Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 7 things to do in Austin this weekend
Festival moments, comedy shows, and a spooky shindig are getting top priority on our agenda over the next four days. Catch the second weekend of Austin City Limits Music Festival, or celebrate Friday The 13th with friends at the Austin Central Library after dark. Check out the top seven things to do in Austin this weekend. For a complete list of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, October 12
Big Laugh Comedy presents Jeff Arcuri
Viral comedian Jeff Arcuri brings his stand-up talents to the Vulcan Gas Company stage for a series of live performances throughout the weekend. He’s best known for his relatable and real-time takes inspired by the audience participation at his shows, as evidenced by his nickname the “Joke Machine.” Get ticket details at blcomedy.com.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey present "Restless Leg" Tour
Comedic powerhouses Amy Poehler and Tina Fey team up and come to Austin for five live shows. The duo stops at Bass Concert Hall in support of their co-headlining "Restless Leg" Tour. Both Poehler and Fey are known for their career-launching stints on Saturday Night Live and their subsequent success on the projects Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock, respectively. Get tickets on at texasperformingarts.evenue.net.
Friday, October 13
APL After Dark: Creature Feature
The Austin Central Library keeps its doors open for after-hours thrills and cinema-inspired chills in celebration of spooky season. Highlights of this horror movie-themed night include SFX makeup workshops, a photo booth, music, drinks, an appearance by the Austin Reptile Show, a holographic effects activation, and more. This event is for adults aged 21 and up only. Get tickets and more information on Eventbrite.
Austin City Limits Music Festival
The second weekend of Austin City Limits Music Festival kicks off at Zilker Park with more performances from some of the biggest stars in music. Headliners include Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, Maggie Rogers, The 1975, Alanis Morissette, Labyrinth, and more. Select day tickets and weekend wristband offerings are still available. Visit aclfestival.com for more information and a full schedule of events. Check out some of the best moments from the first weekend of ACL in our recap.
Saturday, October 14
Hello Kitty Cafe Truck
Cat-themed cuteness rolls into The Domain with a free Hello Kitty mobile pop-up for fans old and new. Guests can shop exclusive collectibles and unique best-selling merch, and snap photos with the super-pink minibus, which will be located on Century Oaks Terrace & Rogers Road. Admission is free and open to the public. Get more details at sanrio.com.
Austin Camerata presents RocktoberFest
Music and booze blend together as part of this special concert event hosted at Celis Brewery. Visitors can enjoy two live music sets featuring a selection of classic rock hits performed by a live string quartet. Celis will also release a special beer, Celis Black Lager, as part of the evening’s entertainment. RocktoberFest admission is free and open to the public. Go to Eventbrite for more information.
Bonnie Raitt in concert
Legendary vocalist Bonnie Raitt performs live in concert at ACL Live. The voice behind top hits such as “Angel from Montgomery” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me” comes to Austin in support of her 2022 album, Just Like That.... Soul music artist Sunny War will also join Raitt as a special guest performer. Get tickets at acllive.com.