Updated Dec 7, 2023 - Things to Do

What to do this weekend in Austin

Illustration of a cassette tape with the tape unspooling to spell weekend.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Here's what's in store this weekend.

ğŸŽ­ Wonder at puppets, in pieces conceived for adults, at the Austin Puppet Incident, 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Dougherty Arts Center. Tickets start at $15.

🛍️ Shop at Ani's Day & Night Holiday Market noon to 5pm Saturday. Hot chocolate and mulled wine on hand.

📖 Meet Texas authors — including Austin's Lawrence Wright and Elizabeth Crook — and grab signed copies of their books at the Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair, 10am-1pm Saturday.

ğŸŽ¨ Celebrate new art at Flatbed Press' Holidaze opening reception, 4-6pm Saturday.

🌲 Watch "Beto, Beto el Abeto," a festive Spanish and English retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Fir Tree," 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2:30pm Sunday. Zilker Botanical Garden. Free.

🇵🇷 Listen to "The Prince and the Pana," a multilingual musical that follows an African prince seeking to save his people, presented by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, at the King-Seabrook Chapel at Huston-Tillotson, 6:30pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday. Tickets are $20 — and $5 for kids.

🏒 Cheer on the Texas Stars as they face the Chicago Wolves at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 7pm Friday and Saturday. Tickets start at $49.


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