1. "The Last Jedi" Screening on Star Wars Day
6:30 p.m. May 4. Free. Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St. facebook.com/events/310272509644897/.
In a galaxy that you're already in, the Rolling Roadshow is hosting an outdoor screening of the latest chapter in the Skywalker saga. You know, "The Last Jedi," the one that broke all the rules and launched the series into uncharted territory. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and come early for pre-show activities. (The movie starts playing when it gets dark around 8 p.m.) There will be food trucks and cash bars set up for you. It’ll sort of be like the cantina on Tatooine, only it’ll be outdoors, way cleaner, and no one’s arms will get chopped off.
2. "Misread Signs" at Grayduck Gallery
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through June 2. 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. 512-826-5334, grayduckgallery.com.
Exploring the effects of trauma on the human psyche, the exhibition of new works and performances by Yuliya Lanina begins with her signature paintings of collaged, malformed characters that later come to life in a three-channel immersive animation. With "Misread Signs," the artist intends to convey how hard it is for someone who survived a traumatic experience to connect with how they feel — a deeply personal subject for her.
3. Pioneer Days in Round Rock
6 to 8 p.m. May 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4. May 3: $20-$25. May 4: Free. Old Settlers Association Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd. 512-943-1670, williamsonmuseum.org.
Ever wonder what life was like for the early settlers of Central Texas? Find out with Round Rock's Pioneer Days recreation. Friday evening's event is an authentic chuck wagon dinner held under the trees of Old Settlers Park, with dessert, drinks and live music provided. On Saturday, visitors to the park will be able to dip candles, churn butter, make corn husk dolls and rag balls, and wander through reenactment camps. There will be live music, pioneer games, historic house tours and a fully stocked general store.
4. iHeart Country Festival at Erwin Center
7 p.m. May 4. $75-$425. 1700 Red River St. uterwincenter.com.
In its sixth year at Austin’s largest arena, this radio-network event once again mixes mainstream country's major names and rising stars. Count Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Combs and Dan & Shay among the former, with Tenille Townes, Old Dominion, Chris Janson and Lauren Alaina as potential breakouts. The wild card is Bobby Bones & the Raging Idiots, starring the former Austin radio jock who’s now a big Nashville star. — Peter Blackstock
5. Cinco de Mayo at St. Elmo Brewing
12 to 8 p.m. May 5. Free. 440 E. Saint Elmo Rd. facebook.com/events/284991362423338/.
On Cinco de Mayo, Austinites have to ask themselves: margaritas or Mexican lagers? St. Elmo Brewing advocates for the latter and makes a pretty convincing argument why. The South Austin brewery will have Señor Bueno, its infamous Mexican-style lager, on tap, and on-site food truck Soursop the Guanabana Taqueria serving up Mexican-inspired fare. Plus, local band Conjunto Los Pinkys plays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.