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

Jared Dixon as Simba in The Lion King
Beloved musical The Lion King returns to Austin's Bass Concert Hall.  Photo by Deen van Meer
The Plastic Bag Store
Explore the dynamic and immersive art experience, The Plastic Bag Store, this weekend. Photo courtesy of Rundle Mall
Jon Lovett
Former speechwriter and podcast co-host Jon Lovett will be joined onstage by Beto O'Rourke and Akilah Hughes. Photo courtesy of Crooked Media
Jared Dixon as Simba in The Lion King
The Plastic Bag Store
Jon Lovett

From live music to motorcycles, the city is full of hot spring happenings. Get your fill of top-speed competition at the MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix, or see the Broadway musical The Lion King at Bass Concert Hall. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. 

Thursday, April 7

Texas Performing Arts presents The Plastic Bag Store
Experience the public art installation and immersive film by Brooklyn artist Robin Frohardt at Blue Genie Art Bazaar. Visitors will be transported to a store stocked with a variety of common grocery items, all hand sculpted from discarded, single-use plastics. Throughout every day of the installation, the space transforms into a live experience compiled of film, performers, and handmade sets. Learn more about the inspiration behind Frohardt’s installation in our recent feature. To purchase tickets, click here

Lovett or Leave It: Live or Else Tour 2022
Jon Lovett, former Obama speechwriter and Pod Save America co-host, comes to ACL Live for an in-person interview. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke and writer/comedian Akilah Hughes will be joining Lovett in the conversation. Visit the ticketing website for more information. 

Broadway in Austin: The Lion King
Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Lion King returns to the Bass Concert Hall stage this month. Audiences can expect a stunning production featuring classic songs, award-winning choreography, and an adventurous story for all ages. For opening weekend availability and more information, go to the ticketing website. Performances are scheduled through April 24. 

Friday, April 8

MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas
America’s top motorcycle road racers speed into the city limits in the hopes of achieving qualifier status. Round two of the 2022 MotoAmerica Championship Series is set to go full throttle on the Circuit of The Americas grounds. Activities include three days of racing action, autograph sessions, camping, kids zones, and more. For a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, click here

Hotel Granduca Austin presents Cinema Under the Stars
Luxurious West Austin respite Hotel Granduca offers an al fresco upgrade to the standard movie date night. Under cover of a starry night, guests will enjoy a screening of the 2014 comedy Chef, along with a three-course dinner in the hotel courtyard. Curated wine pairings are also available to complete the culinary experience. Seating for this intimate event is limited, and tickets can be purchased here.