Here are the top 7 things to do in Austin this weekend
As the city prepares for another whirlwind weekend of ACL and tourist overload, we’ve rounded up some events you won’t want to miss. From powerful plays to fun and boozy birthday bashes, we’ve got you covered. For a full list of happenings around town, check out our events calendar.
Texas Theatre and Dance presents The Diary of Anne Frank
Settle in at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre for the opening weekend of a story known across the world. The play, told through the recordings in Frank’s cherished diary, is sure to be a moving production you’ll remember for years to come. Tickets are $15 to $26.
Thursday, October 8 at 8 pm; Friday, October 9 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, October 10 at 2 and 7:30 pm; Sunday, October 11 at 2 and 7:30 pm
Weird City Theatre presents House on Haunted Hill
Make your way to the Ground Floor Theatre for the opening weekend of the acclaimed thriller House on Haunted Hill. Adapted from Director William Castle’s 1959 film starring Vincent Price, this play is sure to get your heart rate going with an evening of good scares. Tickets are $12 to $15.
Thursday, October 8 – Saturday, October 10 at 8 pm
2015 Austin City Limits Music Festival
ACL returns to Zilker Park for weekend two and promises another epic lineup including music superstars Drake, The Weeknd, Florence and the Machine, and more.
Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11
Hops & Grain Anniversary Party
Celebrate the fourth year of some of the best brews in the city at Hops & Grain this Saturday. Take a swing at a piñata full of Hops & Grain merch and fill your stomach with eats from Kick Drum Burgers. And, of course, a beer list to end all beer lists will be available for sampling. The ticketed event is the perfect way to kick off the weekend so snag your spot now. Admission is $25.
Saturday, October 10 at noon
Found presents Chesley Mae Designs trunk show
Round up the girls and head to chic Austin boutique Found for an exclusive look at jewelry from Chesley Mae Designs. The free trunk show includes cupcakes, bubbly, and select pieces at 20 percent off. What better way to unwind for the weekend than with a little retail therapy?
Saturday, October 10 at 1 pm
Texas Early Music Project presents "Medieval Pilgrimage in Iberia"
Get lost in the sounds of an 11-woman company exploring pilgrimage music in medieval Spain through song at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Listen to some of Spain’s most sacred monasteries. Your ticket guarantees an evening of history through music for a can't-miss experience.
Saturday, October 10 at 8 pm
Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience
Theresa Caputo, star of the TLC reality series Long Island Medium, comes to the Cedar Park Center for a live appearance. For one night only, Caputo will give interactive spiritual readings to audience members and will share personal stories. Tickets are $39.75 to $89.75.
Sunday, October 11 at 7 pm