One last blast of Austin parties and shows for May

Wait! The spring social and arts seasons are not over. We blend together the last bast of events here.

May 8-10: Texas Women for the Arts from the Texas Cultural Trust. Various locations.


May 11: Due West for West Austin Studio Tour. Dougherty Arts Center.

May 11: 70th Birthday Bash for Barton Springs Bathhouse. Driskill Hotel.

May 12-14: Ballet Austin’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Long Center.

May 12: Reach for the Stars benefiting Ann Richard School. Four Seasons Hotel.

May 12-21: West Austin Studio Tour. Various Locations.


May 12-21: Fashion X Austin. Various locations.

May 13: Heart Ball for American Heart Association. JW Marriott.

May 13: Paramount Theatre Galas with Earth, Wind & Fire. Paramount Theatre.


May 13-14: Art of the Pot Studio Ceramics Tour and Sale. Various locations.

May 14: Real World Music Showcase for Anthropos Arts. Emo’s Austin.

May 15: Emancipet 18 Anniversary Luncheon. Four Seasons Hotel.


May 16: Great Futures Spring Luncheon. Hilton Austin.

May 18: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” transfers to Kleberg Stage. Zach Theatre.

May 19-20: Austin Symphony Masterworks with Gabriela Montero. Long Center.

May 20: Austin Humane Society Pup Crawl. Various locations.

May 20: Bats, Birds and Barbecue for EarthShare of Texas. Bracken Cave.


May 20-21: Chorus Austin presents “Southwest Voices.” Various locations.

May 20: 21 County Fair for Central Texas Food Bank. 6500 Metropolis Dr.


May 25: Beto & the Fairlanes: 40th Anniversary Celebration. Long Center.

May 30: Official Premiere Party for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9. Oilcan Harry’s.

May 30-June 4: “Something Rotten!” Bass Concert Hall.


Author: Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes writes about Austin's people, places, culture and history for the Austin American-Statesman and

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