Best Weekend Events

Here are the top 10 things to do in Austin this weekend

Here are the top 10 things to do in Austin this weekend

Bubblepalooza Austin 2013
Take the kids to Bubblepalooza! at the Long Center. Photo by Jon Shapley

Take advantage of the sunny forecast and check out one (or all) of our top weekend event picks. To see a full lineup of happenings, take a peek at our event calendar.

Movies in the Park presents The NeverEnding Story
The Austin Parks Foundation and Alamo Drafthouse are ringing in summer with this free movie series. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner to Dick Nichols District Park and catch a screening of The NeverEnding Story.
Thursday, June 4 at 8:30 pm

Juniper Pop-up at qui
Get a taste of the new Juniper restaurant before it opens when Chef Nic Yanes hosts a special pop-up at qui's tasting room. Dinner is $125 per person. Make your reservations through the qui website.
Thursday, June 4 at 5 pm

The City Theatre Company presents Waiting for Godot
This is your last chance to catch Samuel Beckett's influential masterpiece on the City Theatre stage. Tickets range from $10-$25.
Thursday, June 4 through Saturday, June 6 at 8 pm; Sunday, June 7 at 5:30 pm

X Games Austin
The spectacle returns to Circuit of the Americas with more extreme sports, big headliners and fun festivities. Passes for the single day experience ($59) and the full three-day experience ($109) are still available. Check out our guide to the can't-miss events at X Games Austin.
Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7

Do512 Family's Kick off to the Summer
Do512 Family is inviting everyone to Midway Food Park on Friday to celebrate the beginning of summer. This family-friendly event features a great trailer food selection, fun activities for kids and a sweet music lineup.
Friday, June 5 at 2 pm

Austin Civic Orchestra presents That '80s Concert
The Austin Civic Orchestra is celebrating the legacy of the 1980s with a free concert at Zilker Hillside Theater. The bill for the evening includes selections from Michael Jackson and Journey as well as scores from Back to the Future, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Fame and more. On top of that, one lucky audience member will be chosen to conduct the ending number.
Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 at 8 pm

Blow all the bubbles you possibly can at the Bubblepalooza! at the Long Center. This free event has music, chalk art and — of course — all the bubbles you can imagine.
Saturday, June 6 at 8 am

Moniker Guitars presents a Guitar Wood Derby Race
Build, decorate and race your very own derby car using guitar wood scraps during this fun benefit for HAAM. The winner will get a sweet racing-themed Moniker custom guitar. Participation is free, but donations to HAAM are greatly encouraged.
Saturday, June 6 at 2 pm

Each June, QueerBomb hosts an amazing celebration in honor of the LGBTQIA community. The event is broken up into three parts: the pre-party, the procession and the after-party. Meet up at Fair Market for the pre-party with guest speakers and music (and a full bar) before the procession down Sixth Street. The official after-party promises to be even more fun than the festivities before.
Saturday, June 6 at 6 pm

Conspirare presents "Great Big Choruses"
Conspirare is teaming up with the Victoria Bach Festival Chorus and Orchestra for a grand season finale. We're talking multiple famed soloist in addition to170 singers and 70 instrumentalists. Tickets start at just $25.
Sunday, June 7 at 4 pm