SXSW 2015: Amigos Internacionales Showcase | March 20

SXSW 2015 Amigos Internacionales Showcase @ Gueros

Amigos Internacionales Showcase curated by Casual Strangers and Dave Dart, Friday, March 20, from 12-9 pm at Guero’s Taco Bar. Lineup includes Obscured by Echoes, Migrant Kids, More Than Conquerors, Tunacola, The Boxing Lesson, Bloods, Wildcat Apollo, Kalu James, Deep Cuts, mothercoat, Jabu Mbara, and Civil Engineers. #Free, all ages show. #SXSW2015 #SXSW #Austin #ATX. RSVP:

Guero’s Taco Bar

1412 S Congress

Austin, TX 78704


SXSW 2015: Mexican American Experience | March 18-19

SXSW 2015 Mexican American Experience

Crossroads Events presents the Mexican American Experience 2015 at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center on March 18. Grounds open at 5 pm. Music begins at 6 pm. Enjoy a sample of Texas music by award-winning established musicians and emerging musical talent. Sunny Ozuna and the Sunliners, the first Tejano music group to appear on “American Bandstand,” headline Wednesday night. Thursday’s lineup includes Tejano music star Chente Barrera. #SXSW2015 #Free #Austin #ATX

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

600 River Street

Austin, TX 78701

African American Community Heritage Festival | Feb 28

African American Community Heritage Festival 2015

The 16th Annual African American Community Heritage Festival takes place Saturday, February 28, 2015, from 1-5 pm at Huston-Tillotson University. This family friendly event includes a live entertainment mix featuring Grammy Award winning and multiplatinum artist Howard Hewett, Indie artist Chris Hayzel and dance performances, a Kid’s Zone, health fair, and giveaway prizes. Fundraiser benefits the Huston-Tillotson University Scholarship Fund. #Austin #ATX

Huston-Tillotson University Campus

900 East Chicon Street

Austin, TX 78702


Texas Premiere of THE DAUGHTER OF DAWN (1920) Screening & Panel | Jan 25


Texas Archive of the Moving Image and Austin Film Society host the Texas premiere of THE DAUGHTER OF DAWN (1920) on January 25, at The Marchesa Theatre. Considered lost for decades, this recently restored Texas-produced film stars an all-Native American cast of Kiowas and Comanches, including the son and daughter of legendary Comanche war Chief Quanah Parker. Immediately following the film, a panel featuring film scholars will discuss cinema and its representation of Native Americans, as well as archival and historical implications for celebrity and public memory. In 2013, THE DAUGHTER OF DAWN was named to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry due to its historical and cultural significance, but the film has never been screened in its “home state”… until now. #Austin #ATX

Austin Film Society at The Marchesa

6226 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin, Texas 78752

Sacred Springs Powwow | San Marcos, Texas | Oct 11

Sacred Springs Powwow 2014

A 32-foot tipi, archeological displays, White Shaman Panel lectures, screening of the award-winning film “Yakona,” and amazing dancers will be highlighted at the 2014 Sacred Springs Powwow that celebrates Native American culture. The powwow is set for Saturday, October 11, from 10 am until 6 pm at The Meadows Center (formerly known as Aquarena Center) in San Marcos, Texas. #SanMarcosTX

The Meadows Center
(f.k.a. Aquarena Center)
201 San Marcos Springs Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

East End Fourth Fridays! | Sept 26

East End 4th Fridays Sept 2014

DiverseArts Culture Works and East End IBIZ District present East End Fourth Fridays!, a family-friendly celebration of music, art and community, Friday, Sept 26, at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard. This year promises to bring new levels of community growth and fun as several local businesses offer specials, happy hours and entertainment throughout the day. Lineup includes Ortega Elementary Superstar Choir, EastSide Blues Syndicate and The Blues Posse. Adults $5 | Kids 12 and Under Free | #Austin #ATX #EE4F

Kenny Dorham’s Backyard                                                                                 
1106 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78702

American Indian Heritage Day | Sept 26

Image Credit: Bullock Texas State History Museum

Image Credit: Bullock Texas State History Museum

The Bullock Texas State History Museum and Great Promise for American Indians host American Indian Heritage Day, a day celebrating the historic, cultural, and social contributions American Indian communities and leaders have made to Texas. The day features a range of activities with dancing and drumming performances and interactive experiences, and an evening program that celebrates the traditional and contemporary arts of Texas’ American Indian groups. #Austin #ATX #Free

Bullock Texas State History Museum

1800 N. Congress Avenue

Austin, TX 78701