The Austin area received its first measurable rain in almost two months last week, a welcome respite from Central Texas’ exceptional drought. This week, thunderstorms are on the radar for six of the seven upcoming days.
While you’re practicing safe driving + keeping an eye out for flash flood warnings, now may also be a good time to explore some of the indoor activities ATX has to offer. Here are six ideas to get you started.
Wonderspaces Austin | $15+
Feast your eyes on 14 colorful art installations, including a roomful of 8,000+ floating lights and an all-gold meditation room inspired by Chinese dragons. Pro tip: This space also offers a full bar.
ZACH Theatre | $25+
Stop by before Sun., Sept. 4 to catch the first part of “The Inheritance,” a two-part, Tony Award-winning play about love in 21st-century New York. Part two of the show premieres on Wed., Sept. 14.
K1 Speed | $25.95+
If you have the need for speed, hop in one of K1’s electric go-karts and race around an indoor track — some racers can reach speeds as high as 45 mph.
The Blanton Museum of Art | $5+
This art museum on the UT campus is currently displaying mixed-media pieces by artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby, pieces about textiles in Latin American art, and contemporary works by Black artists. Pro tip: Admission is free on Thursdays.
Vigilante Gastropub & Games | $5+
Settle in for a top-quality game night experience at this board game-centered pub in north Austin. Reserve a table — or an entire secret room — and keep your competitive energy going with food and craft cocktails.
What did we miss? Let us know your go-to spots for a rainy day.