Astroll down the city’s famous Sixth Street places visitors in the midst of some 50 nightclubs and restaurants, with live music offerings of every genre and a host of colorful street characters. 6th Street: 6th Street, Austin TX 78701 -- 478-0098

The hilarious Esther’s Follies has anchored Sixth Street entertainment for more than 20 years. Esther’s Follies: 525 E. Sixth St., Austin TX 78701 -- 320-0553

Reserve a seat for a premier production at the Mary Moody Northen Theater at St. Edward’s University. Mary Moody Northen Theater: 3001 S. Congress Ave., Austin TX 78704 -- 448-8484

Pick up a ticket for headline concerts, ice skating shows, or a myriad of other musical events and professional performances at

The Frank Erwin Center. Frank Erwin Center: 1701 Red River St., Austin TX 78701 -- 477-6060

Pack a picnic and enjoy live music or an exciting outdoor musical at the Zilker Hillside Theater. Zilker Hillside Theater: 2206 William Barton Drive, Austin TX -- 479-9491

It’s a movie fan’s cinematic dream-come-true at the Austin Film Festival and Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference. Austin Film Festival and Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference: 1604 Nueces St., Austin TX 78701 -- 478-4795

From ‘50s-style fare to Christmas classics, Zachary Scott Theatre raises the curtain on a season of crowd-pleasing performances. Zachary Scott Theatre: 1510 Toomey Rd., Austin TX 78704 -- 476-0541

The State Theatre stages more contemporary and experimental themes. The State Theatre: 719 Congress Ave., Austin TX 78701 -- 472-5143

Spend a blue night on Fifth Street at Antone’s Night Club, known as "Austin’s Home of the Blues." Antone’s Night Club: 213 Fifth St., Austin TX 78701 -- 474-531

At Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, live blues and rock play the outdoor amphitheater at night, and on Sunday mornings some of the town’s most powerful voices belt out gospel songs during the popular brunch. Stubb’s Bar-B-Q: 801 Red River St., Austin TX 78701 -- 480-8341

A genuine Texas honky-tonk, the Broken Spoke on South Lamar Boulevard gives visitors a true slice of vintage Texana. Broken Spoke: 3201 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin TX 78704 -- 442-6189

Austin’s young, hip, professional crowd heads to the Warehouse District for fine dining, great music, and cool drinks. Warehouse District: 478-0098