Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 7 things to do in Austin this weekend
Live music, a boozy birthday bash, and some major merrymaking are on the agenda. Bring your furry friend to the Mutts Canine Cantina’s grand opening, or get into the holiday spirit at the exclusive Austin Trail of Lights Preview Party. Check out the top seven things to do in Austin this weekend. For a complete list of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, November 30
Mutts Canine Cantina's grand opening weekend
Four- and two-legged friends alike are invited to the opening weekend for Mutts Canine Cantina’s Northwest Austin location. Festivities at the new locale include a ribbon cutting ceremony, photos with Santa Paws, drink specials, live music, and more over the course of three days of programming. Admission is free and open to the dog-loving public. Get more information on Eventbrite.
Moontower Comedy presents Ilana Glazer Live!
Actress and comedian Ilana Glazer is back on the stand-up circuit, making a stop at the Paramount Theatre. Glazer is best known for her co-starring and co-creator role on the hit Comedy Central series Broad City. Her most recent work is in series The Afterparty on Apple TV+. A special cocktail hour is available to all Moontower Comedy members. For more information and to purchase tickets, check out austintheatre.org.
Friday, December 1
Austin Trail of Lights preview party
Be among the first to enjoy and experience this year’s Austin Trail of Lights in swanky style at the Zilker Metropolitan Park. Tickets to this exclusive party include all-access admission to the trail itself, Ferris wheel and carousel rides, light bites from favorite Austin restaurants, holiday-inspired cocktails, and more. Reserve your spot on Ticketbud.
ACL Live presents Liz Phair in concert
Rock music artist Liz Phair performs live at ACL Live & 3TEN at ACL Live for one night only. This concert will feature a full setlist from her debut album, Exile in Guyville, in support of its 30th anniversary. Check out seating availability at axs.com.
Saturday, December 2
Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy presents "Yule in the Garden"
Ring in the festive season at the Zilker Botanical Garden. This two-day event will feature two outdoor performances of holiday classics each day, by the Austin Camerata String Quartet. Various nature-based activities and hot holiday beverages will also be available. This event is suitable for guests of all ages. For tickets, go to zilkergarden.org.
St. Elmo Brewing presents its 7th Anniversary Party
Raise a pint to another year of St. Elmo Brewing Company at the brewery's boozy anniversary bash. Highlights include releases of "Lucky: Hazy IPA" and "7: Imperial Stout," 25 beers on tap, and live bluegrass music. Party admission is free. Get more details on stelmobrewing.com.
Sunday, December 3
ACL Live presents Black Pumas in concert
Austin’s meteoric soul band Black Pumas returns to the city for a brief series of concerts at ACL Live. The band will perform live in support of their new album, Chronicles of a Diamond. Shows are scheduled through December 6. For tickets, go to blackpumas.com.