Weekend Event Guide
These are the 7 best things to do in Austin this weekend
Get a healthy dose of live music just as true Austinite lifestyle calls for in the days ahead. Catch shows by artists like Walker Lukens, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Michael Martin Murphey, and more at local venues that helped make this city famous. Check out the top seven things to do in Austin this weekend. For a complete list of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, December 14
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic in concert
Legendary funk musician George Clinton joins forces with Parliament Funkadelic for a special live show at ACL Live. The group behind hit songs like “Flashlight” and “One Nation Under a Groove” comes to Austin in support of both their "Just for the Funk of It" tour and KUTX's 10th Birthday Concert Series.
Friday, December 15
Walker Lukens in concert
Singer-songwriter Walker Lukens showcases his musicality with a live performance at The Paramount Theatre. Lukens is known for blending a multitude of genres ranging from blues to electronic to create songs such as “Lifted” and “The One Who Loves You.” He’ll be joined by special guests including Vlad Holiday, Fat Tony, Sarah Jaffe, Israel Nash, and more.
Saturday, December 16
Ani's Day and Night Holiday Market
Ani's Day & Night hosts a free market featuring tons of holiday gifts and items for locals who prefer to shop small. Products available for purchase (starting at 12 noon) range from jewelry to housewares. Visiting shoppers can keep warm by the fire pits and sip on specialty cocktails and mulled wine to keep spirits bright. Food trucks and baked goods will also be available.
The Paramount Theatre presents "Grateful for Christmas: An Evening with Hayes Carll & Friends"
Grammy-nominated artist Hayes Carll takes the stage in holiday harmony with other country music talents at The Paramount Theatre for one night only. The festive concert will feature performances by special guests Melissa Carper, Emily Gimble, Allison Moorer, and more.
ZACH Theatre presents Una Noche Buena
Enjoy a sing-a-long with the entire family during this special dual-language performance at ZACH Theatre. The audience will join a young boy and main character Omar as he experiences blending holiday traditions with a new family during the final night of Las Posadas.
Sunday, December 17
East Austin Handmade Arts Market presents The 13th Annual Yule Bazaar
Finish your holiday shopping with a range of local gifts and handmade goods on the Nature's Treasures Texas property. In addition to a variety of Austin-based vendors, guests can expect free food and beverages to stay fueled up while they browse and buy. The event will also feature live entertainment inspired by the holiday season by DJ Baron Mind and other local performers. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Paramount Theatre presents "Michael Martin Murphey: Cowboy Christmas"
Country music star Michael Martin Murphey comes to The Paramount Theatre for a special Christmas-inspired concert. Fans can expect a production that features a setlist of both holiday music and Murphey’s top hits along with multimedia elements, videos, cowboy poetry, and Murphey’s Rio Grande Band.