Women in Latin Music Showcase | Aug. 17

Women in Latin Music Showcase 2014

The Austin Latino Music Association presents the 5th Annual Women in Latin Music Showcase on Sunday, August 17, 2014, from 2 pm to 8 pm at Moose Lodge 1735, featuring Mariachi Amor, Tiarra Girls, Paula Maya, Los Texas Wranglers and La Distancia y Mucho Mas. Purchase $10 Advance Tickets @ (512) 799-0815; Door $15 #Austin #ATX

Moose Lodge #1735
2103 E. M. Franklin Avenue
Austin, TX 78723

Hillside Concert Series @ A.B. Cantu Pan-American Hillside Theater | July 15, 22, 29

Pan American Hillside Concert Series July 2014

The Hillside Concert Series features #free concerts every Tuesday in July at the A.B. Cantu Pan-American Hillside Theater in East Austin from 7-9 p.m. Tonight’s lineup includes Calle Seis featuring Devin Banda, Hugo Guerrero, Raulito Navaira and J.R. Gomez. #Austin #ATX

July 22 | The Chris Castaneda Project featuring The Real Patron, The Texas Wranglers
July 29 | LOS A-T BOYZ, Ruben Ramos and The Mexican Revolution

A. B. Cantu Pan–American Hillside Theater
2100 East 3rd
Austin, TX 78702

Rhythm on Stage @ the Long Center | July 1-22

Image Credit: Long Center

Image Credit: Long Center

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
The Long Center
Meredith Family Stage in Dell Hall
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704

Pflugerville Music in the Park Series Featuring Inside Out Steelband | June 27

Pflugerville Music in the Park

Sway to the sounds of calypso and Caribbean tunes with the Inside Out Steelband at Pfluger Park on Friday, June 27, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Inside Out Steelband is dedicated to the advocacy and advancement of steel drums in the community. Because of Inside Out and its associated programs, Austin has become established as a center of contemporary steel band activity. Pack lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Food also available for purchase. #Austin #ATX #Free

Pfluger Park
515 City Park Road
Pflugerville, TX 78660

KUTX MapJam’s “Summer Jam 2014” featuring Afro-Latin, Cajun and Psych-Dub | June 21

KUTX Summer Jam 2014

KUTX MapJam’s “Summer Jam 2014” takes place Saturday, June 21, from 3-6 pm at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. Summer Jam is a scaled-down version of MapJam with all performances taking place in one location. MapJam emphasizes the unique spaces where music is made in Austin. Lineup includes three very different genres of music: Afro-Latin, Cajun and psych-dub. All-ages event. #Austin #ATX #AustinMusicMap

3-3:45 p.m.: Gumbo Ce Soir (Cajun)
4-4:45 p.m.: Cilantro Boombox (Afro-Latin), with special guest Gina Chavez
5-5:45 p.m.: Holiday Mountain (psych-dub)

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co
1305 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704

Annual Festa Junina with Seu Jacinto @ Esquina Tango Austin | June 21

Esquina Tango June Festival 2014

Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin presents Festa Junina with Seu Jacinto, Saturday, June 21. Seu Jacinto is a music group that specializes in traditional regional music forms of Northeastern Brazil. Doors open at 9 p.m. Mini Forró class at 9:30 p.m. Seu Jacinto plays from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. Admission $8 | Provide Your Own Beverage | #Austin #ATX #Brazil

Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin
209 Pedernales Street
Austin, TX 78702

Pachanga Latino Music Festival @ Fiesta Gardens | May 10

Pachanga Festival 2014

The Pachanga Latino Music Festival, a Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival, takes place Saturday, May 10, at Fiesta Gardens. The lineup includes rock, alternative, tejano, mariachi, cumbia, salsa, electronic, funk, hip-hop and indie rock. The Niños Rock Pachanga Festival, a specially curated lineup of music performances and interactive activities for kids, returns to the 7th annual festival. Admission is free of charge for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult ticketholder. #Austin #ATX

Fiesta Gardens
2101 Jesse E Segovia St
Austin, TX 78702

Austin Ballroom Festival | May 10

Austin Ballroo Festival 2014

Dance International hosts the 15th Annual Austin Ballroom Festival, Saturday, May 10, at the Palmer Events Center. Performers include World Salsa Champion Liz Lira and renowned tangueros Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo of Argentina. The festival includes open social dancing with music by the locally famous Nash Hernandez Orchestra and DJ Ed Z. Esquina Tango hosts a milonga (tango dance party) Sunday evening. Workshops will be held at the Hills Health Club on Bee Caves Road on Sunday, May 11. #Austin #ATX

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