SUNDAY MAY 1st – SUNDAY MAY 8th
FILM | Get To Know Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men
Sun May 1
Discover Sidney Lumet’s directorial debut at this special screening of the 1957 drama 12 Angry Men.
THEATRE | A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder Takes Houston
Wed May 4 – Sun May 15
This Tony Award-winning musical promises a murderously good time.
FILM | Meet The Man Behind These Iconic 70’s Music Videos
Thurs May 5 – Sat May 7
The Sex Pistols, David Bowie, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson – this director has produced videos for all of them.
CULTURE | Try Delicious Pierogi At Houston Polish Festival
Fri May 6 – Sat May 8
Celebrate Polish culture at the largest Polish festival in Texas. While you’re there, sample some kielbasa and desserts.
CULTURE | Race Dragons At Houston Dragon Boat Festival
Sat May 7
No, those aren’t sea monsters in the Bayou – they’re traditional Hong Kong-style dragon boats!
ART | Discover Sixth Street History At Pecan Street Festival
Sat May 7 – Sun May 8
Once known as Pecan Street, Sixth Street fills with music, art, and food for this Austin tradition.
MONDAY MAY 9th – SUNDAY MAY 15th
MUSIC | Get Ready To Dance At Tejano Conjunto Festival
Wed May 11 – Sun May 15
This San Antonio festival is a conjunto fan’s dream. Five days of the biggest acts await you.
MUSIC | Two-Step Over To Crude Fest Country Music Festival
Thurs May 12 – Sat May 14
Aaron Watson, Josh Abbott, Kevin Fowler, and Jason Boland are heading out to Midland for this festival. Will you join them?
THEATRE | Discover Local Talent At Playhouse 1960 Short Play Festival
Thurs May 12 – Sun May 22
This festival packs 16 short plays into one night. Bonus: they’re written by local playwrights.
ART | Chat With The Artists At Texas Gulf Coast Arts Festival
Fri May 13 – Sun May 15
A beautiful art walk under the stars is just the beginning to this festival, bringing talented professional artists to Houston.
THEATRE | Watch The World Dance At Fiesta Noche Del Rio
Fri May 13 – Sat Aug 13
This outdoor summer festival takes place by the Riverwalk and features song and dance from three different continents.
FAMILY | Show Your Appreciation For The Galveston Bay At Bay Day
Sat May 14
This family-friendly event has touch tanks, music, a scavenger hunt, and a whole lot of love for the Bay.
CULTURE | Celebrate Hispanic Culture At Festival De Mayo 2016
Sun May 15
Music, art, food, and performances are only part of the fun visitors can expect at this festival.
MONDAY MAY 16th – SUNDAY MAY 22nd
FESTIVAL | Get Hopping Over To Copperas Cove’s Rabbit Fest
Thurs May 19 – Sun May 22
Who doesn’t love bunnies? This festival holds a parade, carnival, competitions, and more to honor these fluffy creatures.
FOOD | Have A Sweet Weekend At Pasadena Strawberry Festival
Fri May 20–Sun May 22
If you love strawberries, this festival is for you. Did we mention they have the world’s largest strawberry shortcake?
PETS | Strut Your Pup At Puppies For Breakfast Dog Festival
Sat May 21
Show your pup some love at this dog-themed festival. You’ll both have a doggone good time.
ART | Go Behind The Scenes At West Austin Studio Tour
Sat May 21– Sun May 22
Meet the artists, learn about their process, and experience a real working studio at this self-guided art tour.
FOOD | Taste Real Texas BBQ At Houston Barbecue Fest
Sun May 22
Welcome barbeque lovers! Houston’s finest BBQ joints are ready to fill your plate with delicious meat and all the fixings.
MONDAY MAY 23rd – SUNDAY MAY 29th
TRIVIA | Study Up For Pluckers Trivia Night
Wed May 25
Can you name that tune? What is a baby hippo called? Test your knowledge at this trivia night.
POP CULTURE | Show Your Comic Culture Pride At Space City Comic Con
Fri May 27– Sun May 29
Actors, directors, comic book writers, and other industry leaders join comic culture fans for discussions and meet-and-greets in Space City.
FILM | Rediscover Jules Dassin’s Crime Thriller ‘Rafifi’
Fri May 27–Mon May 30
Dassin traveled to Paris to produce this 1955 heist film after being blacklisted in Hollywood.
DRINK | Get A Taste Of Houston’s Brewery Scene At Brew Trek
Sat May 28
This Houston beer tour company visits 20 craft breweries. Which will be your favorite?
FESTIVAL | Marvel At The Colorful El Paso Balloon Festival
Sat May 28–Mon May 30
There’s nothing ‘up in the air’ about this festival. El Paso Balloon has been around 30 years and is still dazzling crowds.
MONDAY MAY 23rd – SUNDAY MAY 29th
ART | Discover New Voices At Austin Poetry Slam
Tues May 31
Austin poetry slam has been a part of the community for 20 years and continues to support emerging talent.