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

Black Fret Black Ball 2016 Golden Dawn Arkestra
See Golden Dawn Arkestra perform at ACL Live this Saturday. Photo by Amy Price
2021 Austin Weird Homes Tour
Take a look inside some of the quirkiest local abodes during the virtual Austin Weird Homes Tour. Photo courtesy of Austin Weird Homes Tour
Austin Camerata
Enjoy string music played by Austin Camerata on the lawn of Neill-Cochran House Museum this weekend only. Photo courtesy of Austin Camerata
Black Fret Black Ball 2016 Golden Dawn Arkestra
2021 Austin Weird Homes Tour
Austin Camerata

Al fresco concerts, dance theater, and a tour of the city's quirkiest homes are among the hottest happenings. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this weekend.

Thursday, May 6

Violet Crown Players presents A Change of Heart
Head to The Vortex for this dance theater performance that explores the different kinds of change we must confront throughout life. Performances will include limited indoor seating, an outdoor matinee, as well as options to livestream from home. To purchase tickets and to check showtimes, visit the Diverse Space Dance Theatre website

Friday, May 7

Austin Camerata presents Fire & Fiddles
Settle in on the lawn of the Neill-Cochran House Museum for a live string performance by Austin Camerata. The Fire & Fiddles program includes works by Jessie Montgomery, the Danish String Quartet, Paul Wiancko, and Wynton Marsalis. Capacity is limited. Performances of this outdoor concert are scheduled through May 8. 

Saturday, May 8

Austin Weird Homes Tour
Peek into some of the quirkiest abodes around the city from your own home as the Austin Weird Homes Tour goes virtual. Tour guests will get access to high-quality videos of the homes, and all ticket holders will be able to join a live, virtual panel featuring the homeowners on May 15. Visit the tour website to purchase tickets.

Golden Dawn Arkestra in concert
Cosmic rock group Golden Dawn Arkestra summons its intergalactic sounds for a socially distanced show at ACL Live. Known for elaborate costumes and spellbinding songs like “Disko” and “Afropocalypse,” the musical collective pushes the boundaries of the rock realm. Face masks are required throughout the show. Select tickets are still available.  

Sunday, May 9

Blanton Museum of Art presents "After Michelangelo, Past Picasso: Leo Steinberg’s Library of Prints" closing day
Catch the final day of this exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art, featuring an exceptional selection of prints from rare art historian Leo Steinberg. Reserve timed entry to the museum here