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Sun. 27 May, 2018 - Sat. 2 Jun, 2018

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Hot Luck Festival (Thu. 24 May, 2018 12:00 pm - Sun. 27 May, 2018 10:00 pm)

hot luckHot Luck Festival

May 24, 2018 

Back by popular demand, Hot Luck Festival returns for year two on May 24–27. Named Austin’s “best festival” in its inaugural year, the backyard traveling party will celebrate all things food and music. Created and founded by James Beard Award-winner Aaron Franklin, Guerilla Suit principal and Mohawk owner James Moody, and Mike Thelin, co founder of Feast Portland, this Texas-sized get-together is the true Austin festival experience blending world-class culinary talent and live music. Hot Luck is also excited to welcome Munchies as its national media partner.

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Austin Makers Summer Pop-Up Series (Sun. 27 May, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

BartonspringsnurseryAustin Makers Summer Pop-Up Series

Sunday, May 27th

Starting May 26th, we will be hosting a weekly pop-up market every saturday and sunday from 11am-4pm. Each weekend we will be featuring various local artisans who will be setting up and selling their work. Sunday's lineup includes Melissa Hargus (Jewelry) and Albert Road Garden (Tillandsias / Succulent pots).

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Family Sunday Funday! (Sun. 27 May, 2018 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

backYARDwallercreekFamily Sunday Funday!

Sunday, May 27th

On the last Sunday of every month of summer, join backYARD at Waller Creek for Family Sunday Funday. The expansive backYARD lawn space will be transformed into the ultimate playground, complete with a bounce house, YARD games like Jenga, yard tic tac toe and cornhole, a balloon maker, face painter, magician as well as live music from local talent.

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Monday, May 28, 2018

The Hell Yes Project Olympics (Mon. 28 May, 2018 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

abgbThe Hell Yes Project Olympics

Monday, May 28th

You’re invited to our Memorial Day party! Bring your friends for food, beer, music… and sports! Come to party, and cheer on… and maybe, help, EIGHT of our Hell Yes Project partners as they go for a $1000 Gold Medal prize!  This includes Austin Pets Alive!, Austin Habitat for Humanity, Save Our Springs Alliance and Central Texas Food Bank. They’ll all be here for the Hell Yes Project Olympics! The Olympics start at 3p! Just some of the events awesome (potential) events: Egg On Spoon Race, Water Balloon Toss, Speed Hole, Crowler Can Stackin’, & Poop The Potato!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Soil Amendments (Tue. 29 May, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Soil Amendments

May 29, 2018

“Soil Amendments” with Linda and Neil. Are you unsure what the difference is between soil and dirt, wondering whether you should mulch with compost or compost with mulch, and confused about the difference between fertilizer and seaweed?Have you wondered, what is the difference between compost and fertilizer and do I need both? Then come listen to Neil and Linda demystify it all. Neil and Linda are longstanding members of our Info Desk staff, and are the team behind all of the free classes here at The Natural Gardener.

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Michael Pollan—How to Change Your Mind (Tue. 29 May, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

book peopleMichael Pollan—How to Change Your Mind

Tuesday, May 29th

A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times best sellers, into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences. Hear him speak on the book and have your copy signed! Hosted by Book People.

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Moonlight Hike (Tue. 29 May, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

lbj wildflower newMoonlight Hike

May 29, 2018

 See the beauty of the gardens by moonlight, listen for coyotes howling, and perhaps catch a glimpse of an owl in flight during this evening hike through the gardens and Arboretum. Learn about the history of the Wildflower Center, our work and our mission. Participants are welcome to bring (red light) flashlights.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Sprouts (Wed. 30 May, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

lbj wildflower newSprouts

 May 30, 2018

Bring your little ones to the Family Garden for our weekly Sprouts preschool program tailored for ages three to five. A Nature Play Guide will lead exciting expeditions of discovery. Each program includes a sensory activity, story, nature walk and of course, nature play! A new seasonal, age-appropriate theme is featured each week.

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Mary Helen Leonard Demo + Book Signing (Wed. 30 May, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

texasfarmersmarketMary Helen Leonard Demo + Book Signing

Wednesday, May 30th

Join local author, Mary Helen Leonard, as she celebrates the release of her latest do-it-yourself book, The Handmade Mama. Leonard’s new book is all about supporting mothers through pregnancy and postpartum and babies during their first year of life. Packed with healthy whole-food recipes, natural skin care products, and simple craft projects, The Handmade Mama is the perfect companion for creative or green mamas.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Guided Garden Tour (Thu. 31 May, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

lbj wildflower newGuided Garden Tour

May 31, 2018 

Tour our gardens and trails with a knowledgeable volunteer docent and learn about native plants and the history and architecture of the Center. Each of our docents bring their own special knowledge and interests to the tour, and sites change throughout the seasons. Garden tours are always free with admission to the gardens; inquire at the Admissions Kiosk!

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Friday, June 01, 2018

Rise Biscuits & Donuts Benefit Event (Fri. 1 Jun, 2018 7:00 am - 2:00 pm)

risebiscuitsRise Biscuits & Donuts Sales to Benefit Central Texas Food Bank

Friday, June 1st

Rise Biscuits Donuts, Durham, NC’s award-winning concept featuring both sweet and savory breakfast and lunch options, announced that all seventeen Rise stores will celebrate National Donut Day on Friday, June 1 by donating 100% of sales of the Chocolate Icing Donut that day to a local hunger relief charity. Rise Austin will be raising money for the Central Texas Food Bank.

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Guided Garden Tour (Fri. 1 Jun, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

lbj wildflower newGuided Garden Tour

June 1, 2018 

Tour our gardens and trails with a knowledgeable volunteer docent and learn about native plants and the history and architecture of the Center. Each of our docents bring their own special knowledge and interests to the tour, and sites change throughout the seasons. Garden tours are always free with admission to the gardens; inquire at the Admissions Kiosk!

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Saturday, June 02, 2018

Guided Garden Tour (Sat. 2 Jun, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

lbj wildflower newGuided Garden Tour

 June 2, 2018

Tour our gardens and trails with a knowledgeable volunteer docent and learn about native plants and the history and architecture of the Center. Each of our docents bring their own special knowledge and interests to the tour, and sites change throughout the seasons. Garden tours are always free with admission to the gardens; inquire at the Admissions Kiosk!

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Austin Makers Summer Pop-Up Series (Sat. 2 Jun, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

BartonspringsnurseryAustin Makers Summer Pop-Up Series

Saturday, June 2nd

Starting May 26th, we will be hosting a weekly pop-up market every saturday and sunday from 11am-4pm. Each weekend we will be featuring various local artisans who will be setting up and selling their work. Saturday's lineup includes Allie Eilleen Art (Art prints), Rick Van Dyke (Ceramics) and Kristen Saksa Juen (Ceramics).

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Clue Murder Mystery Dinner (Sat. 2 Jun, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Messina HofClue Murder Mystery Dinner

June 2, 2018

Join Messina Hof Winery & Resort for this fun, interactive night of mystery! Play the game of Clue in real life at Messina Hof's Villa Bed & Breakfast. Once you check-in you and your guests will enjoy dinner, each of the three courses will be paired with Messina Hof wine. Check back soon for menu and more details.

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