Dance International hosts the 14th Annual Austin Ballroom Festival, Saturday, May, 11, 2013, at the Ben Hur Shrine. Featured dancers include U.S. and World Salsa Champion Cristian Oviedo and partner Maria Zhukovskaya; Ryan and Tessa, professional Latin dancers from Dallas; and Gustavo Simplis and Veronica Quitalo from Esquina Tango in Austin. Afternoon dance workshops include the Waltz, Argentine Tango, International Rumba and Salsa. Vintage 15 plays music for dancing and enjoyment from 7-8 p.m. and a second set again after the performances (youth, adult and professional demonstrations). Evening attire is semi-formal.
Afternoon Dance Workshops:
12 p.m. | Stewart Yaros, Director of Dance International in Ballroom | Waltz
1 p.m. | Gustavo Simplis | Argentine Tango
2 p.m. | Ryan and Tessa | International Rumba
3 p.m. | Cristian Oviedo | Salsa
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Ben Hur Shrine
7811 Rockwood Lane
Austin, TX 78757
Enjoy world music, reggae and dub talent at the Austin Reggae Festival, April 19-21, 2013. Headliners include The Wailers, Lance Herbstrong and The Aggrolites. More than 50 vendors provide a variety of local, regional and international foods, plus unique arts and crafts. A portion of ticket sales benefits the Capital Area Food Bank.
950 West Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704
Image Credit: Fiesta San Antonio
Fiesta® San Antonio began as a way to honor the memory of the heroes of the Battle of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. That commemoration still takes place, but over the past century and more, Fiesta® has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures. 100+ events take place during the 11-day celebration, April 18-28, 2013.
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
Fusebox Festival, an annual contemporary art and performance festival in Austin, presents theater, film, dance, new media, music, visual art, music and culinary creations from around the world. 50+ events in 20 different sites around Austin | April 17-28, 2013.
“The Fusebox Festival is the epitome of cool…a breathtaking roster of international artists.”
– Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Austin American Statesman
“Fusebox is a multitrack performance festival worthy of being ranked with the best in the world.” –Wayne Allen Brenner, Austin Chronicle
“America’s most electric and engaged destination festivals happen in New York City (Under the Radar), Portland (TBA), and Austin (Fusebox).” – Brendan Kiley, The Stranger (Seattle)
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.
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Vivid Sound Entertainment presents Euphoria Music Festival, a global gathering of electronic dance music artists and fans, April 12-13, 2013, at the Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, Texas.
11860 FM 306
New Braunfels, TX 78132
The inaugural WobeonFEST: Austin World Music Festival takes place this weekend, April 6-7, 2013, at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC). International and local artists spanning several world music genres will perform. The festival will be headlined by Afropop star Angelique Kidjo (from Benin) on April 6, and by Reggae star Collie Buddz (from Bermuda) on April 7. Other acts include award-winning Reggae band Dubtonic Kru (from Jamaica), Afro-Colombian band M.A.K.U. Sound System (from NYC) and Middle-Eastern Fusion band Atash (from Austin).
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street
Austin, TX 78701
- Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, 2013
- Gates open at 11 a.m.; first performance at noon; last performance ends 10 p.m.
- Outdoor festival on majestic, grassy North Lawn of the MACC
- International food and beverage selections
- VIP lounge offering catered food, drink, freebies and exclusive stage access and facilities
- Global Bazaar featuring merchandise, art and culture
- TICKETS: http://wobeonfest.com/tickets
Carnival ah! 2013: How Did You Get Here? explores and celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Central Texas through academic and artistic offerings of an eclectic range of live music, dance, drama and performance art, as well as a student art sale, literary readings, philosophy and humanities discussions, open mic sessions, film screenings, and international food and entertainment. 50+ events / 100+ performers. Free and open to the public. Wed. | Thurs., April 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Austin Community College, Rio Grande Campus.
Austin Community College | Rio Grande Campus
1212 Rio Grande Street
Austin, TX 78701
An interactive guide to Austin360 critics’ picks for the best foreign acts at SXSW this year.
Austin360 Interactive Guide to Best Foreign Acts at SXSW 2013