The Jewish Community Relations Council and the Austin Hindu Community host Bollywood Meets Borscht Belt on Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. in the Community Hall of the Dell Jewish Community Center. This event is a joint fund raiser and cultural exchange party to provide school supplies for disadvantaged kids in the Manor and AISD School Districts. This family friendly event will provide a vegetarian Indian main course dinner with Jewish desserts, and activities for children and adults including music and dance performances as well as participation. Admission: Adults $18 | Kids Under Age 13–$6). Festive Indian attire encouraged.
Dell Jewish Community Campus
JCC Community Hall
7300 Hart Lane
Austin, TX 78731
Join Marigold-Gateway to India for a Day of Henna with Mary Bright Side Marlatt, a talented henna artist, on Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Henna is the ancient art of applying designs on skin with a paste made from henna leaves. It is natural, completely safe and temporary and usually lasts about a week. Mary will have designs for you to pick from or you may bring your own. Your design can be as simple or as intricate as you like. Cost will vary depending on design. Very simple designs start at $5.
Marigold-Gateway to India, is a unique, locally owned retail store that carries clothing for men, women, and children, as well as accessories, gifts, and home furnishings–all imported from India. More than a retail store, Marigold is a hub for many things Indian – from musical events to block printing workshops and ongoing Pilates classes. Giving back to the community is an important part of the store’s philosophy.
Marigold-Gateway to India
2200 South Lamar
Austin, TX 78704
Austin Dance India presents its Annual Student Showcase featuring traditional and contemporary performances by all students and instructors. Sunday, May 5, 2013 | 3 p.m. | LBJ High School Theater | Admission $5
LBJ High School Theater
7309 Lazy Creek Drive
Austin, TX 78724
The public is invited to join Tai Chi schools from across Central Texas for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day at Butler Park on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Join people worldwide in sending a wave of healing energy around the planet. Everyone is invited to this FREE event, regardless of experience.
1000 Barton Springs Road
(located between Dougherty Arts Center and Palmer Events Center)
Austin, TX 78704
Image Credit: Austin Dragon Boat Festival
Enjoy friendly, competitive dragon boat races at the 15th Annual Austin Dragon Boat Festival and Race. In addition to the races, there will be a variety of dance, music and martial arts performances. Children’s activities include a bouncy castle, origami, calligraphy and more! Saturday, April 27, 2013, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Festival Beach on Lady Bird Lake. Free Admission.
2101 Jesse E. Segovia Street
Austin, TX 78702
The Bangladesh Association of Greater Austin presents the Bengali New Year Festival, Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Fiesta Gardens. The festival showcases the historically rich, colorful culture of Bangladesh featuring traditional foods, dress, indigenous arts and crafts, open air performances of music and dance, and a children’s cultural program. Free Admission and Parking | Open to the Public
2100 Jesse E. Segovia Street
Austin, TX 78702
Join Hostelling International-Austin to learn about Travel to China | The Hidden Destinations on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Austin Downtown REI. Additional topics include Chinese culture, current challenges, its people, how to approach the country, and best ways for budget travel. This program will be interpreted into American Sign Language (ASL). FREE | Registration Required
Austin Downtown REI
601 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703
The South Asian New Year Festival showcases the historically rich, colorful culture of South Asian countries and features traditional South Asian foods, ethnic dress, indigenous arts and crafts, and open air performances of music and dance. FREE and open to the public. Saturday, April 13, 2013 (Rain Date: April 14), from Noon to 9 p.m. at Zilker Hillside Theater.
Zilker Hillside Theater
2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78746
April Rain School of Chinese Dance presents its 2013 Spring Showcase, “The Winds of Spring,” Saturday, April 13, 2013, at LBJ High School beginning at 7 p.m. Enjoy elegant classical Chinese dances, ethnic and folk dances, and music.
Tickets: $5 | Purchase by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or $7 at the door.
LBJ High School
7309 Lazy Creek Dr.
Austin, TX 78724
Leela – An Indian Community Theatre presents its first ever stage production, a double bill of original plays, PANTS & PERCEPTIONS, the first two Fridays and Saturdays of April, 2013, at 8 p.m. Hosted by LuckyChaos Theater Projects.
Salvage Vanguard Theater
2803 E. Manor Road
Austin, TX 78722