Weekend Event Planner
Here are the top 10 things to do in Austin this weekend
Summer in Austin is heating up with plenty of events you can't miss. From pool parties to musicals, it won't be hard to keep busy this weekend. For a full list of happenings, check out our events calendar. And for our food and drink picks, take a look at this roundup.
Austin Chamber Music Festival presents Break of Reality in concert
YouTube-famous "cello rock" group Break of Reality plays the North Door during this classical music fest. Most known for the viral Game of Thrones cover, this group guarantees a good time. Tickets are $20 in advance. Be sure to check out the full festival lineup.
Thursday, July 9 at 7:30 pm
Fusebox Festival presents Sixty-in-60: Summer Shandy
Witness 60 of Austin's most creative artists at the fastest spectacle in the city. Presented by Fusebox Festival, this party-performance hybrid will feature 60 back-to-back mini sets at 60 seconds each for an hour of rapid-fire sounds. Wet your whistle in between performances at the shandy bar. For an additional cost, you can fuel up at a pre-show dinner before the beats drop. Tickets start at $25.
Thursday, July 9 at 8 pm
Doctuh Mistuh Productions presents Heathers: The Musical
This is your last weekend to catch the musical adaptation of the cult film at the Salvage Vangaurd Theatre. Tickets start at just $15.
Thursday, July 9 through Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 pm
Film screening: Clueless
Take a trip down memory lane with this 1990s teen classic. The South Shore District's free screening is just in time for the movie's 20th anniversary. Already have Friday night plans? As if! Grab some blankets and roll with the homies to the best movie you'll see all weekend.
Friday, June 10 at 8 pm
Zilker Theatre Productions presents Hairspray
The free theater series at Zilker Park returns with an amazing run of this hit musical. It doesn't matter if you know the words to all the songs or not: Hairspray is sure to delight.
Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12 at 8:30 pm
The Contemporary Austin presents Second Saturdays: Pinhole Cameras
Bring the whole family out to Laguna Gloria and tap into your creative side. Kiddos and the young-at-heart will learn how to build and use pinhole cameras. General admission is $10 per family, but member families pay $5.
Saturday, July 11 at 11 am
Austin's newest park is debuting with a bang. The first-ever Grovefest at The Grove at Shoal Creek will feature live music, food truck favorites and fun activities that are sure to keep you busy all afternoon. Admission is free, but a donation to the Shoal Creek Conservancy is encouraged. RSVP now to claim your free food and activity tickets.
Saturday, July 11 at 12 pm
Fun Fun Fun Fest's Set Off Pool Party
The funkiest festival around is bringing the splash and sounds to Hanover South Lamar Apartments with an epic pool party. Throwback summer anthems curated by Austin's own DJ Mel and DJ Honeycomb will keep you moving. Plus, Frank will be serving up meat and veggie dogs if you need a little party fuel. Tickets are $5; admission is 21 and up.
Saturday, July 11 at 4 pm
The Burlesquerie presents Ink and a Smile
See some of Austin's most sizzling burlesque dancers in a way you've never seen them before. For one night only, the lovely ladies of The Burlesquerie will show off their moves and their ink in an evening of bold body appreciation at the North Door. Tickets start at $15.
Saturday, July 11 at 8 pm
Austin Film Festival presents A Conversation with Robert Mark Kamen
Action film fans will enjoy this chance to sit in on a conversation with one of Hollywood's most talented writers. Austin Film Festival is bringing Robert Mark Kamen, writer of blockbusters like Lethal Weapon 3, Taken and The Karate Kid, to the Harry Ransom Center for an intimate chat. General admission tickets are $10, discounts are available for members.
Sunday, July 12 at 2 pm