A bumping birthday party, cosplay coolness, and a holiday market top this weekend’s list of the hottest things to do in Austin. Catch exclusive screenings and panels at 2017 Wizard World Comic Con Austin or take a jog with your favorite pup. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, November 16
Junior League of Austin presents A Christmas Affair
Get into the holiday spirit at the Palmer Events Center. The Junior League's annual A Christmas Affair features breakfast with Santa, a Breakfast at Tiffany's-themed brunch, and other rockin’ shindigs the entire family will love — plus a holiday market offering gifts for everyone on your list. Event tickets still available. Festivities through November 19.
2017 Wizard World Comic Con Austin
North America’s largest pop culture touring expo makes a stop in Austin for three days of movies, cosplay, video gaming, contests, and more. Celebrities and industry professionals including Gene Simmons, Kate Beckinsale, Val Kilmer, and Firefly's Sean Maher are set to make appearances at the Austin Convention Center. Attendees can enjoy panels and seminars during the convention's extended evening hours through November 19.
The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Crucible
UT's future Tony winners bring the American drama classic, The Crucible, to life at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. Performances through November 19.
Friday, November 17
Geraldine's Second “Birdday” Party
The celebrated Hotel Van Zandt eatery celebrates its second anniversary with music, drink specials, and a sweet treat for all. Party guests to this free birthday bash can enjoy the restaurant’s first-ever duet set from Austin musicians Jackie Venson and Jai Malano. Snag a “Live at Geraldine’s” mixtape featuring live recordings of top performances over the past two years as a party favor.
Sunday, November 19
Outdoor Voices Dog Jog
The hip athleisure line is hosting a 5K and tailgate for you and your pooch. All canine participants will receive a commemorative OV bandana, while their humans will receive a tee, a tote, and a 15 percent discount in the store. Better yet, a portion of the ticket sales supports Austin Pets Alive!