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Things to do in Austin on Thursday, May 2, and beyond

Arianna Auber


Dulce Vida Tequila Dinner at Eden East. To kick off Cinco de Mayo weekend, Eden East is collaborating with the locally based Dulce Vida Tequila for an al fresco three-course dinner underneath beautiful live oaks. The pairing dinner features Dulce Vida cocktails. Courses include a smoked beef rib with loquat mole, green coriander, roasted papas, mint and cilantro flowers, and a vegetarian option is available if specified at purchase. There will be live music by Bruce Kuryla. 6 to 9 p.m. May 2. $45. 755 Springdale Rd.


David Sedaris. Using sardonic wit to make incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s most venerated humor writers. Don't doubt that he's a compelling performer, too. He'll make his insightful observations on the human condition in this appearance on-stage at Bass Concert Hall, and you may also expect to hear about his upcoming projects, which include a second volume of his diaries expected this summer. Most recently, he published a book of essays called "Calypso." 8 p.m. May 2. $30-$55. 2350 Robert Dedman Dr.

Gardening calendar

Guided Garden Tour. Tour the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s gardens and trails with a knowledgeable volunteer docent, learning about native plants and the history and architecture of the center. Each of the docents brings their own special knowledge and interests to the tour, and sites change throughout the seasons. 11 a.m. May 2 and additional dates. $4-$10. 4801 La Crosse Ave. 512-232-0100,

Bulbs & How to Grow Daylilies. The Austin Daylily Society's monthly meeting features vice president Agata La Rue giving a presentation about growing bulbs in Austin; then, president Jennifer Renner will share tips on grooming daylilies for show competition, just in time for the 2019 Annual Show & Sale on May 25. 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 2. The Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd.

Snakes of Central Texas. Are you squeamish about snakes? Do you want to learn more about our indigenous snakes and what makes them so special? Maybe you want to learn how to co-exist safely with your slithery neighbors? Head to the Natural Gardener for a special meet-and-greet with some beneficial native Texas snakes. Tim Cole of Austin Reptile Service will bring a display of live snakes while he talks about their life history, the exceptional role they play in our ecosystem, and snake safety. 10 a.m. May 4. Free. 8648 Old Bee Caves Rd.