Here are the top 9 things to do in Austin this weekend
Kick off the long weekend with an agenda of awesome happenings around town. Grab the family or a few friends and explore all Austin has to offer this holiday weekend. Check out our events calendar for a full list of events and more information.
Cirque du Soleil presents Kooza
Come one, come all to Circuit of the Americas for a magical night under the big top. World-renowned production company Cirque du Soleil allows guests to experience the circus in a whole new way through acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. Get lost in the dazzling show. Tickets are $42 to $85.
Thursday, September 3 at 8 pm; Friday, September 4 at 4:30 and 8 pm; Saturday, September 5 at 4:30 and 8 pm; Sunday, September 6 at 1:30 and 5 pm
2015 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival at The Hideout
Laugh your way into the weekend at Austin’s longest-running comedy festival. Head to The Hideout Theatre and watch some of the world’s best and funniest comedians perform improv, sketch, theatrical, and stand-up comedy. Tickets start at $10.
Thursday, September 3 at 8 pm; Friday, September 4 at 7 pm; Saturday, September 5 at 7 pm; Sunday, September 6 at 7 pm; Monday, September 7 at 8 pm
Muster up your stage presence and head to The Mohawk for the return of Indieroke. The all-indie karaoke event is perfect for the alternative music lover in all of us. Bonus: Participants can win tickets to Mohawk shows. Tickets are $3 at the door.
Thursday, September 3 at 9 pm
The sweet outdoor festival returns to Utopia, Texas for three days of music, camping, and fun. This year's lineup includes Explosions in the Sky, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Of Montreal, RJD2, and more. If that's not enough to convince you to check it out, the festival is also BYOB and has capped attendance to avoid overcrowding. Passes range from $54-$199.
Friday, September 4 at 8:30 pm; Saturday, September 5 at 1:45 pm; Sunday, September 6 at 2:30 pm
Round up the whole gang and head to the Austin Convention Center for a weekend in a Lego wonderland. KidsFest brings together the creative fun of Lego building and Lego worlds in one entertainment-packed family event everyone will love. Tickets are $19.50 to $22.50.
Friday, September 4 at 4 pm; Saturday, September 5 at 9 am; Sunday, September 6 at 9 am
AIDS Services of Austin presents Freddie for a Day
What's better than doing good and feeling good? The international event Freddie for a Day is coming to The ABGB. Celebrate Freddie Mercury's birthday in the name of AIDS Services of Austin with good beer and good vibes. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is suggested. Guests who donate $15 or more receive a Freddie shirt.
Friday, September 4 at 9 pm
Fun Fun Fun Fest presents Family Funday
Fun Fun Fun Fest takes over Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex for a day of epic proportions. Family Funday attendees can bowl, roller-skate, watch a flick, and more. Admission is free.
Saturday, September 5 at 4 pm
Pluckers Wing Bar 20th anniversary celebration featuring Bleachers and Passion Pit
Help Pluckers celebrate 20 years of business at the anniversary celebration this Saturday. Pluckers Club members can enjoy a free concert in honor of the wing bar, featuring Bleachers and Passion Pit at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. Not a Pluckers Club member? No problem! Head over to Pluckers’ social-media accounts to see how you can snag tickets.
Saturday, September 5 at 5 pm
Austin Aztex vs. Seattle Sounders FC 2
Root on the Austin Aztex as they take on Seattle Sounders 2 for the final home game of the season. This weekend’s game is set to be especially great, as the team will participate in Youth Sports Appreciation Night. Athletes 18 and under who RSVP and wear their sports jersey will receive a free general admission ticket to the match. Tickets start at $15 and can be reserved here.
Saturday, September 5 at 7:30 pm