Drink beer for dogs, engage in a triathlon, laugh at a comedy show and more. Check out what's happening this month in Austin.


The third annual May Market will run every Friday and Saturday beginning April 28 and ending May 29. Blue Genie Art Bazaar hosts the market as a spring shopping and art event consisting of over 100 regional artists and artisans. The event is family friendly and will include a raffle and samples of locally made items.Through May 31 - DRINK BEER FOR DOGS

Barks for Beers is Divine Canines’ annual fundraising event to support more than 140 active dog-handler teams equipped to provide free therapy dog services for older adults and hospitalized patients. For $30, participants can purchase the 2023 Divine Canines pint glass and “pawsport.” Participating breweries will allow one pour at each brewery. Visit the website for the list of participating breweries.


May 19 through 20 - LAUGH AT A COMEDY SHOW

Steve Martin and Martin Short will bring their “You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today!” show to Bass Concert Hall on May 19 and 20. Martin and Short met in 1986 on the set of a film and have been touring as a comedy duo since 2015.May 21 - ATTEND A MIMOSA PARTY

The second annual Mimosa Fest will feature live music, food trucks, vendors and mimosas at Wanderlust Wine Collective. The event celebrates National Mimosa Day and tickets include bottomless mimosas. The celebration includes a mimosa contest, and attendees can nominate their favorite restaurant or bar in Austin. The event is 21+.May 25-28 - ATTEND A FOOD FESTIVAL

Hot Luck, started by Aaron Franklin and other Austin restaurateurs, is a three-day festival honoring soul food, barbecue, flamed eats, tailgates and community. The event includes three separate food events and live music. Proceeds fund the Southern Smoke Foundation, a nonprofit for food and beverage workers. Prices, times and locations vary.



The Ascension Seton CapTex Tri sponsored by Life Time Fitness will take place on Memorial Day in downtown Austin. Participants will swim in Lady Bird Lake, bike downtown, and run through Butler Park and finish at Auditorium Shores. Snacks and drinks will be provided after the race.
  • Times vary.
  • $159-$359.
  • Auditorium Shores. 900 W. Riverside Drive, Austin.
  • www.captextri.com