Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top 5 things do in Austin this weekend

Here are the top 5 things do in Austin this weekend

RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of The Seasons Extravaganza
See fan favorite cast members from RuPaul's Drag Race live on the Paramount Theatre. Photo courtesy of RuPaulBOTS
"Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design" opening reception
The African-inspired works of more than 120 artists and designers debuts at the Blanton Museum of Art this weekend.  Photo courtesy of Carl de Souza AFP/Getty Images
Once, actors on stage
See Tony Award-winning musical Once at the Zach Theatre this weekend. Photo courtesy of Zach Theatre
RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of The Seasons Extravaganza
"Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design" opening reception
Once, actors on stage

For the second weekend in a row, our event roundup is tied to one theme: avoiding Austin City Limits Music Festival. Catch the stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race live or raise a cold one in honor of Independence Brewing Co.’s 14th anniversary. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.

Thursday, October 11

Voss Entertainment presents RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World
The hit VH1 show RuPaul’s Drag Race hits the tour circuit with a stop at the Paramount Theatre. Attendees can experience the fabulous performances by queens from Season 10 along with fan favorites such as Kim Chi, Valentina, Shangela, and Violet Chachki. Select tickets still available.   

ZACH Theatre presents Once
Once, the modern love story about the power of music adapted from the 2007 Academy Award-winning film, hits the Zach Theatre stage. A chance encounter between an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant begins as an unexpected friendship and blossoms into a complicated romance. This unique theatrical experience features melodies by Glen Hansard of Irish band The Frames. Prepare to have your heartstrings tugged all evening long.

Friday, October 12

Duchman Family Winery presents 5th Annual Catalina Wine Mixer
The Catalina wine mixer made famous by the hilarious film Step Brothers is reimagined IRL at the Duchman Family Winery. Guests can enjoy chef-prepared food, delicious vino, an exclusive screening of the Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly blockbuster, and good vibes. Tickets include a complimentary glass of Trebbiano or Sangiovese and choice of picnic meal.

Saturday, October 13

Independence Brewing Co. presents 14th Anniversary Party
Austin institution Independence Brewing Co. celebrates its 14th year of serving up cold craft brews during a special brewery birthday bash. Festivities include 14 new beers on tap, live music from Guy Forsyth, and a glitzy 14-karat gold theme. Tickets for a commemorative glass and three complimentary beers are available.

Sunday, October 14

The Blanton Museum of Art presents “Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design” opening day
The African-inspired work of more than 120 artists and designers debuts at the Blanton Museum of Art. Experience the innovative design approaches of African creatives through mediums such as sculpture, prints, fashion, photography, digital comics, furniture, and much more. Following its opening, the exhibition will be on display through January 6, 2019.