Live entertainment tops this weekend’s list of the best things to do in Austin. Settle in for a live recording of the hilarious dating podcast U Up? Live or enjoy a packed weekend of screenings, parties, and more during the Austin Music Video Festival. If you prefer a more adventurous option, venture out to the Hill Country for a curated, 24-hour outdoor camping experience by Off & Out. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, December 12
Whose Live Anyway?
Improvised comedy inspired by the long-running TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? comes to ACL Live this weekend. The 90-minute production will test the creativity, wit, and comedic timing of cast members Jeff B. Davis, Joel Murray, Ryan Stiles, and Grey Proops while the audience enjoys an entirely unscripted experience. Guests are encouraged to come prepared with suggestions for a chance to start a scene or join cast members on stage. Select seating for this production is available.
Broadway in Austin: Dear Evan Hansen
Hit musical Dear Evan Hansen comes to Bass Concert Hall direct from its success on Broadway. This profound reflection on life and the human condition was adapted from the book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, with a score by Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif. Performances scheduled through December 15.
Austin Music Video Festival
This year, the Austin Music Video Festival expands to include even more music videos, screenings, concerts, panels, parties, and an award show at venues around the city. Since its founding in 2015, AMVF has become a top destination for music fans, and this year’s festival is set to include events and activities such as a Rooster Teeth Animation Workshop, a video retrospective with OK Go, and a live performance from Wild Child. For tickets and a full schedule of events, visit the AMVF website.
Friday, December 13
Margin Walker presents U Up? Live
Popular dating podcast U Up? Live is recorded live in front of local listeners at the Paramount Theatre. Betches Media co-founders/hosts Jordana Abraham and Jared Freid give hot takes on modern dating issues ranging from apps to hook ups to relationships. Audiences can expect help interpreting confusing text messages, dating app makeovers, and a round of the signature Red Flag or Dealbreaker game.
Saturday, December 14
Off & Out presents Camp Three
Flat Creek Crossing Ranch welcomes seasoned backpackers and outdoor newbies alike to enjoy a curated, 24-hour camp experience in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Tickets include complete overnight camping accommodations (tent, pad, and bag); bathrooms; and meals and beverages throughout the stay. Campers can participate in a range of outdoor activities like mountain biking, climbing, yoga, medication, outdoor cooking, kayaking, and more. Visit the Off & Out website for booking information.