ThinkTanque International Pétangue Tourney & Music Festival | April 25-26

ThinkTanque2014

The first annual ThinkTanque International Pétanque Tourney and Music Festival takes place April 25 and 26 at The Bloor Ranch in Manor, Texas. Four hundred (400) players from 7 different countries compete for a $10,000 cash prize in the pétanque tourney (French version of bocce ball). The music stage will be erected at the bottom of a huge hillside, with room for thousands of folks to bring a cooler, spread a blanket, and enjoy live music under the Hill Country sky. #Austin #ATX

The Bloor Ranch
12000 Blue Bluff Road
Manor, TX 78653
 

Springtime in Paris Annual Champagne Brunch and Style Show | San Antonio | March 22

 SA French Cultures Festival Springtime in Paris

Celebrate French culture in San Antonio at the Springtime in Paris Annual Champagne Brunch and Style Show on Saturday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Banquet Hall. Enjoy Parisian fare with complimentary champagne, fashions by Chico’s, a live and silent auction, door prizes and a cash bar. Tickets $35 | Reserved Seating | Information: (210) 861-7855 #SanAntonio

Holy Trinity Catholic Church Banquet Hall
20523 Huebner Road
San Antonio, TX 78258
 

Global Divas WorldBeat Party @ One-2-One Bar | March 6

WOBEON Global Divas March 2014

Join WOBEON (World Beat Online) for its GLOBAL DIVAS WORLDBEAT PARTY at One-2-One Bar on Thursday, March 6, from 7:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Lineup includes Julie Slim & Rendez Vous (jazzed up French tunes), Paula Maya (Brazil-infused performance), Amanda Kitchens (soulful Americana), Naga Valli (Eastern Soul) and a special international guest. Free with RSVP on Eventbrite until March 5 at Midnight, or $7 cover at the door. Free Parking and happy-hour drink specials. #Austin, ATX

One-2-One Bar
1509 S. Lamar Blvd., Suite 600
Austin, TX 78704
 

San Antonio Mardi Gras River Parade and Festival | March 1

March Gras 2014 San Antonio River Walk

Image Credit: Paseo del Rio

Celebrate Fat Tuesday at the Mardi Gras River Parade and Festival in San Antonio on Saturday, March 1. A procession of decorated river barges and krewes of costumed revelers will transform the River Walk into a floating Bourbon Street (3-5 p.m.). Enjoy live music at the Arneson River Theatre Stage (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.), and a festival of food, arts and crafts, activities and more at La Villita Historic Arts Village (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.) Laissez les bon temps rouler! #Free #SanAntonio #MardiGras

 

12th Night Austin 2014 | Jan. 5

12th Night Austin 2014

Krewe du Bisoux presents the second annual Twelfth Night Parade and Ball on Sunday, January 5, 2014, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. The twelfth night after Christmas marks the final day of the mid-winter holidays and the beginning of Carnival season that culminates on Mardi Gras day. In New Orleans, Twelfth Night is celebrated with parties, processions and king cake. It’s a time for costumes, glitter and revelry in the streets of East Austin! Details at http://www.12thnightaustin.com. #Austin #ATX

Historic Scoot Inn
1308 E. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78702
 

Welcome 2014 @ El Sol y la Luna Restaurant with Les Brouvas and Huerta Culture

El Sol y la Luna New Year 2014

El Sol y la Luna Restaurant celebrates the New Year with live music, dancing, special raffles, great food and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Les Brouvas (visiting Austin from France) and Huerta Culture (psycho-cumbia) perform. No cover charge. #Austin #ATX #NYE2014

El Sol y la Luna Restaurant
600 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701
 

Bastille Day Festival @ French Legation Museum | Sat., July 13

Bastille Day 2013

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
 

FRANCE: The Trek from St. Emilion to Paris @ Round Rock REI | Thurs., May 23

HI Austin Travel Class FranceJoin 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
 

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival | April 16-21

Cine Las Americas Film Festival 2013

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.

 

CELEBRATE ME! FRANCE at George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center – April 13

Celebrate Me! France

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