WOBEONFEST Austin World Music and Peace Festival | Sept 20

WobeonFest 2014

Celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace at WOBEONFEST Austin World Music and Peace Festival on Saturday, September 20, from 1 pm to 11 pm at the Asian American Resource Center. The concert features a vibrant roster of local and international musicians with the goal of uniting the diverse cultures and peoples of Austin. #Austin #ATX #WOBEONFEST14

Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road
Austin, TX 78754

Rhythm on Stage @ the Long Center | July 1-22

Image Credit: Long Center

Image Credit: Long Center

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
The Long Center
Meredith Family Stage in Dell Hall
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704

Jazz OUTside @ Kenny Dorham’s Backyard | June 26

Jazz Outside June 2014

DiverseArts presents Jazz OUTside at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard on Thursday, June 26, from 7-10 p.m. Lineup includes Dave Laczko, Altas Maior, Brazilian Space Program and Jam Outside. Great food nearby and BYOB (cans and plastic only). Pack lawn chairs and blankets. Suggested Donation: $5; Kids Free #Austin #ATX

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

KUTX MapJam’s “Summer Jam 2014” featuring Afro-Latin, Cajun and Psych-Dub | June 21

KUTX Summer Jam 2014

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

3-3:45 p.m.: Gumbo Ce Soir (Cajun)
4-4:45 p.m.: Cilantro Boombox (Afro-Latin), with special guest Gina Chavez
5-5:45 p.m.: Holiday Mountain (psych-dub)

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co
1305 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704

World Refugee Day @ the Bullock Texas State History Museum | June 14

World Refugee Day 2014

Celebrate World Refugee Day at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day begins with a naturalization ceremony for new American citizens at noon and continues with a wide variety of activities for the whole family–arts and crafts, face painting, a photo booth, entertainment (SeVana Marimba and X8 Drumming), food and international music. #FREE and open to the public. #Austin #ATX

Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

Texas Folklife Festival | San Antonio | June 7-8

Texas Folklife Festival 2014

Texas Folklife Festival, the biggest cultural celebration in Texas, showcases the Lone Star State’s diversity and rich heritage through a wide variety of delicious cuisines, music, traditional dances, and arts and crafts. More than 40 unique cultural groups are represented at this annual festival. The 43rd Annual Texas Folklife Festival takes place June 7-8, 2014, at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio.

Institute of Texan Cultures
UTSA HemisFair Park Campus
801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Gelato World Tour | May 9-11

Gelato World Tour 2014 No. 2

The Gelato World Tour stops in Austin May 9-11 after visiting Rome, Valencia, Melbourne and Dubai. The tour visits eight cities on five continents and hosts thousands of people before crowning the World’s Best Gelato champion. Sixteen North American gelato artisans compete for best flavor, including Austin’s Matthew Lee of Tèo Espresso and Gelato. Top three winners move on to represent the U.S. in the Grand Finale of the Gelato World Tour, in Rimini, Italy, later this year. The Gelato World Tour Village features instruction on the art of making gelato and educational workshops about the history of gelato. #Austin #ATX #Free

Republic Square Park
422 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78701

Austin Earth Day Festival | April 26

Austin Earth Day FestivalCelebrate Austin’s diversity and world cultures at the Austin Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 26, from Noon to 6 p.m. at The Historic Browning Hangar at Mueller. Performers include Flamencura Flamenco, Interactive Drumming w/X8, Bollywood Fusion, Carbon Footprint with Daniel Llanes, Riders Against the Storm and more.  #FREE #Austin #ATX

The Historic Browning Hangar at Mueller
4550 Mueller Central Drive
Austin, TX 78723

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival | April 22-27

Cine Las Americas Film Festival 2014

The 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival brings together Latino and indigenous filmmakers, actors, and screenwriters from all across the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula in Austin, Texas, April 22-27, 2014. This year’s festival honors and life and work of Efraín Gutiérrez, a pioneer of Mexican American cinema in Texas. All films are subtitled in English and are not rated. Festival passes and individual tickets are available. All screenings presented at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center and St. Edward’s University are #free and open to the public. #Austin #ATX #CLAIFF17


Bengali New Year Festival | April 19

Bengali New Year Festival 2014

The Bangladesh Association of Greater Austin presents the Bengali New Year Festival, Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Fiesta Gardens. The festival showcases the historically rich, colorful culture of Bangladesh featuring traditional foods, dress, indigenous arts and crafts, and live musical and dance performances of Bangladesi and international cultures. #Free Admission and Parking #Austin #ATX

Fiesta Gardens
2100 Jesse E. Segovia Street
Austin, TX 78702