Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
Ready your agenda for a packed weekend. We’ve rounded up the top five happenings you won’t want to miss. From movie screenings to a special friendsgiving, there’s no chance you’ll have any downtime. For a full list of things to do this weekend, visit our events calendar.
The Salt Lick and Alamo Drafthouse Screening Series
Round up your fellow movie buffs and head to the Salt Lick’s Pecan Grove for the restaurant’s first-ever movie screening series. For two nights only, catch Western comedies Blazing Saddles and ¡Three Amigos! in the company of some good old fashioned Texas barbecue. Attendees will also enjoy live music, a movie quote-along, and a cap gun shoot-along. Tickets for night one start at $13.65; tickets for night two start at $10.49. Grab your spots before they fill up.
Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21 at 5:30 pm
The Long Center presents "Architects of Air"
Grab the gang and head over to the Long Center for the return of "Architects of Air." This year’s series of stunning inflatable installations includes an all-new luminarium, Pentalum, that the whole family will enjoy. Get swept away in the artsy awesomeness of the life-size sculpture and explore the other dazzling installations through the end of November. Tickets start at $8.
Friday, November 20 – Sunday, November 22
Independence Brewing’s Friendsgiving Food Drive
Get into the holiday spirit with a little community service. Independence Brewing is hosting the friendsgiving of the season, complete with live music, local vendors curated by Boss Crafts, and complimentary brownies. Friendsgiving attendees are encouraged to bring at least two non-perishable food items to the party. All proceeds from the friendsgiving fest go directly to the Capital Area Food Bank. Admission is free so bring your friends.
Saturday, November 21 at noon
Icenhauer’s Second Annual Friendsgiving
What better way to end your weekend than with another free friendsgiving? Prime your stomachs for the holiday feasting at this Rainey Street favorite and enjoy a spread courtesy of Hoover’s Cooking. Bring a canned good and snag a free mimosa in exchange. Dance the calories of holiday food away with a live performance by The Nightowls. All canned goods will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank, so grab a few to make sure you’re on this year’s Nice List.
Sunday, November 22 at 1 pm
KOKE FM and The Salvation Army present Rock the Red Kettle
Close out the weekend with music and a good cause at Rock the Red Kettle. For one night only, Cory Morrow, Jack Ingram, Pat Green, and Drew Womack grace the stage at the new LifeAustin Amphitheatre for good tunes and good vibes. Cop your tickets for the feel-good concert now. Ticket proceeds go directly to helping the growing number of local women and children experiencing homelessness who seek emergency services and planning assistance from The Salvation Army, and start at $300.
Sunday, November 22 at 6 pm