Tap into your cultured side during the five best things to do in Austin this weekend. Sample dozens of pork dishes during Swine & Wine or celebrate the Umlauf’s conservation efforts at a fabulous fundraiser. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, November 21
ZACH Theatre presents A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens' timeless story is reimagined for audiences of all ages at the Zach Theatre's holiday season kickoff. The new adaptation tells the traditional Victorian tale, complete with characters like the Cratchit family and Ebenezer Scrooge, while incorporating a new, genre-spanning score. Following opening weekend, performances are scheduled through December 29.
UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum presents UMLAUF Fundraiser
Botanicals and benefits come together on the Fareground plaza in support of the Umlauf's Water Conservation initiatives. Fundraiser attendees can sip curated cocktails, strike a pose in the photo booth, enjoy live music performances, and more all in the name of philanthropy. Admission is free. RSVP to save your spot on the fundraiser website.
Friday, November 22
Lewis Black: The Joke's On Us Tour
Comedian and author Lewis Black brings his unique stand-up stylings to ACL Live. Known for his countless Comedy Central appearances and signature “pissed-off optimism” point of view, Black has become one of the most poignant social commentators of our time. A select number of tickets to the one-night-only show are still available.
Saturday, November 23
Women & Fair Trade Festival
A diverse collection of female makers and cooperatives from across the globe come together at the First Unitarian Universalist Church for a unique shopping experience. The two-day market and festival features handmade crafts, toys, pottery, jewelry, clothing, and more available for purchase. Additional highlights include poetry, live music, and a silent auction of artisan goods and gifts. For a schedule of events, go to the festival website.
Sunday, November 24
Austin Food & Wine Alliance presents Wine & Swine
The top chefs in Central Texas compete to present the most flavorful and creative take on pork at Camp Mabry. This year’s Wine & Swine event showcases cuisine spanning five continents for a well-traveled culinary experience. The outdoor party features 27 participating chefs, live music, and premium wine, beer, and spirits to pair perfectly with every dish.