Austin Ballroom Festival | May 10

Austin Ballroo Festival 2014

Dance International hosts the 15th Annual Austin Ballroom Festival, Saturday, May 10, at the Palmer Events Center. Performers include World Salsa Champion Liz Lira and renowned tangueros Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo of Argentina. The festival includes open social dancing with music by the locally famous Nash Hernandez Orchestra and DJ Ed Z. Esquina Tango hosts a milonga (tango dance party) Sunday evening. Workshops will be held at the Hills Health Club on Bee Caves Road on Sunday, May 11. #Austin #ATX

CELEBRATE ME! ARGENTINA @ George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center | April 12

Celebrate Me! Argentina April 2014

The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center presents CELEBRATE ME! ARGENTINA, Saturday, April 12, from Noon to 4 p.m.  CELEBRATE ME! is a travel event series exploring different cultures from around the world. This #free family-friendly event highlights Argentine culture through art, language, food, geography and history. RSVP: (512) 974-4926. #Austin #ATX

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

Day of Tango Festival | Dec. 7-8

Day of Tango 2013

Join The Academy of Tango-Texas for the third annual Day of Tango Festival, Dec. 7-8, 2013, at the Ben Hur Shrine in Austin, featuring performances by international Tango champions, local area Tango instructors and professional performers, live music, workshops, dancing and more. #Austin #ATX #DayOfTango

Proclaimed by the Mayor of Austin, Lee Leffingwell, and recognized by the State of Texas as a momentous event, The Day of Tango has been celebrated in Argentina every year on December 11 since 1965 in honor of the birth dates of the two men responsible for the creation and worldwide promotion of the Tango: Carlos Gardel and Julio De Caro. With the approval of La Academia Nacional del Tango de la Republica Argentina, the Academy of Tango-Texas is proud to bring this momentous celebration to Austin.

Ben Hur Shrine
7811 Rockwood Lane
Austin, TX 78757

Around the World with ACC Film Fest | Rio Grande Campus | Sept 30 – Oct 4

ACC International Film Fest

Learn about a different country each night this week at Around the World with ACC Film Fest. Find out about Austin Community College’s study abroad scholarships and programs in Japan, Costa Rica, Spain, Argentina and Jordan while enjoying films and free international snacks. 5 Nights | 5 Films | 7-9:30 p.m. | #Free and Open to the Public | Sept 30 – Oct 4 | #Austin #ATX #ACC #AustinCommunityCollege

Monday | Sept 30 | JAPAN | “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”

Tuesday | Oct 1 | COSTA RICA | “El Sanatorio”

Wednesday | Oct 2 | SPAIN | “Belle Epoque” (The Age of Beauty)

Thursday | Oct 3 | ARGENTINA | “La Luna de Avellaneda”

Friday | Oct 4 | JORDAN | “Paradise Now”

 
Austin Community College
Rio Grande Campus, Room 301
1212 Rio Grande Street
Austin, TX 78701
 

Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin | Second Official Fundraiser | Sept 28

Esquina Tango 2nd Annual Fundraiser 2013

 

Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin hosts its Second Official Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept 28, 2013, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Food, performances, live music (Gente Boa and El Tule), a silent auction and dancing are all part of the fun.  Tickets $20 | #Austin #ATX #EsquinaTango #ATXMusic

Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin
209 Pedernales Street
Austin, TX 78702
 

A Night of Salsa and Argentine Tango with Dance International | Town Lake Cruise | Sat., August 24

Image Credit: Dance International

Image Credit: Dance International

Join Dance International for A Night of Salsa and Argentine Tango on an evening cruise, Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Check-in at 8 p.m. Boat leaves promptly at 8:30 p.m. Second deck reserved for dancing. Pack your own cooler with food and drinks (alcohol is allowed, legal age). Tickets $35 #Austin #ATX #LatinDance #Tango #Salsa

Capital Cruises
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
 

Austin Ballroom Festival | May 11

Austin Ballroom Festival 2013

Dance International hosts the 14th Annual Austin Ballroom Festival, Saturday, May, 11, 2013, at the Ben Hur Shrine. Featured dancers include U.S. and World Salsa Champion Cristian Oviedo and partner Maria Zhukovskaya; Ryan and Tessa, professional Latin dancers from Dallas; and Gustavo Simplis and Veronica Quitalo from Esquina Tango in Austin. Afternoon dance workshops include the Waltz, Argentine Tango, International Rumba and Salsa. Vintage 15 plays music for dancing and enjoyment from 7-8 p.m. and a second set again after the performances (youth, adult and professional demonstrations). Evening attire is semi-formal.

Afternoon Dance Workshops:

12 p.m. | Stewart Yaros, Director of Dance International in Ballroom | Waltz
1 p.m.
| Gustavo Simplis | Argentine Tango
2 p.m. | Ryan and Tessa | International Rumba
3 p.m.
| Cristian Oviedo | Salsa

Order Tickets and Workshops

Ben Hur Shrine
7811 Rockwood Lane
Austin, TX 78757
 

Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin Screens “The Dignity of the Nobodies” – April 21

Esquina Film The Dignity of the NobodiesJoin Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin for the screening of “The Dignity of the Nobodies” (Argentina | 2005) on Sunday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Spanish with English subtitles. Suggested Donation $5 | Provide Your Own Beverage | Popcorn Provided

About the Movie:

The degraded socio-economic condition of Argentina leading to the December 2001 rebellions, and its consequent social chaos analyzed by focusing on real people from Buenos Aires poorest shantytowns, crumbling hospitals, and women middle class farmers fighting multinational banks that are shamelessly appropriating their farmlands.

Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin
209 Pedernales Street
Austin, TX 78702
 

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival | April 16-21

Cine Las Americas Film Festival 2013

The 16th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival runs April 16-21, 2013, and showcases contemporary films from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula. Films made by or about Latinos in the United States or the rest of the world, and films by or about indigenous groups of the Americas are also invited to participate. The festival program offers the latest features, narratives, documentaries, short films, animation, youth films and more. All films are subtitled in English. Festival venues include the Stateside at the Paramount, Alamo Drafthouse Village, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center and St. Edward’s University.

 

New Year’s Eve Celebration with Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin

New Year 2013 Esquina Tango AustinEsquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin celebrates New Year’s Eve with a tango dance party from 8 p.m. until 11:45 p.m. and a New Year’s countdown with party favors at midnight. Enjoy Latin music and dance until the last person goes home. No reservations needed. BYOB (champagne and wine welcome). You are also encouraged to provide snacks and sweets to share. Suggested donation $10-15 (cash or check only). Everyone is welcome.

Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin
209 Pedernales
Austin, TX 78702