A Harry Potter film festival, wild encounters, and live music top this weekend’s list of the hip happenings. Sip vino in support of the literary arts or catch the kickoff of Blue Starlite’s Harry Potter Film Festival. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, November 9
Moontower Comedy presents Demetri Martin: Let's Get Awkward
Writer and comedian Demetri Martin brings his sometimes zany, sometimes weird, always delightful stand-up to the Paramount Theatre. Known for his regular appearances on The Daily Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Martin is a must-see. Select tickets still available.
Friday, November 10
Reading Between The Wines
A love of books and beverages combine at the Reading Between the Wines event, a fundraiser to benefit the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas. The evening features wine, beer, spirit tastings, and signature pairings of local food and drinks. In addition to bites and bevvies, guests can mingle with Austin’s top tastemakers and enjoy tunes by a live DJ at the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Mansion.
Blue Starlite Mini-Urban Drive-In presents 4th Annual Harry Potter Drive-In Film Festival
The wizarding world of Harry Potter comes to life at the Blue Starlite Drive-In — Graceland Oaks. The Harry Potter Drive-In Film Festival will feature screenings of all eight Potter films as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Muggles and wizards alike are encouraged to enjoy pre-show entertainment, indulge in Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, and sip on Butter Beer throughout the screening. Screenings through December 9.
Toadies in concert with Local H
Texas band Toadies rolls into Stubb’s Bar-B-Q for one night only. The Fort Worth group comes to Austin in support of their new album, The Lower Side of Uptown. Special guest Local H joins the alt-rockers to deliver an evening of epic Texas music.
Sunday, November 12
Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live
American animal expert Jack Hanna is headed to the Paramount Theatre for an evening of wild wonderment. Hanna’s Emmy Award-winning television series comes to life as Jungle Jack introduces members of the audience to some of the most incredible critters on the globe. See exclusive footage of his worldwide adventures and hear stories that are sure to ruffle your feathers — in the best way possible.