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
 

Austin Reggae Festival | April 18-20

Austin Reggae Festival 2014

Enjoy reggae and dub talent at the Austin Reggae Festival, April 18-20. This year’s festival takes place at Butler Park due to construction at Auditorium Shores. Headliners include Easy Star All-Stars, Inner Circle, Rootz Underground and Everton Blender. A portion of proceeds benefit the Capital Area Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief charity in Central Texas. No tents, canopies or overnight camping at this year’s event. Check Butler Park Rules before heading out. #Austin #ATX

Butler Park
1000 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

Fusebox Festival | Contemporary Art and Performance Festival | April 16-27

Fusebox Festival 2014

Fusebox Festival presents 12 days of adventurous performance, film, food, music and visual art from around the world. In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, the 2014 festival will be #FREE to attend. You must register for a Fusebox Festival membership to make reservations in advance or walk-up to shows. Register online or by phone (512) 800-3066 | April 16-27 | #Austin #ATX #FuseboxFestival

 

Fiesta® San Antonio | April 10-27

Photo Credit: Fiesta® San Antonio Commission/ ©Photos by Jonathan Alonzo Photography

Photo Credit: Fiesta® San Antonio Commission/
©Photos by Jonathan Alonzo Photography

Fiesta® San Antonio is one of the biggest festivals in the United States and takes place each April to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. Today more than 100 events showcase San Antonio’s rich multicultural heritage. With parades, festivals, exhibits, athletic activities, music and delicious foods and beverages, there is something for every taste and every age. Visit the Alamo City for the 123rd annual Fiesta© San Antonio, April 10-27. #SanAntonio #FiestaSA

 

Austin Jewish Film Festival | March 29 – April 4

Austin Jewish Film Festival

The Austin Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) provides Central Texans with the best current Jewish films from around the world. Since 2001, the AJFF has screened feature-length, documentary, animated and short films, offering Austin audiences a view into the vitality and variety of the Jewish experience. AJFF takes place March 29 through April 4, at Regal Arbor Cinema at Great Hills in Austin and City Lights Theatres in Georgetown. #Austin #ATX

ATASH | EVERYTHING IS MUSIC @ Stateside at The Paramount | March 21 and 22

ATASH Everything is Music

PHOTO CREDIT: ATASH

Seven-time Austin Music Award winners ATASH take their live experience to Stateside at The Paramount with the theatrical performance of Everything is Music, to coincide with the release of their latest studio album of the same name. This performance offers a multimedia presentation of the many traditions of dance and music featuring distinguished artists, including world jazz guitarist Fareed Haque and Uzbek percussion master Abbos Kosimov. All Ages. March 21 and 22 | Doors 7 p.m.; Show 8 p.m. #Austin #ATX

Stateside at The Paramount
719 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 7870
(512) 474-1221
 

SXSW 2014 | Listen Global Act Local @ Kenny Dorham’s Backyard | March 14

SXSW 2014 Listen Global Act Local
The Listen Global Act Local showcase is a celebration of all things art, culture and activism. The showcase aims to provide a grassroots, all day music experience that brings together international and local artists, musicians, community organizers, cultural curators and creatives to connect and build in a backyard Texas setting complete with some legendary BBQ and a vegan food truck. All Ages. No wristbands/badges required. March 14 | 2 p.m.to 12 a.m. | #Austin #ATX #SXSW

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

 

SXSW 2014 | Guero’s International Showcase | March 14

 

 SXSW 2014 Guero's International Showcase

Guero’s International Showcase curated by Dave Dart of Dart Music International features bands from Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, Norway, South Africa, South Korea and Texas.  Friday, March 14 | 2-8 p.m. | #FREE #Austin #ATX #SXSW

Guero’s Taco Bar
1412 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
 

 

SXSW 2014 | World Beat Online (WOBEON) Top Picks

SXSW 2014 WOBEON Top Picks

Image Credit: WOBEON

World Beat Online (WOBEON) Top Picks for world beat artists and showcases during SXSW 2014 include links to artist and show profiles, sample tracks and videos. (Check official SXSW listings as timings may change without notice.) Don’t miss WOBEON’s Unofficial Showcase at Flipnotics Café on Saturday, March 15, from 4-7 p.m. featuring world jazz group “A is Red” and New York-based Latin dynamo Karikatura, plus one more act to be announced. #Austin #ATX #SXSW