From Italian dinner parties to laughing the night away at the comedy club, here’s what’s going down in the city.
Savor the Flavors of Sardinia
Looking for Italian food and a luxury hillside view? Hotel Granduca has prepared a long table dinner for all your stay-cay needs. A ticket to this festa comes with a multicourse meal and wine pairings, all inspired by Sardinian cuisine. Beware: browsing the mouthwatering menu can lead to an immediate RSVP. July 21, 5:30 p.m., 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy.
Catch Opening Night of a Comedy Club
Inside the eclectic Tiger Den lies the East Austin Comedy Club, a new weekly project led by comics Raza Jafri and Andre Ricks. After browsing the wine bar, take one of just 50 seats in the velvet-lined venue and prepare for a night of laughs from a mystery lineup. Secure your tickets to the opening weekend here. July 21-23, showtimes vary, 1303 E. Fourth St.
Watch Spider-Man on the Green
As part of their Friday Flicks series, Waterloo Park welcomes the public to a showing of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Spread your picnic blankets and join your neighbors for family activities, a superhero costume contest, and some quality screen time. Learn more here. July 22, 7 p.m., 1401 Trinity St.
See a Local Production of In the Heights
An important event in a young thespian’s life, Summer Stock Austin continues to support growing talent. Premiering this weekend, Texas Performing Arts invites audiences to Lin Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights. Don’t miss your chance to grab tickets and show out for the theater. July 22-August 8, showtimes vary, 2375 Robert Dedman Dr.
Spend the Day at Float Fest
Pack your sunscreen and grab your water wings: this two-day fest is coming back with a splash. After a morning floating the Guadalupe, dry off for live music by 30-plus leading musicians. Get digital with Deadmau5, catch a set by Marshmello, and revive your inner indie kid to Vampire Weekend . Buy tickets here. July 23-24, 1 Co. Rd. 197, Gonzales.
Celebrate Old-School Gaming
Gear up for Galaga, because Austin’s Classic Game Fest is powering the Palmer Events Center this weekend. Blast to the past in a free play arcade, tune in to Tetris tournaments and Mario Kart battles, and chat with streamers, game developers, and costume artists. Get tickets here. July 23-24, hours vary, 900 Barton Springs Road
Attend a Luau Launch Party
Embracing all things tropical, Tiki Tatsu-Ya has collaborated with Austin brand Howler Brothers on a new line of merch. To celebrate the launch, come down to the tiki bar for specialty cocktails, custom clothing, and a fully stocked buffet. View the different ticket tiers and browse the collection—which includes everything from button-downs to drink glasses—here. July 23-24, noon-6 p.m., 1300 S. Lamar Blvd.
Groove the Night Away
The “One Nation Under A Groove” tour is coming to the Haute Spot with headlining performances by George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Other featured performers include The Soul Rebels, Blue Eye Extinction, Josh Schwartz and Pimps of Joytime. July 23rd 6-11 p.m. $54-$155. 1501 E. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. 512-986-7411. www.hautespotvenue.com