Rhythm on Stage @ the Long Center | July 1-22

Image Credit: Long Center

Image Credit: Long Center

The Long Center and Ballet Austin invite you to dance this summer. Rhythm on Stage is a series of #FREE dance lessons followed by open dance. Doors at 7 pm; instruction at 7:30 pm. All ages. #RhythmStage #Austin #ATX

  • July 1 |  Zumba with Rebekah Fowler – RSVP
  • July 8 | Bollywood with Prakash Mohandas and Divya Dinakar – RSVP here
  • July 15 | Hip-Hop with Shepherd Allen – RSVP here
  • July 22 | West African with Jean Claude Lessou – RSVP here
The Long Center
Meredith Family Stage in Dell Hall
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704

African American Book Festival | June 28

African American Book Festival 2014

The 8th Annual African American Book Festival takes place Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carver Library and Museum. The event promotes literature, reading, writing and library usage within the African American community. This year’s theme is WE HAVE TOMORROW: Black Literature as Inspiration for Change. #FREE and open to the public. #Austin #ATX

Carver Library and Museum
1165 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702
 

Planet Music: African/African American Music, Featuring Bavu Blakes and Ibrahim Aminou | June 14

PLANET MUSIC USE THIS

Austin Parks and Recreation Department presents its Planet Music series with an afternoon of African/African American music featuring Bavu Blakes and Ibrahim Aminou at the George Washington Culver Museum and Cultural Center on Saturday, June 14, 2014, from Noon to 4 p.m. #Austin #ATX #Free

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
1165 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702
 

Griot Day @ George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center | March 29

Image Credit: Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Image Credit: Austin Parks and Recreation Department

African griot (historian, storyteller, musician) Ibrahim Aminou will provide a short explanation and comprehensive timeline of human development going back seven million years at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center on Saturday, March 29, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The story of Africa’s history will be presented in an interactive, hour-long educational performance highlighting the history of creativity, the history of art, worldwide history, music and rhythms, and knowledge of instruments. #Free, all ages event includes refreshments. RSVP: (512) 974-4926 #Austin #ATX

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
1165 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702
 

SXSW 2014 | Guero’s International Showcase | March 14

 

 SXSW 2014 Guero's International Showcase

Guero’s International Showcase curated by Dave Dart of Dart Music International features bands from Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, Norway, South Africa, South Korea and Texas.  Friday, March 14 | 2-8 p.m. | #FREE #Austin #ATX #SXSW

Guero’s Taco Bar
1412 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
 

 

African American Community Heritage Festival | Feb. 22

African American Community Heritage Festival 2014

The 15th Annual African American Community Heritage Festival takes place Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Huston-Tillotson University. This family friendly event includes a live entertainment mix featuring Grammy Award winner Howard Hewett and other entertainers, a Kid’s Zone, health fair, giveaway prizes, and vendors selling arts and crafts, books, clothing, jewelry and more. Fundraiser benefits the Huston-Tillotson University Scholarship Fund. #Austin #ATX

Huston-Tillotson University Campus
900 East Chicon Street
Austin, TX 78702
 

Austin Meets Zimbabwe | February 22

Austin Meets Zimbabwe

The City of Austin presents Austin Meets Zimbabwe at Rattletree School of Marimba on Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 8-11 p.m.  Event features live African music, a high-energy dance party, street art by truth (a/k/a Mike D. Johnston) and the debut of SeVana Marimba, Austin’s All Women Marimba Band. Tickets $5-15. All Ages. #Austin #ATX

Rattletree School of Marimba
2311 Thornton Rd., Unit K
Austin, TX 78704
 

Mediterranean New Year’s Eve Party 2014

Mediterranean New Year's 2014

Mediterranean New Year’s Eve Party at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Dance the night away with DJ Kamel spinning tunes, a live Samba show, Hookah bar, cash bar, belly dancers, champagne toast at midnight and more. Dinner and VIP packages available. Price $65+ #Austin #ATX #NYE2014

Omni Austin Hotel at SouthPark
4140 Governor’s Row
Austin, TX 78744

 

Kwanzaa Family Celebration | Austin Public Library, Carver Branch | Dec. 30

APL Kawanzaa 2013

Image Credit: Austin Public Library

Join the Austin Public Library for a Kwanzaa Family Celebration at the Carver Branch on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, from 2-3 p.m. African native and educator Elizabeth Kahura brings Kwanzaa to life with storytelling, music and art for all ages. Kwanzaa is an African American holiday celebrated December 26 through January 1. #Austin #ATX

Austin Public Library | Carver Branch
1161 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702
 

Africa Night at The Sahara Lounge featuring Kupira Marimba and Zoumountchi | Nov. 16

Sahara Lounge Africa Night Nov 16 2013

Image Credit: Kupira Marimba

Africa Night at The Sahara Lounge featuring Kupira Marimba (9:30 p.m.) and Zoumountchi (Midnight), Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. $7 admission includes traditional African dinner buffet and free parking.

The Sahara Lounge is an Eastside Austin live music venue with a relaxed, eclectic atmosphere. Formerly the historic TC’s Lounge, the building and decor offer a rich and timeless feel of a Texas juke joint with an African twist. #Austin #ATX #ATXMusic

The Sahara Lounge
1413 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78721