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Tacos, music and wrestling come together this weekend

Staff Writer
Austin 360
Nina Diaz will perform at Taco Libre on May 14. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman 2015

I’ve been on something of a wrestling kick. I grew up watching soap operas, I love athleticism, my boyfriend is a wrestling fanatic and we both love tacos, so it’s not surprising that I’m hoping to check out this weekend’s Taco Libre, an outdoor event in the parking lot of the Austin American-Statesman that combines tacos, live music and lucha libre. (The Statesman is not involved with this event; it’s just taking place in the parking lot next to the Congress Avenue Bridge.)

Taco Libre is a first-time, family-friendly event that launched in Dallas in late April and will come to Austin from noon to 6 p.m. May 14 at 305 S. Congress Ave.

Sixteen taquerias are participating, including Trompo in Dallas, Tacodeli, Cool Beans Eatery, Papalote Taco House, Kesos Taco House, Vaquero Taquero, Chi’Lantro, Taconmaye, Taco Flats and Rosarito.

While enjoying tacos, you can check out live music from Piñata Protest, Nina Diaz and the Vandoliers and watch lucha libre matches between Fuego Del Sol and Kyle Hawk, Angel Blue and Paige Turner, and in the main event at 3:45 p.m., a tag-team match between Aski the Mayan Warrior and Michael Faith versus Hijo Del Espectro Jr. and Mr. B.

If you buy your tickets online at prekindle.com/TacoLibreAustin, they cost $16 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 12. Prices go up at the door. VIP tickets cost $60 and include early entry at 11 a.m.

— Addie Broyles

Supper club revival

Remember Dai Due before it was even at the farmers markets?

Jesse Griffiths’ lauded restaurant started as a supper club that hosted many dinners at Rain Lily Farm, which is where Stephanie Scherzer’s Farmhouse Delivery got its start. Those two businesses have evolved quite a bit in the past decade, but this weekend, they are teaming up for a five-course, family-style dinner not unlike those original supper club dinners.

The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. May 13 at 914 Shady Lane and will feature wines from Lewis Wines and William Chris Vineyards. As you’d expect from both businesses, all of the ingredients will be locally sourced. Tickets cost $150 and are available at brownpapertickets.com/event/2934993.

— Addie Broyles

Mother’s Day events

Mother’s Day at the Capitol. The Austin Symphonic Band will play marches, show tunes and jazz favorites on the south steps of the Capitol. Free. 7 p.m. May 14.

Umlauf Family Day. Celebrates Mother’s Day with a kimono fashion show hosted by the Japan America Society of Greater Austin. The museum welcomes visitors to dress in their choice of festive attire, whether Mother’s Day dress, casual or kimono. Like all Umlauf Family Days, you can also explore the sculpture garden and museum, and there will be art demos, storytelling, music and more. Free. Noon to 4 p.m. May 14. 605 Robert E. Lee Road.

Find more Mother’s Day and other weekend events at austin360.com/things-to-do.

Next week in Austin360: The search for the best banh mi in Austin.