The top five things to do in Austin this weekend are all about celebrating the season with style. Be among the first to shop the iconic Blue Genie Art Bazaar or catch hit musical Rock of Ages on stage for one night only. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Friday, November 23
ZACH Theatre presents Tortoise and Hare
The ancient fable is reimagined before a live audience at the ZACH Theatre. Written by Allen Robertson and Damon Brown, Tortoise and Hare features modern music, whimsical costumes and set design, and a family-friendly message that viewers at any age can enjoy. Following opening weekend, performances are scheduled through January 27.
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
The Austin tradition returns for another year of unique holiday gifts and local finds. During this four-week holiday shopping wonderland, guests can peruse handcrafted jewelry, artwork, homes good, and more items from nearly 200 regional artists. Live music performances are scheduled for each week of the bazaar to add a joyful note to the retail experience. Additional highlights include a snack bar and alcoholic beverages for purchase. Admissions is free.
Circuit of The Americas presents Winter Wonderland at The Circuit
The Circuit of The Americas hosts the second annual Winter Wonderland extravaganza featuring the illuminating Chinese Lantern Festival. Attendees can enjoy a display of illuminated sculptures made using ancient Chinese techniques. An ice skating rink, Santa’s Workshop, COTA Express train rides, camel rides, a vendor village, and more will keep the whole family in the holiday spirit all evening long. Winter Wonderland at The Circuit open through December 30.
Saturday, November 24
Blanton Museum of Art presents Wangechi Mutu: The End of Eating Everything closing day
See artist Wangechi Mutu’s animated video The End of Eating Everything for the final screening at the Blanton Museum of Art. The piece features Santigold as a post-apocalyptic deity and portrays the “destructive nature of our drive to consume.” The video will be shown in conjunction with recently debuted exhibition, “Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design.”
ACL Live at the Moody Theater presents Rock Of Ages
Tony Award-winning musical Rock of Ages heads to the Moody Theater, and features music from hit bands including Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake, and others. Rock ‘n’ roll fans of all ages are invited to reignite their passion for the exhilarating story celebrating its 10th anniversary as a global phenomenon. Select tickets are still available.