Head to The Domain for three days of shows from up-and-coming designers and a fireside chat from Project Runway alum Brittany Allen. Tickets start at $40 per runway.
Various times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday | The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace
The second annual May Market, brought to you by the same people who run the Blue Genie Art Bazaar, will host 100+ regional artists and artisans. The market is free and runs on weekends through the end of May.
10 a.m.–8 p.m. Friday-Sunday | 6100 Airport Blvd.
George Strait, Willie Nelson & Family and the Randy Rogers band are coming together for a night of country music to celebrate the grand opening of the Moody Center. Look for last-minute tickets here.
Doors at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday | The Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Dr.
Dress in your best botanical chic and head to the first annual Surreal Garden event for neon art, interactive sculptures, local food and drinks, live music and more. Tickets start at $50.
6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday | Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd.
Hosting this week’s official watch party, Austin Eastciders Collaboratory is serving $4 pints of green cider to celebrate the first rival match of 2022.
12:30 p.m. Saturday | Austin Eastciders Collaboratory, 979 Springdale Rd.
Meeting new friends is hard. Why not come hang out with us and make some new ones—and maybe bring home a furever friend too?! Free bandanas for pups, Popsicles, Korean BBQ, lawn games, giveaways and puppies to pet (and adopt).
1-5 p.m. Saturday | Fair Market, 110 East 5th St.
Catch 23-year-old blues guitarist and singer “Kingfish,” who Rolling Stone Magazine called compared to “B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Prince,” at his return to The Moody Theater. Tickets start at $61.
7:30 p.m. Saturday | ACL Live at The Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd.
Outdoor micro-festival Eeyore’s Birthday Party is returning for the 57th year. Celebrate your favorite Winnie the Pooh character, help raise money for the Friends of the Forest Foundation, grab a bite from local vendors and enjoy a day in the sun. Admission is free.
11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday | Pease District Park, 1100 Kingsbury St.
Preservation Austin’s tour is back with the theme “Out Of The House,” this time showcasing historic sites from different cultural eras in the city. Tickets are on sale through April 29.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday | Baker School, 3908 Avenue B
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May's second election is here, in which voters will decide on the candidates to represent their party in the November general election after the winner in some March primary races was unclear.
Just like the March primaries, voters will choose which party they choose to vote in. Then based on location, each ballot will show which races are in a runoff.
In Texas, candidates must win at least 50% of the vote to be elected. In the races where the top candidate only received a plurality of votes, a runoff is being held.
Here's everything you need to know before heading to the polls.
Know before you go
Early voting for the Texas primary runoff election begins Monday and will last through May 20; Election Day is May 24.
The registration period for this election has passed; check if you're registered to vote here.
The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. As long as you're in line by 7 p.m., you can vote.
You'll need a valid photo ID to present once you're at a polling location.
Here are the early voting locations in Travis County.
View wait times at polling locations here.
Races to watch in Travis County:
- Republican: Incumbent Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick won his primary in March.
- Democratic: Mike Collier and Michelle Beckley are vying to be the Democrat candidate on the ballot.
- Republican: Incumbent AG Ken Paxton is fighting for his seat against George P. Bush.
- Democratic: Rochelle Garza and Joe Jaworski will face off to be the Democratic candidate in this race.
View all the statewide races on the ballot here.
U.S. House of Representatives
View the district you live in here.
- Republican: Incumbent Chip Roy won his primary in March.
- Democratic: Claudia Andreana Zapata and Ricardo Villarreal are hoping to secure this vote.
- Republican: Dan McQueen and Michael Rodriguez are going head to head to be the Republican candidate in this race.
- Democratic: Former Austin council member Greg Casar won this race in March.
- Republican: Ellen Troxclair and Justin Berry are vying to be the Republican candidate in this race.
- Democratic: Pam Baggett won her primary in March.
One of Austin’s oldest high-rise condos on the shore of Lady Bird Lake is getting a makeover.
Adam Maldonado, Reconstruction Experts’ Regional VP of Texas, said the refurbishment project started when the team dropped by for a roofing job. It turned out that the material of the exterior facade was due for a touch-up, and the Colorado-based company was game for renewing it.
“To have those original buildings still there and have so much life in front of it is really exciting. I think it's an important part of the history of Austin's development and growth—that density, the condominium lifestyle, if you will, kind of started there,” Maldonado said. “You've got so many new and beautiful buildings, but this is kind of that anchor point of where the high-rise condos started in Austin.”
That anchor point has led to an array of developments in the area as the city undergoes its latest tower boom. Rather than condos alone, one of the trends that have come out lately is mixed-use developments like Sixth and Guadalupe where penthouses will be placed in the same building as office space for Meta’s offices.
Maldonado talked about the importance of maintaining the original character of the condos even though it wasn’t all that long ago that its first residents moved in.
“It's not like an ancient architectural, historical building, but it has been important to the community,” Maldonado said. “It's been very clear through the process that preserving the architectural details of the building has been a highlight.”
The team at Reconstruction Experts has done that by managing components like color schemes, the balcony railing details, light fixtures and more.
With the project first beginning last summer, the eight-phase project is wrapping up with an expected July completion date.
Given its teams in other Texas cities like San Antonio, Houston and Dallas, Reconstruction Experts is looking ahead in Texas for the long haul, and the Towers of Town Lake is just one piece of that plan.
“It’ll be a monumental event to have that building reclad with the new roof really kind of fresh look as it goes into the next hopefully 40 or 50 years of its lifespan,” Maldonado said.
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