Austin is boiling over with five hot happenings to keep you busy during the long weekend ahead. See exclusive screenings of Tombstone and Top Gun with Val Kilmer himself or enjoy a classic lawn party in celebration of Labor Day. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, August 29
Stella Public House presents Pints & Pies
Stella Public House in Mueller hosts the final installment of its Pints & Pies beer program with a curated Independence Brewing experience. Each ticket includes a special mini pizza paired with a pint of Independence to complete the perfect kickoff to a long weekend. No reservations are needed.
Saturday, August 31
Austin Artists Market presents Caliterra Art & Craft Show
Local artists and craftspeople bring their wares to The Hall at Caliterra for a celebration of makers. Featured arts and crafts include jewelry from Kathy and Guy Arnold, pottery from GrannyGoodfish, abstract art from Sally Fraser and Joyce Stephen, henna tattoos from Kelley Broadway, and fused glass art from Lindsay Foxx. Additional highlights include must-win door prices, music, and food to fuel your shopping throughout the day. Admission is free.
Austin Food & Wine Alliance and Rolling Roadshow present Val Kilmer Weekend: Tombstone and Top Gun
Legendary actor Val Kilmer comes to Austin for two once-in-a-lifetime movie events. J. Lorraine Ghost Town hosts an exclusive screening of blockbuster Western film Tombstone, while Camp Mabry plays classic action drama Top Gun on August 31 and September 1, respectively. Known for his iconic roles in both films, Kilmer will join in person for VIP meet-and-greets and more. Each screening will include food trucks and full bar access.
¡Eso Es! Latinx Music Texas Tour
Latinx stars take center stage at The Mohawk. ¡Eso Es!, Spanish for “that’s it,” is a unique showcase of talented performers. The mini-festival experience includes live shows by Neon Indian, Empress Of, La Goony Chonga, Bidi Bidi Banda, Luna Luna, and a set by a local DJ. All proceeds from the tour will benefit the families of those affected by the recent mass shooting in El Paso.
Sunday, September 1
Cafe Josie presents Labor Day Lawn Party
Enjoy a classic end-of-summer party on the Cafe Josie lawn ahead of your official Labor Day plans. Party guests can groove to live music and choose from a menu of specials, including pork sando plates with sides and discounts on craft beers and cocktails. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to take full advantage of the laid-back atmosphere. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome.