#ThisWeekThursday: Events Around Austin for July 27 - 29
Happy Friday everyone! No plans for the weekend yet? Don’t fret, BOB’s got you covered – check out the events going on this weekend that he thinks will be the perfect way to kick back with the whole family, have fun and forget all about your hectic week:
Friday, July 27th
10 PM | Mt. Playmore
Ever wish running around a playground like a madman was socially acceptable for adults and didn’t involve terrifying tiny humans? Now it is! Mt. Playmore is hosting their annual Adult Night this Friday at their “monster-sized playscape” that will feature a DJ, unlimited plays on arcade games, delicious food and all the BYOB your heart desires until 2am! Don’t even think about missing this event that only comes once a year and is sure to be a blast. Tickets are only $20 with discount code 718D5, or $26 at the door.
8 PM | One World Theatre
The man behind beloved 90’s hits “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More,” Edwin McCain, is currently touring the states following the release of his tenth studio album, “I’ll Be,” and is stopping in Austin this weekend for a live performance at the beautiful One World Theatre! Snag tickets here before they’re gone.
8 PM | Mobile Loaves & Fishes Community First! Village
Catch Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Zendaya in the 2017 critically-acclaimed musical, “The Greatest Showman,” about nineteenth-century Circus performers, this weekend at MLF’s Community First! Village. This event is free, but $5 donations are appreciated. Burgers, fries, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Dogs are welcome, but must remained leashed, and patrons are encouraged to bring flashlights, bug spray and closed-toe shoes. Check out the link above for more info!
Saturday, July 28th
8 PM | Austin360 Amphitheater
Three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling five-piece acapella group is hitting Austin this Saturday night for a live show at Austin360 Amphitheater, with special guest Echosmith! Come show your love for these Texas-born talents, you won’t want to miss what’s sure to be an incredible performance. Tickets start at just $25!
8 PM | Long Center
Nat Geo is coming to Austin this Saturday for a one-night-only, immersive experience of music and nature, perfect for the entire family. Guests will hear live compositions from the Austin Symphony alongside footage of some of the world’s most spectacular places – from the “depths of the sea, up to the coastlines, onto land, through mountains and finally into the sky.” Don’t miss this special journey through nature from the people who know it best. Tickets start at just $29!
8 AM | Zilker Park
Spend your Saturday morning getting Zen at Zilker with your furry friend! Team Dog ATX is hosting an early-morning yoga flow, led by yogi guru Kellie Lee, that’s BYO mat, water, and pupper! *insert downward-facing-dog joke* All levels are welcome, and dogs must remain leashed during the class. Grab your $12 tickets here!
12 PM | Glass Half Full Austin
Join local animal shelter Austin Pets Alive! and Glass Half Full at Lakeline Alamo Drafthouse for an afternoon of cute pups, specialty drinks, prizes and charity! Adoption-ready doggos will be on the cooled patio ready to meet you, and for every drink you purchase, $1 will go straight to APA! Feel free to bring your own (leashed) pups along for the party, as well. See ya there!
9 PM | Antone’s
It’s been a fun summer of Antone’s 43rd Anniversary festivities, with awesome acts rocking the famous venue every Saturday night. But all good things must come to an end, and sometimes the end comes with Bob Schneider! Don’t miss the king of Austin live music close the show at Antone’s this weekend. A low ticket alert was just posted on the event’s page, so hurry and grab yours here!
Sunday, July 29th
8:15 PM | Zilker Hillside Theater
Zilker Summer Musicals have been a longstanding tradition in Austin for decades and are a part of what makes the city so special, so don’t miss out on the fun and come celebrate Zilker Theatre’s 60th Anniversary at this weekend’s showing of the 50’s Elvis-inspired production, All Shook Up! As always, this event is totally FREE and open to all ages. Opportunities to donate can be found here.
2 PM | The Highball Austin
Happy Holidays! This Sunday is National Chicken Wing Day and Pluckers and Hops & Grain aren’t letting it go by without hosting an unforgettable celebration (and competition) first. Stop by Highball Austin after 2pm for a hot sauce bar, drink specials, Pluckers giveaways, side games, and of course the ultimate wing-eating competition. 1st place reward is $200 and everyone else will take home two passes to an Alamo Drafthouse feature of their choosing, not to mention free Pluckers in their bellies. More info at the link above!
2:30 PM | 6th & Trinity
Y’all... it’s HOT outside. If you’re going out there this weekend, you’ll need some water to keep you cool. Why not make it fun?! Join thousands of fellow Austinites this Sunday at the 8th Annual Splash Mob on East 6th street for some outdoor water-warfare! Bring your best water guns, water balloons, water cannons and whatever other water artillery you’ve got! A courteous manner of squirting is required, goggles are strongly encouraged. More info and updates here!
7:30 PM | Long Center Lawn
Wrap up your weekend with a FREE, hour-long live performance from the Austin Symphony at one of Austin’s favorite outdoor venues, the Long Center Lawn! Street parking and a pay garage will be available to guests attending, appropriate footwear for dancing encouraged. More information can be found at the link above!
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