ThinkTanque International Pétangue Tourney & Music Festival | April 25-26

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The first annual ThinkTanque International Pétanque Tourney and Music Festival takes place April 25 and 26 at The Bloor Ranch in Manor, Texas. Four hundred (400) players from 7 different countries compete for a $10,000 cash prize in the pétanque tourney (French version of bocce ball). The music stage will be erected at the bottom of a huge hillside, with room for thousands of folks to bring a cooler, spread a blanket, and enjoy live music under the Hill Country sky. #Austin #ATX

The Bloor Ranch
12000 Blue Bluff Road
Manor, TX 78653
 

Asian Fantasy Character Design Workshop for Ages 4-10 | May 3 | Registration Deadline: April 27

AARC Asian Fantasy Character Workshop

The Asian American Resource Center invites children ages 4-10 to participate in an Asian Fantasy Character Design Workshop with award-winning children’s book artist and author, Yangsook Choi, on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Children will meet mythical characters from ancient Asia, and then design their own characters! Stories include Filipino vampire Sigbin, Korean goblin Tokebi, a child sumo wrestler Kintaro, and a Nine-Tailed Foxx from the Han dynasty. Walk-in or Phone Registration Only | Cost is $10 per child | Registration Deadline: April 27

Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road
Austin, TX 78754
(512) 974-1700
 

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival | April 22-27

Cine Las Americas Film Festival 2014

The 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival brings together Latino and indigenous filmmakers, actors, and screenwriters from all across the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula in Austin, Texas, April 22-27, 2014. This year’s festival honors and life and work of Efraín Gutiérrez, a pioneer of Mexican American cinema in Texas. All films are subtitled in English and are not rated. Festival passes and individual tickets are available. All screenings presented at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center and St. Edward’s University are #free and open to the public. #Austin #ATX #CLAIFF17

 

Bengali New Year Festival | April 19

Bengali New Year Festival 2014

The Bangladesh Association of Greater Austin presents the Bengali New Year Festival, Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Fiesta Gardens. The festival showcases the historically rich, colorful culture of Bangladesh featuring traditional foods, dress, indigenous arts and crafts, and live musical and dance performances of Bangladesi and international cultures. #Free Admission and Parking #Austin #ATX

Fiesta Gardens
2100 Jesse E. Segovia Street
Austin, TX 78702
 

Austin Reggae Festival | April 18-20

Austin Reggae Festival 2014

Enjoy reggae and dub talent at the Austin Reggae Festival, April 18-20. This year’s festival takes place at Butler Park due to construction at Auditorium Shores. Headliners include Easy Star All-Stars, Inner Circle, Rootz Underground and Everton Blender. A portion of proceeds benefit the Capital Area Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief charity in Central Texas. No tents, canopies or overnight camping at this year’s event. Check Butler Park Rules before heading out. #Austin #ATX

Butler Park
1000 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: A Tribute to Mexican Women | April 18 & 19

MACC Tribute to Mexican Women

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century Mexican nun, celebrated playwright, mathematician, and poet in a time when women were restricted from education. In 1667, this self-taught scholar entered a convent, the only place she was allowed to continue educating herself. Her work is now looked upon as a defense for women’s right to education. Celebrate Sor Juana’s legacy with Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 2014: A Tribute to Mexican Women, at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Culture Center, April 18 & 19. #Austin #ATX

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street
Austin, TX 78701
 

Fusebox Festival | Contemporary Art and Performance Festival | April 16-27

Fusebox Festival 2014

Fusebox Festival presents 12 days of adventurous performance, film, food, music and visual art from around the world. In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, the 2014 festival will be #FREE to attend. You must register for a Fusebox Festival membership to make reservations in advance or walk-up to shows. Register online or by phone (512) 800-3066 | April 16-27 | #Austin #ATX #FuseboxFestival