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Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
Whether in the theater, in the yard, or in the (haunted) house, these must-attend happenings in the next few days are sure to be entertaining. Enjoy the Winter Walkabout with St. Elmo, or settle in for the magic of Disney’s Aladdin, the Broadway musical. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. For a full listing of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, February 16
aGLIFF presents Been Here: Queer, Black & Proud
Celebrate and explore queer Black art and artists at this special George Washington Carver Museum event. The evening capstone is a special screening of All Boys Aren't Blue, with a live conversation with the film’s director Nathan Hale Williams following the credits. Other highlights include a pre-screening reception, short film screenings, and a live performance by Austin Drag performer Amber Nicole Davenport. For more programming information and to purchase tickets, go to the event website.
Broadway in Austin: Disney's Aladdin
Disney’s Aladdin gets the Broadway musical treatment for an audience of all ages at Bass Concert Hall. This production will showcase the animated story loved by generations, as a real-life magic lamp grants three wishes. Tickets for all performances through February 19 are available now.
Friday, February 17
The Austin Symphony presents "Rach Star II"
Pianist Michelle Cann and conductor Peter Bay take the stage at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Audiences will enjoy a program featuring Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Op. 84 and Joseph Schwantner's New Morning for the World, along with other selections from the likes of Rachmaninoff and Schubert. Tickets to both Friday and Saturday performances are available now.
House of Torment presents Love Bites: A Valentine's Haunted House
Love bites and shows its fangs for this special weekend of House of Torment thrills. Guests can experience the iconic house’s Valentine’s-inspired transformation complete with vampires and other monsters lurking around every corner. For tickets, click here. Love Bites is open through February 19.
Saturday, February 18
St. Elmo Brewing presents Winter Walkabout at The Yard
St. Elmo Brewing is bringing back Walkabout at The Yard for an afternoon of outdoor food, fun, and merrymaking. This season’s event features 10 South Austin businesses offering chocolatey food, refreshing beverages, and craft cocktails that guests can enjoy while taking a stroll around the property. Admission to this outdoor event is free and open to the public.