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A daily rundown of live entertainment in and around San Marcos tonight, compiled by Mercury Scene Editor Hap Mansfield and our content partners at San Marcos Tonight.


Tonight’s Best Bet

Tonight is an embarrassment of riches with the !Viva! Cinco de Mayo Festival percolating at the Hays County Civic Center, the Crawfish Boil at the Railyard, the much-loved Rods at Riley’s car show with Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers and Bo Porter providing the music and a casino night at the Commemorative Air Force Exhibit. But, wait- there’s more. Cablestock at the Texas Ski ranch will be celebrating with awards and music, the Whelan 250 at the Central Texas Speedway is loaded with fun, racing and music by Jake Kellen. Our money, however, is on Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys (pictured) at Cheatham Street Warehouse tonight at 9 p.m.. There is no one like Escovedo who is always a heart-stopping hit each year at the South by Southwest music festival and has spread the esteemed reputation of Texas music with his heady punk/rock/country/Latin mix . Rock critic Holly Gleason aptly calls him a “fringe rock icon, never mainstream, but always the secret handshake that separates those who know from those who think they do.” Perfectly said.


Crawfish Boil at The Railyard

Crawfish Boil @4 p.m.

@ The Railyard, 116 South Edward Gary Street

Crawfish plates with red potatoes, beer garden, live music


Start: 05/04/2013 4:00 pm
End: 05/04/2013 11:00 pm
Venue: The Railyard
116 S. Edward Gary,

Rods at Riley’s

Rod’s at Rileys bi-annual car show and music throw-down @ 4p.m.- close

Informal meet starts at 2 p.m., food served at 4 p.m. 8$ a plate

Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers @4-7p.m.

Bo Porter @9p.m.-1 am.

@ Riley’s Tavern, 8894 FM 1102

Start: 05/04/2013 4:00 pm
End: 05/04/2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Riley’s Tavern
Phone: 512-392-3132
8894 FM 1102, New Braunfels,

Yellow Rose Casino Night at Commemorative Airforce Exhibit

Yellow Rose Casino Night @ 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

@Commemorative Air Force Exhibit, 1841 Airport Drive

DINNER: 6 –7 pm
CASINO OPEN: 7–10 pm
GAMES OF CHANCE: Blackjack, Texas Hold ‘em, Roulette, Craps

– a delicious BBQ dinner
– major prize of a flight on the B-25
– chance to show gaming skills 
– raffle prizes                                                           
– chance to keep history alive  
– $20,000 in casino dollars       Tickets:  $40 per person (incl. dinner) or $30 per person (without dinner)
Additional info or tickets: Call 512-699-3639

Start: 05/04/2013 6:00 pm
End: 05/04/2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Commemorative Air Force Exhibit
Phone: (512) 396-1943
1841 Airport Drive,

Freckleface Strawberry-The Musical

Freckleface Strawberry-The Musical @ 6:30 p.m.

@ VFW Hall, Wimberley

Freckleface Strawberry-The Musical @ 6:30 p.m.

@ VFW Hall Wimberley, Veteran’s Park on Jacobs Well Road (CR 182)

(512) 847-6441

Tickets $15

Lee Colee’ Studios and The Black Diamond Cabaret Theatre will be featuring a cast of 7-12 year-olds  in “Freckleface Strawberry”, based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by actress Julianne Moore. Freckleface will do anything to get rid of her freckles! From scrubbing them with soap to caking on makeup and even wearing a ski mask to school! Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror? With the help of her lovable schoolmates, an amazingly talented ballerina, a nerd, a cute jock, a charming ditz and a totally kooky teacher, Freckleface learns that everyone is different and that’s what makes everyone special! With soaring music, awesome dancing and a freckle face full of laughs, the whole family will love this brand new musical for all ages…freckles or not.


Start: 05/04/2013 6:30 pm
End: 05/04/2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Wimberley VFW Hall
Phone: (512) 847-6441
Veterans Park Jacobs Well Road, Wimberley

Bill Hearne at Linda’s

Bill Hearne @ 7-10 p.m.

@ Linda’s Fine Foods, 500 FM 2325, Wimberley

Start: 05/04/2013 7:00 pm
End: 05/04/2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Linda’s Fine Foods and Catering
Phone: 512-847-5464
500 FM 2325, Wimberley,

Alejandro Escovedo at Cheatham Street Warehouse

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO & the Sensitive Boys @10:00 p.m.
with special guest: TBA – 8:30
Non-Smoking Show

@ Cheatham Street Warehouse, 119 Cheatham Street

Start: 05/04/2013 8:30 pm
End: 05/04/2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Cheatham Street Warehouse
Phone: 512-353-3777
119 Cheatham Street,

Bright Like the Sun, See You in the Morning, Seven Circles, Legendary Skies at Triple Crown

Bright Like the Sun, See You in the Morning, Seven Circles, Legendary Skies @ 9 p.m.

@ The Triple Crown, 206 North Edward Gary Street

Start: 05/04/2013 9:00 pm
End: 05/04/2013 11:00 pm
Venue: The Triple Crown
Phone: 512-396-2236
206 N. Edward Gary,

DJ Dance Night at Texas Music Theater

DJ Dance Night @ 9 p.m.

@ Texas Music Theater, 120 East San Antonio Street

Start: 05/04/2013 9:00 pm
End: 05/04/2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Texas Music Theater
Phone: 512-667-7216
120 E. San Antonio Street,

Blue Water Highway Band at Wake the Dead Coffeehouse

Blue Water Highway Band @ 9 p.m.

@ Wake the Dead Coffeehouse, 1432 RR12

Start: 05/04/2013 9:00 pm
End: 05/04/2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Wake the Dead Coffeehouse
Phone: 512-754-9253
1432 Old Ranch Road 12,

Cablestock 2013

Cablestock Wakeboarding event and music fest 10 a.m.- midnight

@Texas Ski Ranch
6700 North IH 35
New Braunfels,

May 4 Agenda:

(Fri, Sat Sun Public Cable Pass $49.95, includes all open times during day)

9am-10am Cable Open for Registered Riders

10:00am-12:00pm Cable Amateur Finals: Traditional Cable & Cable Features

12:00pm-2:00pm Boat Finals Amateur & Pro

2:00pm-3:00pm Hybrid Wake Finals

2:00pm-3:30pm Wakeskate Final 5 on Little Bro: Modified Game of Skate

3:00pm-3:30pm Adaptive Skateboard Demo by Adaptive Action Sports Pro Athletes

3:30pm-6:00pm Cable Pro Finals & Structure Only Finals

6:30pm Awards

7:00pm LIVE MUSIC on Klasik Parque Stage

Curren$y, Action Bronson, Driicky Graham & More!

Start: 05/04/2013 9:00 am
End: 05/04/2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Texas Ski Ranch
Phone: (830) 627-2843
6700 North IH 35 , New Braunfels,

!Viva! Cinco de Mayo/ State Menudo Cook-off

!Viva! Cinco de Mayo/ State Menudo Cook-off 10 a.m.-midnight

@Hays County Civic Center, 1249 Civic Center Loop

• Food Booths

• Arts & Crafts

• Carnival

• Baile Folklorico

• Cinco de Mayo Pageant

• Jalapeno Eating Contest

• Menudo Cook-Off

• DJ Lupe Vasquez – Ultimate Sound


Start: 05/04/2013 10:00 am
End: 05/04/2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Hays County Civic Center
1249 Civic Center Loop,

Whelen 250 at Central Texas Speedway

Whelen 250 starts @ 3 p.m. (noon for volley ball)

@ Central Texas Speedway, 24801 Interstate 35, Kyle,

Racing! Refreshments! Beach Volleyball Tournament! Live Music with Jake kellen!

The Whelen 250 Schedule of Events:
12:00pm-7:00pm Speedway Beach Volleyball Tournament
3:00pm Doors Open
4:45pm Opening Ceremonies
5:00-10:00pm Featured Races
Bandoleros (10 Laps)
NASKARTS (27 Laps)
Dwarfs (20 Laps)
Mini Stocks (20 Laps)
Grand Stocks (20 Laps)
NASCAR Sport Mods ( 25 Laps)
A –Line Super Stocks (30 Laps)
NASCAR Trucks (40 Laps)
NASCAR Modifides (50 Laps)
NASCAR Pro Late Model (75 Laps)
   6:30pm-8:00pm: Live Music Featuring Jake Kellen
Start: 05/04/2013 12:00 pm
End: 05/04/2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Central Texas Speedway
24801 N IH-35, Kyle

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