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Arianna Auber
Two Tons of Steel performs at the Hill Country Galleria as part of the Saturday Night Concert Series. [Jay Janner / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2010]


Spokesman Pub Cruze with Pinthouse Pizza. The South Austin coffee shop teams up with a different brewery once a month for a pub crawl via bicycle to showcase their beers, culture and the places that support them. Ride your bike from Spokesman to the Little Darlin', Black Sheep Lodge and Pinthouse's South Lamar location, enjoying a pint at each one. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 440 E. St. Elmo Rd. Ste. A-2.


"Horizonland." Rosa Nussbaum's multimedia exhibit at Women and Their Work, informed by her recent years in Texas, is structured as a kind of theme park, using sculpture, performance, video and a slideshow to explore how the car becomes a lens that focuses and reshapes the world around her. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through June 6. 1719 Lavaca St. 512-477-1064,


Heather Armstrong at BookPeople. The "mommy blogger" details her longtime struggle with depression and the extreme lengths she went to get rid of her suicidal thoughts in a new book, "The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times Over." Learn about the experimental procedure she endured at this author talk and signing. 7 p.m. Tuesday. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050,


Way Back Whens-Day at Hotel San Jose. Forget Throwback Thursday. The lounge of Hotel San Jose is all about Way Back Whens-Day this spring, when it will play music courtesy of Breakaway Records every week. Grab a friend and a glass of the hotel's famous frosé, and enjoy the sounds of soul, funk and international grooves. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. 1316 S. Congress Ave.


Cinco De Mayo Fest at Cyclone Anaya's. Cinco de Mayo is way too fun to limit to just one day, so the Domain Northside restaurant is hosting multiple days of festivities starting Thursday. Cyclone's Cinco Fest kicks off with a taco-eating contest and free beer and continues with DJ beats, penny mimosas and more. 6 p.m. Thursday through 9 p.m. May 5. 3120 Palm Way No. 170.


Movies in the Park. The Austin Parks Foundation’s family-friendly movie series drawing locals to their parks returns with another year of movies. Next up is the animated “The Road to El Dorado.” Food trucks will be in attendance at every screening. Dogs, picnics and lawn chairs are welcome, but alcoholic beverages, glass and Styrofoam are not permitted in any of the parks. 8:15 p.m. Friday. Dick Nichols Park, 8011 Beckett Road.

Saturday, May 4

Saturday Night Concert Series at Hill Country Galleria. Hosted by Austin City Limits Radio, this weekly spring show features local favorites such as tonight's Two Tons of Steel. Arrive early to shop and dine at area retailers before setting up camp in the Central Plaza. You might even be able to get your meal delivered straight to your spot there. 7 p.m. May 4. 12700 Hill Country Blvd.