How else would you end Austin Fashion Week than by attending a fete celebrating all the best local designers, salons, models, and boutiques? See who takes home a Golden Boot award before the models gear up in local designer garb and hit the runway before one well-dressed party. General admission tickets are sold on a first-come first-served basis. 7pm. $80 ($60, balcony).
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.
A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness with crafts, science and engineering, food and music, and much more. Recommended if you like rockets, robots, stunts, toys, science, art, and pretty much anything awesome. 10am-6pm. $10-15.
Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 512/854-4900
Let your voice be heard at this 2-day summit to make Austin more bike-friendly. Saturday's event ends with a party, and Sunday begins with a bike ride, so pace yourselves. Sat., May 3, 9am-5:30pm; Sun., May 4, 10am-5pm. Free.
Dress as your favorite Bollywood vixen or villain, and sing and dance the night away to tunes spun by DJ Dan Singh. Not sure how to groove to the Eastern jams? The Flying Paneer Sisters will show you how it's done with a choreographed Bollywood routine. Otherwise, just let the music move your body. Proceeds go to Asian Family Support Services of Austin. 10pm-2am. $10.
This biannual street festival of arts & crafts vendors and live music knows how to party. Try an art class, or just park yourself in front of three stages with one of the many handheld food options and enjoy a performance from the likes of Gina Chavez, Residual Kid, or Vallejo, among others. Don't worry about bringing the kids, they'll be busy getting their faces painted, staring rapt at one of the traveling street magicians, or petting zoo animals. Sat.-Sun., May 3-4. Free.
Come to shop handmade, innovative, and out of the box goods from makers across the country. Try your hand at a creative DIY project, or learn something new from an expert in their craft. Sat.-Sun., May 3-4, 11am-5pm. Free.