It's all about cats, Cinco de Mayo, and COTA during this weekend’s top five things to do in Austin. See some of the biggest names in hip-hop perform live at JMBLYA or celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the El Chilito crew. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, May 2
Paramount Theatre presents David Sedaris
Legendary satirist David Sedaris gets personal at the Bass Concert Hall. Beloved around the world for his personal essays and short stories, Sedaris shares more on his writing — and his incisive social critiques — with a live audience. Select tickets are still available.
Friday, May 3
The 1975 in concert with Pale Waves and No Rome
English pop rock band The 1975 comes to Austin in support of their 2018 album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. Originally formed in 2002, the group behind hits including “Somebody Else” and “Robbers” has consistently topped charts in the U.K. and beyond with their global fanbase. Pale Waves and No Rome join the band at the Austin360 Amphitheater as opening acts.
Saturday, May 4
POP Cats present Cat, Pop and Art Festival
POP Cats returns with a fun (and fur-packed) festival at the Palmer Events Center. The two-day event has cat playgrounds, music, cat adoptions, tattoos, pet influencers, and more. Festival-goers can also expect talented artists, workshops, and the chance to shop exclusive pet brands. Purchase tickets and view the full schedule on the festival website.
Hip-hop superstars take the Circuit of The Americas stages for a full day of high-energy performances you don’t want to miss. This year’s JMBLYA features headliners include Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Kevin Gates, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again. Additional artists on the stacked roster include Gunna, Bhad Bhabie, Blueface, City Girls, and Lil Nas X. General admission and a range of VIP ticket options are still available.
Sunday, May 5
El Chilito Tacos Y Cafe presents Cinco de Mayo Pig Roast
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with authentic eats, live music, and ice cold cervezas at El Chilito on Manor Road. The East Austin eatery hosts its signature pig roast with a Mexican-inspired twist. Guests can eat their fill of $2 crispy pork tacos and enjoy $2 beer, $2 micheladas, and $2 mimosas all Sunday Funday long. Additional highlights include musical performances, swag giveaways, and even a crack at whacking the Cinco de Mayo piñata. Admission is free.