There's no shortage of fun festivals and happenings to keep you busy this weekend in Austin. Raise a glass at Real Ale’s Oktoberfest or get your cinema fix at one of two special fests. For a full listing of events, visit our calendar.
Austin Music Video Festival
Film and music blend together in the Capital City at the 2016 Austin Music Video Festival. Beginning Wednesday and concluding Saturday at venues like Vulcan Gas Company and Alamo Drafthouse, the festival features four days filled with Austin’s music video heritage, ranging from classic to cutting-edge. Festival attendees will enjoy selections from global names like Beyonce, Arcade Fire, and Run the Jewels alongside local talents like Wild Child, Max Frost, Mother Falcon, and more.
Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival
The 29th Annual Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival returns Thursday through Saturday at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. This year's festival will present 19 narrative features, 53 short films, 19 feature length documentaries, and three anniversary films celebrating LGBTQ+ cinematic culture. Experience some of the untold stories of the community from the filmmakers themselves this weekend only.
Lewis Black: "The Naked Truth Tour"
Grammy Award-winning comedian Lewis Black plays the Paramount Theatre Thursday. Settle in for an evening of jokes from an icon with a delightfully blunt take on the world we live in. Black is in town for one night only — get tickets while you can.
Real Ale Oktoberfest
Raise a glass at Real Ale Brewing Company's Oktoberfest celebration this Saturday. Guests will enjoy the new draft-only brew, Best Wurst sausages, and live polka music. Tickets to Oktoberfest include four beer tickets, free parking, and an Oktoberfest mug to take home.
Goo Goo Dolls in concert with Collective Soul and Tribe Society
Channel your '90s nostalgia with Goo Goo Dolls, Collective Soul, and Tribe Society this Sunday at the Statesman Skyline Theater at the Long Center. Goo Goo Dolls, the band that brought us songs like "Iris" and "Black Balloon," return to Austin in support of their 2016 album, Boxes.