Passport Italy @ Central Market | through May 13

Central Market Passport to Italy 2014

Don’t miss Passport Italy at Central Market, a celebration of regional Italian cuisine and culture. Mingle with chefs, winemakers, and cheesemakers, attend bambino-friendly events, watch live cooking demos, learn authentic recipes, and more! Buon Appetito! North Lamar Store Schedule | Westgate Store Schedule #Austin #ATX


Gelato World Tour | May 9-11

Gelato World Tour 2014 No. 2

The Gelato World Tour stops in Austin May 9-11 after visiting Rome, Valencia, Melbourne and Dubai. The tour visits eight cities on five continents and hosts thousands of people before crowning the World’s Best Gelato champion. Sixteen North American gelato artisans compete for best flavor, including Austin’s Matthew Lee of Tèo Espresso and Gelato. Top three winners move on to represent the U.S. in the Grand Finale of the Gelato World Tour, in Rimini, Italy, later this year. The Gelato World Tour Village features instruction on the art of making gelato and educational workshops about the history of gelato. #Austin #ATX #Free

Republic Square Park
422 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78701

Events May 2-10

Brenham Maifest 2014

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 2014

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.

Cinco de Mayo Austin Downtown Block Party 2014

Cinco de Mayo Downtown Austin Block Party | May 4

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 May 2014

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 2014

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.

#Austin #ATX


Austin Meatball Festival | Nov. 23

Austin Meatball Festival 2013

The inaugural Austin Meatball Festival, featuring a variety of meatballs from as many as 15 of Austin’s favorite restaurants, takes place Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at classic Italian eatery Winflo Osteria, 1315 W. Sixth St. The festival includes a competition in which restaurants prepare their finest meatball concoctions to be judged by a Critics’ Choice Panel of foodies and meatball aficionados. Proceeds benefit Fresh Chefs Society and Citizen Generation. Admission $15 – $300  #Austin #ATX #Festival

Winflo Osteria
1315 W. 6th Street
Austin, TX 78703


Italian Festival @ Laguna Gloria | Sunday, August 25

Fun and entertainment await you at Austin’s 10th Annual Italian Festival. Enjoy a Fiat 500 car show; Italian food and wine; live music from Austin Lyric Opera, The Guido Brothers, Italian Waltzes; Mediterranean belly dancers; art; children’s activities and more. Sponsored by Elsa Gramola, A Taste of Italy in Austin. Event benefits The Contemporary Austin (formerly Austin Museum of Art) | Sunday, August 25, 2013 | 4-9 p.m. | Admission $10 | Kids 10 years and under free #Austin #ATX #ItalianFestival

Laguna Gloria
3809 W. 35th Street
Austin, TX 78703

Italian Film: “Welcome to the South” at The University of Texas at Austin – April 25

UT Italian Film April 25 2013 Welcome to the Sticks


Italian Film | BENVENUTI AL SUD – “Welcome to the South” screens Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 8 p.m. in the Basement Auditorium (MEZ B0.306) of MEZES Hall, at The University of Texas at Austin. Free and open to the public. The film is presented in Italian with English subtitles. Arrive early; fire code regulations limit occupancy in the auditorium to 100 persons.

Presented by the Department of French and Italian, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin.

Internet Movie Database (IMDb) Synopsis

UT Visitor Parking Map



Zoppé – An Italian Family Circus @ The Long Center for the Performing Arts | April 12-14

Zoppe Family CircusWalk into an intimate 500-seat tent and be transported worlds away to Old-World Italy, filled with acrobats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers and clowns. Join Zoppé – An Italian Family Circus on the Long Center’s West Lawn as they whisk you away with their enchanting exhibition of a traditional European circus, bringing to life a 160-year-old tradition that began near Venice, Italy.  April 12-14, 2013.

The Long Center for the Performing Arts
701 W. Riverside
Austin, TX 78704