Music awards, mile-high kites, and family-friendly picnicking top our agenda for the days ahead. Attend the CMT Music Awards or spend the day at Zilker for the return of ABC Kite Fest. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, March 30
Broadway in Austin: Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations
The story behind Detroit vocal group The Temptations’ rise to fame unfolds on the stage at Bass Concert Hall. Audiences can experience memorable moments like their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction and a massive discography including 42 top 10 hits. For more information, visit the austin.broadway.com. Shows are scheduled through April 2.
The Paramount Theatre presents Napoleon Dynamite Live!
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the indie classic film Napoleon Dynamite with a special screening at Paramount Theatre. Cast members Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro), and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico) will join the audience live for a moderated discussion following the film’s closing credits. A limited number of tickets are still available at austintheatre.org.
Saturday, April 1
ABC Kite Fest
A springtime tradition flies high again at Zilker Metropolitan Park. This year’s Kite Fest will allow store-bought kites to be eligible for entry in all seven contest categories. Additional activities include a kids club, pet zone, and a children's concert called MossFest. General admission is free and open to the public. VIP tickets are available for purchase at abckitefest.org.
Enjoy a day on the lawn at Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park complete with picnic baskets, craft cocktails, live music, and sunset views. Beer, wine, mocktails, and cocktails will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and food items for an optimum picnic experience. For basket offerings and more on what to expect, visit the givesmart.com. Admission is free and open to the public.
Sunday, April 2
2023 CMT Music Awards
Austin hosts the CMT Music Awards for the first time ever at Moody Center. Highlights of the show include co-hosts Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown and a slew of special guests including Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, and Wynona Judd + Ashley McBryde. To purchase tickets and view seating options, visit moodycenteratx.com.