Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
This weekend, pay homage David Bowie and Elvis at The Continental Club or catch a saucy performance by the world famous Chippendale dancers. Whether you're in the mood to craft, or just want to watch a bunch of hot men dance, we have you covered. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, January 11
Loot Finer Goods presents Chunky Blanket Workshop
Austinites are encouraged to tap into their creative side at Loot Finder Goods. Workshop amenities include materials to knit a 30-by-50 inch blanket, refreshments, dinner, and an intimate evening of craftsmanship. Attendees will walk away from the workshop with a beautiful blanket — and good vibes — to take home with them.
Chippendale’s 2018: About Last Night Tour
The famous Chippendales dancers make their way to Austin for a sizzling on-stage performance at Emo's. Known for the saucy performances that have taken Las Vegas by storm, the strapping dance company is guaranteed to put on a great show (suitable for adults only). Special guest and iconic heartthrob Tyson Beckford will join The Chippendales for a night to remember.
Friday, January 12
Austin Home and Garden Show
Interior design, horticulture, and celebrity guests collide at the Palmer Events Center for the annual Austin Home and Garden Show. Highlights during this three-day event include exhibits, products and services, displays, and discussions the entire family can enjoy. Celebrity guests include architectural designer Kim Lewis, and Andy and Ashley Williams from HGTV’s Flip or Flop Fort Worth. Admission is free for active duty military and those 16 and younger.
Austin Film Society presents I, Tonya
One of the most bizarre scandals in sports history gets an exclusive screening at AFS Cinema. I, Tonya is the darkly comedic tale of American figure skater Tonya Harding and the infamous (and poorly executed) attack on fellow competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Actors Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, and Allison Janney deliver gripping performances. Screenings through January 14.
Splice Records and Saint Arnold present BowiElvis Fest Friday
Celebrate the birthday of two musical icons, David Bowie and Elvis, in true rockstar fashion at The Continental Club. This year’s shindig features a costume contest, themed games, live musical performances, and an appearance by Houston’s burlesque troupe, Dem Damn Dames. Don your best eye makeup and your whitest chaps and honor these rock gods for one epic night.