Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

The Moth storytelling
Artful sorytelling takes center stage at Paramount Theatre. Photo by Denise Ofelia Mangen
Of Mice and Music: A Jazz Tap Nutcracker
Timeless holiday production The Nutcracker gets a jazzed up spin at The Long Center this weekend.  Photo courtesy of Blue Suede Photography
Maya Jane Coles
Three-dimensional art installations, DJ sets, and live performances are on display at "Equal Axis."  Photo by Gustavo Cherri/Red Bull Content
The Moth storytelling
Of Mice and Music: A Jazz Tap Nutcracker
Maya Jane Coles

Austin's dynamic weekend events take the form of a tap musical, a transcendent musical and art experience, and a classic rock concert. Enjoy a modern twist on a holiday classic during Of Mice and Music, or take part in a truly multi-sensory evening at "Equal Axis." For a full list of events, visit our calendar.

Thursday, December 13

Tapestry Dance Company presents Of Mice and Music: A Jazz Tap Nutcracker
Holiday classic The Nutcracker is reimagined with fancy footwork at The Long Center for the Performing Arts. Audiences can enjoy the traditional holiday tale with second act solo by Tapestry Artistic director/National Tap Hall of Famer Acia Gray. Tchaikovsky’s original score is jazzed up and performed live by some of Austin’s finest musicians. Performances through December 23.

Paramount Theatre presents The Moth
Storytelling and performance art combine at this intimate gathering featuring real, often extraordinary tales. Paramount Theatre hosts The Moth Mainstage featuring stories shared by scholars, scientists, a voodoo priestess, a retired NYPD detective, and undertaker, among others. Each show is carefully developed to ensure the audience enjoys a unique and immersive experience.

Saturday, December 15

Red Bull Music presents “Equal Axis”
Red Bull Music brings a dynamic, multi-sensory experience fusing art, live entertainment, and DJ sets to Austin. ”Equal Axis” highlights include three-dimensional art installations and performances by Austin-area dancers, drag queens, and aerialists. United Kingdom-based DJ Maya Jane Coles makes her Texas debut as one of the evening’s acts. Tickets are still available.

Jason Mraz in concert with Toca Rivera and Gregory Page
Singer Jason Mraz performs an acoustic set live at the Bass Concert Hall. Known for hit songs including “I’m Yours” and “The Remedy,” the artist comes to Austin in support of his new album, Know. Fellow artists Toca Rivera and Gregory Page join Mraz for the evening performance. Select tickets available.  

Brian Wilson in concert
Brian Wilson and his band of musicians perform their hit Christmas Album in its entirety at ACL Live at the Moody Theater for the first time this holiday season. Wilson is joined by special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin for even more festive cheer. Fans can also enjoy cuts from Wilson’s solo Christmas album, What I Really Want for Christmas, and other iconic favorites during the jolly jubilee.