With classes starting again and sunsets coming sooner, this is the perfect time to embrace the new experiences during our top five things to do in Austin this weekend. Enjoy four days of acclaimed LGBTQ+ cinema at Prism Film Festival or shop 'til ya drop at Le Garage Sale. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, August 22
Nelly, TLC, and Flo Rida in concert
Hip hop and R&B legends take the Austin360 Amphitheater stage to perform chart-topping throwbacks. Rappers Nelly and Flo Rida will be joined by iconic R&B group TLC as part of their summer tour. Sing along to songs like “No Scrubs,” “Country Grammar,” and “Right Round” while dancing under the Texas night sky. Select tickets are still available.
One Nation Under a Groove featuring George Clinton & Parliament Funkedelic
Things are getting funky at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park this weekend. One Nation Under a Groove performances include George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf. Visit the ticketing website to browse available seats.
All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival: Prism
LGBTQ+ cinema is celebrated at the annual All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF), Prism. Attendees can choose from exclusive screenings, including 28 feature-length films and 56 shorts at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. This year’s highlights include opening night selection Gay Chorus Deep South and a closing night screening of Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts. Festival activities are scheduled through August 25. For a full schedule of events and to buy tickets, visit the Prism website.
Friday, August 23
The LINE Austin presents Broad Studios Pop Up Shop
Local female art collective Broad Studios teams up with the LINE Austin for a month-long pop up in the hotel’s lobby retail space. The temporary shop will showcase a curated collection from each of the collective’s six artists working in ceramics, fiber, painting, and naturally dyed silk. Attendees to the launch event can also enjoy complimentary screen printing of the pop-up’s design by Raw Paw. Admission is free.
Saturday, August 24
Le Garage Sale
One of Austin’s favorite shopping experiences returns to the Palmer Events Center. Since 2001, Le Garage Sale has become a must-shop destination for fashionable locals and trendsetting visitors by offering end-of-season inventory from high-profile local boutiques and designers in one place. This year’s featured vendors include Adelante Boutique, Beehive, Raven + Lily, RVCA, Hemline, and many more. Guests can sip coffee and cocktails while up-tempo tunes keep the retail vibes at therapeutic levels. Visit the Le Garage Sale website to purchase shopping passes.