It’s a weekend to celebrate mothers! Not that Austinites ever need a reason to celebrate. As usual, there are all kinds of Austin events and other opportunities for fun in the ATX this weekend. Here are 10 that we think would definitely receive mom’s stamp of approval…
Thursday, May 11
National Foam Rolling Day
In celebration of National Foam Rolling Day, Austin based fitness brands TriggerPoint and Stronghorn Fitness are offering a free community workout and rollout at Zilker Park. Snacks and prize packs will be given away which include product bundles, memberships, free class passes and more.
May 11 | 6:30 – 8pm | Zilker Park
A Night with E4 Youth
E4 Youth invites you to attend a showcase of their youth’s amazing talents, including performances by the musical group Legacy ATX and members of the Grammy winning band Grupo Fantasma. Volunteers and partners throughout the creative community will also be recognized. The event is free but donations are encouraged.
May 11 | 6:30 – 9pm | Google Fiber Space | 201 Colorado St. Austin, Texas 78701
Kaxan Rescue Day Party
KXAN’s mascot KAXAN wants you to celebrate the day his life changed after trotting down the alley behind the KXAN News studio. The event supports his therapy dog group Divine Canines and their Bark for Beers event. Drink specials, doggie treats and goodie bags will be offered (while supplies last, of course). All well behaved dogs on leash are welcome.
May 11 | 6 – 8pm | The ABGB | 1305 Oltorf St. W Austin, Texas 78704
Friday, May 12
SHREK The Musical Jr.
You’ll be ogre the moon at this family friendly presentation from TSBVI. Based on the hit movie series, the musical comedy follows Shrek’s adventures as he sets off on a quest to save a princess from a dragon. However, it turns out that in order to ultimately succeed, Shrek must battle an even bigger obstacle: learning how to believe in himself and open his heart to others. All performances are audio described and free to the public.
May 12 – 13 | 7pm | Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired | 1100 W. 45th St. Austin, Texas 78756
Saturday, May 13
Wonder Women Luncheon & Expo
Austin Monthly’s celebrated Mother’s Day weekend with the first ever Wonder Women Luncheon & Expo benefitting Susan G Komen Austin and CareBOX Program. Whether you are a mom, daughter, sister, or friend, YOU are a Wonder Woman. The event features 30+ exhibitors, three educational seminars, a luncheon featuring a panel of women from their Women We Love feature, and much more. Tickets start at just $15 and the first 100 attendees will receive a swag bag worth over $75.
May 13 | 8am – 3pm | The Hilton | 500 E. 4th St. Austin, Texas 78701
Index Fest Austin 2017
Index Fest Austin brings together nearly 300 craft beer varieties, along with delicious ciders, created by 75 of the top breweries from Austin and around the country. While downing some delicious brews, attendees can also rock out with a great lineup of music performances, including headliners Local Natives. Buy tickets and get more info here.
May 13 | 12pm | Austin American-Statesman | 305 S. Congress Ave. Austin, Texas 78704
The Austin Vampire Carnival
Advertised as “sexy meets freakshow,” the carnival will feature performances and side shows by a variety of DJs and performers, a charity kissing booth, games, face painting, photo ops and more. Please note, this event is 18+ and the recommended attire is dark, sexy, carnival/circus themed, masks, face paint and/or lingerie. No promise of an appearance by Spike or Angel. Dang!
May 13 | 9:30pm – 3am | Elysium | 705 Red River St. Austin, Texas 78701
Sunday, May 14
Athleta Mother’s Day Celebration
While there are a variety of brunch offerings celebrating Mother’s Day, here’s an option that won’t cost you a thing. Unless Athleta attire is your weakness, of course. Start the day learning the latest moves during a Mother and Daughter Dance, led by MÜV Dance & Fitness (10:30-11:30 a.m.). Then, replenish and nourish with a mini-brunch with The Gainz Bakery and ‘mom’osas during your private shopping time (11:30 a.m.-12 noon). And, finally, pose for a quick portrait, make a craft or two with the kids, receive a floral favor from Malleret Designs and enter to win special prizes.
May 14 | 10:30am – 1pm | Athleta | 11601 Century Oaks Terrace Austin, Texas 78758
Disney On Ice: Dream Big
It’s always a fun family filled time at Disney on Ice. This year’s show invites you to step into a magical world where you can Dream Big. Tinker Bell leads a cast which includes Ariel, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Belle, Tiana, Aurora, Snow White, Jasmine and the Frozen sisters. In case you want to build a snowman, Olaf will be there too! Get more info here.
May 14 | 1 – 4pm | H-E-B Center | 2100 Avenue of the Stars Cedar Park, Texas 78613
Chris Rock: Total Blackout Tour 2017
If mom is a fan of comedy, here’s your chance to surprise her with a true Sunday funday fronted by Chris Rock. The former “SNL” cast member is known for his biting political and cultural commentary so come prepared!
May 14 | 7:30pm | Bass Concert Hall | 2350 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, Texas 78712
Hot Luck Festival
Experience a weekend of Austin’s newest food and music while you hang with chefs, mingle with bartenders and enjoy the most intimate food festival experience. Tickets available for each day of the fest, with different music headliners daily.
May 18 – 21 | Times Vary | Locations Vary