Austin May 5 Events

Austin Friday, May 5 Events


Cinco De Mayo Music Festival
Event celebrates Mexico’s independence from France with live music, food, arts and crafts, carnival rides and jalapeno eating contests. Location: Fiesta Gardens. Call 512-867-1999 for more details.

The Whole Bead Show Austin
At The Whole Bead Show® you will find beads of precious and semi-precious gems, silver and gold, vintage and contemporary glass and crystal, handmade and hand blown, natural and plastic; buttons; findings; charms; pendants; and some pre-made jewelry. The Whole Bead Show® is open to the public, both retail and wholesale. Wholesale buyers need to bring a resale license and business card to be registered as a wholesale buyer. Location: Palmer Event Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd. Call 530-265-2544 for more details.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Austin Symphony Orchestra
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has been tagged as one of the hottest, hippest, coolest bands around. This sensational septet of swingers will raise the roof with their contagious high energy performance. Come ready to cut a rug and dance the night away with BBVD and the Austin Symphony. Location: Palmer Events Center. Call 888-4-MAESTRO for more details.

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.

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.

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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