It's like a hundred garage sales in one. Maybe not quite as cheap. Sat.-Sun., May 2-3. $6.
Bring the whole family to celebrate community through dance, music, food, gardening, parades, and more. There will be workshops and interactive art experiences to get your creative juices flowing. 1-4pm. Free.
Center for Creative Action, 2921 E. 17th, Bldg. B
Fiestas Patrias of Austin brings some of the best conjunto artists to celebrate the defeat of the French in 1862. Food, drinks, and more keep the proceedings spicy. noon-10pm. $10.
Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318
Wish HCO a happy birthday with food, guided hikes and mountain bike rides, chair massages, and prizes. BYOB. 11am-4pm. Free.
Grab your water bottle, hop on your bike, and take a leisurely ride to the UT campus for a guided tour of the public art to be found there. 11am. Free ($20 to rent a bicycle and helmet).
Austin Bike Tours and Rentals, Third & Congress
OSHA-10 training at a discounted rate. Space is limited, so call to RSVP. Leave your full name and a call back number. $20 for WDP members; $40 for new WDP members.
Documentary screening with short Q&A afterward. 5pm. Free.
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. 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. MetroRail will be running an extended schedule to make your commute to the party a little easier. Sat.-Sun., May 2-3. Free.
Sixth Street, from Brazos to I-35
Thirteen bands, two stages, kids shows and activities, and food can all be found in one place with the money going to SafePlace. 2-11pm. $10 (free, kids).
Gourmet eats, champagne, DJed music, and quality schmoozing at the WET deck. 2-5pm. $50.
W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600
Looking for handmade, vintage fashion? Seeking unique, one-of-a-kind merchandise? This be the place, Ace. Fri.-Sun., March 6-8, 10am-5pm; through May. Free.
Austin Food Park, 30 I-35 N.
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