This weekend’s top things to do invite an element of festive seasonal flare to your typical plans. Celebrate all things sweet with Texas Keeper Cider and Two Halves Honey or enjoy a classic fall festival suitable for the entire family at the inaugural Symphony Scare. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, October 17
Blanton Museum of Art presents Music at the Blanton: Ephraim Owens
Blues, gospel, and jazz musician Ephraim Owens brings his trumpet stylings to the Blanton Museum of Art atrium for a live performance. The Dallas-born artist has become a legendary performer and often graces the stages at iconic Austin venues. Owens’ career spans decades and he’s known for his influential work alongside artists such as Mumford & Sons, Sheryl Crow, and Erykah Badu. Admission is free.
Friday, October 18
Waterloo Greenway Conservancy presents Symphony Scare
Tricks and treats abound for guests of all ages during the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy at Symphony Square. Highlights include a costum contest, a writing workshop, onsite food and drink vendors, and a live bat exhibit from Austin Bat Refuge. Symphony Scare attendees can also test their mettle as they listen to spooky folktales by bilingual storyteller Carolina Quiroga-Stultz. Admission is free.
Saturday, October 19
AIA Austin Homes Tour
Explore some of the most beautiful homes inside the city limits during the AIA Austin Homes Tour. This year’s two-day event features 12 homes that showcase the collaboration between homeowners and architects, resulting in breathtaking and unique abodes. The tour features a range of designs and highlights the work of award-winning architecture firms including Alterstudio Architecture, Dick Clark + Associates, McKinney York Architects, and more. Visit the tour website to purchase tickets.
Two Hives Honey presents 4th Annual Honey Fest
Texas Keeper Cider and Two Hives Honey are back again with another annual celebration of honey, bees, and their diverse bounty. Guests can shop bee-centric body care, candles, and soaps made locally while grooving to live music and feast on honey-inspired dishes and drinks. Additional highlights at Texas Keeper Cider include exclusive workshops, custom T-shirts at a live screen-printing station, and a live honey harvest.
Dwight Yoakam in concert
Country music pioneer Dwight Yoakam performs live at Nutty Brown Cafe for one night only. Best known for hits including “Guitars, Cadillacs” and “Streets of Bakersfield,” Yoakam’s career accomplishments include more than 30 singles on the Billboard charts and 15 studio albums. Select general admission tickets are still available.