Austin's favorite music festival returns this weekend, along with family-friendly happenings and thrilling events. See our top weekend event picks below, and for a full list, visit our calendar.
Thursday, October 5
The Vortex presents Vampyress
The Vortex presents this opera telling the tale of Hungarian legend Bathori the Vampyress. This show features violence, blood, nudity, and thrills — it's suited for mature audiences only. Performances through October 21.
Friday, October 6
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Austin City Limits Music Festival returns to Zilker Park for two weekends of performances from some of music’s biggest stars. Opening weekend includes Jay Z, Run The Jewels, Foster the People, Solange, and more. Select day and weekend passes are still available. Shows through October 15.
House of Torment
Get your thrills at opening weekend of the House of Torment. Austin’s scariest experience celebrates 15 years with an all new “dark carnival” attraction featuring a freak show and roaming evil clowns. Boo!
Present Company presents Shakespeare at the Market: Romeo and Juliet
The iconic tale of two star-crossed lovers gets the outdoor treatment in the Whole Foods Market Flagship parking lot. Enjoy an interactive and unconventional adaptation of a Shakespearean classic. Performances through October 29.
Saturday, October 7
Bubble Run Austin
Family fun and bubbles galore await at the Travis County Exposition Center. The Bubble Run features three miles of soapy shenanigans for all ages. After crossing the finish line, attendees can bust a move during a live DJ set, stock up on swag, and dive into even more foam.