Texas Folklife “Stories from Deep in the Heart” Reception and Public Listening Party | July 18

Texas Folklife Stores from Deep in the Heart July 2014

Texas Folklife presents a free public listening party and reception for the Stories from Deep in the Heart” Summer Institute program on Friday, July 18, from 6-8 p.m. at the Asian American Resource Center. This year’s program documents Asian and Asian American community traditions through audio stories.  “Stories from Deep in the Heart” is Texas Folklife’s award-winning youth radio program that teaches high school students and teachers how to document family and community traditions through audio documentaries. #Austin #ATX

Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road
Austin, TX 78754
 

Planet Music Series: South Asian featuring Ustad Nizami @ Asian American Resource Center | July 12

Planet Music July 2014

Austin Parks and Recreation Department continues its Planet Music series with an afternoon of South Asian music featuring Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami at the Asian American Resource Center on Saturday, July 12, from 7-9 p.m. Throughout his 39 year career, Nizami has become a master of Classical Indian, Ghazal, Geet, Qawwali, Bhajan, Pakistani Folk, and Sufi music. He has played for foreign dignitaries including Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth II. #Austin #ATX #Free

Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road
Austin, TX 78754
 

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

Jewels of the Tanjavur Tradition @ Asian American Resource Center | June 20

Image Credit: Austin Dance India

Image Credit: Austin Dance India

Austin Dance India presents an evening of live music and dance from South India with Jewels of the Tanjavur Tradition, on Friday, June 20, 2014, from 8-9:30 p.m., at the Asian American Resource Center. Original and traditional dances by Anuradha Naimpally, with live musical accompaniment by a renowned ensemble of musicians from Chennai, India. Naimpally, nominated and named Best Dancer by the Austin Critics’ Circle numerous times over the years, brings her world class presentation style to this intimate setting. Tickets. #Austin #ATX

Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road
Austin, TX 78754
 

RICE: A Celebration of Asian American Culinary Pursuits @ Asian American Resource Center | May 17

AARC Rice A Celebration of Asian American Culinary Pursuits May 2014

The Asian American Resource Center (AARC) presents a food festival celebrating all things rice in honor of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. RICE: A Celebration of Asian American Culinary Pursuits includes a Battle of Asian Food Trucks, a Culinary Entrepreneurs Panel, outdoor competitive rice games, interactive food booths and kids’ activities. Admission is #free and open to the public. A $20 Tasting Ballot includes one dish from each competing truck, t-shirt and voting ballot. #Austin #ATX

Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road
Austin, TX 78754
 

Leyte Dance Theatre Performs at Asian American Resource Center | May 11

AARC Leyte Dance Troupe May 2014

Famed Leyte Dance Theatre, one of the top dance companies in the Philippines, performs a special fundraising show to help Typhoon Haiyan Survivors on Sunday, May 11, from 4-6 pm at the Asian American Resource Center. Enjoy a special Mother’s Day out by celebrating Filipino culture through dance, music and food. Tickets: $15, $25, $50. Children 11 and under FREE. Call 512-294-7045 to purchase tickets. #Austin #ATX

Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road
Austin, TX 78754
 

Events May 2-10

Brenham Maifest 2014

Brenham Maifest | Brenham, Texas | May 2-4

Celebrate the annual Brenham Maifest, May 2-4, at historic Fireman’s Park in Brenham, Texas. This is one of the oldest heritage festivals anywhere in the south. Celebrate the heritage of German settlers in Texas with free live music, dancing, arts and craft vendors, food vendors and Saturday morning’s elaborate downtown parade.

Cinco de Mayo Austin 2014

Cinco de Mayo Austin | Fiesta Gardens Park | May 3-4

Fiestas Patrias of Austin invites you to its 9th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, May 3-4, at Fiesta Gardens. The two-day event includes a variety of Tejano and Conjunto bands. An all-day Conjunto Festival takes place on Sunday. The event also includes dancing, a car show, food and family activities.

Cinco de Mayo Austin Downtown Block Party 2014

Cinco de Mayo Downtown Austin Block Party | May 4

La Condesa is hosting their free Sixth Annual Cinco de Mayo Downtown Block Party on Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 1-9 pm, in celebration of the rich heritage and culture of Mexico. The annual downtown festival covers features food and free activities for the whole family. Music lineup includes Este Vato, Bombasta, DJ Chicken George & Chorizo Funk, Celsius, Vitera and more.

 

Polish Film: “Shivers / Dreszcze” @ Austin Public Library Manchaca Branch | May 4 | 3:30 p.m.

 

Austin Dance India Annual Showcase @ Asian American Resource Center | May 4 | 11 am – 1 pm

Austin Dance India’s Annual Showcase features the full student ensemble and Artistic Director, Anuradha Naimpally. Enjoy traditional Bharata Natyam as well as contemporary dances in colorful costumes by students of all ages. $5 Admission. All are welcome.

 

Spring Supper Club From Italy with Love May 2014

Spring Supper Club: From Italy with Love @ Olive & June | May 6

This sumptuous feast will kick off with Italian bubbles and serve an abundance the seasonal, vegetable-driven dishes that have made Shawn Cirkiel’s restaurant a beloved favorite. Nibble crostini, antipasti, green garlic risotto, a hearty ragu and other seasonal favorites—and end the evening with a dolci that promises to bring out the kid in everyone.

Austin Latino New Play Festival 2014

Austin Latino New Play Festival | May 8-10

Teatro Vivo presents the Austin Latino New Play Festival, May 8-10, at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. The festival brings together Texas playwrights and audience members for staged readings and rich conversation about three Latino plays, 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.

#Austin #ATX

 

Austin Dragon Boat Festival and Races | April 26

Image Credit: Austin Dragon Boat Festival

Image Credit: Austin Dragon Boat Festival

Enjoy friendly, competitive dragon boat races at the 16th Annual Austin Dragon Boat Festival and Races. In addition to the races, this family-friendly, multi-cultural event offers different cultural music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, Taiko Drums and Lion Dance. Dragon Boat racing has grown from its origins in ancient China and is now an international sport. Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 10 am to 3 pm| Festival Beach on Lady Bird Lake | #FREE #Austin #ATX

Festival Beach
2101 Jesse E. Segovia Street
Austin, TX 78702
 

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day | April 26

World Tai Chi Day 2014

The public is invited to join Tai Chi schools from across Central Texas for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day at the Asian American Resource Center on Saturday, April 26, from 9 am to 1 pm. Join people worldwide in sending a wave of healing energy around the planet. Everyone is invited to this #FREE event, regardless of experience. #Austin #ATX

Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road
Austin, TX 78754
 

Asian Fantasy Character Design Workshop for Ages 4-10 | May 3 | Registration Deadline: April 27

AARC Asian Fantasy Character Workshop

The Asian American Resource Center invites children ages 4-10 to participate in an Asian Fantasy Character Design Workshop with award-winning children’s book artist and author, Yangsook Choi, on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Children will meet mythical characters from ancient Asia, and then design their own characters! Stories include Filipino vampire Sigbin, Korean goblin Tokebi, a child sumo wrestler Kintaro, and a Nine-Tailed Foxx from the Han dynasty. Walk-in or Phone Registration Only | Cost is $10 per child | Registration Deadline: April 27

Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road
Austin, TX 78754
(512) 974-1700