Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
Finish up the last week of January with a weekend you won’t forget. We’ve compiled the five best events in the city everyone from your kiddos to your happy hour buddies will love. For a full list of happenings, check out our events calendar.
Crowler Cup Competition
Skip your traditional happy hour plans and head to the east side Thursday evening for some friendly — and boozy — competition. Round up the gang and head to Cuvee Coffee Bar to test and vote for your best locally brewed drink. Six East Austin booze companies will compete for the coveted Crowler Cup with the help of your taste buds. To sweeten the deal, Veracruz will be on location for the perfect taco complement to your brew.
Harlem Globetrotters 2016 World Tour
Catch the Harlem Globetrotters on their 90th anniversary world tour for one weekend only at the Frank Erwin Center. This kid-friendly event is as much a high-energy show as it is a basketball game. With a star-studded roster and flashy ball handling, the entire family will enjoy this memorable basketball game. Grab tickets and be part of the basketball magic this Thursday and Friday.
Sixth Annual Austin Gorilla Run
Get ready to run wild at the sixth annual Austin Gorilla Run. Don your gorilla (or banana) costume provided with registration and run to benefit endangered mountain gorillas. Meet at Camp Mabry and ape out all the way through the racecourse knowing that you’re doing your part to help these incredible creatures. Get the whole family registered for a fun Saturday morning together. And make sure to stretch because this race is bananas.
Grace Potter in concert
Rock songstress Grace Potter will perform Saturday at ACL Live. Potter will grace the stage with songs from her debut solo album, Midnight. This is a concert you won’t want to miss, so purchase your tickets while you still can. There's no doubt you’ll be in for a rockin’ night of good vibes and even better music.
Bunkhouse Group presents Jo’s 10th Annual Chili Cook Off
Bring your appetite and all of your friends to Jo’s Coffee on South Congress Avenue on Sunday for the 10th Annual Chili Cook Off. Snag a ticket and taste the best chili recipes in the city and weigh in on who wins bragging rights. Live sounds by Jeff Hughes and Chaparral along with Jo’s House Band will keep you grooving while you indulge. Proceeds from the cook off will benefit local hunger issues, ensuring that you’ll eat good and feel good too.