Fiesta Amistad, one of the largest Hispanic two-day events in Central Texas, takes place May 25-26, 2013, at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. Enjoy an auto show with classic cars, hot rods and motorcycles; live music; arts and crafts; food and family entertainment. Admission $5; children under 12 free, accompanied by parent.
Old Settler’s Park
1299 Harrell Parkway
Round Rock, TX 78664
The Annual Jaycees’ Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival returns Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2013, featuring live music, great Cajun food, crawfish races, a special appearance by Chef John Russ of the renowned Lüke San Antonio and more! This year’s music lineup includes Bart Crow, Jake Hooker and The Outsiders, Jean Pierre and the Zydeco Angels, Bayou Roux, The Walburg Boys, Gumbo Ce Soir, Cher Las-Bas, and Kevin Anthony & G-Town.
100 Block of West Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Join Hostelling International-Austin at Round Rock REI to learn about some of the best art, food and wine in the world. The class covers the wonders of French train travel, French wine and the Parisian museum system. There will also be information on easy day trips from Paris, things to see, and things you can and can’t afford to miss on your first trip.Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.| FREE
REI Round Rock
201 University Oaks Blvd., Suite 1100
Round Rock, TX 78664
The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center presents Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Culture Center’s “Esperanza de la Herencia,” Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. Each year, Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance (PRFDance) brings the rich heritage of Puerto Rico to life with a performance event dedicated to inspiring youth. This live music and dance recital showcases PRFDance cultural arts students backed by PRFDance and junior performing companies displaying the rich variety of Puerto Rico’s traditions. Free admission | Open to the public.
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street
Austin, TX 78701
The Jewish Community Relations Council and the Austin Hindu Community host Bollywood Meets Borscht Belt on Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. in the Community Hall of the Dell Jewish Community Center. This event is a joint fund raiser and cultural exchange party to provide school supplies for disadvantaged kids in the Manor and AISD School Districts. This family friendly event will provide a vegetarian Indian main course dinner with Jewish desserts, and activities for children and adults including music and dance performances as well as participation. Admission: Adults $18 | Kids Under Age 13–$6). Festive Indian attire encouraged.
Dell Jewish Community Campus
JCC Community Hall
7300 Hart Lane
Austin, TX 78731
Join Marigold-Gateway to India for a Day of Henna with Mary Bright Side Marlatt, a talented henna artist, on Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Henna is the ancient art of applying designs on skin with a paste made from henna leaves. It is natural, completely safe and temporary and usually lasts about a week. Mary will have designs for you to pick from or you may bring your own. Your design can be as simple or as intricate as you like. Cost will vary depending on design. Very simple designs start at $5.
Marigold-Gateway to India, is a unique, locally owned retail store that carries clothing for men, women, and children, as well as accessories, gifts, and home furnishings–all imported from India. More than a retail store, Marigold is a hub for many things Indian – from musical events to block printing workshops and ongoing Pilates classes. Giving back to the community is an important part of the store’s philosophy.
Marigold-Gateway to India
2200 South Lamar
Austin, TX 78704
Austin Saengerrunde and Scholz Garden present MAIFEST, Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Live music by Grammy Award winning Brave Combo and Cloverleaf, German beer tasting, dinner and dancing. Purchase tickets here or at the door.
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Beer Tasting ~ 10 Different German Beers | Saengerrunde Halle
3 p.m. | Live music with Grammy Award Winning Brave Combo | Scholz Beer Garden
6 p.m. to 11 p.m. | Dinner and Dancing | Food by Scholz Garden and Music by Cloverleaf | Saengerrunde Halle
Austin Saengerrunde Halle and Scholz Garden
1607 San Jacinto
Austin, TX 78701
Celebrate Pflugerville’s German heritage at the 38th Annual Deutschen Pfest, May 17-19, 2013, at Pfluger Park. Enjoy live music, a Saturday parade, carnival rides, children’s games and activities, shopping booths and a 5K Pfun Run/Walk on Sunday.
515 City Park Road
Pflugerville, TX 78660
Teatro Vivo presents the Austin Latino New Play Festival, May 16-18, 2013, at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. The festival brings together Texas playwrights and audience members for staged readings and rich conversation about three new scripts, each running just one night. After each reading, the playwright, director and actors participate in moderated talk-back sessions with the audience so attendees can provide feedback. Though the productions have Latino roots, they explore cross-cultural age-old themes and modern dilemmas that will surprise, challenge, engage and push the dramatic envelope for audience members accustomed to one-way conversations at the theater.
Thursday, May 16 | 8 p.m. | El Jardín Viviente (The Living Garden) by Ariana Mendez
Friday, May 17 | 8 p.m. | Quincea – What? by Caroline Dobson Chavez
Saturday, May 18 | 8 p.m. | Petra’s Pastorela by Rupert Reyes
Long Center for the Performing Arts
Rollins Studio Theatre
701 W. Riverside
Austin, TX 78704
Join Hostelling International-Austin for an evening lecture and Question and Answer Session with local traveler Jefre Outlaw about his recent trek to Antarctica. Learn about the wonders of the White Continent and how to see it on a backpacker’s budget. Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 7 p.m. | Free
2200 South Lakeshore Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741