Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top things to do in Austin this weekend

Here are the top things to do in Austin this weekend

Austin City Limits Festival ACL Fest 2014 Weekend Two Spoon
The first weekend of Austin City Limits Music Festival kicks off Friday. Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Whiskies of the World
Travel the globe through a glass at the Whiskies of the World Expo on Thursday. Whiskies of the World/Facebook
Dan DeLuca and cast of national tour of Newsies
Catch the Broadway hit Newsies at the Bass Concert Hall this weekend only. Photo by Deen van Meer
UT Landmarks Monochrome for Austin Nancy Rubins
Join Landmarks for a dog-friendly excursion on Sunday. Photo by Paul Bardagly
Austin City Limits Festival ACL Fest 2014 Weekend Two Spoon
Whiskies of the World
Dan DeLuca and cast of national tour of Newsies
UT Landmarks Monochrome for Austin Nancy Rubins

Austin City Limits Music Festival is back for another unforgettable round and the rest of the city is packed with hot happenings all weekend. Catch the Broadway classic Newsies or travel the globe during the Whiskies of the World Expo. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.

Whiskies of the World Expo
Join whiskey connoisseurs from across the globe at the Whiskies of the World Expo this Thursday at the Four Seasons. Your ticket includes access to more than 200 quality distilled spirits, perfectly paired bites, and exclusive opportunities to meet makers and ambassadors.

Fantastic Fest
Tickets to individual screenings at Fantastic Fest are still up for grabs. The festival will showcase more than 120 films at various Alamo Drafthouse locations through Saturday. In addition to movies and Q&As, badgeholders can enjoy fun parties and music performances — and the Fantastic Arcade is always free.

Broadway in Austin presents Newsies
The beloved Broadway musical Newsies closes out its national tour at Bass Concert Hall this weekend. Experience the Tony Award-winning musical firsthand and fall in love with favorite tunes like "Seize the Day" and "Santa Fe" all over again. 

Austin City Limits Music Festival
ACL Fest returns for another year of musical nirvana this Friday through Sunday. The first weekend's lineup includes big names like Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer, and more. Aside from the music, good eats from local spots will be served up at Zilker Park. Passes for weekend one are sold out.

Texas Teen Book Festival
Young Austinites are invited to the St. Edward's University campus for the Texas Teen Book Festival this Saturday. Fans will engage with some of the nation's most acclaimed young adult authors, like Mindy Kaling and Laini Taylor. Guests at this free event will be able to participate in writing workshops, a book-inspired costume contest, and more.

Landmarks presents Public Art Dog Walk
Landmarks, the public art program at the University of Texas at Austin, invites you and your four-legged friends to enjoy a docent-led art tour on Sunday. The free, one-hour stroll will showcase some of UT's most stunning outdoor sculptures. No puppy? No problem. Come to the walk solo and meet pups up for adoption through Blue Dog Rescue.