1. Austin Cider Fest
2 to 6 p.m. May 11. $15. Texas Keeper Cider, 12521 Twin Creeks Rd., Manchaca. eventbrite.com/e/first-ever-austin-cider-fest-tickets-60934195820.
The culmination of Austin Cider Week, highlighting the offerings of the handful of cider producers in this town, is an afternoon celebration at one of the participating cideries. All five cideries will be present on the Texas Keeper Cider grounds so that you can meet the makers, taste a mix of their core options and special releases, and revel in Austin's budding cider scene. There will also be barbecue to suit every taste — new-school barbecue from LeRoy & Lewis and vegan barbecue from BBQ Revolution. Tickets include a souvenir glass and a pour from each producer.
2. Farm to Plate
6 to 9:30 p.m. May 9. $300 general admission, $500 VIP. Barr Mansion, 10463 Sprinkle Rd. sustainablefoodcenter.org/farm-to-plate.
This sip-and-stroll event features tasty eats from more than 30 of the most acclaimed Austin chefs, all of whom are dedicated to sourcing local, sustainable food from area farmers. At Farm to Plate, you get a taste of the best cuisine Austin has to offer. All of the proceeds from Farm to Plate benefit Sustainable Food Center. Participating chefs include Andrew Curren of Italic, Sonya Cote of Eden East and Hillside Farmacy, and Max Snyder of Pitchfork Pretty.
3. Ballet Austin's "Giselle"
8 p.m. May 10 and 11, 2 p.m. May 11 and 3 p.m. May 12. $15-$89. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. 512-476-9151, balletaustin.org/performances/giselle2019.
Ballet Austin concludes the season with the 19th century classic about a young girl who's naive and distraught after learning her lover is pledged to another. As this fragile beauty dies of a broken heart, will she spare her soulmate a fate worse than death? Buy tickets to the ballet this Mother’s Day weekend for the time-tested story of a deep love that turns to madness and, ultimately, forgiveness. The Austin Symphony Orchestra will provide live accompaniment.
4. Love of Yoga Festival
2 to 5 p.m. May 12. Free. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave. facebook.com/events/439780106768556/.
Bask in the rejuvenated feelings that yoga provides at this annual celebration that will feature everything from meditation to nutrition. Throughout the afternoon, enjoy inspiring yoga moves from local teachers at Flow Yoga. Wander through a boho meditation tent filled with relaxing music. Let the little yogis in your family have fun with crafts, face painting and more in a kids' yoga area. Refuel with vegan bites. It's recommended to bring a yoga mat.
5. Strings in the Park with Kevin Russell at Central Market North
3 p.m. May 12. Free. 4101 N. Lamar Blvd. stringsinthepark.com.
The longtime leader of local string-music collective Strings Attached, violinist Will Taylor welcomes Shinyribs leader Kevin Russell as his special guest for this free afternoon show “celebrating Austin's environmental awareness, natural beauty, musicians and companies who care.” It’s the second year for this event co-sponsored by H-E-B and Biointegrity, a local organization addressing global environmental issues. — Peter Blackstock