ballet Under the Stars this Friday and Saturday. Bring a picnic blanket to the Zilker Hillside Theater lawn for the classic and graceful production of Les Sylphides. Dancers in the Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble will don heavenly white costumes as they create art through movement.
Ninth Annual Austin Bug (Eating) Festival
Explore your adventurous side at the ninth annual Austin Bug (Eating) Festival, and celebrate all things creepy, crawly, and edible at in.gredients this Saturday. Open to the public and free for kids 17 and under, the fest features cooking demonstrations, live music, and tons of insect knowledge. Trust us, your kids won’t be the only ones bugging out at this fun festival.
The Breast Cancer Resource Center presents Art Bra Austin
Austin’s unforgettable evening of art and philanthropy is hosted at the Palmer Events Center this Saturday night. Get an exclusive look at 70 sensational pieces of wearable art — donned by cancer survivors and BCRC clients — including an aluminum molded honeycomb mesh bra by artist Ellen Sheppard that would make Beyoncé proud. Enjoy a fashion show, bites, and sips, and bid on one-of-a-kind fashion to help fight breast cancer.