Things to do in Austin this weekend. When and where to do them. Brought to you by: Smoking Burnouts
Friday, October 21st
Formula 1 | 8:00am | Circuit of the Americas
Get ready for a spectacle of speed and sound when the 2022 Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix returns on October 21-23, 2022! The race weekend experience at COTA is packed with pulse-pounding racing action featuring the world’s fastest drivers, can’t-miss musical performances by global superstars, thrilling amusement rides, exquisite local cuisine and more. Grab tickets here.
Vista Kicks w/ Darkbird | 8:00pm | Parish
Don’t miss out on your chance to see Vistas Kicks perform with Austin’s very own, Darkbird this Friday at the Parish. Vista Kicks are a rock and roll band from Roseville, California. The band released their debut album ‘Booty Shakers Ball’ in 2017 followed by ‘Twenty Something Nightmare’ in 2018. The albums are steeped in the band’s rock and roll, soul, jazz, folk influences. Check out tickets here.
Freaky Friday feat. Rocky Horror Picture Show | 8:00pm | Fierce Whiskers Distillery
Fierce Whiskers Freaky Friday presents your favorite Halloween sing along picture show. Bring your friends, your chairs, and picnic blankets (or use theirs). All creatures of the night are welcome and encouraged to dress up! There is plenty to do before the show starts too! Come early to enjoy our HalloQueens drag performances from 6pm to 8pm, pick out a pumpkin, and take some festive photos at our distillery pop up pumpkin patch! FREE.
Saturday, October 22nd
101X Presents Sasha and the Valentines | 7:00pm | Mohawk
Homegrown Live presented by 101X brings Sasha and Valentines this Saturday at the Mohawk. Come check out this amazing local act and enjoy drink specials from Jack Daniel’s, Love Street and Ranch Water by Karbach Brewing. Grab tickets here.
Two Feet | 7:00pm | Emo’s
If you haven’t had a chance to listen to this American singer-songwriter whose music combines soulful jazz tones with heavy alternative guitar riffs this is certainly something you must see. Playing this Saturday at Emo’s. Grab tickets here.
101X Presents: Blue October | 7:00pm | Stubb’s
The American rock band from Houston, TX is touring again and this is a perfect opportunity to see them at Stubb’s outdoors while the weather is the best it’s going to be all year. Grab tickets here.
Sunday, October 23nd
Phantom Fest: The Great Pumpkin Bash | 12:00pm | Central Machine Works
Experience a full day of pumpkin activities at Pumpkin Bash. Carve pumpkins (or smash one for charity), jam to live music from Nick Garza’s Get Along and Ellis Bullard on the CMW sound stage, feast on Halloween and pumpkin themed baked goods from Zucchini Kill, savor pumpkin spiced coffee, grab vintage & fall styles at the Pumpkin pop-up, enjoy a “Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” photo opportunity. FREE.
Panic at the Paramount | 1:00pm | Paramount Theatre
100-year-old movie palaces are bound to have a few hauntings over the years, and the Paramount Theatre has certainly had its fair share of ghost stories. Maybe that’s why we get so many requests to screen horror films in October. Closing out the series on Sunday, October 23rd, Paramount Film Programmer Stephen Jannise is offering up two beloved horror classics that never fail to delight and terrify: THE SHINING (1980) and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984). Grab tickets here.