Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 7 things to do in Austin this weekend
Festive seasonal fun and live entertainment are on the horizon, according to our agenda. The next few days promise something for everyone’s interests, from horror films to can’t-miss concerts. Take a selfie with The Grinch at Domain Northside, or start your shopping with a trip to Blue Genie Art Bazaar. Check out the top seven things to do in Austin this weekend. For a complete list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, November 16
Morgan Wallen in concert
Country music singer-songwriter Morgan Wallen performs live at Moody Center. The voice behind chart-topping songs such as “Chasin’ You” and “The Way I Talk” makes a stop in Austin in support of his new album, One Thing At A Time. Go to Ticketmaster for more show information.
Jim Jefferies: Give 'em What They Want Tour
Comedian and actor Jim Jefferies performs his thought-provoking humor for a live audience at ACL Live & 3TEN at ACL Live. The Australian comic is best known for his Comedy Central late-night show, The Jim Jefferies Show, and for his starring role in the FX sitcom Legit. Get more show information on Ticketmaster.
Broadway in Austin presents The Book of Mormon
The manic misadventures of a pair of missionaries unfold onstage at Bass Concert Hall. The nine-time Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon is a production packed with hilarious comedy moments all centered around the well-meaning characters’ charge to spread the tenets of their faith. This show contains explicit language and is most suitable for adult viewers. Performances are scheduled through November 19. Check out austin.broadway.com for more information.
Friday, November 17
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Kickstart your holiday shopping at a bona fide Austin seasonal institution complete with all the most unique and handmade gifts you can imagine. Blue Genie Art Bazaar returns for another year of hassle-free, wall-to-wall local vendors, live music, treats, and more. The bazaar is open through December 24. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit bluegenieartbazaar.com.
Ethereal Horror Fest
‘Tis the season for horror movies. Ethereal Horror Fest is a two-day event that features a curated selection of horror films screened at The Ballroom at Spiderhouse. Notable events include the opening night feature film Butchers Bluff, produced by Austin filmmakers William Instone and Matt Rifley, and a live taping of Talking Strange, hosted by self-described paranormal journalist Aaron Sagers with a guest lineup of paranormal experts. Other highlights include multiple short film blocks, a ghost investigation, seance, and a haunted show & tell. Check out etherealhorrorfest.com for more details.
The National in concert
Moody Center hosts rock band The National for a tour stop in Austin. The moody alternative group behind top songs like “Fake Empire” and “Conversation 16” performs live in support of their new album, First Two Pages of Frankenstein. Get more details on Ticketmaster.
Saturday, November 18
Domain Northside presents "Merry Grinchmas: Holiday Kick-Off Event"
Ring in the holiday season in Grinch-centric style at Domain Northside. Festive fans can enjoy photo opportunities with the Grinch, caricature artists, a bracelet bar, a hair tinsel studio, lively music, and more throughout the property all in the spirit of celebration. This event is free and open to the public.