Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 7 things to do in Austin this weekend
Live entertainment is running rampant through the city, and this roundup of options will have you considering how to be in two places at once. Concerts by Rodney Crowell and Joshua Radin make their way onto our dance card, and an immersively musical screening of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse promises to have senses tingling. Check out the top seven things to do in Austin this weekend. For a complete list of events, visit our calendar.
Friday, September 8
Ao5 Gallery presents "When the Sun Dips: An Evening with Carrie Graber"
California-based oil painter Carrie Graber hosts an intimate evening of art, discussion, and elevated entertainment at Ao5 Gallery. Attendees can enjoy complimentary cocktails by Tequila 512 and view the newest originals and limited editions in Graber’s collection depicting Palm Springs scenes. Admission to this event is free and open to the public.
The Paramount Theatre presents Rodney Crowell in concert
Country music legend Rodney Crowell brings his music to The Paramount Theatre. The “I Couldn’t Leave You If I Tried” singer comes to Austin in support of his new album, The Chicago Sessions. Fellow music great Dan Penn joins Crowell for a special guest performance. Go to tickets.austintheatre.org for more details.
Saturday, September 9
Long Center presents the Teresa Lozano Long Community Day
The Long Center for the Performing Arts hosts its first-ever block party complete with an open house highlighting the landmark’s most treasured spaces and more. Guests are encouraged to explore backstage spots, theatrical areas, and the wide-open lawn with fellow Austin neighbors in celebration of community. Admission is free and open to the public.
Moontower Comedy presents "Anthony Jeselnik: Bones and All"
Comedian Anthony Jeselnik performs his stand-up material live at The Paramount Theatre off the heels of his recently released Netflix special, Fire in the Maternity Ward. Jeselnik is no stranger to the comedic stage. He’s best known for his regular appearances on Comedy Central roasts and has performed on iconic late-night TV shows like Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Shows are scheduled through September 10. Get ticket details at austintheatre.org.
Joshua Radin in concert
Folk artist Joshua Radin performs live at 04 Center in support of his new EP, Though the World Will Tell Me So, Volume 1. He’s best known for songs like “Winter” and “Only You,” which often make appearances on the soundtracks of well-known films and TV series. Get ticket availability information at 04center.com.
Sunday, September 10
Austin-Oita Sister City Committee presents the Oita Japan Festival
Celebrate Austin’s Japanese sister city, Oita, and the country’s rich culture at the Asian American Resource Center. Festival highlights include a tea ceremony, sumo wrestling, Japanese martial arts and drumming, festival food, crafts, informational business sessions, and many more family-friendly activities. For more information, go to austinoita.org.
Long Center presents Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Live in Concert
Experience the Academy Award®-winning animated film, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, while fully immersed in the movie’s score at this special Long Center production. Spidey fans will enjoy a screening of the blockbuster film paired with its score, which is performed by live musicians and a DJ scratcher on turntables. This sonically-centered story about the main character Miles Morales and his heroism is suitable for superhero fans of all ages. Go to thelongcenter.org for more information.