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

Rent 20th anniversary national tour
Celebrate two decades of the Broadway hit Rent at Bass Concert Hall. Photo by Carol Rosegg
Austin band Spoon
Spoon performs ahead at Stubb's on Friday night.  Photo courtesy of Spoon/Facebook
Luke Skywalker in Star Wars
See Star Wars: A New Hope in a whole new way. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox
Rent 20th anniversary national tour
Austin band Spoon
Luke Skywalker in Star Wars

The final weekend of ACL Fest and the 20th anniversary tour of a hit Broadway musical top our picks for the best things to do in Austin this weekend. For a full list of happenings, visit our calendar.

Thursday, October 12

John Mulaney in concert
Emmy Award-winning performer and writer John Mulaney brings his comedic chops to the Bass Concert Hall. Known for his recent starring role in Broadway hit Oh, Hello, Mulaney’s talents run the gamut from the writer’s room to center stage. Mulaney plays back-to-back shows Thursday night.

The Long Center presents Star Wars: A New Hope
Watch blockbuster hit Star Wars: A New Hope accompanied by a live score, featuring the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Iconic sounds like “Binary Sunset” and “Imperial March” will fill the room during this cinematic experience for Star Wars fans of all ages.

Friday, October 13

Austin City Limits Music Festival
The final weekend of Austin City Limits promises a powerful roster of performers at Zilker Park. Catch Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, and more throughout the three days of music. Shows through October 15.

Broadway in Austin presents Rent: 20th anniversary tour
The 20th anniversary tour of Broadway classic Rent stops at Bass Concert Hall for one weekend only. See the rock musical that changed the landscape of American theater. Performances through October 15.

Spoon in concert with Mondo Cozmo
Austin’s own rock band Spoon plays Stubb’s Bar-B-Q ahead of their Saturday set at ACL Fest. Rock out to songs from the group’s new album, Hot Thoughts. Mondo Cozmo open the show.