There are plenty of fun events in Austin this weekend, November 18 – 20, 2022, including Kalahari Food and Wine Festival, 17th Annual Rags to Wags Gala, 3rd Annual Autumn Fest, and more! Whether you’re planning a date or having fun with friends, these events and things to do in Austin this weekend may be right for you.
Deal Alert – Get the highly-rated Live Music Austin Crawl tour for just $85 for 2 adults!
Experience Austin’s live music scene on a tour led by a guide. Visit as many as three iconic clubs and up-and-coming venues and enjoy hearing live music with a group of fun fellow travelers. Don’t get caught listening to cover bands, listen to authentic music in one of the world’s music capitals.
- Live music tour in Austin Provides a great overview for first-time visitors
- Listen to a variety of live music at several venues
- Learn about the history of the Texas state capital
Get more information and book your Live Music Austin Crawl tour TODAY!!!
Austin events this weekend of November 18 – Friday
Never one to shy away from any topic, even the taboo ones, Margaret Cho will have you in stitches over everything and anything under the sun. Her socially aware, no-holds-barred brand of comedy has made her both a thought leader and a tolerant teacher to those with open minds and open hearts.
Now, she’s coming to Austin to share her thoughts and you better listen because well, there’s a lesson to be learned. Reserve your tickets early!
When: Friday, November 18 – 19, 2022 | 8 p.m.
How much: $30 – $40
The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is back for its 22nd five-week run! Explore nearly 200 local artists selling hand-crafted creations. The best part is that you can choose from four shopping options including in-store, ordering online for store pickup, online shopping, and using a personal shopper.
Get ready to fill your bags!
When: Friday, November 18 – December 24, 2022 | 10 a.m.
How much: Free
Nothing stops Sherlock Holmes from solving the world’s greatest cases, even Christmas. This holiday season, watch him and his trusty friend Dr. Watson solve the mystery of a missing flawless blue diamond hidden in a Christmas goose.
In this play, the pair move through the wealthy drawing rooms of the 1890s aristocrats to the seedy side of Victorian London to follow the clues alongside with live classical music, carol singing, holiday cheer, and a bit of wassail.
There will also be games, themed refreshments, live music, and interaction with the actors. Audiences are also highly encouraged to wear their favorite Victorian outfits.
When: Friday, November 18 – December 18, 2022 | 8 p.m.
How much: $10 – $35
Indulge yourself in beautiful classical music this weekend with the Austin Symphony’s “Masters of Music.” This Friday will feature violinist Geneva Lewis and conductor Peter Bay.
You’ll be able to hear Jessies Montgomery’s “Strum,” Paul McCartney/Richard Rodney Bennett’s “Spiral,” Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto in E Minor,” “Op. 64,” and Mozart’s “Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major,” “K. 543.”
When: Friday, November 18 – 19, 2022 | 8 p.m.
How much: Starts at $19
Immerse yourself in music, art, lowriders, and cultural this weekend at Mas Cultura Fest! There will be live music, art gallery viewings, vendor markets, and lowrider car shows!
There is no admission to the Art Galleries but if purchase a ticket, it’s included plus entry to the other activities. Take your friends or your family with you and enjoy a lively and fun day with all kinds of art.
When: Friday, November 18 – 20, 2022 | 7 p.m.
How much: Free – $75
Deal Alert – Small Group BYOB Sunset Boat Tour on Lake Travis, 2 adults for just $75!!!
It can be tricky to choose the best spot to watch an Austin sunset without doing lots of research, but this tour makes the decision for you and showcases magnificent sunset views from the water. Sail out along the clear waters of Lake Travis on a small-group boat tour and enjoy captain commentary about local sights and Austin’s history.
- 90 minutes tour
- Access unobstructed views of Austin at sunset from the water
- Avoid expensive bar tabs and bring your own drinks with you
- Great photo opportunities of the sun setting over Lake Travis Pass by a filming location from “Spy Kids”—Starnes Island
Get more information and book your BYOB Sunset Tour on Lake Travis TODAY!!!
Austin events this weekend of November 18 – Saturday
Austin Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year Rags to Wags Gala is back in person this weekend!
Enjoy a whole lot of disco, dancing, and a whole lot of dogs and cats, and celebrate 70 years of saving lives. The evening will also feature a cocktail hour, seated dinner, live auction, Golden Ticket Raffle, and an out-of-sight after party.
When: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 6 p.m.
How Much: $175
Indulge in treats, shop for gift options, and celebrate home accents at this weekend’s Home for the Holidays event. If you’re also looking for a great new recipe book, Brandi Chang of “Family Style: Redesigning Mom’s Recipes for a Healthier Plate” will there. The first 250 guests will receive a complimentary autographed book of hers.
When: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 5 p.m.
How Much: Free
Head out and enjoy the best of the fall season on the beautiful rolling hills of Bastrop county! This Saturday, Rising Sun Vineyard will be holding the 3rd annual autumn fest where you can enjoy holiday shopping, award-winning wine, alpacas, carriage rides, food trucks, unique products, baked goods, crafters, artisans, and so much more!
Chill out while sipping wine and basking in the view or make the most of everything there. It’s free!
When: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
How Much: Free
Deal Alert – Food Tour of Downtown Austin – 2 adults for just $87
Stroll through the streets of downtown Austin on a guided urban gastronomy experience. Explore the city’s central and historic area and sample numerous foods—from BBQ brisket to Austin=style breakfast tacos. Along the way, you’ll discover some of the city’s popular sights and attractions. This tour is ideal for foodies and hungry visitors. The tour departs from a convenient location in the middle of Austin. What’s Included
- Austin-style breakfast taco
- Central Texas pit-style BBQ brisket
- Authentic Italian cannoli with a twist
- Chicken and potato tamales with black bean dip
- Gourmet doughnut
- Our delicious Secret Dish
Get more information and book your Food Tour of Downtown Austin TODAY!!!
Austin events this weekend of November 18 – Sunday
Enjoy some good soup while listening to great music at the 26th annual Austin Empty Bowl Project! You can find your perfect ceramic bowl, choose your favorite soup, grap a piece of bread, and enjoy your scrumptious lunch while also enjoying the music of some of Austin’s best singer-songwriters.
All proceeds from the event will benefit programs of Central Texas Food Bank and Meals on Wheels Central Texas. There will also be a silent auction online here: www.32auctions.com/AEBP2022.
When: Sunday, November 20, 2022 | 11 a.m.
How much: $30
Get ready for a feast of delicious flavors at the Kalahari food and wine festival!
It will feature the best of Kalahari dining, including bites, local wine, beer, and artisanal spirits. Texas’ own Michelin Star and Top Chef-lum John Tesar will also be there serving up some tastings. So be early if you want a bite of his magic.
When: Sunday, November 20, 2022 | 12 p.m.
How much: $75
Remember that guy from TikTok who roasted Westerners for the way they cook rice and who has the gal to roast even Gordon Ramsay’s cooking? He’s now coming to Austin to share more roastings and you better not miss it.
He has sold out multiple runs of his live shows throughout the UK and Europe. With his wit and his plain and simple uncle kind of disappointment, you’ll surely be delighted.
When: Sunday, November 20, 2022 | 7 p.m.
How much: Starts at $40.50
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