Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
This weekend is full of free fun in the form of birthday parties, historic holidays, and loaded burgers and beers. Jam out at a new summer concert or catch a film screening to escape the Texas heat. For a full list of happenings, visit our events calendar.
Whisler's presents Bastille Day Celebration
Toast to French nationalism at Whisler’s Bastille Day Celebration this Thursday. The free fete features a Parisian-inspired DJ set by Crsto, a high-energy performance by Bass Street Brass Band, and a signature cocktail for the evening. This is sure to be the most chic happy hour you attend all week.
Harry Ransom Center presents Summer Film Series: Frida
This Thursday, pay homage to revolutionary artist Frida Kahlo at the free screening of Frida starring Salma Hayek at the Harry Ransom Center. Movie attendees can also enter to win a copy of Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera and a set of artist note cards featuring the icon.
Bob Schneider in concert with Tosca String Quartet
Homegrown artist Bob Schneider reunites with the Tosca String Quartet for an intimate concert at the Long Center this Friday. Get carried away with the melodic sounds of Schneider’s latest project King Kong Suite, and groove to an evening of transformative music.
Eureka! presents One Year Anniversary Party
Sixth Street hot spot Eureka! is celebrating one year of business with an epic birthday party on Saturday featuring great beer and live music. Raise a glass to the burger bar by sipping exclusive Ouroboros suds from Revolver Brewing and Watermelon Dorado from Ballast Point. A performance from the local James Keith Band will keep you moving while you mingle.
The Dogwood presents Rock the Rose Summer Concert
Following its first-ever arts festival, the city’s hottest new district is hosting a family-friendly musical Saturday. Get a free listen to various cover bands and independent artists from Austin and beyond. Live music includes Ryan Holley, the Denny Herrin Band, Dirty Black Flannel, and Southtown. Thai-Kun, General Tso’Boy, and other Rock Rose eateries will be selling food in front of The Dogwood and Jack & Ginger’s for you to enjoy.