Nightmare on Willie Nelson Boolevard and More Stuff to Do in Austin This Weekend

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Hey there, Austin

This week has more things to do in Austin than we’ve seen in quite a while… and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Businesses have gotten the hang of social distancing and practicing safety measures, so we’re slowly seeing more and more of the kind of events that we love! Check out what’s going on this weekend– but as always, we encourage you to check with the business or venue before attending! 

Scroll on down to check out things to do in Austin this weekend!


This Just In!

Things To Do In Austin Today:

Start planning for Halloween!

Halloween has crept up and will be here before you know it! This is the time to pick out your costume, make your plans, and prepare for a spooktacular Halloween. 

Now that you have your costume, what are you wearing it to? A party, trick or treating, at home while watching scary movies? No need to worry if you are still looking for something to do, we bring you the best events all year long so you don’t have to worry about getting ghosted. Not by us at least. With Halloween just around the corner, we are here to make sure you know all about the best Halloween events in Austin

Austin Events This Weekend:

Austin’s most iconic music venue is getting a little spooky this season! Get a haunted backstage tour and catch live performances from beyond the grave and awesome behind-the-scenes stories. Prepare to be scared at this two weekend-long event! If you can’t make it this weekend, you’ll have another chance Halloween weekend!

Event Details
🗓 OCT 22–24 | 8PM–11PM
📍 ACL Live

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2. Beauty in Decay: Pop-Up Gallery and Fundraiser

This fundraiser will be the first to support a new non-profit organization, Support Cuban Artists. Grab a cocktail and browse the gallery before participating in an auctioning of the paintings. The funds raised will be used to empower artists in rural Cuba, who face more and more challenges every day. To attend the fundraiser is free, but be sure to RSVP! There are only 100 spots to keep the event socially distanced.

Event Details
🗓 OCT 23 | 5PM–7PM
📍 Doug Smith Performance Center

Yoga pants and leggings were basically made for drinking wine in, right? If you share our philosophy in this, we have the perfect event for you. Wanderlust Wine Co. is hosting Vino Vinyasa, a class that brings together creative poses with wine facts and tastings. The event will be in the courtyard of the new wine bar in downtown Austin, offering 56 wines on tap! After class, you can enjoy 10% off food from the on-site food truck and 25% off select wines until 2PM.

Event Details
🗓 OCT 24 | 11AM–12:30PM
📍 Wanderlust Wine Co.

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4. Dog Photo Booth

The Dog Photo Booth is back! Come play dress-up with your pooch for some fun seasonal photos. There are over 40 costumes to choose from, and everything is safely spaced! You don’t need an appointment or to even be a member of Work and Woof, the photoshoots are walk-in based.

Event Details
🗓 OCT 24 | 10AM–5PM
📍 Work and Woof

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5. Boos and Brews

6. Jamming on the Arch Fundraiser

Wanderlust Wine Co. is hosting ANOTHER awesome event this weekend, Jamming on the Arch! You’ll even enjoy 25% off wine. There will be live music, painting, stand-up comedy performances, and more at this evening of fun and fundraising. 100% of the proceeds from tickets sold will benefit the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless. Tickets are $20 online or $24 at the door. For extra updates and details, you can follow @collectivecongress or @pmjams on Instagram! Spend your time this Saturday jamming out for a great cause.

Event Details
🗓 OCT 24 | 7PM–9PM
📍 Wanderlust Wine Co.


This event is a two-for-one deal– Oktoberfest for the adults and Halloween fun for the kiddos! There will be so much to do here we can barely name it all:

  • Beer garden featuring local breweries
  • Live music
  • Pumpkin painting station
  • Cookie decorating
  • Board games
  • Full bar + kitchen
  • …and more!

Head out to Kingsland to enjoy this beautiful outdoor space and the crisp autumn air!

Event Details
🗓 OCT 24 | 3PM–8PM
📍  151 Melodie Lane

Love and Lightstream
🗓 OCT 23 | 4PM–10PM
🗓 OCT 24 | 2PM–11PM
🗓 OCT 25 | 2PM–10PM
📍Haute Spot Event Venue

Street of Treats, a Halloween Drive-Thru
OCT 24 | 10AM–12PM
📍Hill Country Galleria

Austin Flea
🗓 OCT 25 | 12PM–5PM
📍Hold Out Brewing + Better Half Coffee

One More Thing!

2020 Bourbon Brawl

We are less than one month away from the 2020 Bourbon Brawl. For the first time ever they are taking the event virtual allowing you to participate in the comfort of your own home, aka in your sweatpants. Order your kits now and get ready to vote on which cocktail is your favorite.

Kits include:
  • Five pre-batched cocktail mixers (2-3 servings each)
  • 750mL bottle of Garrison Brothers Small Batch Bourbon
  • Garnishes for 12 cocktails
  • Custom ice ball mold 


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Stay safe, stay well, and stay six feet apart.

Sarah Dillard

Sarah Dillard

Sarah is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!