Stuff you gotta do in Austin: May 2010 edition

Wednesday May 5th – Cinco de Mayo

La Condesa Cinco De Mayo Block Party – downtown Austin/2nd St – 5 to 10pm FREE

Mexican street food, live music from Brownout & Ocote Soul Sounds (wow) plus others…

Sponsored by The Austinist –

Thursday May 6th

Texas Mamma Jamma Ride Kick-Off Party  – GSDM Idea City 828 W 6th St – 6 to 8 pm

The Mamma Jamma Ride takes place in September to raise money for Breast Cancer – come to the kick-off party to learn more and have fun! –  see the FLYER for info

Salsa Workshop
Mexican American Cultural Center – 600 River St 6-7  pm $10
Then after – Salsa music night! Pura Salsa Dance Social with 100% Salsa Music
8:30 – 10 pm
Free & Open to the Public

Live Music by Orquesta Trabuko

Friday May 7th

No Pants Day – do i really need to elaborate?

Couple o great shows:

Ben Folds at Stubbs

Shearwater at the Parish

Friday AND Saturday May 7th & 8th

The Revival Festival – Nutty Brown Amphitheatre  – starts at 6:45 Both evenings

ummmm – Jerry Lee Lewis???? The Blasters??? The Supersuckers? Insane line up – Rockabilly, country, honkeytonk, americana, pretty much music perfection – Line-up ect HERE

Contemporary Art Trunk Show & Vintage Posters – Art on 5th 1501 W 5th

Lots of fine art originals for sale, along with European Vintage posters –

Saturday May 8th

Chuy’s Hot To Trot 5k & Kid K – Chuy’s on William Cannon

Race, Rattle & Roll w/Elvis! Proceeds go to Special Olympics Texas – Register info HERE

Japanese May Festival  – O’Henry Middle School 2610 W 1oth – 12:30 to 4:30 pm

Taiko Drums, japanese food, caligraphy, origami!  get some scoop at the Japan-America society website

Active Live Movement Festival – Toney Burger Center, 3200 Jones, Rd – 11 am to 3 pm

FREE celebration of healthy & active lifestyles. Wii Games, Rock Climbing wall, Inflatable obstacle course, more!

Saturday & Sunday May 8th & 9th

Big Gay Garage Sale – it is what it is – benefits Austin Pride – Facebook Inivite HERE

Sunday May 9th

Mothers Day! I suggest hinting heavily at some kind of pampering at Milk & Honey Spa if you are a mom 🙂

Sweet Songs Music for Families – Big Red Sun 1102 East Cesar Chavez – 10:30 to 12:30

Benefits Mother’s milk bank! Mother’s Day Brunch and CD release party featuring the music of local Austin Mama Musicians – Big Red Sun has such a groovy atmosphere, this sounds really lovely. go here for the scoop

Arts & Crafts Sidewalk Sale at the Art Pad – 4520 Burnet Rd – 9 am to 4 pm

Sale of new & used art supplies such as brushes, pencils, color pencils, mosaic supplies, kids craft kits, misc. craft supplies, frames, fabric & notions, books, gift items, home decor, t-shirts, toys & much more!

Bemba’s 2nd Annual Mother’s Day Picnic, Momma! I love you  – Alma de Mujer 13621 FM 2769 – 11 am to 6pm – $20

there will be workshops in nature, photography, and more.  On-site massage picnicking, food vendors, silent auction, sports and 22 acres of hiking. Last year I brough Hula Hoops! There’s also live music with  Sarah Harris, Margo Valiante, Dawni McCray and Suzanna Choffel headlining  – ticket info and details HERE

Saturday May 15th

2nd Annual Public Hoop Out hosted by!  Wholefoods Upstairs Courtyard – 10:30 to 1:30

Laura Scarborough of Hoopcirle will teach an informal class & synchronized HOOP jam at 12:30 – this is so rediculously fun I want to see everyone there!  Hoops will be availabe for Sale too! Facebook invite HERE.  My TWEETVITE >>> HOOP UP

Austin’s Family Nature Crawl – all ages and FREE

A morning of family friendly superfun nature exploration starting at the Austin Nature and Science Center and moving on to The Redbud Center and The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center before finishing with a midday celebration at REI Downtown. Check out the Nature Rocks Austin website for deets

Friday May 21st AND Saturday May 22nd

Pachanga Fest – Fiesta Gardens – 2101 Jesse Segovia

Unbelievably cool Latin music festival – check Line up, schedge, ticket info ect…HERE!

Saturday  May 22nd

O. Henry Pun-off – O. Henry Museum  409 East 5th Street – 11 am – FREE

Live music, punny stuff, book sale, BBQ – plus the info website is called

Sunday May 23rd

Austin Urban Vet Center Grand Opening  – 710 W 5th St – 12 to 4 pm – FREE

Pet adoption, moonwalk, raffles, food n stuff  – pets welcome!  see the FLYER

May 27th to June 13thKerrville Folk Festival!

Camp for 3 weeks, a weekend, or go for a day and stay in a hotel like I do! It’s more than the music, it’s a lifestyle. The campsites themselves are a whole other experience, amazing jams to be found. This is one of my fave events ever. Check out the incredible line up and all the schedule HERE

Thursday May 27th

Wounded Warrior Dinner

The CapTexTri is hosting a dinner in conjuntion with the Triathalon (See May 30th & 31st) to honor men and women of the armed forces and ensure the significance of Memorial Day to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project. Check the website to see how to be a part of this inspiring event.

Austin Wine & Music Festival  – The Domain shopping Center

Yummy & Fun – what else???  HERE is the scoop – Great music Line up – especially Mickey & the Motorcars on the saturday night

May 29th & 30th

Fiesta Amistad – at Old Settlers Association – 3300 Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock

Huge hispanic fetival, tons of food and music – El Amistad Club of Round Rock

Monday May 31st

Capitol of Texas Triathalon – there is still time to register!

The Capital of Texas Triathlon has become an exciting event that happens downtown in the Capital of Austin, Texas. Attracting first timers, relay-ers, age groupers, and Professional triathletes from around the globe. One of the most exciting and spectator friendly races in the country! check the website for how to register, volunteer or go watch the fun

I’m sure I’ll be adding more stuff as it appears in my radar!!

What are YOU doing this month???

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