Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 7 things to do in Austin this weekend
Foodie festivities, a brewery’s birthday, and a lot of live performances are the telltale signs of busy days ahead. Experience the flavors of the local culinary scene at the Austin Food and Wine Festival, or enjoy beer releases and more at Meanwhile Brewing’s anniversary party. Check out the top seven things to do in Austin this weekend. For a complete list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, November 2
Meanwhile Brewing Anniversary Party — Meanwhile Turns 3
Beloved Austin staple Meanwhile Brewing is throwing a bash for its third birthday and everyone is invited. The four-day party includes eight beer releases, on-site tattooing, vendor markets, food specials, live music, and more. For additional details on what to expect, check Eventbrite. Admission is free and open to the public.
Paramount Theatre presents Eddie Izzard
Comedian Eddie Izzard makes a stop in Austin as part of her The Remix Tour. Fans can enjoy some of Izzard’s most loved material from the first 35 years of her entertainment career, reimagined for fresh laughs at The Paramount Theatre. For more information, check out austintheatre.org.
Friday, November 3
Sweet Sensi presents Texas Hemp Harvest Festival
Discover and celebrate the latest in all things Texas hemp at Distribution Hall. Festival attendees can expect two days of hemp products from dozens of local vendors, live band performances and DJ sets, an outdoor bar, and food by local Jamaican cuisine eatery Winston's Kitchen. For tickets and more information, go to texashempharvestfestival.com.
Saturday, November 4
Austin Food & Wine Festival
A cornucopia of culinary experiences awaits at Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park with the return of the Austin Food & Wine Festival. Annual highlights include cooking demonstrations, various signature dish samples from local chefs and restaurants, beer and cocktail tastings, live music, and more activations to awaken the palate. Festival attendees can also expect fresh, flame-grilled bites available from the Fire Pit, plus the return of the Hands-On Grilling event with Chef Tim Love. Tickets are available at austinfoodandwinefestival.com.
Austin Celtic Festival
The largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas takes place at Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms. Highlights of the two-day festival include the Highland Games, Celtic music and dance performances, history and theater workshops, a Celtic animal showcase, and more. Go to austincelticfestival.com for more details. Admission is free for children 5 and under.
Austin Opera presents Pagliacci
Classic Italian theatre, commedia dell’arte, brings the story of the famed opera Pagliacci to life at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Austin Opera troupe members will embody two characters at once, using the theatrical "play within a play" format to provide audiences with a complex production marked by a love quadrangle and tragedy. Go to austinopera.org for more details.
Sunday, November 5
Stateside at The Paramount presents An Evening with Alison Roman
Acclaimed cook and best-selling author Alison Roman shares her insights in conversation at Stateside at the Paramount. The New York-based writer, YouTuber, and cook is best known for her New York Times bestselling cookbooks, such as Nothing Fancy, and her "Home Movies" series on YouTube. Meet and mingle ticket options are available. Get more information at tickets.austintheatre.org.