This weekend’s top events feature a range of music, meals, and movement certain to suit every local’s interest. Indulge in seasonal flavors with fellow foodies at Farm to Plate or get a tattoo during Native Hostel’s birthday bash, because why not? For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, May 9
Sustainable Food Center presents Farm to Plate
Sustainable Food Center invites locals to sip, stroll, and celebrate the richness of the Austin food community. Farm to Plate will feature seasonal bites crafted by dozens of chefs from the city’s most acclaimed restaurants at Barr Mansion. In addition to countless sweet and savory eats, guests can enjoy scores of artisan cocktails and local wine, beer, and spirits to complement the palate. Additional highlights include live music, a silent auction, interactive activities, and more. To see a full list of participating chefs and to purchase tickets, visit the Farm to Plate website.
Friday, May 10
Ballet Austin present Giselle
Ballet Austin heads to The Long Center for the Performing Arts to perform 19th century classic Giselle. Written during the Romantic Era, Giselle is a mystical tale of a peasant girl who dies of a broken heart. Performances through May 12.
Texas Burlesque Festival
Things are sure to get fabulous and fierce as The Long Center becomes the epicenter of all things sexy. The 2019 Texas Burlesque Festival includes a barrage of tantalizing performances by alluring dancers from Texas and beyond. Audiences can expect strip tease routines ranging from classic glove-and-garter peels to outlandish takes on pop culture legends. This year’s headliners include Coco Lectric, Mr. Gorgeous, Ophelia Flame, and Gina Bon Bon. Visit the festival website for tickets.
Native Hostel presents 2nd Birthday Party
Native Hostel celebrates two years of being one of the east side's coolest hangouts with an equally badass birthday party. The free shindig features an ice luge, barbecue, music in the garage, games, shots, and waffle fry nachos for one special day. Party guests can also get a new tattoo on-site courtesy of Josh Kendrick and East End Tattoos if so inclined.
Sunday, May 12
KUTX, HEB Central Market & Biontegrity present Strings In The Park with Kevin Russell
Central Market on North Lamar Boulevard transforms into an outdoor music venue for an afternoon of family-friendly fun. Strings in the Park offers a live performance by Kevin Russell, aka Shinyribs. Attendees can enjoy the free public concert and pop inside Central Market to purchase provisions. Picnic blankets are welcome.