Here are the top 8 things to do in Austin this weekend
This weekend’s roundup is packed with performing arts, cinema and entertainment. Stay busy with our top picks, or for the full list of the weekend's happenings, check out our events calendar.
International Afrikan Fashion Week Austin Mixer & Showcase
Austin’s first Afrikan Fashion Week kicks off pre-event programming with a hip networking mixer and fashion showcase this Thursday at Twin Liquors. The free shindig will feature a sneak peek at some of Africa’s boldest and on-trend looks along with goodies from local guest artisans. RSVP for the party here. A $10 donation is encouraged.
Thursday, August 13 at 6 pm
F*ck, It's Hot! Sketch Comedy Show
Settle into The Institution Theater for a night of hilariously original sketch comedy. The $10 show will feature some of Austin's best sketch performers and 100-percent local, vegan-friendly laughs are guaranteed.
Friday, August 14 at 8 pm; Saturday, August 15 at 8 pm
The Official CCBFF Friday After Party — Episode III: StarStruck
The Capital City Black Film Festival is back for a third year and Austin’s most glamorous are invited to dance the night away at the festival’s official after party. Channel your inner movie star through the party’s sexy black carpet dress code and get ready for a fabulous evening. Your $10 ticket includes admission and complimentary appetizers.
Friday, August 14 at 10 pm
Summer Show ATX
Round up the whole family and head to Austin Music Hall for the fourth annual Summer Show featuring Austin Craft Riot. Prepare for a day filled with activities and giveaways at this awesome close to summer. Tickets are $2 in advance.
Saturday, August 15 at 11 am
Book signing: You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) with Felicia Day
Ready your hardcovers and Sharpies for bestselling author and comedian Felicia Day's exclusive book signing at BookPeople. Snag a copy of Day's newest book You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) and dive into the perfect end-of-summer read. Tickets are $28.13 and can be purchased here.
Saturday, August 15 at 6 pm
Film screening: From Dusk Till Dawn with Robert Rodriguez
Pop over to the Paramount Theatre for a free screening of 1996 Western classic From Dusk Till Dawn. As an added bonus for film buffs, the movie's director, Robert Rodriguez, will participate in a Q&A session following the screening. Seating is first come first served, so arrive early!
Saturday, August 15 at 6 pm
Austin Local Fest
Local hotspot Austin Roller Rink brings the cool with Austin Local Fest this Saturday. The $15 mini festival will feature live music and roller skating. Grab your buds, your wheels and a cooler for the BYOB awesomeness.
Saturday, August 15 at 9 pm
Practice Yoga Austin presents Yoga Ride!
Grab your bike and join fellow Austin yogis for a guided cycling adventure through downtown this Sunday. Take it easy on a cruise across town at a friendly pace, stopping to see some of Austin’s finest sites and for refreshments. The ride begins with a sun salutation at 1114 W. Fifth St. and concludes at Practice Yoga Austin for a post-bike stretch and cool down.
Sunday, August 16 at 10 am