Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
Festivals and live entertainment make the case for wandering the city limits in the days to come. Attend the Lunar New Year Festival with the whole family, or enjoy fringe theatre with friends at FronteratFest. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. For more event listings, go to our calendar.
Thursday, January 19
Cap City Comedy Club presents Joe List
Comedian Joe List brings his brand of dry humor to Cap City Comedy Club. He’s best known for his appearance on Netflix's The Stand Ups Season 2, and for his finalist run on NBC's Last Comic Standing. Get your tickets here. Shows are scheduled through January 21.
Hyde Park Theatre presents FronteraFest
Iconic Austin arts institution Hyde Park Theatre hosts the 28th Annual FronteraFest. The five-week festival features events showcasing artists, actors, musicians, and more fringe theater performances at venues across the city, induing Hillside Farmacy and The Vortex. To learn more about the festival and view a full event schedule, visit the FronteraFest website.
Broadway in Austin: Pretty Woman: The Musical
The beloved Hollywood romance story of an unexpected pairing comes to life at Bass Concert Hall. This endearing and timeless production is directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell and features the original score by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. For more information, check out our previous coverage or visit the ticketing website.
Saturday, January 21
Le Garage Sale
Shop and discover hundreds of boutiques, brands, and designers all under the Palmer Events Center roof. Le Garage Sale returns with tons of stocked shelves and endless racks poised and ready for fashion-conscious shoppers over the course of two days. Guests can expect to peruse luxe lingerie, leisurewear, menswear, home decor, children’s apparel, accessories, and more while enjoying live music, coffee, and cocktails. Learn more about the event here or head here to purchase tickets.
Sunday, January 22
The Paper + Craft Pantry and Kathy Phantastic present Lunar New Year Festival and Vendor Market
Celebrate Year of the Rabbit and the Year of the Cat (in the Vietnamese zodiac) in the heart of East Austin at The Paper + Craft Pantry. This family-friendly festival will showcase more than 24 Asian vendors, children’s activations, lion + dragon dance performances, and more. VIP experience tickets are available for purchase here. In lieu of traditional admission, donations are encouraged.