Alliance Française d’Austin presents Bastille Day 2013 on Saturday, July 13, from 6-10 p.m. at the historic French Legation Museum. Live music by Rumbullion (Euro lounge folk jazz accordion) and Danielle Reich (jazz vocals), French food and pastries, French wine and kegs of beer, and children’s activities. Tickets $10; Children 12 and under are free.French Legation Museum 802 San Marcos Austin, TX 78702
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 (512) 255-1938
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.
The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center presents CELEBRATE ME! FRANCE on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 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 French culture through art, language, food, geography, and history. RSVP: (512) 974-4926.George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center 1165 Angelina Street Austin, TX 78702
The Department of French and Italian at The University of Texas at Austin in partnership with Freestyle Language Center presents The Tournées Festival, two weekends of new French films, Feb. 15-24, 2013, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. All films are in French with English subtitles. Free and open to the public.Texas Union Theatre The University of Texas at Austin Union Building (Ground Level) 2247 Guadalupe Austin, TX 78712
The Austin Museum Partnership is proud to host the 15th Annual Austin Museum Day – a FREE, community-wide rediscovery of Austin museums. On Sunday, September 23, take the entire family out on the town to enjoy local exhibits and activities at nearly 40 participating institutions!
Don’t miss special activities and exhibits at the following museums:Austin History Center 810 Guadalupe Street (512) 974-7480
12 – 6 PM
Get a sneak preview of the new exhibit “Building a Community: The First Century of African Americans in Travis County,” which officially opens on Tuesday, September 25.Blanton Museum of Art 200 East MLK Blvd. (512) 471-7324
The Blanton’s permanent collection of more than 17,000 works is recognized for its European paintings, an encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings, and modern and contemporary American and Latin American art.
Museum Day activities include making your own marionette, a live theatrical performance, a scavenger hunt, and many other fun activities.French Legation Museum 802 San Marcos Street (512) 472-8180
Grounds & House Open: 10 AM – 5 PM
Kids Activities & Music: 11 AM – 3 PM
Celebrate the Grand Re-Opening following the quarter million dollar house restoration. Learn to play petanque with the Heart of Texas Petanque Club or have a picnic under the oak trees while enjoying live music, kids activities, and some of Austin’s finest food vendors.George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center 1165 Angelina Street (512) 974-4926
Celebrate Museum Day with “Whispers of Africa” which showcases the pride, passion, and magnificent talents of the many people of Africa. The day will be filled with African drumming, folktales, and dancing. Make a Sankofa medallion or an elephant mask. You could even walk away wearing a colorful African Headdress.German-Texan Heritage Society | German Free School 507 E. 10th Street (512) 482-0927
11 AM – 4 PM
The historic German Free School, built 1857 by German immigrants, the first school chartered in Austin, now home to German-Texan Heritage Society, Texas non-profit dedicated to preserving German heritage of Texas. Building tours, genealogy, and refreshments.Mexican American Cultural Center Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center 600 River Street (512) 974-3772
1 – 5 PM; Live Music at 3 PM
Main Gallery: Jose Antonio Garciaguerra — “La Epoca de la Independencia de Mexico” (The Era Mexico’s Independence). Community Gallery: Photographs by Faustinus Deraet presenting images of Mexico.Mexic-Arte Museum 419 Congress Avenue (512) 480-9373
12 – 5 PM, Activities 12 – 3 PM
Exhibition: Elements of Day of the Dead. This exhibition explores contemporary artists’ interpretations of Día de los Muertos iconography and practices. Selected visual artists will re-imagine the elements of traditional Day of the Dead imagery and rituals. Live screen printing and other holiday related hands-on activities.Texas Music Museum 1009 E. 11th St. (corner of E. 11th and San Marcos) (512) 472-8891
1 – 5 PM
Celebrate the East Austin Community – free exhibit of over 150 African American and Mexican American artists who helped make Austin an important music capital. Also enjoy two of Austin’s best community bands:
1:30 – 3:00 pm “New Austin Polka Band”
3:30 – 5:00 pm The Austin Banjo Club
Alliance Francaise d’Austin presents the 17th Annual Bastille Day Fête on Saturday, July 14, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the French Legation Museum. Enjoy music by Christine Albert, samples of French cuisine, a silent auction, and tours of the historic house and kitchen. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Children 12 and under are free.French Legation Museum 802 San Marcos Austin, TX 78702
The City of Austin’s Music Division hosts Austin Welcomes the World: Live from City Hall Plaza, March 14-16, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The showcase features three nights of live international music performances by 12 bands from 12 different countries including Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon, Taiwan, Greenland, Reunion Island, and Australia.Austin City Hall 301 W. 2nd Street Austin, TX 78701
Free exhibitions and activities at more than 30 Austin-area museums on Sunday, September 25, 2011. Austin Tour Guide Association offers guided tours of significant cultural sites. The Mexic-Arte Museum features Latino exhibits and activities. Celebrate the 170th Anniversary of the French Legation, Austin’s oldest home built by the French diplomat to The Republic of Texas. Enjoy a scavenger hunt through The Blanton Museum of Art’s French drawings exhibition, Storied Past.