Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
This weekend, you can experience Austin's summer musical tradition, explore a brand-new arts festival, or party at an epic birthday bash. For a full list of weekend happenings, visit our events calendar.
Art on 5th presents "The Fine Art of Disney" opening reception
The magic of Disney comes to life at the opening reception of "The Fine Art of Disney." This Friday and Saturday, Art on 5th hosts work from 10 Disney artists featuring iconic, reimagined scenes and characters, including Maleficent, Jasmine and Aladdin, Cinderella, and more. Renowned Disney artist Rodel Gonzalez will paint live during the free event.
Zilker Theatre Productions presents Shrek the Musical
The Zilker Hillside summer musical returns with everyone’s favorite ogre. Be among the first to see Shrek the Musical during opening weekend, and enjoy the timeless story of finding true love and lasting friendship. Bring a blanket and picnic to the free, family-friendly event under the Austin night sky.
Rock Rose Arts Festival
The Domain’s newest phase hosts its very first festival complete with over 50 art vendors, delicious eats, and tons of free festivities. The Rock Rose Arts Festival celebrates local talent while you discover the city’s newest hot spot.
Flight of the Conchords
Grammy Award-winning folk duo Flight of the Conchords heads to Bass Concert Hall this Saturday and Sunday night. This is the group's first Austin appearance since headlining 2014’s Oddball Festival. Snag a seat at this can’t-miss show and enjoy exclusive new material that will leave you laughing all night long.
Whisler’s Third Anniversary Party
Popular East Austin watering hole Whisler’s celebrates three years with an epic birthday bash on Sunday. The free fiesta offers food, live music, sweet treats, and an appropriate amount of birthday booze. Raise a glass to Whisler’s with the help of drink specials and a signature keg created by Oasis Texas Brewing Company.