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Live music and laughs: What to do in Austin this weekend

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😂 Akaash Singh Live

New York City-based comic and Flagrant 2 co-host Akaash Singh is spending his weekend in the Capital city with a show at Vulcan Gas Company that promises to “leave your sides aching.” Tickets are sold by the table and nearly sold out!

Starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday | Vulcan Gas Company, 418 E 6th St.

⭐️ The Taylor Party: Taylor Swift Night

Calling all Swifties: Empire Garage is hosting a party “Taylor-made” by and for the singer’s biggest fans to dance the night away. Tickets are $18 per person.

Doors at 8 p.m. Friday | Empire GARAGE, 606 E. 7th St.

🖼 Open Canopy

Enjoy a free gallery opening and support local artists on the first Saturday of each month with Canopy’s community of artists in East Austin, sharing a plot with Big Medium.

1-4 p.m. Saturday | Canopy Austin, 916 Springdale Rd.

🌺 27th ZENsational Austin Pond and Garden Tour

The Austin Pond Society is once again fundraising with its annual ponds tour, this year focusing on DIY and Japanese-themed water gardens. The night pond will be open 6-10 p.m. Saturday and tickets start at $20 each.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday | Check website for locations

🎭 Austin Out Loud-Comedy Showcase

Get to know comedians Darian Irwin and Mikey Biggs as they put on this weekly show, which ranges from stand-up to sketches and more. Tickets are $15 per person.

Doors at 7:30 p.m. Sunday | The Green Jay, 711 Red River St.

🎙 Steely Dan at ACL Live

This band has been rocking the stage since the 1970s and is finally landing in Austin after a pandemic postponement. Tickets are available starting at $90.

Doors at 6:30 p.m. Sunday-Monday | ACL Live at The Moody Theater, 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd.

🍋 Single Lash, Lesser Care, and Don’t Get Lemon

Visit the new bar on Red River Street while listening to some dreamy pop tunes from some up-and-coming bands. Bring $5-7 for cover at this 21+ venue.

7:30 p.m. Sunday | Chess Club, 617 Red River St.


Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation

🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway