Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
Ease into the holiday spirit with the perfect amount of festive fun to enjoy in the days to come. Don’t miss your chance to see the iconic television program, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer off-screen and on the Bass Concert Hall stage, or make your shopping list and check it twice at Blue Genie Art Bazaar. Live music, outdoor movies, and more are also on the agenda. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. For a full listing of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, November 17
The 1975 in concert
Ultra-cool indie pop band The 1975 comes back to Austin for a live concert at the Moody Center in support of their new album, Being Funny in a Foreign Language. Since their rise to notoriety in the early 2000s, the UK-based group amassed top hits like “The Sound" and “Robbers.” For information on seating options and availability, click here.
Friday, November 18
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Kickstart your holiday shopping at a bonafide Austin tradition complete with the most unique and handmade gifts you can imagine. Blue Genie Art Bazaar returns for another year of wall-to-wall local vendors, live music, treats, and more. Check out even more information about what to expect at Blue Genie before you start shopping here. The bazaar is open through December 24. Admission is free and open to the public.
Austin Parks Foundation presents Movies in the Park: Soul
Bundle up and head to the park for a family-friendly movie night under the stars. This installment of the regular outdoor movie series hosted by Austin Parks Foundation and Rocket Cinema will feature a screening of the 2020 animated film Soul. Food trucks will be onsite to provide premium movie snacks and more. Guests are welcome to bring their dogs, picnic blankets, and lawn chairs for an optimal viewing experience. Admission to this screening event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, November 19
Sweet Sensi presents Texas Hemp Harvest Festival
Celebrate all things hemp at Distribution Hall. Festival highlights include a variety of local vendors, hemp industry experts, live music, food trucks, a raffle, and more. Minors are welcome at the festival but must be accompanied by adults 18 and older at all times. For a full schedule of events and for ticket information, go to the festival website.
Sunday, November 20
Texas Performing Arts presents Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
The magical tale of everyone’s favorite reindeer comes to life on the Bass Concert Hall stage for one night only. This off-screen adaptation of beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will include appearances by classic characters like Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, and Rudolph himself. All ages are welcome. Explore ticketing options here.