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Music, movies and margaritas: What to do in Austin this weekend

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🗓 All weekend

😎 Hot Summer Nights Festival 2022

Red River Cultural District’s annual free music fest is returning for three nights this weekend, showcasing more than 100 local artists. While admission is free, the festival helps raise funds for venue staff and local artists.

Various times Thursday-Saturday | 📍Red River Cultural District venues


🗓 Thursday

🎭 Mean Girls the musical

Based on the beloved 2004 classic film of the same name, “Mean Girls” is coming to the stage at Bass Concert Hall with a musical twist. Follow Cady Heron in a new way as she navigates the animalistic world of high school and learns who to be a true friend. Tickets start at $45.

Multiple showtimes Thursday-Sunday | 📍Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr.

🍹  Margarita Madness

I’m holding two drinks in my hands but only one can be named next top margarita. Join in on a bracket-style competition running throughout the month to try all eight margaritas, then name your favorite for the finals. Tickets start at $18.

3-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday | 📍Desert Door Distillery, 211 Darden Hill Rd.

🎵 Big Time Rush “Forever” tour

Soak up some nostalgia seeing the 2010s boy band Big Time Rush on stage again as part of a stop on their “Forever” reunion tour. Tickets start at $23.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Thursday | 📍Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, 500 E 12th St.

🗓 Friday

🎤 Wiz Khalifa and Logic: Vinyl Verse Tour 2022

Rappers Wiz Khalifa and Logic are coming to you live and on stage as part of their joint “Vinyl Verse” tour. You can secure a lawn ticket for as low as $23 or a seat for $25.

6:30 p.m. Friday | 📍Germania Insurance Amphitheater, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.

🎥 Friday Flicks at Moody Amphitheater

Celebrating a slice of Texas history, Moody Amphitheater is showing the 1997 film “Selena” as this week’s Friday Flick. Stop by early for a performance from Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda and the movie starts at sunset. Admission is free.

7 p.m. Friday | 📍Moody Amphitheater, 1401 Trinity St.

🪙 COIN: Uncanny Valley Tour

Spend your Friday night dancing under the stars with indie pop band COIN, making a stop on its “Uncanny Valley” tour. Tickets start at $33.

8 p.m. Friday | 📍Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater, 801 Red River St.

🗓 Saturday

🏳️‍🌈 ATX Queer Music Fest

The first annual ATX Queer Music Fest is kicking off at Lustre Pearl to benefit Austin-area sexual health and wellness services. In addition to live music performances from Mama Duke, Chief Cleopatra and Caleb De Casper, there will be drag shows, markets to peruse and free goodies. Tickets are $5 for all ages and events are 21 and up after 7 p.m.

2 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday | 📍Lustre Pearl South, 801 Red River St.

🎸 Leon Bridges: The Boundless Tour

Grammy-winning Texas-based R&B musician Leon Bridges is taking the stage with Little Dragon during his “The Boundless” tour. Tickets are still available for $40.

8 p.m. Saturday | 📍Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Dr.

🗓 Sunday

🧘 Yoga in the Park with Hannah Charles

Relax after a busy weekend with a free outdoor yoga class for all skill levels led by local instructor Hannah Charles. Be sure to bring your own yoga mat and plenty of water.

9-10 a.m. Sunday | 📍Meanwhile Brewing Co., 3901 Promontory Point Dr.


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🗓 All weekend

🎸 Lakeside music at Mozart’s

Enjoy summer music with lakeside views all weekend long at longtime Lake Austin hangout Mozart’s Coffee Roasters. Free acoustic performances kick off Thursday and run throughout the weekend.

All weekend | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters, 3825 Lake Austin Boulevard


🗓 Friday

🐶 Puppy Party with Austin Humane Society

Swing by Jo’s Red River for a coffee and pet some pups along the way to start your weekend. All pets are adoptable, and 20% of drink sales go to the Austin Humane Society.

9-11 a.m. | 📍Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 2100 San Jacinto Blvd


🗓 Saturday

🏈Texas Longhorns

Texas football is back! The Longhorns are kicking off their 2022 season with a home matchup against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.

7 p.m. | 📍Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 2100 San Jacinto Blvd


📽️ Screen on the Green “Luca”

The final showing of the Screen on the Green summer series will feature a screening of Luca, $4 happy hour and popcorn and cotton candy.

8:30 p.m. | 📍 Fareground Austin, 111 Congress Avenue



🗓 Sunday

🎵 Stretch Musik Band: Pre Labor Day Party

Celebrate (or mourn) the symbolic end of summer with a Pre-Labor Day party at the oldest bar in Austin. Entertainment includes food, drink and old-school jams from Stretch Musik Band.

7 p.m. | 📍 Historic Victory Grille, 1104 East 11th Street


🍖 Weaselfest 2022

Seven hours of live music, local brews, cigars and BBQ. It doesn’t get more Texan than that.

3- 10 p.m. | 📍Fair Market, 1100 East 5th Street


🧘Sunset Yoga and Moonlight Swim at Barton Springs

Wind down from the weekend with a free, donation-based sunset yoga session beside the Barton Springs pool. The event wraps up with a post-yoga night swim dip in the pool.

3- 10 p.m. | 📍Barton Springs Municipal Pool, 2201 William Barton Drive

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