When it’s not safe to go outside …
A python was found dead on the road in Steiner Ranch recently, and another 8 to 10 footer is on the loose in this neighborhood.
What to tell your friend who likes steak …
This steakhouse has locations in 21 cities in Texas. Make it 22 when they open at the Hill Country Galleria in the space vacated by Mimi’s Café.
What to tell your toddler who likes throwing food …
Let’s eat! It’s a thumbs up from the Bee Cave City Council for this restaurant. The owners want you to enjoy an excellent meal with your toddler, even if he puts more food on the floor than in his mouth.
We like zebras, and we like mussels, but we don’t like these …
Divers in Lake Travis are finding these little guys on boats, the styrofoam on dock barges, and on shorelines. Find out why this zebra mussel explosion is no good.
When you need a summertime ‘To Do’ list …
Vote, vote, vote …
This Saturday is your day to get out there and make a difference. Polls open at 7am and close at 7pm. Lakeway will be electing its first female mayor making this a historic mayoral election. Check out what the candidates have to say about the issues facing the city.
For when it’s time to find a new place to live …
Save money when you sell and make money when you buy. Check out this local real estate company if you want to do that.*
*PS this is a sponsored post
What to do if you’re out and about tonight and this weekend …
Ben Johnson and Travis Green are playing at Poodies Roadhouse.
Bob Appel is playing Mercer Street Dance Hall.
Carl Hutchens is performing at Grumpy’s.
Tommy Shane Steiner & Drew Womack are playing at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse.
Trivia Night at Gnarly Gar.
Friday, May 4
Storytime at Bee Cave Library at Hill Country Galleria (10:30am, 11:15am)
Tai Chi at Lake Travis Community Library (10:30am-11:30am)
Lago Vista Farmers Market at Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Wine, Workout & Wellness at Pure Barre Lakeway (free class starts at 5pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
Six Sons of a Gun at Gnarly Gar (8pm)
Second Line Jazz Band at Lakeway Activity Center (7:30pm-9pm)
Pictures at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7:30pm-11:30pm)
Memphis Train (Starlight Terrace) at The Oasis (7pm-10pm)
Cade Mower at Oasis Texas Brewing Company (6:30pm-8:30pm)
The Fabulous Chevelles at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:30pm-10:30pm)
Jesse Redman Band at Grumpy’s (9:30pm-1:30am)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub (9pm-1am)
Bracken Hale at Mercer Street Dance Hall (8:30pm)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Carl Hutchens (8pm-12:30am)
Saturday, May 5 – Election Day
Turnback Canyon Regatta at Austin Yacht Club (starts 8am)
Kindnesspalooza Live Music & Family Fun Day at Hill Country Galleria (noon-4pm)
Beltane Festival 2018 at Bee Creek Makers Market (11am-5pm)
Dream Board Workshop for ages 6-11 at SnoMo (11am)
Come & Go Crafts at Lake Travis Community Library (1pm-3pm)
Pink Party to celebrate Kentucky Derby at 827Ray’s Kitchen + Cellar (2pm-5pm)
Saturday Night Concert Series with Jomo & The Possum Posse at Hill Country Galleria (7pm-9pm)
Sophisticates at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (6:30pm-10:30pm)
Rocket Brothers (Starlight Terrace) at The Oasis (7pm-10pm)
Sprung at Cedar Street Dockside (8pm-midnight)
Moonlight Boulevard at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm-10pm)
Scottish Thunder at Gnarly Gar (8pm)
Triple Play at Grumpy’s (9:30pm-1:30am)
Self-Righteous Brothers at LT Corner Pub (8:30pm-11:30pm)
Saturday Night Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood with Louis Long Band (8pm), Whey Jennings, Waylon Jennings’ grandson (10pm)
The Pearl Snaps at Mercer Street Dance Hall (8:30pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Sunday, May 6
Bow Wow Reading at Lake Travis Community Library (1:30pm-2:30pm)
Farewell to Mercer Street at Mercer Street Dance Hall with live music all day (1:30pm-10pm)
Sip & Shop at Hawk’s Shadow Winery in Dripping Springs (1pm-5pm)
Sunday Funday with Shawn Mathews at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (noon-4pm)
Waterloo Wind Band Performance at Hill Country Galleria (noon)
Sunday Brunch with acoustics from Dave Mench at Gnarly Gar (11:30am-2pm)
Open House & Family Festival at Champions Gymnastics & Cheer in Lakeway (4pm-6pm)
Sunday Live Music Lineup at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood with Bobby Boyd’s Birthday Bash benefitting COPD (1pm-10pm), BB Morse Friends & Family (10pm)
The Brew at The Oasis (7pm-10pm)
Sunday Brunch at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (10am-2pm)
Lone Star Farmers Market at the Shops at the 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)
Poker Night at Grumpy’s (4:30pm-8pm)
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)
Get out of town
And they’re off! Watch the Official Kentucky Derby in style on Saturday at The Victory Cup Polo Match.
Grab your best derby hat, the kids, and dogs for a day of fun. Live polo matches will serve as the pre-party for The Kentucky Derby displayed on a huge LED jumbotron screen on the polo field.
Cinemark $5 Tuesdays all day at Hill Country Galleria
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)
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month is FREE Juice & Yoga. Join Bodhi Yoga + Juiceland in the greenspace next to Cho Sushi Lakeway. (7pm)
Save the date
May 10 – May Wine Walk at Hill Country Galleria (5pm-9pm)
May 10 – Art & Wine Dinner at 827Ray’s (6:30pm-9pm)
May 12 – Anniversary Dinner at Stone House Vineyard (tix on sale)
May 13 — Mother’s Day Brunch at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (tix on sale)
May 13 – Mother’s Day Brunch at The Oasis (reservations required)
May 14 — Big Band Bash at Lakeway Activity Center (7:30pm)
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Photo credit: Cathy Hale