Austin Fashion Week

means local boutiques and salons will be having mini- and megaparties all week in celebration. Enjoy each stylish venue à la carte or purchase a VIP ticket for red carpet treatment wherever chic people are found. The whole thing culminates with the Austin Fashion Awards at the Austin Music Hall on May 3. Through May 3.


Drip Irrigation Systems

Learn to save water and keep your garden looking good all summer long. 10am. $15.

Travis County East Service Center, 6011 Blue Bluff


First Thursday

Music, food, and shopping. Free.

South Congress

Friends of Barton Springs Pool Cleaning

Roll up your sleeves to maintain an Austin jewel. 10am-6pm. Free.

Barton Springs Pool, 2201 Barton Springs Rd., 512/867-3080


International Workers' Day

May Day celebration with music, poetry, soapbox speeches, and more. 5:30-10pm. Free.

Resistencia Bookstore, 4926 E. Cesar Chavez


Thursday Night Social Ride

Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three. Thursdays, 7pm.

Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman


Upcycle This!

Get crafty and turn something someone else's trash into your treasure. First Thursdays, 6pm. Free.

Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Rd., 512/974-7400