Join Hostelling International-Austin at Round Rock REI to learn about some of the best art, food and wine in the world. The class covers the wonders of French train travel, French wine and the Parisian museum system. There will also be information on easy day trips from Paris, things to see, and things you can and can’t afford to miss on your first trip.Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.| FREE
REI Round Rock
201 University Oaks Blvd., Suite 1100
Round Rock, TX 78664
Austin Saengerrunde and Scholz Garden present MAIFEST, Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Live music by Grammy Award winning Brave Combo and Cloverleaf, German beer tasting, dinner and dancing. Purchase tickets here or at the door.
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Beer Tasting ~ 10 Different German Beers | Saengerrunde Halle
3 p.m. | Live music with Grammy Award Winning Brave Combo | Scholz Beer Garden
6 p.m. to 11 p.m. | Dinner and Dancing | Food by Scholz Garden and Music by Cloverleaf | Saengerrunde Halle
Austin Saengerrunde Halle and Scholz Garden
1607 San Jacinto
Austin, TX 78701
Celebrate Pflugerville’s German heritage at the 38th Annual Deutschen Pfest, May 17-19, 2013, at Pfluger Park. Enjoy live music, a Saturday parade, carnival rides, children’s games and activities, shopping booths and a 5K Pfun Run/Walk on Sunday.
515 City Park Road
Pflugerville, TX 78660
Join Austin Floorball Club for its semiannual New Players Tournament on Sunday, May 5, 2013, from 4:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex. Floorball is a type of safe floor hockey played with a wiffle ball and a lightweight stick. Equipment provided. Athletic shoes and attire recommended. The tournament is a beginner friendly event ; no experience necessary. Each team will play four short games. For more information or to register, visit www.austinfloorballclub.com. Registration fee is $10.
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Sign up for the New Player Tournament at floorballclub.com
Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
1156 Hargrave Street
Austin, TX 78702
The Austin Public Library has partnered with the Austin Polish Society to present FREE monthly screenings of award-winning Polish films of different genres every month at the Manchaca Branch. Films are unrated and have English subtitles. “Erratum” screens Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 3:30 p.m.
A few days before his son’s First Communion, Michał (Tomasz Kot) returns to his hometown to run an errand for his boss. He is to pick up an imported car from customs and return home as soon as possible. But then things take on a different turn. Michał has to stay in town for a few days. He has to wait. As he walks through the city streets, he encounters people he used to be close with; he visits familiar places. Something awakens inside him; something he had long forgotten about. He tries to fight for it.
Austin Public Library, Manchaca Branch
5500 Manchaca Rd.
Austin, TX 78745
Pureza Flamenco Guitar, Texas’ newest and most exciting guitar ensemble, brings a fresh and passionate approach to flamenco. Pureza Flamenco Guitar’s debut show, “Purification by Flamenco” features flamenco guitar accompanied by song and dance. Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 8:30 p.m. (Doors at 8 p.m.) | Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin | $10 Cash at the Door
Isaí Chacón (Guitar and Vocals) … Pepe Gaytán (Percussion) … Luis Manuel Ramos (Guitar) … Jose Manuel Tejeda (Guitar) … Olivia Chacón (Guest Dancer)
Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin
209 Pedernales Street
Austin, TX 78702
Information about the 1847 Treaty between the German founders of Fredericksburg and the Comanche will be presented at the Honor the Treaty Powwow on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Granado Hall in Fredericksburg, Texas. Sponsored by the Chappabitty/Quassycheeky family and The Fort Martin Scott Museum Association. Admission | $4 per vehicle. For more information, call (580) 438-1221.
2082 West Live Oak
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
The 123rd Annual Brenham Maifest, one of the oldest German Heritage festivals in the south, takes place in May 3-5, 2013, at Fireman’s Park in Brenham, Texas. A parade, live German music, arts and crafts vendors, dancing and festival foods are all part of the fun.
910 N. Park Street
Brenham, TX 77883
Austin Polish Society presents the Polish Art Song Recital and Famous Opera Arias, Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 4 p.m. Polish songs and famous opera arias will be performed by mezzo-soprano Ewa Plonka accompanied by Tatiana Storozheva on piano. Coffee, tea, Polish pastries and a wine cash bar. Tickets $15
River Place Country Club
4207 River Place Blvd.
Austin, TX 78730
Join the German-Texan Heritage Society for a family-fun Springfest-Maifest on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the German Free School. Music by The Austin Saengerrunde, The Polkadillos, Joe Klaus on accordion, and the Siekers (German bluegrass). Kid’s activities include a May Pole and bounce house. German food and drinks for all ages. Tickets: $5 in advance ($6 at the door); 12 and under FREE.
German Free School
507 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701