Weekend Event Guide
Culinary experiences, live comedy, and a special concert await in the near future. Snag the last few tickets to see Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo live or indulge on the finest shellfish during TLC Oyster Fest. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. For a full listing of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, October 13
Hotel ZaZa Austin presents Fall Tasting Series
Elevate your after-hours happy hours experience when you explore selected spirits and bubbles as part of Hotel Zaza Austin’s Fall Tasting Series. Tasting evenings include four tequila samples, accompanied by curated hors d’oeuvres and tasting notes. Get your tickets for October’s event here. Tastings are scheduled through December.
Cap City Comedy Club presents Craig Robinson
Longtime comedian Craig Robinson is coming to the Cap City Comedy Club for a brief stint of live stand-up shows this weekend only. Robinson is most widely known for his role as Dunder-Mifflin employee Darryl Philbin on NBC’s Emmy-winning The Office. In addition to his character on the award-winning show, Robinson has also appeared on programs including The Jimmy Kimmel Show and Real Time with Bill Maher. View all showtimes and purchase tickets here. Performances are scheduled through October 16.
Saturday, October 15
TLC Oyster Fest
Eat your fill of the finest shellfish selections as part of a new Austin culinary tradition at TLC. Attendees to Oyster Fest will be able to dine on the freshest and expertly-selected East Coast and Gulf oyster varieties prepared raw, grilled, and fried. Interested guests can also try their luck at taking home cash pot prizes by participating in oyster shucking and oyster eating competitions. Additional highlights include oyster flights, oyster specials, live music, and more. For event information, go to the festival website. Admission is free and open to the public.
Link & Pin Gallery presents Larry Akers: "Lines of Interaction" opening reception
Experience a solo exhibition showcasing the world of sculpturist Larry Akers at Link & Pin Gallery. The use of fluid, pattern-based imagery in Akers’ work invites viewers to lean into the sculptures, oftentimes resulting in the viewer feeling connected with and to the art itself. Vision and cognition combine in these illusions, promising a unique perspective and artfully good time. Admission to the opening reception is free and open to the public. Following the reception, the exhibit will be on display through October 29.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo in concert
Rock duo Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo bring their unique blend of vocals and guitar artistry to the Paramount Theatre for a special live concert. The two musicians are each formidable in their own right, but together, they have created the sound of some of the greatest hits in rock history including “We Belong” and “Love Is A Battlefield.” A limited number of seating options are available.