Looking to attend local events in Richardson? Check out this month's to-do list for all the latest happenings in your community.

May events

May 6-7 | Attend a juried art show

The semiannual Cottonwood Art Festival features work from the nation’s top visual artists. Illinois-based painter Karina Llergo is the featured artist, with work known for capturing the energy of the human body in motion. She has attended a variety of art festivals across the U.S., earning a number of best-of-show and outstanding-achievement awards for her work. The festival also includes live music, dining options and a creative children’s area.
  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (May 6), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (May 7).
  • Free (admission).
  • Cottonwood Park, 1301 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson.
  • 972-744-4580. www.cottonwoodartfestival.com
May 7 | Listen to the Richardson Community Band

The Richardson Community Band performs at the Charles W. Eisemann Center. According to a press release, the band’s performance celebrates all things royal, from the queen of England to Queen Bey and Leslie Massenburg, the “queen of bassoon.” Tickets can be purchased online.May 12-June 4 | Enjoy a play at the Core Theatre

The Core Theatre hosts performances of the play “Our Town” May 12-June 4. Written by Thornton Wilder and directed by James Hansen Prince, “Our Town” explores the relationship between two young neighbors, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance before culminating in marriage, according to the event’s description.May 14 Listen to works by a Richardson native

The Lone Star Youth Winds will close out their 2022-23 concert season with a Mother’s Day concert at the Eisemann Center celebrating the music of composer Frank Ticheli. According to a press release, Ticheli, a Richardson native, is one of the preeminent and world-renowned composers of wind band music seeking to capture the “Americana spirit” and will be in attendance at the performance. Tickets can be purchased online.May 14 Check out an Arizona country band

Arizona country band Last Train to Juarez performs at the Six Springs Tavern. Formed in late 2018, the band has created a sound that captures the spirit of “real country music,” according to the event’s description. The band mostly plays original music, but attendees can hear cover songs by artists such as Hank Williams Jr. and Merle Haggard.
  • Show starts at 7 p.m.
  • Tickets can be purchased online. $12.
  • Six Springs Tavern, 147 N. Plano Road, Richardson.
  • 469-917-3040. www.sixspringslive.com.
May 17 Find a favorite wine

As part of the CityLine class series, Tricky Fish at CityLine hosts a wine tasting May 17 in the CityLine Plaza. Those who attend can gain the knowledge needed to choose a favorite glass of wine, as experts progress through a curated selection of wines while teaching about each, according to the event’s description. Attendees are greeted with a glass of prosecco alongside different pours of wines from a wine list. Each wine has been selected to pair perfectly with seafood bites from the Tricky Fish menu.May 19-21 | Rock out at the Wildflower Festival

The Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival returns in May to the Galatyn Park Urban Center. The three-day festival features live music, a battle of the bands, a songwriting competition and more. Headliners include X Ambassadors, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, and Jimmie Vaughan and The Tilt-A-Whirl Band.
  • 6 p.m.-midnight (May 19), 11 a.m.-midnight (May 20), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (May 21).
  • $35 (single day), $75 (three-day pass), free (age 12 and under).
  • Galatyn Park Urban Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson.
  • www.wildflowerfestival.com.