If you’re looking for a reason to get outside and enjoy the early spring vibes, you’ve come to the right place. Film festival screenings, the Harlem Globetrotters, and a garden party with craft beer top this weekend’s list of the best things to do in Austin. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, February 27
Lake Travis Film Festival
Celebrate film and mingle with fellow movie buffs all while exploring Lake Travis this weekend. The four-day Lake Travis Film Festival features intimate discussions, after parties, and access to screenings at several participating venues. Whether you enjoy obscure shorts films and documentaries, or you prefer binging on music videos, this event features a curated lineup of all things cinematic. To purchase tickets and view the full schedule, visit the festival website. Festival ends March 1.
The Wait Wait... Stand-Up Tour
Comedians from around the country meet at the Paramount Theatre for two consecutive evening performances based on the beloved NPR show. Audiences can enjoy a recap of the week’s biggest news stories as told by some of the funniest comedians in the industry. Featured panelists including Maz Jobrani, Alonzo Bodden, Meave Higgins, and Helen Hong will perform live.
The Original Harlem Globetrotters
World famous Harlem Globetrotters dribble into Austin for two must-attend shows. Known for their gravity-defying stunts, hilarious hijinks, and incredible basketball skills, this event is the ideal family-friendly outing. Audiences will also get the opportunity to witness a new record-breaking attempt at the Frank Erwin Center.
Saturday, February 29
RADwood Austin - 1980s/1990s Car Show
Cruise back into the 1980s and 1990s at RADwood Austin. The radical car show hosted at Driveway Austin Motorsports will display vehicles from decades past for the ultimate nostalgia trip. Guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion in their flashiest '80s and '90s attire. Purchase your tickets to the event on the car show website. Admission is free for children 12 and younger.
Sunday, March 1
Jester King Brewery presents A Garden Party Popup
Jester King Brewery teams up with chefs Susana Querejazu and Bradley Nicholson of Lutie’s to host an al fresco popup event celebrating the anticipated arrival of spring. The garden party collaborative menu will feature a whole roasted hog paired with Jester King 2019 Vernal Dichotomous and various snacks and sweets showcasing the flavors of the season. Tickets include food and drink.