This weekend’s top five things to do in Austin are a win for foodies, sports fans, and friends of the theater. See Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on opening night or watch an epic hoops display from the Harlem Globetrotters. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, July 12
ZACH Theatre presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
A fairy tale as old as time comes to life at the ZACH Theatre. Rediscover the magical story of self-acceptance and love accompanied by the film’s AcademyAward-winning score. Whimsical set displays, ornate costumes, and sing-a-longs to classics like “Gaston” and “Be Our Guest” are sure to delight. Disney fans of all ages can catch a live performance of Beauty and the Beast through September 2.
Friday, July 13
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park presents The Original Harlem Globetrotters
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters return to the Capital City in support of their 2018 “Amazing Feats of Basketball World Tour.” Incredible acrobatics and athleticism combine to bring audiences a high-flying experience at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. In addition to classic dribbling and shooting tricks, players will debut the first-ever “Flying Globies” team who perform dynamic dunks you don’t want to miss. Select tickets available.
Saturday, July 14
South Congress Hotel presents Ice Cream Showdown
Cool off with sweet treats — and a little competition — during the South Congress Hotel Ice Cream Showdown. Guests can weigh in on whose ice cream reigns supreme by sampling scoops from the city’s top pastry chefs. Following the showdown, stick around for a screening of ‘90s cult film classic Clueless in the South Congress Hotel courtyard. Admission is free.
Iron & Wine: 10th Annual Midwives Benefit Concert
American singer-songwriter Iron & Wine will perform live at the 10th Annual Midwives Benefit Concert. The “The Trapeze Swinger” and “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” performer hits the Paramount Theatre in support of his 2017 Grammy-nominated album, Beast Epic. Select tickets still available.
Sunday, July 15
West 6th Business Association presents Tequila n’ Tacos Crawl
Sunday Funday just got way more awesome. The second annual Tequila n’ Tacos Crawl highlights the two best things about bars on West Sixth Street –– the booze and the food –– during an afternoon crawl with Austin flair. Hop to participating eateries including Green Light Social, Dogwood, Parlor & Yard, and others to snack on tacos and sip the finest tequilas on the block. Your $15 ticket gives you access to all the eats and drink specials needed to end the weekend on a full note.