Looking for fun things to do in and around Austin these next few months? Check out our top picks of concerts, events and shows—and get them on your fun-dar now! And, talking about planning ahead, tickets to several of these charmers would make perfect holiday gifts for that special somebody.
A Tuna Christmas
ZACH’s Kleberg Stage | 202 South Lamar | November 1-December 31, 2017
It’s Yuletide season in itty bitty Tuna, Texas where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies! Three actors play all 25 colorful citizens of the third smallest town in Texas in a satirical ode to the season which is spiked with enough sass and shenanigans to make for one Texas-sized jolly holiday.
BUY TICKETS HERE | $30–$78
Twisted Texas Wurstfest
Waller Creek Pub House | 603 Sabine St. | November 4 & November 11, 2017
What’s better than Central Texas’ most popular polka, sausage and beer-filled German festival? A safe ride there! Local Austin touring company, Twisted Texas Tours, is offering safe transportation to and from New Braunfels’ Wurstfest this November. Enjoy drink specials at Waller Creek Pub House before and after the ride and live music entertainment on board.
BUY TICKETS HERE | $49
Old Crow Medicine Show
Bass Concert Hall | 2350 Robert Dedman Dr. | November 10, 2017
OCMS re-recorded Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde live from start-to-finish at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville for its 50th anniversary and released a film of the performance via Columbia. It’s a refreshing tribute from a band praised by Rolling Stone, Garden & Gun and Esquire, as well as NPR who called them a “roots-rock juggernaut that wears (and inspires) an infectious smile at every opportunity.”
BUY TICKETS HERE | $35 – $45
Travis County Expo Center | 7311 Decker Ln. | November 11, 2017
Celebrate healthy living in your favorite local park at the world’s only “mindful triathlon,” Wanderlust 108. Consisting of yoga, running, and meditation, this triathlon is unlike any other. Enjoy music, artisanal vendors, local foods, and schedule a bonus class like aerial yoga, photography or an essential oils workshop.
BUY TICKETS HERE | $20-$39
SIMS Foundation Heart of the City
Emos | 2015 East Riverside Drive | December 2, 2017
Celebrate Willie Nelson and the birth of cosmic cowboy music with a night of live music, storytelling, and more. Besides a full tilt line up, event guests will be treated to the stories behind the music from the honky-tonks and legendary venues like the Armadillo World Headquarters and Soap Creek Saloon.
BUY TICKETS HERE | $125
The King And I
Bass Concert Hall | 2350 Robert Dedman Dr. | December 12-17, 2017
Directed by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, The King And I, won four 2015 Tony Awards ® including Best Revival of a Musical. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest, the show’s score boasts such classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”
BUY TICKETS HERE | From $30
Steve Earle & The Dukes
Paramount Theatre | 713 Congress Ave. | December 19, 2017
This country star’s new album So You Wanna be an Outlaw was released this summer and has been getting rave reviews. Steve was nominated for two Grammy’s for this record and it was in Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Records of All Time list. This one’s a can’t miss!
BUY TICKETS HERE | $22-$42
Bass Concert Hall | 2350 Robert Dedman Dr. | January 16-21, 2018
“Finding Neverland” follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired “Peter Pan,” or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up – one of the most beloved stories of all time. This new musical, packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, is a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up.
BUY TICKETS HERE | From $30
John Hiatt and The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth – 30th Anniversary Tour
Paramount Theatre | 713 Congress Ave. | January 20, 2018
American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter John Hiatt has been nominated for 11 Grammy Awards and has been awarded several other distinctions in the music industry. To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of “Slow Turning”, Hiatt and The Goners will play the album in its entirety along with greatest hits.
BUY TICKETS HERE | $25 – $65
Cirque du Soleil Crystal
HEB Center | 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park | February 14-18, 2018
The circus is coming to town, and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Crystal is Cirque du Soleil’s 42nd production and first-ever experience on ice. Prepare to see world-class ice skaters and acrobats portray Cirque du Soleil in a whole new way this February.
BUY TICKETS HERE | $40
Feature images/credits, clockwise from bottom left: The King And I/Matthew Murphy; Old Crow Medicine Show/Eric Brown; Twisted Texas Tours; Finding Neverland/Jeremy Daniel; Cirque du Soleil Crystal.