Must see entertainment in Central Texas

  • Top Choice

    Broken Spoke

    George Strait once hung from the wagon-wheel chandeliers at the wooden-floored Broken Spoke, a true Texas honky-tonk. Not sure of your dance moves? Join a…

  • Top Choice

    Continental Club

    No passive toe-tapping here; the dance floor at this 1950s-era lounge is always swinging with some of the city's best local acts. On most Monday nights…

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    Luckenbach Dance Hall

    Luckenbach’s old dance hall – a Texas classic – stages live-music events most weekends. Concerts on the 4th of July and Labor Day weekends attract a…

  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

    Easily the most fun you can have at the movies: sing along with Grease, quote along with Princess Bride, or just enjoy food and drink delivered right to…

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    Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

    On the River Walk, and sparkling after a seven-year renovation project, San Antonio's performance hall hosts performances by Ballet San Antonio (www…

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    San Antonio Spurs

    The big news in town is the San Antonio Spurs, currently one of the top NBA teams in the country. The city is understandably proud, so you'll forgive them…

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    Alamo Drafthouse

    It's a bit of a drive from downtown, but you can catch both dinner and a movie at this theater that surprisingly has nothing to do with the Alamo at all. …

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    White Horse

    Ladies, you will be asked to dance at this East Austin honky-tonk, where two-steppers and hipsters mingle like siblings in a diverse but happy family…

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    Magik Children's Theatre

    This merry troupe stages adaptations of favorite children’s books, hilarious original musicals and modern retellings of Texas legends and classic fairy…

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    Stubb's Bar-B-Q

    Stubb's puts on live music almost every night, with a great mix of premier local and touring acts from across the musical spectrum. Many warm-weather…

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    Mercer Street Dance Hall

    For live country music, plenty of ice-cold beer and lots of two-stepping (single ladies, you will be asked to dance), head on over to this convivial place…

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    John T Floore Country Store

    Northwest of San Antonio in Helotes, this dance hall celebrated its 75th birthday in 2017. The space hosts plenty of country-and-western concerts: Willie…

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    Long Center for the Performing Arts

    This state-of-the-art theater opened in late 2008 as part of a waterfront redevelopment along Lady Bird Lake. The multistage venue hosts drama, dance,…

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    Saxon Pub

    The super-chill Saxon Pub, presided over by 'Rusty,' a huge knight who sits out the front, has music every night, mostly Texas performers in the blues…

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    Esther's Follies

    Drawing from current events and pop culture, this long-running satire show has a vaudevillian slant, thanks to musical numbers and, yep, even a magician…

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    A key player in Austin's musical history, Antone's has attracted the best of the blues and other popular local acts since 1975. All ages, all the time.

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    Paramount Theatre

    Dating from 1915, this old vaudevillian house has staged everything from splashy Broadway shows to stand-up comics to classic film screenings.

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    Majestic Theatre

    Head to historic, city-owned Majestic Theatre, downtown, for musical concerts, touring Broadway shows and other live events year-round.

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    Cedar Street Courtyard

    Forget the dark and crowded club scene; this sophisticated courtyard venue serves martinis along with jazz and swing.