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Kendrick Lamar, art and cars: What to do in Austin this weekend

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🗓 Thursday

🎤 Kendrick Lamar, The Big Steppers Tour

Kendrick Lamar is back on tour in a big way performing his long-awaited album “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.” Tanna Leone and Baby Keem are scheduled to open the show. Last-minute tickets are still available starting at $59 each.

7:30 p.m. Thursday | 📍 Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Dr.

🎙 Live Music at Lone Star Court*

Enjoy the deep roots of Texas music with weekly live performances at Lone Star Court. Located at The Domain, there’s always a tune for you to tap your foot to at the retro-inspired property. Every Thursday through Saturday, locals and travelers alike can enjoy live performances and specialty cocktails at the Water Trough. This week you can catch Tyler Cannon, Ella Reid, and Marcus Morales.

7-9 p.m. Thursday, 8-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday | 📍Lone Star Court, 10901 Domain Dr.

🗓 Friday

🎶 Sean Kingston’s The Road to Deliverance Tour

Catch the singer/songwriter famous for nostalgic 2000s hits like “Beautiful Girls” and “Fire Burning” at the intimate Empire Control Room stage. Tickets are available for $25 each at the door.

8 p.m. Friday | 📍 Empire Control Room & Garage, 606 E 7th St.

🗓 Saturday

🖼 Heat Waves at ArtUs Co

Catch the opening night of Heat Waves, an art gallery celebrating the fiery heat of summer featuring the work of more than 30 local artists. Come for the art but stay awhile for curated cocktails, live music, poetry and tarot card readings. Tickets are a suggested $10 donation in advance, $20 at the door.

6-10 p.m. Saturday | 📍 ArtUs Co, 10000 Research Blvd.

🗓 Sunday

🚗 Cars & Coffee Austin

Take a look at some of Central Texas’ finest automobiles—from racecars to exotics to off-roaders—over a cup of coffee. It costs $10 to register your car but spectating is free.

8 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday | 📍 Circuit of the Americas, 10000 Research Blvd.

🎨 Painting with a Twist: Cool Blue Rooster

Unleash your inner artist by painting a serene rooster on a blue background in this step-by-step, BYOB (and snacks) painting experience. Tickets are $39 per person.

6-8 p.m. Sunday | 📍 Painting with a Twist, 8820 Burnet Rd.

⚽  Austin FC vs. New York

Our very own Austin FC is taking on the New York Red Bulls, ranked third in the Eastern Conference, at home this week so now is the time to get out and support Verde. Tickets are still available starting at $60.

7 p.m. Sunday | 📍 Q2 Stadium, 10414 McKalla Pl.

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