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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.


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