Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top 11 things to do in Austin this weekend

Here are the top 11 things to do in Austin this weekend

BarkHappy Ice Cream Social 2015
Bring Fido along to Fair Market for the BarkHappy Charity Doggy Ice Cream Social this Sunday.  Courtesy of BarkHappy
Circuit of the Americas tower and race track
Spend your weekend at the track during the Lone Star Le Mans racing event September 17 – 19. Courtesy of Circuit of The Americas
Chris Hardwick
Laugh along with Comedy Central @midnight host Chris Hardwick at his stand-up show this Saturday.  Photo by Tyler Shields
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Round up the family and enjoy history, art, science, and culture, all for free during Austin Museum Day on Sunday.  Photo by Veronica Castelo
BarkHappy Ice Cream Social 2015
Circuit of the Americas tower and race track
Chris Hardwick
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Our top events this week are guaranteed to keep any Austinite entertained. From haunted houses to doggie ice cream socials, this weekend will be one to remember. For a full list of Austin happenings, check our events calendar.

Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas
Start your engines with a Texan twist at this Lone Star State event. For three days, Circuit of The Americas will transform into a racing wonder full of Texan charm and complete with a fireworks show and live music. Tickets start at $49. Admission is free for ages 15 and under.
Thursday, September 17 – Saturday, September 19 at noon

Feathers x Alchemy Fall/Winter Launch Party
Head to Feathers Boutique this Thursday to celebrate the launch of the shop's in-house clothing line and new Alchemy tees. Raise a glass and groove to festive tunes at the free launch party. 
Thursday, September 17 at 5 pm

Art Alliance Austin presents "A Preview of the Paris Exhibition: A Studio Visit With Shawn Smith"
Get an exclusive look at artist Shawn Smith's exhibition before it ships off to its solo show in Paris. Join other Art Alliance members at The Belmont for an evening of sneak peeks and artistry. The Art Bash event is members-only and requires an RSVP. To snag a $60 membership, click here
Thursday, September 17 at 6 pm

2015 House of Torment
It’s never too early in the Halloween season to get a good scare. Austin’s oldest and beloved haunted house is back for another year of good thrills. This year, the fright factory is cranking out three new themed attractions: the Dead End District, Hex of the Harvest, and Laughterhouse. Work up your nerve and head to the House of Torment for a night of perpetual goose bumps. Tickets start at $20 and are available this weekend through November 7.
Friday, September 18; Saturday, September 19

Wonderwall Studio presents Ami Plasse opening reception
Pop over to Wonderwall Studio and enjoy a reception featuring drawings, painting, and more from New York City artist Ami Plasse. Get a look at Plasse's art during his four years deep in the heart of Texas. Admission is free.
Friday, September 18 at 6 pm

Buzz Mill presents Down the Rabbit Hole
Gather your artsy friends and head to Buzz Mill this Friday for a weekend kickoff you won’t soon forget. Buzz Mill’s third seasonal art exhibition entitled Down the Rabbit Hole showcases the work of 10 to 15 local artists, three bands, and a DJ. Admission is free but donations will be taken at the door. Donations exceeding $10 will receive two complimentary drink tickets and one raffle ticket.
Friday, September 18 at 6 pm

Chris Hardwick: The Funcomfortable Tour
Comedy Central @midnight host Chris Hardwick comes to Paramount Theatre for a night of stand-up hilarity. Grab a date or a group of friends and get seats before they sell out. Tickets are $37.50.
Saturday, September 19 at 7 pm

2015 Austin Museum Day
Sunday Funday gets a family-friendly twist for Austin Museum Day. Celebrate the holiday with free access to exhibits and activities at museums around the city including the Blanton Museum of Art, French Legation Museum, Mexic-Arte Museum, and more.  
Sunday, September 20 at 10 am

BarkHappy presents Charity Doggy Ice Cream Social
Bring your furry friend to Fair Market for Austin’s first BarkHappy Charity Doggy Ice Cream Social. The social, hosted in partnership with Amy’s Ice Creams, will feature activities, free craft beer, complimentary nail trimmings, dog tattoos, and dog ice cream. A $5 minimum donation is encouraged for admission.
Sunday, September 20 at 11 am

Indigo Girls in concert with Kristy Lee
End the weekend on a high note with the tunes of this iconic all-girl band. Join Indigo Girls at Paramount Theatre as they play selections from their 16th studio album, One Lost Day. Tickets are $35.
Sunday, September 20 at 7 pm

Art Institute of Austin presents Astra Fashion Show
Fashion Week comes to Austin for the show of the season. Students at the Art Institute of Austin will show off their original designs and you won't want to miss what comes down the runway. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $150 for VIP. 
Sunday, September 20 at 7 pm