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 #ATXMoose Lodge #1735 2103 E. M. Franklin Avenue Austin, TX 78723
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
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
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 #FreePfluger Park 515 City Park Road Pflugerville, TX 78660
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
1305 W Oltorf St Austin, TX 78704
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 #BrazilEsquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin 209 Pedernales Street Austin, TX 78702
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 #ATXFiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E Segovia St Austin, TX 78702
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
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.