Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

The Blanton Museum Ellsworth Kelly Austin
The Blanton Museum of Art — and 40 other cultural institutions — open its doors for free during Austin Museum Day. The Blanton Museum/Facebook
Dierks Bentley at Houston Rodeo 2017
Dierks Bentley hits the Austin360 Amphitheater stage along with Brothers Osborne and LANCO Thursday night. Photo courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy is joined in concert by Machine Gun Kelly at the Frank Erwin Center this Sunday. Photo by Pamela Littky
The Blanton Museum Ellsworth Kelly Austin
Dierks Bentley at Houston Rodeo 2017
Fall Out Boy

There’s no shortage of entertainment on the books in Austin this weekend. Music, movies, and museums ensure there’s an outing to pique every local’s interest. Catch premieres and exclusive screenings at Fantastic Fest or see Fall Out Boy and Machine Gun Kelly live. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.

Thursday, September 20

Fantastic Fest
Horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action films are celebrated in all their gory grandeur at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. The largest genre film festival in the country will feature the U.S. premieres of David Gordon Green’s Halloween, Gaspar Noe’s Climax, and the world premiere of World War II horror-thriller, Overlord. For a full schedule of screenings and to purchase badges, visit the festival website.

Dierks Bentley in concert with Brothers Osborne and LANCO
Country singer Dierks Bentley performs live at the Austin360 Amphitheater in support of his new album, The Mountain. The “What Was I Thinkin’” and “Drunk on a Plane” crooner rose to fame with his emotional lyrics and gripping melodies and returns to the touring circuit with a new sound. Fellow performers Brothers Osborne and LANCO join Bentley for an evening of music under the stars.

Friday, September 21

Tim Allen in concert
Actor and comedian Tim Allen brings his stand-up comedy routine to the Bass Concert Hall. Known most notably for his role in the iconic ABC sitcom Home Improvement, and blockbusters like Toy Story and The Santa Clause saga, Allen's comedic style remains popular. Select tickets still available.  

Sunday, September 23

Austin Museum Day
Austin Museum Day returns for its 21st year, offering free admission to more than 40 cultural institutions around the city. Enjoy special programming, guided tours, hands-on activities, and more fun for visitors of all ages. Find the list of participating museums, cultural and history centers, nature preserves, and more here.

Fall Out Boy in concert with Machine Gun Kelly
Fall Out Boy is set to rock the Frank Erwin Center stage in support of their new album, Mania. Fans are invited to come ready to rage to new songs like “Champion” and “Young and Menace” and should expect some classic tunes to show up on the set list. Rapper Machine Gun Kelly will join the high-energy ensemble as the opening act.