Back to back weekends of Austin City Limits have arrived. For non-festival goers, check out local events and activities happening this weekend.
Thursday, Oct. 4
Attend opening night of an art exhibit
Wonderwall Studio hosts “Spirit Room,” featuring work from local artist Caitlin G McCollom. The show includes 29 original paintings and 23 reproductions on unique materials such as acrylic and maple. Free. 4401 Freidrich Lane, Bldg. 2, Ste. 200, Austin. 512-373-8433.
Friday, Oct. 5-Sunday, Oct. 7
Enjoy weekend one of Austin City Limits
Seven stages and dozens of bands and musicians are featured when ACL Festival returns for two weekends. Headliners include Paul McCartney this Friday and Metallica on Saturday night. For tips on how to travel to and from this year’s festival, click here. $100-$255. Fri.-Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin. 888-512-7469. www.aclfestival.com
Saturday, Oct. 6
Check out the new Outside the City Limits festival
ACL not for you? Country, swing and bluegrass bands perform on two stages at the new music festival at Vista Brewing. Drinks and food are available for purchase. $25-$125. Noon-10 p.m. Vista Brewing, 13551 Ranch to Market Road 150, Driftwood. 512-766-1842. www.vistabrewingtx.com
Visit Wheatsville’s Big Co-op Fair
The family-friendly event includes samples from 25 local vendors, behind-the-scenes tours of the Wheatsville Co-op store, carnival rides, a rock climbing wall, face painting and more. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 4001 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin. 512-814-2888. www.wheatsville.coop
Learn about bees native to Texas
Learn about bee ecosystems, morphology, behavior and society, nesting habits and diets. $45. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin. 512-232-0200. www.wildflower.org/event/native-bees-texas