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

Pureza Flamenco Guitar Debut Concert, “Purification by Flamenco” @ Esquina Tango | Saturday, May 4

Pureza Flamenco Guitar Debut Concert May 4 2013

Pureza Flamenco Guitar, Texas’ newest and most exciting guitar ensemble, brings a fresh and passionate approach to flamenco. Pureza Flamenco Guitar’s debut show, “Purification by Flamenco” features flamenco guitar accompanied by song and dance. Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 8:30 p.m. (Doors at 8 p.m.) | Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin | $10 Cash at the Door

Isaí Chacón (Guitar and Vocals) … Pepe Gaytán (Percussion) Luis Manuel Ramos (Guitar) … Jose Manuel Tejeda (Guitar) … Olivia Chacón (Guest Dancer)


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

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival | April 16-21

Cine Las Americas Film Festival 2013

The 16th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival runs April 16-21, 2013, and showcases contemporary films from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula. Films made by or about Latinos in the United States or the rest of the world, and films by or about indigenous groups of the Americas are also invited to participate. The festival program offers the latest features, narratives, documentaries, short films, animation, youth films and more. All films are subtitled in English. Festival venues include the Stateside at the Paramount, Alamo Drafthouse Village, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center and St. Edward’s University.


EL FLAMENCAZO 2012 — November 9-11

Not enough flamenco in Austin, you say? Well get ready for EL FLAMENCAZO 2012. Tonight, Illeana Gomez and Chayito Champion perform at Copa Bar & Grill, 217 Congress Avenue.They will be accompanied by Austin’s most exciting flamenco troupe, Flamencura.  Illeana Gomez is one of America’s most in-demand, up-and-coming young flamenco dancers. Don’t miss her unique brand of flamenco fire Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, from 8-12 p.m.  Admission $12 at the door.

This special event kicks off a weekend series of Special Flamenco Music Workshops at Flamencura Music & Dance Studio, including a FREE Adult Beginner Flamenco Dance Workshop on Saturday Nov. 10, at 12 Noon.  Additional workshops include Guitar Workshops with Jose Manuel Tejeda from Havana, Cuba;  Percussion Workshops with Flamencura’s Pepe Gaytan; and Cante (singing) Workshops with Isaí Chacón. All activities are held at Flamencura Music & Dance Studio, 7113 Burnet Road, Ste. 111 unless otherwise noted. Schedule and prices available at

Copa Bar & Grill
217 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Flamencura Music & Dance Studio
7113 Burnet Road, Ste. 111
Austin, TX 78757

“The Red Shoes: A Flamenco Fairytale” @ The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Oct 26-27

A’lante Flamenco Austin proudly presents “The Red Shoes: A Flamenco Fairytale,” an innovative new flamenco interpretation of the deliciously dark fable by Hans Christian Andersen. The production explores the attractions and dangers of giving in to temptation. Once the world of control and reason is left behind to embrace ecstasy, chaos takes over. The evening of new dance will feature choreography by A’lante artistic director Olivia Chacón and a mixture of original compositions and traditional flamenco interpreted and led by music director Isaí Chacón.  Tickets $22.  Friday and Saturday, Oct 26-27, 2012.

Rollins Studio Theatre
The Long Center for the Performing Arts
701 West Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704


A’lante Flamenco Dance Ensemble @ Central Market Westgate

Image Credit: A’lante Flamenco Dance Ensemble

A’lante Flamenco Dance Ensemble, Austin’s most exciting new flamenco troupe, tears up the dance floor with their own brand of flamenco at Central Market Westgate  on Friday, July 6, 2012, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Central Market Westgate
4477 South Lamar
Austin, TX 78745


15th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

Each year, the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival brings together Latino and indigenous filmmakers, actors, and screenwriters from all over the world, including Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Cuba, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Peru, Canada, the United States, and more.  The 15th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival runs April 24-29, 2012.  Films are subtitled in English and include features, documentaries, and short films.   Festival passes and general admission tickets are available.  All screenings presented at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center and at St. Edward’s University are free and open to the public.

Festival Venues

2012 Pan Americana Festival (Official SXSW Showcase)

The 2012 Pan Americana Festival hosts Latino talent from Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, and the United States, March 16-17, 2012, at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center.  The Pan Americana Festival offers a multicultural experience for the whole family, including music, dance, theatre and film, as well as visual, culinary, and literary arts.  FREE shows.  Doors open at 4 p.m.

FREE PARKING and SHUTTLES: Park East of Interstate 35 and hop on the FREE shuttles from Sanchez Elementary (73 San Marcos St.) and Martin Middle School (1601 Haskell St.)

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



Fiesta Noche del Rio – San Antonio


Fiesta Noche del Rio, an outdoor musical extravaganza featuring songs and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Texas takes place every Friday and Saturday through August 13, 2011. Presented annually since 1958 by the Alamo Kiwanis Club with proceeds going to children’s charities in the San Antonio community. Show time 8:30 p.m. Gates open at 7:00 p.m. Admission.

Arneson River Theatre
418 Villita Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 226-4651