Cine Las Americas International Film Festival | April 22-27

Cine Las Americas Film Festival 2014

The 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival brings together Latino and indigenous filmmakers, actors, and screenwriters from all across the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula in Austin, Texas, April 22-27, 2014. This year’s festival honors and life and work of Efraín Gutiérrez, a pioneer of Mexican American cinema in Texas. All films are subtitled in English and are not rated. Festival passes and individual tickets are available. All screenings presented at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center and St. Edward’s University are #free and open to the public. #Austin #ATX #CLAIFF17

 

Austin Reggae Festival | April 18-20

Austin Reggae Festival 2014

Enjoy reggae and dub talent at the Austin Reggae Festival, April 18-20. This year’s festival takes place at Butler Park due to construction at Auditorium Shores. Headliners include Easy Star All-Stars, Inner Circle, Rootz Underground and Everton Blender. A portion of proceeds benefit the Capital Area Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief charity in Central Texas. No tents, canopies or overnight camping at this year’s event. Check Butler Park Rules before heading out. #Austin #ATX

Butler Park
1000 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: A Tribute to Mexican Women | April 18 & 19

MACC Tribute to Mexican Women

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century Mexican nun, celebrated playwright, mathematician, and poet in a time when women were restricted from education. In 1667, this self-taught scholar entered a convent, the only place she was allowed to continue educating herself. Her work is now looked upon as a defense for women’s right to education. Celebrate Sor Juana’s legacy with Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 2014: A Tribute to Mexican Women, at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Culture Center, April 18 & 19. #Austin #ATX

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street
Austin, TX 78701
 

CELEBRATE ME! ARGENTINA @ George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center | April 12

Celebrate Me! Argentina April 2014

The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center presents CELEBRATE ME! ARGENTINA, Saturday, April 12, 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 Argentine culture through art, language, food, geography and history. RSVP: (512) 974-4926. #Austin #ATX

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
1165 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702
 

Planet Music: Austin Samba! | March 29

Planet Music SAMBA March 29 2014

Austin Parks and Recreation Department continues its Planet Music series with Austin Samba!, an evening of live music and dance with Austin Samba School on Saturday, March 29, from 7-9 p.m. at Zilker Hillside Theater. (RAIN DATE: March 30) #Austin #ATX #Free

Zilker Hillside Theater
2201 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78746
 

SXSW 2014 | Guero’s International Showcase | March 14

 

 SXSW 2014 Guero's International Showcase

Guero’s International Showcase curated by Dave Dart of Dart Music International features bands from Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, Norway, South Africa, South Korea and Texas.  Friday, March 14 | 2-8 p.m. | #FREE #Austin #ATX #SXSW

Guero’s Taco Bar
1412 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
 

 

SXSW 2014 | Pan Americana Festival @ Mexican American Cultural Center | March 14-15

SXSW 2014 Pan Americana Festival

The Pan Americana Festival, a #free two-day event at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, features a lineup of Latin alternative artists, and offers a multicultural experience for the whole family, including music, dance, theater, film, and visual, culinary and literary arts. The festival is open to the public and is accessible via shuttle bus from Sanchez Elementary, Martin Middle School and Fiesta Gardens. Shuttle bus runs every 20 minutes. March 14-15 | 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.  #Austin #ATX #SXSW #PanAmericana14

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street
Austin, TX 78701
 

 

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
 

Mardi Gras Austin @ Scoot Inn | March 1

Mardi Gras Austin 2014

Austin Samba presents Mardi Gras Austin at Scoot Inn on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Celebrate Carnaval/ Mardi Gras from around the world with music from BRAZIL (Samba Knights, Morena Soul, Austin Samba, Seu Jacinto and Trem do Samba), LOUISIANA (Big Wy’s Brass Band and Dr. Zog) and TRINIDAD (McCallum Knights of Steel). Doors 7 p.m. – Show 8 p.m. | $12 at the Door; $6 with valid student ID  | #Austin #ATX #MardiGras

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