Weekend Itinerary: May 28-June 3

Your weekend itinerary is here. For the week of May 29-June 4, Citygram recommends:

May 29

Classical Cactus: Jimi Hendrix of the Balalaika


Ukranian born musician, Sergey Vashchenko will wow you with his mix of Russian, Romani-Gypsy, and American music in this performance at the Cactus Cafe. Dr. Alejandro Montiel, of Texas Guitar Quartet fame will take the stage first at 8pm. Get a sneak preview of Vashchenko in action here.

May 29

Peche’s Dinner with Chef Fabrizia Lanza


Chef, Fabrizia Lanza, owner of the Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School in Sicily will join Péché’s Chef John Lichtenberger for a four-course paired wine dinner. Taste wines from the Tasca D’Almerita Winery as Lanza and Lichtenberger team up to bring you fresh, seasonal Italian cuisine. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant at (512)494-4011.

May 31

Maifest 2014

$25/advance; $25/door

Come celebrate the arrival of spring at the second annual German celebration, Maifest. Hosted by the Austin Saengerrunde – a German singing society founded in 1879 – the event will offer exclusive limited edition beer tastings on a rooftop beer garden, bowling, and live music from the Czech Melody Masters, Off The Grid, Los Kolaches, and Sour Bridges. The celebration kicks off at 1pm, but patrons are welcome to stay and dance until 11pm.

June 1

Downtown Living Tour


Experience downtown living options at the 10th Annual Downtown Living Tour. The tour begins at 11am with live acoustic music, and free bites & champagne at CRAVE Austin on E. 2nd St. From there, shuttle busses will take you to 8-10 properties located in downtown Austin. Several local retailers and restaurants will offer specials and complimentary samples throughout the tour – which runs until 5pm. Tour stops include: The 360 Condominiums, The Plaza Lofts, Capital Studios, and Eleven Austin.

June 1

Swift’s Attic Birthday Party


In honor of their 2nd birthday, Swift’s Attic will be hosting a thank you birthday party on Sunday. The free event is open to partygoers who show that they follow Swift’s Attic on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram upon arrival or RSVP via email at rsvp@swiftsattic.com. Each guest will receive one complimentary drink and free passed bites while they last. There will also be a cash bar. Additionally, all lunch and brunch items will be 25% off all month long.

June 3

“Te Llama La Llama” – Llama’s Peruvian Pop-up Dinner


Local hot-spot food trailer Llama’s Peruvian Creole is hosting a one-night only Supper Club experience on June 3. Llama’s Executive Chef Julio-Cesar Florez has prepared a five-course prix fixe menu with beverage pairings for the event dubbed “te llama la llama” – a pun that translates to “the llama calls you.” The five course Peruvian prixe fixe menu includes drink pairing in the form of frosty Pisco Sours and regional beer, along with live music entertainment and Peruvian art show. Get tickets here

June 3

First Tuesday Paella

$15 per plate

Each month, 2nd Street District’s Malaga hosts its First Tuesday Paella events, where they serve their speciality paella dishes. Join the party this week for two Paellas: the Valenciana and the Mariscos, with Spanish music starting at 4pm. Reservations encouraged; make them here.

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Featured Event: Maifest
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