7 fun things to do in Austin this weekend: February 3-6
Experience the (R)evolution of Steve Jobs Opera
Discover Steve Jobs like you’ve never seen him before, at the opera! This new take on the late tech giant’s life stunned when it premiered in 2017, winning the 2019 Grammy for Best Opera Recording. This weekend will see the opera premiere in Texas, with three performances performed by Austin Opera at the Long Center. Book your tickets here. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday February 3, 5 and 6. Variable hours. 701 Riverside Drive West
Watch a psychedelic comedy show at the Spider House Ballroom
Grab a glowstick and laugh along with various comics recounting their misadventures with psychedelics, while immersed in black lights and trippy visuals. The Glow Show hosted by comedian Joey Z and features a menagerie of comedic personalities, such as Abby Rosenquit, Justin Hicks, Lisa Friedrich and Carlton Wilcoxson. Seats are limited to 50, so be sure to book your $15 ticket here. Friday, February 4, 9 p.m., 2906 Fruth St.
Relive concert memories with The Cure and Radiohead
It’s Friday, but are you in love? Play along to some of your favorite Cure and Radiohead songs performed live by Paranoid Androids and Perfect as Cats on Swan Dive’s Double Tribute Party. Music starts at 9 p.m. and a $5 entrance fee is at the door. Friday, February 4, 9 p.m., 615 Red River St.
Learn basic bike maintenance
Do you have a bike to repair? Bring it to Austin’s Yellow Bike Project for a free, three-hour community bike maintenance workshop starting at 6 p.m. This event is open to everyone; no prior experience necessary. Friday, February 4 1216 Webberville Road
Browse vintage items at The Little Gay Shop’s Queer Flea
Eastside pop-up and The Little Gay Shop have teamed up for an outdoor vintage, repurposed and flea market featuring over 15 local vendors. Saturday, February 5, noon to 4 p.m., 828 Airport Blvd.
Take part in the Lunar New Year festivities
Keep celebrating the Year of the Tiger with free drinks, live music and pop-ups from local Asian businesses at the OMG Squee Night Market Celebration. The bakery and boba shop will also be offering limited New Year’s Eve macaron sets (hand painted with edible gold and available for purchase in store!). Saturday, February 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4607 Bolm Road, Ste. A
Kick-off of the first AG rugby match of the season
Support Austin Major League Rugby team Austin Gilgronis as they take on the Dallas Jackals this Saturday. Starting at 4:30 p.m., guests can expect armadillo races, live music, a hyped squad performance and more as part of the pre-game festivities. Buy your tickets here. Saturday, February 5, 4:30 p.m., 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.