Austin Jewish Film Festival | March 29 – April 4

Austin Jewish Film Festival

The Austin Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) provides Central Texans with the best current Jewish films from around the world. Since 2001, the AJFF has screened feature-length, documentary, animated and short films, offering Austin audiences a view into the vitality and variety of the Jewish experience. AJFF takes place March 29 through April 4, at Regal Arbor Cinema at Great Hills in Austin and City Lights Theatres in Georgetown. #Austin #ATX

Austin Nowruz Festival | Persian New Year Celebration | March 22

Central Market Persian New Year 2014

Celebrate the 7th Annual Austin Nowruz Festival at Central Market North on Saturday, March 22, from 5-9 p.m. Nowruz (meaning “New Day”) marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year on the Iranian calendar. Lineup includes: Ravaan Persian Dance Company, Behandish Persian Children’s Choir, UT Middle Eastern Ensemble “Bereket,” 1001 Nights Orchestra and Oljalá. Foods from Iran, Armenia, Turkey and Uzbekistan will be available for purchase. #Free and open to the public. #Austin #ATX

Central Market North Lamar
4001 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756

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


Mediterranean New Year’s Eve Party 2014

Mediterranean New Year's 2014

Mediterranean New Year’s Eve Party at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Dance the night away with DJ Kamel spinning tunes, a live Samba show, Hookah bar, cash bar, belly dancers, champagne toast at midnight and more. Dinner and VIP packages available. Price $65+ #Austin #ATX #NYE2014

Omni Austin Hotel at SouthPark
4140 Governor’s Row
Austin, TX 78744


St. Elias Mediterranean Festival | Oct 18-19

Mediterranean Fest 2013

Celebrate Mediterranean culture at the 81st Annual St. Elias Mediterranean Festival, October 18-19, 2013, with live music from Laand Greek Ensemble and DJ Ahmed; homemade foods from Lebanon, Palestine, Greece, Eritrea and Romania; a diverse Orthodox Bazaar; dance demonstrations; children’s games; and wine and cocktails.  The festival has been named one of Central Texas’ Top 10 Food Festivals by The Austin Chronicle.  Tickets are available at the gate, online and at all Twin Liquors locations for a $5 donation. Free Admission Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. #Austin #ATX #MedFest13

St. Elias Orthodox Church
408 East 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Around the World with ACC Film Fest | Rio Grande Campus | Sept 30 – Oct 4

ACC International Film Fest

Learn about a different country each night this week at Around the World with ACC Film Fest. Find out about Austin Community College’s study abroad scholarships and programs in Japan, Costa Rica, Spain, Argentina and Jordan while enjoying films and free international snacks. 5 Nights | 5 Films | 7-9:30 p.m. | #Free and Open to the Public | Sept 30 – Oct 4 | #Austin #ATX #ACC #AustinCommunityCollege

Monday | Sept 30 | JAPAN | “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”

Tuesday | Oct 1 | COSTA RICA | “El Sanatorio”

Wednesday | Oct 2 | SPAIN | “Belle Epoque” (The Age of Beauty)

Thursday | Oct 3 | ARGENTINA | “La Luna de Avellaneda”

Friday | Oct 4 | JORDAN | “Paradise Now”

Austin Community College
Rio Grande Campus, Room 301
1212 Rio Grande Street
Austin, TX 78701

International Music Festival Celebrates Diverse Cultures of Austin | Sept 7-8

Texas Music Museum 3rd Annual International Festival Sept 2013 Schedule

The Texas Music Museum presents the Third Annual International Music Festival celebrating the diverse cultures of Austin with FREE live entertainment and music from around the world. September 7-8, 2013 | Noon to 7 p.m. | George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center | #Free #Austin #ATX #ATXMusic

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

Round Rock Summer Cultural Fest | Sat., Aug 3

Summer Cultural Festival

Round Rock Ballet Folklorico hosts its 5th Annual Summer Cultural Fest in downtown Round Rock at Prete Main Street Plaza, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, from 7-10 p.m. Guest performers include Monsoon Dance, The Love of China School of Dance, Hawaiian Kona Isle, Mayura Blue (fusion bellydance), Kyong Cha and FuzeMove Fitness. Pack lawn chairs and blankets for this #Free family event. #RoundRock #ATX #Austin #WorldCultures

Prete Main Street Plaza
221 East Main Street
Round Rock, TX 78664

Austin Belly Dance Convention | May 31 – June 2

Austin Belly Dance Convention 2013

The Austin Belly Dance Convention is an annual event held the first weekend of June. Each year features a star instructor along with other great local and national talent. This year’s event takes place May 31 – June 2, 2013, at the Holiday Inn-Midtown and includes workshops, performances, shopping, lectures and more. For registration and details, visit

Holiday Inn – Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752


Bollywood Meets Borscht Belt | Dinner, Music and Dance | Sunday, May 19

Bollywood Meets Borscht


The Jewish Community Relations Council and the Austin Hindu Community host Bollywood Meets Borscht Belt on Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. in the Community Hall of the Dell Jewish Community Center. This event is a joint fund raiser and cultural exchange party to provide school supplies for disadvantaged kids in the Manor and AISD School Districts. This family friendly event will provide a vegetarian Indian main course dinner with Jewish desserts, and activities for children and adults including music and dance performances as well as participation. Admission: Adults $18 | Kids Under Age 13–$6). Festive Indian attire encouraged.

Dell Jewish Community Campus
JCC Community Hall
7300 Hart Lane
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 994-4638