This weekend’s top five things to do offer up an escape from Austin City Limits Music Festival. Not heading to the fest? Enjoy a decadent evening of organic and sustainable wines at Rosewood or take in a special screening of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre just in time for Halloween. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, October 3
Team Coco House featuring Ron Funches
Team Coco is simultaneously taking over comedy clubs around the country for one night only, and they're popping up right here in Austin. Ron Funches performs live at Cap City Comedy Club as part of the stunt. Funches is best known for his lead role in NBC series Undateable and as a cast member and writer on Kroll Show. Select tickets for all showtimes are still available.
Rosewood presents Organic and Sustainable Wine Tasting
Indulge in fine wines at this luxe tasting event at Rosewood without overtaxing the environment. Each of the six vinos are organic and made with sustainable blending practices for a conscious culinary experience. Guests can also savor organic and sustainable bites from the Rosewood kitchen that pair perfectly with the featured wines.
ZACH Theatre presents Dracula
History’s most infamous vampire comes to life on the Zach Theatre stage in honor of the spookiest season of the year. The new adaptation by Steven Dietz retells the classic story with a surprising twist: a heroine who challenges Dracula’s rule while capturing his heart. Audiences can expect a provocative production that evokes sensuality and suspense. Performances through November 3.
Friday, October 4
Austin Film Society presents The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Iconic horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is remastered, restored, and screened in 4K glory at AFS Cinema. Before his death, director Tobe Hooper personally helped reimagine the film in its most captivating version yet. Screenings of the cult favorite are scheduled through October 8.
Saturday, October 5
Conversations with Nick Cave: An Evening of Talk & Music
Singer-songwriter Nick Cave visits ACL Live for an evening of music and discussion. Best known as the lead singer of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the Australian-born artist shares insights and stories from his life during an unfiltered (and unmoderated!) Q&A. Tickets to the performance are still available.