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

SXSW Supermensch Shep Gordon After Party Willie Nelson

Ring in the New Year with Willie Nelson. Photo by Shelley Neuman

Long Center presents A Christmas Story: The Musical
The classic story of Ralphie comes to life at The Long Center for the Performing Arts this weekend only. Photo courtesy of Long Center
Bob Schneider
Join Bob Schneider in a countdown to 2018 at the Paramount Theatre for his New Year's Eve Party this Sunday.  Photo courtesy of Texas Music Scene
SXSW Supermensch Shep Gordon After Party Willie Nelson
Long Center presents A Christmas Story: The Musical
Bob Schneider

Say adieu to 2017 with some of the hottest events in Austin. Throw it back at I Heart the ‘80s or rock into the new year with Willie Nelson & Family. For a full listing of events, visit our events calendar.

Friday, December 29

Austin Symphony presents I Heart the ‘80s
A nostalgic evening featuring hits from the ‘80s will rock the Palmer Events Center stage. The Austin Symphony Orchestra will perform classics by big-haired ‘80s legends like Cyndi Lauper, David Bowie, George Michael, and many more. Vocalists Jessica Phillips and Tony Vincent are set to accompany the orchestra in tunes like “Footloose,” Born in the U.S.A.,” and “1999.” Performances through December 30.

Willie Nelson & Family New Year
Ring in the new year the Texas way with the help of musical icon Willie Nelson and his star-studded group of family and friends. Willie Nelson & Family continue the tradition of good vibes and great music at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. Check out performances by Lukas Nelson, Promise of the Real, and more. Performances through December 31.

Long Center presents A Christmas Story: The Musical
The classic story comes to life at The Long Center for the Performing Arts. Relive the film’s greatest moments — the infamous leg lamp, a freezing flagpole triple-dog-dare, the Red Ryder air rifle — with a production all ages can enjoy. Performances through December 31.

Sunday, December 31

Music for Life presents Rock the Brazos with The African Children’s Choir
Music for Life hosts an epic New Year’s Eve party featuring live musical performances, a gourmet dinner, and an elegant champagne toast. The evening’s highlights include Australian mentalist Phoenix, an open bar, and a performance by The African Children’s Choir. Select tickets still available.

Bob Schneider’s New Year’s Eve Party
Join Bob Schneider in a countdown to 2018 at the Paramount Theatre. Schneider is set to perform hit songs like “Tarantula,” “40 Dogs” and tracks from his latest album, King Kong Vol. 3, during this rockin’ party. Celebrate the coming of a New Year in true Austin fashion with one of the city’s most celebrated performers.