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

Hillside Concert Series @ A.B. Cantu Pan-American Hillside Theater | July 15, 22, 29

Pan American Hillside Concert Series July 2014

The Hillside Concert Series features #free concerts every Tuesday in July at the A.B. Cantu Pan-American Hillside Theater in East Austin from 7-9 p.m. Tonight’s lineup includes Calle Seis featuring Devin Banda, Hugo Guerrero, Raulito Navaira and J.R. Gomez. #Austin #ATX

July 22 | The Chris Castaneda Project featuring The Real Patron, The Texas Wranglers
July 29 | LOS A-T BOYZ, Ruben Ramos and The Mexican Revolution

A. B. Cantu Pan–American Hillside Theater
2100 East 3rd
Austin, TX 78702

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

Bastille Day 2014 @ French Legation Museum | July 12

Bastille Day 2014

Alliance Française d’Austin presents Bastille Day 2014 on Saturday, July 12, from 6-10 p.m. at the historic French Legation Museum. Dance to the beautiful sounds of Christine Albert, along with the Fanfare Skroks, who’ve come all the way from Angers, France to entertain you. Savor delicious sandwiches, pastries, crêpes, fine wine and beers. Activities for the whole family. Tickets $10 in advance or $12 at the door; children 12 and under free. #Austin #ATX

French Legation Museum
802 San Marcos
Austin, TX 78702

Music Under the Star @ Bullock Texas State History Museum | July 11, 18, 25

Music Under the Stars 2014

The Bullock Texas State History Museum celebrates its 11th season of outstanding Texas music with the annual #FREE summer concert series, Music Under the Star. Pack your camp chairs and blankets (no coolers, please). During the outdoor concerts, visitors can cool off with beer, soda and more for sale on the plaza or shop in the Museum Store. Free parking after 6 pm in the garage. Bullock Museum Lone Star Plaza | 6-9 pm #Austin #ATX

July 11 | Shiva’s Headband and Roky Erickson
July 18 | Carrie Rodriguez and Tish Hinojosa
July 25 | Ray Benson with Milkdrive and The Jason Roberts Band

Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

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

Pflugerville Music in the Park Series Featuring Inside Out Steelband | June 27

Pflugerville Music in the Park

Sway to the sounds of calypso and Caribbean tunes with the Inside Out Steelband at Pfluger Park on Friday, June 27, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Inside Out Steelband is dedicated to the advocacy and advancement of steel drums in the community. Because of Inside Out and its associated programs, Austin has become established as a center of contemporary steel band activity. Pack lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Food also available for purchase. #Austin #ATX #Free

Pfluger Park
515 City Park Road
Pflugerville, TX 78660

Jazz OUTside @ Kenny Dorham’s Backyard | June 26

Jazz Outside June 2014

DiverseArts presents Jazz OUTside at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard on Thursday, June 26, from 7-10 p.m. Lineup includes Dave Laczko, Altas Maior, Brazilian Space Program and Jam Outside. Great food nearby and BYOB (cans and plastic only). Pack lawn chairs and blankets. Suggested Donation: $5; Kids Free #Austin #ATX

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