Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
A great show is always nearby in the Live Music Capital of the World, and this selection is proof. Groove to the sounds of soul with Maze, Frankie Beverly, and The Isley Brother in concert or hear the sounds of France performed by the Austin Symphony. Even more live happenings offer up something for every interest. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. For more event listings, go to our calendar.
Thursday, January 12
Cap City Comedy Club presents Shane Gillis
Comedian Shane Gillis comes to Cap City Comedy Club for a short run of live performances. The New York City-based entertainer is best known for his regular appearances and co-hosting roles on Sirius XM and Comedy Central Radio’s The Bonfire and Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast. Shows are scheduled through January 14.
The Austin Symphony presents "The Colors of France"
French classical music and its noteworthy composers are celebrated at The Long Center for the Performing Arts for two, back-to-back evening performances. Audiences will enjoy a program including Debussy's Danses sacrée et profane and Fauré's Requiem, Op 48 among other works by composers Ravel and Marcel Tournier. To purchase tickets and for more information, click here.
Cirque Italia’s newest show for a mature audience takes over Barton Creek Square. Paranormal Cirque is a unique production that mixes circus, theater, and cabaret elements to create a sultry horror story that will surely entertain. Following opening weekend, shows are scheduled through January 16. Check the ticketing website for more information.
Friday, January 13
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly in concert with The Isley Brothers
Soul music superstars Maze, Frankie Beverly, and The Isley Brothers bring their vocals to the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Fans can expect a show full of hit songs spanning their careers of collectively four decades such as Maze and Frankie Beverly’s “Before I Let Go” and The Isley Brothers’ “That Lady, Parts 1 & 2.” Purchase concert tickets here.
Sunday, January 15
The Long Center presents William Shatner and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Actor and pop culture icon William Shatner comes to Austin for a special screening of the classic film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Shatner will take questions from the audience and share film stories after the movie credits roll. Limited VIP tickets with access to a post-show photo op with Shatner are available. Get more details on the event website.