Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
This weekend is packed with unusual excursions and fine arts happenings for everyone to enjoy. Sip responsibly at Texas Whiskey Festival or check out unusual abodes during the self-guided Austin Weird Homes Tour. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, April 18
A fusion of performances, installations, and other events blend together across 19 venues in the ATX. This year’s Fusebox Festival is a five-day experience features an array of international artists and companies including Verdensteatret, Manuela Infante, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, and Austin-based talents Graham Reynolds and Rolling Ryot. For a full schedule of events, go to the festival website.
ZACH Theatre presents Matildathe Musical
The story of an extraordinary little girl with a love of books comes to the ZACH Theatre. Matilda features all of the beloved characters from the popular children's novel turned blockbuster film on stage for a production that fans of all ages can enjoy. Become reacquainted with everyone’s favorite teacher, Miss Honey; the tyrannical headmistress; and, of course, the bright young heroine, Matilda, in this Dennis Kelly adaptation. Performances through May 12.
Friday, April 19
Texas Whiskey Festival
The spirit(s) of Texas take center stage at Star Hill Ranch this weekend. Whiskey enthusiasts can enjoy live music by country music artist Radney Foste while tasting master blenders and distillers. Participating Texas companies include Yellow Rose Distilling, Still Austin Whiskey Co., Balcones Distilling, Lone Elm Whiskey, Iron Wolf Ranch and Distillery, Treaty Oak Distilling, and many others. General admission and other ticket levels are still available.
Chelsea Handler: Life Will Be the Death of Me
Comedian, actor, and writer Chelsea Handler comes to Austin as part of her nationwide book tour, Life Will Be the Death of Me: Chelsea Handler’s Sit-Down Comedy Tour. Known for her stint as a late-night talk show host on E!'s Chelsea Lately, the entertainer reveals a more intimate side during the Moody Theater show. Handler will discuss stories from her book and share personal stories for one raw and hilarious evening.
Saturday, April 20
Austin Weird Homes Tour
Eight unique Austin homes open their doors to the during the sixth annual Weird Homes Tour. Guests can explore some of the city's strangest abodes and meet their creative, quirky owners. Please note, the tour is self-paced and self-driving. For tour tickets and more information on the eight featured homes, visit the Austin Weird Homes Tour website.