Longboard specialty store opening, Pun-Off World Championships, and more free events this week

BoardLife is having a grand opening party on May 8 at the new Austin store for the custom longboard skateboard maker.

BoardLife is having a grand opening party on May 8 at the new Austin store for the custom longboard skateboard maker.

Instagram sensation Rachel Brathen at BookPeople. Every day, yoga instructor Rachel Brathen inspires millions of people on Instagram with spectacular photos of her yoga practice. Now, she’s also inspiring readers with her new book, “Yoga Girl,” an in-depth look at her journey from her self-destructive teenage years to the bohemian and beautiful life she’s built through yoga and meditation in Aruba. 7 p.m. Monday. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, www.bookpeople.com.

La Condesa’s Cinco de Mayo Block Party. The seventh annual Cinco de Mayo block party that covers the swath of West Second Street near upscale Mexican restaurant La Condesa celebrates the rich heritage and culture of Mexico with food, beverages and entertainment for all ages. Live performances will come from Gina Chavez, Bidi Bidi Banda, Cilantro Boombox and more. Plus, La Condesa will offer street food such as elotes. 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. West Second Street between Guadalupe and San Antonio. www.facebook.com/Cincoaustin.

Texas Radio Live. The weekly music series celebrating Texas artists continues. This week’s guests are The Josh Buckley Band and John Neilson. 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Guero’s Oak Garden, 1412 S Congress Ave. 512-829-4680, sunradio.com/texasradiolive.

Movies in the Park. This week’s film in the series of free screenings is The Little Mermaid. Dogs, picnics, and lawn chairs are welcome. Thursday. Republic Square Park, 400 W Guadalupe St. 512-477-1566, austinparks.org.

BOARDLife Grand Opening Party. A Colorado-based longboard lifestyle boutique is opening an Austin store. The first 100 guests will receive free breakfast tacos from Veracruz, and everyone can enjoy specials on gear, accessories, and apparel. In the evening, Deep Eddy cocktails will be provided. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday. BOARDLife, 1100 S Lamar Blvd. 800-975-8112, boardlifeusa.com.

38th Annual O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships. Two contests, the Punniest of Show and Punslingers, will determine the wittiest wordplayers in the land. Also expect live music, food, drink, and a used book sale. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. O. Henry Museum, 409 E. 5th St. 512-472-1903, punoff.com.

West Austin Studio Tour. The counterpart to the super-popular East Austin Studio Tour, the West Austin Studio Tour is the same free, self-guided tour of creative spaces, pop-up projects and art happenings. Tour locations can be found west of Interstate 35, east of MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1), south of U.S. 183 and north of William Cannon Drive. Tour hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  512-939-6665, www.bigmedium.org

 Mother’s day Concert at the Capitol. The Austin Symphonic Band will perform well-known songs that you and your mom can enjoy. 7-8 p.m. Sunday. Texas State Capitol South Steps, 1100 Congress Ave. 512-345-7420, austinsymphonicband.org.


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