Northwest Austin Edition | May 2021

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May-June events

COMPILED BY IAIN OLDMAN

JUNE 17

PRESERVATIONAUSTIN’S HOMES TOUR VIRTUAL

JUNE 19

USWNT FRIENDLY ANDAUSTIN FC HOME OPENER Q2 STADIUM

The nonprot’s annual fundraising event, held virtually this year, will highlight homes in the Rogers-Washington-Holy Cross historic district, which encompasses the intersection of Chestnut Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in East Austin. The event will explore the homes of some signicant historical gures, including Tuskeegee Airman Norman Scales and former Huston-Tillotson University President Dr. John Q. Taylor King. 7 p.m. $20-$25. 512-474-5198. www.preservationaustin.org

Before Austin FC plays its rst home game, Q2 Stadium will host the U.S. Women’s National Team for an international game. The USWNT takes on the Nigerian women’s squad on June 16. After starting its inaugural season on the road, Austin FC will then host the San Jose Earthquakes June 19. Several breweries around the stadium are hosting watch parties for the game. Both games are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. CST. Q2 Stadium, 10414 McKalla Place, Austin. 512-572-8932. www.austinfc.com

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$139-$259. Auditorium Shores, 900 W. Riverside Drive, Austin. www.captextri.com JUNE 04 MAUDIE’S MOONLIGHT MARGARITA RUN Participants in the run, which is being presented virtually this year, can register online and submit results for their 5k race anytime before May 31. Then, on June 4, they can pick up their race packet, which includes a t-shirt, a frozen margarita and food. Proceeds from the annual event benet the Trail Foundation. Various times. $30. 855-448-7245. www.thetrailfoundation.org/mmr 05 THROUGH06 AUSTIN POND SOCIETY’S ANNUAL POND AND GARDEN TOUR The Austin Pond Society is hosting its annual tour of notable ponds and gardens throughout the Austin area to raise funds for its organization. Times vary. $20-$25. Multiple locations. www.austinpondsociety.org 05 AND JUNE 12 LIVEMUSIC AND PAINTING AT THE ARBORETUM Shoppers can enjoy free live music and

painting from local artists every other Saturday throughout mid-June. Austin painter Kathy Meador is the featured artist June 5. 1-3 p.m. Free. The Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd., Austin. 512-338-4755. www.thearboretum.com 10 THROUGH 13 ROT RALLY BRINGS BIKERS BACK TO TOWN The Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally features music, vendors, food trucks and more for bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts. After its cancellation last year, the event returns for its 25th anniversary and will feature performances from Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynard and rock group Blackberry Smoke. Various times. $89 (daily pass), $149 (four-day pass). Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., Austin. www.republicoftexasmotorcyclerally.com 11 THROUGH 13 VINTAGEMARKET DAYS This three-day special event features a market with vintage goods. Vendors will sell antiques, original art, jewelry and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. $10-$15. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. www.vintagemarketdays.com

WORTH THE TRIP MAY 2930 WIMBERLEYMEMORIAL DAY RODEO This annual rodeo raises funds for the Wimberley 4-H Buyers’ Pool, which supports projects for the town’s local 4-H club. Rodeo events include team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, mutton busting and more. Shows start at 8 p.m. General admission $10, $5 for kids. VFW Arena, 401 Jacob’s Well Road, Wimberley. 512-423-8035. http://wimberleyrodeo.org

IKKICON RETURNS IKKiCON, an annual convention celebrating Japanese pop culture, returns with virtual and in-person programming for attendees. This year’s event, includes three days of panels, cosplay events, art contests and more. Times vary. $39.99-$109.99. Marriott Downtown Austin, 304 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin. www.ikkicon.com 29 QUESOFF RETURNS TO BENEFIT CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK The queso cook-o which features restaurants, chefs, home cooks and more will be back after it was canceled due to the spread of COVID-19. Participating restaurants include Better Half, Eldorado Cafe, Olamaie, Comedor and La Condesa. 5-8 p.m. $16. Mohawk Austin, 912 Red River St., Austin. www.mohawkaustin.com 31 CAPTEX TRIATHLON This triathlon begins with a 1,500-meter swim in Lady Bird Lake, followed by a 24.3-mile bike ride through downtown to the Texas Capitol, then concludes with a 6.2-mile run through Butler Metro Park. The post-race party will be held at Auditorium Shores. 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

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