Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 7 things to do in Austin this weekend
Keeping spirits bright is made easy thanks to this can’t-miss happenings. Catch several live shows from artists like Rod Wave and Queens of the Stone Age, or trade seasonal cheers for holiday fears at the House of Torment Krampus experience. Check out the top seven things to do in Austin this weekend. For a complete list of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, December 7
Broadway in Austin: My Fair Lady
The unconventional love story of two people from opposite backgrounds unfolds in true Broadway musical fashion at Bass Concert Hall. Fans of this popular production can expect hit songs including “The Rain in Spain” and “On the Street Where You Live.” Although Broadway in Austin has supplied the city with many high-quality productions, the extravagant and expansive costuming, plus a crystalline vocal performance by Anette Barrios-Torres (Eliza Doolittle) make this show stand out. Performances are scheduled through December 10. Learn more at austin.broadway.com.
Friday, December 8
59th Annual Austin Trail of Lights
Austin’s premier holiday lights activation plugs back in for another illuminating season of in-person, winter-inspired wonder. Visitors can take their time strolling through and enjoying the numerous light displays and lighted tunnels, while eating cookies and listening to holiday music. Secure your tickets at austintrailoflights.org. The Austin Trail of Lights is open at Zilker Park through December 23.
Moody Center presents Queens of the Stone Age in concert
Moody Center welcomes Queens of the Stone Age to the stage for a live performance. The rock band comes to Austin in support of their new album, In Times New Roman… Popular songs from the group include “Little Sister” and “The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret.” For more details, go to Ticketmaster.
Stateside at the Paramount presents Ian Moore in concert
Austin’s own singer-songwriter Ian Moore plays live at Stateside at the Paramount. Moore is best known for songs like “Satisfied,” his guitar skills, and his unique ability to connect with his fans from on stage. His most recent album is 2017’s Strange Days. For seating information, check out tickets.austintheatre.org.
ACL Live presents John Crist: The Emotional Support Tour
Comedian and social media sensation John Crist brings his online humor to the stage for an in-person performance at ACL Live. Crist is widely known for his viral videos and archetypal characters like "Honest Football Coach" and "Every Parent at Disney." For more information, visit acllive.com.
House of Torment presents Krampus: The Fright Before Christmas
It’s the most thrilling time of the year at this festively frightening experience from House of Torment. Guests to this special three-day event can venture through the haunted house best known during the Halloween season and enjoy a chilling Christmas transformation complete with creepy characters that are certified naughty nightmares. Go to houseoftorment.com for more details. Krampus is open through December 10.
Sunday, December 10
Rod Wave in concert
Hip-hop artist Rod Wave performs live at Moody Center. The artist behind the popular songs “Great Gatsby” and “Heart on Ice” comes to Austin in support of his 2022 album, Beautiful Mind. Rod Wave is joined in concert by special guests Ari Lennox, Tootsie, G Hero, and Eelmatic. Get more information on Ticketmaster.