When cellulose gum will kill you …
A Lake Travis High School student snagged regional and state science fairs with his new way to kill zebra mussels by clogging their filters. And, his method is naturally biodegradable.
When you can’t dry out …
Even though Austin has received above average rainfall this month at 6.82 inches, we’re nowhere close to the record. The record rainfall for May — Austin’s rainiest month — was set in 2015 with 17.59 inches. Here’s why the Central Texas drought is in doubt.
When you need a refuge …
Randy Jamieson is leading an effort to use golf courses to protect people if escape routes are cut off during a wildfire.
When the regular old lake doesn’t cut it …
Try out one of these 8 waterparks near Austin.
When you visit Bee Cave …
These are the places where you can eat, drink, and stay.
When one door opens, another one closes …
Jason’s Deli new location in Lakeway is now open. Toscano, located in the Oaks at Lakeway, is now closed.
When there’s a snake in your boot …
Don’t put in on. Do this stuff instead.
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What to do if you’re out & about today and this weekend …
Book to Big Screen Book Club at Lake Travis Community Library.
Live Team Trivia at LT Corner Pub.
Bob Appel at Mercer Street Dance Hall.
Open Mic Night with Douglas Clyde Martin at Gnarly Gar.
Live Music at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse.
Los Gumbo, The AGT Project at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood.
Friday, May 17
Classic Car Show at Sandeez Hamburger Hut (11:30am)
Members of The Hive Art Exhibit: Opening Reception at Hill Country Galleria (6pm-8pm)
Lego Club at Lake Travis Community Library (4pm)
Lago Vista Farmers Market at Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
Spring Jamboree & Spring Football Game at Lake Travis High School (4:30pm-9pm)
Live Music at Gnarly Gar (8pm)
Drew Womack & Tommy Shane Steiner at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Austones at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm-10pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub (9pm-1am)
Cody Bryan Band at Mercer Street Dance Hall in Dripping Springs (8:30pm)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Jennifer B & The Groove (8pm), Patrice Pike (10pm)
Saturday, May 18
Ride for The Badge with Lakeway Police Foundation, starts at High 5 (9am)
Summer Kickoff at Lakeway Activity Center (10am-1pm)
FREE Workout with Camp Gladiator at Hill Country Galleria (10:30am)
Steam Club: Zip Line at Lake Travis Community Library (2pm)
Live Music at Gnarly Gar (8pm)
Time Warps at The Oasis Starlight Terrace (7pm-10pm)
Electric Circus at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Public Safety Celebration at Hill Country Galleria (1pm-4pm)
Saturday Night Concert on the Lawn at Hill Country Galleria with Mayeux & Broussard (7pm-9pm)
Carl Hutchens Band at LT Corner Pub (8pm-11pm)
Open Mic with Douglas Clyde Martin at Gnarly Gar (7pm)
Furosos at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm-10pm)
Weldon Henson at Mercer Street Dance Hall in Dripping Springs (8:30pm)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood with Guy Forsythe (8pm), Electron Donors (10:30pm)
Live Music at Doc’s Fish Camp & Grill in Marble Falls (7pm-10pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Sunday, May 19
Barbara Kelley Art Reception at Lake Travis Community Library (1:30pm-3pm)
The Brew at The Oasis on Lake Travis (7pm-10pm)
Sunday Brunch at Cafe Blue (11am)
Shawn Mathews. at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (noon-4pm)
Sunday Brunch at The Ginger Man (11:30am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Gnarly Gar (noon)
Sunday Brunch at Chisos Grill (11am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Cafe Blue (11:30am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Lucy’s on the Lake (10am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Table 620 at H-E-B Lakeway (10am)
Sunday Live Music Lineup at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood with Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars (4pm), Andrea Marie & Magnolia Band (8pm), Lucas Johnson (10pm)
Lone Star Farmers Market at noon at Hill Country Galleria (10am-2pm)
Pedernales Farmer’s Market at Apis Restaurant parking lot (9am-2pm)
Tasting Room at Jester King Brewery (noon-9pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (noon-6pm)
Tasting Room at Spicewood Vineyards (noon-5pm)
Tasting Room at El Gaucho Winery (12:30pm-7pm)
Local Hero Sunday at High 5 — a free hour of bowling and other discounts for military and veterans (with ID), police, fire & rescue (after 6pm)
Cinemark $5 Tuesdays all day at Hill Country Galleria
Wine Down Wednesday at Cafe Blue at Hill Country Galleria (all day)
Trivia & Taco Tuesday every Tuesday night at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6:30pm)
Traditional Irish Music every Tuesday night at LT Corner Pub (7pm)
Whiskey Wednesday every Wednesday at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub every Wednesday night (8pm)
Texas Songwriters Showcase every Monday at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (6:30pm)
Preschool Story Time at Lake Travis Community Library every Monday (10:30am)
Save the date
May 31 – First Annual “Family Reunion” festival at Family Business Beer Company
June 1 – Ranchin’ Graduation Lunch at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (reservations required)
June 6 – Bellamy Brothers at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (reservations required)