Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Planet Music series celebrates Texas Independence Day with an afternoon of Texas history and dance featuring music by the Marshall Ford Swing Band on Sunday, March 2, 2014, from 1-4 p.m. at the historical home of Alamo survivor Susanna Dickinson. Activities include free tours of the museum, outdoor dancing underneath the trees, and historical demonstrations, including the firing of a musket. #Austin #ATX #FreeJoseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum 411 E. 5th Street Austin, TX 78701
The Menuhin Competition, the world’s leading competition for young violinists, takes place for the first time in the United States at the Butler School of Music on The University of Texas at #Austin campus, Feb. 21 to March 2. Two of the competitors currently reside in Texas: 12-year-old Claire Wells of Plano and Hao Miao, a University of North Texas undergraduate. Event includes concerts, master classes, and community activities with world-class musicians. Performances are open to the public and include #free and ticketed events.
Old Settler’s Music Festival, a celebration of Americana and roots music, features Grammy winning Americana musicians, acoustic jazz and blues, bluegrass, old-time local favorites, and award-winning artists from around the world. Music continues nonstop, April 18-21, 2013, with concerts, workshops, and impromptu jam sessions all day and throughout the night. Camping, kids’ activities and entertainers, a youth talent competition, food and more!Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch Driftwood, Texas
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.
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.
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