Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer, but the weather forecast is calling for rain. While your start-of-summer picnic might be out of the question, we do have a few suggestions for fun times to be had indoors.Austin Sketch Fest, celebrating and showcasing scripted comedy, continues through the weekend at Spider House Ballroom. Tickets range from free-$15.On Saturday starting at 4:30, the Hole in the Wall hosts Plaidstock, a tribute and benefit to Austin punk rocker Davy Jones. There’s a suggested $15 donation. Find more weekend music picks here.The Marchesa Hall and Theatre will host the Third Annual Capitol of Texas Aerial Championships, a showcase of novice to professional pole and aerial artists, on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $35-$80.Choreographer Shay Ishii has curated “Dancestry,” a performance including rarely performed modern masterpieces, which will be at the Long Center this Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $14-$18.It really is summer – the Paramount’s Summer Classic Film Series kicks of this weekend with “Casablanca,” “Manhattan,” “The Iron Giant,” “Sunset Boulevard” and “Chinatown.” Admission is $12, unless you’re a Film Fan ($7) or purchase a “Flix-tix” book ($6).Closing this weekend: “Shrine of Inevitable Forces,” a not-to-miss site-specific installation in a vacant 1930s church. Check it out from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday.
If none of that appeals to you, here are some more hot spots to stay out of the rain:The Thinkery: 40,000 square feet of activities for kiddos from birth to late elementary school. Take a tour of the museum with our interactive media guide. Admission is $9. The Austin Batting Cages, open until 9 on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, on Ben White fill up on rainy days.Get spooked at the Alamo Drafthouse, “Poltergeist” is out this weekend in 2D and 3D with various showtimes. Find more reviews and showtimes on our movie page.
Have a great weekend and stay dry!