Explore the unusual and unexpected during the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. See everything from taxidermy to sideshows at The Oddities and Curiosities Expo, or head to Horseshoe Bay for a weekend of unlimited Texas beer and live music. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, August 15
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band in concert
Texas legend Lyle Lovett takes center stage at the ACL Live for two back-to-back nights of live music performances. Lovett is joined by his long-running backup band, His Large Band, for an evening you won’t want to miss. Fans can expect a set filled with top songs that spans 14 albums and more than three decades of music. Purchase tickets while you can!
Bullock Texas State History Museum presents Apocalypse Now 40th Anniversary Screenings
Bullock Texas State History Museum pays homage to award-winning classic Apocalypse Now on the 40th anniversary of its original release with exclusive screenings. Since its cinematic debut in 1979, the Francis Ford Coppola film has served as a pillar of the American film canon. This particular version has been restored from the original negative for a one-of-a-kind experience. Tickets for both August 15 and August 18 showtimes are still available.
Friday, August 16
Horseshoe Bay Resort presents 7th Annual Beer by the Bay
Beer by the Bay returns to the Horseshoe Bay Resort for an epic two-day event packed with live music and Texas craft beer. This year’s headliners include two-time Grammy Award winner LeAnn Rimes and Texas Troubadour Roger Creager. Festival attendees can roam the grounds while enjoying the Hill Country atmosphere, and indulging on unlimited beer tastings and culinary offerings from the resort’s award-winning team. For resort packages, a full schedule, or to purchase festival passes, visit the Horseshoe Bay website.
Saturday, August 17
The Oddities and Curiosities Expo
Things are bound to get weird — even by Austin standards — at The Oddities and Curiosities Expo. A celebration of all things usual transforms the Palmer Events Center into an eye-catching exhibition of quirky vendors, sideshow performances, live human suspension, and taxidermy classes. Guests can also experience the iconic Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! mini museum hosted within the expo. For tickets and a full schedule of events, visit the expo website.
Sunday, August 18
Easy Tiger 6th presents Summer Movie Series
Guests are invited to settle into the downtown Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden to enjoy the final installment of its Summer Movie Series under the Texas night sky. This year’s selected films pay tribute to quirky director Wes Anderson and conclude with a screening of his 2012 classic Moonrise Kingdom. Admission is free.