Movie series, artist receptions and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown May 16-19

Learn about the history of Georgetown at the Williamson Museum.

Learn about the history of Georgetown at the Williamson Museum.


  1. GTX Film mixer
    GTX Film monthly mixers provide a space for networking for film and entertainment industry professionals in Georgetown.

5:45-8 p.m. Free. Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave., Georgetown. 512-818-0472.

2. J.U. Salvant artist reception
Joan Usner Salvant’s paintings and drawings are found in the art collections of two U.S. presidents, a former first lady and the National Museum for Women in the Arts. Her work will be displayed at the Georgetown Library May 12-June 14. The public reception will allow visitors to see the exhibit, meet the artist and enjoy refreshments and conversation.

6-8 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551.


3. Adultish 'Summer Sips'
The Georgetown Public Library hosts “Summer Sips” as part of its Adultish program. The event includes tastings of hard seltzer, shandies and sangria. Snack pairings and a talk with staff will accompany each drink. Must be 21 years or older.

8:30 p.m. Free; tickets required. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551.

4. Sunset Movie Series
The monthly movie series features “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse.” Attendees should bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks.

8 p.m. Free. Garey Park, 6450 FM 2243. 512-930-3595.


5. Marking History
Georgetown’s historical markers come to life in downtown Georgetown. Take a stroll around and meet the characters who built the city.

10 a.m.-noon. Free. The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-943-1674.

Worth the trip: Saturday-Sunday

Austin Record Convention
The Austin Record Convention is the largest sale of recorded music in the country with over 300 different dealers and 40,000 sq. ft. of floor space.

10 a.m. $5; admission is good for both days. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road., Austin. 512-404-4500.
By Ali Linan

Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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Mickie Ross has served as the executive director of The Williamson Museum since 2010, according to a Feb. 14 news release. (Courtesy The Williamson Museum)
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The distillery will be located on the site of the former City Council chambers. (Courtesy Hitch Hall)
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