Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
Head out on the town with a plan this weekend. From the annual Zilker Park Kite Festival to Texas stargazing, this weekend is packed with top events. For a full list of happenings, check out our events calendar.
Brian McKnight in concert
Celebrate Throwback Thursday with some sweet '90s nostalgia. R&B crooner Brian McKnight, best known for his No. 1 hit "Back at One," will be in town this Thursday in support of his new album, Better. Like a dream come true, get ready to slow dance the night away just like the good old days. Buy your tickets before this intimate event sells out.
Pirelli World Challenge
Feeling the need for speed? Race to the Circuit of the Americas this weekend to experience the high-octane Pirelli World Challenge. Enjoy more than 20 hours of motorsports with some of the world's most talented drivers. Get a look at exotic sports cars and soak up an exciting weekend of racing.
Shed Anniversary Party
Help ring in two years of local hot spot Shed Barbershop and Supply. This free birthday bash on Saturday evening will include live tunes courtesy of DJ uLovei, drinks from Hops & Grain and The Roosevelt Room, and bites from Wunder Pig Barbecue Co. Celebrate the second anniversary of one of the city’s coolest barbershops in true Austin style.
Texas Night Sky Festival
Bring the entire family to Dripping Springs Ranch this Saturday night for a free look at big and bright stars deep in the heart of Texas. Get star struck — literally — all while you take in the mobile planetarium, good food, and live presentations. What better way to spend an evening than admiring the expansive Lone Star State sky?
88th Annual Zilker Park Kite Festival
Take to the great outdoors with your kite at Zilker Park this Sunday. Gather your friends or take the kiddos to one of Austin's most iconic events. Enjoy a day at the park, check out some of the coolest kites in the city, and bring your own kite to join in on the flying fun.