Runway shows, Tory Burch and Marc Jacobs ads, and style magazines? From their recent high-fashion forays, husband-and-wife duo Tennis has come a long way from their lo-fi 2012 SXSW parking lot shows. Yet if recent single “Easter Island” is any indication, Denver’s Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley retain their love of breezy pop anthems. Founding Whigs member Hank Sullivant opens with current project Kuroma. – Abby Johnston
This doc looks at the life of artist, activist, domminatrix, and "First Lady of 'Keep Austin Weird,'" Aralyn Hughes.
8:15PM, Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st
That's Mac Blake
and Joe Hafkey
, of course: those former Jazz Cigarette
guys, now taking over the Cap City reins from noble horseman Matt Bearden
who's left the slot once held by his long-running Punch!
series in their capable hands. (Note: Punch! was so often sold out in advance, we hardly ever mentioned it here, you know? The same might be true of All's Well – because Blake and Hafkey will be filling each Tuesday with loads of talented locals
– so book your seats early.) Tuesdays, 8pm
Here's that monthly gathering, hosted by the ever-delightful Owen Egerton
, featuring writers and creators sharing just one page
from a work-in-progress. We reckon – especially because Jeffrey Mays
, Becka Oliver
, Peter McCrady
, Oscar Rodriguez
, Gwyn Egerton
, and Mary Helen Specht
are the guests tonight – you won't want to miss this evening of quick readings and slow drinking. Tue., May 5, 7pm, Free
Whip In, 1950 S. I-35, 512/442-5337
"My works on paper examine autobiography via repetition and ritual," says Megan Hildebrandt. "I am interested in creating proof of my existence on paper." Here, the artwork charts the experience of being diagnosed with and treated for cancer at age 25. For Hildebrandt, it was a trial; for viewers, it's now a visually stunning treat. Through May 30
2201 E. Sixth.
This festival of culinary arts celebrates Cinco de Mayo
and supports Mexic-Arte Museum's arts education programs. Featuring food and drink from more than 35 of Austin’s most eclectic restaurants – El Naranjo, Mi Madre's, Sala & Betty, Sazón, Vivo, Serranos, Herradura Tequila, and more! – and music by DJ Sonora, DJ Terpsi, and Mariachi Chavez Inspiration. Tue., May 5, 6-9pm, $75
Brazos Hall, 204 E. Fourth, 512/200-7278
Univision and La Condesa join forces to throw one of the best parties of the year. Good drinks and tasty food and treats from everyone on the block, plus hot live music. Here's your official excuse to party on a Tuesday. 5-9pm. Free.
West 2nd Street between Guadalupe and San Antonio
Central Market returns to the birthplace of civilization. April 29 - May 12.
Central Market, both locations
Mexican and Mexico-inspired food and drink from over 30 Austin restaurants. 6-9pm. $65, members; $75, general admission; $65, plus-ones.
Brazos Hall, 204 E. Fourth, 512/380-1675