Here are the top 12 things to do in Austin this weekend
From birthday bashes to typical Austin weirdness, here are our picks for the top weekend events. For a full list, check out our events calendar.
Heart and Soul: Benefit for Nepal
Swing by ABGB and help raise money for those affected by the recent earthquakes in Nepal. Your $15 ticket comes with a free beer, sweet treats, games and a sense of accomplishment for doing something good for others.
Thursday, June 25 at 7 pm
Film screening: 7 Minutes
Watch this movie ahead of its release date — for free! — at the Galaxy Highland 10 theater courtesy of Austin Film Festival. After the screening, actor Zane Holtz will be around for a Q&A and a sneak preview of season two of From Dusk Till Dawn.
Thursday, June 25 at 7:30 pm
Film screening: Crazy Carl and His Man Boobs
In addition to catching a screening of this documentary flick about Sixth Street staple, Crazy Carl Hickerson, enjoy live music from Shinyribs and food and drink specials at Jo's Coffee. There's no admission fee, just bring your own seating.
Thursday, June 25 at 8 pm
Flash Tattoos Birthday Bash
To celebrate its second birthday, this Austin brand is throwing a little shindig at Container Bar with free Flash Tattoos and complimentary cocktails. Admission is free, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged.
Friday, June 26 at 5 pm
South Austin Brewery presents Beer-B-Q
Celebrate summer with free barbecue and cheap beer at South Austin Brewery during this free, post-work get-together.
Friday, June 26 at 5:30 pm
Keep Austin Weird Festival & 5K
Be a part of the weirdness that is the "world's slowest 5K," or just come soak up the fun during the annual Keep Austin Weird Festival, where live music, good food, children's activities and crazy costumes are top attractions. You can register for the marathon for $20-$35 or simply attend the fest for $20-$75.
Saturday, June 27 at 11 am
Seventh Flag Coffee Co. First Anniversary Celebration
Another birthday party? Yes, please! Seventh Flag Coffee Co. on South First Street is hosting a free lawn party with coffee, beer, crafts, music and more.
Saturday, June 27 at noon
Austin Lager Jam 2
Austin Beer Guide is throwing its follow-up Lager Jam at Billy's on Burnet. Beer nerds and brew masters will enjoy samples of 20 craft lagers from 11 area breweries for only $25.
Saturday, June 27 at 1 pm
Refinery29Style Festival at The Domain
This free festival at The Domain is a must for Austin fashionistas. Refinery29 has put together a lineup of boutiques, beauty experts and more during this well-rounded event that also includes music and activities.
Saturday, June 27 at 2 pm
Raw Paw presents Alien Summer
Raw Paw is kicking off with a sweet bill featuring Marmalakes, Milezo, Young Tongue, Residual Kid and more at The Mohawk. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.
Saturday, June 27 at 8 pm
Flood Aid TX
The lineup for this fundraising concert is absolutely mind-blowing. Catch the likes of Jack Ingram, Ray Benson, Cory Morrow, Shinyribs, The Spazmatics and more at the Palmer Events Center. The show benefits the United Way of Hays County Flood Relief Fund and the Austin Disaster Relief Network. Tickets range from $35-$150.
Sunday, June 28 at noon
Whisler's Two Year Anniversary
Enjoy eats from Salt & Time and Thai Kun as well as boozy treats from Oasis Texas Brewing Company and Austin Beerworks at the final birthday party on our list. This East Austin joint celebrates two years as a cocktail mecca.
Sunday, June 28 at 1 pm