Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: February 11-17, 2018

Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: February 11-17, 2018 Austin Ukestra On Sunday, February 11, the Austin Ukestra will be giving a performance at the Recycled Reads bookstore. More details are here.   Día de San Valentín On Wednesday, February 14, Mi Casa es Tu Casa and Aileen Passariello McAlier of MamaLingua will be hosting a hands-on bilingual […]

Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: February 18-24, 2018

Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: February 18-24, 2018 Vietnamese New Year – Tet Festival On Sunday, February 18, the Tet Festival Austin will be taking place at the Kipp Austin North campus. The event will include dragon dance, Red Envelopes, live performances, and activities for kids. More information can be found on the calendar.   Native American […]

Chinese New Year Highlights: February 2018

Chinese New Year Highlights: February 2018 Starry Nights at Girlstart Make a Chinese new year lantern or engineer a Chinese multi-tiered pagoda tower during Girlstart’s Starry Night event on Thursday, February 1. More details can be found here. Lunar New Year Little Seedlings Storytime On Friday, February 16, the Asian American Resource Center will be […]

Black History Month Highlights: February 2018

Black History Month Highlights: February 2018 Community Sing-a-Long The George Washington Carver is hosting a community sing-a-long event on Thursday, February 1. More details can be found here. Black Composers Concert On Sunday, February 11, the George Washington Carver museum is hosting a black composers concert, featuring the works of black female composers. More details […]

Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: January 22-27, 2018

Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: January 22-27, 2018 La Aventuras de Enoughie | The Adventures of Enoughie From January 19 to February 25, Teatro Vivo and the ZACH Theatre have partnered to create a performance based upon the character Enoughie, who is quite a bit different from everyone else. Recommended for ages 5 and up, La […]

Language, Culture and Artistic Expression: Excerpts from the 2016 Bilingual STEAM Event

We were very fortunate to have two very talented multilingual performing artists perform at the 2016 Bilingual STEAM event, Julie Slim and Roberto German. Both gave their unique perspectives on the importance of being multilingual and multicultural.  They shared how being multilingual and multicultural shaped them as a person and their art.  For a glimpse of […]

Julie Slim, an Artist who’s Multilingual Voice Connects and Inspires

You may find yourself dancing to her heartfelt romantic jazz in French or in English or enjoying her sultry and melodic music of the Middle East in Arabic.  Whichever the language sung, the smooth and luring voice of Julie Slim evokes feelings and sensations which seem to spontaneously connect us with others and with ourselves.  As it […]

What does Bilingualism have to do with STEAM?

Next month, November 12 from 12 pm – 4pm, Think Bilingual Austin, in partnership with AISD, will be hosting Austin’s first Bilingual “STEAM” event. “STEAM” as a common acronym that refers to disciplines related to science, technology, engineering, the arts and math.  However, the word “STEAM” also refers to power and energy (like in steam engine). […]

Juneteenth, Summer Solstice and More! Multicultural Events Not To Miss

Celebrate Juneteenth with the following festivals and events: Juneteenth Celebration at the Pflugerville Library. A short dance performance by the Copperfield Youth Group followed a performance by local blues musician Jackie Venson. Today, June 14, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Juneteenth Event at the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center featuring live music, crafts and activities for […]