Comedy, chicken wings and more things to do this weekend in Austin
Bobby Bones’ “Red Hoodie Comedy Tour.” In addition to being host of the Nashville-based country-radio format “Bobby Bones Show,” which is syndicated on more than 100 stations and has millions of listeners each weekday morning, Bobby Bones is also a bestselling author, a touring stand-up comedian and frontman of the Raging Idiots. At the Paramount — which he says is his favorite venue — he’ll assume the role of comedian, a gig he’s loved since his teenage years. Channeling his signature honesty, he’ll have new jokes to perform. 8 p.m. May 18. $33.50-$83.50. The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.
The 2nd Annual Festival of Good. This block party-style event celebrates the good things of Austin. The burgeoning South Austin neighborhood will have live music, food, giveaways and activities including face painting and yard games. Artists Leeann Atherton and Tanya & the Dirty Mercy will provide the tunes, and there will be a variety of art vendors offering handmade rugs and soaps, sweet treats, leather wares and more. The first 100 attendees will receive a goodie bag with treats from Kellie’s Baking Co. and more. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19. Free. Goodnight Ranch, 6000 Baythorne Drive. liveatgoodnight.com/festival-of-good.
The Austin Chicken Wing Festival. Chicken wings are always in season around here. The event will feature unlimited wing tastings from nearly two dozen of Austin’s best chefs and restaurants, including last year’s winner, Chi’lantro, and other participants including Cover 3 and Wild Chix & Waffles. There will be a panel of judges and the audience can vote as well. The bravest of them will be competing in a flaming hot chicken wing-eating contest. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts to fund a student scholarship. 1 to 5 p.m. May 20. $38. Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, 6020 Dillard Circle. austinwingfest.com. — Addie Broyles
Jameson’s Austin Love Thy Neighborhood Block Party. Enjoy food, music, and samples of beer and booze at this party for a cause: 100 percent of proceeds from ticket sales will support Keep America Beautiful. 4 to 8 p.m. May 20. $35. Brazos Hall, 204 E. Fourth St. kab.jamesonblockparty.com/austin.
Austin Sketch Fest. The 9th Annual Austin Sketch Fest showcases the best scripted comedy from Austin and the national scene at ColdTowne Theater, Fallout Theater and Spider House Ballroom. I’ve been digging the rise of this festival for years, and the lineup to the 2018 edition is fierce. Featured performances include the 20th anniversary of the Latino Comedy Project, Sh*tfaced Shakespeare, Victrola, Slime Time with Chritina Parrish and more. Various times May 21-27. $50 passes; individual show tickets also available. atxsketchfest.com. — Brently Heilbron