This weekend’s top five things to do in Austin feature a little something for everyone. Enjoy modern architecture on the self-guided Austin Modern Home Tour or eat your fill of fresh chili paired with ice-cold craft beer at Scholz Garten with the entire family. For a full listing of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, February 20
Broadway in Austin: Come From Away
The remarkable true story of 7,000 airplane passengers stranded in Newfoundland after 9/11 lands on the Bass Concert Hall stage. Come From Away gives audiences a glimpse into personal moments shared by complete strangers in the days following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Tickets to all scheduled times of this inspiring musical are still available. Performances through February 23.
Friday, February 21
The Paramount Theatre presents Ronan Farrow
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow comes to Austin to discuss his successes, his scoops, and so much more. After rising to notoriety with his groundbreaking reporting for The New Yorker on Harvey Weinstein in 2017, Farrow has continued to seek out justice through journalism. Currently producing documentaries for HBO, Farrow makes a stop at The Paramount Theatre for an intimate discussion on current events.
Saturday, February 22
Modern Architecture + Design Society presents Austin Modern Home Tour and MCM Block Party
A selection of local homes open their doors to the public for a day of modern design appreciation and architectural exploration. This self-guided homes tour will feature more than a dozen homes in iconic Austin neighborhoods like Bouldin Creek, Zillker, East Cesar Chavez, East Austin, and more. Tickets include access to the tour and entry to the exclusive block party after the tour ends.
Scholz Garten presents Chili Cookoff
The Scholz Garten Chili Cookoff returns with hot eats, cold brews, and friendly competition for the second year. Guests can enjoy chili tastings, free samples, live music by DJ Island Time, and craft beers on tap or by the pint. Admission is free.
Sunday, February 23
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live
An all-new Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Live production makes its debut at the Paramount Theatre. The audience will experience a rollercoaster ride through some of the cheesiest films of all time, hosted by Joel Hodgson. Visit the ticketing website to reserve your seat. All ages are welcome.