Weekend Roundup

Here are the top 12 things to do in Austin this weekend

Here are the top 12 things to do in Austin this weekend

Austin City Limits Festival ACL 2014 Weekend One Day One
ACL Fest kicks off at Zilker Park Friday.  Photo by Shelley Neuman
laV wine pour
Close out the weekend at the annual Les Dames d'Escoffier of Austin En Garde! fundraiser at laV. laV/Facebook
Asleep at the Wheel
Catch a live performance by Asleep at the Wheel at the Round Rock Chalk Walk and Festival. Photo courtesy of Asleep at the Wheel
Ivan Amodei
Get swept up in the magic of world-class illusionist Ivan Amodei. Ivan Amodei/Facebook
Austin City Limits Festival ACL 2014 Weekend One Day One
laV wine pour
Asleep at the Wheel
Ivan Amodei

Weekend one of ACL Music Festival is upon us. The event is a necessary rite of passage for any Austinite, but we've also rounded up the hottest happenings in the city that don’t require a trip to Zilker Park. For a full list of weekend festivities, check out our events calendar.

Love Ding presents DIY Flower Crown Workshop
Get festival-ready with Austin home decor store Love Ding with a DIY flower crown workshop. Grab the girls and make floral headpieces with real blooms while you snack on sandwiches from Snarf and sip craft cocktails mixed by Love Ding owner Denise Roberts herself. Tickets are $65.
Thursday, October 1 at 6 pm

Link & Pin presents Kiah Denson: Burst opening reception
Satisfy your art fix for free at the Link & Pin opening reception for Austin artist Kiah Denson’s exhibit Burst. The event allows a first look at the rising artist’s work, but following the opening, the exhibit will be on display through November 1.
Thursday, October 1 at 7 pm

Tapestry Dance Company presents In Your Shoes
Head to the Long Center for the opening weekend of Tapestry Dance Company’s production In Your Shoes. The show follows the lives of five people in their present state of homelessness and returns to the reality that put them there. Get swept up in the story and the movement. Tickets are $23 to $34.
Thursday, October 1 through Sunday, October 4

Zach Theatre presents Evita
Enjoy the opening weekend of seven-time Tony Award-winning musical Evita. Lose yourself in the all-new production of Argentina’s beloved first lady. This play is perfect for musical lovers and history buffs alike. Grab your tickets now for $25 to $75.
Thursday, October 1 through Sunday, October 4

Austin City Limits Music Festival
Austin's biggest music festival is back with another huge and diverse lineup featuring more than 140 acts at Zilker Park.
Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4

Round Rock Arts presents Chalk Walk and Festival
Round up the family and spend your Friday night in Round Rock at Centennial Plaza. This free festival is kid-friendly and parent approved and includes children’s performances, chalk art, a live performance by Asleep at the Wheel, and more.
Friday, October 2 at 5 pm

Intimate Illusions with magician Ivan Amodei
Let your eyes play tricks on you at Intimate Illusions. For one weekend only, world-class magician Ivan Amodei wows the crowd with audience participation, stellar story telling, and dazzling tricks up his sleeves. Snag your $65 to $75 ticket now.
Friday, October 2 at 7 pm and 9:30 pm; Saturday, October 3 at 4 pm

The Vortex presents WonderShow
Head to The Vortex on Friday for an evening of amazement and variety arts. WonderShow is an experience like no other, featuring undiscovered talent along with established performers like the evening’s headliner and master mentalist, Jon Stetson. A sword-swallowing comedy act, aerial performance, burlesque dancing, and more await. Tickets are $10 to $30.
Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4 at 8 pm

The Marchesa Hall & Theatre presents MondoCon 2015
Nerd out with pride at the 2015 MondoCon hosted at The Marchesa Hall & Theatre. The action begins at 11 am Saturday with artist panels, movie screenings, and interactive events. Grab a single-day ticket for $45 or a two-day pass for $90. Break out your Batman costume and get pumped.
Saturday, October 3 through Sunday, October 4

Festival of Praise Tour 2015
For a full dose of gospel goodness, visit the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday. Sing along with artists like Donnie McClurkin, Kim Burrell, and Fred Hammond. Tickets are $40 to $55.
Saturday, October 3 at 7 pm

The City Theatre presents Love Alone
Celebrate The City Theatre’s 10th anniversary season with the opening weekend of Love Alone, a story about love, grief, and healing. Tickets are $10 to $25.
Saturday, October 3 through Sunday, October 18

Les Dames d’Escoffier of Austin presents En Garde! Food Fight
Round up your foodie friends and head to laV for the annual En Garde! Food Fight. Experience delightful epicurean pairings of food and wine while you mill around the silent auction. This year’s auction items include a private party for 30 at Franklin Barbecue, a private guided culinary tour of New York City for two, and more. Purchase your $50 tickets before they’re gone.
Sunday, October 3 at 5 pm