Karaoke, Comic Con and more: Northwest Austin To-Do List for May and June

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May

May 29

Austin’s most talented seniors on display

In continuation of its celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian American Resource Center is hosting a luncheon and talent show for Austin’s senior population. Limited lunch and transportation for the event is available. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free with RSVP. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road, Austin. 512-974-1700. www.austintexas.gov/aarc

May 31

Celebrate horror movies with beer and vampires

The first annual Nosferatu Festival takes over 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative and Kick Butt Café for a weekend of horror movie screenings, costume contests, merchandise vendors, original artwork galleries and more. 8 p.m., May 31-June 2. Times vary. $40-$100. 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative, 10615 Metric Blvd., Austin, and Kick Butt Café, 5775 Airport Blvd., Austin. www.nosferatufestival.com

Play tabletop games

June

June 01

Play tabletop games

Dragon’s Lair is hosting a gaming party for International Tabletop Day, which is a celebration of classic and innovative tabletop games. The store will be hosting gaming events all day. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Free. Dragon’s Lair, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. B1, Austin. 512-454-2399. www.dlair.net

June 02

Splash into summer at Shalom Austin’s pool

Shalom Austin hosts Splash Bash, a family-friendly event with swimming, pool games, live music, food vendors and more. This event is happening regardless of weather conditions. The Jewish Community Center is offering a zero-dollar registration fee for all new members during this event, and membership is open to all guests of the community. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Shalom Austin Jewish Community Center Pool, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin.

512-735-8000. www.shalomaustin.org

June 07

Sing the night away with free karaoke at H Mart

 

Asian grocery market H Mart in May launched karaoke nights in the store, now occurring every other week. H Mart offers 99 cent drink specials on select beers as well as specials on $9.99 bottles of wine during its karaoke nights. Special prizes are up for grabs for anyone who sings a K-pop song. 6-10 p.m. Free. H Mart, 11301 Lakeline Blvd., Austin. 737-717-6900. www.hmart.com

Taste of North Austin

June 08

Taste of North Austin

Restaurants from Northwest Austin will be offering food and beverage samples at the 12th annual Taste of North Austin. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $20 per wristband. The Domain (between Macy’s and Neiman Marcus), 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin. 512-873-8099. www.simon.com/mall/the-domain

June 08

Say aloha to fun at Oskar Blues’ Hawaiian party

Oskar Blues Brewery and Austin-based funk band Honey Made host Hawaiian Night at the Northwest Austin brewery. Attendees are encouraged to wear Hawaiian clothes to enjoy a night of music, dancing, prize drawings and craft beer. 7-9 p.m. Free. Oskar Blues Brewery, 10420 Metric Blvd., Austin.

512-243-7054. www.oskarblues.com

Greater Austin Comic Con

June 15

Greater Austin Comic Con

Austin’s annual celebration of comics, video games and pop culture features merchandise vendors, gaming competitions and cosplay contests. Celebrity guests include comic book creators, professional wrestlers, actors and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $30-$50. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. www.greateraustincomiccon.com

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Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the reporter for Northwest Austin.
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