High-speed races, must-see live music, and feminist feels top this weekend’s list of the best things to do in Austin. Sip spooky cocktails at Whisler’s Hallway of Horrors or see imagine Dragons and Pink live at the 2019 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, October 31
Whisler's presents Hallway of Horrors
East Austin haunt Whisler’s undergoes a spooky transformation on Halloween night, just in time for all the tricks and treats. Guests can enter the Hallway of Horrors and grab themed cocktails while celebrating with other guys and ghouls. Brave visitors can even take on the 60 seconds of terror challenge to prove their mettle. Costumes are welcome. Admission is free.
Friday, November 1
Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
High-octane events pull into the Circuit of The Americas to commemorate some of the most exciting car racing on the planet. The 2019 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix is a three-day event with qualifying races and live performances by some of the biggest names in music before ending, of course, with the grand prix. This year’s musical guests include Imagine Dragons and Pink. For tickets, visit the race website.
The Chainsmokers in concert with 5 Seconds of Summer and Lennon Stella
EDM pop duo The Chainsmokers perform live at the Frank Erwin Center in support of their 2018 album, Sick Boy. After achieving mainstream popularity in 2014 with their hit song, “#Selfie,” the New York City-based pair have gone on to win a Grammy Award and regularly top the Billboard charts. They’ll be joined by opening act 5 Seconds of Summer.
Trevor Noah: Loud & Clear Tour
Comedian Trevor Noah brings his insightful style of humor to the Bass Concert Hall for three live performances. Best known for his host on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, the author and entertainer is returning to his stand-up roots with a national tour featuring fresh and hot takes on politics, current events, and more. Tickets for each show are still available.
Sunday, November 3
BookPeople presents Hillary & Chelsea Clinton
American political mother-daughter duo Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton meet with Cecile Richards at Riverbend Centre to discuss the gutsy women of past and present. In support of their first co-authored book, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience, the pair are setting out to share stories of trailblazing women with communities across the country. A limited number of tickets are still available.