Fes­ti­vals

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mount and Cap City Com­edy Club. Per­form­ers in­clude Ali Wong, Pat­ton Oswalt, Chris Hard­wick, Jay Pharoah and the ladies of the “My Fa­vorite Mur­der” pod­cast. Also this year, co­me­dian Jim Gaf­fi­gan will per­form two shows at ACL Live as a Moon­tower Ex­tra Event (sep­a­rate ticket re­quired). moon­tow­er­com­e­dyfes­ti­val.com Old Set­tler’s Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, April 20-23. The roots and Amer­i­cana mu­sic fes­ti­val takes place at Camp Ben McCul­loch and the Salt Lick Pavil­ion across the high­way. It in­cludes camp­ing, arts and crafts ven­dors, kids’ ac­tiv­i­ties, and craft beers and di­verse menu op­tions. This year’s head­lin­ers in­clude Los Lo­bos, Shakey Graves, Elephant Re­vival, Reck­less Kelly, the Del McCoury Band and the Old 97’s. old­set­tlersmu­sicfest.org Austin Food & Wine Fes­ti­val, April 28-30. The city’s pre­mier food fes­ti­val was rained out last year, but it will be back with its culi­nary demos and tast­ing events, the chance to min­gle with chefs and the an­nual best­tast­ing taco con­test. Some of the top culi­nary tal­ent and per­son­al­i­ties in the state and coun­try will be on hand, in­clud­ing Hugh Ach­e­son (Em­pire State South in At­lanta), Michael Fo­j­tasek (Ola­maie), Amanda Fre­itag (“Chopped”), Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec in Los An­ge­les), Alon Shaya (Shaya in New Orleans), Bryce Gil­more (Bar­ley Swine) and Amanda Rock­man (South Congress Ho­tel). austin­foodand­wine­fes­ti­val.com Eey­ore’s Birth­day, April 29. It doesn’t get much more Austin than this. The 54th an­nual party in Pease Park for the “Win­nie the Pooh” char­ac­ter raises funds to ben­e­fit mul­ti­ple non­profit groups in Austin. Food, beer and com­mem­o­ra­tive T-shirts will be avail­able; there will also be henna tat­toos, face paint­ing, mu­sic and a cos­tume con­test. The free event runs from 11 a.m. till dark; the chil­dren’s area is open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Rain date is May 6. eey­ores.org

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na­tional Film Fes­ti­val, May 3-7. In col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Blan­ton Mu­seum of Art, Emma S. Bar­ri­en­tos Mex­i­can Amer­i­can Cul­tural Cen­ter and other part­ners, Cine Las Amer­i­cas cel­e­brates its 20th fes­ti­val, show­cas­ing con­tem­po­rary films and videos from Latin Amer­ica that ex­plore themes such as the con­se­quences of de­por­ta­tion and the com­plex­i­ties of young love. cinelasamer­i­cas.org Jm­blya, May 6. The an­nual spring turn up from hip-hop pow­er­house pro­moter Score­more will be at Cir­cuit of the Amer­i­cas. The lineup in­cludes Chance the Rap­per, Gucci Mane, Steve Aoki, Mi­gos and Lil Uzi Vert. Don’t be con­fused: There’s also a Dallas edi­tion on May 5. jm­blya.com Pe­can Street Fes­ti­val, May 6-7. It’s the 40th an­nual spring it­er­a­tion of the arts, crafts and mu­sic fes­ti­val on East Sixth Street — orig­i­nally called Pe­can Street. Thee fest fea­tures more than 300 artists, three stages of live mu­sic, a wide va­ri­ety of food, a pet­ting zoo and more. pecanstreet­fes­ti­val.org

In­dex Fest, May 13. For­merly known as Un­tapped, In­dex will have craft beer and live mu­sic as in the past, but the fest is now tour­ing Texas, start­ing in Austin, with a new name and an ex­panded fo­cus on food and the arts. If you miss it in Austin, try Fort Worth, San An­to­nio, Hous­ton or Dallas. in­dexfest.com Maker Faire Austin, May 13-14. DIY fans gather at Palmer Events Cen­ter for art, mu­sic and guest speak­ers. austin.mak­er­faire.com West Austin Stu­dio Tour, May 13-14, 20-21. Af­ter years of the suc­cess­ful East Austin Stu­dio Tour, or­ga­niz­ers launched the West Austin ver­sion of the free, self­guided tour. A pro­gram of Big Medium, West fea­tures more than 200 artist stu­dios as well as gal­leries, tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions, hap­pen­ings and part­ner pro­grams. west.bigmedium.org

Hot Luck Fes­ti­val , May 18-21. The in­au­gu­ral fes­ti­val co-founded by bar­be­cue guru Aaron Franklin cel­e­brates food and live mu­sic and will take place in venues across Austin. James Beard award­win­ner Franklin and part­ners will wel­come fa­mous chefs who cover a wide swath of culi­nary and phys­i­cal ground, from Thai (Andy

Ricker of Port­land’s Pok Pok) to Korean (Roy Choi of Kogi BBQ in Los An­ge­les), Mex­i­can (Alex Stu­pak of Em­pel­lón in New York City), bar­be­cue (Adam Perry Lang of Daisy May’s BBQ in NYC) and more. In ad­di­tion to out-of-town­ers, a large group of lo­cal tal­ent, head­lined by Bryce Gil­more (Bar­ley Swine), Michael Fo­j­tasek (Ola­maie), Tatsu Aikawa (Ra­men Tat­suya and Ke­muri Tatsu-ya), Todd Du­plechan (Lenoir) and Tyson Cole (Uchi) will also par­tic­i­pate. hotluck­fest.com Ker­rville Folk Fes­ti­val, May 25-June 11. The time­honored Hill Coun­try tra­di­tion re­turns for its 46th year with nearly three weeks of per­for­mances, camp­ing, mu­sic work­shops, sem­i­nars, hik­ing and more. The lineup in­cludes Peter Yarrow, Kathy Mat­tea, Terri Hen­drix and the South Austin Moon­lighters. ker­rville-mu­sic.com

Lone Star Jam, May 27-28. The 10th an­nual Texas mu­sic fes­ti­val spans two days, two stages and 20 bands. Head­lin­ers start with Aaron Wat­son, Casey Don­a­hew and Pat Green at the Travis County Expo En­ter. lon­es­tar­jam.com

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Austin Art Garage was one of the stops on last year’s West Austin Stu­dio Tour.

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At the Austin Food and Wine Fes­ti­val, you can watch the chefs in ac­tion.

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Franklin Bar­be­cue’s Aaron Franklin, left, and Mo­hawk coowner James Moody are team­ing up to launch Hot Luck in Austin.

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Crowds gather at Eu­pho­ria Fest 2016 at Car­son Creek Ranch.

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Jes­sica Brown, cen­ter, and other mem­bers of the Ex­tra­or­di­nary Ren­di­tion Band from Prov­i­dence, R.I., play dur­ing Honk!TX.

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Austin Reg­gae Fes­ti­val brings mu­sic to Au­di­to­rium Shores and is also the largest fundraiser of the year for the Cen­tral Texas Food Bank.

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