Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

Lone Star Le Mans Circuit of The Americas race car COTA track
Lone Star Le Mans brings full-throttle racing to Austin. Circuit of The Americas/Facebook
Chris Tucker
Actor and comedian Chris Tucker comes to Bass Concert Hall this Sunday night.  Photo courtesy of Chris Tucker
Lone Star Le Mans Circuit of The Americas race car COTA track
Chris Tucker

Top-speed motorsport action, a beloved ballet, and a spooky movie screening top this weekend’s best events. For a full list of happenings, visit our calendar.

Thursday, September 14

Circuit of the Americas presents Lone Star Le Mans
Full throttle endurance racing, the world’s finest auto manufacturers, and the biggest talents in motorsports take over the Circuit of The Americas at Lone Star Le Mans. Racing fans of all ages are invited to witness the thrilling excitement of the FIA World Endurance Championship at a motorsport festival experience like no other. Aside from this year’s main events, other big races include the World Series Formula V8 3.5 and the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli. Events through Sunday.

Friday, September 15

Alamo Drafthouse and SYFY presents SYFY presents Evil Dead 2 30th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sam Raimi’s symphony Evil Dead 2 at The Music Ranch. SYFY and Alamo Drafthouse team up to transport attendees to the haunted woods for a spine-chilling outdoor screening. Actor and star of the iconic film, Bruce Campbell, will be in attendance for a can’t-miss evening of gorey goodness.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue in concert
Jazz musicians Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue make their way to the Capital City in support of their new album, Parking Lot Symphony. Best known for his unique sounds and master horn-playing skills, Trombone Shorty will fill the Moody Theater with the sweet sounds of New Orleans.

Saturday, September 16

Ballet Austin presents Romeo and Juliet
The world’s most iconic love story gets the Ballet Austin treatment at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Gorgeous costumes, a thrilling musical score, and elegant choreography make this Stephen Mill’s production one to enjoy. Performances through Sunday.

Chris Tucker in concert
All-star comedian and award-winning actor Chris Tucker is set to show off his stand-up chops at the Bass Concert Hall. Known for his debut starring role in the 1995 film cult classic Friday, Tucker is a comedic genius. Enjoy an evening of side-splitting jokes delivered by a legend.