Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
Indulge in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the city thanks to this crop of must-attend happenings. Keep the good times rolling in the spirit of Mardi Gras at the Gumbo Fest, or shuck to your heart’s desire at the Austin Oyster Festival. For food-free festivities, consider embarking on a home tour or catching a live stand-up comedy show. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. For a full listing of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, February 23
Cap City Comedy Club presents Rob Schneider
Rob Schneider comes to Cap City Comedy Club in support of his standup tour this weekend. Schneider is best known for his veteran role on Saturday Night Live and has continued making a mark in the entertainment industry through his career in films, television, and as a director. Showtimes are scheduled through February 25.
Saturday, February 25
Austin Modern Home Tour
Explore some of the most imaginative and breathtaking modern homes in Austin and the Texas Hill Country and engage the minds behind their designs while you wander. The Austin Modern Home Tour is a two-day, self-guided experience that allows attendees the chance to go inside participating abodes and soak in every angle and detail from the inside out. For a sneak peak at homes on the tour, check out our previous coverage; to buy tickets, visit the home tour website.
The Cavalier presents Gumbo Fest
Savor the flavors of Louisiana cuisine without leaving the city limits thanks to The Cavalier. The post-Mardi Gras celebration will showcase a variety of gumbos prepared for guests to sample and judge, an artist market by Eastside Pop Up, and live DJ sets throughout the afternoon. Admission to this event is free and open to the public.
Austin Oyster Festival
The city’s most iconic shellfish festival returns for its 10th year of seafood-centric fare and fun. Attendees to the outdoor event at Republic Square will four oyster bars throughout the venue that feature different levels of knowledge and preparations of the shelled goodness for a well-rounded culinary experience. Additional highlights include live music performances, a raffle, a Bloody Mary bar, cocktail pairings, and other snacks provided by local restaurants including 1417 French Bistro, Keepers Coastal Kitchen, and Mongers Market + Kitchen. For ticketing options and more information, check out our recent article about the fun to come.
Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame Show featuring Kacey Musgraves with Radney Foster
Celebrate the art of songwriting with Texan flair at ACL Live. This special evening will honor the legacies and accomplishments of Lone Star songwriters and musicians including W.C. Clark, Rodney Clawson, Alejandro Escovedo, Radney Foster, and Gary P. Nunn. In addition to the historic awards, guests to the show will also enjoy performances by Kacey Musgraves and Radney Foster. A limited number of tickets are available here.