Looking for the best on screen Austin events happening this weekend? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got ’em.

These are the best screenings and events the entertainment world has to offer this weekend.

Movies Opening This Weekend

Truth or Dare
Olivia, Lucas and a group of their college friends travel to Mexico for one last getaway before graduation. While there, a stranger convinces one of the students to play a seemingly harmless game of truth or dare with the others. Once the game starts, it awakens something evil — a demon which forces the friends to share dark secrets and confront their deepest fears. The rules are simple but wicked — tell the truth or die, do the dare or die, and if you stop playing, you die.
Stars: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey

Borg vs. McEntroe
It’s the summer of 1980, and Björn Borg is the top tennis player in the world, dominating the sport both on and off the court. A powerful and rigorously disciplined player, there is only one obstacle in his pursuit of a record-breaking fifth Wimbledon championship: the highly talented but ferociously abrasive young American John McEnroe. With three days until the tournament begins, Borg trains religiously in his lavish Monaco home, aided by his coach and mentor Lennart and girlfriend Mariana.
Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason, Stellan Skarsgard

New TV Episodes and Specials

Elvis Presley The Searcher
HBO | Saturday | 7 p.m.
The documentary, which screened at SXSW with producer Pricilla Presley in attendance, is a three-hour, two-film presentation that focuses on the musical icon, taking the audience on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions.

53rd Academy of Country Music Awards
CBS | Sunday | 7 p.m.
Reba McEntire hosts the awards show which promises fans the first glimpse of Carrie Underwood since the terrifying fall which left her with 40 stitches in her face. Other highlights include a tribute to 1993 which features Toby Keith and Blake Shelton performing Keith’s celebrated No.1 debut single “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” Alan Jackson and Jon Pardi performing Jackson’s ACM Award-winning hit “Chattahoochee,” and Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson performing Reba’s GRAMMY® Award-winning hit “Does He Love You.”

Fear the Walking Dead
AMC | Sunday | 9 p.m.
Fear the Walking Dead returns for season 4, shot on location in Austin and surrounding areas. Read more about the filming locations here.

Film Events in Austin

Wonder Free Outdoor Screening
Friday | 7:30 to 11 p.m. | Community Cinema & Amphitheater
Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free movie night at the Community First! Village. Event is free but a $5 donation is appreciated. More info here.

Master Pancake Friday the 13th
Friday | at 7 & 10 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
Spend Friday the 13th with Master Pancake and special guest Mary Jo Pehl (Rifftrax, Mystery Science Theater 3000) as they ambush the slasher classic Friday the 13th. More info here.

The Austin City Ballet presents The Wizard of Oz
Friday and Saturday | 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 12:30, 4, & 7:30 p.m. Saturday | The Austin City Ballet
Follow the yellow brick road to Oz with The Austin City Ballet! This classic tale will enchant audiences of all ages.
More info here.

Afternoon Tea: Much Ado About Nothing
Saturday | at 4 & 4:30 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline and Mueller
When Kenneth Branagh released his version of Much Ado About Nothing in 1993, he proved that, even after a few hundred years, Shakespeare’s words remain vibrantly beautiful and wonderfully compelling. Your ticket includes three servings of tea and a plate of treats. More info here.

Master Pancake Halloween
Saturday | at 7 & 10 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
Spend Friday the 13th with Master Pancake and special guest Mary Jo Pehl (Rifftrax, Mystery Science Theater 3000) as they carve up John Carpenter’s slasher classic Halloween.  It’s the story of a shy young man who comes back to his hometown and finds himself stalked by a 3-note piano riff. More info here.

Lawrence Of Arabia
Saturday and Sunday | 2 p.m. & 2:20 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
A screening from the recently-struck 70mm print. Director David Lean’s Oscar-winning 1962 film was truly intended to be seen exclusively on the big screen — with its lush cinematography, epic story, and Peter O’Toole’s larger than life performance as the academic-cum-desert warrior. Buy tickets here.

Good Mourning Brunch: My Girl
Sunday | 11:30 a.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
Sometimes you just need to have a good cry, and this concept is the very core and essence of Good Mourning Brunch! Detailing the trials and tribulations of childhood, My Girl has acted as an integral coming of age tale since its release in 1991. Buy tickets here.

Afternoon Tea: Much Ado About Nothing
Sunday | at 4:15 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter
When Kenneth Branagh released his version of Much Ado About Nothing in 1993, he proved that, even after a few hundred years, Shakespeare’s words remain vibrantly beautiful and wonderfully compelling. Your ticket includes three servings of tea and a plate of treats. More info here.

Mean Girls Movie Party
Sunday | 11:30 a.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter
It’s a night guaranteed to be even better than a cake made out of rainbows and smiles, so whether you’re a Plastic, a Mathlete or a Badass M.C., prepare yourself for a totally grool time. Buy tickets here.

TV Events in Austin

Charmed Trivia Night
Friday | 6 to 9 p.m. | Cheer Up Charlies 
Free to Play. Plenty of Prizes. Loads of Fun. Teams of 1-6. 21+ only. More info here.

Gilmore Girls Trivia
Sunday | 6 – 8 p.m. | Stay Gold
It’s time for another rendition of Gilmore Girls trivia with the Get it Gals. First you’ll drink the coffee, then you’ll do the things. Free to play. Boozy prizes for top notch teammates. Early arrival is strongly encouraged. More info here.

The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead Viewing Party
Sunday | 8 – 10 p.m. | Hot Box Diner (805 Start St.)
Outdoor venue, BYOB, pet friendly and totally free. Enjoy complimentary popcorn under the stars while you watch the finale episode of The Walking Dead and the premiere of Fear the Walking Dead. (Weather permitting)


Looking for a recap of the TV and Film events that happened at SXSW? Read about our top 10 favorite things from SXSW here.

And, go inside SXSWestworld here.