The red-hot roundup of the best things to do in Austin this weekend is sure to keep you warm after a week of wind chill and work. Enjoy more than 100 wines and delectable food pairings at Big Reds & Bubbles or toast to the East Austin Studio Tour with fellow creatives and makers. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, November 14
Big Medium presents Due EAST
Kickoff weekend one of the East Austin Studio Tour with drinks, food trucks, and philanthropy at Canopy. Guests to Due EAST can discover immersive installations by Essentials Creatives and snag a copy of the EAST catalog and map before the self-guided tour begins on Saturday. Additional highlights include complimentary snacks and sips and live music by Joaqu.n, Easy Compadre, and NJUNE. Creative cocktail attire is encouraged. For tickets, go to the Due EAST website.
The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas presents Big Reds & Bubbles
Fine dining and fine wine combine at this year’s elegant “sip-and-stroll” event hosted by The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas. The culinary event at Hotel Ella will feature “big reds” and “bubbles,” all paired with bites from some of Austin’s best restaurants. Participating eateries include Aviary, Foreign & Domestic, Juliet, Olive & June, Max’s Wine Dive, Patika, and many more. Guests can sample more than 100 wines while they dance to live music and peruse the silent auction packed with luxury items.
Friday, November 15
KUTX presents Rock the Park
The Mueller community teams up with KUTX to host Rock the Park at the neighborhood amphitheater. This family-friendly concert series includes entertainment suitable for attendees of all ages. Performers include Dr. Joe and Shy Beast. Activities like rock-and-roll face-painting and coloring will keep the kiddos entertained while adults enjoy activations and cold beverages. Arrive early to claim a spot on the lawn with your blanket and snag dinner from one of the participating food trucks. Admission is free.
Y.E.S. Fest Live!
Trade your typical Friday night plans for this restorative alternative at The High Road on Dawson. Y.E.S. Fest is a world premiere event featuring yoga, entertainment, sound healing, a cacao ceremony, and more. The holistic health and wellness festival invites guests to come ready to tap into their chakras, stretch their physical boundaries, and spread good vibes as they participate in the evening’s activities. Additional happenings include an ecstatic dance party and a CBD elixir bar to keep the vibes going all night long. Guests are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and yoga mats. Visit the festival website for a full schedule of events.
Saturday, November 16
Moontower Comedy presents Cristela Alonzo
Comedian and actor Cristela Alonzo performs two back-to-back shows live at Stateside at the Paramount. Known for her role on Cristela and her guest host role on ABC’s The View, Alonzo has been a Latinx pioneer in comedy, film, and the entertainment business. Tickets to both performances are still available.