Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 7 things to do in Austin this weekend
Welcome the next few days by clearing your schedule and making ample space for these can’t-miss happenings. See the beloved story of Beetlejuice live and off Broadway, or pick your parlays at the return of the Austin Puppy Bowl. Check out the top seven things to do in Austin this weekend. For a complete list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, February 8
Broadway in Austin presents Beetlejuice
Director Tim Burton’s beloved and cult classic film Beetlejuice gets the Broadway musical treatment at Bass Concert Hall. Fans old and new can enjoy the retelling of this hilariously creepy story complete with an imaginative set design, fun costuming, and a score full of sing-a-long tunes. Shows are scheduled through February 11. Tickets for all showtimes are still available.
Cap City Comedy Club presents Vanessa Gonzalez
Austin’s own resident comedian Vanessa Gonzalez is the latest guest of the Capitol City Comedy Club. She is best known for her half-hour Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents special and for her debut on the late night NBC show A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Shows are scheduled through February 11.
Friday, February 9
Moody Center presents Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, and Pitbull in concert
Three Latin music icons take the stage together for a concert at Moody Center. Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, and Pitbull join forces as part of their Trilogy Tour, which features a unique headlining set from each star. Fans can expect a show that fuses the genres each artist is known for, including reggaeton, pop, hip hop, and electronic. Get details on seating availability at Ticketmaster.
Austin Camerata and Ventana Ballet present Variations on a Love Theme
Local performing arts companies Ventana Ballet and Austin Camerata celebrate love in its many variations through dance at First Street Studio. This production is meant to be a departure from your typical love story, showcasing six different scenarios while love unfolds. Audiences can expect a selection of musical works by Debussy, Piazzolla, Radiohead, and more. Get more details on Eventbrite.
Saturday, February 10
Austin Humane Society presents 17th Annual Puppy Bowl
The cutest, furriest sporting competition of the year returns to the Austin Humane Society for a tail-wagging good time. Puppy Bowl highlights include tailgate-inspired bites, puppy races, pet adoptions, dog-friendly vendors, and Super Bowl puppy predictions. VIP experiences are also available. Get more information and purchase your tickets on the Puppy Bowl website.
Beef Loving Texans presents Ultimate Beef Loving Texans Smoke Lab
Up your grilling game with this unique tasting and cooking experience at the Texas Beef Council. Splurge-worthy admission to the lab includes a complete primer to smoking, with hands-on learning experience and plenty of samples. Attendees will learn how to smoke a brisket from start to finish and will also learn proper butchering techniques from experts. Beverages, both boozy and non-alcoholic, along with dinner will also be served.
TBS presents Stupid Pet Tricks Tour
The puppy mania continues with a visit from the upcoming TBS series, the Stupid Pet Tricks Tour. Pet parents are encouraged to bring their furry friends to the set for an opportunity to audition for and appear on the new show, which is hosted by comedian and television personality Sarah Silverman. Additional highlights include pet-friendly photo moments, special giveaways, and even a pink carpet walk. Admission is free and open to the pet-loving public.