Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
Music is making its way into every corner of the city for the foreseeable future, and this roundup is proof. Catch performances by top artists at events like the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival, Rodeo Austin, and the New Bloom Music and Art Showcase. Here are the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Friday, March 10
SXSW Film & TV Festival
The Film & TV Festival component of SXSW returns with a star-studded lineup that visitors, locals, and attendees have come to expect and are sure to enjoy. Featured film screenings include Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, Tetris, and Joy Ride. Get a full schedule at sxsw.com. Events are scheduled through March 18.
SXSW Music Festival
The city’s premiere music festival converges in the heart of downtown and throughout the city beginning this weekend. The packed lineup will feature tons of performers at more than 100 venues around Austin, both official for paid audiences and free to the public. For more information on what to expect and how to participate, check out our SXSW editorial series.
Museum of Graffiti Opening Weekend
The story of graffiti is celebrated and explored in conjunction with hip-hop culture on a massive scale at this new museum and pop-up exhibit. Opening weekend events include three days of DJ sets, limited edition merchandise drops, and panel discussions in the Campo Artists Lounge on the museum’s patio. Programming and classes will be offered at the museum through the month of March. For tickets and more information, visit museumofgraffiti.com.
PietschHouse presents the "New Bloom" 2023 Music and Art Showcase
Local musicians, artists, and eats are just a few of the things guests can look forward to at this three-day showcase taking over Planet K and TexPopATX on South Lamar Boulevard. Highlights include five hours of live music nightly, a full gallery exhibition, and an open bar stocked with Austin’s most loved beverages. Tickets and get full schedule information is available via Eventbrite.
Saturday, March 11
Giddyup action awaits at the largest carnival event in Austin kicking off this weekend. Visitors to Rodeo Austin can enjoy ProRodeo events, a livestock show, a beer and wine garden, special attractions, and food trucks on the Travis County Exposition Center grounds. Post-competition musical performers include Aaron Watson, Ryan Bingham, Flo Rida, Flatland, and more. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit rodeoaustin.com.