Music, an epic Game of Thrones pre-party, and a pet celebration top the best things to do in Austin this weekend. For a full list of happenings across the city, visit our events calendar.
Thursday, July 13
Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden presents Ommegang Game of Thrones Event
Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden is counting down to the new season of Game of Thrones (which starts Sunday) with brews, food, and an epic watch party. Fans can sip two Game of Thrones-inspired beers from Ommegang, snack on themed eats like dragon eggs, and watch the last two episodes of season six in anticipation of the big day. Raise a glass to the weekend and the insane battle scenes to come.
Friday, July 14
COTFG presents New Media Art and Sound Summit 2017
This three-day event at Springdale Station features some of the world’s most influential performers, creators, and educators showcasing their talents and celebrating all things new media. This year’s event includes conceptual art unveilings, interactive installations, and musical moments you won’t want to miss. Grab a festival pass and get the full list of events on the NMASS website.
Link & Pin Gallery presents “Verstehen: Understanding” opening reception
Mixed media exhibition “Verstehen: Understanding” is showing at Link & Pin Gallery through July 30. The opening reception features free admission and showcases the various works created during five performances held earlier this month, plus a Q&A with artists Emily Rankin and Meason Wiley.
Saturday, July 15
Austin Pets Alive! presents Love Your Rescue Pet Day
Show your furry friend some love at The ABGB with Austin Pets Alive. Rescue pet parents are invited to bring their companions — two-legged and four — to enjoy cool drinks, activities, raffle prizes, and more. Share your rescue story; shop local pet businesses; and stick around for live music by Project ATX6 artists Leo Rondeau, Carson McHome, and Beth Chrisman.
Sunday, July 16
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit in concert
Grammy-winning artist Jason Isbell comes to ACL Live for an unforgettable three-night run, joined by wife, Amanda Shires. The Friday and Saturday shows are already sold out, so grab a Sunday ticket while you can.