African American Community Heritage Festival | Feb 28

African American Community Heritage Festival 2015

The 16th Annual African American Community Heritage Festival takes place Saturday, February 28, 2015, from 1-5 pm at Huston-Tillotson University. This family friendly event includes a live entertainment mix featuring Grammy Award winning and multiplatinum artist Howard Hewett, Indie artist Chris Hayzel and dance performances, a Kid’s Zone, health fair, and giveaway prizes. Fundraiser benefits the Huston-Tillotson University Scholarship Fund. #Austin #ATX

Huston-Tillotson University Campus

900 East Chicon Street

Austin, TX 78702


Community Marimba Party | Jan 31

Marimba Party Jan 2015

Join Rattletree School of Marimba for an evening of marimba music, friends, and a performance by SeVana Marimba! You’ll even get a chance to jump up and learn to play a song. You’ll be making music with your “band for the night” in no time. It’s #free, all ages, and everyone is welcome. BYOB. Feel free to bring a beverage or a meat-free offering to share. Saturday, January 31 | 7-9 pm | #Austin #ATX

Rattletree School of Marimba

2311 Thornton Rd Suite K

Austin, Texas 78704

East End Fourth Fridays! | Sept 26

East End 4th Fridays Sept 2014

DiverseArts Culture Works and East End IBIZ District present East End Fourth Fridays!, a family-friendly celebration of music, art and community, Friday, Sept 26, at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard. This year promises to bring new levels of community growth and fun as several local businesses offer specials, happy hours and entertainment throughout the day. Lineup includes Ortega Elementary Superstar Choir, EastSide Blues Syndicate and The Blues Posse. Adults $5 | Kids 12 and Under Free | #Austin #ATX #EE4F

Kenny Dorham’s Backyard                                                                                 
1106 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78702

St. Elias Mediterranean Festival | Sept 26-27

Mediterranean Fest 2014

Celebrate Mediterranean culture at the St. Elias Mediterranean Festival, Sept 26-27, with live music; homemade foods from Lebanon, Palestine, Greece, Eritrea and Romania; a diverse Orthodox Bazaar; dance demonstrations; and children’s games. The festival has been named one of Central Texas’ Top 10 Food Festivals by The Austin Chronicle. Tickets are available online, at the gate, and at all Twin Liquors locations for a $5 donation. Free Admission Saturday from 12-4 pm | Austin #ATX #MedFest14

St. Elias Orthodox Church
408 East 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

International Music Festival | Sept 6-7

International  Music Festival 2014

The Texas Music Museum presents the 4th Annual International Music Festival celebrating the diverse cultures of Austin with #free live entertainment and music from around the world. September 6-7 | 12:30 pm -7 pm | George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center | #Austin #ATX

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

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