This weekend is all about celebrating culture in the Capital City. From fine art to performance art, the city offers a barrage of concerts, showcases, and art shows to enlighten and entertain. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, May 10
Frankie Vallie & the Four Seasons in concert
Embrace the nostalgic vibes as you watch Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons at Bass Concert Hall. Known for iconic tunes like “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” this dynamic musical group's career has stood the test of time and guarantees a can't-miss performance. Plus, isn't a dance down memory lane the perfect start to any weekend?
Friday, May 11
UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum presents After Dark
Another installment of the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum’s monthly evening series invites Austinites to take part in a magical experience. Enjoy the garden and grounds at night as you take part in themed activities for all ages. Guests can amble through gallery exhibitions, or enjoy bites and live entertainment. Admission is free.
Alamo Drafthouse, Rolling Roadshow and BookPeople presents An Evening with the Duplass Brothers
Writing, directing, producing, and acting powerhouse duo Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass share the secrets of their success during an intimate conversation at the First Baptist Church of Austin. The brothers (and former Austinites) will also discuss their new memoir, Like Brothers. Select tickets available.
Ballet Austin presents Peter Pan
The magic of Neverland comes to life by way of ballet at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. This family-friendly production features whimsical set design and costumes, action-packed scenes, and the premiere of dance routines choreographed by Paul Vasterling. Memorable characters like Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys posse, and Captain Hook are reimagined through Ballet Austin’s best performers during a show all ages will enjoy.
Saturday, May 12
Big Medium presents West Austin Studio Tour
Big Medium’s West Austin Studio Tour returns for its seventh annual showcase of some of the city’s best working artists. The self-guided event features more than 400 artist studios, exhibition, special projects, and more. In addition to studying a range of mediums from local makers, guests can mix and mingle with the creators themselves during the tour. Admission is free.