One of the biggest tasting events in Austin returns to Brazos Hall, 204 E. Fourth St., on May 1.

Taste of Mexico is an annual fundraiser for Mexic-Arte Museum, the internationally recognized Mexican art museum downtown, and this year, the event will feature more than 50 chefs and local food businesses sharing samples of traditional Mexican dishes. Each year, the chefs turn to a state in Mexico for culinary inspiration, and this year's food will be inspired by Puebla, home of tinga and mole.

The VIP portion of the event starts at 5:30 p.m., with general admission from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets ($80 for VIP, $65 for general admission and $55 for museum members) are available at mexic-artemuseum.org and won't be sold at the door.

Proceeds from Taste of Mexico benefit Mexic-Arte Museum’s art education programs, including the nationally recognized Screen It! Program, which introduces youth to basic screen printing techniques and careers in the art field.