Austin Events Calendar June 2011
Michael Bublé Brings “Crazy Love Tour” to the Frank Erwin Center – Jun 1, 2011
Grammy® Award-winner Michael Bublé is coming to the Frank Erwin Center for one night only on June 1!
Umlauf Retrospective Jun 1, 2011 – Jun 30, 2011
Starting June 1, 2011, Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery will showcase Charles Umlauf: A Retrospective.
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 5 Where: Various venues
What: On the 15th such tour hosted by the Texas Solar Energy Society and Austin Energy Green Building, you can check out 16 local homes that use energy-efficient and environmentally sound construction and design. The projects include a mix of renovation and new construction. Tickets $15 at the homes the day of the tour or at both Austin Central Market stores (though Central Market will add a $2 handling charge).
When: June 9-12 Where: Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane
What: When the second Thursday in June rolls around, bikers roll into Austin for the biggest motorcycle rally in Texas. Organizers estimate that the 2011 rally will draw 50,000 participants and thousands of spectators to downtown Austin for the Friday night parade of motorcycles, recognized as the longest such parade by the Guinness Book of World Records.
When: 8 p.m., June 10-11 Where: Zilker Hillside Theater, 2201 Barton Springs Road
What: Don’t forget to bring a picnic to the Austin Civic Orchestra’s free and family-friendly concert series in the park. The program will include arrangements from Broadway musicals such as “Cats” and “Chicago,” and in honor of the 175th anniversary of Texas independence, the orchestra will perform appropriate music such as “Texas, Our Texas” and the William Tell overture.
Moonlight Margarita Run and Gala -When: 8 p.m., June 16
Where: Run starts at the trailhead under the MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1 bridge) on Lady Bird Lake; the party will be held at the American Legion Hall, 2201 Veterans Drive What: The seventh annual race to benefit the Trail Foundation, sponsored by Maudie’s Tex-Mex, travels along Lady Bird Lake and ends with a gala that includes dinner, margaritas and live music. Race registration and party admission $30-110.
When: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., June 18 Where: Various venues What: The Central Texas Juneteeth Celebration, which commemorates the day that Texas slaves learned they’d been freed after the Civil War, includes a 2K Freedom Run/Walk, a parade, a celebration in Rosewood Park and historical program. In addition, the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center (1165 Angelina St.) will host its Juneteenth program at noon.
When: Festival begins at 2 p.m.; 5K starts at 7 p.m., June 25 Where: Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive What: At the festival celebrating Austin’s quirky spirit, you’ll find live music, family activities, local artisans, vendors and plenty of people running the 5K in wacky costumes. Festival tickets $12-15. 5K registration fees $35-55 for adults and $12-15 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit the Austin Parks Foundation.
Ballet Under the Stars
June 3-4, 2011
Zilker Hillside Theater – Zilker Park
Black Arts Movement Austin (BAM)
June 3-18, 2011
Blues on the Green
June 8 – August 17, 2011
(Every Other Wednesday)
Keep Austin Weird 5K and Festival
June 25, 2011
Kerrville Folk Festival
May 26 – June 12, 2011
Luling Watermelon Thump
June 23-26, 2011
Downtown Luling, Texas
(Project Transitions Fundraiser)
June 3, 2011
Unplugged at the Grove
April 14 – September 15, 2011
Shady Grove Restaurant
Urban Assault Ride – Austin
June 26, 2011
Fiesta Gardens and Multiple Austin Locations