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. May 3-11.

Bike to Eat Week

Has Bike Month still not convinced you that cycling is the way to get around Austin? Well, here's another incentive: bike to any participating restaurant during this last week of May and get 10% off your food and drinks. Go online for a list of restaurants and a handy map. Wed.-Sun., May 1-5.

Cinco de Gallo

Party and dance with Mariachi Rayos de Sol and Grateful Geezers. Reservation fees go to the Dell Children's Hospital. 4-8pm. Free.

El Gallo, 2910 S. Congress, 512/444-6696

Cinco de Mayo Downtown Block Party

La Condesa teams up with Univision to present their fifth Cinco de Mayo fiesta, covering the entire block of West Second between Guadalupe and San Antonio. This family-friendly event offers kids activities and live music from Este Vato, Bombasta, La Guerilla, Charanga Cakewalk, and more. 1-9pm. Free.

La Condesa, 400 W. Second, 512/499-0300

Create an Online Portfolio

If you need a website to show off your art or projects to the denizens of the interwebs the good folks at the public library can show you how. A valid Gmail account is required. First Sundays, 4pm. Free.

Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe, 974-7400

Fashion Fiesta

The designs of Bon Bon by Micah Yancey are accompanied by food, music, and other fashionable goodies. 6:30-8:30pm. Free (donations appreciated).

26 Doors Shopping Center, 512/371-7663

Lemonade Day

Help kids learn about business and entrepreneurship in this citywide celebration of lemonade stands. More than 20,000 kids, ages 5-17, are expected to participate in 2013. Interested in opening a stand yourself, kiddos? Register online (with a parent's permission).

Mini Maker Faire

It's a bit of science and a whole lot of crafting for kids and adults. Make something, learn something, or just get inspired by the workshops and demos all day. Highlights include a robot petting zoo, steampunk village, and an inflatable planetarium. 10am-6pm. $10-15.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

Pecan Street Festival

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 the stage with one of the many handheld food options and enjoy a performance from the likes of El Tule and PONG. Don't worry about bringing the kids, they'll be busy getting their faces painted or petting a zoo animal. Sat.-Sun., May 5-6. Free.

Sixth Street, from Brazos to I-35


Budget in a Box

How should Austin spend its money? Let city leaders know. Participants will be asked to decide to increase, decrease, or maintain current funding levels for common city services. Accumulated feedback will be taken into consideration as the city develops its proposed 2014 budget this summer.


Parks & Rec Lifeguard Recruitment

The city is looking for a few good lifeguards, pool managers, and swim instructors. Call to find out more.

400 Deep Eddy Ave, 512/974-9332

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