Here are the top 10 things to do in Austin this weekend
From a hall of fame celebration to Juneteenth festivities, this weekend isn't short on big events. Check out our top picks below, then visit our events calendar for a full list of happenings.
Rock 'n' Restock benefiting Capital Area Food Bank
Catch Shakey Graves and The Digital Wild at this annual fundraising concert for the Capital Area Food Bank of Central Texas. Tickets are $25 and go towards a good cause!
Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 pm
2015 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
This stellar ceremony honors 2015 inductees Asleep at the Wheel, Loretta Lynn, Guy Clark, Flaco Jimenez and Townes Van Zandt. In addition, the evening will feature a sweet lineup of performances from Lyle Lovett, Gillian Welch, Patty Loveless and more, hosted by Dwight Yoakam. Tickets cost $100-$500.
Thursday, June 18 at 7 pm
Young Shakespeare presents A Midsummer Night's Dream
Catch the premiere of Austin Shakespeare's youth program's summer production at the Curtain Theatre. Can't see it this weekend? Don't worry! You have until the end of June.
Thursday, June 18 through Sunday, June 21 at 8 pm
Birds Barbershop presents Gingerfest
Gingerfest is a free celebration of redheads that happens to coincide with the opening of the new Birds Barbershop location off Highway 183. Everyone can enjoy live music, fun activities and sweet treats, but the gingers get VIP access and a coupon for a free haircut.
Friday, June 19 at 5 pm
B Scene at the Blanton presents "Bon Voyage -- Paris to San Juan"
This art party at the Blanton Museum honors the new exhibit featuring Impressionist painter Francisco Oller. KUTX's Michael Crockett is the musical guide for this evening full of performances. Admissions is $12 for the general public, free for Blanton members.
Friday, June 19 at 6 pm
Central Texas Juneteenth Celebration
This year Juneteenth is celebrating its sesquicentennial. The Central Texas party kicks off Saturday morning with the 2K Emancipation Run/Walk followed by the Juneteenth Emancipation Parade. Afterwards, everyone is invited to Rosewood Park to continue the party.
Saturday, June 20 at 9:30 am
Enjoy the longest day of the year at the summer solstice festival, which will be taking over Pan Am Park with music, art, activities and more. Check out the Solstice Festival website for a full lineup of performers and a list of all the pre- and after-parties.
Saturday, June 20 at 11 am
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses in concert
Any Zelda fans out there? On Saturday, the Long Center plays host to a musical journey through this classic video game. Tickets start at $49.50.
Saturday, June 20 at 2 pm and 6 pm
Austin Classical Guitar presents Quaternaglia in concert
Kicking off the Summer Concert Series from ACG is a performance from Brazilian quartet Quaternaglia. Tickets start at $15.
Saturday, June 20 at 6:30 pm
Sky Candy presents Swings Asunder
Premiering this weekend at the Long Center is a new aerial dance production from Sky Candy. Swings Asunder is a sensational show that delves into sex and gender roles. Tickets start at $15.
Saturday, June 20 at 8 pm; Sunday, June 21 at 2 pm and 8 pm