Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
Greet the new year with a renewed interest in the performing arts, fine arts, and live entertainment. Enjoy the debut of an adults-only Paranormal Cirque show or visit a local museum or gallery to catch can’t-miss exhibitions. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. For more event listings, go to our calendar.
Thursday, January 5
Cap City Comedy presents Vanessa Gonzalez
Vanessa Gonzalez has been featured on TruTV’s Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks and HBO’s Entre Nos, has a half-hour Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents special, and made her late night debut on NBC’s A Little Late with Lilly Singh.” She recently released her debut comedy album, My Birthday's Tomorrow, and co-hosts a podcast with Micheal Foulk, I'm Not Busy. The show starts at 8 pm and tickets start at $25.
Friday, January 6
Beautiful theatrics and ancient Chinese dance return to The Long Center for the Performing Arts stage. Shen Yun audiences will get a glimpse into the history and journey of classical Chinese dance accompanied by animated backdrops and all-original orchestral works. Tickets for all showtimes through January 8 are available.
Saturday, January 7
Women & Their Work presents Jade Walker: "Wayfinding" opening reception
Women & Their Work will showcase a large-scale installation by Austin sculptor Jade Walker. In this exhibition, Walker draws on textiles, poetry, nature literature, and more to interpret the concept of wayfinding and its importance within the human experience. This opening reception is free and open to the public. Following the reception, the exhibit will be on display until February 23.
Sunday, January 8
Blanton Museum of Art presents "Painted Cloth: Fashion and Ritual in Colonial Latin America" closing day
Discover and experience the social roles of textiles and their visual representations in media during the 1600s and 1700s for one final day. This exhibition expands upon and showcases garments and their civil and religious significance in places like Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. Get museum tickets here.
Four Seasons Hotel Austin presents Ice Rodeo
Now’s your final chance to enjoy a Texas-inspired wonderland in the heart of downtown at the luxe Four Seasons Hotel Austin. Ice Rodeo is an elevated and stylish holiday experience that combines the nostalgia and whimsy of the winter season with modern activations. Highlights include an outdoor ice-skating rink and massive art installations like a 30-foot Christmas tree and a life-size gingerbread Airstream trailer. Get more information on tickets here.