Editor's note: On November 15, Amy Schumer postponed her Friday evening performance due to illness. Head to the Long Center for more information and refund information.
Make it a weekend of exploration and entertainment at the top things to do in Austin. Join a discussion with Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan or enjoy a stand-up show courtesy of Conan O’Brien. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, November 15
Sightlines Spoken: “The Arts & Gentrification in East Austin”
Local artists, leaders, and scholars discuss the intersection of the arts and gentrification in East Austin at the Carver Museum and Cultural Center. This intimate dialogue unpacks ways the arts community has been complicit in gentrification and the massive cultural shifts that have happened in one of Austin’s oldest neighborhoods. Admission is free.
Friday, November 16
The Electric Church & Sahara Lounge presents Saturnalia Music Festival
Celebrate the unofficial end of Austin's music festival season at The Sahara Lounge. Saturnalia Music Festival is a three-day experience featuring performances by an array of local, regional, and national bands. This multi-stage event brings together many of Austin's musical genres for one weekend of wonderful weirdness. For a tickets and a full lineup, visit the festival website.
Amy Schumer brings her (rescheduled) comedy tour to The Long Center for the Performing Arts. The Emmy Award-winning comedian, best known for her starring role on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer and the movie Trainwreck, will perform all new material that is guaranteed to be hilarious. Select tickets still available. (Please see editor's note above.)
Saturday, November 17
Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips
Talk show host Conan O’Brien returns to the comedy tour circuit after an eight-year hiatus. Fellow comedians Ron Funches of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Taylor Tomlinson of Netflix's The Comedy Lineup, James Veitch from Conan, and Flula Borg from Pitch Perfect 2 join O’Brien on the ACL Live at the Moody Theater stage. Endless laughs make snagging the last few tickets well worth it.
The Long Center presents A Conversation with Kevin Kwan
Kevin Kwan, author of novel-turned-phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians, sits down at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. The author will share his thoughts on the cultural impact of his novels both within the entertainment industry and beyond. Kwan will also discuss the need for proper representation in society and the often unmentioned socioeconomic issues of the Asian community.