This weekend is full of parties, from family-friendly affairs to boozy poolside hangs. We've rounded up some the hottest happenings in the city that you won’t want to miss. For a full list of events, check out our calendar.
Barks and Brews for Blue Dog Rescue
Show your furry friends some support at the first annual Barks and Brews event hosted by Blue Dog Rescue. Your $25 ticket gets you into the Gibson Showroom for live music, an open bar and silent auction, all in the name of Fido.
Thursday, July 23 at 6 pm
Bi-Annual Blowout Sale at FOUND
Get ready to shop your heart out. One of Austin's chicest boutiques is marking down all inventory so you can snag the best looks for less. The shopping savings start Thursday with 50 percent markdowns and continue until Saturday with 70 percent discounts. Come back each day for more savings!
Thursday, July 23 through Saturday, July 25 at 10 am
Mexic-Arte Museum presents "Art + Tequila"
National Tequila Day is Friday, and Mexic-Arte Museum is celebrating with a shindig that coincides with the opening of the Herradura Barrel Art exhibit. Your $20 ticket includes food from Alcomar, craft cocktails courtesy of Herradura Tequila and tunes from DJ uLOVEi.
Friday, July 24 at 7 pm
Punchkin Repertory Theatre presents Lonely Planet
Settle in for a night of emotional exploration with Lonely Planet by Steven Dietz. Enjoy a play with substance, social commentary and originality for an affordable $15.
Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26 at 8 pm
Summer Stock Austin presents Guys and Dolls
Don't miss the opening weekend of this classic musical about trying to make it in New York City. Tickets start at $25 and help support this great summer program for theater students across Texas. Guys and Dolls runs through mid-August at the Long Center.
Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26 at 7:30 pm
Classic Game Fest
Take a trip down memory lane with classic video games that the whole family will love. The Palmer Events Center is hosting a weekend of retro games, including Mortal Kombat II, Space Rocks and Ultra Street Fighter IV. Tickets are $20 for a weekend pass or $10 for Sunday entry. Admission is free for children 12 and under.
Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 at 10 am
Sky Candy Studio Company presents "The Fifth Element vs. Firefly"
Get ready for a showdown of epic proportions at the North Door. For $15, experience an intergalactic theatrical fight between Team Firefly and Team Fifth Element. Extreme sci-fi lovers are encouraged to come in costume and support their favorite team.
Saturday, July 25 at 8 and 10 pm
Alamo Drafthouse presents Jaws on the Water
What's scarier than a 25-foot killer shark? Watching that shark terrorize beach-goers on the big screen while floating above the dark waters at Texas Ski Ranch. Tickets to this fun and buzzworthy screening are $30.
Saturday, July 25 at 8:30 pm
Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Day
Head to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to celebrate the legacy of one of America's most influential women. Bring the entire family and learn about Johnson's devotion to the environment while enjoying all-day activities at this free event.
Sunday, July 26 at 11 am
Flash Tattoos presents an "Amazon Wave" Pool Party
Soak up the sun and contribute to some "pool-lanthropy" at this weekend's hottest party. The Residences W Austin Pool will transform into a rainforest-inspired water wonderland complete with Flash Tattoos, pool party swag and complimentary sips. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Austin nonprofit Rainforest Partnership. Tickets start at $45 and include sweet perks.
Sunday, July 26 at 2 pm