Happy Cinco de Mayo, Lake Travis friends!
On this date in 1862, a small, ill-equipped and outnumbered Mexican army under General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated the French forces of Napoleon III. Today, we celebrate the people of Mexico and show sincere appreciation (not appropriation) for their culture.
If you haven’t voted yet, it’s time to get out there and do it this weekend. We know how much you love your community and you want to see it grow with care. We hear you, LT. You’re smart. You’re vocal. It’s time to be heard.
Before we jump into the weekend roundup, let’s take a look back at what went on this past week …
On Wednesday, Cathy gave you the inside scoop on General and Special Elections in various local municipalities with sample ballot details. Get informed and get out there voters!
On Thursday, Kim shared an inside look at Lake Travis Crisis Ministries, an organization dedicated to helping Lake Travis families in need. There are many ways you can lend a hand and support this organization by donating clothes, household items and more.
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, local photographer Richard Parker is hosting a Mama & Me photo session special. For $150, mom can pose with her cute kiddos for a mini photo shoot on May 13th, 2017, noon–6pm at My Time Kids Academy in Bee Cave. The entire session fee will be donated to CC4C.org. Book it pronto — only 24 spots available.
There are so many fun events happening, you’ll have plenty to do. Have a great weekend, Lake Travis friends!
Friday, May 5 — Happy Cinco de Mayo!
In the Water Boat Show at Emerald Point Marina (noon-7pm)
Lago Vista Farmers Market at the Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
The Musicians Woodshed Sessions at Lake Travis Community Library (4:30-5:30pm)
Parent’s Night Out at Rolly Pollies (6:30-9:30pm)
Cinco de Mayo celebration at Ernie’s on the Lake with DJ Dama (6pm), Shane Cooley & The Midnight Girls (9pm)
Cinco de Mayo celebration at Don Mario with $4 margaritas all day
Melodic Drifters at Grumpy Grouper with Cinco de Mayo specials (9:30pm-1:30am)
Pictures at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Karaoke & DJ Raden Cinco de Mayo celebration at LT Corner Pub (9pm- 1am)
Javier Soliz Band Cinco de Mayo celebration at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6pm)
The Eggmen at The Oasis (7pm)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Carl Hutchens (8pm)
Fabulous Chevelles at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:30pm-10:30pm)
A Toast to Tony at Spicewood Arts Society (7pm)
Slim & the Phat Tones at Rumi’s in Jonestown (9pm)
Skyrocket at Mercer Street Dancehall (8:30pm)
Live Music at The Rusty Mule (7:30-10:30pm)
Saturday, May 6
In the Water Boat Show at Emerald Point Marina (10am-7pm)
Wildfire Preparedness Volunteer Workday with the Lakeway Firewise Committee and Lake Travis Fire Rescue to clear brush from Hurst Creek Greenbelt (8:30am-noon)
Come and Go Crafts (with a Mother’s Day theme!) at Lake Travis Community Library (1pm-3pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
SyxGun at Grumpy Grouper (9:30pm-1:30am)
Saturday Night Concert Series at Hill Country Galleria with Guy Forsyth (7-9pm)
The Rocket Brothers Band at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Shelton Ray Band at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm-10pm)
Live Music with Carl Hutchens Band at LT Corner Pub (8:30pm)
Trick Shot at The Oasis (7pm)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Dallas Burrow (8pm), Joel Hofmann Band (10:30pm)
White Truck Band at Rumi’s in Jonestown (8pm)
Weldon Henson at Mercer Street Dancehall (8:30pm)
Sunday, May 7
In the Water Boat Show at Emerald Point Marina (10am-5pm)
Shawn Matthews at Angel’s Icehouse (noon-4pm)
Lone Star Farmers Market in the Shops at the Galleria (10am-2pm)
May Day Bash at Grumpy Grouper (noon-5pm)
Echo’s Edge at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (11am)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (noon-6pm)
Tasting Room open at Spicewood Vineyards (noon-5pm)
The Brew at The Oasis (7pm)
Sunday Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars (4pm)
Get out of town
Did you know San Marcos is home to the biggest Cinco de Mayo celebration in Texas? Well, it is. On Saturday, join the fun in San Marcos at Viva! Cinco de Mayo & State Menudo Cook-Off. In addition to the state-wide cooking competition, festivities include a parade, a beauty pageant, live entertainment, carnival rides and a wide array of food vendors. (10am-6pm)
Artist Margaret Osburn’s paintings are on display now through June 20 at Lakeway City Hall Art Gallery, 1102 Lohmans Crossing. The free exhibit may be viewed during regular office hours of 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday at Lakeway City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing.
Preschool Story Time at Lake Travis Community Library every Monday (10:30am)
Big Band Bash at the Lakeway Activity Center on Monday (8pm-10pm)
Save the date
Saturday, May 13 – Photographer Richard Parker is hosting a Mama & Me photo session special. Mom can pose with her kids for a photo shoot on May 13th, 2017, noon–6pm at My Time Kids Academy in Bee Cave. The entire $150 session fee will be donated to CC4C.org.
Sunday, May 14 — It’s a casual Mother’s Day Brunch at Spicewood Vineyards with a buffet by Pascal’s Catering Company and music by Graham Weber and Jaimee Harris. Pre-order bouquets from 3 Of Cups Design + Florals for delivery to Mom at brunch.
Thursday, May 18 — The Bellamy Brother Dinner Concert at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse. Ticket packages include dinner and seating options, $75-$100. Call for reservations (512) 381-0800.