Tap into your cultured side this weekend at the top five things to do in Austin. Raise a glass of vino at the always fancy UMLAUF Garden Party or spending the weekend belly laughing at Moontower Comedy Festival. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, April 25
Moontower Comedy Festival
A world-class lineup of comedians unite for the Moontower Comedy Festival. This year’s headliners include David Spade, Jenny Slate, and Sal Vulcano, among others. Attendees of the four-day, non-stop laugh fest can also expect performances by Nick Offerman, Amanda Seales, Ronny Chieng, and the cast of Schitt’s Creek (Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, and Dan Levy). Headliners will perform at the Paramount Theatre, State Theatre, and other satellite venues around town. For a full list of performances and tickets or badges, visit the Moontower Comedy Festival website.
UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum presents UMLAUF Garden Party
The iconic UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum hosts its annual Garden Party, a fête for those who enjoy the finer things in life. This year’s event will feature exquisite wines, decadent bites, and live entertainment by local performers like Austin Shakespeare and Sky Candy. Guests can mill about the lush gardens and enjoy eats from Austin favorite restaurants including Moonshine, Goodall’s, Juliet Italian Kitchen, and more. VIP and General Admission tickets are still available.
Friday, April 26
Indie Meme Film Festival
Independent South Asian cinema comes to Austin during the fourth annual Indie Meme Film Festival. Enjoy three days of film premieres, member mixers, networking, and parties at venues including the AFS Cinema and the Westin Domain. Attendees can mingle with filmmakers and enjoy discussions on all things cinema. For a full schedule of events, visit the festival website.
Saturday, April 27
Austin Opera presents La bohéme
Beloved opera La bohéme returns to The Long Center for the Performing Arts stage. Written by composer Giacomo Puccini, and set in the heart of Paris’ Latin Quarter in the 1840s, the timeless story of young bohemians struggling to fulfill their dreams and find true love is one for the ages. Indulge in some of the most iconic music in all of opera for one magical evening.
Sunday, April 28
10,000 Maniacs in concert
Legendary alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs performs their famous hits at ACL Live. Known for top songs such as “These Are Days” and “Like The Weather,” the band will treat fans to an acoustic set, including tracks from Secrets of the I Ching and MTV Unplugged, along with others from their career of more than two decades. A select number of general admission standing tickets are still available.