Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
Events ring – are you listening? The next few days are packed with festive hangouts, live music, and holiday shopping. See Bill Burr or Kat Edmonson live, and shop locally-made gifts at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. For a full listing of events, go to our calendar.
Friday, December 16
The Paramount Theatre presents Holiday Swingin'! A Kat Edmonson Christmas
Sing along to the songs of the holiday season with award-winning artist Kat Edmonson. The singer-songwriter will perform a mix of Yule-tide tunes throughout the festive evening. Seating availability can be found on the Paramount Theatre website.
Bill Burr (Slight Return)
Lauded comedian Bill Burr performs live in Austin for one night only. The Grammy-nominated entertainer makes a stop at the Moody Center as part of his national tour. Burr is best known for his animated Netflix series, F Is For Family, his popular Monday Morning Podcast, and countless other appearances on TV, stage, and in film.
Saturday, December 17
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
The most iconic one-stop holiday shop in the ATX returns to the Palmer Events Center. In addition to showcasing a variety of unique gifts, and surprising finds, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar offers shoppers the opportunity to meet the makers behind the goods. New features for this year’s event include Hello Trouble Hall, a mobile honky tonk, and the opportunity for guests to shop the for-sale merchandise online. Additional highlights include family-friendly live music, eats from local restaurants, and award-winning art. Following opening day, the bazaar will remain open through December 24. For a full schedule of events or to buy a ticket, visit the bazaar’s website.
Fareground presents Screen on the Green: The Santa Clause
Gather round on the lawn at Fareground to enjoy a holiday cinematic classic for all ages. This month’s installment of the outdoor film series will feature a screening of the 1994 favorite The Santa Clause, starring Tim Allen. Guests are welcome to bring their own blankets and lawn seating for the most comfortable viewing experience. Seasonal concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free.
Sunday, December 18
Texas Performing Arts presents The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays
Experience the true magic of the holiday season with the help of The Illusionists and their masterful sleight of hand at Bass Concert Hall. Guests can expect a variety of astonishing illusion acts and sophisticated stunts sure to amaze even the most discerning attendees. For ticketing information, click here.