Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

John Cameron Mitchell
Hedwig star John Cameron Mitchell performs at Bass Concert Hall on Friday. Photo by Matthew Placek
Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Big Head Todd and the Monsters perform at ACL Live on Saturday. Big Head Todd and the Monsters/Facebook
"Sur/Real" opening reception
Discover works by 18 talented teen artists at the opening reception of "Sur/Real," hosted by Creative Action. Photo courtesy of Creative Action
John Cameron Mitchell
Big Head Todd and the Monsters
"Sur/Real" opening reception

Immerse yourself in music, art, and self-care this weekend in Austin. Our top weekend picks include a musical tribute to African American composers, a big '90s rock band in concert, and a full afternoon of pampering. For even more events, visit our calendar.

Thursday, February 6

Creative Action presents "Sur/Real" opening reception
Local teen artists from Color Squad will display their talents in this collective exhibition. During the opening reception, guests can explore the work of 18 young artists and discuss the pieces with the creators themselves. Complimentary light bites and adult beverages (for those 21 and up) will be provided. Admission is free. 

Friday, February 7

Texas Performing Arts presents John Cameron Mitchell - The Origin of Love: Songs of Stories of Hedwig
Award-winning actor, playwright, and renaissance man John Cameron Mitchell brings the songs and stories from his groundbreaking musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch to Bass Concert Hall. The Texas native will be joined by special guest Amber Martin for an evening of sheer entertainment in which he'll also preview songs from his upcoming musical podcast, Anthem

Saturday, February 8

Big Head Todd and the Monsters in concert
Big '90s rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters will bring all the hits to the ACL Live stage in support of their 2018 album, New World Arisin’. Balcony level seating is still available

Sunday, February 9

Beauty Fête presents Self-Love Edition
Local beauty, hair, and skincare brands; industry experts; and wellness activities converge at Open House Austin for this self-care event. Tickets include access to "Self-Love" panels, product demos, giveaways, bites and drinks, and more. For a full schedule of events and list of featured speakers, visit the Beauty Fête website

Austin Chamber Music Center presents 17th Annual Black Composers Concert: The Living Composer
Celebrate Black History Month with this tribute to living African American composers at the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center. This year’s concert will include works by Erroylln Wallen, Valerie Colman, James Lee III, and others. Special guests for the 2020 event are award-winning pianist Artina McCain and acclaimed jazz group The Blacklist. Admission is free.