An influx of festivals make it easy to eat, drink, and be merry during the best five things to do in Austin this weekend. Have a sweet time at Honey Fest or catch your favorite author during a book signing at the Texas State Capitol. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, October 25
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Music greatest stars are inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. This year’s glitzy occasion celebrates three American originals: Marcia Ball, Ray Charles, and Los Lobos. Chris Isaak hosts the glamorous evening at ACL Live featuring an all-star lineup of guest performers including rockstar Dan Auerbach and soul queen Irma Thomas.
Broadway in Austin presents The Play That Goes Wrong
After taking Broadway and the West End by storm, hilarious murder mystery The Play That Goes Wrong makes its Austin debut at Bass Concert Hall. Colorful characters and a “madcap mania” of twists and turns await the audience in a production that's Sherlock Holmes meets Monty Python. Select opening night tickets still available.
Friday, October 26
Austin Film Festival
Cinephiles from across the city are invited to take part in the 2019 Austin Film Festival. During the eight-day event, attendees can experience a daytime writer’s conference, a television program, and screen several anticipated marquee titles. Top must-see films include Widows, written by Gillian Flynn and Steve McQueen, and closing night film The Front Runner, starring Hugh Jackman. Screenings and events occur at various Austin venues, For a full schedule and tickets, visit the festival website.
Saturday, October 27
Texas Book Festival
Celebrate the beauty of books at the 23rd Annual Texas Book Festival. For two days, the grounds of the Texas State Capitol set the stage for a host of creative programming, book signings, author sessions, panels, cooking demonstrations, live music, and much more. Additional hot happenings include Literary Libations Week and Lit Crawl Austin. For a full list of events, visit the festival website. Admission is free.
Texas Keeper Cider and Two Hives Honey presents 3rd Annual Honey Fest
Indulge your sweet tooth at this special celebration at Texas Keeper Cider. The iconic cider brand and Two Hives Honey join forces yet again to provide the community with honey-inspired dishes, drinks, and more buzzworthy fun. Attend ticketed workshops, shop goods from local honey purveyors, and enjoy the third release of Texas Keeper’s limited Honey Thief cider.