Cinco de Mayo celebrations and other events in Northwest Austin this weekend, May 5-7

Asian Pacific American Food & Heritage Festival is May 6.

Asian Pacific American Food & Heritage Festival is May 6.

Cinco de Mayo isn’t the only celebration going on this weekend. Here’s a look at other events happening in the Northwest Austin area.

Friday


Cinco de Mayo
Chuy's Ruby Red RitaSeveral Northwest Austin establishments celebrate the day with drink specials and festivities. Lavaca Street Bar, 11420 Rock Rose Ave., Ste. 100, Austin, has frozen margaritas, a photo booth and other swag. Chuy’s hosts celebrations through Sunday at its six Austin locations, which includes at 11680 Research Blvd., Austin. Specials include an all-day happy hour and $1 off Coronas. www.lavacastdomain.com, www.facebook.com/chuyshwy183

First Fridays at Domain Northside
Domain Northside kicks off the first of its monthly series this week. Select stores will offer customers discounts and specials, including a signature cocktail at Guideboat, a complimentary beverage and 10 percent off at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and a free mystery tee bat with every $150 purchase as Marine Layer. Ruby & The Reckless performs live music. 5-8 p.m. Domain Boulevard at Domain Northside. www.domainnorthside.com

10th annual HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands
Austin-based businesses create their own bands and showcase their talents in the competition. Fan favorite voting is now live. Proceeds benefit Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, which provides access to affordable health care for low-income musicians. 7 p.m. $10. Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin. 512-541-4226. www.haamcbob.org

Love for Loro City Wide Garage Sale
The sale continues through Saturday, and all profits from the sale benefit children from Loro, Uganda, who walk an average of 5 kilometers a day to go to school. Donations are accepted at East Space and All Saints Episcopal Church, 209 W. 27th St., daily from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. leading up to the sale. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.). Free (admission). East Space, 2009 Airport Blvd., Austin. 936-635-6393. www.frontporchaustin.org/events

Saturday


CelebrASIA
The Asian Pacific American Food & Heritage Festival features an artisan marketplace, cultural performances, food booths, culinary demonstrations, a heritage showcase, children’s activities and games. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (admission). Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road, Austin. 512-974-1700. www.austintexas.gov/aarc

Vinyl swap
The Austin Record Convention is the largest sale of recorded music in the United States and includes more than 300 deals selling over 1 million 78s, 45s, LPs, CDs and 8-track tapes. The convention continues through Sunday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). $5 (admission). Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin. www.austinrecords.com
By Amy Denney
Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and then senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition and covering transportation. She is now managing editor for the nine publications in the Central Texas area.


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