Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
This weekend is all about the music, and we’ve rounded up the hottest shows in the city. Throw it back with Green Day or Janet Jackson, or get philanthropic at The Big Give. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, September 7
Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival
More than 90 feature-length and short films will be screened at the 30th annual Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. The city’s longest running film festival features four days of exclusive screenings at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. Shows begin Thursday with Frances Lee’s award-winning film God’s Own Country and end Sunday with the acclaimed film Becks by Daniel Powell and Elizabeth Rohrbaugh.
Friday, September 8
I Live Here I Give Here presents The Big Give
Celebrate a decade of giving back via I Live Here I Give Here at this philanthropic party. Taking place at Hotel Van Zand, the swanky cocktail event features local bites, music, and more.
Green Day in concert with Catfish and the Bottlemen
Legendary Green Day return to Austin with a can’t-miss concert at Austin360 Amphitheater. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will perform songs from their new album, Revolution Radio. Arrive early for opening act Catfish and the Bottlemen.
Saturday, September 9
Sturgill Simpson in concert
Modern outlaw country star Sturgill Simpson returns to the Capital City to headline a show at Austin360 Amphitheater. He's touring in support of his most recent album, A Sailor's Guide to Earth.
Sunday, September 10
Janet Jackson in concert
Janet Jackson will light up the Frank Erwin Center for one mesmerizing night only. The State of the World tour will include fan favorites from her album Unbreakable, career hits, and soon-to-be released tracks.