Here are a few events happening around South Austin in April and May

The Central Texas Airshow is one of the many events happening in and around South Austin in May.

The Central Texas Airshow is one of the many events happening in and around South Austin in May.

Your ultimate local guide for events and dates of note in April and May

Entertainment at The Barn
The Barn on Brodie Lane hosts a variety of events
each week, including trivia and music.
6218 Brodie Lane, Austin

26 Geeks Who Drink Trivia, 8 p.m.
27 Jason Kee of Memphis Kee, 7 p.m.
28 Bad Advice, 7 p.m.

3   Geeks Who Drink Trivia, 8 p.m.
4   Fred Spence, 7 p.m.
5   Southside Sheiks, 7 p.m.
10  Geeks Who Drink Trivia, 8 p.m.
11 Durawa with special guest Linda Gail Lewis, 7 p.m.
17 Geeks Who Drink Trivia, 8 p.m.
18 Woot Talley and the Box, 7 p.m.
19  Hell Yeah and the Maybes, 7 p.m.

April 27

The Musical Collage returns for its third year
Local musicians perform in a rapid-fire succession on three stages, with proceeds benefiting Power for Parkinsons. 7-10 p.m. $100 per person (dinner and drinks included). Gather (The Hub), 5540 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-464-1277.

April 28

Sunset Valley hosts its annual arts festival
The city’s 12th annual festival features works by local artists as well as live music, food and family entertainment. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Toney Burger Center parking lot, 3200 Jones Road, Sunset Valley.

April 28

The Austin Gorilla Ball showcases brewery
The event includes beer tasting, food and music and benefits the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund. Brews include Thirsty Planet and and others. 6-10 p.m. $75. Thirsty Planet Brewing Co., 8201 S. Congress Ave. 720-524-0272.

April 28-29

Take a contemporary Brazilian dance workshop
Dance Africa Fest welcomes dancer-choreographer Rosangela Silvestre for a two-day workshop exploring Brazilian dance and its roots. 2-4:45 p.m. $17-$60. Balance Dance Studios, 4544 S. Lamar Blvd.

Worth the Trip: May 4-6

Airshow flies into Central Texas
Presented by the Georgetown Pilot’s Association, the three-day airshow features aircraft from the past and present as well as World War II re-enactments, comedy acts and other entertainment. 4-9 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.) Tickets range from $5-$45. Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport, 7720-F Airport Road, Temple.

Election Days

May 5 and 22
For some Central Texas entities, including Dripping Springs ISD, May 5 marks the official election day for 2018. Following the March 6 Texas primary election, multiple runoff elections for  statewide and district races will also be held May 22.

May 5

Make a mini living wall
Guests can create a mini living wall in a hands-on, do-it-yourself class. Wine, beer and soft drinks are served, and materials are provided. 2-4 p.m. $55. Articulture Designs, 6405 Manchaca Road. 512-762-5228.

May 5

Fourth annual Down & Derby comes to Austin
The Shade Project hosts an annual fundraiser to fight skin cancer. Cocktails, food, a live auction, live entertainment and dancing, casino play and derby games are included. 4-9 p.m. $100. Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal Lane. 512-266-0500.

May 5-6

Pecan Street Festival returns with spring fun
The oldest and largest art festival in Central Texas includes musicians, food vendors, artists and craftspeople along historic “Pecan Street” in downtown Austin. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free attendance. Various locations on Sixth Street.

May 6

Participate in the annual Silicon Labs Sunshine Run
Races include a 10K, timed and untimed 5Ks, a Kids K and a Fastest Dog 5K. Proceeds benefit Austin Sunshine Camps. 7:30 a.m. $29 entry. Vic Mathias Shores, 900 W. Riverside Drive. 512-618-0123.

May 10

Catch a movie in the park
Austin Parks Foundation presents “The Emperor’s New Groove” at Dick Nichols Park. Blankets, lawn chairs, picnics and leashed dogs are welcome. Alcoholic beverages, glass and plastic foam are not permitted. 8:45 p.m. Free. Dick Nichols District Park, 8011 Beckett Road. 512-477-1566.

May 12

Learn to garden with cacti and succulents
The Travis County Master Gardeners Association sponsors seminars the second Saturday of each month May-September, including May’s workshop on cacti and succulents. 10 a.m.-noon. Free (park fee required). Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs. 512-477-8672

May 12-13, 19-20

Brian Phillips opens his wood studio to the public
Salvaged-wood artist Brian Phillips opens his Austin art studio to the public for viewing for two weekends in May. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Art by Brian Phillips Studio, 6203 Glen Meadow Drive.

May 19

Enjoy the Festival of Good
Goodnight Ranch hosts an annual Festival of Good to celebrate “good things” in Austin. The event includes local food trucks, music and more. Various vendors will also be on-site. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 5900 Corrine Lane. 512-765-9547.

May 19

Run in Austin’s oldest 5K
The event includes a 5K, a Kids Mile and the Daisy Dash. Participants receive a shirt and medal. Proceeds of the Daisy 5K benefit Marathon Kids, a local children’s running group. 6:30 a.m. $10-$33. Camp Mabry, 2200 W. 35th St.

By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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