A wave of parties will flood Austin this spring season
Let us all hold hands and hope that this precious spring weather holds for all the parties, festivals and other Austin social events planned for the coming weeks.
April 16: Fusebox Eve. 1300 E. Fifth St.
The main fundraiser for this festival of innovative performances is at one of the temporary fest venues.
April 17: Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards. Long Center.
They stretch out into the evening, but the entertainment at this ceremony is matchless.
April 18: Back on My Feet Gala. JW Marriott.
This charity motivates people experiencing homelessness through jogging.
April 18: Future of Care Luncheon for Dell Seton Medical Center. Four Seasons Hotel.
A new abdominal organ transplant program is the focus of this informative luncheon.
April 18: Toast of the Town. Neill-Cochran House.
Yours truly talks about Austin in the 1850s during the St. David’s Foundation benefit in an historic home museum. The intimate parties continue through May 23.
April 20: Benefit concert for Music Moves Mountains Foundation. One2One Bar.
Nine musical acts play this event that supports music therapy and education.
April 24: Barbara Jordan Celebration for Trinity Center. St. David’s Episcopal Church.
Here’s a handy way to help out the street-bound neighbors of this downtown center.
April 25: Working for Wellness Luncheon. Austin Clubhouse.
Celebrate mental health and well-being for all at this casual benefit.
April 25: Reading Between the Wine. Abel’s on the Lake.
Literacy Coalition of Central Texas uncorks this party.
April 25: Umlauf Garden Party. Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum.
One of the loveliest parties of the year if the weather holds.
April 25-26: Mack, Jack & McConaughey for children’s charities. ACL Live.
This gargantuan event also includes a fashion show and golf game.
April 26: BookSpring StoryBook Heroes Luncheon. Renaissance Austin Hotel.
This lunch honors Dr. Fred Hansen, BookPeople, Half-Price Books and Literati.
April 26: Hidden Music: Conspirare Gala. Hotel Van Zandt.
An intimate way to hear Craig Hella Johnson supported by members of his ensemble.
April 26: One Reason Why: A Fair Trade Art Show. 4803 Burnet Road.
This show benefits Ten Thousand Villages.
April 26-28: Austin Food + Wine Festival. Vic Mathias Shores.
Gorge on delicacies and learn about food culture at this delicious event.
April 27: EASB Live from ATX. Camp Mabry.
The Elizabeth Anne Seton Board is among the backers of Seton’s health efforts.
April 27: Meredith’s Mission for Melanoma Gala. Hilton Austin Hotel.
Lunchbox from the “Bobby Bones Show” is the emcee.
April 28: An Afternoon of Enchantment. Line Hotel.
The Ballet Austin Guild spring tea is a full-on fandango.
April 30: Hope Awards for iACT. Bullock Texas State History Museum.
Honorees include Earl Maxwell, Bobby Jenkins, Ali Sait, Pria Gokhale and Congregation Agudas Achim.
May 1: Taste of Mexico for Mexic-Arte Museum. Brazos Hall.
More than 50 restaurants contribute to this sampling banquet.
May 2: An Evening at the Thinkery for CARY. The Thinkery.
Council on At-Risk Youth keeps kids out of the school-to-prison pipeline.
May 3: Women of Distinction Luncheon for Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Fairmont Hotel.
For the first time, the group awards Man Enough to Be A Girl Scout, staring with philanthropist and businessman John Paul DeJoria.
May 3: 40th Anniversary Benefit Concert for Any Baby Can. ACL Live.
Legacy giving is the subject of this installment of the charity benefit.
May 3: Spring Dinner Party. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
A magical evening in the Family Garden among the spring blooms.
May 3: Ann Richards School Foundation’s Reach for the Stars Gala. Four Seasons Hotel.
You won’t believe how much of the grown-up benefit showcases the school’s poised students.
May 3: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fundraiser. American-Statesman.
Yes, our newspaper building is the venue for this well-attended event.
May 4: Red, Hot & Soul. Zach Theatre.
Always one of the city’s most energetic and entertaining parties.
May 4: Brunchin’ with Brooklyn Decker. Hilton Austin.
A midday meal to benefit the Andy Roddick Foundation.
May 4-5: Pecan Street Festival. East Sixth Street.
One of the city’s oldest street festivals returns to downtown.
May 5: A Marvelous Party: Best of Broadway. Lone Oak Barn, Round Rock.
Penfold Theatre Company raises money with musical retrospective.
May 7: Great Futures Spring Luncheon for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area. Fairmont Hotel.
UT Director of Athletics Chris Del Conte is the keynote speaker.
May 7: Shoal Creek Social for Shoal Creek Conservancy. Austin Central Library.
Luckily, the party venue is right on the Shoal Creek Trail.
May 9: Farm to Plate for the Sustainable Food Center. Barr Mansion.
Thirty chefs line up their best dishes for this pastoral party.
May 11: Corazon Awards for Con Mi Madre. JW Marriott.
Help out this group that helps mothers and daughters prepare for post-secondary education.
May 11: American Heart Association’s Austin Heart Ball. JW Marriott.
Bobby Dillard, co-CEO of Cielo Property Group, leads up this event.
May 11: B-52s headline Paramount Theatre gala. Paramount Theatre.
This party spills out onto Congress Avenue after the big musical act.
May 11-12: West Austin Studio Tour from Big Medium. Various locations.
The sibling to EAST, the younger WEST puts you right into artists’ workspaces.
May 13: There’s No Such Thing As a Free Lunch for People’s Community Clinic. Four Seasons Hotel.
This year’s luncheon honors Dr. Bruce Levy.