Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: February 3-9, 2019
Sunday, February 3 – La Chandeleur Potluck
Tuesday, February 5 – Literature Live! Presents Tiger Woman
From the book by Laurence Yep comes a Bunraku-style puppet show based on a traditional Chinese story. This is the tale of a greedy old woman who will not share her food with a beggar. When the old man turns out to be a wizard, he teaches her a lesson in generosity. Literature Live! is proud to present Tiger Woman at a library branch near you. Visit the calendar for multiple show times and dates.
Thursday, February 7 – Starry Nights at Girlstart Featuring Ancient Chinese Legend Star Shows
Girlstart’s STEM Studio and Mini-Planetarium is a unique space for families to explore astronomy! Starry Nights are held the 1st Thursday of every month (except January, June, July and August), with each month featuring a new astronomy experience and related hands-on activities. All ages are welcome to stop by any time between 5:30pm and 7:00pm. Visit the calendar for more information.
Saturday, February 9 – Breaking Barriers Latinx Youth Conference (For ages 13-19)
Breaking Barriers Latinx Youth Conference is a day of art, music, and community dedicated to Latinx youth, presented by the teens of the ESB-MACC Caminos Teen Leadership program. On February 9th, teens will collaborate with emerging artists and cultural activists to facilitate exploration and self-expression around the theme of “breaking barriers”. For more information, visit the calendar.
Saturday, February 9 – Introduction to Portuguese and Afro-Brazilian Culture
Learn Brazilian Portuguese through the lens of Afro-Brazilian culture. This course will provide you with both the basic linguistic and cultural understanding necessary for a trip to Brazil and beyond! Additionally, you will learn about the experiences, culture, and traditions of the African diaspora in Brazil through language acquisition. This course is free and open to high school aged students and up. Registration is FREE. Please visit austintexas.gov/parksonline to register. Drop-ins are welcome.
Saturday, February 9 –
Celebrate Chinese New Year with modern and traditional Chinese music, dance, Peking Opera, gongfu, qipao fashion show, and more. Performances and lottery drawings begin at 7pm. Chinese food samples and free photo booth open at 5:30pm. Organized by Austin Moonflower Performing Arts Group and presented in collaboration with the City of Austin’s Asian American Resource Center. For tickets, updates, and more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Ongoing Events for February
Choose from many options for bilingual storytimes and cultural clubs ongoing at many libraries in and around the greater Austin area. You can find more information on the multicultural event calendar.