Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
Frightening films, a swanky soiree, and stunning Austin abodes are on our list of must-do activities in the days ahead. Party on the The Domain’s Century Oaks Terrace or head to the races for the 2022 Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix. Here are the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. For a full listing of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, October 20
Starlight Soiree at The Domain
Spend an intimate evening at The Domain with libations, live music, and more unique activities during Starlight Soirée. Tickets include a three-course tasting menu featuring bites by four Domain eateries, complimentary champagne, passed appetizers, and a selection of curated wines to enjoy all night long. Additional activities include photo opportunities with Ballet Austin dancers, music from party band under the stars at Century Oaks Terrace. For event information and to purchase tickets, click here. Proceeds from the event will benefit Ballet Austin.
Friday, October 21
Ethereal Horror Fest
Celebrate all things spooky and cinematic with the return of the Ethereal Horror Fest.This year’s programming includes a lineup of 50 films at various venues across Austin. To kick off the fest, opening night activities like complimentary tarot reading, demos of the latest paranormal investigation equipment, and sponsored cocktails from Dripping Springs Distilling are on the agenda for movie buffs and horror enthusiasts. For a full schedule of events and to purchase passes, go to the festival website.
The Austin Symphony presents "Oktoberfest of Sound"
Experience the sounds of the season performed by renowned violinist Elisabeth Kufferath and The Austin Symphony. Conductor Peter Bay will oversee a program including Schumann's Genoveva Overture, Op. 81, Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68, and more pieces from some of Germany’s greatest musical talents. Tickets for both shows at the The Long Center for the Performing Arts are still available.
Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix Weekend
The nation’s premier racing weekend speeds onto the tracks of the Circuit of The Americas. Attendees can expect high-octane action featuring the fastest drivers in the world, live music performances, amusement rides, culinary activations, and more. All ticket holders receive access to the Germania Insurance Super Stage Festival Lawn for headlining shows on Friday and Saturday after the engines cool. For a full schedule of events and to explore ticketing options, check out the COTA website.
Saturday, October 22
AIA Austin Homes Tour
Wander inside some of the most beautiful houses designed by local, master architects during the 36th Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour. This two-day, self-guided experience features designs by Cuppett Kilpatrick Architects; Candace Wong Architecture + Design, Studio Steinbomer, among others, along the route. Click here for more details.