Here are the top 10 things to do in Austin this weekend
Austin is serving a heap of shenanigans this weekend, including local art, psychedelic music and even dancing pugs. Here are our top picks for this beautiful May weekend. Check out our calendar for a full list of events.
Uncle Billy's Smokehouse & Brewery 8th Anniversary Celebration
Uncle Billy’s is celebrating its eighth birthday all weekend with tons of craft brews and free fun. Stop by on Saturday for the annual crawfish boil and return during the evenings for live music. Check out the Uncle Billy's website for a full schedule of events.
Thursday, May 7 through Sunday, May 10
The City Theatre Company presents The Graduate
Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson, because this is the last weekend to catch The Graduate at The City Theatre. The cult classic story of Benjamin Braddock comes alive on the Austin stage. Tickets range from $10-$25.
Thursday, May 7 through Saturday, May 9 at 8 pm; Sunday, May 10 at 5:30 pm
HAAM presents Corporate Battle of the Bands
Local bands comprising business leaders from some of Austin's top companies are going head-to-head during HAAM's Corporate Battle of the Bands. For $10 you can be a part of this musical warfare at ACL Live.
Friday, May 8 at 7 pm
Pug Rescue of Austin presents Pug Prom
Every puggie is invited to this 1970s-themed event at Rattle Inn featuring food, drinks, a costume contest and more. Proceeds from the event benefit Pug Rescue of Austin and the mission of finding homes for every pug in town. Tickets are just $30.
Friday, May 8 at 6:30 pm
Austin Psych Fest presents Levitation
The lineup for Levitation (formerly known as Austin Psych Fest) at Carson Creek Ranch includes The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, Spiritualized, Primal Scream, Mac Demarco, Thee Oh Sees and Austin faves The Black Angels. As a special treat The Jesus and Mary Chain perform the entire Psychocandy album in honor of its 30th anniversary. Passes start at $65.
Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 10 at 2 pm
West Austin Studio Tour
This weekend marks the first weekend of WEST. See some of the most innovative local artists and their works in this free, self-guided tour of studios and workspaces. Meet the craftsmen and artisans who are shaping our arts scene. Admission is free, but some special events require tickets. For the schedule, visit the Big Medium website.
Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 at 11 am
Métier Cook's Supply presents "Ice Cream and Cocktails"
During this free event at Métier Cook's Supply, Lick Honest Ice Creams and Genius Gin will be serving up innovative cocktails with local ingredients.
Saturday, May 9 at 1 pm
Meridian Hive Meadery Grand Opening Party
Did you know Austin has a meadery? We do, and Meridian Hive Meadery is throwing a huge party to celebrate the grand opening of its tasting room. Sip on mead, check out a beekeeping demonstration and listen to live music, all for $15.
Saturday, May 9 at 1 pm
Austin Bat Cave 2015 Anthology Release Party
To celebrate the publication of this year's Austin Bat Cave anthology, Are You There Godzilla? It's Me, Mothra, the organization is throwing a free, kid-friendly party with tamales, piñatas, a stuffed animal petting zoo and much more at the Lewis Carnegie Gallery. You can also bid on letters and other forms of correspondence from the likes of Lena and Grace Dunham during a special auction.
Saturday, May 9 at 3 pm
Bitch Beer Blog-a-thon
Enjoy a cold beer at Craft Pride and help Bitch Beer, the local brew-based blog, raise money for an upcoming book. There will be a raffle, special releases and more as the ladies live-blog (and accept donations) this free event.
Sunday, May 10 at 1 pm