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
 

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