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 #FreeAsian American Resource Center 8401 Cameron Road Austin, TX 78754
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
Austin Dance India presents an evening of live music and dance from South India with Jewels of the Tanjavur Tradition, on Friday, June 20, 2014, from 8-9:30 p.m., at the Asian American Resource Center. Original and traditional dances by Anuradha Naimpally, with live musical accompaniment by a renowned ensemble of musicians from Chennai, India. Naimpally, nominated and named Best Dancer by the Austin Critics’ Circle numerous times over the years, brings her world class presentation style to this intimate setting. Tickets. #Austin #ATXAsian American Resource Center 8401 Cameron Road Austin, TX 78754
Brenham Maifest | Brenham, Texas | May 2-4
Celebrate the annual Brenham Maifest, May 2-4, at historic Fireman’s Park in Brenham, Texas. This is one of the oldest heritage festivals anywhere in the south. Celebrate the heritage of German settlers in Texas with free live music, dancing, arts and craft vendors, food vendors and Saturday morning’s elaborate downtown parade.
Cinco de Mayo Austin | Fiesta Gardens Park | May 3-4
Fiestas Patrias of Austin invites you to its 9th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, May 3-4, at Fiesta Gardens. The two-day event includes a variety of Tejano and Conjunto bands. An all-day Conjunto Festival takes place on Sunday. The event also includes dancing, a car show, food and family activities.
La Condesa is hosting their free Sixth Annual Cinco de Mayo Downtown Block Party on Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 1-9 pm, in celebration of the rich heritage and culture of Mexico. The annual downtown festival covers features food and free activities for the whole family. Music lineup includes Este Vato, Bombasta, DJ Chicken George & Chorizo Funk, Celsius, Vitera and more.
Polish Film: “Shivers / Dreszcze” @ Austin Public Library Manchaca Branch | May 4 | 3:30 p.m.
Austin Dance India Annual Showcase @ Asian American Resource Center | May 4 | 11 am – 1 pm
Austin Dance India’s Annual Showcase features the full student ensemble and Artistic Director, Anuradha Naimpally. Enjoy traditional Bharata Natyam as well as contemporary dances in colorful costumes by students of all ages. $5 Admission. All are welcome.
Spring Supper Club: From Italy with Love @ Olive & June | May 6
This sumptuous feast will kick off with Italian bubbles and serve an abundance the seasonal, vegetable-driven dishes that have made Shawn Cirkiel’s restaurant a beloved favorite. Nibble crostini, antipasti, green garlic risotto, a hearty ragu and other seasonal favorites—and end the evening with a dolci that promises to bring out the kid in everyone.
Austin Latino New Play Festival | May 8-10
Teatro Vivo presents the Austin Latino New Play Festival, May 8-10, at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. The festival brings together Texas playwrights and audience members for staged readings and rich conversation about three Latino plays, each running just one night. After each reading, the playwright, director and actors participate in moderated talk-back sessions with the audience so attendees can provide feedback. Though the productions have Latino roots, they explore cross-cultural age-old themes and modern dilemmas that will surprise, challenge, engage and push the dramatic envelope for audience members accustomed to one-way conversations at the theater.
The Bangladesh Association of Greater Austin presents the Bengali New Year Festival, Saturday, April 19, from 10 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, and live musical and dance performances of Bangladesi and international cultures. #Free Admission and Parking #Austin #ATXFiesta Gardens 2100 Jesse E. Segovia Street Austin, TX 78702
The South Asian New Year Festival is an annual outdoor celebration showcasing the historically rich, colorful culture and diversity of South Asia featuring live music and dance performances, traditional foods, indigenous arts and crafts, and more. Saturday, April 12 | 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. | #Zilker Hillside Theater. #FREE #Austin #ATXZilker Hillside Theater 2201 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX 78746
Radha Madhav Dham celebrates Holi, the Festival of Colors, on Saturday, March 15, from 2-8 p.m. Holi, also known as the Spring Festival marks the arrival of spring. During Holi, people gather together to playfully throw colored powder on one another in good-natured fun, sing and dance in joyous celebration, and enjoy delicious foods. This year’s festivities include Indian dance and other cultural performances, kid games and prizes, a petting zoo, and more. #Austin #ATXJKP Radha Madhav Dham 400 Barsana Road Austin, TX 78737
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, ATXOne-2-One Bar 1509 S. Lamar Blvd., Suite 600 Austin, TX 78704
The Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio invites you to celebrate the Year of the Horse at the 27th Annual Asian Festival on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The annual festival celebrates the Chinese New Year and the diverse Asian community of Texas with a lion dance parade, music, cultural performances, cooking demos, fashion, crafts, authentic Asian-American foods and more. #SanAntonio #ChineseNewYearInstitute of Texan Cultures UTSA HemisFair Park Campus 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78205
The City of Austin World Music Series presents an evening of East-Indian Soul featuring Naga Valli on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at the Asian American Resource Center. Doors at 7 p.m. | Performance from 7:30-9 p.m. #Free and open to the public. #Austin #ATXAsian American Resource Center 8401 Cameron Road Austin, TX 78754