Things to do in Austin in May 2013

Posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at 9:38am.

May is here! And with another new month comes a great new list of things to do in our Austin! This month, we’ll enjoy multiple holidays (Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day) and plenty of festivals as well. Whether you’re looking to do a 5K fun run, laugh ‘til it hurts with the Who’s Line cast or enjoy music from world famous performers, you’ll find it all in Austin this month.

Here are some of our favorite things to do this May in Austin:

May 1st

Jewel Greatest Hits Tour

8:00 PM

The Moody Theater

More information: www.acl-live.com

 

May 2nd

First Thursdays on SOCO South Congress Ave.

Shopping & Food on South Congress Avenue

More information: www.firstthursday.info

 

First Thursday in downtown Buda

More information: http://ci.buda.us

 

May 3rd

Spring Concert in The Park: Suede

Elizabeth Milburn Park, Cedar Park

More information: www.cedarparktexas.gov/index.aspx?page=451

 

First Friday in downtown Georgetown

More information: http://visit.georgetown.org/first-friday-june-3

 

May 3rd-4th

Viva Cinco De Mayo

Texas’ official state-wide menudo cook-off

Hays County Civic Center, San Marcos

More information: www.co.hays.tx.us/index.php/business/civic-center

 

May 4th

Sixto Rodriguez w/ guest Jenny O.

8:00 PM

Frank Erwin Center

More information: http://uterwincenter.com/events

 

Shiner Gasp

Fun cycling event in Shiner, TX

More information: www.shiner.com/shinergasp

 

2nd Annual Wimberley Classic

12:00-8:00 PM

Music, food, and more at The Hill Country Bel Canto Farms

More information: www.wimberley.org/d/10133929_12663.htm

 

Round Rock the Boat Regatta

Boat race with homemade cardboard ships. Will your boat be sea-worthy?

Old Settlers Park, Round Rock

More information: www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=1413

 

May 4th-5th

Pecan Street Festival

Food vendors, performing artists, and more at this annual festival

More information: www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com

 

May 5th

The Rookie Triathlon

8:00 AM

Walter E. Long Park, Austin

More information: www.therookietri.com/default.asp

 

MLF Family 5k and Kids Fun Run

8:00 AM

Cedar Park High School

More information: www.mlffamily5k.org

 

Doc Severinsen & The San Miguel Five

Famous band leader Doc Severinsen leads The San Miguel Five in a performance of exciting Latin jazz

7:00 PM

The Long Center, Austin

More information: www.thelongcenter.org

 

May 7th

Diana Krall

8:00 PM

ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin

More information: www.acl-live.com

 

May 10th

The Killers w/ special guest The Virgins

8:00 PM

Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park

More information: www.cedarparkcenter.com

 

May 10-11th

Pachanga Latino Music Festival

Latin-themed music, food and arts festival

Fiesta Gardens, Austin

More information: http://pachangafest.com

 

May 10-12th

Ballet Austin presents Giselle

A great ballet classic

The Long Center, Austin

More information: www.thelongcenter.org

 

May 11th

Muddy Buddy Run

7:15 AM

Flat Creek Crossing Ranch, Johnson City

More information: http://muddybuddy.competitor.com/events/austin-mud-run/

 

Texas Rollergirls

5:15 PM

Texecutioners vs. 5280 Fight Club

The Firing Squad vs. The Contenders

The Austin Convention Center

More information: www.texasrollergirls.org

 

May 11th-12th

The Little Mermaid Musical

2:00 PM & 6:00 PM

Erin Doherty Studios at TexARTS, Lakeway

More information: http://www.tex-arts.org/tlm.html

 

May 12th

Mother’s Day

 

May 15th

Il Divo

8:00 PM

The Moody Theater, Austin

More information: www.acl-live.com

 

Dark Side of the Moon – The Music of Pink Floyd

7:30 PM

The Long Center, Austin

More information: www.thelongcenter.org

 

May 15th- June 16th

Harvey

ZACH Theatre, Austin

More information: www.zachtheatre.org

 

May 16th

Body & Soul

8:00 PM

The Long Center, Austin

More information: www.thelongcenter.org

 

May 16-19th

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy

Skating, special effects, characters, memories and more

Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park

More information: www.cedarparkcenter.com

 

May 16-17th

Austin Latino New Play Festival

8:00 PM

The Long Center, Austin

More information: www.teatrovivo.org

 

May 17th

Whose Live Anyway?

8:00 PM

Starring Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten & Jeff B. Davis

The Long Center, Austin

More information: http://thelongcenter.org/event/whose-live-anyway/

 

May 18th

Lakeway Indoor Garage Sale

More information: http://laketravis.com/events/lakeway-indoorgarage-sale-2/

 

O. Henry Pun-Off

Possibly the Punniest show you’ll ever see

O. Henry Museum, Austin

More information: http://punpunpun.com

 

 

May 19th

Deutschen Pfest 5K Pfun Run, Walk & Kids K

8:00 AM

Pflugerhall Parking Lot, Pflugerville

More information: http://tx-pflugerville3.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=1159

 

Scooby-Doo Live!

Scooby and the gang in this musical special

Frank Erwin Center

More information: http://uterwincenter.com/events/2013/scooby-doo-live

 

May 19-26th

Heaven~Earth~One

Aerial dance performance

The Long Center, Austin

More information: www.thelongcenter.org

 

May 22nd-23rd

Paul McCartney’s 2013 “Out There” Tour

Frank Erwin Center

More information: http://uterwincenter.com/events

 

May 23rd -June 9th

Kerrville Folk Festival

Live folk music and children’s activities

More information: http://kerrville-music.com

 

May 23rd-26th

AMODA presents Protos Digital Art & Prototyping Festival

Film screenings, workshops, speakers, digital art, dance and visual performances

Long Center Rollins Theatre, Austin

More information: www.amoda.org

 

May 25-26th

44th Annual Fiesta Amistad

Live music, food, and family activities.

Next to the Dell Diamond, Round Rock

More information: www.elamistadclub.com

 

May 25-27th

Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday

More information: www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/tx96_1331/

 

May 26th

103.5 BOB’S Birthday Bash

8:00 PM

Featuring Hall & Oates

The Moody Theater, Austin

More information: www.acl-live.com

 

May 27th

Memorial Day

 

2013 Capital of Texas Triathlon

6:45 AM

Auditorium Shores, Austin

www.captextri.com

 

May 30-June 2nd

Georgetown Festival of the Arts 2013

Music of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Arensky

More information: www.gtownfestival.org

 

May 31-June 1st

Violinist Vadim Gluzma combines traditional pieces with modern twists

8:00 PM

Dell Hall, Austin

More information: www.austinsymphony.org/events

 

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