This weekend the city is alive with tons of things to do and places to be. From jazz brunches to a festive Brazilian Carnaval, your weekend is going to be a busy one. Check out the five best events going on and ready your calendar. For a full list of happenings in Austin, visit our events calendar.
Broadway in Austin presents The Sound of Music
The Austin hills are alive! Catch Broadway classic The Sound of Music running through Sunday at Bass Concert Hall. The famed tale receives a brand-new production directed by three-time Tony Award-winner Jack O’Brien. Sing along to your favorite tunes from the musical as the Von Trapp family come to life.
Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation Exhibit
The celebration of Black History Month continues with an exhibit honoring a great Texan and even greater history-maker, Barbara Jordan. Visit the Texas State Capitol and enjoy the free exhibit presented by the Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation, open through Saturday.
Hotel San Jose presents Jazz Brunch
This Saturday, make brunch a little bolder at Hotel San Jose’s Jazz Brunch. Enjoy the ambiance of the San Jose courtyard while you sip $3 mimosas and dine on the brunch buffet of your dreams. Live music courtesy of the Wayne Salzmann jazz trio will keep you groovin’ between bites.
Fourth Annual Austin Oyster Festival
The Austin Oyster Festival returns this Saturday at the French Legation Museum, and you don’t want to miss it. Presented by Jeri's Seafood and Hope Farmers Market, enjoy oysters at their peak season prepared nearly every way imaginable. Wash down the seafood goodness with specialty cocktail offerings from Deep Eddy Vodka, beers by Thirsty Planet, and an extravagant Bloody Mary bar.
2016 Carnaval Brasileiro
Brazil brings the magic of Carnaval to the Palmer Events Center this Saturday with the return of Carnaval Brasileiro. Catch the spirit with electrifying samba drums, endless parade of exotic costumes, and Brazilian flare all night long. Better start practicing those moves and fluffing your feathers.