Austin May 1 Events

Austin Monday, May 1 Events


Shakespeare Under the Stars
Meet the most charismatic villain ever to command a stage - Shakespeare's Richard III—the man audiences have loved to hate for 400 years. Location: Sheffield Hillside Theatre, Zilker Park. Call 512-454-BARD for more details.

Balcones Songbird Festival
The Balcones Songbird Festival is a celebration of nature through a collection of interpretive events to experience birds, butterflies, and wildflowers. Baclones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. Call 512-339-9432 for more details.

Welcome to Arroyo's
Welcome to Arroyo's is an emotional story about love, family and finding yourself in a changing world. From one of the hottest young writers in New York, this hip-hop spin on the American dream features two live DJs who narrate the story and keep the music spinning. Location: The State Theatre. Call 866-4-GET-TIX for tickets.

Don Giovanni
He’s an incorrigible ladies man; handsome, charming, with a catalog of conquests that already numbers 2,065, and he’s intent on adding more. But this story of Don Juan includes a darker side of a man with a hair-trigger temper whose conquests come to a fiery finale when he contemptuously invites death itself to join him for an opulent feast. For many music-lovers, it’s quite simple: Don Giovanni is the greatest opera ever written. Location: Bass Concert Hall. Call 512-472-5992 for more info.

Bat Watching
The 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that live beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge take flight in a mass exodus each night at dusk. Located at Congress Ave. & Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78704.

The Exonerated
This gripping new drama tells the true stories of six Death Row inmates wrongly convicted of murder who, in the face of new evidence, were freed with their innocence proclaimed and their lives reclaimed. Taken from over 40 interviews with persons falling through the cracks of our justice system, their unforgettable stories are told in their own words. Location: Zachary Scott Theatre. Call 512-476-0541 for more info.

Shear Madness. The longest-running comedy in ZACH's history returns in an all-new production! It's murder among the curlers in this hilarious whodunit where you play armchair detective, uncover the secrets, and help an outrageous cast of characters solve the crime amidst a trendy Austin hair salon. Location: Zachary Scott Theater
Call 512-476-0541.

The Vietnam Experience. The Vietnam Experience is strongly interpreted in this selection of 22 paintings, watercolors, and drawings by six combat artists.
These paintings and drawings give a visual sense of the Vietnam War, from the colors and landscape to the people and the adrenaline-charged combat actions. The paintings capture the surprise attacks of the guerilla conflict, the vigil River Patrol Boats maintained in keeping rivers open, and eyewitness accounts of the dangers of this war. Location: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. Call 512-721-0200 for details.

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