- Free Admission to The LBJ Presidential Library – Monday, May 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To ensure President Johnson’s wish for the library to “be available to all,” entrance fees are waived on several days during the year, including Memorial Day. FREE! LBJ Presidential Library, 2313 Red River St, Austin.
- Memorial Day at the Capitol – Monday, May 25 at Noon. Join A Cappella Texas for patriotic and inspiring tunes offered in honor of our armed forces. FREE! Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave, Austin.
- Americana Memories Film Screening: The Empire Strikes Back – Wednesday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. The Americana opened as a state-of-the-art theater in April 1965. When it closed in April 1987, it was the last single-screen theater in town. The building reopened as the Yarborough Branch in January 1999. You started the month by celebrating Star Wars Day, so end it by watching The Empire Strikes Back. Light refreshments provided. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin.
Blues on the Green – Wednesday, May 27 at 8:00 p.m. KGSR’s Blues on the Green returns to Zilker Park with FREE, live music. Take your blankets or lawn chairs and join in the fun. This week, it’s the Official Antone’s 40th Anniversary Celebration hosted by Jimmie Vaughan. Zilker Park (east end where Lou Neff Road wraps around), 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin. Postponed until Wednesday, June 3.
- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29 at 8:00 p.m. (The show runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through June 6.) Oh Dragon Theatre Company presents a hilarious, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s extensive playbook. Three madcap individuals weave their wacky way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild evening that will leave you rolling with laughter. Seating will start at 7:30 p.m. and is first come, first serve. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and pack a picnic dinner. FREE but donations are suggested and appreciated. Pan Am Hillside Stage at AB Cantu Rec Center, 2100 E 3rd St, Austin.
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