Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 7 things to do in Austin this weekend
Music and live entertainment top the agenda for the next few days, making a strong case to brave the recent chilly temperatures. Artists like Kool & The Gang, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, and Lucinda Williams will take the stage at some of the city’s best venues. Check out the top seven things to do in Austin this weekend. For a complete list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, January 18
"Offbeat" and "off-the-wall" fringe theater makes its return to Austin for the 29th season of Frontera Fest. The five-week event at Hyde Park Theatre will showcase new dramatic, politically-aware works from emerging playwrights of Texas and the greater Southwest.
The Paramount Theatre presents The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes
Fans of the cult classic film The Princess Bride can enjoy a special screening followed by a discussion with star Cary Elwes at the Paramount Theatre. Elwes will share stories from the set, secrets about the film, and more burning questions. Showtimes are scheduled through January 20.
ACL Live presents Kool & The Gang in concert with Zach Person
Funk music legends Kool & The Gang return to Austin for a special live show at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. The band, best known for hit songs like “Celebration” and “Get Down on It,” makes a stop in the city in support of their 2023 album, People Just Wanna Have Fun. Local blues guitarist Zach Person will perform as a special guest.
Friday, January 19
Texas Performing Arts presents Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
All-male comic ballet comes to the Bass Concert Hall for one night only. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo will perform a selection of spoofed famous works while both en travesti (cross dressing) and on pointe. For tickets and more information, go to texasperformingarts.org.
ACL Live presents Lucinda Williams in concert
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Lucinda Williams performs live at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. The voice of top songs such as “Can’t Let Go” and “Changed the Locks” comes to Austin in support of new album, Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart.
Saturday, January 20
ACL Live presents Elvis Costello & the Imposters in concert
ACL Live brings Elvis Costello and his band, The Imposters, to the stage. Fans can expect a setlist full of tracks from Costello’s 2022 album, The Boy Named If. Charlie Sexton will join him as a special guest performer.
Sunday, January 21
ACL Live presents Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute
The life and musical legacy of the King of Pop comes to live at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. This tribute production features a nonstop setlist of Michael Jackson’s most beloved songs, complete with showmanship and a set design that pays proper homage to the late artist.